Good Life Project

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Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubi...Show More

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Suzy Batiz: Bankruptcy to Poo-Pourri, a Mystical Journey.

1:04:13 | Feb 5th

At 38, Suzy Batiz ( was depressed and struggling through her second bankruptcy. A handful of years later, she'd built a $400-million company around bathroom odor, with zero-debt. But, the journey was anything but traditional. ...Show More

The Secret Science of Perfect Timing: Dan Pink

1:04:53 | Apr 30th, 2018

Turns out, perfect timing is less of an art and more of a science than we ever knew. In today's conversation with mega-NYT-bestselling author, Dan Pink we dive into the "secret" science of perfect timing, drawing from his new book, When: The Scientif...Show More

Yoga, Revolution, Revelation | Seane Corn

1:10:17 | Mar 19th

Seane Corn ( is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in magazines, TV, radio, and, Seane now utilizes...Show More

Empowering Girls to Stand in Their Stories | Laura Peña

1:05:25 | Mar 12th

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Laura Peña ( discovered a love of design, animation, filmmaking, storytelling and technology that led her to New York City to study. Her fierce commitment to her craft created a fas...Show More

How to Have a Point of View | James Victore

1:04:08 | Mar 5th

My guest today, James Victore, has been described as part Darth Vader, part Yoda, prolific storyteller, designer, provocateur, artist, activist and teacher. James Victore is the designer and creative thought leader whom people look to find clarity an...Show More

Why We Need to Rise Together | Judge Victoria Pratt

1:13:12 | Feb 26th

Growing up outside Newark, NJ, the daughter of a first-generation mom from the Dominican Republic and a dad who grew up going back and forth between Harlem and the Deep South, Judge Victoria Pratt ( found herself in th...Show More

Redefining Intelligence and Human Potential | Scott Barry Kaufman

1:09:10 | Feb 19th

Scott Barry Kaufman ( has a Ph.D. from Yale, and an M. Phil from Cambridge and now teaches at Barnard. Not bad for a kid who was labeled as lesser-than, put into special-education and told he didn't have the intelligence...Show More

Life After War, From Bosnia to Brooklyn | Aleksandra Scepanovic

1:07:39 | Feb 12th

Aleksandra Scepanovic was born into a nation soon to be at war. Growing up in then Yugoslavia, she found herself entering adulthood in the middle of the Bosnian war. While she lived in the relative safety of Belgrade (at least in the early part of t...Show More

Todd Herman: The Alter Ego Effect | Peak Performance On-Demand.

1:08:14 | Jan 29th

What if there was a pill that would give you instant access to your greatest potential every time you needed it most? What if that pill was free, had zero side-effects and worked in nearly every domain of life. Especially the ones where so many stru...Show More

Maggie Doyne: BlinkNow Founder On a Life of Service.

1:06:09 | Jan 22nd

At 18 years old, Maggie Doyne, decided to take a gap year that turned into her life’s work. Traveling to India and then Nepal, she felt called to make a difference in Nepali children’s lives. So, she took her life’s savings, then $5,000, moved to Ne...Show More

Garrard Conley: Boy Erased.

1:03:26 | Jan 15th

Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times Best Selling memoir Boy Erased (, now also a major motion picture ( Growing up in a small town, immersed in a faith-based community, ...Show More

Samin Nosrat: Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat. Life!

1:22:37 | Jan 8th

Samin Nosrat is writer, teacher, and chef ( Her New York Times bestselling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (, received the James Beard award for Best General Cookbook and was named Cookbook of the Year by t...Show More

Tim Ferriss: What Really Matters [Best Of].

1:26:36 | Dec 25th, 2018

Tim Ferris has been on a mission ( to deconstruct excellence his entire adult life. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Ho...Show More

Bronnie Ware: A Life Beyond Regret [Best of].

1:04:28 | Dec 18th, 2018

In November 2009, Bronnie Ware ( published a short essay entitled Regrets of the Dying ( It revealed the top 5 regrets people had shared with her in the final days of their lives, w...Show More

Casey Gerald: There Will Be No Miracles Here.

58:20 | Dec 11th, 2018

On the surface, Casey Gerald (, was living the dream. Growing up in Oak Cliff, Texas, he broke from the binds of an addicted, imprisoned dad and mentally-ill mom to become a star athlete, scholar, then a student at Yale, ...Show More

Rebecca Minkoff: Building a Global Brand and a Good Life.

1:00:07 | Dec 4th, 2018

Ever wonder if it’s possible to build a flourishing career and global brand, without going to college? Growing up in San Diego and Tampa, Rebecca Minkoff ( learned at a young age, if she wanted something, she’d have to...Show More

Mark Nepo: More Together Than Alone.

1:09:16 | Nov 27th, 2018

Mark Nepo ( has been immersed in a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. He is the author of twenty books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening and his newest book, More Together Than Al...Show More

Jennifer Marshall: Mental Illness and the Power of Story.

58:18 | Nov 20th, 2018

Jennifer Marshall's ( life was going exactly as planned. Then, she turned 26 and everything changed. Marshall found herself unable to control her thoughts, spinning and struggling with reality. She was hospitalized a...Show More

Seth Godin: Learn to See, Leave Them Changed.

1:11:51 | Nov 13th, 2018

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of t...Show More

Farnoosh Torabi: Money, Power, Friendship and Freedom.

1:18:54 | Nov 6th, 2018

Farnoosh Torabi ( has been fascinated by how people relate to money, including herself, for as long as she can remember. Her first book, You’re So Money, was a nationally acclaimed tell-all for people searching for financial ...Show More

Mitch Albom: Building a Life and Living that Matters.

1:09:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

How does a kid obsessed with making it in music end up becoming an internationally renowned, best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and...and yes, musician? That's what we explore in today's wide-r...Show More

What Should I Do With My Life? First, Do This.

1:05:13 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Question for you... “How do you figure out what kind of work will fill you with a sense of purpose and meaning, let you fully express yourself, your gifts, passions and skills, and drop you into that transcendent state of flow where you just know, d...Show More

Chip Conley: On Wisdom, Ritual and Perpetual Growth.

1:08:02 | Oct 16th, 2018

Rebel hospitality entrepreneur ( and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley, founded and grew Joie de Vivre into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. Twenty-four years in, he sold the company, leavin...Show More

Owning Your Darkness as a Path to Freedom: Zainab Salbi

1:10:20 | Oct 9th, 2018

Zainab Salbi ( is a humanitarian, author, and global change-maker. At the age of 23, Salbi founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of w...Show More

How to Rise Above Social Anxiety: Ellen Hendriksen

1:13:16 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Social anxiety. #ugh! It's that constant voice of judgment and inadequacy that leaves you terrified of being "found out," and stops you from sharing the real you. Guess what? You're not alone. DR. ELLEN HENDRIKSEN ( a c...Show More

Scott Harrison: charity: water Founder on Hedonism, Redemption and Service.

1:26:44 | Sep 25th, 2018

Scott Harrison was living a life that was as close to pure hedonism as you could come. He was on top of the world, getting paid to party and living utterly (and destructively) in the the worst way Eventually, falling apart physically and...Show More

Michael Ventura: Coming Back From a Body and Business Meltdown.

1:06:05 | Sep 18th, 2018

By the age of 25, Michael Ventura had founded and built one of the "hottest" shops in the interactive design world. From the outside-looking-in, he was flying high. But, from the inside looking out, he was riddled with stress and falling apart. His ...Show More

Radha Agrawal: How to Find Your People and Start a Movement.

1:09:11 | Sep 11th, 2018

Radha Agrawal ( is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker (, the early morning, sober dance celebration. This global gathering happens in 25 cities and more than a dozen college...Show More

Ben Nemtin: Life Beyond The Buried Life.

1:08:31 | Sep 4th, 2018

Ben Nemtin ( is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show, The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possi...Show More

Andy Grammer: Making Music from the Heart.

1:04:01 | Aug 27th, 2018

Born in a small town in upstate New York, pop-music phenom, Andy Grammer ( his place in music the hard way. He spent years busking on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, honing is voice and skills as a singer, song...Show More

Brené Brown: Vulnerable, Brave and Awake [Best Of].

54:55 | Aug 21st, 2018

Brene Brown ( and I met a few years back while speaking at an event. We clicked immediately, grabbed lunch and laughed a lot. I asked her to come and share a bit of her journey with our Good Life Project community. The conversa...Show More

Warby Parker Co-founder, Dave Gilboa: Building a Life and Brand That Matters.

1:09:48 | Aug 14th, 2018

Dave Gilboa is the co-founder/CEO of Warby Parker ( Growing up in San Diego, the son of two doctors, Gilboa was sure he'd become a doctor, too. But, a random moment where he lost his glasses on a plane set in motion a series...Show More

Ruth King: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

1:00:38 | Aug 7th, 2018

Growing up in South Central, LA in the '60s and '70s, Ruth King ( was taught to bury her emotions, to hide her heart and do what was necessary to survive. Feeling was not a good thing, getting home safe was. But, eventually, a c...Show More

Trevor Hall: Music, Mysticism, Meditation and Money [live performance].

1:04:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was his life’s art. So, he moved to California to pursue a degree in music, began performing live shows and was ...Show More

Grace Bonney on Design, Evolution and Serendipity

1:08:03 | Jul 24th, 2018

Growing up, Grace Bonney, was all about culture and music, with a strong connection with jam bands that landed her on the business side of music and media in New York City. Along the way, she launched a side project blog called Design Sponge, to shar...Show More

Living a Life of Adventure and Impact: Scotty Johnson

1:08:22 | Jul 17th, 2018

When Scotty Johnson answered an ad in the paper to spend 4-months in the Arctic Circle, he never imagined it would forever change his life and lay the foundation for a stunning living filled with adventure and impact. In the two decades since, he's...Show More

Priya Parker: The Art of Gathering.

59:26 | Jul 10th, 2018

Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs, where she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformational gatherings. She works with teams and leaders across technology, business, the arts...Show More

Ryan Lee: A Second Chance at Work and Life.

53:29 | Jul 3rd, 2018

From the outside-looking-in, Ryan Lee had it all. After 6 years working in a hospital helping physically-disabled and sick kids find more joy and ease, Ryan felt the tug of entrepreneurship. So, he left the job he loved to play in the world of "inte...Show More

Your DNA May Not Be Your Destiny: Carl Zimmer

1:01:58 | Jun 26th, 2018

Is your DNA your destiny? Can you swap in better "source code" to save your life, change your appearance, be smarter or more athletic? Can a mother inherit DNA from her fetus? What do you really get when you pay for inexpensive genome-testing? These ...Show More

Susan Piver: The 4 Noble Truths of Love.

