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69 minutes | 2 days ago
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor | Whole Brain Living
In 2008, Jill Bolte Taylor gave the first-ever TED Talk to go massively viral. A Harvard-trained neuroscientist, she told the story of her stroke that largely wiped out the entire left hemisphere of her brain, a horrifying experience and yet, the entire time, at her left hemisphere was shutting down, it was observing and analyzing the process in the way a scientist might, wondering at the moment by moment changes. She shared this deeply moving story, along with the 8-year journey it took to rebuild and bring her left half back online, enough to step back into her career and stand on maybe the most intimidating stage in the world and leave her audience both captivated and yearning, in an odd twist of circumstance, to experience even a glimpse of the profound expansive, connectedness and bliss Jill described as her right hemisphere took the reigns and all but eliminated and sense of separate self, otherness or separation. Despite the stunning success of her talk and book that followed, she still viewed them, in a way, as failures. Her ultimate goal was to invite people to explore reconnecting with that same sense of spaciousness, joy, empathy and compassion, to activate and embrace all parts of their brains, not just the head’s down, individualistic, achievement-oriented parts. People wanted to, but there was no clear roadmap, so she spent years deconstructing the process and distilling it into a powerful, insight-packed call to action in her new book, Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life (https://amzn.to/2Q9MFtc), where she reveals the 4 characters living in your brain and how to harness them to live an extraordinary, intentional and present life.You can find Dr. Jill at:Website : http://www.drjilltaylor.com/If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with neuroscientists and innovator, Ryan Darcy who is doing stunning things with brain neuroplasticity : https://tinyurl.com/GLPDArcyCheck out our offerings & partners: Gita: The first consumer robot programmed with pedestrian etiquette. It pairs with and follows you using sensory vision and carries up to 40 pounds of cargo, so you have everything in reach, no carrying required. Take 15% off your order and free shipping always with code GOODLIFE15 at mygita.comTalkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Active Skin Repair: Use Active Skin Repair on cuts, scrapes, sunburns, normal burns, chaffing, rashes, wounds. Works on insect bites & other skin irritations. Antibiotic-free & non-sensitizing. Get 20% off your order and FREE shipping by texting GOOD to 64-000. Message and data rates may apply.
85 minutes | 5 days ago
Axel Mansoor | Turning Self-Loathing Into Self-Love
How does someone who despised himself for most of his life go from loving himself and his life, and creating music that makes millions smile? That’s the journey my guest, Axel Mansoor has been on. A singer/songwriter and self-described Third Culture Kid, he’s become known for leveraging technology to build community and intimacy with his music. His songs have taken him from a Daytime Emmy nomination to collaborations with the biggest brands in the world, Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart, to your television screen as he pitched a song to H.E.R. on NBC's Songland. Axel’s debut EP, I hadn’t ever Loved Myself, just dropped and is quickly climbing the charts.And, until a few days ago, his image was the icon for the massively viral Clubhouse social audio app, appearing on the screens of tens of millions of phones. He is also the creator of the app's popular Lullaby Club: a nightly musical experience where your favorite artists sing you, and the rest of the world, to sleep. But, there’s also a deceptively beautiful and creative ulterior motive, helping artists get discovered, build careers and expand their communities.In this conversation, we explore the idea of being a third culture kid, a phrase I’ve heard more and more, and how literally living with a foot in three worlds led to this seemingly contradictory ability to fit it and make people like him, while also being brutally bullied and deepening into a place of self-hatred that tore apart his sense of self, belonging, and expression. And we talk about how music, along with a powerful inciting incident, turned his world upside-down and became a source of joy, expression and, to his surprise, even self-love. You can find Axel at:Website : http://www.axelmansoor.com/Lullaby Club : https://lullaby.club/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/axelmansoor/If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with extraordinary singer, Lisa Fischer who, in addition to her own breakout hits, spent years touring and recording with everyone from Luther Vandross to the Rolling Stones : https://tinyurl.com/GLPFischerCheck out our offerings & partners: ShipStation: Shipping software is designed to save you time and money on eCommerce order fulfillment. Ship more in less time. Just use my offer code, GLP, to get a 60-day free trial. That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping. Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in GLP.Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Theragun.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Tommy John: We fixed underwear. Smart design and fabrics mean no more pulling at your pant line. Get comfortable with yourself. No Adjustment Needed. And right now you’ll get 20% OFF your first order at TommyJohn.com/GOODLIFE.
