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Designing Calming Spaces

Caitlin Wolff's job at Haworth, the marvelous creator of office and home furnishings and ecosystems, is to help people feel comfortable, productive and chill where they work and live. In this episode, she gives us a free consult full of doable design tips to get our workplaces, home offices and living spaces to automatically relax us. Jordan talks with Caitlin about bringing the outside in, scents, sound and more. Speaking of sound, Jordan also provides sonic calm to make work, studying,…

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Skin Hunger

Are you craving touch? Has the pandemic left you touch-deprived? Is touch not your thing? However you answered, there's something in this episode for you. Jordan talks with Sushma Subramanian, author of the new book, How To Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch, about the incredible power of welcomed touch of all types to make us calmer, happier, less lonely and better illness fighters. Get the skinny on how and why to pay attention to and feed this important, complex sense--even if human…

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Be Yourself, It’s Better for Your Health

"Be yourself!" We hear this advice all the time, but what the heck does it really mean and how does doing so reduce stress and boost success? Jordan finds out from William Arruda, Earth's most qualified person to answer thanks to his 20 years as the world's leading expert in personal branding. William provides options for uncovering your personal brand and explains why personal branding isn't marketing, imitating Oprah or counter to your employer's interests. After William leaves the Factory…

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You Voted for Who?!

Holiday gatherings can be warm and wonderful. They can also be stress shows full of relatives and other guests expressing their offensive opinions--especially these days. But what can you do? What should you do? This must-hear episode of The Chill Factory is a prep kit for dealing with Uncle Pete's political views, Aunt Wanda's wacky beliefs and other distasteful remarks. Psychologist Amanda Baden gives us words to use along with clear mindsets to make holidays with family and others more…

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Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Thinking about changing your job or joining the Great Resignation? Considering other big changes in your life? Are you struggling with these decisions? For many of us, the pandemic has opened the gates of possibilities, but change—especially major change—is almost always stressful. How do you know if you’re making the best decision? Are these already unstable times the right time to make a change, or does our new way of working and living make it the perfect moment to finally pursue your…

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Welcome to The Chill Factory (Trailer)

The Chill Factory makes work, school, relationships and life easier with stress and anxiety relief. Meet Factory "Forman" Jordan Friedman and listen to what you'll get in every episode. Clips from: Should You Stay or Should You Go? Ah, Digital Minimalism Sonic Tonic

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