1:12:23 | Jun 19th, 2018

Susan Piver is the New York Times best-selling author of 9 books, a speaker, and founder of the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world, The Open Heart Project. She has been featured on Oprah, TODAY, CNN, speaks around the world and leads ...Show More

Cleo Wade: Heart Talk, Joy and the Power of Expression.

1:10:52 | Jun 12th, 2018

Artist, poet, activist and author, Cleo Wade, likes to say she has three parents, her mom, her dad and the city of New Orleans. Wade’s new book, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom For a Better Life, is a moving collection of poems, provocative thoughts and m...Show More

Michael Pollan: Psychedelics, Science, Fear and Hope.

56:45 | Jun 5th, 2018

Michael Pollan is the author most recently of mega New York Times bestseller, How to Change Your Mind, and of seven previous books that became global phenomena, including Cooked, Food Rules, and The Omnivore's Dilemma. A longtime contributor to the...Show More

Jen Sincero: You Are a Badass at Life and Money [Best Of]

55:00 | May 28th, 2018

Jen Sincero is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money. But it all started from humble beginnings, playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, California, Sincero made a decisio...Show More

Sadie Lincoln: barre3 Founder on Building a Business and a Life.

1:07:45 | May 21st, 2018

Sadie Lincoln had a powerhouse career in a global fitness company, where her husband Chris also worked. But deep down, she knew the company she was helping to grow was no longer aligned with who she was and how she wanted to contribute to the world. ...Show More

Rich Roll: On Reckoning and Reinvention

1:00:58 | May 14th, 2018

Rich Roll transformed his body and health, losing 50-pounds and becoming an acclaimed plant-powered ultra-endurance athlete. This led to the blockbuster book, Finding Ultra. But, behind the scenes, he was struggling with something else that would eve...Show More

Introducing American Innovations

07:33 | May 10th, 2018

Excited to share a preview of a great new podcast from Wondery called American Innovations. You can hear the first 3 episodes right now by searching for American Innovations on Apple Podcasts or click

Mindfulness, Compassion and Work: Leah Weiss

56:14 | May 7th, 2018

Her ninth-grade teacher changed her life, but the loss of a friend followed by time in service of Tibetan refugees in India would lead Leah Weiss to change the lives of thousands in ways she never saw coming, until they arrived. Leah Weiss, Ph.D., M...Show More

My Dad was a Fugitive: A Life on the Run: Tyler Wetherall

1:10:49 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Tyler Wetherall didn't know her dad was a fugitive, until Scotland Yard came knocking. As a child, Wetherall's family was constantly changing countries and homes. But, to her, that was just "how things were. Life was an exciting adventure, until it a...Show More

Reinvention, Meditation and Bliss: Light Watkins

1:18:38 | Apr 16th, 2018

Former Gap fashion model, Light Watkins, began yoga and meditation in-between casting calls in New York City during the late nineties. It opened him to a different worldview and set of practices that would change not only the trajectory of his career...Show More

You Don’t Need to be Fixed: Geneen Roth

59:25 | Apr 9th, 2018

Geneen Roth is done trying to fix the messy parts of her life, and she wants you to consider the possibility that a good part of your magnificence lies in your mess. A mega New York Times bestselling author of books like When Food Is Love and Women F...Show More

Choosing Courage Over Comfort: Elizabeth Lesser

1:02:04 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of the legendary Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She's presented at TED, was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super...Show More

The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life: Dr. Frank Lipman

1:02:15 | Mar 26th, 2018

Dr. Frank Lipman, a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, is the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of Be Well, a lifestyle brand that helps peop...Show More

A Toymaker With a Dark Secret and a Giant Heart: Melissa Bernstein

1:01:53 | Mar 19th, 2018

Melissa Bernstein is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Melissa & Doug, the global toy company committed to igniting imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions and their purpose. A mom ...Show More

Finding Grace in the Face of Unrelenting Pain: Ruthie Lindsey

1:03:02 | Mar 12th, 2018

Ruthie Lindsey escaped paralysis after a car accident in her late teens, but found herself in unrelenting and mysterious pain. A cocktail of medication dulled it a bit, but left her struggling to function. Years later, the pain remains and, in fact, ...Show More

The Fear Never Leaves, You Just Keep Doing the Work: Arian Moayed

1:22:25 | Mar 5th, 2018

As a young child, Arian Moayed's family fled Iran, taking a years-long journey that split the family, and eventually landed them just outside Chicago, where they set about building a new life in a radically different world. Stumbling into a love of a...Show More

Choosing Not to Die, When Doctor Becomes Patient - Dr. Rana Awdish

1:10:09 | Feb 26th, 2018

Dr. Rana Awdish wanted to be a doctor from her earliest memories, and worked to become an ICU physician. But, when she found herself 7-months pregnant, being admitted to the hospital spiraling into multiple organ failure, the near-death experience, f...Show More

Fewer Things Better.

28:40 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Ever wonder, where is the sweet spot between pushing multiple projects forward simultaneously until you see which one is most likely to succeed AND drilling too many wells at the same time, ensuring that even though all may have serious potential, yo...Show More

Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing For Her Life (with someone else's lungs).

1:14:48 | Feb 19th, 2018

Charity Tillemann-Dick grew up in Denver, CO, with her 10 brothers and sisters. She loved to sing from her earliest memories, so she did the logical thing; graduated high school 3 years early, sped through college...and became a political operative b...Show More

To Earn More, Don't Just Ask, Believe.

29:48 | Feb 15th, 2018

Want to get paid what you're worth? Don't just demand it, believe it. It's a question I'm asked often by everyone from employees to entrepreneurs and private practice professionals. How do I raise my rates, earn more money, get paid what I'm worth? ...Show More

Heather Harpham: Life and Death, Love and Family.

1:05:45 | Feb 12th, 2018

She wanted a family, he didn't. What happened next, neither saw coming. In this week's conversation, Heather Harpham takes us into her whirlwind romance with a writer that led to a seemingly endless series of unexpected turns. Heather always saw her...Show More

The Drum Major Instinct | Pain, Pills and Emotion.

28:21 | Feb 8th, 2018

What if greatness isn't about what you accomplish, but how you serve? Some 50 years ago, in February 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a sermon entitled The Drum Major Instinct. It invites people to redefine greatness as service, while at the sam...Show More

Stan Tatkin: Love, Danger, Deviance and Conflict.

1:14:20 | Feb 5th, 2018

How do you keep love alive? It's not what you think! This week, we're diving deep into love, romance, danger, conflict, fact, fantasy and truth with Dr. Stan Tatkin, a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to C...Show More

Fasting: My 7 Days Without Food.

33:58 | Feb 1st, 2018

Why would anyone stop eating for 7-days? That's what I first thought when I started hearing accounts of longer-term fasting. Insane. Nuts. Dangerous. Then, I started exploring the research. There is a growing interest in, and body of science around,...Show More

Matthieu Ricard: World's Happiest Man on What Really Matters.

1:17:12 | Jan 29th, 2018

What turns a devout scientist into Buddhist monk? Born in France in 1946, Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism and live a largely monastic life in the Himalayas over 45 years ago. Sharing his i...Show More

Walking in the Rain | Screen-time and Happiness.

29:26 | Jan 25th, 2018

Burned-out, overwhelmed? Try walking in the rain. We've all been there. That place where it feels like it's just too much. Too much work, too much stimulation, too much stress, too much expectation, too much to deliver in too little time, too much c...Show More

Samantha Paige: Radical Decisions and Reclaiming Identity.

1:14:32 | Jan 22nd, 2018

What would you do to live your truth? Samantha Paige is an artist, parent, philanthropist, and the founder of the Last Cut Project – but you most likely know her from Equinox’s “Commit to Something” campaign. She’s a thyroid cancer survivor and BRC...Show More

Why You Need a Teacher (even if you're sure you don't).

30:46 | Jan 18th, 2018

If you don't have a teacher, you're cheating yourself. Wow, I do NOT like those words! In fact, I resisted the whole notion of a teacher for decades. Friends and colleagues, from artists to athletes, execs to educators would all tell me about their...Show More

Scott Stabile: Big Love.

1:17:55 | Jan 15th, 2018

Scott Stabile had every reason to be angry with the world, but he chose love instead. At the age of 14, Scott's parents were killed at the market they ran, leaving behind a family of seven kids. Stabile was the baby of the group, and nine years late...Show More

Validation Fever | Heart Science.

28:22 | Jan 11th, 2018

Asking for honesty, but seeking validation?  This tends to be the time of year where we look at making changes in everything from fitness and relationships and to careers, locations and beyond. And, the bigger the decision, the more we tend to look ...Show More

Lea Waters: Reclaiming Strength Out of Darkness

1:06:21 | Jan 8th, 2018

From darkness comes light. That's what we're told. But, it's not always the case. In today's moving conversation with Lea Waters, we explore how a childhood that held the darkness of abuse led to years of continued suffering, but eventually became a...Show More

A Fat That Makes You Thin [New Research].

32:36 | Jan 4th, 2018

As we head into this new year, full of hope and resolutions, the most popular goal is to lose weight and get fit. Optimizing your health and getting fit is a key element of filling your Vitality Bucket. And, it often includes eating better, moving yo...Show More

To Succeed at Anything, Do This.

1:02:46 | Jan 1st, 2018

Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it. Information, plans and goals will not get you where you want to go. Success is about something bigger. To succeed at anything worth doing, you must make key shifts in your environme...Show More

How to Close the Books on 2017 | Amber for Sleep.

26:27 | Dec 28th, 2017

Don't make this year-end mistake... Everywhere you look, people are reflecting on the year, sharing what went right, what went wrong, what freaked them out and lit them up. Then, they're looking at the year ahead, setting goals, intentions and makin...Show More

Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit [Best of]

47:37 | Dec 25th, 2017

Ever wonder how to kill a bad habit or start a good one? How to stop eating ice cream at 11 pm or smoking or procrastinating? How to exercise every day, without fail? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Power of Habit, Ch...Show More

The Creative Cave Myth | Rainy Days and Pain

29:05 | Dec 21st, 2017

What if you could just spend all your time being creative? Making amazing things, and not worry about building your social media profiles, your relationships, platforms and all the other yadda, yadda, yadda that comes with being not just a creative ...Show More

Courtney Carver: On Simplicity, M.S., Love and Stress.