65 minutes | 9 days ago
David Yarrow | One of the World’s Best-Selling Fine Art Photographers
David Yarrow is one of the world’s best-selling fine art photographers. He has spent the past decade documenting the natural world from new perspectives, and his distinctive, evocative and immersive photography of life on earth has earned him an ever-growing following amongst art collectors as a relevant artist of his generation. His limited edition works regularly fetch record bids of over $100,000 at auction houses such as Sotheby’s. He is also a passionate philanthropist and conservationist, and holds multiple ambassadorships including those for WildArk, Nikon, Land Rover and UBS and has donated millions to wildlife and sustainability causes. But, here’s the thing, this almost never happened. David’s career had a bit of a false start when, on break from university, he talked his way into a world cup soccer match and captures a legendary image of iconic soccer star, Maradonna. But, instead of embracing a career in photojournalism, he went into finance where he was building a big reputation. For decades. Until a series of experiences led him to walk away from it all and step back into the world of photography but in a very different way.You can find David at: Website : https://davidyarrow.photography/In Focus Podcast : https://www.davidyarrowpodcast.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/davidyarrow/If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with Mark Mann: https://tinyurl.com/GLPmannYou’ll also love the conversations we had with the artist, Peter Tunney: https://tinyurl.com/GLPtunneyCheck out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.Expensify: Automate your pre-accounting process for expenses, bills, invoices, and more with the world’s most widely-used expense management service. Approval Workflows. Realtime Customer Support. Next-Day Reimbursements. Company Card Management. Visit Expensify.com/goodlife to get started with a free trial. Klaviyo: Increase your average order value & volume—Klaviyo accelerates e-commerce sales. Launch sophisticated email automations in minutes. To get started with a free trial of Klaviyo, visit Klaviyo.com/listen
72 minutes | 12 days ago
Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue | 40 Years Together, What's the Secret?
Iconic actress, producer, author and activist, Marlo Thomas, never wanted to marry. She saw what she believed was the way marriage “had” to be - one person giving up their dream for the other - and knew it wasn’t for her. Then, one fateful day in 1977, she appeared as an hourlong guest on the legendary daytime talk show hosted by Phil Donaghue. Both were smitten, they sensed something powerful had happened, but neither of them knew that conversation, aired before millions of viewers on daytime TV, would effectively be a first date that would lead to a marriage that’s now lasted more than 40 years.Reflecting on what makes a relationship last that long, they got curious and began to set up double dates with many celebrity couples they know, and others they didn’t. People like Viola Davis and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, filmmaker Rob Reiner and his wife Michele; award-winning journalists Bob Woodward & Elsa Walsh; Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen; Ray Romano and his wife Anna, Neil Patrick Harris and his actor/chef-husband David Burtka; the Rev. Jesse and Jacqueline Jackson, John Leguizamo and wife Justine and so many others. Those hours-long conversations went so deep, got so vulnerable, open and at times, hysterically funny, they turned interviews into the bestselling book, What Makes a Marriage Last. And now, those conversations and more are featured in their new original podcast series, Double Date (https://www.pushkin.fm/show/double-date-marlo-thomas-phil-donahue/). We had so much fun talking about those early moments in their lives and relationship, what was really going on in each of their lives, hearts and minds and what they learned sitting down for double dates with so many incredible, long-term couples. You can find Marlo & Phil's new podcast at: Double Date : https://www.pushkin.fm/show/double-date-marlo-thomas-phil-donahue/If you LOVED this episode:You will also love the conversation that we had with Julie and John Gottman (https://tinyurl.com/gottman-love-lab), who are the founders of the legendary Love Lab, and their deep-dive into what love and what long-term relationships and marriages really are all about.Check out our offerings & partners: Active Skin Repair: Use Active Skin Repair on cuts, scrapes, sunburns, normal burns, chaffing, rashes, wounds. Works on insect bites & other skin irritations. Antibiotic-free & non-sensitizing. Get 20% off your order and FREE shipping by texting GOOD to 64-000. Message and data rates may apply.Sleep Number: Adjustable firmness, comfort and support on each side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Save up to $1,200 on select Sleep Number 360® smart beds and adjustable bases, for a limited time. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEAir Doctor: Professional quality, medical-grade UltraHEPA air filter that's 100X more effective than ordinary air purifiers. Go to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code GOODLIFE and you’ll receive a 35% discount.
