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Good Life Project
Good Life Project
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What does it mean to live a good life? What's the role of happiness, meaning, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more?... more

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Episodes

Chef Irene Shiang Li | How to Turn Passion & Play Into Impact & Success

When Chef Irene Li opened a food truck, mei mei, with her siblings, hoping to have fun together, build something... more

23 May 2022 · 53 minutes
Paul Conti, MD | Understanding Trauma & How to Heal From It

If you google the word “Trauma” you’ll find the top search results arrive in some form of the question “What... more

19 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Connie Lim aka MILCK | How to Break the Expectation Trap [Best Of]

Have you ever asked yourself: “Who am I? What do I stand for?” Many of us do ask these questions... more

16 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Julian Gilliam (LOGIK) | How to Embrace Your Inner Outlier & Change Culture

What if, instead of trying to fit in and be accepted, you embraced and harnessed the power of your inner... more

12 May 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Anne Helen Petersen | How To Make Your Work Fit Your Life

We’re all in a process of reimagining when it comes to work, looking at the changes we’ve made over the... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Johann Hari | Why You Can’t Pay Attention (and how to get it back)

I’ve come to believe that the quality and richness of our lives is, in no small part, determined by the... more

05 May 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Introducing Not Lost, A Podcast About Finding Yourself

Here’s a special preview of Not Lost, a new podcast about finding yourself in places you’ve never been from our... more

04 May 2022 · 4 minutes
Zoe Chance | How to Be More Influential (ethically)

What do you think of when you hear the word influence? Or the phrase, “be an influencer?” Maybe you think... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Wellness, Women & Wisdom | 4 Leading Voices

Is energy medicine real? What about Ayurveda? What about Western/modern medicine, what’s right and not so right about it? Does... more

28 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Blair Imani | How to Open Hearts & Change Minds

My guest today, Blair Imani, grew up in a house where sitting quiet in the face of any level of... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How Breathing Can Change Your Life | James Nestor [Best Of]

We all breathe. It just happens. But, what if the way you breathe made a massive difference in everything from... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Sara C. Mednick, PhD | How to Activate Your “Ease” Button

When was the last time you felt truly at peace? Relaxed, physically and emotionally at ease? How can you downregulate... more

18 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Shaka Senghor | How Not to Be Defined by Your Worst Moment

I’m fascinated by the idea of snap decisions, how some can lead to amazing outcomes, and others can destroy lives.... more

14 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Joan Osborne | A Life of Music, Travel & Activism

I still remember the first time I heard Joan Osborne’s iconic song, One of Us. I was 29, a couple... more

11 Apr 2022 · 57 minutes
Dr. Jud Brewer | How to Unwind Anxiety

Anxiety, even saying the word makes me a bit anxious. But, what if there was a way to unwind it... more

07 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Susan Cain | The Power of Bittersweetness

Ever wonder why a certain sad song or even a few bars of just the right melancholy music will stop... more

04 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
Good Food, Good Life | Legendary Chefs Take the Mic

Ever hear the phrase, “food is life?” Well, it rings true in so many ways. It’s not just about nutrition,... more

31 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Introducing SPARKED: Our New Podcast About Work & Life

Every week on the SPARKED podcast, we invite a listener to share what’s going on in their work & life,... more

30 Mar 2022 · 31 minutes
Mr. Chazz Lewis | How to Be a Teacher, Parent or Leader Who Changes Lives

Chazz Lewis’s mission in life is to enjoy the process of becoming the best version of himself and help others... more

28 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Hrishikesh Hirway | Life Beyond Song Exploder

Hrishikesh Hirway has been making music for as long as he can remember and, as an adult, spent years building... more

24 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Tom Bilyeu | How to Create Massive Impact

How’d a kid who loved movies and thought he’d be a filmmaker leave film school, and end up building a... more

21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Jenny Blake | How to Create More Free Time

What would you give to have more free time, less stress & more ability to do the things you love,... more

17 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Arian Moayed | The Fear Never Leaves, You Just Keep Going [Best of]

Maybe you’ve seen this week’s guest, Arian Moayed, playing the role of Stewy on HBO’s Succession. Or in the breakaway... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Jordan Harbinger | How to Come Back From Disaster

