The Flourishing Experiment (general)

Sleep doctor Robert S. Rosenberg discusses improving the quality of your sleep, getting more sleep, and everything a good night’s sleep can do for you. This is a very powerful episode with the potential to change your life—reading Dr. Rosenberg’s book, Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day, definitely changed my sleep for the better! [Note: This is a rebroadcast of Episode 71, originally aired May 7, 2015.]

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Melanie Curtis is a life coach, author, and professional skydiver who shines super bright. You’ll hear how understanding your values can help you determine what’s important to you, how to define your identity, and how to use major accomplishments as fuel for taking on your next big goal.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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This week I’m rerunning a valuable conversation with John Ratey, MD, about how “going wild” can help you avoid the afflictions of modern civilization. You’ll hear about the latest research on fat and metabolism, why people are made to run, and what exercise can do for you. We also discuss returning to running after battling breast cancer.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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We’re closing out our seven-part summer reading series and finishing strong with three books on taking a holistic approach to your life. You’ll hear about knowing yourself, creating habits that work for you, and figuring out what your priorities are. We’ll also discuss how to set yourself up for success and even how to be luckier!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Some books encompass all three pillars of this podcast: vitality, creativity, and relationships. So, they get their own two episodes as we close out our seven-part summer reading series! You’ll hear about how you can’t give what you don’t have, plus I’ll discuss how focusing on vitality, connection, and contribution is a way to see how you are really doing. You’ll hear what to focus on to help you spend your time and energy the way you want.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Relationships are so important to longevity that we’re dedicating another episode of our summer reading series to favorite books on relationships. This week we’re focused on our relationships with ourselves. We’ll discuss mindset, being aware of our thoughts and their impact, practicing self-compassion, and more.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Research has shown that the quality of your relationships is the number-one contributor to longevity—wow! Continuing our summer reading series, this week we’ll hear about books on relationships and learn how you can improve your relationship with yourself and better connect with people from all walks of life.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Creativity is on deck as we keep on reading (like keep on swimming) this summer. Steven Kotler shares how to get into a flow state and the many benefits to your life and potentially others. Majo Molofino shows how the 5 Good Girl Rules could be keeping you small and preventing you from doing what your values are. Annie Duke, show us how to decide as not only a good way to be more deliberate, but as an act of self compassion. And finally, Charlie Gilkey show us what could be getting in the way of your best work and how to make it happen through many different tools. If you’ve been wanting to do something special in the summer or anytime, this is a great episode for you!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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This week’s summer reads focus on vitality! Dr. John Ratey kicks off the episode with a look at what cardio does for the brain, then we learn about a resilient athlete’s mindset with sports psychologist Simon Marshall, Ph. D, and his champion triathlete wife Lesley Patterson. Continuing on our athletic theme, we’ll hear from runner Margaret Webb on getting stronger and faster even as we age. Finally, author and athlete Cara Bradley will share with us how to show up and shine using a focused mindset.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Books are such a beautiful avenue for feeling, doing and being even better versions of ourselves. Throughout our seven-part summer reading series, you’ll hear about some of my personal favorite books and authors—many of whom have been on the podcast—and maybe get inspired to add to your reading list.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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The heliotropic effect shows that plants grow when they are near sunlight, and the same principle is true for humans. Research has shown that when positive energizers interact with others, they can leave people feeling inspired, lively, and motivated. On this week’s episode, learn how you can use the heliotropic effect to your advantage.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Kelly Miller, CAPP, author of the book “Jane’s Worry Elephant: A Self-Help Guide for Kids with Anxiety,” is here to share the many tools you can use to both manage your anxiety (I think it’s safe to say almost all of us feel anxious at some point in our lives!) and to help others with theirs. This episode is a conversation with a friend in which we discuss ways to feel better and show up ready to help others!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Robert Kuang, an intuitive life coach and child prodigy musician shares how the sound of music can be a catalyst for so much more. We discussed his circuitous route to the U.S., what it was like to study at one of the top performing arts colleges only to stop playing the piano, and how he followed his creativity to come back home to music—this time in harmony with life coaching.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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With so much going on in the world today, it’s easy to feel triggered or even violated. Five elements in particular can lead to feelings of triggering or even violation. Once we become aware of what we’re experiencing, we can react and respond in a way that empowers us.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Words create worlds and today I’m sharing how word choice can really make a difference in our lives. You’ll hear about tools, skills, and mindsets you can use to experience life in a different—and perhaps more fulfilling—way. You may even feel a spark of inspiration to go after a goal you never thought you could achieve!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Serena Marie, RD, is back to share what people aren’t talking about when it comes to intuitive eating, especially in the running world. We also discuss how compassion is the way to goal achievement. It’s a wide-ranging conversation between two friends catching up on life. Plus, I share my recent experience having COVID and the tools I used to help me through it. A content note: we discuss Serena’s experience with anorexia and bulimia on this episode.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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In this week’s episode, we explore Adam Grant’s book, “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.” Our topic is rethinking and how taking a scientific approach to life can help us live more harmoniously. I discuss the ‘three P’ modes of thinking—prosecutor, preacher, and politician—and how to take a curious, intellectually humble approach to working with others and being yourself.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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It doesn’t feel good to feel sad, depressed, annoyed, or frustrated. But one of the worst things we can do is resist those emotions and let them impact us and the people around us. Research shows that when we hide from our emotions and don’t allow ourselves to feel them, anxiety and depression levels go up and resiliency goes down. In this week’s episode, we explore Susan David’s book, “Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.” You’ll learn now to notice the many emotions you’re having at any given time, use those feelings as data, and live a life aligned with your values.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Dr. Elizabeth Hughes is back to discuss some simple breathing techniques that can make a huge impact. We also discuss what the vagus nerve does both physiologically and psychologically and how being mindful of your breath can make a big difference.