54 minutes | 16 days ago
Ellen Bennett | Crafting Aprons for the World's Best Chefs
Growing up in LA, Ellen Bennett had no idea her summer spent with her grandma in a small town in Mexico would play a huge role not only his how she saw the world and related to people, but also in the career she’d eventually pursue and the company she would build. Describing herself as half Mexican, half English, born and raised in LA by a fiery mom who calls her “Mami,” and having never met a color she didn’t like, she is the founder of Hedley & Bennett, a company that crafts some of the coolest, most beautiful and kitchen tough aprons, worn by a lineage of many of the top chefs in the most iconic restaurants and kitchens in the world.But she didn’t start out that way. Coming out of high school, without a strong sense of direction, she got on a plane to Mexico City, alone, and vanished into the culture, building a career and life before feeling called back to LA to make her mark cooking, under the guidance of two legendary chefs and restaurateurs. But a single, fateful moment, when she heard her mentor ask a simple question, then made a promise that, at the time, she had no idea how to keep, led her to launch her own company. The adventures that followed are the stuff of legend, many of the learnings and tales are shared in her wonderful new book, Dream First, Details Later (https://amzn.to/3aJf9kj), and we dive into it all in today’s conversation. You can find Ellen at:Website : https://www.hedleyandbennett.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ellenmariebennett/If you LOVED this episode:You’ll also love the conversations we had with Samin Nosrat, chef, teacher, and author of one of the most beautiful and soulful cookbooks ever, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and host of the hit TV show of the same name. https://tinyurl.com/3phhve7nCheck out our offerings & partners: Zocdoc: Find In-Network Doctors. Choose from the largest directory of in-person & video visit providers in the nation. Search for Doctors based on availability, location, insurance, reviews & more. Go to Zocdoc.com/GOODLIFE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today.
63 minutes | 19 days ago
Morgan Harper Nichols | How Far You Have Come
Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet whose work is inspired by real-life interactions and stories. Morgan spent the first couple of years of her professional life as a college admission counselor, and then, as a full-time touring singer-songwriter and musician. It was on the road that she cultivated her curiosity and passion for writing, art, and design and slowly began to share her work online.In 2017, Morgan started a project where she invites people to submit their stories to her website. From there, she creates art as a response to their stories and sends it to them before sharing the work publicly. All stories and names are kept private. The fruit of this project is shared daily around social media, in publications, and various creative collaborations and installations.As an artist, Morgan has collaborated with a wide range of brands including Coach, Adobe, Vogue Singapore, Aerie, and more. As a designer and author, her work has been available in many stores, including Anthropologie, Barnes and Noble, and Target. Her latest book, How Far You Have Come: Musings on Beauty and Courage (https://amzn.to/3azMSgm)is a beautiful collection of illustrations, poems and essays and we dive into the verse, experiences and moments that often reveal deeply personal, yet universal awakenings, in today’s conversation.You can find Morgan at:Website : https://morganharpernichols.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/morganharpernichols/Check out our offerings & partners: Ana Luisa: Sustainably-made jewelry with a conscience. If you’re looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one, check out Ana Luisa's pre-Mother’s Day sale at analuisa.com/goodlifemd to get 15% OFF.AquaTru: Countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that's certified to create bottled-quality water. Receive $100 off an AquaTru plus free shipping when you go to AquaTru.com & enter code GOODLIFE at checkout.