What if you found yourself in the middle years of life, taking on responsibility, building a family, a reputation, a... more

10 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Amy Bloom | A “Good” Death (and why we need to talk about it)

What does it actually mean to have a “good” death? If you’re like most people, the very question - simply... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
Sue Monk Kidd | How to “Change Lanes” & Reclaim Your Narrative

How does a surgical and pediatric nurse become one of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time? This was... more

03 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
Rosie Acosta | How to Feel Radically Loved (even by you)

How do you create a radical change in direction in your life? My guest today, Rosie Acosta, found herself asking... more

28 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Bessel van der Kolk, MD | The Body Keeps the Score

These last few years have dealt a lot of blows to our state of mind, body, and health. On some... more

24 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
Debbie Millman | How to Design a Life

How do you design a life of wonder and love, contribution and meaning, joy and expression? At the end of... more

21 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
Mia Birdsong | Reimagining Family & Friendship [Best Of]

What do you think of when you hear the word “family?” For some, it’s feelings of love, belonging, support. For... more

17 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
How to Love & Be Loved

When the curator of the longest-running study on human flourishing, the Grant Study, was asked if there was any one... more

14 Feb 2022 · 56 minutes
Cole Arthur Riley | Reclaiming the Stories That Shape Us

Cole Arthur Riley grew up in a house full of personalities that she describes as loud and funny, but as... more

10 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
7 Ways to Find Calm (Even in a Storm)

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a near-magical ability to find yourself at peace, to dial in... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Janine Kwoh | Saying Yes to the Call to Create

Ever look at someone who has made an astonishing change in career, leaving behind what seemed like a dream career,... more

03 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
Dan Pink | The Surprising Upside of Regret

We’ve all been told, try to live a life without regret. But, what if regret was actually a good thing?... more

31 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

So, what might happen if you let go of what you thought your life would or should be, and created... more

27 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
How to Get Unstuck & Finish What Matters | Charlie Gilkey [Best Of]

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24 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Imara Jones | On the Power of Representation

Imagine walking through life, knowing who you are, but not feeling like you can live as that person? That was... more

20 Jan 2022 · 57 minutes
How to Bring Purpose & Possibility Into Your Work | The 2022 Plan

Millions of us are re-examining the role of work in our lives, getting more honest about what it needs to... more

17 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Agapi Stassinopoulos | How to Speak to Spirit

When you think about the word “prayer,” does it repel you, trigger you, or draw you in? My guest today,... more

13 Jan 2022 · 1 hour,
How to Feel More Alive | The 2022 Plan

These last few years have left so many of us feeling drained, stifled, without energy, excitement or well, happiness or... more

10 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Yrsa Daley-Ward | Meeting Yourself Where You Are

My guest today, Yrsa Daley-Ward, is an author, actor, model, and screenwriter of mixed Jamaican and Nigerian heritage. Growing up... more

06 Jan 2022 · 1 hour,
How to Accomplish Big Things | The 2022 Plan

Is there something big that you would love to accomplish in this new year? Something maybe you've been thinking about... more

03 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
2021 Inspiration, Ideas & Insights That Moved Us

As we bring this year to a close, and what a year it’s been, I’ve been reflecting on how profound... more

30 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
Elizabeth Lesser | Courage Over Comfort [Best Of]

Even as a kid, my guest, Elizabeth lesser was the rebel, the activist, the feminist in the family. Growing up... more

27 Dec 2021 · 59 minutes
Mansi Shah | Reclaiming Your Narrative

My guest today, Mansi Shah, spent years building a stunning career as a lawyer in the fast-moving world of Hollywood... more

23 Dec 2021 · 57 minutes
Cathy Heller | How To Be Intentional

How do you live a good life? That’s the question we’ve been asking here for nearly a decade. My guest... more

20 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Jeffrey Marsh | How To Be You

You may know my guest today, Jeffrey Marsh, from their spiritual and inclusive messages that have received over 1 billion... more

16 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How to Do the Ultimate Year-End Review

We tend to take on one of 3 modes as we head into the end of the year:Rush To The... more

13 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Nedra Glover Tawwab | Better Boundaries, Better Life

This has been a year that has tested our boundaries on nearly every level. Work, friendship, family, community, geography, politics,... more

