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The Purpose Filter
The Purpose Filter
Dr. Kathy Zhang

As someone who cares for sick and dying patients, hospice and palliative care physician Dr. Luyi Kathy Zhang has learned a thing... more

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Take Care of Yourselves & Take Care of Each Other

After 2.5 years, The Purpose Filter podcast is coming to a close Whether it's a temporary or indefinite pause is... more

21 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
Think You Haven't Done Much This Year? THIS Exercise Will Remind You How Far You've Actually Come

As the calendar days start flying by faster than you can keep up, an unsettling question might be poking around... more

13 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Feel Like You’re Working Hard and Not Seeing Results? This Might Be Why

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of your challenges and goals, constantly searching for the best strategies and solutions,... more

06 Dec 2023 · 7 minutes
The Sneaky Way You're Doing Gratitude Wrong And How To Fix It Instead

We know being grateful has positive effects on our body, mind and spiritBut some of you are practicing gratitude as... more

29 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Family Drama Survival Guide: Coping with Conflict During the Holiday Season

If you're feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the constant arguments and tension that arise during family gatherings, then you're not... more

22 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Coaching vs Therapy: What To Know & How To Choose What's Right For You

This topic is one I get asked about every week, sometimes multiple times a weekI've received both therapy and coaching... more

15 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Doing THIS One Thing Will Help You Get Back Up Faster When Life Knocks You Down

Let's face it, life can really kick you in the teeth sometimes, usually when you least expect it too But... more

08 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Unveiling the Secrets to a Well-Lived Life That You Won't Hear Anywhere Else

Since this would be our celebratory 100th episode of the podcast, you'd think that it would be brilliantly polished, snazzily... more

01 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
How to Know What You Want When You Have No Idea Where to Start

Have you ever heard these myths about finding clarity and direction in life? Myth #1: You have to have everything... more

25 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
This is The Advice You Need to Hear If You've Ever Felt Like It's Too Late to Start Over

There comes a point when you're so far behind on a project, to-do list or maybe in life that the... more

18 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
More Than Just Credit Card Points: Breaking Boundaries, Shattering Stereotypes and Living Fully with Dr. Devon Gimbel

Travel is one of those things that makes me feel so alive and connected to my fellow humans that I... more

11 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
The Power of Perspective: Lessons Learned at The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

Anne Frank's life story offers profound insights into human resilience and strength. Despite the gravest circumstances, she and her family... more

04 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
The Power of Belief: Personal Development Lessons from the Life of Vincent van Gogh

What do Vincent van Gogh, a museum visit and the world of personal development have to do with each other?... more

27 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Want to Make a Change And Not Sure What's Holding You Back? Listen to This

Have you ever felt like you're just going through the motions of life? Like you're trapped in a monotonous rhythm,... more

20 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
Summer Break: New Episodes Return Wednesday, September 20, 2023!

As summer winds down and we head into autumn in the northern hemisphere, I hope you take some time for... more

23 Aug 2023 · 1 minute
5 Common Time Management Mistakes and How to Prevent Them From Happening in the Future

How do some people manage to work, spend time with their families, exercise, read, meditate, work on their business AND... more

16 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
How to Stop Letting Perfectionism Prevent You From Moving Forward

Nothing and no person is perfect.And yet we beat ourselves up and strive for flawlessness only to feel anxious, overwhelmed,... more

09 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Feel Like You're Not Making Progress on Your Goals and Want to Give Up? Listen to This First

This week's episode is specifically for those of you out there who have a goal and find your confidence wavering,... more

02 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Have Big Dreams? Stop Trying to be Confident and Start Doing This Instead

You've been told to just "be confident!" and everything will fall into place. Sound familiar? But here's the truth: mere... more

26 Jul 2023 · 9 minutes
How to Deal With the Negative and Judgmental People in Your Life

Do you have people dishing out negative comments and judgmental opinions about your life like they're giving away free samples... more

19 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
From Past to Present: Your Transformation Story Unveiled

Does this sound familiar? You're constantly focused on what's next, striving for more and pushing yourself to achieve greater heights.... more

12 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Amplifying Inner Wisdom: Exercises to Reconnect with Your Intuition

How much do you trust your intuition? If you're feeling trapped in a cycle of overthinking and analysis paralysis, constantly... more

05 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
The Friendship Files: How to Maintain and Deepen Your Friendships as an Adult

Have you ever heard the myths about adult friendships? The ones that say maintaining friendships gets harder as you get... more

28 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
The Friendship Files: How to Make New Friends as an Adult (And Why It's Better For Your Health Too)

Making new friends as an adult can seem intimidating and extremely challenging, especially if you're worried about being rejected or... more

21 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Terminally Ill With 90 Days to Live: Nicole Holland On Living With Purpose

What would you do if you found out you have 90 days left to live? You might discover a lot... more

14 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Riding Life's Rollercoaster: How to Embrace the Highs and Lows and Why We Need Them

If there's one thing I've learned while caring for the dying, is that life isn't good or bad per se... more

31 May 2023 · 9 minutes
Do Less, Be More: Unleashing 4 Personal Identity Lessons from "Queer Eye" for Your Real-Life Transformation

Who doesn't love the hit Netflix show Queer Eye?? It's giving us fierce, heartwarming, inclusive and empowering vibes and we... more

24 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Ripple Effects: How Doing Hard Things Transforms You and Inspires Others

In this episode, we dive deep into the power of doing hard things and how it can create a ripple... more

17 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Always Busy and Don't Have Time For Yourself? Here's The Sneaky Reason Why You Might Be (Unconsciously) Afraid of Slowing Down

I'm willing to bet that if you're reading this, you're a busy person. Between work, home, family, health and relationships,... more