70 minutes | 23 days ago
Terri Cole | Let's Talk About Boundaries
Ever feel like life is one non-stop boundary issue? You’re not alone. And my guest, Terri Cole, can help. Before earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychotherapy from New York University, Terri ran a talent agency for actors and supermodels. She was your typical Type A overachiever with zero balance and no internal peace, driven by ambition, living on planes and serving as a business executive, confidante, advisor, surrogate parental figure and bounding between nearly every role, with every person imaginable. She began to realize every part of work and life was bleeding into every other part of work and life and the net effect was that everything was bleeding out. Something had to change. She wanted her life back, and she wanted to do something that felt more driven by meaning and service. Changing direction, she went back to school, started a partnership in life and family, and therapy practice at the same time, that’s now been her devotion for over two decades. What she learned in the trenches with her high-profile clients informed and continues to inspire the work she does today. She’s been on a mission. Her dharma, she shares, is teaching women how to attract and sustain healthy, vibrant, Real Love into their lives and establish and maintain effective boundaries with ease and grace. That latter part, she’s come to believe is at the heart of so much interpersonal struggle and is perpetually at the center of nearly therapeutic engagement. So, she figured it was time to share was she’s learned in her new book, Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free (https://amzn.to/3srgUZC). We dive deep into the world of boundaries in today’s conversation.Be sure to check out her 2017 conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/terri-cole-real-love/) with us for a deeper dive.You can find Terri at:Website : https://www.terricole.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/terricoleDiscover Your Secondary Gain : https://boundaryboss.me/goodlifeCheck out our offerings & partners: Expensify: Automate your pre-accounting process for expenses, bills, invoices, and more with the world’s most widely-used expense management service. Approval Workflows. Realtime Customer Support. Next-Day Reimbursements. Company Card Management. Visit Expensify.com/goodlife to get started with a free trial. Klaviyo: Increase your average order value & volume—Klaviyo accelerates e-commerce sales. Launch sophisticated email automations in minutes. To get started with a free trial of Klaviyo, visit Klaviyo.com/listen
65 minutes | a month ago
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri | Changing Culture with Images & Story
Imagine being a young photographer, working to stand out and rise up in a hyper-competitive industry, then getting a call one day from Iman and David Bowie, asking to shoot the cover of Iman’s next book, after two of the covers shot by two of the world’s top photographers had been rejected? That is exactly what happened with Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri. That moment would become an inciting incident, leading evermore opportunities to deepen into her wildly imaginative and compelling magical realism style and launch years of award-winning collaborations, image-making and storytelling with everyone from HBO, Vogue and Vanity Fair, to Pepsi and Nike to L'Oreal and icons like Beyonce, Gaga, Bowie, Kate Winslet, Pharrell Williams, Eugene Brave Rock, Jay-Z and countless others. Indrani’s work is exhibited in museums worldwide and in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. Over time, she’s integrated her love of image-making and storytelling with her passion for service in the name of social justice and impact, and expanded from still images to film, including directing the powerful Girl Epidemic documentary about sex trafficking and slavery.Beyond directing, advocacy has taken a much more central role in her work and life, with positions as the co-Host of the Global People’s Summit at the United Nations, host of the New York Live Arts' Humanities Symposium, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Shakti Empowerment Education for women and children in India. She also lectures at her alma mater, Princeton University, on "Mobilizing Millions with Art and Film for Human Rights and Social Justice." You can find Indrani at:Website : https://www.indrani.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/indranipc/Check out our offerings & partners: Ana Luisa: Sustainably-made jewelry with a conscience. If you’re looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one, check out Ana Luisa's pre-Mother’s Day sale at analuisa.com/goodlifemd to get 15% OFF.
55 minutes | a month ago
Elizabeth Miki Brina | Speak, Okinawa
Growing up outside Rochester, New York, all Elizabeth Miki Brina knew was that she was different, an outsider, and she blamed her mom, a first-generation immigrant from Okinawa, for it all. Elizabeth’s mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who was deployed during the Vietnam war who would become her husband. Leaving her home, family, friends and culture, to move to the U.S, the language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise Elizabeth, who felt perpetually othered among her peers, turning that feeling into a cocktail of anger and rebellion.Decades later, Elizabeth came to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunted both her and her mother, and began a process of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. She came to see the profound courage and strength and saw her parents enduring marriage in a profoundly different light. We dive deep into this journey, which is beautifully detailed in Elizabeth’s haunting memoir, Speak, Okinawa (https://bookshop.org/a/22758/9780525657347), which is a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be at peace with who you are.You can find Elizabeth at: Website : https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/611688/speak-okinawa-by-elizabeth-miki-brina/Check out our offerings & partners: ShipStation: Shipping software is designed to save you time and money on eCommerce order fulfillment. Ship more in less time. Use offer code, GLP, to get a 60-day free trial. That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping. Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in GLP.Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Theragun.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.
