All Episodes

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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Worried About My College Kid

The depression and suicide stats for 10-24 year olds are sobering. This episode is must-listen for families and friends of kids in college because it gives you words and guidance if you are worried about their mental health. Few are better prepared to guide us through this topic than guest Todd Sevig, Director of the University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services. After the interview, we try the Instant Vacation technique that's always ready when you need to get away. Episode…

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I’ll Be There For You

How many good friends do you have? When's the last time you made a new one? Want more? Just about all of the tips on making friends focus on how to do it, but it turns out that Rachel, Ross, Phoebe et al. were onto a smarter first step in the TV phenomenon Friends. Jordan Friedman takes us to Cypress to talk with Melenaos Apostoulou, one of the only people in the world who has researched why we want friends. Then, Jordan presents some friend-making strategies connected to the reasons we want…

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Ah, Digital Minimalism

Are you an early morning scroller? Do you have trouble finding files? Are some of your apps bringing you down? Modern tech delivers amazing benefits, but it can also be a drag on our workflow and health. Writer Robin Copple is like the Marie Kondo of digital domains and he talks with Jordan about the pleasures of clean screens, making friends with Trash, fun with folders and more ways to have a less taxing and more productive life online. After Robin leaves the Factory, Jordan helps you find…

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Start Here for More Success This Year

Want to be healthier this year? Want to accomplish a work objective? Want to get rid of goal fatigue? Start by listening to this episode of The Chill Factory because Jordan Friedman talks with coach-to-the-coaches Marilena Minucci about key starting points that support goal success along with coaching strategies to boost the odds you'll follow through on your New Year's resolutions. Jordan also helps you tackle one of the biggest contributors to stress and anxiety that you probably ignore.…

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Tour The Chill Factory App

The Chill Factory app is your stress and anxiety busting companion to The Chill Factory podcast. Join this exclusive tour with host Jordan Friedman where we'll stop by the relaxing Sonic Spa, get away with Serene Screen, launch some rapid relaxers and more. Before the tour, download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play and enter the password happynewyear for full and free access for one year. Episode Highlights Get a unique tool for reducing stress and anxiety—fast! Learn…

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Understand Trauma to Make Life Easier

Please listen to this episode because it's highly likely that you or someone around you has experienced a trauma. The causes and consequences of trauma vary widely, and being more aware of them can help us and those in our lives by reducing stress and smoothing our social, family and professional interactions—especially because we are often completely unaware of the challenges facing others. This conversation with trauma expert Mary Dino is not a heavy downer; it's a clear and informative chat…

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