Christine Carter, Ph.D. — Raising Happiness, Building Habits for Top Performance, Handling Uncertainty of Life, and More (#118)

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Christine Carter, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and coach. Her books include The New Adolescence:
Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction
(2020), The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less (2017) and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (2011). A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and the recipient of multiple honors and awards, Dr. Carter earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology at UC Berkeley. (Go Bears!)

For many years, Dr. Christine Carter was the executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC), where she remains a sociologist and Senior Fellow. She writes a monthly advice column for Greater Good magazine that is syndicated on PsychologyToday.com and many other websites.

Dr. Carter has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows, including the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show”, the “TODAY” show, the “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” PBS, NPR and BBC Radio. She has been quoted or featured in every major newspaper in the US, including The New York Times , USA Today , the Chicago Tribune , the San Francisco Chronicle ,
The Washington Post , the Boston Globe , The Wall Street Journal. In addition, she is often quoted in lifestyle magazines such as Real Simple and in dozens of other
online news sources.

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Questions I ask:

  • How are you dealing with uncertainty in your personal life these days?
  • How do you stay grounded in any conflict?
  • Setting healthy boundaries?
  • How to elevate happiness?
  • Morning routines, habbits?
  • and much more!

People Mentioned: Martha Beck, Byron Katie

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Short Life Advice From The Best — Andrea Goeglein and Jill Bolte Taylor (#117)

This episode is part of my new experiment where I combine some nuggets from the episodes done with Dr. Andrea Goeglein and Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor.

Dr. Andrea Goeglein altered the truth of her age and got a job at a Wall Street brokerage firm at 14.  By 24 she opened her first operating business – a Haagen-Dazs ice cream store in Reno, Nevada.  Many businesses and a PhD in Organizational Psychology later she felt she had experienced enough stress and anxiety to be an expert. Today she is a Success Catalyst and known as Dr. Success™.  Andrea is the founder, curator and author of the Don’t Die™ self-development collection of books.  Her latest book is Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave. As an expert in Applied Positive Psychology, she is your success Sherpa, guiding you as you climb the mountain of success.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her physical function and thinking ability. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight:

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Debra Stangl — Sedona Soul Adventures, Focus on the Next Step, The Journey to Happy and Spiritual Awakening, and More (#112)

How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life

-Debra

Debra Stangl is the founder of Sedona Soul Adventures and author of the #1 International Best Seller The Journey To Happy – How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life. Debra was a divorce attorney for over 20 years in Omaha, Nebraska before a spiritual re-awakening in 1999 in Sedona led her to leave her practice, embark on a 3 year journey of personal healing, culminating in the founding of Sedona Soul Adventures in 2002. Sedona Soul Adventures does life changing, relationship-saving retreats that are custom designed for each individual and couple. The retreats consist of one-on-one or two-on-one private sessions, utilizing over 50 of the Master Practitioners in Sedona. SSA was named “Best in Sedona” in Retreats in 2020, “Best Marriage Retreats in the US for 2020” by Guidedoc and one of the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US in 2019.

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Book: The Journey To Happy: How Embracing the Concept that NOTHING IS WRONG Can Transform Your Life

Connect with Debra : Website | Sedona Soul Adventures | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube

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  • You had a spiritual awakening in Sedona in 1999. Could you please speak to that?
  • What was your self-talk when you were working as a divorce attorney?
  • Would you mind talking about your mom? How was your relationship with your mom?
  • Energy and Healing work?
  • We all have some negative emotions, painful moments and letting go surrendering isn’t easy, how did you develop that compassion for your dad?
  • If someone has never done any sort of energy healing work, how should they start?
  • How do you help couples stay together?
  • and much more!

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Michael Bunting — Ethics and Values based Mindfulness, Inner Inquiry Work, Mindful Leadership, Developmental Practice, and More (#111)

“Buddha himself even said, feel the feelings inside the feelings.”

-Michael

Michael Bunting is the founder of prominent leadership consultancy WorkSmart Australia, a certified B Corp, and The Mindful Leader – the world’s most comprehensive online portal for mindful leadership.

