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Episode 104: Do You Feel Pressed for Time?

What happens when we share our time? Our guest, chef and author Bryant Terry, pauses to be…

Episode 103: Why You Should Make Small Goals

Comedian Paula Poundstone tries to take on a messy and daunting task, one small step at a time.

Episode 102: Do You Want to Slow Down?

Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex, and Money, practices awe as an antidote to her anxiety.

Episode 101: Can You Mend a Broken Bond?

They were childhood best friends until one came out as queer. Now, two college students…

Episode 100: 100 Good Things

For our 100th episode, host Dacher Keltner sits in the guest chair and tries one of the…

Episode 99: What Happens When We Play

When was the last time you went down a slide? Our guest tries a practice to bring more play…

Episode 98: How to Not Take People for Granted

What would life be like without the people you care most about? Our guest tries a practice…

Episode 97: How to Tune Out the Noise

Our guest uses her breath to find calm in some of Los Angeles' noisiest neighborhoods.

Episode 96: Don’t Be Afraid of Your Anger

What happens when we suppress our anger? And what if we tried to work with it instead? Our…

Episode 95: How to Enjoy Life More With Michael Pollan

Bestselling author Michael Pollan tries to get more out of life by temporarily giving up…

Episode 94: How to Craft Your Life

When the world around you changes, so can your goals. This week's guest tries a practice to…

Episode 93: Noticing Nature in the City

When was the last time you stopped to admire a tree? Our guest finds that paying attention…

Episode 92: What Humans Can Learn From Trees

Trees don't just compete with one another for resources, they also cooperate. Scientist and…

Episode 91: Finding Strength Through Gratitude

A doctor who serves communities in dire need shares how gratitude helps him find light in…

Episode 90: Why Love Needs Laughter

Focusing on funny things can reduce stress, anxiety, and make us feel more connected to…

Episode 89: How Music Can Bridge Cultures

Have you ever been moved by music sung in a language you don't understand? We speak with…

Episode 88: How Music Soothes Us

What is it about certain melodies that can relax our nerves and rock us to sleep? We…

Episode 87: David Byrne on How Music Connects Us

Music helped former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne come out of his shell. Hear Byrne's…

Episode 86: Scheduling Time to Feel Awe(some)

Feeling awe can boost your mood and make you feel more connected with others. Comedian…

Episode 85: Why We’re Drawn to Nature

What happens when we spend time outdoors? We explore how getting out in nature can restore…

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