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This week we’re getting to know our Reticular Activating System (RAS)—the part of the brainstem that plays a crucial role in managing our thoughts and getting motivated! We’ll discuss what it is, what it does, and how to use it, including some practical tips and and ideas for tapping into your RAS and using it to get tough stuff done!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Writer and performer Laura Hankin joins us this week to help us tap into our creative side! We talk about her writing process, books she recommends, authors she admires and even how our dreams can pop up unexpectedly. Plus, a little bit about her next book, “A Special Place for Women,” due out in May!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Dr. Elizabeth Hughes shares how changing our mindsets can actually, physically help our bodies heal. A Stanford-trained physician with 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Hughes now blends her scientific training with a holistic approach drawing from non-Western medicine. The result? Less illness rather than more medicine. Listen in and learn how!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Dr. Kate Truitt introduces us to “havening,” a tool to help us stay calm and gain clarity. Dr. Kate is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist specializing in trauma-informed treatment and care. Our conversation was recorded late at night and has a very conversational, vulnerable tone; I got a lot out of it and hope you do, too.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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It’s been nearly a year since COVID really hit most of the U.S. and a lot of our days may seem repetitive and boring. What if you could nudge yourself toward novelty and use it not only for fun, but as a tool to get things done?

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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What if when the pandemic is over, we’re better than before? This week we’re exploring that idea and indulging our “what-ifs” with the help of Positive Psychology and personal energy management tools.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Elaine O’Brien, PhD, is here to remind us of the joy of movement! Particularly in these dark, cold winter months, it's easy to hibernate and forget the impact positive movement can have on our moods and on our lives.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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James Wallman’s book “Time and How to Spend It: The 7 Rules for Richer, Happier Days” is an excellent manual for designing leisure time that is fulfilling and rejuvenating. That’s our focus today: how to better spend our leisure time—listen in and learn how to build “richer, happier days”!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Maya Kova joins us this week to share with us how to use our body and breath to feel grounded during these turbulent times. She’s an Applied Positive Psychology coach and Certified Tantra Educator who’s been studying conscious living and loving for the past 10 years.