1:05:54 | Dec 18th, 2017

Courtney Carver believes simplicity is the way back to love. But, her wake-up call was a diagnosis of MS. A mom, wife, and creative pro, Courtney Carver was building a living in the advertising industry, and a beautiful family. Then, in 2006, everyt...Show More

Make Better Decisions Faster | Dismantling Mindfulness

32:28 | Dec 14th, 2017

Good Life Riff: One of the most critical keys to success, in any endeavor, is knowing what to say yes or no to. The faster you can choose, the more time you can spend actually doing the things that matter, and walking away from the things that don't...Show More

Wim Hof: The Making of The Iceman.

1:05:33 | Dec 11th, 2017

Known widely as The Iceman, Wim Hof, is a Dutch-born world record holder, adventurer, daredevil and researcher. While best known for his seemingly freakish ability to withstand extreme cold, and the many world records that've come along with that, e...Show More

Good Life Bucket Trifecta | Anti-aging Mushrooms

33:26 | Dec 7th, 2017

Good Life Riff: What if you could do a single activity that had the effect of optimizing your mind and body, deepening beautiful relationships with people you can't get enough of and allowing you to do work that filled you with a sense of purpose? Th...Show More

Traci Ruble: Listening to Strangers, It’s a Movement.

1:13:42 | Dec 4th, 2017

Traci Ruble is a San Francisco based psychotherapist, clinic director and the founder of Sidewalk Talk, a community listening initiative that is exploding into a global movement. Starting out in the fast-paced San Francisco technology world, Ruble w...Show More

The Gratitude Visit | Nuts on the Brain

27:54 | Nov 30th, 2017

Good Life Riff: We've all heard a lot about gratitude, how it's a powerful reset for the mind. Especially at a time of year when many of us find ourselves swept into a whirlwind of stress and social strife. So, today, we're talking about a bit of a ...Show More

Tim Ferriss: Halfway Through Life, What Really Matters?

1:32:28 | Nov 27th, 2017

This week, we're bringing you Tim Ferriss like you've never heard him. Ferris has been a man on a mission, driven to deconstruct mastery and excellence, then share what he's learned. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation...Show More

Are We Related? | How Exercise Boosts Memory.

26:28 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Good Life Riff: Ahhhhh, family! With many people heading into that time of year when gathering with family becomes a "thing," we figured it was a great time to invite our old friend, everyone's cousin and New York Times bestselling author, A.J. Jacob...Show More

Mari Andrew: The Art of Knowing You're Not Alone.

1:14:20 | Nov 20th, 2017

On one level, Mari Andrew never meant to have the life she's now living. On another, it was her destiny. Mari is a writer, illustrator and solo travel enthusiast currently living in New York. She began posting an illustration a day on Instagram in 2...Show More

Blue Light Zen | Tsh and The Simple Show

27:08 | Nov 16th, 2017

In today's GLP Update, we're talking about a cool new bit of science about how blue light can help when you're stressed out, and we've got a fun second segment where we jam with fellow podcaster, Tsh Oxenreider of The Simple Show. Good Life Science:...Show More

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: The Lost Art of Good Conversation.

45:06 | Nov 13th, 2017

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is a dharma king and lineage holder of the Shambhala lineage, guiding thousands of students around the world on the path of meditation. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, his teachings focus on living a ...Show More

Sparking Others | Building Strength With Your Brain.

30:26 | Nov 9th, 2017

Good Life Riff: Have you ever been "sparked" by someone? Given permission to do the thing that was in your heart, acknowledged and seen for who you are, even when it seemed everyone else was shutting you down or telling you to take a different and of...Show More

Sheri Salata: From Oprah Winfrey to Owning Her Own Story.

55:42 | Nov 6th, 2017

Sheri Salata is the co-founder of STORY salata | hala, a media company producing print, television, film and the “This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy.” Her new venture into the world of entrepreneurship is the evolution of the "staff job of all staff...Show More

The Danger of Hindsight | Exercise Your DNA

32:17 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Good Life Riff: Ah, hindsight! As they say, it really is 20-2o. When we look back at some decisions, we think, "wow, that was such a great call, I'm pretty smart." But, then there are those other decisions. You know, the ones where a year or two down...Show More

Jedidiah Jenkins: Living a Life of Intention and Adventure.

1:15:58 | Oct 30th, 2017

Jedidiah Jenkins is a storyteller, adventurer and powerful advocate for intentional living. Leaving behind his training in law to tap a lifelong gift for storytelling and a deep heart of service, Jedidiah joined the team at Invisible Children. They ...Show More

Mind-Control, Daydreaming and Intelligence.

27:26 | Oct 26th, 2017

Good Life Riff: What if everything you knew to be truth and real was subject to complete manipulation? What if there was something anyone could do, in a relatively short matter of time, to lead you to first doubt your certainty and then eventually b...Show More

Byron Katie: Doing The Work and Awakening to Joy.

1:08:05 | Oct 23rd, 2017

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned t...Show More

Brain Training: What Really Works? | Cognitive Bias: Anchoring.

29:47 | Oct 19th, 2017

In today's GLP Update, we're talking about new research on brain training. And, we're kicking off a series on "cognitive bias," a/k/a the silly ways our minds fool us into thinking we're more rational than we really are. Good Life Riff: In the first...Show More

Dr. Tererai Trent: Reigniting Dreams and Empowering Women.

1:05:07 | Oct 16th, 2017

Dr. Tererai Trent is an internationally acclaimed voice for women’s empowerment and education. Hailed by Oprah Winfrey as her “all-time favorite guest,” Dr. Trent is an inspiring and dynamic scholar, educator, humanitarian, speaker, author, and the ...Show More

To Read Emotion, Don't Look, Listen.

26:31 | Oct 12th, 2017

As the world goes digital, we yearn for more tactile experiences. And, in our Good Life Science news, if you want to be a human emotion detector, don't look...listen. Good Life Riff: As the world has gone digital, we feel pain. Sure, there are benef...Show More

Jordan Harbinger: Hacking Human Interaction (can it be done?)

1:13:52 | Oct 9th, 2017

Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a renowned social dynamics expert and host of the top-rated Art of Charm podcast, where he interviews leading entrepreneurs, celebrities, authors and experts on psychology, human performance, be...Show More

The Downside of Yes. Eat When You Rise (another reason).

28:09 | Oct 5th, 2017

In today's GLP Update, we're talking about the rarely-explored downside of being a "yes" person, and another study on why eating bigger breakfasts might help save your life. Good Life Riff: We hear it all the time, and in fact we've invited people t...Show More

Mark Divine: From Navy SEAL to Warrior Monk

1:17:59 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Mark Divine never thought he'd be a Navy SEAL. He was being groomed for the family business. Then, a chance walk by a recruiting office turned his world upside down and offered him a path to claim his warrior calling. Mark graduated as honor-man of ...Show More

The Power of Rhyme. What Your Eyes WANT To See (no, not that).

29:35 | Sep 28th, 2017

Poetry as a tactical device, from a slacker non-poet. And the myth of shiny object syndrome. That's what we're talking about on today's Good Life Update. Good Life Riff: Poetry. Seriously? Yeah, poetry. What if was the secret sauce for sharing ideas...Show More

Vanessa Potter: She Woke Up Seeing and Went to Bed Blind.

1:06:40 | Sep 25th, 2017

In just 72-hours, Vanessa Potter went from sighted to blind, and able-bodied to paralyzed. Nothing would ever be the same. This is the story of brain gone haywire that led to a life transformed. Guest: A married mother of two young kids, Potter spe...Show More

Side Hustle Secrets. Crying Over Failure (it's a good thing?)

25:34 | Sep 21st, 2017

What if melting down after a failure was actually a good thing? Or doing what you love, as a side hustle, was the best way to do it? That's what we're talking about on today's episode. Good Life Riff: Today, we've got a special guest riff, featuring...Show More

Daniel Goleman: The Truth About Meditation (a scientific look).

1:05:12 | Sep 18th, 2017

What if much of the popular wisdom and even so-called valid research on meditation...was wrong?! According to Daniel Goleman, it's time for a meditation wake-up call. Best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Goleman reveals po...Show More

Hidden Psychology of To-Do's. How Sight Turns Off Sound.

28:28 | Sep 14th, 2017

In today's GLP Update, we're talking about a hidden reason why a to-do list may be your savior (even if you hate them), and a cool study that reveals how focusing intensely on visual tasks just might just make you momentarily deaf to certain sounds. ...Show More

Mark Lukach: When Mental Illness Changes Everything.

1:22:23 | Sep 11th, 2017

Guest: Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is currently the ninth grade dean at The Athenian School, where he also teache...Show More

Accelerated Learning with Exercise. Getting Out of Your Lane.

37:28 | Sep 7th, 2017

In today's GLP Update, we're talking about how to break out of your lane and keep your career, and how physical activity affects accelerated learning. Good Life Riff: Ever hear the phrase, "stay in your lane?" Yep, us too. It's most often offered as...Show More

Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies (how to start and stick to anything).

1:16:41 | Sep 4th, 2017

Guest:  Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happines...Show More

The ARC of Happiness. You Are WHEN You Eat.

33:29 | Aug 31st, 2017

Good Life Riff: We've talked about happiness before, and it's relationships to a good life. And, we've done a pretty fierce deep-dive into the surprising relationship between money and happiness in a past episode. But, there's something else we've ne...Show More

Glennon Doyle: Love Warrior, Activist, Change-Maker [Best Of]

1:09:28 | Aug 28th, 2017

Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, founder of and co-founder of the Compassion Collective and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised more five million dollars for women and children in crisis. Her latest book, LOVE WARRIOR is...Show More

How Kindness Boosts Health. Waiting for a Sign.

23:40 | Aug 24th, 2017

Good Life Riff: Ever hear the story about the guy trapped on his roof in a flood, waiting for a sign from God that he'd be saved? Well, turns out, a lot of us live our lives in a similar way. Waiting for someone or something to give us a sign, to tel...Show More

Elizabeth Gilbert: Curiosity and the Passion Fallacy. [Best Of]

1:13:29 | Aug 21st, 2017

[Best Of Episode] Elizabeth Gilbert exploded into the public's consciousness in 2006 with the release of her mega-bestselling memoir, Eat Pray Love. Since then, she's published a series of books, given a TED talk on creative genius that's been viewe...Show More

Why You Need a Point of View. Swearing and Pain.

