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16 minutes | 2 months ago
DNA Story #5 - Cayla
This is an incredible story of one woman's quest to find the truth about the identity of her biological father. It is journey that is full of hurt, regret, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
DNA Story #4 - Rachel
The 4th story in the DNA series deals with belonging. A young woman overcomes the adoption barrier blocking her path to deeper understanding of her complete cultural background and discovers a cultural identity that makes her feel whole. Enjoy Rachel's DNA story.
9 minutes | 2 months ago
Charles had an interest in learning more about his Irish heritage. What he discovered was a first cousin he didn't know he had and a family history that added new context for his existing relationship.
10 minutes | 2 months ago
DNA Stories 2
The DNA stories continue with Kalia's Journey. What started out as a test to assist with research on Crohn's disease turned into a spiritual journey to connect with her ancestors and a trip across the Atlantic ocean to visit the birth land of her forefathers and mothers.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
The DNA Stories
DNA testing growing more and more popular as interest in genealogy increases. Along the way, people are discovering things about themselves, their families, and heritage that challenge how they view themselves in the world. This 4-part series features people sharing their discoveries in their own words. The series starts with my own story.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
The Beauty of What Remains
The beginning of 2021 offers us an opportunity to reflect on the year that passed. For many, 2020 was a year of loss. Loss of jobs, loss of freedom to move about, and loss of friends and loved ones. Dealing with loss provides a moment of reflection on the importance of life itself. Life in HD, the personal development show, kicks off 2021 with an episode that teaches us the importance of embracing life even when someone we love is passing. Author and Rabbi Steve Leder share important lessons outlined in his book The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift. In it he uses personal reflections and heart-warming stories to bring the reader into a conversation about what is important and urges us to live more meaningful, more beautiful lives that are less anxious and less frenetic. This book is a reminder of what truly matters especially in this uncertain time.
11 minutes | 7 months ago
Applying Wisdom to Everyday Life
We could all use a little wisdom in our lives right now. But what does it mean to be wise and apply it to everyday life? This episode of the personal development show explores using wisdom to help us transform how we approach a variety of life's problems. We welcome back to the show personal development expert and best selling author Gary John Bishop to talk about his new book Wise As...
12 minutes | 8 months ago
Raising a Person
An alarming number of today's kids leave home without knowing certain basic life skills. From how to calculate a tip to the importance of writing a thank-you note, their are things that our kids will need to know in order to move through the world with a certain amount of confidence and grace. Catherine Newman's humorous book How To Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn Before You're Grown Up helps guide us through a ton of useful life skills. We speak with her about the book and get a better understanding of the challenges of helping our kids transition to personhood.
11 minutes | 8 months ago
Ways to Improve Your Memory
Dr Michelle Braun, author of High-Octane Brain: 5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory & Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's, shares tips on improving your memory and cognitive ability.
37 minutes | 9 months ago
Covid Self-Care Check In
Four months into Covid-19 self-isolation and social distancing impacts, health and wellness coach Elizabeth Sherman shares tips on self-care and stress management as we cope with our post-pandemic lifestyles.
13 minutes | 10 months ago
Empower Yourself to Make the Change You Desire
Language Advisory You are the only person standing in the way of what you want to achieve. Personal development expert Gary John Bishop says that your success in anything can be measured by how successful you are when you are least motivated. In his audio book Ask Gary F'ing Anything, Gary says that you must develop a no-bullshit relationship between you and what you said you were going to do in order to eliminate constant patterns of self-sabotaging. His "urban philosophy" approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has helped thousand achieve results in the quality and performance of their lives. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
13 minutes | a year ago
The Power of Ritual
In this episode of Life in HD, the personal development podcast, we explore how everyday activities like walking or working out can be a way for you to make more meaningful connections to self, others, and the world around us. Author Casper Ter Kuile talks to us about his new book, The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices. He explains that these rituals can help us heal our increasing crisis of isolation and help us feel more connected.
22 minutes | a year ago
Fathers Day Reflection
Despite what we read in greeting cards, dad's are far from perfect. Fathers should strive to be better parents and grow from our mistakes. In this episode of the personal growth podcast, I reflect on my relationship with my daughters and my own father. They provide insight to help me be a better dad and a better son.
