Health and Wellness

Ep 114. Brigid Schulte: Overcoming the Overwhelm

Ep 114. Brigid Schulte: Overcoming the Overwhelm

Brigid Schulte is director of The Better Life Lab at New America which offers ways to restructure our workplaces and social policy using original research and policy analysis. Brigid was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Her book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time, was a New York Times bestseller. For details on what we can do to reduce the toll they take on our lives... [Click for more]

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Ep 113. Ashley Whillans: Combating Time Poverty

Ep 113. Ashley Whillans: Combating Time Poverty

Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit. She studies how people navigate trade-offs between time and money and whether intangible incentives, such as experiential and time-saving rewards, affect employee motivation and well-being. Stew and Ashley discuss “time poverty,” “happiness dollars,” and “time confetti” …[Click for more]

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Ep 111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

Ep 111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World as well as Deep Work. You won't find him on social media because he’s an advocate of digital decluttering to maximize the return on one’s investment in technology use and improve one’s overall happiness….[Click for more]

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Ep 107. Paul Rupert: Respectful Exits

Ep 107. Paul Rupert: Respectful Exits

Paul Rupert is the Founder and CEO of Rupert Organizational Design as well as CEO of the advocacy start-up Respectful Exits, a company promoting the rights of aging workers by improving retirement options including online guidance and training for all forms of flexible work, including Phased Retirement…[Click for more]

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Ep 106. Marc Freedman: The Power and Beauty of Intergenerational Connections

Ep 106. Marc Freedman: The Power and Beauty of Intergenerational Connections

Marc Freedman is the President and CEO of Encore.org; one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution; member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and the author of several books including Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life and The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Freedman co-founded, with AARP, Experience Corps to mobilize people over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students; spearheaded the creation of the Encore Fellowships program, a one-year internship for grownups as well as the Purpose Prize (now run by AARP). Marc and Stew talk about his latest book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations…[Click for more]

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Ep 105. Daniel Goleman: Meditation Changes the World

Ep 105. Daniel Goleman: Meditation Changes the World

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist, author of the worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and more recently he is co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Daniel and Stew talk about the many ways in which meditation reaps benefits in all aspects of our lives and the ripple effects beyond ourselves for the greater good…[Click for more]

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Ep 104. Katherine Milkman: Exercising Your Self Control

Ep 104. Katherine Milkman: Exercising Your Self Control

Katherine Milkman is the Evan C. Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching and Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a secondary appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine. And she is the co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative. Katy explains how we can limit temptation, tie tasks together, and use the calendar to bolster our self-control…[Click for more]

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Ep 103. Benoit Dube: Ivy League's First Chief Wellness Officer

Ep 103. Benoit Dube: Ivy League's First Chief Wellness Officer

Dr. Benoit Dube is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, Associate Vice Provost, and the inaugural Chief Wellness Officer at the University of Pennsylvania. He and Stew discuss the importance of creating a culture of wellness, decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness, making it easier for people to ask for help, and Benoit’s creative and ambitious ideas... [Click for more]

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Ep 101: James Pawelski and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski: Happy Together

Ep 101: James Pawelski and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski: Happy Together

Professor James Pawelski and his wife Suzann Pileggi Pawelski are co-authors of Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. He is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at UPENN. James and Suzie talk with Stew about how to make relationships last by focusing on one’s own strengths and one’s partners’ strengths…[Click for more]

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Ep 100. Dan Schawbel: Back to Human

Ep 100. Dan Schawbel: Back to Human

Dan Schawbel is a partner and research director at Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. Stew and Dan discuss his third business book is Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation and the use and abuse of technology. They explore how technology’s promise as a vehicle for connectivity hasn’t been fully realized because it paradoxically produces loneliness…[Click for more]

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Ep 97: Erin Owen: Eastern Wisdom for Western Leadership

Ep 97: Erin Owen: Eastern Wisdom for Western Leadership

Erin Owen, author of Refuel Recharge and Re-energize: Your Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Time and Energy, joined Total Leadership’s client services team in 2005. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, a BA in Chinese studies from Grinnell and certification in Health Coaching from the internationally recognized Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan, where Drs. Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Neil Barnard are faculty members. Erin and Stew discuss how she takes a unique East-meets-West approach to helping clients more effectively manage their professional lives, grow their leadership capacity and resilience, and lead healthier, happier, more productive lives…[Click for more]

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Ep 96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think

Ep 96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think

Shaun Francis is Chair and CEO of Medcan and he’s author of a recently released book entitled Eat, Move, Think: The Path to a Healthier, Stronger, Happier You. And he’s the recipient of countless awards and honors. Stew and Shaun talk about the importance of our physical health for longevity, quality of life, and work performance. They drill down on how to eat, move and think for a better life…[Click for more]

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Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U. S. for Tencent, the Chinese internet titan that owns WeChat. Previously, Ben was CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. He’s the author of Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back. Stew and Ben talk about priorities in our lives and how to keep them foremost in our minds…[Click for more]

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Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Johann Berlin, CEO of TLEX Institute (which stands for Transformational Leadership for Excellence) specializes in working with CEOs, companies and corporate teams to improve their connections to each other through techniques that promote mental clarity, often called mindfulness. He and Stew (and callers) talk about techniques and tips for managing stress…[Click for more]

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Ep 88. Laura Vanderkam: Off the Clock

Ep 88. Laura Vanderkam: Off the Clock

Laura Vanderkam is the author of Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as several other time management and productivity books. And she co-hosts, with Sarah Hart-Unger, the podcast Best of Both Worlds. Her TED talk, How to Gain Control of Your Free Time, has been viewed more than six million times. Stew and Laura talk about how we perceive the amount of time we have, how spending time with friends and family affects our perception of time, the importance of scheduling in daily “vacations,” and ways to savor the good moments in order to expand time... [Click for more]

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Ep 87. Nancy Rothstein: Sleep Ambassador

Ep 87. Nancy Rothstein: Sleep Ambassador

Nancy Rothstein is known as The Sleep Ambassador.  She is also Director of Corporate Sleep Programs at CIRCADIAN, a global company that provides 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock. Stew and Nancy talk about the well-documented sequelae of sleep deprivation -- individual problems such as depression, weight gain, and heart disease; the ripple effects on our family members;  and, for businesses, reduced productivity and workplace accidents — and tips…[Click for more]

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Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Guy Spier is an investor based in Zurich and author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment. Guy and Stew talk about finding the courage to be honest at work and in one’s life, the real story of failures and achievements... [Click here for more]

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Ep 79. Advocates for Paid Leave: Ellen Bravo, Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Kaniela Ing

Ep 79. Advocates for Paid Leave: Ellen Bravo, Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Kaniela Ing

This week Stew speaks with three guests who are all advocates of paid family leave: Ellen Bravo (founding director of Family Values at Work), Washington State Republican Senator Joe Fain, and Hawaii Democratic State Representative Kaniela Ing. They discuss the need for paid leave (beyond parental leave) and the economics for employers and employees and societal impact. [Click for more]

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Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work

Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work

Dr. Leah Weiss is author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. She teaches a perennially waitlisted course at Stanford Business School called  "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion." With a degree in Social Work and in Theology she she brings a distinctive perspective to business education. Stew and Leah talk about how to help people recognize what they truly care about so they can live and work more purposefully…[Click for more]

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