59 minutes | a month ago
Justin Tranter | Writing Songs the Whole World Sings
Justin Tranter is one of the top songwriters and collaborators in the music industry, writing with everyone from Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, and Selena Gomez to Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Shea Diamond and countless others. With their astonishing success and abundant self-love, you’d never imagine Justin was bullied mercilessly as a kid growing up in Chicago. Every day was torture until the Chicago Academy For The Arts high school provided a place of refuge and emergence and ultimately saved their life. Starting out in the business, Justin began their career on stage as the figurehead of the glam-punk band Semi Precious Weapons, but eventually discovered something surprising. They didn’t actually need to be on stage to do the part of the work they loved; collaborating, writing and helping other leading artists create works of art that told their stories in a powerful way and moved millions. Justin has since become a pioneer in the music industry, working tirelessly to elevate the voices of everyone around them — whether marginalized people, emerging artists or global pop icons. Along the way, Justin’s also remained a committed philanthropist & GLAAD Board member, using their platform to rally for change across a number of causes, including representation/inclusion for LGBTQIA+ people, women & women of color. And, in 2018, coming full-circle, Justin made a donation to fund a state-of-the-art recording studio and part-time music teacher at that very same place that was their salvation as a kid, the Chicago Academy For The Arts.You can find Justin at:Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/tranterjustinCheck out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.
59 minutes | a month ago
Anne Lamott | Blink Yourself Awake
My first exposure to Anne Lamott’s work was her iconic book, Bird By Bird, which as a writer, was transformative. Not just because it helped me better understand how and why to write, but also because her wonderfully wise and irreverent voice inspired me to be more real, more honest in both my work and my life. I’ve remained captivated by her writing ever since. The author of too many The New York Times bestsellers, including Almost Everything; Hallelujah Anyway; Small Victories; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; and her most recent Dusk Night Dawn (https://amzn.to/3rYhHB5), Anne goes places other fear to tread with such humility, humor and craft, it’s like you’ve been invited into her mind, her life and her ability to draw belly laughs, deep wisdom and hits of awakening from those often tiny moments that touch down in our lives that so many of us miss. She reminds you, it may not be fun while it’s happening, but it’s all part of the beautiful souffle of life and every ingredient matters.You can find Anne at:Website : https://sites.prh.com/dusknightdawntourInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/annelamott/Check out our offerings & partners: Ana Luisa: Sustainably-made jewelry with a conscience. If you’re looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one, check out Ana Luisa at analuisa.com/goodlife, and use the code GOODLIFE to get 10% OFF.Sleep Number: Adjustable Firmness, Comfort And Support On Each Side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Introducing the NEW Sleep Number 360® c4 smart bed. Queen now only $1,499. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE
72 minutes | a month ago
Wu-Tang, Power & Possibility | Sophia Chang [BEST OF]
Sophia Chang is a force to be reckoned with. A soft-spoken French-lit major in college and the child of Korean immigrants raised in Vancouver, when she first heard "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five everything changed. Taken by the mix of urgency, anger, and pride that was hip-hop in the 80s and 90s, Sophia rerouted her life to New York, quickly becoming a fixture in the music industry and hip-hop scene, and finding fast-family with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan.Over the years, Chang would end up not just a member of the Wu-Tang family, but also manage a number of the group's individual members, as well as other legends including A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. In 1995, she left the music business to train kung fu and manage a 34th Generation Shaolin monk, who would later become her partner and father of her two children, before returning to music. Now, after decades of being the force behind other amazing artists' stories, she's finally telling her own story in her breakout audiobook, The Baddest Bitch in the Room (https://amzn.to/3sQbE2S). We're so excited to share this Best Of conversation with you today.You can find Sophia at:Website : https://www.sophchang.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sophchangnyc/Check out our offerings & partners: Expensify: Automate your pre-accounting process for expenses, bills, invoices, and more with the world’s most widely-used expense management service. Approval Workflows. Realtime Customer Support. Next-Day Reimbursements. Company Card Management. Visit Expensify.com/goodlife to get started with a free trial. Air Doctor: Professional quality, medical-grade UltraHEPA air filter that's 100X more effective than ordinary air purifiers. Go to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code GOODLIFE and you’ll receive a 35% discount.OSEA: Plant-based formulas that deliver your best skin. Bioavailable seaweed, sustainably harvested & infused w/ cold-pressed essential oils. Vegan & Cruelty-Free. You can try OSEA risk-free for 30 days and get free shipping on orders over $50 and get 10% OFF your first order at OSEAmalibu.com
76 minutes | a month ago
John Rzeznik | Beyond the Goo Goo Dolls
