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Podcast 296: Establish Your Personal Policy, a Simple Reading Hack, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Hidden Delights, and a Demerit That’s Common These Days.
Podcast 296

Podcast 296: Establish Your Personal Policy, a Simple Reading Hack, a Deep Dive into Listeners’ Hidden Delights, and a Demerit That’s Common These Days.

We discuss why you might want to establish your personal policy, I share a reading hack, we take a deep dive into listeners’ hidden delights, and Elizabeth gives herself a demerit related to the pandemic.
Podcast 293: Anticipate Pandemic Regret, an Easy Household Hack, and a Deep Dive into Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables.
Podcast 293

Podcast 293: Anticipate Pandemic Regret, an Easy Household Hack, and a Deep Dive into Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables.

We talk about why now is a good time to anticipate the pandemic regret you might feel in the future; we discuss a simple, effective, household hack about opening doors; and we do a deep dive into listeners’ suggestions about encouraging kids to eat vegetables.
Podcast 289: Ask Yourself, “Do I Already Own This?” How to Feel Better in Just Five Minutes with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Our Next Book Club Choice.
Podcast 289

Podcast 289: Ask Yourself, “Do I Already Own This?” How to Feel Better in Just Five Minutes with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Our Next Book Club Choice.

We discuss why it’s helpful to ask, “Do I already own this?” We also talk to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about his new book, “Feel Better in 5,” and announce our next book club choice: Yaa Gyasi’s brilliant novel “Transcendent Kingdom.”
A Little Happier: How Eating a Second Ice-Cream Cone Can Be an Act of Obliger-Rebellion
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How Eating a Second Ice-Cream Cone Can Be an Act of Obliger-Rebellion

In Karl Ove Knausgaard’s essay “Summer,” he perfectly describes an example of Obliger-rebellion that’s turned toward the self: he eats a second ice-cream cone in front of the envious eyes of his children.
Bonus: Coping During COVID-19—How to Stay Happier and Calmer in Difficult Times
Bonus Episode

Bonus: Coping During COVID-19—How to Stay Happier and Calmer in Difficult Times

In this time of COVID-19, we’re all feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty. To stay calmer and happier, we discuss why you might keep some kind of journal during this period, and why you might create a three-tiered plan for projects – or, alternatively, write a “19 for COVID-19” list. We also explore two happiness stumbling blocks: uncertainty and exercise. Let’s keep our hands clean and our minds clear.
Podcast 252: Walk for 20 in ’20! Plus We Discuss “Power Hour” and Answering Frivolous Questions During Job Interviews.
Podcast 252

Podcast 252: Walk for 20 in ’20! Plus We Discuss “Power Hour” and Answering Frivolous Questions During Job Interviews.

Let’s all walk for 20 minutes in 2020! The challenge is on! Plus a reminder to use Power Hour, and Elizabeth gives a gold star to a “Fall Frolic.”
Podcast 244: Go Out in the Early Morning Sunlight, Brush Your Teeth After Dinner, and What to Do with Old Business Suits.
Podcast 244

Podcast 244: Go Out in the Early Morning Sunlight, Brush Your Teeth After Dinner, and What to Do with Old Business Suits.

Why it’s important to go outside into the sunlight, how brushing your teeth after dinner can help with night snacking, and a dentist demerit from Elizabeth.
Podcast 243: Treat Yourself Like a Dog, and How Obligers Can Resist Pressures to Indulge.
Podcast 243

Podcast 243: Treat Yourself Like a Dog, and How Obligers Can Resist Pressures to Indulge.

Why you should treat yourself like a dog, why telling someone, “Calm down” is usually a bad idea, and ideas for Obligers who are trying to resist expectations that they eat or drink.
Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.
Podcast 236

Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.

Why you should stay the course with your good habits, the challenge of taking daily medication, and a return to a favorite question, “What’s your signature color?”
Podcast 229: Spend 120 Minutes a Week in Nature, a Hiking Hack, and an Interview with Sheri Salata About “The Beautiful No”
Podcast 229

Podcast 229: Spend 120 Minutes a Week in Nature, a Hiking Hack, and an Interview with Sheri Salata About “The Beautiful No”

Spend 120 minutes in nature each week, a hack to make spending that time in nature more convenient, and an interview with former “Oprah” producer Sheri Salata about her memoir “The Beautiful No.”
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