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Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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We know exercising releases endorphins—but what are they, really? This week we’re talking all about endorphins, the neurotransmitters and hormones often thought of as chemical messengers. Listen in and learn all about this feel-good hormone, including how to get more of it!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Today’s theme was inspired by a quote from bestselling author Margaret Wheatley: “Without reflection we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.”

This week we’re talking reflection: How to do it, when to do it, and why to do it. We’ll also talk about the many ways we measure time, from moon phases to marathon training and everything in between!

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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2020 has been the year that put so many things into focus. That’s what my guest, Serene Marie, RD, and I discuss in this episode: What came into focus for us this year and what’s on the horizon for us both in 2021!

Speaking of: If you’re looking to create a better 2021 year, then a C Journal could be for you. Listen in to find out how an analog journal that’s part planner/part journal/part sketch pad could bring calm, creativity, and confidence to your new year.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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This week we’re continuing our exploration of feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters, this time with dopamine! Dopamine helps you move, get things done, and get motivated — basically, it’s the perfect hormone to harness ahead of the new year! On this episode you’ll hear the low-down on dopamine, including how to game your brain so you can get more of it and use it to do the things that really matter to you.

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This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Because this year’s holidays are different from how we’ve celebrated in the past, we could all use a little help making the most of them. Serotonin regulates impulsivity, anger, and aggressiveness, and helps us feel calm and safe. And who couldn’t use a little more comfort and safety this year? In this episode, I unpack what serotonin impacts and offer suggestions for gaining—and using—more of it this holiday season.

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Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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This holiday season may be unusual, but we don’t need to totally forgo human connection! This week we hear from professional connection creator Michelle Tillis Lederman. Disheartened by the lack of leadership and communication she experienced in corporate America, Michelle decided to take matters into her own hands and become a “people expert.” She now inspires organizations and individuals to build real relationships—and she’s the perfect person to teach us how to more meaningfully connect virtually this holiday season!

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Exciting research is coming out that oxytocin, a neuropeptide and hormone, could help treat COVID and Alzheimer’s. Oxytocin can be made naturally, be given intravenously, and even inhaled. This episode will tell you how you can increase your oxytocin—also known as the “love hormone”—through fun practices, routines and exercises.

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Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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This holiday season is likely going to be different from any we’ve previously experienced. Adapting can be hard, but it can also be fun and even exciting. In this episode, we’ll discuss giving yourself and others permission to feel many feelings at once. I’ll also offer some ideas for celebrating the holidays this year and even starting new traditions!

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Carolann Valentino, an award-winning entertainer, motivational speaker and TV host, Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, and fitness expert is here for a wide-ranging conversation! We discuss how we create energy through our bodies, the words we use, and the conversations we have. This episode will show you how to trust your gut, use fitness as fuel, and much more.

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. For my full Disclaimer, please go to www.karigormley.com/disclaimer.

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Today’s episode is the third and final installment of our mantra series. Part one was about physical sayings and a word that could be hurting you. Part two was around sayings that focused on emotions. Today I share four relationship sayings—plus an update about using a word that isn’t as bad as I once thought.

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

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For the past two weeks, I have been doing a series on sharing sayings that could be getting in your way. I’m interrupting part three of that series to instead share a timely conversation with former professional poker player and ultimate decision-maker Annie Duke. Her book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices has been an extremely helpful tool for my husband and me when making family decisions. Naturally, I wanted to hear more about what Annie had to say after implementing her work already!

First things first: If you are able to vote in the U.S. election and have not voted yet, read these articles from Annie and then PLEASE go vote!

"Why We Assume What Went Wrong in the Last Election Will Go Wrong Now"

"Hoping for a lucky break in the pandemic could cost the US economy dearly"

If you have already voted, please consider sharing these articles and encouraging your friends and family to go vote!