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, John Rzeznik is the founding-member, frontman and guitarist for iconic band, the Goo Goo Dolls. He's a legend in the world of music, with 19 top-ten singles, including mega-hits like Iris (which spent 12-months on the Billboard charts), Name, Black Balloon and countless others. And, like so many who turned to music at a young age as both a way to cope with discord and a form of expression, he’s lived a life of extraordinary artistry and contribution, and along with that, a certain amount of darkness and struggle that for many years found him turning to alcohol as a way to get through each day. Until it all fell apart, and he had to make a decision. One he keeps making every day. Now, sober, a devoted dad and husband, he's telling a new story with his life and music, and taking the giant, global community of Goo Goo Doll fans along for the journey. And, as you’ll hear, he’s headed into the studio to create something that is truly representative not just of this moment in time, but also of how his lens on life, music, and creativity have evolved.You can find John at:Website : https://www.googoodolls.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/johnrzeznikggd/Check out our offerings & partners: Backcountry: The best outdoor gear online for people who love to get outside. Find everything you need for your next adventure. Go to Backcountry.com/GOODLIFE and enter promo code GOODLIFE to get %15 OFF your first full-priced purchase. Some exclusions apply.AquaTru: Countertop reverse osmosis water purifier that's certified to create bottled-quality water. Receive $100 off an AquaTru plus free shipping when you go to AquaTru.com & enter code GOODLIFE at checkout.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Giada De Laurentiis | Life Beyond Food
With culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and a relatability that seems to light up the screen, many people know Giada De Laurentiis as the Emmy award-winning television personality of shows like Food Network’s Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, Giada’s Weekend Getaways, as a judge on Food Network Star and Winner Cake All, an NBC Today Show contributor, and a successful restaurateur with restaurants GIADA and Pronto by Giada in Las Vegas, as well as GDL Italian in Baltimore. Or, maybe you know her as the author of nine New York Times bestselling cookbooks, including her most recent, Eat Better Feel Better (https://amzn.to/2NQEJfi), which deftly navigates the sweet spot between delicious recipes and a more healthful approach to cooking and eating. But, what you may not know, and what Giada shares in the pages of this new book and our deep-dive conversation, is how her upbringing in a dynastic family of film, both in Italy and Hollywood, shaped everything from her love of food and cooking for others, to her early disdain for being in front of the camera. Her decision to step into the world of cooking on television, in fact, caused quite a dustup in the family. And the career that, in front of the camera, seemed so beautiful and glamorous, would eventually take a serious toll on her physical and mental health. There was a slowly-building dark side that would take years to acknowledge, then eventually step out of and do the work to reimagine both her mental and physical health, as well as the way she brought herself to her work, life and devotion to food and creativity.You can find Giada at:Website : https://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/giadadelaurentiis/Check out our offerings & partners: InsideTracker: Get a personalized nutrition & lifestyle action plan designed to improve wellness. Our cutting-edge technology guides you to your goals with actionable recommendations. Data-Driven Results. Evidence-Based Solutions. Personalized Recs. Leading with Science. Visit insidetracker.com/GOODLIFE to get 25% off storewide.Fiverr: Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 300+ categories. Collaborating online hasn’t been this easy since...ever. And right now, you can sign up for Fiverr Business absolutely FREE for the first year and save 10% on your purchase with promo code GOODLIFE when you go to Fiverr.com/business
73 minutes | 2 months ago
MILCK | Not Quiet
Connie Lim, whose artist name is MILCK, rose to widespread attention after a video of an a capella performance of her song "Quiet" on the street at the 2017 Women's March exploded into the public’s consciousness going viral and becoming embraced as an anthem for the movement. That moment and the impact and reach of the song led to a major record deal and collaborations as a songwriter that launched the career she’s been working to build for years. But that career almost never happened. MILCK grew up in an enclave of LA, the child of immigrants from China, and was drawn to music from her earliest days. She wrote her first song at 7 years old and studied classical piano and opera. Yet the pressure of intense perfectionism and the expectation she’d eventually leave music behind to follow the family tradition into medicine led her into years of profound emotional struggle. Eventually, she hit a point in college where she decided it was time to choose herself over the expectations of others, as well as the burden of perfectionism that had caused so many years of suffering and harm. MILCK left college and went all-in on music, performing as an independent artist for years, slowly building her name, before that fateful day in 2017 that changed everything. She’s now deep into writing, producing and performing her own work, while also writing with and for other artists and focusing on not just sharing her own creative voice, but also gathering community and shining the light on truth and inequity along the way.You can find MILCK at:Website : https://www.somebodysbeloved.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/milckmusic/Check out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: Adjustable Firmness, Comfort And Support On Each Side. Proven quality sleep is life-changing sleep. Introducing the NEW Sleep Number 360® c4 smart bed. Queen now only $1,499. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEInsideTracker: Get a personalized nutrition & lifestyle action plan designed to improve wellness. Our cutting-edge technology guides you to your goals with actionable recommendations. Data-Driven Results. Evidence-Based Solutions. Personalized Recs. Leading with Science. Visit insidetracker.com/GOODLIFE to get 25% off storewide.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Jen Hatmaker | A Wild Faith