25:50 | Aug 17th, 2017

Good Life Riff: We hear a lot of talk about finding your voice. Truth is, it matters, but it's also not enough. Not if you want to stand out, rise above, create impact and make meaning. There's something else that we need to both cultivate and share....Show More

Liz Dolan: Mega-Business, Side-Hustles and Podcasting.

59:08 | Aug 14th, 2017

So, how exactly did the global head of marketing for Nike become a podcaster? From studying Comparative Literature and French to becoming the head of marketing at mega-brands like Nike, OWN, National Geographic Channels and Fox International, Liz Do...Show More

Using DNA as Sunblock. Creating Daily Transition Windows.

24:32 | Aug 10th, 2017

Good Life Riff: There's this thing that happens at the end of the day when you're near the water. The breeze settles down, everything slows and there's a window where everything becomes still. It only lasts for 15-20 minutes, but it's a powerful mom...Show More

Eric Barker: What If Everything You Knew About Success Was Wrong?

1:09:53 | Aug 7th, 2017

What if most of what we've been taught about success was wrong? That's the question we're asking today's guest, Eric Barker. A former Hollywood screen-writer turned blogger, he shares science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at ...Show More

Why You Should Talk to Yourself (in 3rd person).

26:05 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Good Life Riff: Ever wonder why the internet is littered with a bajillion feel-good quotables, when the reality of most people's lives is pretty far from the utopian mumbo-jumbo we so often see hand-lettered all over insta? Ever wonder what might ha...Show More

Nilofer Merchant: How to Turn Ideas Into Impact with Onlyness

1:30:42 | Jul 31st, 2017

Nilofer Merchant is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into powerful new realities and showing the rest of us how we can do the same.Over the years, this has taken the form of books, her top-ranked TED talk, strategic advising for some of the...Show More

On Awe, Positive Actions, Anxiety and Depression.

28:30 | Jul 27th, 2017

We spend so much of life racing from one goal, one task, one agenda item to the next, we end up missing so many opportunities to experience grace and awe.In today's Good Life Dispatch, we're talking about how a simple moment reconnected us with the p...Show More

Caroline Adams Miller: The Road to Grit.

1:25:52 | Jul 24th, 2017

Guest: For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a leading voice in applying the science of goal-setting, grit, happiness and success.In 2015, she was named “one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow.” Her latest book i...Show More

Your Work Zone Matters. Chocolate and Your Brain.

30:10 | Jul 20th, 2017

GLP Riff: Ever wonder how your work environment affects everything from your mood to your health and even your ability to do your best work? Turns out, it can make a huge difference. And, it's one of those decisions most of us never actually make. It...Show More

Ryan Holiday: How to Make Stuff That Stands the Test of Time.

1:13:09 | Jul 17th, 2017

Guest: Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of multiple books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy and Growth Hacker Marketing.His company, Brass Check, has advised companies like Google, Taser and Complex as well as multi-platinum ...Show More

Good Life Jam: Just Be Kind. Smart Phone Dumb Life.

27:49 | Jul 13th, 2017

What if we didn't have to wait for tragedy in order to be kind?What if there was no WAY to kindness, but rather, kindness WAS the way? That's what we're talking about in today's GLP Riff, inspired by an awakening during a Broadway show about a powerf...Show More

Julie Piatt aka SriMati: On Sacred Moments (and Vegan Cheese).

1:07:30 | Jul 10th, 2017

Guest: Julie Piatt aka SriMati is a plant-based chef, meditation guide, yoga teacher, musician, and author of This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home.Story: In the midst of a successful career as a designer and business owner, Julie and ...Show More

Riff + Science: Burn the Ships; Carrots and Curiosity.

30:59 | Jul 6th, 2017

We're excited to premiere a new segment on today's episode. Along with our weekly Riffs, we'll be bringing you a new weekly Good Life Science Update™ where we share interesting research on a specific topic designed to help you live a better life.And,...Show More

Agapi Stassinopoulos: In the Presence of Love.

1:09:05 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Guest: When Agapi Stassinopoulos walks into a room, you know you're in the presence of love. Her name, in fact, translates to "love." She is a sought-after speaker, teacher and a best-selling author of multiple books, the latest being Wake Up to the ...Show More

In It Together: Nobody Opts Out of the Human Condition

14:01 | Jun 29th, 2017

We tend to think that once we get to a certain place in life, everything just gets all dreamy.And, that makes us sometimes hold those who we look to as teachers and leaders to a different standard. But, what if we're all just in it together? What if ...Show More

Robert Thurman: Living Buddhist Ideals in a Western World.

1:19:02 | Jun 26th, 2017

Guest: Robert Thurman is one of the world's foremost Buddhist scholars, a long-time friend of the Dalai Lama, the father of actress Uma Thurman, and a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and related cultures.He is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eas...Show More

Why Stories Work Better Than Advice.

14:44 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Ever have something really important to say to someone? Something you know will help? Some bit of wisdom or advice that can make a big difference. Could be at work, at home, in your personal life.So, what's the best way to "get your point across?" Ho...Show More

Susan David, Ph.D.: Cultivating Resilience and Emotional Agility

1:10:29 | Jun 19th, 2017

Guest: Susan David, Ph.D. is a Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; resilience expert, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, and author of Emotional Agility. St...Show More

How Do You Know When to Take a Leap of Faith?

14:25 | Jun 15th, 2017

A lot of the decisions we make are about tiny tweaks that, in some way, make things better. But, on occasion, life hands us a seeming opportunity to "do something BIG!" Something that holds the potential to profoundly change our lives, the lives of ...Show More

Erik Wahl: On Art, Money, Creativity and Power

1:10:23 | Jun 12th, 2017

Guest: Erik Wahl is a tech-executive turned renowned artist, speaker, author and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought-provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after presenters on the corporate keynote circuit, wher...Show More

When to Grow and When to Say No.

16:01 | Jun 8th, 2017

What if you said no to every new idea and opportunity, until whatever you're currently working on is operating at a level of stun? We have so many opportunities come at us all day long. Ideas, projects, products, partnerships and paths that could le...Show More

Latham Thomas: On Birth, Surrender, Wisdom and Ease

1:10:56 | Jun 5th, 2017

Guest: Latham Thomas is a wellness & birth coach/doula and founder of maternity brand, Mama Glow, as well as the author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy. She’s on a mission to transform maternal wellness. Latham's practi...Show More

The Truth About Money and Happiness

38:46 | Jun 1st, 2017

Can money buy you happiness? Can it buy you a good life? The answer, it turns out, may surprise you. In today's expanded GLP Riff, we vault past all the self-help platitudes and dive into the actual research on money, happiness and life-satisfaction...Show More

Max Levi Frieder: Art as an Act of Collective Elevation.

1:10:41 | May 29th, 2017

Guest: Max Levi Frieder is the Co-founder and Co-executive director of the international community-based public art organization Artolution. His projects have taken him from Israel and Palestine to the Jordanian-Syrian border, Turkey, India, New Zeal...Show More

On Darkness: We Need to Talk.

14:09 | May 25th, 2017

Chris Cornell’s soaring vocals served as the soundtrack to a moment in my life. The whole Seattle grunge scene came alive at a time when I yearned for a sound that felt more raw and real. Fronting the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the D...Show More

Sheryl O’Loughlin: On Building a Mission-Driven Life

1:20:02 | May 22nd, 2017

Guest: Sheryl O’Loughlin, the former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum Organics and author of Killing It: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart. Sheryl is currently CEO of REBBL super-herb beverages. Story: A rising...Show More

What Would I Tell My 20-something Self?

10:19 | May 18th, 2017

Short answer: chill out. Slightly longer answer: Change the way you measure success, and run experiments. For the next handful of years or, who knows, maybe even the next decade, use a different metric. Instead of money, power, prestige, rank, relati...Show More

Andrew Forsthoefel: Walking to Listen, a 4,000 Mile Odyssey.

1:09:36 | May 15th, 2017

Guest: Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, public speaker, and author of Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time Story: At 23, Andrew walked out the back door of his home in Pennsylvania, with a backpack and a s...Show More

Accelerated Learning: Get Good at Anything in 20 Hours

28:11 | May 11th, 2017

What if you could get really good at almost anything in only 20 hours? Sounds like an impossible promise, but it’s not. Accelerated learning hacker and author of The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast!, Josh Kaufman, says anyone can do it. I...Show More

Jen Sincero: You are a Badass (at life and money)

1:04:44 | May 8th, 2017

Guest: Jen Sincero, #1 NY Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money.Story: From playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, CA to building a career as an internationally-acclaimed and massively su...Show More

Before You Lead, Follow.

13:01 | May 4th, 2017

What if being a follower and not a leader was the perfect place for you to be? We’ve heard so much about how we all need to lead, to found, to build, to create. From relationships to careers to business to health to life. Being a follower is, in some...Show More

Adam Alter: Tech Addiction or Healthy Obsession?

1:06:32 | May 1st, 2017

How do you know if you’re addicted to your phone? Or maybe your favorite game, app, text, snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or online shopping? Is it even possible to be truly addicted to these things? You know, like on the level of drugs? Or are we all ...Show More

Summer of Love 2017: Remixed

14:08 | Apr 27th, 2017

Fifty years ago, in 1967, some 100,000 hippies came together in Haight-Ashbury for the famed Summer of Love. They gathered to celebrate an ethos of love, generosity the pursuit of meaning and expanded consciousness. While psychedelics were a not infr...Show More

Dr. Terry Wahls: When Hope Returns

1:08:07 | Apr 24th, 2017

The earliest signs of Terry Wahls' condition began to surface in med-school. An electric shock of unknown original seemed to randomly radiate across her face. But it would be many more years, deep into her practice as a physician, before additional s...Show More

Finding Home

13:54 | Apr 20th, 2017

Today, we’re answering a powerful questions from a listener who writes: “…how do you find a sense of place and home, when we live in an increasingly mobile world? This is a topic often discussed among people in the development community who move ofte...Show More

Danielle LaPorte: Truth, Devotion and the Evolution of Joy

1:07:04 | Apr 17th, 2017

Danielle LaPorte is soul-personified.I've known her for nearly a decade, and in that time, while so much has changed, one thing has remained consistent. Her fierce devotion to truth, to love, to kindness and the creation of beauty.Over that same time...Show More

Selfishly Selfless

17:27 | Apr 13th, 2017

Heard any of these? You have to take care of yourself, before you can take care of others. In an emergency, put your oxygen mask on first, or else you won’t be in position to help those who rely on you to be okay. The purest form of service to others...Show More

Dan Lerner: How to Succeed (in school and life).