10 May 2023 · 20 minutes
The Journey Within: Lessons Learned from Exploring the World and Ourselves

Picture this: You're on vacation, walking in a strange but new environment. Your belly is full from a delicious meal... more

03 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Elevate Your Communication Skills in Minutes By Using the "3 W" Statements: Wish, Worry & Wonder

Does it feel like nothing you do is getting you closer to better communication and stronger relationships? Have you been... more

26 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Healing Grief & Loss Through Reiki with Carolina Sotomayor

After facing the life-shattering devastation of losing her father, Carolina Sotomayor found herself with overwhelming grief, leading her to question... more

19 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
The Art of Adulting: Discovering Yourself Through Hobbies & Leisure

If the question "what do you do in your spare time?" has you scratching your head or thinking "I wish... more

12 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Books That Changed My Life: "What Happened To You?" by Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Bruce Perry

You know when you're partly through a book and you think, "OMG, this book is going to change my life!"Well,... more

05 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Mindful Musings: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation for Busy People

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about meditation, or perhaps you've tried it once before, but you... more

29 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
3 Powerful Questions To Ask Yourself To Gain Perspective On Your Present And Clarity On Your Future

When was the last time you felt immense clarity regarding your identity, purpose and future? Well, this week's episode shares... more

22 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
"My Heart Attack Was A Gift": Surviving the Widowmaker, Finding Purpose and Coming Home to Oneself with Adrian Jones

After surviving a "widowmaker" heart attack, Adrian Jones is confronted with a life-changing irony: He must find his birth parents... more

15 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
Feeling Stuck? This One Simple Action Will Help You Feel Better Today

Have you ever felt better just going outside and getting some fresh air? Well, there's a reason for that, and... more

08 Mar 2023 · 11 minutes
All or Nothing Thinking: The Sneaky Way You're Sabotaging Yourself and How To Overcome It Instead

"Why am I ALWAYS such an idiot?" "Oh, my friends NEVER want to do what I want""You literally do this... more

01 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
Perfectionism Unpacked: When Striving For Excellence Becomes Toxic

Do you constantly strive for flawlessness in everything you do, but you find yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and even paralyzed... more

21 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
The Real Truth About Work-Life Balance You Can't Afford NOT To Know

Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to find a balance between your professional and personal life? Have you been trying... more

15 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Science-based Tools to Heal After Trauma & Why You're Never Too Busy to Say "I Love You" with Hilary Russo

When Hilary Russo, a health and wellness journalist for over 25 years, receives a phone call from her father just... more

08 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
Fear of Failure Got You Stuck? Here's the 1 Question You Need To Ask Yourself to Unlock Your True Potential

Failure SUCKS. Let's face it—no one wants to feel it and it's so painful that most of us will do... more

01 Feb 2023 · 10 minutes
Here's The Biggest Reason Why You’re Unhappy—And What To Do About It Instead

Have you ever wanted to feel happier but just didn't know how? Or when you do feel happy, it's temporary... more

25 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
An Honest, Open and Vulnerable Conversation about Self-Doubt

Has anyone ever told you that you seem to have it all together and that they never would have guessed... more

18 Jan 2023 · 31 minutes
5 Wildly Effective Ways to Make 2023 Your Best Year Ever

If you've ever set New Year's resolutions in the past only to break them by the third week of January,... more

11 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Resting Over The Holidays: New Episodes Return January 11, 2023!

As we wrap up another year, I hope you take some time for restoration and rejuvenation this holiday season That's... more

21 Dec 2022 · 2 minutes
You Are Not A Fraud: 5 Myths About Impostor Syndrome to Stop Believing NOW

You learned last week on episode 62 about the 5 personality subtypes of impostor syndrome, so we’re taking you even... more

07 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The FIVE Subtypes of Imposter Syndrome and How to Conquer Each One

How is it that every single time you try something new, imposter syndrome seems to rear its ugly head?... more

30 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
The Secret to Feeling Gratitude All Year Round (That Really Works!)

What's something that has significantly makes us happier, healthier and more fulfilled, that the vast majority of people only do... more

23 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Changing This ONE Thing Will Exponentially Increase Your Chances of Achieving Your Goals

Have you ever tried to quit a bad habit yet failed to make a lasting change? You were motivated, you... more

16 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
These 4 Words Will Help You Break Free From the Past and Discover the REAL You

How is it that two people who start out under the exact same circumstances can get to the end of... more

09 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
If You Don't Ask, The Answer Is "No"

Picture this: you spot an attractive person across the room and you start walking over to introduce yourself but they... more

02 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
The Price of Your Mental Health

Please note that this episode carries a trigger warning, as it covers topics related to death and suicide. Please listen... more

26 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Today Could Be The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

How would you like to be remembered? What are the stories that you want people to tell about you once... more

19 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
How to Stop People-Pleasing and Live the Life YOU Want

Imagine what life would be like if you didn’t care about the opinions of others. If the thought of being... more

12 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Sex as the Final Frontier of Personal Growth with Dr. Kelly Casperson

There are so many aspects to living a life of fulfillment, but what if there was one area of your... more

05 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Taking Up Space: 7 Ways to Ask For What You Want When You Feel Unsure

When someone compliments you, do you receive it with a thank you, or do you go on to diminish the... more

28 Sep 2022 · 41 minutes
The Duality of Life

Two things can be true at the same time, like a half full or half empty water glass.I've seen my... more

21 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Your Authentic Self is a Priceless Gift to Others

"He did the crossword puzzle in INK." The sentence above doesn't make sense now, but once you listen to the... more

14 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
The Purpose Filter
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Please note that this episode carries a trigger warning, as it covers topics related to death and suicide. Please listen with care.Whether... more