Jen Hatmaker grew up in the church, surrounded by family and community, eventually rising up to become a central figure. But, over the years, she became increasingly uncomfortable with not so much the core tenets and teachings, but rather the trapping and limitations of the institution. She struggled with what she saw as a stifling of power, expression and contribution in the context of women, the exclusion of LGBTQ+ and gender-fluid or nonconforming people and more. So, she did something she knew would leave her labeled a pariah and outcast by many. Still, it was the thing she couldn’t not do.Jen had no idea what was next, or even if faith, or any approach to organized religion would play a role in her life, let alone her vocation. But, over time, she came back to those same core tenets, but in a way that felt far more expansive, equitable and inclusive, and build a new community that welcomed all into more of what she described as a “wild faith.” She’s since written numerous books, including NY Times bestsellers For the Love and Of Mess and Moxie. She hosts the For the Love Podcast, speaks and created the Jen Hatmaker Book Club where, in her words, she “nerds out every month with thousands of women who believe good books are everything and stories still matter.” And she leaders an online community of millions of women. Her latest book, Simple and Free: 7 Experiments Against Excess (https://amzn.to/2PdDFSL), is a fascinating take on excess, bundled with a series of experiments that invite us to explore what happens when we strip down key parts of life to their essentials.You can find Jen Hatmaker at:Website : https://jenhatmaker.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jenhatmaker/Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.Care/of: Get vitamins and supplements for your health goals and diet, made from the best ingredients, shipped to you each month. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code GOODLIFE50.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Melissa Bernstein | Emerging From Shadow
Melissa Bernstein, along with her husband Doug, is the Co-Founder of the legendary toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 children’s products and sold billions of dollars of toys since its inception. Melissa and Doug started the business in their garage in 1988, and they’ve been on a mission ever since to provide open-ended, inventive, non-technologically driven playthings for young children. Sounds like a dream life, but throughout Melissa’s remarkable career, she kept secret her lifelong battle with severe, existential depression and anxiety. She spoke about it publicly for the first time on Good Life Project a few years back and that moment became a bit of an inciting incident to come more fully out of the shadows, share her story in a bigger way and begin to devote herself to building community, experiences, and solutions to help others moving through struggle and darkness feel less alone. Among those offerings is her moving new book, LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light (https://amzn.to/3czkKKm), that takes you deep into her story and then takes you along the journey of discovery and creation that would eventually become LifeLines.com, an online ecosystem she and Doug are underwriting to support those seeking support, guidance, and community on their mental health journeys. Want more of Melissa? You can listen here to our 2018 conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/melissa-bernstein/)You can find Melissa Bernstein at:Website : https://www.lifelines.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/seeklifelines/Check out our offerings & partners: Tommy John: We fixed underwear. Smart design and fabrics mean no more pulling at your pant line. Get comfortable with yourself. No Adjustment Needed. Returns and Exchanges are FREE and right now you’ll get 20% OFF sitewide at TommyJohn.com/GOODLIFE.Expensify: Automate your pre-accounting process for expenses, bills, invoices, and more with the world’s most widely-used expense management service. Approval Workflows. Realtime Customer Support. Next-Day Reimbursements. Company Card Management. Visit Expensify.com/goodlife to get started with a free trial. ShipStation: Shipping software is designed to save you time and money on eCommerce order fulfillment. Ship more in less time. Use offer code, GLP, to get a 60-day free trial. That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping. Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in GLP.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Mark Mann | Capturing Icons
My guest today is Glasgow born photographer, Mark Mann, who has built a stunning career, photographing many of the most iconic celebrities in the world, from Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, and the Black Eyed Peas to Seinfeld, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, and hundreds of others. Funny thing is, Mark pretty much stumbled into photography in the most unexpected way in his late teens, then ended up on a plane to NYC where, with little experience, he found himself dropped into the world of hip hop and music, focusing some of the early icons in the space. He fell in love with the stories people’s faces told and started spending more and more time developing his signature approach to hyper-vivid, close-up, black and white portraits that, in some way, capture a moment, a mood, a vibe or story. But behind the scenes, it hasn’t been a straight line or an easy path. The reality of the photographic life is not an easy one, but, for him, it’s been the source of profound connection and a life of stories that will live in his mind long after the images themselves fade. You can find Mark Mann at:Website : https://www.markmannphoto.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/markmannphoto/Check out our offerings & partners: InsideTracker: Get a personalized nutrition & lifestyle action plan designed to improve wellness. Our cutting-edge technology guides you to your goals with actionable recommendations. Data-Driven Results. Evidence-Based Solutions. Personalized Recs. Leading with Science. Visit insidetracker.com/GOODLIFE to get 25% off storewide.Organifi: Made with whole food, organic ingredients and less than 3g of sugar, Organifi superfood blends match convenience with taste. Go to organifi.com and use code GOODLIFE for 15% off any item in the store.Fundrise: Fundrise is the first investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to access real estate's historically consistent, exceptional returns. It takes just a few minutes to get started. Go to Fundrise.com/GOODLIFE today.
