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How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley
How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley
Kate Hanley

Start your day with one simple thing you can do in the next 24 hours to be your better self--not so you... more

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[Socially Awkward]: How to Have Fun & Make Real Connections at a Networking Event

We're headed back out there--conferences, networking events, even just going to the office and having in-person meetings. Some people have... more

29 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
[Socially Awkward]: A 3-Step Formula for Introducing Yourself without Rambling

This week I’m talking about how to get back out there and being social with people in real time without... more

27 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
[Tough Times], 7 Little Things that Help You Deal with Tough Times

When you’re going through tough times, it’s tempting to just hunker down and endure and do whatever it takes to... more

24 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
[Tough Times], Finding Your Way to Post Traumatic Growth

Today I'm talking with Andrea Nakayama, founder of the Functional Nutrition Alliance. For the last 20+ years, Andrea helped those... more

22 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
[Tough Times], Secrets to Being Able to Receive Support

Here’s a truth about tough times–they’re naturally a LOT tougher when you try to get through them on your own. And... more

20 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
[Grab Bag], The Life Admin We All Ought to Be Doing in March

If, as I shared in Monday’s episode, March is meh it’s a great time to simultaneously catch up on and... more

17 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
[Grab Bag], What’s the Deal with CBD?

One of the things on my crazy mixed-up list of things giving me life are CBD supplements–they were my pain... more

15 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
[Grab Bag]: Crazy, Mixed-Up List of the Things Giving Me Life

I have two mantras for this time of year: May is cray (because it’s always jam-packed with various events), and... more

13 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
[Better for You Buzzes]: What to Do When You’re Upset (Before You Pour a Glass or Pop a Gummy)

Worry, angst, malaise, the blahs, questioning--these states overtake all of us at some point, often when we’re navigating some kind... more

10 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
[Better for You Buzzes]: Navigating the Brave New World of Legal Cannabis

Now that marijuana is legal in many states, it’s no longer a sneaky little secret–but does that mean it’s time... more

08 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
[Better for You Buzzes]: Is Alcohol Good or Bad for You?

Is alcohol good for you or bad for you? Well…it’s both. On one hand, red wine is part of the... more

06 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
[Comfort Podcasts]: A Guided Meditation for Feeling Better About…Everything

Continuing on the comfort theme, today I’m replaying an interview with award-winning book coach, Lisa Tener, who shares her super... more

03 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
[Comfort Podcasts]: Forgive Your Financial Mistakes

Continuing on this week’s theme of comfort (I’m replaying episodes this as I’m dealing with the aftermath of appendicitis) I’m... more

01 Mar 2023 · 10 minutes
[Comfort Podcasts]: The Surprisingly Deep Reason Why Feeling Cozy Matters

Hi! So… I ended up having my appendix out just as my podcast episodes were due. Which is why I’m... more

27 Feb 2023 · 9 minutes
[Things to Stop Doing]: 3 Tricks to Stop Blowing off Your Self-Care

Today’s thing to stop doing, is blowing off your self-care, whatever that may be–going to bed at a decent time,... more

24 Feb 2023 · 12 minutes
[Things to Stop Doing]: Why Venting Is Better Than Complaining

Today’s thing to do less of is complaining. Complaining is a real slippery slope, because even though it feels constructive–because... more

22 Feb 2023 · 10 minutes
[Things to Stop Doing]: 3 Ways to Stop Taking Things Personally

This week is all about things you can stop doing. Because sometimes being a better person isn’t only about the... more

20 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
[Mood-Lifters]: When Your Day Goes Sideways

We all know that sometimes, something happens to hijack your day–and your mood. (It happened to me the day before... more

17 Feb 2023 · 12 minutes
[Mood-Lifters]: Build a Mood-Friendly Routine

Setting up a routine can help keep your mood in a good place, as opposed to waking up and just... more

15 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
[Mood-Lifters]: 5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Mood

Having your mood in a better place helps you be a better person–but there are so many things that can... more

13 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
[De-cluttering]: What to Do With Unwanted Gifts

So far this week we’ve talked about letting go of the things that belong to the person you used to... more

10 Feb 2023 · 11 minutes
[De-cluttering]: The Power of 5-Minute Routines to Get–and Stay–Organized

De-cluttering and creating a more functional, more serene space isn’t a one and done deal. I cleaned out our refrigerator... more

08 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
[De-cluttering]: How to Make Space for New Energy

This week I’m talking about decluttering–not for the sake of getting that minimalist look, although please, I drool over Instagram... more

06 Feb 2023 · 12 minutes
[Rest]: What Most People Get Wrong About Rest

We have an idea that resting means doing nothing.  And it’s true that sometimes rest is passive.  Examples of passive rest include:  Sleeping Napping Getting... more

03 Feb 2023 · 11 minutes
[Rest]: There’s More to Feeling Rested Than Sleep–A Lot More

Today I'm talking with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a Board-Certified internal medicine physician and work-life integration researcher. She's also the author... more

01 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
[Rest]: How Can I Be OK with Not Being Productive?