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Last week I discussed six sayings and one word that could be hurting you rather than helping you. I focused specifically on physical sayings. This week is all about emotions -- mantras that turn out to not be true and could keep you stuck.

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Mantras can be great tools for mindfulness, focus, meditation, and more. But there are a few commonly used mantras that can hurt us more than they help. If we subscribe to these sayings we could even be doing harm to our bodies. In this first installment of a three-episode series, I’ll address five mantras that could potentially be hurting you—plus, one word in the English language that is like nails on a chalkboard!

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Ross Ruben is a professional entertainer and stuntman who uses his gifts of creativity and curiosity to create memorable events. During our conversation, you’ll hear what a DJ wants you to know when planning and attending an event, how to create memorable experiences, what to think about when taking on challenging feats and more.

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

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Jeff Harry is an international speaker, coach, and positive psychology practitioner who helps organizations and individuals tackle the tough stuff through play. During our playful and empowering conversation, we touched on how to laugh through tough times, handle inner and outer bullies in a playful way, and fun things to do during these unprecedented times.

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

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Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, best-selling author and leadership expert, is back on the podcast! This time he’s here to discuss how he’s applied his knowledge and resilience skills to moving, parenting, leading, working, and managing (and even leveraging!) his ADHD. We discuss the importance of happiness in these dark and depressing times, including his new Happiness Studies Academy (and how you can be a part of it!).

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you!

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We’re on lap four of four to celebrate 300 episodes of the podcast! Why four laps? Because relationships are what lead to longevity and happiness and there is so little time and so many people to talk to! You’ll hear from four listeners of the podcast who ran the Chicago or NYC marathons in 2015 while raising money for Action for Healthy Kids.

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We’re on lap three of four to celebrate 300 episodes. Why four laps? Because relationships are what lead to longevity and happiness and there is so little time and so many people to talk to. You’ll hear from five listeners, turned clients of the podcast, and how they’ve used The Running Lifestyle Show and The Flourishing Experiment to create even better relationships.

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Time flies when you’re having fun! Hear Kate Weymouth, MD, interview me on how and why the podcast started, the big lessons learned, how the podcast has evolved and more. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes “look” at what it takes to run a podcast.

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This celebration episode did not go the way I envisioned celebrating almost 300 episodes of the podcast...but I think it turned out even better! and was even therapeutic! Serena Marie, RD, our go-to real food dietitian from back in the day when the podcast was called The Running Lifestyle Show, joins us this week. You’ll hear what major myth Serena wants to dispel and what I wish I would have known before running three marathons in six weeks!

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Kate Weymouth, MD, a board-licensed psychiatrist in Delaware and New York, shares her top four tips of things to keep in mind as we head into shorter days during these unprecedented times. Some of her top suggestions may surprise you and may be easier than you think. We throw in a bonus tip which is sure to help turn that frown (if you have one), upside down.

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Barb Klein, a writer, life coach, retreat leader and contributor to MomPower.org is here to talk about tools you can use to feel better, make wiser decisions, and make time for yourself—especially in these uncertain times. I also share some physical tools that could be game-changers when it comes to getting better, more restful sleep.

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Majo Molfino, a writer, coach, and podcaster, is here to discuss her book, Break the Good Girl Myth: How to Dismantle Outdated Rules, Unleash Your Power, and Design a More Purposeful Life. Majo uses her Stanford University design degree to share how you can design your own life by uncovering the rules that are holding you back. You’ll hear what the five rules are, exercises you can do to make these rules work for you and how to communicate effectively during tough conversations. No matter how you identify, understanding these rules will help you have better relationships with the women in your life.

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Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney, a color guru and voice over actress is here to share how to keep in mind when it comes to your voice, and how knowing what your seasonal colors are can help you organize, shop, and discard. You’ll hear the top two style tips that are sooo wrong in Jeannie’s professional opinion, and the number one “trick” anyone can use to look slimmer.

