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The Secret Strategy to Be Happy AND to Really Achieve Your Goals

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As we go through life, we quickly discover that our actions are the only thing within our control. Random events casually derail our carefully laid plans. Read on to discover how we can be happy AND achieve our goals by focusing on the process, NOT the outcome.

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3 minutes

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Rebuilding Your Life After Losing Your Identity with Sorelle Amore

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Sorelle Amore lost her identity as a travel influencer when the global pandemic hit the world. But she came out even stronger and more dedicated to her transformation. This is how she rebuilt herself, and how you can too.

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2 minutes

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Cultivate Good Heart, Not Clever Mind

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We have enough “clever minds”. We need more “good hearts.” The latter is more likely to make a lasting change in the world view of the donor that has a ripple effect on both the individual and society. You help because you can. The helping is its own reward. Any expectation detracts from the value of what you do. In this coming year do write out checks to worthy causes. But do, also, personally engage in some act of service. The life you change will be your own. Be a ‘good heart’. Not a ‘clever mind’.

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5 minutes

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This 81 Year Old Learned to Code to Create an App for Seniors

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You’re never too old to learn or try something new. Not ever. If you need proof, take a look at 81 year-old Masako Wakamiya, who after never touching a computer until she was 58, coded an entire app to help seniors in her community stay connected and live more fulfilling lives. 

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4 minutes

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Understanding Your Current Relationship With Money

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If money were a person, what kind of relationship would you have with it? Money EQ is the key to enjoying a happy and healthy relationship with money. So it’s not about how much money you have or how financially savvy you are. It’s about how you relate to it that makes your life meaningful. So, how can you improve your relationship with money?

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2 minutes

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You Can Make Yourself Like Stuff That is Good For You!

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Can you like arugula more than chocolate and a ten-mile run more than watching the latest Netflix thriller? There is much in your life that you now like and once hated. Most persons dislike coffee or single malt whiskey the first time they taste it. Ditto cigarettes and dark chocolate and wine. The liking comes later. So, if you want to train yourself to like – or even love – something that you currently don’t, here is how to go about it.

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62 minutes

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Using Discomfort as a Tool for Change with Tania Carriere

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This episode of the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast features Tania Carriere, a renowned leadership consultant and ICF Certified Positive Psychology and Leadership Coach. Her mission is to bring leadership and experiential learning practices to create the deeply engaging learning environments needed to effect impactful and resonant behavioural, emotional and relational change.

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65 minutes

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Stoicism: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience with Nancy Sherman

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Today, we’re going to clear the “mist on your mental wind screen.” In this episode we’ll be hearing from distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown U, Nancy Sherman. Nancy is also the Inaugural Distinguished Chair of Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is fascinated with ancient ethics and how it can inform our modern practices, thought processes, and overall lives. She is the author of Stoicism: Ancient Lessons of Modern Resilience.

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60 minutes

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Be a Systems Thinker: From Chronically Chaotic to Rhythms of Rest with Marilyn Paul Ph.D

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In this episode you’re going to learn how to turn 7 days a week into 8. First, our thought leader of the day is Marilyn Paul, a true ‘systems’ thinker. From projects for WHO to others like cutting down on waste, Marilyn applies her world-class way of finding and applying solutions.

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60 minutes

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Lead like a Bee: Business Benefits of a Hive Mind with Jordan Schwartz

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Our thought leader of the day is Jordan Schwartz, a believer of the “Hive Mind” as a strategy for leaders to grow their teams and businesses. The Hive Mind simply refers to the collective intelligence or consciousness of a group of people. Drawing lessons from beehives and ant colonies, Jordan leads his team in implementing his many endeavors, including Pathable, an event app and website channel for conferences and other virtual events. 

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Good Thing, Bad Thing, Who Knows? Silencing the Mental Chatter with Dr. Srikumar Rao

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Hear from Dr. Srikumar Rao, a world-renowned happiness guru and Founder and CEO of The Rao Institute which is dedicated to helping individuals live lives of extraordinary accomplishment and deep fulfillment.

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16 minutes

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Abundance is Our Future!

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It’s easy to concede that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but the data shows the opposite! Here’s the CEO of the X-Prize foundation to clue us in on where we are headed and why!

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7 minutes

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Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

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There’s a lot of pressure to “find your passion” these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today’s EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!

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21 minutes

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Tim Minchin on the Wonder of Micro-Ambitions

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Want to hear a refreshing, completely counter-intuitive take on realizing your path in life. Here’s an unlikely and brilliant source!

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18 minutes

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A Positive Perspective of Population Growth

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Fascinating – maybe positive – math on the subject of population growth!

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19 minutes

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How to Spot a Liar at a Glance!

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Imagine how different life would be if most of us could spot deception at a glance? Turns out there is some amazing science to help us do that! Take a look!

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17 minutes

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The Key to the Search for Happiness

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In our quest for happiness, could we be starting from the wrong place. Today’s EWC thought leaders takes us through a way of thinking that might be the key to happiness! See what you think!

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60 minutes

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An Interview with Ever Widening Circles!

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Have you heard the Ever Widening Circles backstory? Today, we bring you a unique piece, this time featuring our back story, how we got here, and where we are headed next!

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30 minutes

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Have a Little Faith!

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Zach Anner is a comedian with cerebral palsy who is a self-proclaimed “religious idiot.” On his quest to learn more about the religions of the world, he takes us on an incredible journey that is as hilarious as it is enlightening! Check out our new favorite YouTube series here at EWC!

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20 minutes

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Do You Have a Creative Genius?

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What is creativity? Is our modern way of thinking about it wong? It’s hard to put a finger on inspiration, but author Elizabeth Gilbert thinks that the answer to our creative woes might require turning to the past for answers. Check out her incredible TED Talk!

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17 minutes

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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns’ secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am – and maybe because of that. See why!

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12 minutes

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This Year, A Resolution of Mindfulness!

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Psychologist Philip Zimbardo explains the impact the way we think about time has on our lives! Now, this New Year how can we best use that knowledge to become more mindful people?

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13 minutes

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Asking Questions Without Answers

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What can asking questions without answers teach us? Chris Anderson and TED-Ed team up to help us think about ourselves and the universe in a bigger way! Check it out!

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8 minutes

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Empty Pickle Jar Philosophy

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Can one of the most important philosophies in life be contained in a pickle jar? It can, and it could change your life and the life of the people you love. Take a look!

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9 minutes

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What’s Invisible? Asking a Bigger Question

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When we ask “what’s invisible” we may find ourselves asking a bigger question than we anticipated! John Lloyd shows us just how much out there is invisible.

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7 minutes

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Maya Angelou: Just Do Right

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Have you ever felt like you could use the advice of a wise elder, or a loving grandparent? Maybe one clarifying perspective to reach for, moment to moment, might be helpful.

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4 minutes

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Whales Giving Us Some Perspective

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Can whales help us gain some perspective on our place on the planet? A drone captures a strange encounter that may help us think twice about how big we really are.

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12 minutes

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Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

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Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.

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27 minutes

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What Makes Us Happy?

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We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

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