09 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Micah Johnson | How a Pro Athlete Launched a Digital Art Revolution

From the age of 3, Micah Johnson knew what he wanted to be when he grew up - a professional... more

06 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Mark Groves | Human Connection Specialist

Imagine going to college and getting a minor in ‘you!’ Well, that’s just one of the semi-wild ideas that bubbled... more

02 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Keisha N. Blain | On the Path to Freedom

With the rigor of a world-class researcher and the intention of someone who cares deeply about the human condition and... more

29 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
On Gratitude | Anne Lamott, Janice Kaplan & Jonathan Fields

We’re entering a time of year where gratitude is on our minds. And, honestly, it’s also been a year, even... more

25 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein | All Things Being Equal, Nothing Ever Is

One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a Professor of Physics and Core Faculty Member... more

22 Nov 2021 · 59 minutes
Jeffrey Davis | A Wonder-Full Life

What if you could work, play, and live in a state of wonder? Even now! That’s the question I explore... more

18 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Tim Ferriss | On Love, Loss & Meaning [Best Of]

If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with Kamal Ravikant about reimagining life and learning to... more

15 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis | A Fierce Love

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is an author, Activist, and Public Theologian, the first woman and first Black Senior Minister... more

11 Nov 2021 · 1 hour,
Andy J. Pizza | Your Creative Pep Talk

Imagine going through life with the name, Andy J. Pizza. That’s what my guest today goes by, but it wasn’t... more

08 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Anthony Trucks | Shifting Your Identity

If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor about how we can... more

04 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Diego Perez (Yung Pueblo) | Clarity & Connection

Born in Guayaquil Ecuador, Deigo Perez - who is known by the pseudonym Yung Pueblo - moved with his family... more

01 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Shelly Tygielski | Awakening to Your Call

Brought up in a deeply observant Jewish Orthodox household with a reverence for her family’s history, Shelly Tygielski embraced the... more

28 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Alan Cumming | Making Peace & Claiming Joy

Surviving what he describes as a tormented childhood riddled with abuse, Alan Cumming turned to acting, before he knew it... more

25 Oct 2021 · 46 minutes
Najwa Zebian | You Are Your Home

Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator who developed a passion for language at a young age,... more

21 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Adam J. Kurtz | Art, Life & Backhanded Optimism

Adam J. Kurtz (whose artist’s identity is Adam JK, is a designer, artist, and speaker whose work is rooted in... more

18 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
Dr. Maya Shankar | Change Happens

Imagine being so drawn to a pursuit as a kid, it consumes most of your waking hours, rapidly becomes your... more

14 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Joanne Lee Molinaro | The Korean Vegan

Joanne Molinaro was deep into her career as a full-time attorney when she started blogging as The Korean Vegan, a... more

11 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Julia Cameron | Living the Artist’s Way [Best Of]

In 1992, after years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking, Julia Cameron self-published The Artist's Way, which became a global... more

07 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
Matt Haig | Reasons to Stay Alive (and then some)

At the age of 24, living in Ibiza, Matt Haig stepped to the ledge of a cliff with the intention... more

04 Oct 2021 · 54 minutes
Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) | Permission to Glow

I first met Kristoffer Carer nearly a decade ago when he raised his hand to participate in the inaugural Good... more

30 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Mel Robbins | The High 5 Habit & Beyond

Mel Robbins is one of the leading voices in personal development and transformation and an international bestselling author. Her work... more

27 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Joy of Work [For Real] | Sparked Stories

So question for you: When was the last time you did something where it was so immersive, so enjoyable it... more

23 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
Jonathan & Cyndie | Turning the Mic on Jonathan

This episode will be unlike any conversation we’ve ever aired on Good Life Project. For the first time on the... more

20 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
Jessi Hempel | Creating Space to Grow

I’ve been a fan of Jessi Hempel’s writing and amazing podcast, Hello Monday, for years now, but it was her... more

16 Sep 2021 · 1 hour,
Valarie Kaur | A Revolutionary Love

Valarie Kaur is an activist, documentary filmmaker, lawyer, educator, and faith leader. She rose to global acclaim in late 2016... more

13 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Justin Baldoni | Reimagining Work, Love & Masculinity