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Tijana Coso, an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)  practitioner, is here to share how tapping can help rewire your brain. EFT is an evidenced-based tool that helps people reduce stress, diminish anxiety and much more. After discussing what tapping can do, Tijana conducts a tapping session you can follow along with.

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Dr. Phil Richmond, a veterinarian, positive psychology practitioner, health coach, and pet owner shares how pets add to our physical and mental vitality. You’ll hear how pets can reduce pain in humans, what dogs make the best therapy dogs, why pets are so beneficial to kids, and all of the happy chemicals you get from being around pets.

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Today is part three of our three-part series reflecting on 2020 so far and powering through the rest! This week we’re using looking at our results and emotions so far this year and creating an action plan. You’ll hear how to create a timeline based on choices that work for your life, how to edit your 2020 “Ta Da List,” tactical ways to become the CEEO (Chief Energy and Empowerment Officer) of your life, and how to align your actions with your values and theme for the year.

Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes.

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After you took a look at the ups and downs of the past six months, you may have been pleasantly surprised that there was a lot more good than you remembered (your brain is filtered for the negative, but you can fight back!). Tap into your feelings and emotions to guide how you want to feel and what you want to create in the next six months.

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It’s halftime! 2020 probably doesn’t look the way you thought it would. Take this opportunity to gain awareness, wisdom and knowledge so that your upcoming actions are realigned with your theme for the year.

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There’s so much uncertainty, shame, and guilt going on around us and it can feel like your mind is racing. In this episode, you’ll hear how you can quiet or talk back to your thoughts and create less stress.

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Crystal and Tom O’Keefe share how they’ve become more confident and creative through hosting a podcast together as a married couple. We also discuss how a bike that goes nowhere led to community, resilience, and empowerment for Crystal. You’ll hear how to squeeze in fitness time and how it helps move emotions, especially during challenging times.

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This is sooooo exciting! Research done in 2003 and 2006 showed correlation between people who had a Positive Emotional Style and their immunity—were less likely to be susceptible to the common cold, rhinovirus and flu! Being happy, lively and calm can actually help you physically feel better. Self-care really is healthcare! This week, I share this science and how you can have a happier, more positive emotional style with Serena Marie, RD. Serena and I catch up on what’s been happening for her as an RD in the ICU at a hospital in Brooklyn and how my family has fared here in Wilmington, DE.

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Vanessa Kettner is a productivity coach but probably not in the way you think. On this week’s episode, she introduces us to Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how to use it as a map for what you truly want. Vanessa also shares the two books that have been life-changing for her, leading her to sell all of her belongings, travel where she wants to go, and mine for gold mentally.

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Danny Singles is a physical therapist, marathon runner, husband, and dad. He shares with us what to keep in mind for our physical health when it comes to being more sedentary due to physical distancing. He discusses how to get back into any sport after time off, introduces us to “airplane exercises” (you can do them even if you're not on an airplane!), what he sees over and over again in his industry, and more.

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Angela Wheeler is a coach, author, speaker, and facilitator who teaches people how to thrive and lead by becoming aware of their strengths, creating nourishing boundaries, and cultivating the courage to become their best selves. She is the co-founder of Productive Flourishing. You’ll hear how being diagnosed with a second autoimmune disorder, having a near death experience and a nervous breakdown lead her to helping others lead their best lives.

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We’re in unprecedented times and the world is experiencing grief as a whole. Research shows that a person who has post-traumatic stress disorder can experience post-traumatic growth at the same time. Learn what the differences are and how you can make choices to experience post-traumatic growth. You’ll also hear what post-traumatic ecstasy is and how you might experience it.

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Good news! Hope is something you can build and research shows that if you do, you’ll have higher self-esteem, have more positive emotions and have a greater sense of control. COVID-19 and control don’t seem to go together, but there is always something you can do to strengthen your hope muscle. On this episode, you’ll hear how to look at your goals, pathways, and agency, and include hope to make what you’re working toward more likely happen.

