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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  • 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!

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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

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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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Amy Coleman, MD — Ancient Wisdom Merges Into Modern Science, Functional Integrative Medicine, Balancing Nervous system, and More (#110)

Dr. Amy Coleman  is CEO and founder of Wellsmart, a federally recognized, woman-owned, veteran-owned company that delivers advanced healthcare systems to the government and military sectors. She is owner and practitioner of the Wellsmart Functional and Integrative Medicine Clinic in Lexington, KY.   

Dr. Coleman has eight years of military medical leadership as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force.  She served as an expeditionary Flight Surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was promoted as the first female and youngest Commander of the Special Operations Clinic at the Air Force European Headquarters.

 She served as a dedicated physician and appointed consultant to fighter pilot squadrons, special forces units, US embassies,  Generals, and to NASA for the Space Shuttle Trans-Atlantic Landing missions (TAL).  Dr. Coleman helped to orchestrate the adoption of acupuncture into the Air Force, which has greatly reduced the use of opiates and restores greater functioning for veterans and active duty members.  She was trained in Japanese Acupuncture from Harvard and completed a fellowship in  functional medicine from the Cleveland-Clinic based IFM model.  

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Book: Discovering Your Doctor Within

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  • Eastern and western models of wellness
  • Sympathetic dominance: sympathetic dominant condition as a source of many health problems today
  • What could be some of those ways to balance our nervous system?
  • Practices in your personal life to get calmed down?
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Dr. Tasha Eurich — Increase Your Self-Awareness, Importance of Feedback, Meditation, and Effective Decision Making (#108)

“The surprising truth about how others see us, how we see ourselves, and why the answers matter more than we think”

-Tasha

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She uses science to help successful executives—from early stage entrepreneurs to public company CEOs—achieve dramatic and measurable personal and organizational change. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to professional development.

With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Dr. Eurich is the principal of The Eurich Group, a boutique executive development firm that helps companies—from start-ups to the Fortune 100—succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. She’s worked directly with tens of thousands of leaders and spoken live to hundreds of thousands more, on every continent but Antarctica. Her clients include Google, Salesforce, the NBA, IBM, Walmart, and the White House Leadership Development Program.

Her TEDx talks have been viewed more than seven million times. As a global thought leader, Dr. Eurich has been named one of the top 30 emerging management thinkers (Thinkers50), the #1 self-awareness coach (Marshall Goldsmith/Thinkers50), and the #1 organizational culture and #5 communication expert (GlobalGurus). She was also chosen from more than 18,000 candidates as one of Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s “100 Coaches” to advance the practice of leadership (Dr. Goldsmith is recognized as the world’s most influential leadership thinker).

Dr. Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted at #8 on The New York Times bestseller list in 2013. Her latest book, Insight, delves into the connection between self-awareness and success, where she shares the surprising findings from her multi-year research program on the topic. Hailed as a “bold, exhilarating take on self-improvement” by Success Magazine and a “fascinating read” by The Guardian, Insight was named the #1 best career book by The Muse, a best book of 2017 by Strategy+Business, and nominated for 800-CEO-READ’s business book of the year. Brené Brown selected Insight as one of her Leadership / Business books, and famed Wharton professor Adam Grant calls it one of the three books he recommends most often.

Dr. Eurich contributes to Harvard Business Review, and her work has been featured in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, BBC, NPR, and Forbes, as well as peer-reviewed journals.

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Books: Insight, Bankable Leadership

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  • What is self awareness?
  • Do you have any advice for somebody who thinks they are not self aware?
  • Was there any instance in your life when you realize that you are not self aware and then you needed to work on this?
  • Could you tell us some of the practices to develop self-awareness?
  • How to respond to negative feedback?
  • Is there a specific language to request for the feedback in our personal and professional life?
  • and much more!

People Mentioned: Chip and Dan Heath, Marshal Goldsmith,

Books Mentioned: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

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Simone Figueroa — Recovering Perfectionist, Bullet Proof Coffee, Canyon Ranch Experience, Shifting Mental Health Landscape, and More (#102)

“Good is Good Enough”

-Simone

Simone Figueroa graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and concentration in Spirituality and Health. At the beginning of her academic journey, Simone struggled with her mental health and emotional well-being. It wasn’t until her Junior year when she fatefully stumbled upon a credit-bearing course in Mindfulness that she went from surviving in college to thriving. The effects of this course were so profound that it ultimately changed the trajectory of her career.

Upon graduating, Simone went to work for Canyon Ranch, a premier Health & Wellness Resort in Tucson, AZ where she held various positions ranging from Operations Manager of Health, Healing & Spiritual Wellness to Director of Guest Experience. She then went on to start Conscious Living & Lifestyle, a coaching practice to support individuals in achieving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. An avid learner, Simone returned to Columbia University and received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in Education with an emphasis on Mind-Body Medicine, graduating at the top of her class.

During her studies at Columbia University, she took a year long practicum in Positive Psychology and became fascinated with and quickly saw a need for Positive Education, the incorporation of ‘heart-based life skills’ into the academic environment. This, coupled with her own struggles as an undergraduate student, drives her passion and mission to effectuate positive change within the mental health landscape on college campuses and to the realization of U-Thrive Educational Services. Simone lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Isaac and her dog, Diesel, and has a love for traveling, being active, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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  • Walking through a mindful moment
  • What positive impact you see in your life through Meditation?
  • Learning from Canyon Ranch
  • Correlation between mindfulness and a spirituality
  • and much more!