1:03:57 | Apr 10th, 2017

To be amazing at any one thing, do you have to abandon everything and everyone else along the way? Or, is there a better way?That's the question that has obsessed with week's guest, Dan Lerner, for his entire adult life.The son of world-class classic...Show More

How to Do What You Love When You Can’t Just Walk Away

17:09 | Apr 6th, 2017

How do you continue to grow, to honor the call of your “true self,” when you’re far enough into life that you’ve got responsibilities and people looking to you for some semblance of stability? When you don’t want to rock that boat? Put another way… H...Show More

Dani Shapiro: On Life, Marriage and Creative Expression

1:08:16 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Dani Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and four memoirs, including her latest, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Money.A recent guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday, she's taught writing at Columbia, NYU, The New School and...Show More

Want to Live Longer? It’s a People Thing

12:31 | Mar 30th, 2017

In the last month, two annual reports have come out that offer guidance on who the happiest and healthiest countries in the world are. They rank each in order. And, the results tend to be fairly consistent year-over-year. The nordic countries general...Show More

Vanessa Van Edwards: Hacking Social Interaction for Good

1:09:20 | Mar 27th, 2017

Today's guest, Vanessa Van Edwards , is a behavioral investigator and founder of human behavior research lab, the Science of People.She's also known as a human lie-detector, master of influence and someone who has spent her adult life decoding human ...Show More

Don’t Just Ship It

15:33 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Comes a time you’ve gotta get out of your head and just act. Maybe you want to change careers, start a company, learn to paint, start a relationship, write a book or mount any other potentially transformational endeavor. Think about it, ponder for a ...Show More

Ayelet Waldman’s Really Good Day [on psychedelics]

1:08:20 | Mar 20th, 2017

Suicide or psychedelics?Those were the options this week's guest, Ayelet Waldman, found herself facing.A married mother of four and novelist living in Berkeley, Waldman struggled with bipolar, anxiety and depression her entire life. According to her,...Show More

Certainty Anchors: Finding Calm in a Stormy World

13:57 | Mar 16th, 2017

Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re living in uncertain times. And, that can have a pretty life-stifling effect on us. It can impact everything from state-of-mind to our physical health and even our creative and mental abilities. Question is, if ...Show More

Michelle Gielan: Broadcasting Happiness

55:21 | Mar 13th, 2017

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research.She is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success and is an Executi...Show More

The Experimental Life

15:13 | Mar 9th, 2017

There’s this mythology. Go all in. Don’t dabble. Don’t play. Don’t make it a hobby, make it your “one thing.” From the very beginning. Even if you have no idea if you’ll like it, how it’ll make you feel and whether it can ever really be what you’ve t...Show More

Kute Blackson: Redefining Your Own Path to Freedom

1:15:45 | Mar 6th, 2017

Born in Ghana, West Africa,Kute Blackson was the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father who was a legendary faith leader with some 300 churches across Ghana and a massive following in the U.K.By his early teens, Kute was being groomed to ri...Show More

The Unfortunate Middle

22:48 | Mar 2nd, 2017

We are taught, from a young age, to exist in the middle. Everything in moderation. Don’t be a tall poppy, nor a shrinking violet. Good enough is good enough. The middle way, middle-class, mid-tier. That’s where we want to be. Not so big that we get c...Show More

She Created the Like Button, But Comics Were Her Salvation

1:04:36 | Feb 27th, 2017

You know that little button on Facebook you click to "like" something? Well, as one of the early employees at Facebook, today's guest, Leah Pearlman, came up with that idea.Actually, its original incarnation was the "awesome button," but what's more ...Show More

Naked and Silent: Asking Is Not Receiving [encore]

12:04 | Feb 23rd, 2017

There’s this odd thing that happens the moment after we ask for help. While we’re asking, we stand in a place of surrender. We hit a point, often deeply uncomfortable, where we’re riddled with uncertainty and we step into a place of vulnerability and...Show More

Dr. Frank Lipman: Questioning the Norms in Medicine and Life

1:15:27 | Feb 20th, 2017

A pioneer in functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City and the author of many New York Times-bestselling books, including 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fa...Show More

Social Risks: When is it Worth It to Say Hello?

16:45 | Feb 16th, 2017

What happens when you take a social risk? Simple truth, we’re all wired for a certain level of human interaction. Some of us cannot get enough of other people. We’ll walk up to anyone, introduce ourselves, enter conversations and engage with just abo...Show More

Tiffany Dufu: What if the Power Move Was to Just Let Go?

1:15:17 | Feb 13th, 2017

When Tiffany Dufu left for summer camp as a teen, both parents dropped her off. Only one picked her up.She’d soon discover her parents had split while she’d been gone. Not long after, her mom’s boyfriend moved in and began to behave in ways Dufu, a s...Show More

Reason and Passion

15:02 | Feb 9th, 2017

There’s this beautiful verse in Khalil Gibran’s book, The Prophet that speaks to the interplay between reason and passion. It reminds us that these two qualities, so often treated as opposing forces and even warring world-views, are actually essentia...Show More

Aviva Romm: Overcoming Survival Overdrive Syndrome

1:29:37 | Feb 6th, 2017

Today’s guest, Dr. Aviva Romm, has been referred to as “the face of natural medicine in the 21st century by Prevention Magazine.”She’s a Yale-trained, board-certified physician with a specialty in women’s health and obstetrics; a midwife and herbalis...Show More

Don’t Throw Good Money (or Love) After Bad.

12:15 | Feb 2nd, 2017

You’ve heard the phrase, “don’t throw good money after bad?” It basically means, once you realize the thing you’ve invested in is not what you though it would be AND likely never will be, don’t keep putting new money into it just because of what you’...Show More

Tim Ferriss: The Story Beyond The Tools

1:19:13 | Jan 30th, 2017

Tim Ferriss is a man on a mission, driven to deconstruct mastery and excellence, then share what he’s learned.It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-H...Show More

Are You Happy, Or Afraid?

13:12 | Jan 26th, 2017

“I’m good.” It’s a lie we often tell ourselves. Why? To avoid the fear and uncertainty that comes from owning the fact that things aren’t quite what we’d hoped. That we’re terrified of of leaving the comfort of a “passable,” yet mediocre existence in...Show More

Dave Evans: Designing Your Life

1:08:44 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Today’s guest, Dave Evans, is a lecturer at the famed Stanford d.School a theological scholar and management consultant. He is also a man on a mission to explore what it means to spend time designing your life.As an early team-member at Apple, he led...Show More

I’m Aware, and it’s Bumming Me Out. Now What?

22:42 | Jan 19th, 2017

In today’s GLP Riff, we’re sharing two powerful questions from one of our super-awesome podcast listeners. Turns out, we’ve received similar questions many times over the years, so we figured this’d be a great time to share a bit of a longer answer, ...Show More

Marianne Williamson: Transforming the Illusion

59:03 | Jan 16th, 2017

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, activist and multi-time New York Times Best Selling author.She's been teaching about A Course in Miracles for three decades, founded LA meals-on-wheels program for homebound peopl...Show More

Terri Cole: Real Love, Where It’s Hiding

13:38 | Jan 12th, 2017

Love. It’s one of the most important fillers of our Connection Buckets. But, then there’s this special “type,” some people call it “real love.” We got to wondering what that even means, and why so many people seem unable to “find and keep it.” So, we...Show More

Claire Hoffman: A Journey Back to Life Transcendent

1:17:21 | Jan 9th, 2017

Abandoned by her alcoholic dad when she was five, out of cash and evicted from their NYC apartment, Claire Hoffman, her mom and seven-year-old brother found themselves dropped into a small town in Iowa.But, not just any old town, this was a sacred en...Show More

The Truth About Luck [a 4-part formula]

18:45 | Jan 5th, 2017

Luck. It’s a source of envy, denial, opportunity, anger, frustration, creation and astonishing success. When it happens to us, we revel in it. When it happens to everyone but us, we lament it. It’s become vogue in the world of performance and popular...Show More

To Succeed at Anything, Do This.

56:02 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Success is not just about knowing what to do. It is about doing it. All the information in the world, the best laid plans, the clearest, most-defined, measurable and attainable goals will not deliver the outcomes, results or resolutions you want. The...Show More

Motivation: Why You Can’t Change the One You Love [Best of]

11:10 | Dec 29th, 2016

Ever try to help someone who had absolutely no interest in being helped? It’s one of the most frustrating experiences we can have. Maybe it’s a family member or partner. Maybe it’s a close friend or colleague. Or even a customer or client. So many ti...Show More

Simon Sinek: Serve Those Who Serve Others [Best of]

59:37 | Dec 26th, 2016

On September 17, 2009, Simon Sinek stepped onto a small stage for a local gathering...and proceeded to blow away the world.The event was TEDx Puget Sound. He had no slides, no fancy presentation. Just an idea and an easel. For 18 minutes, he spoke ab...Show More

Annoyed or Blessed? It’s a Matter of Choice

09:53 | Dec 22nd, 2016

What if the “perceived imperfections, quirks or annoyances” that triggered you in other people were the very same things that, viewed differently, reminded you how blessed you were (and how great they were)? Today’s GLP Riff about a simple idea, a re...Show More

Debbie Millman: Imagine Immensities [Best of]

54:12 | Dec 19th, 2016

Debbie Millman is a creative, design and storytelling force of nature. Millman was drawn into the world of news and print in her early twenties, cultivating an appetite for artful communication, storytelling and news. By her early thirties, though, l...Show More

Finding God in the Grain

18:20 | Dec 15th, 2016

There’s something about working with your hands that changes you. Over the last generation, we’ve shifted largely to a “knowledge economy.” We value and compensate cognitive intelligence on a much higher scale than artistic, mechanical and physical i...Show More

Todd Herman: What Really Drives Elite Performance?

1:06:56 | Dec 12th, 2016

How did a kid who grew up on a farm in Alberta, Canada end up an elite performance coach to Olympic athletes and CEOs? This is the story of today’s guest, performance savant and founder The 90 Day Year, Todd Herman. Did Todd get an advanced degree? N...Show More

Attention Rule-breakers: Not So Fast.