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Myra Goodman, an inventor and author is the co-author of Quest for Eternal Sunshine, a Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Darkness to Light, shares her father’s journey from Nazi concentration camp survivor to wildly successful inventor. Myra discusses her father’s unrelenting depression to how he found inner peace, how she took her father’s writing and researched more of his stories, and how writing was a doorway to joy for her father.

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Greg Hiebert is highly sought after leadership coach and educator who has taken a beautiful presentation and put it into a book. We discuss how three traumatic events early his life lead him to be an overachiever to prove that he is good enough. Greg shares his 6 P’s for Profound Living and how that impacts your thoughts, actions, and choices.

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Serena Marie, RD, is back on the podcast to share what she is experiencing as a registered dietician in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in NYC. She shares the necessity of social distancing, what foods to focus on right now, and the importance of exercise. I share how exercising is a way to sharpen the brain, increase creativity, and create calm.

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Do you ever feel guilty about feeling disappointed? You think you “shouldn’t” feel bad because even though you’re upset, you know someone else has it a lot worse? It’s OK! Hear how you can use self-compassion as a foundation to asking yourself life-changing questions, to accepting reality and moving on to what you can do about it.

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There’s a lot of troubling news going on and it's easy to get swept up in fear. However, being a worrier instead of a warrior can make things much worse!  Hear how you can tap into your six senses when times are tough and there is a lot of uncertainty.

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Katherine Wintsch is the founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, where she works alongside Fortune 500 companies to help develop better products and services for mothers. While we discuss the demands of motherhood on this episode, anyone who tends to take on too much or overextend themselves can benefit from the wisdom Katherine shares. You’ll hear why saying “no” to others really means saying “yes” to yourself, how you can correct the negative voice in your head, and how to feel worthy of your own achievements! You’ll walk away knowing how to set intentions and expectations that reflect your goals, not your fears.

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John Zeratsky, also known as JZ, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is a registered yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, and meditation teacher. We discuss how he went from growing up in a small Wisconsin town to helping 200 companies focus on their biggest game-changing ideas to sailing around the Caribbean and Central America to helping lead a movement of people living intentional professional and personal lives. You’ll hear how to set a highlight for the day, how to fuel yourself mentally and physically, how to avoid distractions, how to really connect with people and how to write a book if that’s something you’ve always wanted to do. You’ll walk away knowing how to make habits to create a life you want to live for yourself.

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Carla Aspesberger, in addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in psychology, is a registered yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, meditation teacher. With all her experience and certification, Carla truly dances between the eastern and western modalities of healing. This episode will explore why you may feel “off” during certain times of the year, the cycle of the moon, why different yoga poses promote different feelings, how you can sense someone’s energy, the scientific reason for “sleeping on it,” and more!

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Brandon Eck, D.O., a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician and Division 1 runner, shares what a Doctor of Osteopathy is and when you might want to go see one. Dr. Eck tells us how osteopaths work with physical therapists when treating a patient, how to recover after exercising, how to set up a spinner bike for success, and more. You’ll also hear Dr. Eck’s recommendation when it comes to running (pun intended) your own flourishing experiments.

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Jaime Weisberg, also known as JJ, calls herself a “human potentialist” who uses science, heart and passion to help others be their best. You’ll hear how decades-old goals were able to happen when JJ changed some very unhealthy habits and also kept faith in her dreams. JJ talks about her experience running the New York City Marathon, what all humans have in common, why to “uni-task” and much more.

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Kristoffer Carter, also known as KC, calls himself a “Multiple Potential Lite” and he has many passions to prove it. On this EXTREMELY wide-ranging conversation, KC shares many tools to help us prime for a great day, from binaural beats to mediation to EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping Technique) to music. KC and Kari discuss how to discover your essence and how to use it when setting up themes for your year (rather than goals), working through grief, showing up as your true self, and much, much more.