71 minutes | 2 months ago
Christa Couture | This, Too
Christa Couture is an award-winning performing and recording artist, filmmaker, writer and broadcaster. She is also proudly Indigenous (mixed Cree and Scandinavian), queer, disabled, and a mom. Her seventh album Safe Harbour was released on Coax Records in 2020. As a writer and storyteller, Christa has been published in Room, Shameless, and Augur magazines, she’s gone viral on CBC with an article and photos on disability and pregnancy. Christa’s also a frequent contributor to CBC Radio and is currently the weekday afternoon host on 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto. Her life has been both extraordinary and fiercely engaged. She is utterly and awake, connected, and alive, which is a powerful state, given the stunning amount of loss that’s touched down in her life, from the loss of her leg as a child to the loss of children, a sense of identity, community, and the need to find a way to reimagine life, to not just exist, but also live in the face of deeply challenging circumstance. In her debut memoir How to Lose Everything (https://bookshop.org/a/22758/9781771622622), she shares many stories and we dive into her extraordinary path, revelations and lens of life, possibility, hope and grace.You can find Christa Couture at:Website : http://christacouture.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/christacouture/Check out our offerings & partners: Theragun: A deep muscle massage treatment unlike anything you've ever felt. Feel better, move better, and recover faster with tension and soreness relief. Try Theragun for 30-days starting at only $199. Go to Theragun.com/GOODLIFE right now and get your Gen 4 Theragun today.Peloton: Access high-energy workouts, instantly. Discover Peloton: streaming fitness classes to you live and on-demand. Get started on your Peloton journey. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.InsideTracker: Get a personalized nutrition & lifestyle action plan designed to improve wellness. Our cutting-edge technology guides you to your goals with actionable recommendations. Data-Driven Results. Evidence-Based Solutions. Personalized Recs. Leading with Science. Visit insidetracker.com/GOODLIFE to get 25% off storewide.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Lama Rod Owens | Love & Rage
Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor and authorized Lama, or Buddhist teacher, in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the leaders of his generation of Buddhist teachers. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, along with my friend and past GLP guest, Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Lama Rod is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, a Buddhist tantric practice and study community. Has been published in Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and offers talks, retreats and workshops in more than seven countries. He’s also someone who has spent a lifetime exploring and working with the often blurred lines between love and rage, which also happens to be the title of his latest book, Love & Rage: The Path to Liberation Through Anger (https://bookshop.org/a/22758/9781623174095). Its prophetic truth, timing and honesty and wisdom, in dealing with the multiplicity of challenges this generation is waking up to is both an invitation to a deeper set of truths and a set of practices to help navigate the experience of life in this moment in time.You can find Lama Rod Owens at:Website: https://www.lamarod.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lamarodowens/Check out our offerings & partners: FitTrack: Understand your body better. Track 21+ Health Vitals Daily. Stop measuring weight and start measuring health with FitTrack! Go to GetFitTrack.com/GOODLIFE to take 50% off your order. PLUS - for a limited time - you’ll also save an additional 30% with code Build30 at checkout!Sleep Number: Adjustable Firmness, Comfort And Support On Each Side. Introducing the NEW Sleep Number 360 smart bed, designed to make a life-changing difference to your health and wellness. From $999. For a limited time, only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFETalkspace: Online Counseling Via Text, Audio, Or Video Messaging. At Any Time, From Anywhere. Get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com or download the app. Make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get $100 off of your first month and show your support for the show.
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