This week I’m talking about rest. Not sleep, per se, but giving yourself what you need so that you can... more

30 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
[Grown-Up Glow Up]: My Go-To Number-One Strategy for Feeling Fabulous Even When I Don’t Feel Fabulous

When you’re in the midlife realm, t’s really easy to focus on the changes that your hair, face, skin, body... more

27 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
[Grown-Up Glow Up]: Secrets for Great Skin Now–and Later,

This week is all about feeling good about how you look, especially when you’re in that midlife spin cycle where... more

25 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
[Grown-Up Glow Up]: A Mantra for Loving How You Look

This week I’m talking about how to have a grown-up glow up. Glow up is what my kids call a... more

23 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
[Making Changes]: You DO Have the Time to Do the Things You Want–Here’s Where It’s Hiding

Take my one-question survey! (Thank you!) One of the most common barriers to making a positive change is time.  We tell ourselves things... more

20 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
[Making Changes]: 2 Motivation Secrets to Get–and Keep–Going

Take my one-question survey! (Thank you!) Today I’m sharing two motivation secrets that can help you get going with whatever change... more

18 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
[Making Changes]: 3 Ways to Make Change Easy (or at Least Easier)

Take my one-question survey! (Thank you!) I’ve been doing a lot of reading about habits and behavior change for a book... more

16 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
[Brain Health]: The Attitudes That Keep Your Mind Open and Brain Sharp

Today I’m talking about an overall approach to life that helps keep your mind open and your brain sharp, now... more

13 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
[Brain Health]: Things to Do Now for Better Brain Health in the Future

Today I'm interviewing Dr. Heather Sandison, who is the founder of the Solcere medical clinic and the residential elder care... more

11 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
[Brain Health]: Surprising Brain Health Hacks that Work

A recent survey found that sixty-four percent of all Americans say that their biggest fear about growing older is that... more

09 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
[Midlife Reinvention]: Midlife Is Like Being a Teen Again–Why That’s a Good Thing

Remember how bewildering and awkward and silly puberty was?? Well, midlife is basically puberty in reverse. Huge hormonal shifts. The... more

06 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
[Midlife Reinvention]: Stop Waiting for an Empty Nest

Thinking about today’s episode the lyric from “Landslide” keep running through my head: “Children get older and I’m getting older... more

04 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
[Midlife Reinvention]: If You’re Feeling Meh at Midlife

I’ve been talking to friends and hearing from listeners that a lot of you are pondering life changes–maybe it’s because... more

02 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
[New Year’s Plan Jam!]: Here’s My New Year’s Planning Process (in All Its Glory!)

Now that I’ve gotten to do a deep dive into everyone else’s planning process, I’m psyched to incorporate pieces from... more

30 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
[New Year’s Plan Jam!]: Using Intention, Energy, and Love to Plan the New Year

I don’t know about you but I just love hearing how different people go about their New Year’s planning, and... more

29 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
[New Year’s Plan Jam!]: How a Professional Organizer Sets New Year’s Goals

The New Year’s Plan Jam keeps rolling today with my interview with Jessica Tudos, a professional organizer and life designer... more

28 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
[New Year’s Plan Jam!]: A Doctor Shares How to Make Health Resolutions that Stick

Welcome to Day 2 of the first ever New Year’s Plan Jam. Today, I’m replaying an interview with Dr. Suzanne... more

27 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
[New Year’s Plan Jam!]: How a Planning Expert Prepares for the New Year

Welcome to the first ever New Year’s Plan Jam! This week, I’m interviewing four different types of experts and asking... more

26 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
[5 Minute Self-Care]: Feel Alive and Ward off Illness

You know how it can be so hard to wake up? Maybe it’s cold outside, you didn’t sleep great, you’ve... more

23 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
[5 Minute Self-Care]: Feed Your Cells and Soothe the Soul

You know how your energy can conk out in the afternoon? And you start craving something to perk you back... more

22 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
[5 Minute Self-Care]: Reset Your Nervous System

Your nervous system is an information super highway that dictates how stressed you feel, how well you’re sleeping and digesting,... more

21 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
[5 Minute Self-Care]: Quiet Your Mind, Unkink Your Spine

When you’ve been sitting all day you feel it in your body–your neck and shoulders get tight, maybe you get... more

20 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
[5 Minute Self-Care]: Rest Your Eyes, Brain, and Spirit

During this holiday hullabaloo, when it may feel like time is at a premium, I’m focusing on sharing EASY, FAST,... more

19 Dec 2022 · 9 minutes
[Anxiety]: Your Return Ticket from Anxiety Land

Anxiety is often the result of living in the future--thinking about what hasn’t happened yet, perhaps even dreading it. Of... more

16 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
[Anxiety]: A Breath to Calm a Racing Mind

I’ve heard anxiety described as “excitement without breath,” Meaning, anxiety isn’t 100 percent bad. In fact, it’s often a sign... more

15 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
[Anxiety]: What Living with Anxiety Has Taught Me

I’m re-airing an interview from December 2020 with Leigh Medeiros, a screenwriter and creativity coach who has lived with anxiety... more

14 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
[Anxiety] A Trick to Contain Those Anxious Thoughts

