Pain is a Problem (and your brain loves problems)

Today’s podcast discusses the ups, downs, and outs of the problem of pain. Without problems to solve, life would get dull fairly quickly, but when you don’t know to address problems productively, then all you get from them is stress, anxiety, and depression. Adding one more secret ingredient changes everything, so listen up and find out what it is! With practice, you’ll develop the one character trait that makes life easier and more enjoyable, despite…

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The Secret to Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again! Time to pretend that next year will turn out different than all the other years before it. “This year,” we promise ourselves, we’ll stick to our resolutions, get in shape, stop smoking, get that new job…and then, we know – we just KNOW it, then we will be happy. Then life will be good. Well? It’s true! You will be happier and life will be better. Or rather, life…

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How to Conquer Fear

Sometimes fear is your friend, because it saves you from jumping off high places and getting hurt. Usually fear is your enemy, because 99% of the things you’re afraid of are not even dangerous. They’re merely uncomfortable. For most people, fear is the main impediment to happiness, success and self actualization. Lucky for you, there are multiple ways to get past fear, and they all fall into these two categories: Ignore your fears Transcend your…

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I Love Work

Imagine for a moment* that you have a dream. [*If you have to *imagine* you have a dream, you should really find yourself an *actual* dream!] Imagine that you feel excited about that dream. Imagine that attaining/accomplishing/becoming your dream would make you happy and satisfied and excited, and that it would give life meaning. Clearly, living your dream would be a good way to live. So why haven’t you reached your dream yet? Why haven’t…

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