By Rigel Patterson: Host and Blogger
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Join us for interviews with experts and thought leaders about topics related to purpose, resilience, and human values. Explore questions like: How can we live our lives with more purpose? How can we create good and lasting habits? How can we live more conscientiously? What is our potential? We dive into these topics—and many more—as we discuss the pressing dilemmas of our time and ideas that science is just starting to uncover.
||CleanResilience Is a Muscle Part 2 of 2||We’re talking today with bestselling author Rick Hanson about his book Resilient. Dr. Hanson is a therapist. He has a PhD in clinical psychology and a lot of his writing is at the intersection of psychological science, neuroscience, and mindfulness...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResilience Is a Muscle Part 1 of 2||We’re talking today with bestselling author Rick Hanson about his book Resilient. Dr. Hanson is a therapist. He has a PhD in clinical psychology and a lot of his writing is at the intersection of psychological science, neuroscience, and mindfulness...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are Our Limits? Part 2 of 2||A Deep Dive Into Endurance||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are Our Limits? Part 1 of 2||A Deep Dive Into Endurance||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Genetic Superpower?||A Theory of Resilience||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Most of Us Don’t Go||Fariba Nawa is a journalist who covers war, corruption, cultural trends, and human rights. She is drawn to the dire situations that war creates—the victimhood, the violence, and the people who are silenced by their circumstance. Mostly she wants to...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing You||Paula Stone Williams is a pastor and speaks nationally on issues of gender equity, LGBTQ rights, and religion. Her TEDx talk "I've lived as a man & a woman—here's what I learned" has received over 800,000 views. Today we talk with Paula about...||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Work Right||Dr. Ron Friedman is an award-winning psychologist, business consultant, and the author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace. He writes for the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes,...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat We Can Learn with Barbara Oakley||Barbara Oakley, the author of Mindshift, offers a fresh perspective. She shares stories about people who buckled down and pursued what for them seemed like long shots, if their pasts were any indication of what they could be good at. We talk with...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We’re Wired||As humans we have an emotional life that is always active. And if you’re like me, you might find yourself wondering: Why is my mind so busy all the time? Does my brain really know what is best? Are my judgements accurate? I am very excited to...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Different Way to Meet Goals||Reaching our goals is partly what makes us feel good about life—we want to contribute, we want to feel competent at what we do, and we want to feel like we are learning and growing. But so often we face a problem: what we need to accomplish feels...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Deadly Sin That Helps Us Thrive||The theory of emotion, through much of the twentieth century, was dominated by the idea that emotion is learned through the culture you grow up in. But a man by the name of Paul Ekman, thought this thinking was faulty. He believed Darwin's theory of...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListening to What We Know||We are joined by bestselling author Robert Fulghum. It is hard to wrap our mind around a precise meaning of life, but Robert's words lead us to a river of sustenance—to places that nourish, heal, and help us go beyond ourselves. Through the...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Stories We Tell||The majority of people say they want to write a book, as much as 80-90% by some estimates, so today we’re diving into what makes a good story. It turns out, there are some rules that writers use, and once you know them, you will start to recognize...||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big Questions: a (mostly) unedited conversation||In her book, Grace Without God, Katherine Ozment explores how we can bring the best of religion into our lives without the parts that clash with our secular beliefs. She drifted away from religion as an adult, but after having...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Rethink Your Problems||If you ever find yourself banging your head against a wall because you can't solve a problem in your life, it’s you and everybody else, which brings us to our expert today. As a business consultant, speaker, and co-author of the book Innovation as...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust Listen: Connect Better with People You Care About||So often we are distracted and not present in the conversations in our lives and as a result we miss opportunities to connect and to build a better part of ourselves. Today we learn how to shift our attention, how to expand the breadth and...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Power Changes Us||Dacher Keltner is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkley and the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center. He has authored several books on human emotion and he is here today to talk with us about his most recent...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Compassion Belongs at Work||Monica Worline, a business consultant and researcher at Standford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research, joins us to talk about her new book, Awakening Compassion at Work. The book is coauthored with Jane...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStepping Outside Your Comfort Zone||Andy Molinsky, a professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis University's business school, talks about his new book, Reach, and shares ideas about "just right" challenges that help us expand our comfort zone.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A refreshing look at social dynamics
Great interviews of experts, thoughtful discussion of how our lives are effected by social dynamics. Well worth the 20-30 min.
I thoroughly enjoy these interesting interviews. Rigel asks probing questions to bring out the best in her subjects. Excellent editing.
I really like how concise the OnGrit is. Rigel is a great editor and she interviews people who know how the benefit of brevity! Great show.