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“Mindfulness Mama Mentor” Hunter Clarke-Fields is here to discuss how to apply mindfulness to your life and how to be a mindful parent. You’ll find out ways to respond that don’t involve screaming and learn how to potentially end generational patterns. Hunter and Kari reflect on moments they weren’t their best parenting selves as well as how mindfulness has guided them as parents.

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Clinical dietitian Serena Marie, RD is back to discuss how nutrition has evolved since we first started podcasting in 2014. We discuss what science says about gluten-free diets for people with Hashimoto’s and heart disease. Serena tells what active people are not consuming enough of—and how to get more of it into our diets. We both share our themes for the year and how they affect many parts of our lives.

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Learn how to create an experience list that lights up and fuels your 2020! This is the third installment of a three-part series dedicated to helping you create an intentional new year. You’ll hear how to select your experiences based on the theme you set for your year during last week’s episode.

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The new year is all about goals, right? Not necessarily! At the end of the day, we’re after the feeling—why wait until we reach the goal? We may not even feel that way if we reach the goal anyway! Find out why and how to set a theme for the year.

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It’s time to celebrate and honor all of what you accomplished and learned in 2019 and throughout the decade! Listen in and ask yourself questions to get in touch with where you’ve been and where you want to go. This will help you when setting up your goals and intentions for 2020 and the next decade!

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Paul Meyer, an on-air coaching guest, is back to share how his first semester back in college (at age 50!) went. During this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss how a tragic death was a catalyst for Paul’s career and running inspiration. Paul shares how the Blue Mile, a military-based charity, has impacted not only his running but his life. I share an update on Run to Honor, another running-based military charity and its initiative with incoming freshmen cadets. Heads up: this is an episode with tears.

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Brandon Fong, author, digital nomad and marketing specialist discusses how you can free up your time to be mindful, do what you want to do, and follow your curiosity. You’ll learn what apps and settings on your smartphone you can change to optimize your time, how to travel inexpensively and mindfully, and gain insight into his experience with Spartan Races. Brandon even shares how he landed a “dream” job right out of college. You’ll also hear about my current flourishing experiment: Not eating in front of the TV at night!

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It’s so easy to get caught up in the logistics of an event and not even ask yourself why you’re having the event. On this week’s episode, learn how to plan an unforgettable experience that will create positive emotions for years to come. You’ll even hear how reminiscing about a good event experience can help enhance positivity, decrease anxiety, and reduce stress. I’ll share my experiences creating unforgettable Thanksgiving, 50th Wedding Anniversary, and Book Launch Party events.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thank YOU for sharing your time with me by listening to this podcast and learning alongside me how to live a flourishing life. This week, hear the science behind how gratitude can help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, get better sleep, and have more vitality — to name just a few of the many benefits!  I’ll also share my picks for products to give and receive this holiday season, focusing on gifts that can help you and your loved ones thrive.

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With the holidays are right around the corner, anxiety levels are at an all-time high. Find out how you can discover your strengths, when and how to use them, and the positive benefits you can reap by deliberately putting strength into action.

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So much goes into deciding to go to a conference, packing, attending, traveling, and recovery. Yes, recovery! I’ll share tips on how to decide which conference is right for you and how to make the most out of your time, money, and energy.

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 ‘Tis the season for potential overwhelm. On this episode, you’ll learn how to structure your holidays to prioritize feeling first—after all, it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year! I hope you’ll finish the episode feeling more empowered over your holiday schedule.

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Shannon Kaiser, a bestselling author, international life coach and speaker and retreat leader is here to talk about her fifth book, “Joy Seeker: How To Go from Idea to Done.” We discuss how not to overtrain your body after participating in endurance events, why crossing the finish line might not give you the feeling you thought it would, and how to take on a big goal even if you have some roadblocks. I also share an update about how saying positive self-affirmations are making a difference in my life.