People Mentioned: Michael Singer

Books Mentioned: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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Physical Perfection — Confidence Makes You Attractive

If you fill different colors of balloons and let them go in the sky, which one do you think will go high?
The black or the colored one?

They all will go high.

If you fill different colors of balloons and let them go in the sky, which one do you think will go high?

The black or the colored one?

They all will go high.

It doesn’t really matter what the color of your skin is. It doesn’t matter if you are black, brown or white.

What matters is how you think and how you live your life.

How do you feel about the body you occupy?

Your attitude towards your body impacts the atoms and molecules that comprise the body. Happy thoughts make happy molecules. –Deepak Chopra.

In world history, there have been many people who were not white, but they rose to the top.

Barack Obama became the president of the United States, and that means anyone with any skin color can go high.

So many people in the world are having an inferiority complex about their skin color and they literally feel that they are not successful just because of their color.

Wrong!

In some societies where arranged marriages are still applicable, it is sad to see that people give a lot of importance to the color. If you are white, then you will have better prospects.

My question is why?

Why do we judge people based on their color? Why don’t we see what they have inside them?

If you are judging people on their color, you are separating yourself from the divine universal power and you are letting your ego take charge. EGO means Edged God Out.

Especially in arrange marriages, everyone wants to get married to a fair-skinned person. Never forget that beauty will fade away with time, but what you have inside your heart and mind, will never fade away.

It’s great to look good. You can always look good If you can carry yourself with confidence.

There are so many beauty products in the market claiming to make you fair-skinned. This is total discrimination. These beauty product ads are just telling you to judge people.

You need to work out on your physical health.

You can always have a great physical health by exercising and eating healthy. People confuse physical health with looks and skin color.

There is no concept of perfection in the universe, and it does also apply to your physical body.

If you are striving for physical perfection, you are striving for the failure in life.

Become a person of value rather than physically perfect. Your physical outlook is going to change with time and it is natural. If you are trying to go against nature, you are welcoming the natural disaster in your life. Think about it!

No one can stop the process that is the ever-changing body. – Wayne Dyer

Have a good attitude towards your body. Honor it and have good welcoming thoughts.

The purity of thoughts will make your body healthy. Never complain about your body. If you feel that you are out of shape, accept it, eat good and exercise.

If you don’t feel good about your body, others will also perceive you that way.

Try to think in this way. Your physical body is temporary is this world. Your soul is permanent. Your body is just like a garage to your soul. You definitely need to take care of your body. But you don’t have to be so concerned with your physical perfection. You are god’s gift and your body is unique. Your soul has shown up in this physical body.

If you do have self-doubts and inferiority complex about your physical body, just PAUSE for a minute and think about all the dark-skinned and not-so-good-looking personalities of the world who moved the needle of this world.

If they can do it and rise to the high, you can also do it.

Everyone wants to have a good-looking partner. Fair enough. There is nothing wrong with this, but don’t forget to see inside them. Only good looks will not take to the far in life.

It is also connected to your self-image. Even if you are perceived in the world as a good-looking person, what if your self-image is that you don’t feel good about your self?

There are so many celebrities who have committed suicide or wrecked their life. Why? Because they didn’t have a good self-image.

Whenever I see a person with good looks, a question pops up in my mind “How do they perceive themselves? Do they have good self-image”?

Confidence is the key here. If you walk and talk like a confident person, this is more beautiful than anything else.

While growing up, I had a lot of doubts and inferiority complex about my physical body.

Part of the reason is that some guys used to tease me when I was in school just because I am brown.

At that time, I started feeling bad about myself and as a result, I was low in confidence.

I still remember the time when I was 9 years old when a close relative commented on my skin color. To be honest, I couldn’t face that person after that for years. Now, when I see them, my confidence is high with the head on my shoulders.

Also, a guy in my mid-school told me that I have a thick lower lip. What?

I started feeling bad about that and became very conscious about that because I didn’t have a good self-image at that time.

People’s opinion is just their opinion and you don’t have to listen to that.

But now, people tell me that I have got very attractive lips and a great smile. Whenever anybody told me years ago that I have a good smile, I never believed them.

But, now I do. I respect the way I am.

I am fortunate that I have overcome all those fears and inferiority complexes about myself. I have gained the confidence.

Confidence makes you a very attractive person.

I have accepted the fact that I have shown up in this body and I am brown in skin color.  I am proud to be like this.

I feel sorry for all those who judge people based on their physical body and I request them to change it.

When you change the way, you look at the things, the things you look at change. -Wayne Dyer.

I am thankful to all those people who commented on me. You all made me stronger and stronger.

Pain helps to grow and change. Love yourself. Love your body. Your body is a Gift to you.

You show up in this temporary body but your soul is permanent

It is not the color that matters, it is the stuff inside that matters the most.

It is not the color that determines how high you go, it is the stuff inside that sends you high.

Get the self-doubt out of your mind and all the inferiority complex residing in your mind.