24 minutes | a year ago
How to Stay Fit While Self-isolating
Being confined to home has its advantages. We can isolate ourselves from the dangerous novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19; we are discovering new methods of work productivity; and it's creating new opportunities to strengthen relationships with friends and family. But on the downside, being confined to home can lead to a sedentary life style. Our movements are restricted, we aren't burning the calories that we would under normal circumstances, and we have access to food and snacks all day long. So how can we stay fit when we are forced to practice social distancing? This episode of Life In HD (part 3 of our COVID-19 series) tells you how to incorporate exercise routines (without the use of fancy gym equipment) into your daily life to stay fit and healthy while you are confined to home. Joining me today is Elizabeth Sherman, owner of Total Health by Elizabeth. She is a certified health coach, personal trainer, and certified nutritionist. You can find more information on Elizabeth at www.elizabethsherman.com
22 minutes | a year ago
Managing Stress and Anxiety During Covid-19
It's human to feel stress, especially when our day-to-day lives don't look of feel the same as they used to. Sometimes stress can lead us to respond in unhelpful ways - like turning to food or alcohol for comfort. And with Covid-19, stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand. So how do we manage it all? For starters, everyone needs to look after one's own basic needs to stay mentally healthy in a stressful time. To help us explore ways to manage stress and practice self-care we turned to Licensed Professional Counselor Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, author of the book River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness. Her book reflects the human voyage of finding your way to an awakened self.
15 minutes | a year ago
You've been ordered to shelter in place. But for how long? Days? Weeks? Months? Welcome to Life in HD, the personal development podcast that shines a spotlight on how we live our lives. I'm Joe Lee. So you've followed the herd, bum-rushed the grocery story, gobbled up all the toilet paper, food and snacks that you could get your hands on in preparation for the long haul. My guess is, you didn't have time to thoughtfully plan out your meals, right? Not that the other shoppers in the store left you many options. The memes and jokes all over social media show American's concerns with being sedentary for the immediate future, over-eating and mindless munching to help pass the time of day. So we're offering some tips on how to survive the COVID19 shelter in place dilemma and come out on the other side healthy, happy, and ready to resume your normal life when things finally get back to normal. On this episode, it's all about making food choices that are good for you. My guest today is Sophie Egan, the Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership for the Strategic Initiatives Group at the Culinary Institute of America... And author of the book How to be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet.
11 minutes | a year ago
Ever been in a relationship that hit a dry patch? One that feels routine and mundane? No matter how much you love your partner or how wonderful you think your relationship is, things can often get a little boring. Today's guest on the personal growth podcast, Life in HD, author and filmmaker Boaz Frankel talks about adding a little weirdness to your relationship to rev things up. Together with his wife Brooke Barker (author of New York Times bestselling book Sad Animal Facts), Boaz writes about the quirky aspects of their relationship and the inspiration for the couple's new book, Let's Be Weird Together.
14 minutes | a year ago
Get Younger Next Year
Has your New Year resolution to lose weight hit a snag already? Well our next show will explain how you can get back on track...for the rest of your life. 2 of the top 10 resolutions for 2020 include "exercise more" and "lose weight". Often that goal falls short for thousands of us because the goal (to lose weight) is a short-term goal. Making a change in lifestyle can not only help you with your short-term weight-loss goal, but also help you live strong and fit well into your 80's by turning back your biological clock. Authors Chris Crowley and Dr Henry Lodge give us the blueprint for living healthier, longer lives in their book Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, Sexy, and Smart Until You're 80 and Beyond. Chris Crowley speaks with us on this episode about keys to developing healthier habits that can help you live a longer, fit life.
13 minutes | a year ago
How Can You Improve Your Parenting?
When I reflect on my own experience as a young father helping my kids learn to read, I realize now that I made many mistakes. A lot of those mistakes were made out of shear ignorance. I tried to teach my children by applying pressure to perform well. And I am not a teacher by trade. I didn't understand the necessary activities and building blocks needed to aid in developing cognitive ability and language skills. I made reading time a tense chore rather than an enjoyable discovery. I wish I had this conversation with New York Times children's books editor Maria Russo when my kids were young. Sage advice from our conversation includes "Leave the teaching to teachers. Your job as a parent is to help your children discover the joy of reading." I hope you enjoy this conversation about the book How to Raise a Reader with Maria Russo. Music bed in this episode is Happy Ending by Scott Holmes under Creative Commons non-commercial use license.
22 minutes | 2 years ago
On this episode of Life in HD the the personal growth podcast, we discuss ways to deal with stress and overcome trauma. When we think of trauma, we tend to contextualize it with major traumatic events like the death of a loved one or a violent event. But traumatic events can happen to us on a daily basis and we often fail to recognize when it's impacting us. Psychotherapist Franchesca Clemente helps us identify when we are experiencing trauma and gives us practical advice on managing it.
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