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Cara Bradley, mental strength coach, speaker, podcaster, and yoga teacher is here to discuss her book, “On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine.” This week’s episode is wide-ranging, from a discussion on our thoughts’ physical manifestation in our bodies to mental strength coaching to a few popular yoga poses (don’t worry, you don’t need a visual to follow along!).

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Listen in to find out what scientific research says about self-affirmations: Do they work? Who do they tend to work for? Who might not benefit from self-affirmations? You’ll also learn how to write effective affirmations and the ideal frequency with which you might consider saying them.

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Qualitative research shows that one way to increase well being is to savor more often. In this episode, you’ll learn when to savor and how to do it. You’ll also hear how my gratitude letter visit went, hiccups and all!

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Research shows that one of the fastest ways to feel better is to focus on gratitude, maybe through a gratitude journal or gratitude jar. How about writing a letter of gratitude to someone who has helped you...then read it to them in person? In this episode, you’ll hear how to write the letter and take action toward a better mood.

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Paul Meyer, an ultra runner, husband, father, Federal Aviation Investigator, and student recently received coaching on how he can align his running goals with his values and priorities. I check in with him a month later to see how those goals are coming along. Later in the episode, I share how I’ve been “time blocking” in effort to do my best work.

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Charlie Gilkey, a thought leader on doing meaningful work, former Joint Force Military Logistics Coordinator, coach, and teacher is here to discuss his third book, “Start Finishing: How To Go from Idea to Done.” We discuss getting “unstuck,” why most people get more work done when working alongside someone else, imposter syndrome, and selecting your success pack. Later in the episode, I share a foot experiment I’ve done inspired by last week’s episode.

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Welcome to the FIRST episode of The Flourishing Experiment podcast! This week we’re keeping in line with what adds to longevity: how you take care of your body. Our guests, human potential coaches Johnny and Sara Gillespie, share the importance of focusing on your feet, surprising cardio recommendations and some notes on heart rate training. Later on, I share an experiment that worked out really well on a recent trip to Barcelona and Paris!

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Deena Kastor is back—and what would a momentous, episode be without our friend and go-to real food dietitian, Serena Marie RD? You'll hear from Deena on perimenopause and menopause, the ups and downs of writing a book, and her personal favorite reads. You’ll also hear from Serena as she talks  Keto and Intermittent Fasting. We’ll also discuss updates and the podcast’s future in the long run!

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Kari shares an update of how the podcast is hitting pause for now, but will be running again in the near future.

Special events are taking place!

Come to the 5 Ways to Maintain a Positive Mindset Workshop on Friday, April 5 at Empowered Yoga, Wilmington, DE.

On Saturday, April 6, Kari will be interviewing Deena Kastor at her booth at the Cherry Blossom Festival Expo.

And finally on Saturday, May 18th, Kari will be an emcee and facilitator at the Authentic Parenting Conference in Rutgers, NJ. Get your tickets now!!!!

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Find the 11 Strategies to Live a Running Lifestyle HERE.

Click HERE to receive special gifts and to be part of The Running Lifestyle Show team. Please your biggest takeaways at @KariGormley!

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Emily Felt, a certified applied positive psychology coach joins Kari to discuss the power of gratitude and why she never expected to run again. You’ll hear Emily’s experience of having a hip replacement at 36, having a child with Prader Willi, and a gratitude practice change. Emily discusses her gradual entry back into running.  

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Find the 11 Strategies to Live a Running Lifestyle HERE.

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Steve Sisson, a running coach and professional runner, and Kari discuss how mindset and burnout affect a runner. The two of them discuss how using a running coach and/or flourishing coach can get an athlete to their goals faster. Serena Marie, RD, explains oral sensing and why to rinse and spit out carbohydrate drinks, such as Gatorade, to achieve faster times.

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Find the 11 Strategies to Live a Running Lifestyle HERE.

Click HERE to receive special gifts and to be part of The Running Lifestyle Show team. Please tweet me your biggest takeaways at @KariGormley!

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