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Play The Long Game (Part 1)

You probably have ideas and dreams about what you want to do and where you want to be in the future, but do you have a long-term plan for getting there? Dorie Clark, author of the new bestseller The Long Game, says you definitely should, and talks about how to do it, why it reduces stress and how to stick with long-term plans even when it's really difficult. After the conversation, Jordan gives you a cool way to feel good by helping others right now. About Guest Dorie Clark Dorie Clark helps…

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Am I Really Good Enough?

How much is your progress and happiness dictated by voices in your head telling you that you don't quite have what it takes to realize your ideas and goals? Guest Denise Jacobs raises our awareness of these inner critics, and teaches us ways to quiet and banish them for smoother and more successful creativity, professional endeavors, relationships and more. After the conversation, Jordan teaches a stress prevention technique used by Olympians to further support your forward momentum. About…

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Smarter Stress Reduction (Part 2)

Reducing stress at the White House, a "circular" way to breathe, and wisdom for dealing with today's firehose of stressors, are in Part 2 of Jordan's conversation with stress management guru Brian Luke Seaward. Be sure to listen to Part 1 of Smarter Stress Reduction (episode 28). About Guest Brian Luke Seaward Brian Luke Seaward is one of the foremost experts in the field of stress management and a pioneer in the fields of mind-body-spirit healing and corporate health promotion. The wisdom of…

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Smarter Stress Reduction (Part 1)

Wisdom wins the day throughout this two-part conversation with stress management guru Brian Luke Seaward. For the first time since they hung out in college 35 years ago, Luke and host Jordan Friedman chat about everything from the key to effective stress relief to Luke's gig as the stress reducer for the White House. Part 2 will be the next episode of The Chill Factory. About Guest Brian Luke Seaward Brian Luke Seaward is one of the foremost experts in the field of stress management and a…

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Sonic Tonic

It's one of life's greatest artforms and stress reducers. In response to tragic events in the US and other places in need of some pease, this week's guest is music. Before Jordan spins tracks from The Chill Factory app, he reviews a simple checklist for gettingmore enjoyment and benefit from listening. The tracks on this week's show are from these playlists on The Chill Factory app (see below for download info): Desert Spirit Seville Sanctuary Acoustic Nature Night Slumber Party In Harmony…

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Rockin’ Resilience

Don’t miss this powerful and perspective-setting conversation with Ukrainian rock singer Dima Afanasyev from his Kyiv living room. He has been surviving and thriving during unimaginably stressful circumstances. His story, and the stories of many other Ukrainians, are inspiring examples of how to stay strong during extreme adversity and everyday challenges. Stop and listen to this remarkable, real-time portrait of resilience, complete with a moving cover of CCR’s Who'll Stop The Rain. About…

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A Way to Be Happier at Work

Whether it's online or in person, do you bring yourself to the office? Return guest William Arruda, the world authority on personal branding, tells us what that means, suggests ways to do it, and explains why it makes us more satisfied with what we do. After the conversation, we'll take a quick trip to the 'mind gym,' a powerful place to strengthen mental health. About Guest William Aruda William Arruda is a dynamic motivational speaker and the world’s leading authority on the topic of…

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Pursuing a Dream

Do you have an idea, hobby, or passion that you've wanted to pursue? Will you ever do anything with it? When unfulfilled, these interests can cause us stress, especially when we're not satisfied in other areas of our lives. Guest Adam Bloom has been pursuing his dream for years and it's landed him on the road, on The Tonight Show and now on The Chill Factory as an inspiring case study of ways to pursue a dream. After the interview, Jordan Friedman answers the most common question about…

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Thirtysomething Panic

Are you doing what you’ve always wanted to do? Are you where you should be in your work and personal lives? Are you bummed or panicked because the answers to those questions are, “No!” Guest and “The Thirtysomething Coach” Carrie Spaulding gives us compelling ways to quiet thirtysomething panic, and for that matter, twenty, forty and fiftysomething freakouts. After the conversation, Jordan Friedman teaches probably the most powerful stress reducer we can use. About Guest Carrie Spaulding, PCC…

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Leaders Should Chill!

Is it really a leader's responsibility to reduce the stress of their colleagues, students and communities? And if it is, where do you start in a world full of seemingly endless challenges? Executive coach and leadership expert Ora Shtull provides a thought-provoking playbook for becoming a super chill leader. After the conversation, Jordan spins some binaural beats so you can see if this audio stress reducer would be a relaxing option for you. About Guest Ora Shtull Ora Shtull is a leading…

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