12:07 | Dec 8th, 2016

Calling all rule-breakers, rebels and deviants from the norm… Before you run screaming from convention, consider why the rules, the norms, the cultural guides exist in the first place. Then, ask yourself, before choosing to abandon them, if they stil...Show More

Mark Nepo: Being Faithful to the Truth of the Journey

59:01 | Dec 5th, 2016

This week’s guest, Mark Nepo, is a renowned poet, philosopher, author, master storyteller and spiritual teacher. He has appeared numerous times on Oprah, his Book of Awakening was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Mark originally appeared on the show a...Show More

Introvert Entrepreneurs: A Quieter Approach to Building Business

19:38 | Dec 1st, 2016

Can you start and build a business if you’re an introvert? This was a question from our someone in our listening community. Truth told, it’s a question we get on a pretty regular basis. There is a lot of mythology about how social, forward-facing and...Show More

Emily McDowell: Irreverent Art With a Huge Heart.

1:15:46 | Nov 28th, 2016

Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who specializes in chronicling the human condition. In 2012, she left a successful career in advertising to launch her greeting card line, making cards for the relationships we actually have. ...Show More

Happiness. It’s Complicated.

13:59 | Nov 24th, 2016

What if the quest to be perpetually happy was actually making us miserable? Who doesn’t want to be happy? Who doesn’t want to laugh all day? It’s a wonderful state, deserving of a powerful seat at the good life table. Happiness has become a hot subje...Show More

Gabrielle Bernstein: The Journey From Addiction to Awareness

58:51 | Nov 21st, 2016

Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and numerous other books. She’s been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as “next-generation thought leader” and leads talks, retreats and meditations fo...Show More

What Story Is Your Life Telling?

11:58 | Nov 17th, 2016

There’s a line in the Good Life Project Living Creed: “Life is a story, if you wouldn’t read the one you’re telling, write a different ending.” That’s what today’s short and sweet GLP Riff is all about; the role of stories in our lives. What is the s...Show More

Radhanath Swami: The Path of Devotion and Service

58:52 | Nov 14th, 2016

Today’s guest is Radhanath Swami, a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His latest book is The Journ...Show More

A Good Life is a Practice, Not a Place.

11:34 | Nov 10th, 2016

So often, we look at life as a game to win, or a journey to get from where we are now to that magical, far-off destination where, finally, we get to live a good life. Except, it doesn’t work that way. There is no there there, there is only here now. ...Show More

Orly Wahba: The Kindness Boomerang

1:13:54 | Nov 7th, 2016

Orly Wahba is a teacher, entrepreneur, and community activist passionate about inspiring and motivating people to make the world a kinder place.Orly began her career as a middle school teacher, empowering children to embrace unity, build self-value, ...Show More

Are You Measuring Your Success With the Wrong Metric?

11:24 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Are you measuring your success by the wrong metric? It’s so easy to get caught up in vanity metrics. To measure how full your Good Life Buckets are with the wrong metrics. Funny enough, I got caught in this trap. And, the irony is, it was all in the ...Show More

Panache Desai: On Teachers, Triggers, Presence and Grace

1:04:27 | Oct 31st, 2016

This week’s guest, Panache Desai, is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author of Discovering Your Soul Signature, and recent guest of Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. Desai’s connection to spirit, to something bigger than him or any one being, arr...Show More

Our Podcast Setup: In the Studio and On the Road

12:02 | Oct 27th, 2016

Order your copy of Jonathan Fields’ new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, today! It’s available at booksellers everywhere. And, you can download the first chapter and invest in your copy now. +++...Show More

Glennon Doyle Melton: On Love, Life, Leading and the Limelight

1:08:10 | Oct 24th, 2016

Glennon Doyle Melton is an author, activist, and founder of and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised close to five million dollars for women and children in crisis.Her brand new book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1 New York Times Bestsel...Show More

Before You Can Choose Joy, You Have to Choose You.

09:52 | Oct 20th, 2016

Ever know someone who just radiates light? Someone who is unapologetically joyful? Even under the most challenging circumstances, there’s this heartbeat that celebrates what is good? What is it about those people? What makes them that way? Probably a...Show More

How to Live a Good Life [BONUS EPISODE]

11:08 | Oct 18th, 2016

What if today was the day that changed everything? What if you didn’t have to wait to step into your good life and, instead, you could just start living it? This moment. This day. What if a good life was a simple, daily practice, not some far away pl...Show More

Lori Harder: Transforming Anxiety Into Action and Elevation

57:02 | Oct 17th, 2016

++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Pre-order your copy of Jonathan Fields’ new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, by October 18, 2016, get great bonuses and we’ll plant a tree for every book ordered. We’r...Show More

Unbusy: A Manifesto

13:24 | Oct 13th, 2016

Busyness. It’s a problem. But, what if there was something deeper happening? An epic battle between intention and surrender that is both a source of profound pain, and an unlock key for life unbounded? And, along with that, an undiagnosed condition—R...Show More

Beyond Coaching, What Really Matters: Michael Bungay Stanier

1:06:46 | Oct 10th, 2016

The new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, by Good Life Project founder, Jonathan Fields, is available for pre-order now! It’s a joyful, story-driven, engaging and eye-opening deep dive into what ...Show More

Jocelyn Glei: Unsubscribing as an Act of Creation.

14:08 | Oct 6th, 2016

Jocelyn Glei knows how to get the right stuff done. The founding editor and a key member of the team that built the massive 99u community, website and conference and the Behance platform for creative professionals, she’s a brilliant thinker in the re...Show More

Refuge in Grief: How Megan Devine Came Back to Life

1:00:41 | Oct 3rd, 2016

The day Megan Devine’s partner died started like any other. The sun was shining as they walked to a favorite spot by the river. Matt waded in, as he’d done countless times before. Minutes later, he was gone. No warning, no time to prepare, no chance ...Show More

You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Big Difference.

12:30 | Sep 29th, 2016

There’s this idea out in the world that if you want to make a real difference, to make meaning, you have to go big. Be massively public. Take the giant risk. Build something vast and complex. You’ve got to be the wave that crashes on the shore. That ...Show More

Lisa Sugar: The Making of POPSUGAR (and a very good life)

56:00 | Sep 26th, 2016

A child of the 80s, Lisa Sugar grew up obsessed with pop-culture. Little did she know, her childhood fascination would become her career. Graduating college, Sugar headed into the world of media, and then advertising. She was working her way up the r...Show More

The Power of Personas: Unlock Your Inner Boldness

10:27 | Sep 21st, 2016

What if we could tap into the hidden superhero, savant or performer that lays buried deep inside us to do things we could normally never do? Not as a way to hide or put on a mask, but as a way to mine a secret wellspring of latent boldness and often ...Show More

Ali Handal: Music, Mastery, Meaning and Money [live performance]

1:05:10 | Sep 19th, 2016

Quick note – be sure to listen to the end, we’ve got a live, acoustic performance by this week’s guest that will rock your world! Ali Handal grew up loving music but packed up her guitar and dreams of becoming a professional musician in order to purs...Show More

When Ethos Meets Ability, Magic Ensues.

09:20 | Sep 15th, 2016

When you’re looking to build something real, something that matters, from a family or community, to a business or any other mission-driven endeavor, skills matter. So do people. Thing is, there’s also something bigger that’s important. It’s about the...Show More

Mark Manson: On Pain, Possibility and Profanity

1:05:24 | Sep 12th, 2016

The first time I stumbled upon Mark Manson’s writing, I didn’t know what to do. It was a complete pattern interrupt. The issues were raw and real, the ideas were rich and his lens was so contrarian and refreshing it made me think. Really think. But, ...Show More

The Making of a Book: How to Live a Good Life

25:17 | Sep 8th, 2016

You may have heard, I have a new book coming out. It’s called How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom. You can download the first chapter free here. What you have not yet heard, though, is the odyssey that un...Show More

Jenny Blake: Pivot Your Life (It’s no longer optional)

1:02:22 | Sep 5th, 2016

Is it possible to optimize your career for money and meaning simultaneously? Or does one always take the lead? We explore this and more in today’s conversation with author, career and business strategist and international speaker Jenny Blake. Jenny h...Show More

Work as an Act of Devotion and Expression (and, gulp, love).

11:00 | Sep 1st, 2016

How does someone spend over five decades of their life fundamentally doing the same thing and still be so madly devoted and passionate and in love with what their doing that they show up and rock it out? I’m talking about Bruce Springsteen. The man. ...Show More

Sir Ken Robinson: On the Power of Creativity and Will [Best Of]

1:11:40 | Aug 29th, 2016

In February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson stepped onto the TED stage and delivered a scathing indictment of the modern educational system, entitled “How Schools Kill Creativity.” That talk exploded into the public’s consciousness and has since become the mo...Show More

There is no perfect moment beyond the one you create.

08:35 | Aug 25th, 2016

We are constantly surrounded by imperfect circumstances that we perceive as barriers to our ability to act at the highest level. So, what do we do? We wait for the stars to align. For a sign from God that “now is the time.” Never realizing, with rare...Show More

Elizabeth Gilbert: Creating Your Life In Real Time [Best Of]

1:10:53 | Aug 22nd, 2016

As we move into these final weeks of August, we'll be airing two extraordinary "Best Of" episodes, featuring powerful conversations from the last year.First up, Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert exploded into the public's consciousness in 2006 with the rele...Show More

The Tyranny of Always

09:40 | Aug 18th, 2016

*** Camp GLP Final Call: Come join us next week! *** Why do we hammer ourselves with life-stifling, defeatist absolutes attached to negative expectations all the time? I always get rejected… I always get knocked down… I always lose… I always… I call ...Show More

Think Grow Prosper: How Ruben Chavez Turned Struggle Into Success

1:00:08 | Aug 14th, 2016

Facing a tough period in his life, this week’s guest, Ruben Chavez, turned to books to both reconnect with curiosity and rekindle the spark of possibility. As he read, he began to take voracious notes, and write down quotes he connected with. Around ...Show More

Why the Best of the Best Always Have Teachers

12:42 | Aug 11th, 2016

What does it ACTUALLY take to be great? Over the last decades, we’ve learned that practice, alone, isn’t enough. You need to make your practice “deliberate,” with a fierce focus on assessing and improving. In this sense, becoming mesmerizingly good m...Show More

Jess Lively: What happens when you let intuition take the wheel?

57:02 | Aug 7th, 2016

When you think of masculine and feminine, do you naturally think “man” and “woman” respectively? Our guest today believes everyone can harness both masculine and feminine energy to achieve greater success in business and, ultimately, life. In this ep...Show More

How to be unmistakable (even when you’re falling apart): Srinivas Rao

56:57 | Aug 4th, 2016

Srinivas Rao was following the typical life path for an American kid. Raised in a family steeped in high-expectations of professional success, he ended up pursuing an MBA at Pepperdine. He figured, when he got out, like most MBA grads, he’d be minted...Show More

Mary Fons: she quilted her way to health, now it’s time to write.

