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Best of The Chill Factory (Vol. 1)

Like a fabulous greatest hits album, this episode of The Chill Factory showcases especially motivating, perspective-setting and moving clips from our first 20 episodes, including a passions reality check, apps that drag you down, aging with chill, and ways to make lots of lives easier. Featured Guests and Episodes Kathy Caprino: Should You Stay or Should You Go? (Ep. 1) Amanda Baden: You Voted for Who?! (Ep. 2) William Arruda: Be Yourself, It's Better for Your Health (Ep. 3) Robin Copple: Ah,…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Do you second guess yourself? Do you get the respect you deserve? Are you hiding any 'dirty little secrets'? Career and leadership expert Kathy Caprino says your answers reveal whether you have power gaps that are holding you back, and provides examples of how to close them. Stay tuned after the interview because Jordan Friedman introduces a very special project to help thousands in need—one sparked by one of The Chill Factory's listeners! About Guest Kathy Caprino Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an…

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Silent For a Month

Do you think you could be silent for a while day? What about for a week? How about a whole month? Tai Bendit just returned from a 30-day silent retreat and he talks with Jordan Friedman about why he did it, what he discovered, and the challenges and benefits of not talking for any amount of time. About Guest Tai Bendit Tai Bendit is a Product Manager and Data Scientist at LinkedIn where he works with teams to build LinkedIn products. He graduated from The Wharton School of Business where his…

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Explaining Ukraine to Kids

Why are they bombing those people? Will we have to move, too? Is there going to be a nuclear war? Kids are stressed and anxious about the invasion of Ukraine just like adults, and Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Amanda Baden about how to notice and respond to their worries. After the conversation, we've got a new and cool way to give some peace to Ukrainians and their families. How are You Coping? Share something you're doing or thinking that's helping you cope with the stress of the…

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Coping With the Stress of Ukraine

As the catastrophic invasion of Ukraine unfolds before our eyes, many far from the conflict are worried, outraged and anxious about our uncertain future. Jordan Friedman talks with psychologist Cassie Haas about ways to think about, limit and live with these unsettling emotions now and for the forseeable future. After the conversation, we take a couple of calming minutes to experience the opposite of war. About Guest Cassie Haas, Psy.D. Dr. Haas is a clinical psychologist who provides mental…

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What’s Your Story?

Do you use stories to make friends, get remembered, impress professionally and feel more valued? Jordan Friedman talks with storytelling CEO Jerome Deroy about why and how to tell stories to enliven all areas of your life. Jordan then offers concrete ways to make bad news and world events less stressful and overwhelming. Listen if you: Want to know what personal storytelling means The many benefits of telling stories 5 steps for choosing, forming and telling compelling stories Examples of how…

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Breaking News Stress

Is your news consumption unnecessarily triggering your stress response... and are you even aware of it? Jordan Friedman talks with veteran TV news anchor and reporter Karen Friedman about how the news is made, its connection to your stress and anxiety levels, and how to make your intake of current events less stress producing. Jordan then asks for a favor that will benefit all of us. Listen if you want: Reasons why the news is so “negative” Simple ways to bust news stress 3 important…

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Worried About My Younger Kid

The US Surgeon General just sounded the alarm: we’re in a mental health crisis when it comes to our younger kids and adolescents. How do you know if your child is really okay, even if everything seems fine? Jordan Friedman talks with Scott Bloom, a psychotherapist and expert in mental health initiatives for schools, about how and when to talk with your children about their mental health. Then, it’s time for a nap chat and a free resource to help you take a good one. Also listen to episode 11:…

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Chill Aging

You are getting older, but don't feel unhappy or pressured by it because aging today is full of really exciting opportunities and possibilities. Jordan Friedman talks with economist and aging focused health and wellness coach Ellen Kocher about  what to do and pay attention to so that growing and being older are healthier, productive and more positive experiences. After the conversation, Jordan prescribes The Tranquilizer, a super relaxing tecnique always in stock in The Chill Factory. Listen…

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Soothing Music Man

Experience composer and musician Adi Goldstein's serene sonic creations while Jordan Friedman talks with him about the making of his new album Emergent Circuitry, the chill ambient music genre and the three drivers of his remarkable and varied music career. We'll then enjoy a few minutes of mindful listening to get the most out of the music we hear. Episode Highlights Meet or reconnect with a world of music designed to calm Chill with track samples from Adi's new album Make music even more…

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