He has trained and coached thousands of leaders – from CEOs to front-line managers, with a client base that includes numerous global multinationals. With an outstanding track record in his field, Michael is renowned as a world-leading authority on mindful leadership. In 2015, he teamed up with the biggest names in the field of leadership research – Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner to co-author Extraordinary Leadership in Australia & New Zealand.

He has since authored two more ground-breaking books: The Mindful Leader and A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation. He is one of only a few people in the world to teach Mindful Leadership at an Exec MBA level, on Sydney University’s #1 ranked Global Executive MBA. Michael has engaged in a disciplined personal mindfulness practice for over 23 years and has taught mindful leadership to businesses and governments for more than 16 years.

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  • Do you include mindfulness as part of the culture change at a workplace?
  • How did you get into the mindfulness space in your personal life?
  • Inner Inquiry Work?
  • Is there any difference between just mindfulness and developmental mindfulness practice?
  • Foundations of Mindfulness?
  • Ethical Mindfulness?
  • and much more!

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Have Patience with yourself!

How poor are they that have no Patience- Shakespeare.
Patience is really a virtue and so many people are suffering through this disease of impatience.

Patience is really a virtue and so many people are suffering through this disease of impatience.

How poor are they that have no Patience- Shakespeare

Why are some people so impatient?

If you are one of them- have you ever asked yourself, “why am I so impatient?”.

You might be patient in some areas of life, but impatient in some other neglected areas.

What is it that you are doing to be patient in some areas? Do you want to be patient in those neglected areas?

Impatience can cause fear, stress and discouragement.

Impatience arises when we want to achieve something quicker in life.

You may see some successful people showing up on social media and think of their success as overnight. Let me tell you that any success is never overnight. Successful people have already spent days, months and years to achieve their dreams to get things and to be where they are now.

Success in any field always depends on PATIENCE.

When you work on a challenging goal, not all your strategies are going to work in one time and failure is common. You must be patient and keep moving.

Impatience for a short period of time is OK because it helps you to think about your approach in life.

But you can’t afford to be impatient always.

You have to have patience with yourself and you have to have patience with others as well.

PATIENCE

While driving, I observe that some people are rushing so much and that tells me about their impatience behavior. Some people just keep honking just to get ahead. When I observe this behavior, that makes me think that driving impatiently is one of the reasons for road Rashes.

Impatience is usually the result of the fear we have in our mind and heart.

When we are in the fearful state, we are in an illusion to do something and that does not end well.

There was one area where I was impatient some 5 years ago, and that was my relationship with the ex-girlfriend. I was living in fear and always questioned- what if she leaves me? What if she does this and that?

Over the period, I have gained so much confidence and patience with myself and others.

How I became patient?

I read books on how to be patient.

When we are in the impatient mode, we tend to do things quickly. Doing things quickly may not end well.

“Desire to have things done quickly, prevents their being done thoroughly.”- Confucius.

Whenever I get impatient with anything, I just ask myself- “what is my purpose and mission in life? Why am I here”. I shift the focus from impatience to something meaningful in life.

During impatient times, I also think of nature, its plant and the trees. I just sit on my patio and look at the trees and plants. It gives me feeling that “nature reveals its secrets at its own time”. However, you rush to make a tree grow, it doesn’t work that way.

Then, why are we so impatient?

Patience is simply having faith without any doubt that things will work out soon.

When we become so much patient with ourselves, we just know that things will work out in the future, even though they are not working now.

My spiritual guru Wayne Dyer always said- “Infinite patience creates immediate results”.

Some time ago, I was working on some important project that I really love. Sometimes, I felt the need to rush things and I could notice the clouds of Impatience over my head. I was trying to finish off things quickly, and later I realized that the completed things were not completed the way I wanted to be.

My heartbeat was getting faster due to impatience.

I just closed my eyes and started meditation for 2 mins, “release, release, let go, let go”.

I have learned a lot of patience in the last 2 years. I can clearly say at this point in life that I am being patient with myself and others. 

When I see impatient behavior in others, I simply say Thank you to God and the universe, to give me the wisdom of being patient.

Whenever I feel impatience, I do this

  • Think about the times in the past when I achieved goals by being patient.
  • Close my eyes and think about my purpose and mission in life.
  • Think about the trees and plants.
  • Think about someone who faced bodily injury and they recovered in days and months, no matter how soon they wanted that to be recovered.