1:04:59 | Jul 31st, 2016

Mary Fons knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age, and was pursuing that path when a catastrophic illness nearly took her life, leading to surgery and changing her future forever. As she recovered and started to stitch her life back together,...Show More

He left his life to bike 46,000 miles around the world in 4 years. But, why?

59:29 | Jul 28th, 2016

Have you ever thought about leaving everything behind and traveling the world? Of cashing out your savings to hit the road and create lifelong memories and new experiences? This may sound like an impossible dream to most, but our guest today did just...Show More

Chris “Daze” Ellis: From Street Artist to Museum Collections

53:16 | Jul 25th, 2016

Today’s guest, Chris Daze Ellis, is a born-and-bred New York artist with a fascinating origin story. Although he began his prolific painting career in the gritty New York subways of the mid-70s, Daze is one of the few artists from that initial group ...Show More

The Untold Story Behind GPS Girl and the Voice of Siri.

56:00 | Jul 21st, 2016

How did an Australian woman who wanted to be the next Olivia Newton-John become the voice of SIRI and the confident giver of directions in than 400 million GPS and smart-enabled devices? Also known as “GPS Girl,” today’s guest, Karen Jacobsen, never ...Show More

The Mind Club: Who Is In, Who Is Out and Why It Matters

58:33 | Jul 17th, 2016

This week on The Good Life Project, our guest is social psychologist and professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Kurt Gray. Kurt studies mind perception and morality. In his research, Kurt is trying to answer questions about the tr...Show More

How One Woman Built a Renegade Craft Movement.

58:11 | Jul 14th, 2016

How do you go from studying psychology and religion to founding the world’s largest outdoor renegade craft fair, with outposts in nine cities. This week on Good Life Project, my guest is Susie Daly, the founder of Renegade Craft Fair. Susie’s journey...Show More

How Touch Can Make or Break Your Life, with David Linden

49:26 | Jul 11th, 2016

+++ Camp GLP is just around the corner. Click here to learn more! +++ Ever wonder why the exact same touch by one person will give you the creeps, but by another will make you yearn for more? On this episode of The Good Life, I am excited to bring yo...Show More

When Life Partners Become Business Partners: Linda & Charlie Bloom

1:09:28 | Jul 7th, 2016

+++Come to Camp GLP: The Ultimate blend of learning and play! +++ Today, on Good Life Project, I have two very special guests joining me. Linda and Charlie Bloom have been together for the better part of 50 years and have been working together for ov...Show More

The Minimalists: Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

1:04:40 | Jul 6th, 2016

Imagine having just about everything you wanted – a great job, making a lot of money, being able to get as much “stuff” as you want – and then, ending up miserable. That’s the plight of today’s guests, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also ...Show More

Jadah Sellner and Jeffrey Davis: On Legacy, Life and Laughter

1:54:30 | Jun 30th, 2016

*** Grab your spot at Camp GLP now. Click here to learn more! *** This time on The Good Life Project, I am joined by Jadah Sellner and Jeffrey Davis for a roundtable style discussion of a few of the burning issues and questions that have been on our ...Show More

How to Be Funny (Even When You’re Not): David Nihill

56:46 | Jun 26th, 2016

This week, our in-depth conversation features David Nihill. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, David, like so man of us, had a deep fear of public speaking. But, he found himself having to face this head on, when he reluctantly agreed to host a bene...Show More

Jesse Browner: What If I’d Taken a Different Path?

1:06:49 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had chosen another path? Would you have been more successful in your craft? A better writer, artist, musician? Would you have made a bigger impact in the world? My guest today, Jesse Browner,...Show More

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: On Liberation, Justice and Love

1:00:31 | Jun 19th, 2016

“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change.  Without collective change, no change matters.” – Reverend angel Kyodo williams +++ Today’s guest on the podcast is author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer ...Show More

Karan Bajaj: On Yearlong Sabbaticals and Real Jobs

1:09:42 | Jun 16th, 2016

This week, my special guest is Karan Bajaj. Karan is a #1 bestselling Indian novelist with a full-time corporate job and a rather unique approach to life, fulfillment, and personal happiness. His novels have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide an...Show More

Sharon Salzberg: Insight, Meditation and Lovingkindness

1:01:24 | Jun 12th, 2016

Camp GLP – Final $100 discount ends in just 2 days on June 15th! This is your last chance to melt into this life-changing experience at a substantial reduction in price. After June 15th, any remaining tickets go up to full-price for as long as they r...Show More

Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Parenting as a Vehicle for Liberation

58:45 | Jun 9th, 2016

Camp GLP: Final $100 discount ends in a few days. Don’t miss out!  This week, my special guest is Dr. Shefali Tsabary. If her name sounds familiar, you may have seen one of her appearances as the resident parenting expert on Oprah. Dr. Shefali is the...Show More

Petra Kolber: The Perfection Detox

57:47 | Jun 6th, 2016

Camp GLP Alert: Only a few days left to lock in your final $100 discount!  What if you had to live your life in the spotlight. With thousands of people watching not just your every move, but the things you said, the way you looked, the state of your ...Show More

The Art of Perception: How to See and Say What Really Matters

59:53 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Camp GLP $100 early-bird discount ends June 15. Grab your spot here! +++ What if success was less about mastery and more about sight? Simple truth: Most of us don’t see what is right in front of us. Instead, we see mental models and imprints of what ...Show More

André Mack: Military Kid Turned Rebel Winemaker

56:58 | May 30th, 2016

Camp GLP $100 early-bird discount ends June 15. Grab your spot here! +++ How do you go from being a wine newbie to a sommelier at Thomas Keller’s famed French Laundry? That was the journey that our today’s guest, André Mack, took. And that was just t...Show More

Broken Open: From Silicon Valley to Street Kids in India

59:06 | May 26th, 2016

Join us at Camp GLP 2015! $100 Earlybird discount expires June 15, 2016 ++++ Today’s guest is Eileen Flannigan, the Founder and Managing Director of Girls on Fire Leaders, a non-profit that provides young girls in developing nations with personal and...Show More

Jeffrey Davis: Tracking Wonder and Loving Life

1:02:38 | May 22nd, 2016

Today’s guest is obsessed with wonder. In fact, it’s his vocation. Jeffery Davis is the founder of Tracking Wonder, where he explores how to reconnect with wonder and also help people tell their their stories through books, businesses and beyond. As ...Show More

How Do You Craft Transcendent Collaborations?

35:00 | May 18th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Daniel Lerner and Gabra Zackman. This is session 3 in their three-week residency. Dan Lerner is a leading expert on elite performance, excellence and the realization of unique potenti...Show More

Anders Ericsson: Dismantling the 10,000 Hour Rule

1:06:14 | May 16th, 2016

Ever hear of the 10,000 rule? The idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become world-class at anything? Well, what if it wasn’t true? And, what if the research it was based on actually said something very different? Something that somehow got “lost in t...Show More

Melissa Ambrosini: The Joy of Missing Out

18:37 | May 13th, 2016

Today we’re featuring a very special GLP Guest Riff with Melissa Ambrosini. Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and self-love teacher. In her signature straight-talking style...Show More

Emily Heyward: On Building Brands That Shake the World

1:05:56 | May 11th, 2016

Today, I’m excited to be talking to Emily Heyward, co-founder of white-hot, Brooklyn-based branding phenomenon, Red Antler. While attending Harvard, Emily took a deep dive into the study of pop culture, ethical philosophy, and what drives people at t...Show More

David Burkus: Upending Everything You Knew About Business

58:09 | May 9th, 2016

This week’s guest:  This week, our in-depth conversation features David Burkus, dad, author, speaker, researcher, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. He teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovati...Show More

You Are Enough

13:20 | May 6th, 2016

Funny thing about competence. With rare exception, we so often look at others and think they’ve got it so much more together than us. They’re more skilled, smarter, more established, more connected, better able to do the thing we most want to do. Exc...Show More

Salacious Soundbites, Online Con-artists and Legacy Work

43:24 | May 4th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Daniel Lerner and Gabra Zackman. This is session 2 in their three-week residency. Dan Lerner is a leading expert on elite performance, excellence and the realization of unique potenti...Show More

Amy Koppelman: On Writing, Darkness, Love and Life

58:57 | May 2nd, 2016

Today’s guest, Amy Koppelman, is a three-time novelist (so far), mom and an incredibly insightful human being. Her latest novel is Hesitation Wounds. Amy’s second book, I SMILE BACK, was turned into a movie starring Sarah Silverman that premiered at ...Show More

Loving-Kindness and Compassion in Business? Really?!

14:05 | Apr 29th, 2016

In Buddhism as well as in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, you’ll find a conversation about four virtues known as the four immeasurables. These are qualities that we might seek to both cultivate and then embody in the name of service. But, they’re also ...Show More

Alec Ross: Middle School Teacher Turned Global Innovator

1:04:53 | Apr 27th, 2016

+++ CAMP GLP ALERT – $200 Early Bird Discount ends April 30th!  +++ Learn, laugh, move, play, revel, grow…see you in August! Alec Ross is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The New York Times bestseller The ...Show More

Caroline Paul: Fighting Fires, Writing Books and Gutsy Girls

1:03:16 | Apr 25th, 2016

Caroline Paul is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including her memoir about being a San Francisco firefighter, called Fighting Fire, and the illustrated Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.  In her la...Show More

The Surfer’s Guide to Entrepreneurship

13:23 | Apr 22nd, 2016

I’m not a big surfer, but I grew up on the water and around the water. Over the years, I’ve noticed a number of powerful parallels between surfing and entrepreneurship. And, sitting at the beach one day, I started to think about what surfing might te...Show More

Roundtable: Gabra Zackman & Daniel Lerner

40:05 | Apr 20th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Daniel Lerner and Gabra Zackman. This is session 1 in their three-week residency. Dan Lerner is a leading expert on elite performance, excellence and the realization of unique potenti...Show More

John O’Leary: Forged By Fire

56:43 | Apr 18th, 2016

+++ CAMP GLP ALERT – $200 Early Bird Discount ends April 30th!  +++ Learn, laugh, move, play, revel, grow…see you in August! Today’s guest, John O’Leary, has lived through worse than most can imagine. At age nine, a fire burned 100% of his body. He s...Show More

Katie Dalebout: Why Journal?