After years in the entertainment world, Justin Baldoni, found that classic breakout moment as an actor in the role of... more

09 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
Kate Johnson | Radical Friendship

Friends make life better. We’ve all experienced that. But, could a very specific kind of friendship - Radical Friendship -... more

07 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
Rev. angel Kyodo williams | A Path to Collective Liberation

Rev. angel Kyodo williams has been bridging the worlds of liberation, love, and justice her entire adult life. Her critically... more

02 Sep 2021 · 1 hour,
Jameela Jamil | On Adversity, Celebrity and Activism [BEST OF]

My guest today, Jameela Jamil, was a household name in the UK for years. Hosting shows on T4 and BBC... more

30 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times [BEST OF]

My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in... more

26 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Julia Galef | How to Stop Deluding Ourselves

We tend to think we’re smart, rational beings, making good choices based on clear information. In truth, we’re anything but.... more

23 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Katy Milkman | How to Change

Ever want to change something that really matters to you, but struggle to make it stick, let alone wonder how... more

19 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
James Victore | How to Have a Point of View [BEST OF]

When James Victore was told by a professor, in his design program during college, that he wasn’t cut out for... more

16 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
How to Reclaim Work & Come Back to Life

Work, as we know it, is broken. Has been for a long time. But this moment we're in has brought... more

12 Aug 2021 · 54 minutes
Natalie Baszile | We Are Each Other’s Harvest

Farming has been a huge part of our history and culture for generations. But, there’s a part of the story... more

09 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
Scott Shute | The Full Body Yes

How does a kid who grew up on a farm in the midwest, who struggled with mental illness on a... more

05 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
Megan Devine | It's Still Okay to Not Be Okay

There’s something big happening that few people are really talking about in a meaningful and constructive way. A sense of... more

02 Aug 2021 · 56 minutes
Danielle Henderson | The Ugly Cry

Danielle Henderson is a TV writer, former editor for Rookie, cohost of the film podcast I Saw What You Did,... more

29 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Mental Health | Leading Voices

This past year and a half has pushed many of us to the brink, in a lot of ways. Relationships.... more

26 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Michelle Williams | Destiny’s Child, Darkness & Devotion

A member of the iconic Destiny's Child supergroup, along with Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, on the surface, Michelle Williams... more

22 Jul 2021 · 55 minutes
Ron Friedman, Ph.D. | The Truth About Greatness

Want to be great at something you love? Don’t follow the age-old tropes. For decades, we’ve been told that, in... more

19 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Gary Kemp | Life Beyond Spandau Ballet

If I said the words, “I know this much is true,” a certain generation of humans would immediately start humming... more

15 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Elaine Aron, PhD | Highly Sensitive People

If you’re ever heard the term, “highly sensitive person,” or even been called highly sensitive and maybe even recoiled a... more

12 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Ocean Vuong | On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

A refugee at the age of two, Ocean Vuong and his mom found themselves fleeing Saigon, Vietnam, traveling across the... more

08 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Dallas Graham | The Story of a Lifetime

Dallas Graham never planned to help kids tell their life stories. A fiercely creative and compassionate Salt Lake City graphic... more

05 Jul 2021 · 58 minutes
Glennon Doyle | Stepping Into Your Truth [BEST OF]

Glennon Doyle is an activist and founder and president of Together Rising an all-women-led foundation that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy... more

01 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Lisa Congdon | Bringing Your Whole Self to Life

It seems, every time I sit down with my friend, illustrator, fine artist, and author Lisa Congdon, she’s in a... more

28 Jun 2021 · 53 minutes
Glo Atanmo | A Life Beyond Convention

When Glo Atamno stepped on a plane with a one-way ticket and $500 years back, she knew she wanted a... more

24 Jun 2021 · 56 minutes
Reimagining Relationships | Expert Panel

Would it surprise you to learn that the depth and quality of your relationships is the single biggest determinant of... more

21 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Ellen Hendriksen, PhD | Taming Social Anxiety [BEST OF]

It’s one thing to feel uncomfortable around others, especially new people in a new environment. But, it’s another thing when... more

17 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
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It seems, every time I sit down with my friend, illustrator, fine artist, and author Lisa Congdon, she’s in a moment of... more