You could spend most of the day and night worrying–and how unproductive and unpleasant is that?  Today I’m sharing how to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
[Anxiety] Trust Is an Antidote to Worry

This week I’m talking about anxiety. I mean, mid-December–‘tis the season, isn’t it? Lots to do, lots of expectations to... more

12 Dec 2022 · 12 minutes
[Mindset Hacks] How Do I Stay in My Own Lane?

This week I’ve been sharing new ways of thinking that can help you stay in a more positive place. And... more

09 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
[Mindset Hacks] Try on a New Inner Voice

I’m guessing that the voice you use to talk to yourself isn’t currently all that friendly or supportive. So today’s... more

08 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
Mindset Hacks] How to Stop Judging Other People (and Yourself)

A mode of thinking that can really keep us stuck in that place of feeling upset and down and small-minded... more

07 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
[Mindset Hacks] There’s More Where That Came From

How many times have you beaten yourself up for spending money or time on something that didn’t end up panning... more

06 Dec 2022 · 9 minutes
[Mindset Hacks] Look for the Loving Reason

In this busy holiday month, I’m coming to you with some mindset hacks–little pivots in your thinking that can help... more

05 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
[Generosity] When It’s OK to NOT Be Generous,

You can be generous in some ways, and stingy in others. And it’s really fascinating to start to unpack where... more

02 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
[Generosity] How to Give Without Depleting Yourself

While giving is often energizing, there are definitely times when it’s draining. Or even upsetting. It can leave you feeling... more

01 Dec 2022 · 9 minutes
[Generosity] The Value–and Costs–of Emotional Labor

We think about giving to others in very practical ways, but there are ways that you can give to people... more

30 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
[Generosity] The Many Ways You Have to Give

If you’ve ever had the thought that you could stand to be a more generous person, I hope today’s episode... more

29 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
[Generosity] Why Giving to Others Is Good for You

When you think of what being a better person means, I’m guessing that being generous is one of the first... more

28 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
[Thanksgiving] You’ll Thank Yourself Later for Listening to This

You already know that gratitude is a nice way to appreciate something that has already happened, but did you know... more

25 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
[Thanksgiving], The Power of Saying Your Thanks Out Loud

We all know gratitude is good for you–we’ve heard the advice to keep a gratitude journal, and I’ve talked before... more

24 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
[Thanksgiving] Gratitude for Lazy People

Hi friends. Today I’m replaying an interview from Thanksgiving, 2020 with Polly Campbell about how to practice gratitude even if... more

23 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
[Thanksgiving] Stress Buster #2: Rehearse Happiness

Yesterday I talked about something you can do in the moment of feeling stressed out during a family gathering that... more

22 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
[Thanksgiving] Stress Buster #1: Counteract Your Irritation

Here’s the thing about family: You love them, and they can drive you crazy. Which makes you react in a... more

21 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
[More Quick Hits]: Catch Someone in the Act of Doing Good

You’ve heard me say it before and you’ll hear me say it again, what you focus on grows. If you... more

18 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
[More Quick Hits]: Validate, Validate, Validate

Have you ever been telling someone how you feel about something, and they told you to just calm down? Or... more

17 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
[More Quick Hits]: Bringing Decency Back

Today I’m interviewing Colleen Doyle Bryant, author of Rooted in Decency: Finding Inner Peace in a World Gone Sideways because,... more

16 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
[More Quick Hits]; Force Yourself to Look for the Good

There’s no denying: There are a lot of bummers in the world. You could really spend all day, all week,... more

15 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
[More Quick Hits]: Decreasing Negativity

It’s a busy time of year so I’m bringing you a few more quick hits–simple, easy, quick things you can... more

14 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
[Life Admin]: You’ll Never Get It All Done, and That’s OK

Today’s big idea is that there is a balance that you’ve got to strike in order to improve your relationship... more

11 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
[Life Admin]: 3 Mindest Hacks to Make Adulting Less Overwhelming

Today’s big idea is actually three ideas for making life admin less overwhelming. These are mindset shifts that will help... more

10 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
[Life Admin]: Life Admin Secrets from a Professional Organizer

Frankly, life admin just makes me want to lie down. Which is why I’m excited to be interviewing my friend,... more

09 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
[Life Admin]: Never Forget to Make an Appointment Again

Scheduling is one of my VERY LEAST favorite life admin tasks. Am I the only one with an allergy to... more

08 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
[Life Admin]: How to Not Let “Adulting” Take Over Your Life

This week on the podcast I’m talking about how to take better care of all the details of life–making appointments,... more

07 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
[Thinking Straight]: 3 Options for Talking Through Your Challenges

There’s just something about how you say stuff to another person that can come straight off the truth, like a... more

04 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
[Thinking Straight]: 2 Clarifying Questions to Ask Yourself

When you can tell that you’re not thinking clearly about something it can be so frustrating! So you just try... more

03 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley
[More Quick Hits]: Bringing Decency Back
How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

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Today I’m interviewing Colleen Doyle Bryant, author of Rooted in Decency: Finding Inner Peace in a World Gone Sideways because, I mean…... more