14:37 | Apr 15th, 2016

Today’s Guest Riff is brought to you by Katie Dalebout. She’s the author of the book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling. Katie helps people develop a positive image of their bodies by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their ...Show More

Roundtable: Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler – Part 3

35:51 | Apr 13th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. This is the last session in their three-week residency. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and founder of the international mindfuln...Show More

Arianna Huffington: On Family, Success and Sleep

56:30 | Apr 11th, 2016

Today’s guest is Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most w...Show More

Chris Guillebeau: The Upside of Giving Up

11:01 | Apr 8th, 2016

Finish what you start. Don’t be a quitter. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s a lesson we all learned from well-intended advice-givers somewhere along the way. It’s all about character. Life’s hard, things get hard, the people who s...Show More

Susan Piver, Lodro Rinzler: Soulmates, Rejection and Big Wins

44:52 | Apr 6th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. This is session 2 in their three-week residency. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and founder of the international mindfulness com...Show More

Krista Tippett: Becoming Wise

1:09:07 | Apr 4th, 2016

+++ CAMP GLP ALERT – $200 Early Bird Discount ends April 30th!  +++ Today’s conversation features Krista Tippett, a Peabody-award-winning broadcaster, New York Times bestselling author, and National Humanities Medalist. As the creator and host of pub...Show More

Charlie Gilkey: On Service, Hard Work and Freedom

10:13 | Apr 1st, 2016

+++CAMP GLP ALERT – $200 Early Bird Discount expires April 30th!+++ Spend 3 ½ days with us at the end of August at our “summer camp for grown-ups.” Drop the facade, revel in new friendships, play, create, move, relax and learn powerful strategies for...Show More

Roundtable: Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler – Part 1

45:18 | Mar 30th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Susan Piver and Lodro Rinzler. This is session 1 in their three-week residency. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and founder of the international mindfulness com...Show More

Neil Pasricha: From Awesome Hunter to Happiness Crusader

59:10 | Mar 28th, 2016

Today’s conversation features Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series, three time Webby Award winner, Harvard MBA grad, former Director of Leadership Development at Walmart, and husband, father, son, and brother...Show More

The Content Marketing Delusion: Work Still Matters

14:40 | Mar 25th, 2016

There’s this unfortunate delusion that’s gaining credibility in the world of entrepreneurship and careers. The road to growth is paved with “content.” Write, film, record and produce content and the world will rush to your doorstep. You don’t have to...Show More

Divine Feminine, Creative Suffering and Word Traps?

52:14 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ is the third and final week for our current guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower. Emiliya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, and is...Show More

From Club Kid to CEO and World Hunger Activist

58:13 | Mar 21st, 2016

This week’s guest:  This week, our in-depth conversation features Cathy Burke, speaker, author, and global change maker has served as CEO of The Hunger Project Australia for nearly two decades, and has traveled extensively across the villages of Afri...Show More

A Faster Path to Peak Performance: Optimize the Core

11:42 | Mar 17th, 2016

There are times it makes sense to throw money at a problem, and times when that’s not only the worst thing you can do, it’s also the least effective. When we think about performing better, whether it’s at work, in sport, even relationships, we often ...Show More

Hack Your Best Self, Fly Your Freak Flag, Get Serious About Play

37:28 | Mar 16th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower. Emiliya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, and is the founder of the Certificate in ...Show More

Eric Zimmer: Feeding Your Good Wolf

1:00:59 | Mar 14th, 2016

Today’s guest, Eric Zimmer, is the host of the wonderful The One You Feed podcast. Growing up in Ohio, his life took a hard turn and began to spin out of control. He eventually found himself addicted to heroin and alcohol, living in a van and struggl...Show More

The First Step to a More Meaningful Career

14:11 | Mar 11th, 2016

This week’s Good Life Project Riff is a reply to a question from one of our wonderful listeners. You’ve spent your whole life working at something that pays the bills, something that gives you time to be with family. Life, on the whole, is pretty goo...Show More

Roundtable: On Anger, Vibrations and Competence

41:48 | Mar 9th, 2016

Today’s Good Life Project Roundtable™ features guests-in-residence Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP and and Bob Gower. Emiliya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing, and is the founder of the Certificate in ...Show More

Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez: Leading Through The Abyss

51:34 | Mar 7th, 2016

For most of us, dealing with change is tough. We’re wired to avoid wading into the abyss where we don’t know how things are going to end. Even tougher, though, is leading others through change. Today’s guests, Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez know this...Show More

How Thinking Kills Willpower (and what to do about it)

12:57 | Mar 4th, 2016

There’s a somewhat ironic relationship between willpower and thinking. They don’t play nicely with each other. The more you tax your brain with what we’d call a “cognitive load,” the more your ability to regulate your behaviors craters. So, if you’re...Show More

Roundtable: Bad Things, Biased Media and Crazy Cons

35:06 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Today’s episode is part 3 of our latest experiment, a new show format we’re calling Good Life Project Roundtable™. What is it? A new weekly show that won’t replace, but will be added to our long-form conversations and short riffs. Two “guests-in-resi...Show More

MindBodyGreen Founder, Jason Wachob: What Really Matters

57:53 | Feb 29th, 2016

What if you could take an idea and turn it into a website with more than 12 million visitors a month and a powerful global community? That’s exactly what today’s guest, Jason Wachob, did. He is the founder of Mind Body Green, one the web’s top wellne...Show More

The Power of Following Before You Lead

12:00 | Feb 26th, 2016

I don’t like following, never have. Other peoples’ rules and procedures and constraints and processes often don’t sit quite right with me. I prefer to take my own path, follow my own rules. It’s why I was the “Lemonade Stand Kid” in my neighborhood—I...Show More

Roundtable: Tara Mohr and Erin Moon – Session 2

43:24 | Feb 24th, 2016

Today’s episode is part 2 of our latest experiment, a new show format we’re calling Good Life Project Roundtable™. What is it? A new weekly show that won’t replace, but will be added to our long-form conversations and short riffs. Two “guests-in-resi...Show More

Adam Grant: What It Takes to Be An Original (and why you care)

48:20 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Originals are the non-conformists who drive creativity and change forward—the ones who help us progress as both independent cultures and a unified species. They’re Steve Jobs’ “crazy ones.” Yet in spite of this, humanity has always had a fascinatingl...Show More

Hacking Momentum: Stop When You Most Want to Go

09:56 | Feb 19th, 2016

Every large scale creative endeavor, from writing a book to building a body of work, creating a collection or a company, is made up of dozens, maybe even hundreds or even thousands of smaller scale benchmarks, along with the “pushes” it takes to hit ...Show More

Roundtable: Erin Moon and Tara Mohr

40:54 | Feb 17th, 2016

Today’s episode is our latest experiment, a new show format we’re calling Good Life Project Roundtable™. What is it? A new weekly show that won’t replace, but will be added to our long-form conversations and short riffs. Two “guests-in-residence” and...Show More

Jon Acuff: On the Power of Truth, Humor and Craft

59:31 | Feb 15th, 2016

Imagine you’re on stage, charged with holding the attention of a thousand people. Knowing that, as soon as you stop talking the free cocktails begin. Your job is to keep the audience rapt for a solid 60-minutes. It’s you against the taunt of free par...Show More

Conveying the Cool: How to Sell an Idea That’s Ahead of it’s Time

10:55 | Feb 10th, 2016

Here’s a great question from one of our listeners, David: If your work is truly cutting edge, how do you effectively market if people don’t even have the distinctions yet to “get it,” and you need to get their attention AND it takes a longer conversa...Show More

Choosing Love Over Work: Erika Napoletano

1:05:49 | Feb 8th, 2016

Imagine you’re an actor. You work your entire life to generate a magic moment. A call, offering you the role that could open the door to your dreams. But, there is a cost. The gig will require you to cancel the trip of a lifetime with the one person ...Show More

How Prioritize Your Projects: A different Approach

14:25 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Last week, Jonathan shared a GLP Riff about how he prioritizes major projects. He talked about his move away from “batching” tasks and parallel creation to taking a longer view and adopting a Serial Creation approach to getting big projects done bett...Show More

Elena Brower: On Yoga, Love, Addiction and Grace

1:02:21 | Feb 1st, 2016

Today’s guest, Elena Brower, dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of yoga nearly 20 years ago. She rose to acclaim, becoming known first as a wonderful teacher on the New York yoga scene, and then a teacher of teachers on a larger stage. B...Show More

Serial Creation: Make Better Stuff Faster and Easier

13:13 | Jan 27th, 2016

The process of creation breathes me. Always has, always will. I wake up every day thinking about what I am going to create, from business to art and health to relationships. The bigger challenge for me has never been about having enough ideas, it’s b...Show More

Chase Jarvis: Acclaimed Photographer and CreativeLIVE Founder

1:17:13 | Jan 25th, 2016

Imagine a career…no…Imagine a life where you travel the world earning your living by taking jaw-dropping photos of some of the most astounding athletes, action-sports, and breathtaking backdrops the planet has to offer. Sound too good to be true?—it’...Show More

How You Handle No Is How You Handle Life

12:06 | Jan 20th, 2016

“No.” It’s such a simple word, and yet…massively impactful. Too often we find ourselves standing toe to toe with No—challenging it as an unwarranted slight, or an underserved rejection. My question is—why? No isn’t about passing judgement, it isn’t a...Show More

Too Smart to Be Conned? Think Again!

1:00:29 | Jan 18th, 2016

Imagine yourself as a child uprooted from your home, and bouncing from nation to nation as a paperless refugee… Envision the fear of being unexpectedly foreign in lands when the customs are as alien as the language being spoken… What would you do? Wo...Show More

Founder or Entrepreneur? It’s Not Just Semantics

08:01 | Jan 13th, 2016

If you ask someone who is working on turning an idea into a business what they call themselves, a likely answer these days is “startup founder.” If you’d asked that same question a generation ago, you’d have probably heard “entrepreneur” or “business...Show More

Level Up Your Life with Nerd Fitness Founder, Steve Kamb

1:02:23 | Jan 11th, 2016

Nerd. Gamer. Athlete. Three words you rarely hear uttered in the same sentence, let alone to describe any one person (unless your talking about epic movie battles). But, that “triple-threat” describes founder of the global Nerd Fitness movement and a...Show More

The Will to Change Must Come From Within

11:10 | Jan 6th, 2016

Ever try to help someone who had absolutely no interest in being helped? It’s one of the most frustrating experiences we can have. Maybe it’s a family member or partner. Maybe it’s a close friend or colleague. Or even a customer or client. So many ti...Show More