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Podcast 292: Create a Hidden Delight, a Hack to Encourage Exercising, and Accepting Something as a Gift vs. Paying for It.
Podcast 292

Podcast 292: Create a Hidden Delight, a Hack to Encourage Exercising, and Accepting Something as a Gift vs. Paying for It.

We talk about why you might want to create a hidden delight, a listener suggests a hack for using clothes as a way to stick to an exercise habit, and we discuss a challenging question related to gift-giving and gift-receiving.
A Little Happier: A Lesson Learned from the End of Life—Make Time for the People Who Matter Most
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Lesson Learned from the End of Life—Make Time for the People Who Matter Most

Eugene O’Kelly’s account of his experience of the end of his life is a reminder that our time and energy are limited, and we need to make sure to give them to the people who matter most to us.
Podcast 282: Do Good to Feel Good, Author Bruce Feiler Suggests Two Questions to Help Manage Transitions, and a Spotlight on Octavia Butler.
Podcast 282

Podcast 282: Do Good to Feel Good, Author Bruce Feiler Suggests Two Questions to Help Manage Transitions, and a Spotlight on Octavia Butler.

We discuss why one way to overcome COVID-19 listlessness is to do good for other people, explore some Know-Yourself-Better questions to help manage tough transitions with Bruce Feiler, and shine a spotlight on author Octavia Butler.
A Little Happier: Do You Know the Famous Story of the Fox and the Sour Grapes?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Do You Know the Famous Story of the Fox and the Sour Grapes?

One of Aesop’s most famous fables, and writer Virginia Woolf agree: it’s important to resist the temptation to deny the truth about what we really want.
Podcast 280: Very Special Episode—We Tackle Questions from Listeners about the Four Tendencies Personality Framework, and a Spotlight on Samantha Irby.
Podcast 280

Podcast 280: Very Special Episode—We Tackle Questions from Listeners about the Four Tendencies Personality Framework, and a Spotlight on Samantha Irby.

For this Very Special Episode, Elizabeth and I discuss listener questions related to my “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework of Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels—plus a spotlight on essayist Samantha Irby.
Podcast 279: Halfway Through 2020: Check In with Your #20for2020 list and #Walk20in20—and a Spotlight on Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy.”
Podcast 279

Podcast 279: Halfway Through 2020: Check In with Your #20for2020 list and #Walk20in20—and a Spotlight on Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy.”

The year 2020 is halfway over, so we check in with our “20 for 2020” lists and our #Walk20in20 projects, and we talk about Bryan Stevenson’s brilliant memoir “Just Mercy.” Plus a hack for social-distancing.
Podcast 277: Schedule an “Empower Hour,” a Know-Yourself-Better Question about Confiding Secrets, and a Spotlight on Writer Nnedi Okorafor.
Podcast 277

Podcast 277: Schedule an “Empower Hour,” a Know-Yourself-Better Question about Confiding Secrets, and a Spotlight on Writer Nnedi Okorafor.

Why you might schedule a weekly “empower hour,” how a dollar bill can come in handy, a spotlight on the writings of Nnedi Okorafor, and a revealing question about secrets.
A Little Happier: I Remind Myself: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: I Remind Myself: It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature

A proverb from computer programmers can help us remember that sometimes, our limitations and weaknesses can also serve as our strengths.
A Little Happier: Have You Ever Been So Impatient to Get to the End That You Couldn’t Start?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Have You Ever Been So Impatient to Get to the End That You Couldn’t Start?

Sometimes, we’re so eager for to reach the end that we can’t bear to start. It’s an irrational but real response.
Podcast 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself.
Podcast 275

Podcast 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself.

We discuss why you might want to choose a magic number, how an ironing board can help you work more comfortably from home, and explore a know-yourself-better question for pandemic times.
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