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Good Sex Reduces Stress (Part 2)

Is sexual activity a stress reliever and mood lifter for you? Are you comfortable talking about sex with partners? This episode of The Chill Factory is a continuation of our conversation with sexual health educator Lee Ann Hamilton with a focus on self-awareness, tech, porn and other big influencers on sexual satisfaction. After the interview Jordan leads an exercise to make sex and just about everything else more enjoyable. About Guest Lee Ann Hamilton Lee Ann Hamilton has worked as a sexual…

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Good Sex Reduces Stress (Part 1)

Sex is a fantastic stress reducer… if it’s satisfying. When it’s not fulfilling, talking with a partner or partners about your desires, fantasies and what you want is a great route to sexual satisfaction. But, that’s really difficult for most of us to do. Jordan Friedman talks with longtime sexual health educator Lee Ann Hamilton about how to talk about sex so it can be more of the powerful stress reducer and mood lifter it’s capable of being. After the conversation, Jordan shares what may be…

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Coping with Current Events

Constantly worried about politics and the state of the nation? Anxious about inflation and crime? Thinking about  moving? If you’re like most people in the US and many other places, the answer is YES according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association. Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Amanda Baden about how to deal—and how not to deal— with these huge stressors that seem like they’re here to stay for a while. After the conversation, you’ll learn Serenity Now, a…

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Prepare For Takeoff

Commercial airline pilot Dave Erazo addresses the four biggest sources of flying anxiety and why they don't need to be so stressful. About 40% of us are nervous fliers and this episode is full of facts and tips to make your next flight smoother, including some surprising strategies. About Guest Dave Erazo Dave Erazo is a commercial airline pilot with over 30 years of experience flying for a major US airline.  He has over 25,000 flight hours and has flown DC-9, 727, 737, 757, 767 and 777…

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The Mediation Mindset

Disagreement and conflict with others is one of the more stressful experiences we encounter, yet most of us don't employ a strategy that has the great power to difuse these situations and the stress they cause. Jordan talks with professional mediator Chris Sorensen about how we can use mediation and the mediation mindset to ease big and small conflicts with family, friends, colleagues and strangers—sometimes immediately. After the conversation, you'll learn Check Your Dashboard, a technique to…

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Anticipate!

What are you looking forward to? If you can’t easily answer, research says you should plan things to look forward to because positive anticipation of events can make you happier and less stressed. Jordan Friedman talks with psychology professor Christian Wough about this powerful mood lifter and how to make the most of it.  After the conversation, we’ve got something new for you to look forward to every day. About Guest Christian Waugh, PhD Dr. Christian Waugh is a Professor of Psychology at…

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Best of The Chill Factory (Vol. 2)

Ah-ha moments can shift the way we think and live. This second collection of clips from past episodes of The Chill Factory is full of them thanks to our compelling guests who talk about essential balance, chill leadership, imposter syndrome, real-time resilience, being silent and more. It’s 20-minutes of ‘ear coffee’ to boost your spirit and bust your stress forever! Featured Guests and Episodes Brian Luke Seaward, Smarter Stress Reduction (Part 1), Ep. 28 Ora Shtull, Leaders Should Chill!,…

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A Road Trip to Happier

Do you ever feel like dropping everything and getting away—maybe creating an easier, happier way of living and working? And if you can't actually do that, how can you get away and get more satisfied without going very far? Guest, author and current nomad, Petra Kolber helps us chart a course to a happier life, including dealing with perfectionism which blocks many of us from even trying to reach our goals. After the conversation, we take a relaxing two-minute getaway that doesn't cost a……

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Are You Highly Sensitive?

Does noise bother you? Are you really empathetic and compassionate? Do you have trouble making decisions? If you're saying, "Yes," you might be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). So what? Guest Clare Kumar says being a HSP has big benefits and potential drawbacks, so being aware of your sensitivities and those of others is advantageous, especially for work. After the conversation, we talk triggers and avoiding them for greater chill. About Guest Clare Kumar Clare Kumar helps highly sensitive…

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Play The Long Game (Part 2)

Like no time in recent history, many are considering work, location, lifestyle and other changes fueled by unprecedented opportunities to do so. Guest and author of The Long Game Dorie Clark says there’s something you should do to help ensure your changes, ideas and goals actually happen. It’s frustrating and dispiriting when they don’t, so this episode (Part 2) along with the previous episode (Part 1) are valuable coaching sessions with a compelling expert on how to make changes in our lives.…

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