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Nobody Told Me! podcast.

December 28, 2019

When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.



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On this episode, we welcome adventure entrepreneur and author Matthew Walker to the program.  Matt is a behavioral scientist and adventure expedition leader who works with people to take the lessons learned from adventuring and apply them to the everyday challenges we face.  Matt is the author of Adventure in Everything: How the Five Elements of Adventure Create a Life of Authenticity, Purpose, and Inspiration.  His work has been featured on CBS and NPR and in USA Today and Psychology Today, among others. 

Updated on July 29

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Welcome to Nobody Told Me!  I’m Jan Black and I’m Laura Owens.  On this episode, we’ll get some advice on what we need to do to survive in an increasingly dangerous world.  Our guest is Judith Matloff,  who’s a veteran international correspondent who instructs others on how to survive hostile environments.  
Over a 40-year career as a journalist, she’s covered stories around the globe and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, and The Los Angeles Times, to name just a few.  
Judith has developed protocols for digital, gender and physical security, and consults for leading organizations like the State Department and the United Nations.  She’s the author of the new book, How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need.

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Are you exercising and eating right to ensure you do all you can to live the longest life possible?  You may be surprised to learn that diet and exercise matter less, and your relationships, personality and emotions matter more in terms of influencing how long you live.  
Joining us to explain more about that is science journalist Marta Zaraska, whose newest book is called, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100.
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With most meetings taking place remotely today, it's more challenging than ever to communicate with our co-workers in the workplace (something we likely struggled with in the past as well!). Our guest, Alissa Carpenter, is a workplace communications expert who joins us to talk about how we can connect with our team effectively online, how to have difficult and uncomfortable conversations, why differences in gender, age, race, religion and job function are beneficial to helping the company succeed, and what impact the pandemic will have on the modern day office.

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We can't think of a better guest to have during these very trying times than Dr. Christian Busch. He spent a decade researching how we can use uncertainty as a path to more joyful, purposeful, and successful lives.

Dr. Busch is the Director of the Global Economy Program at NYU's Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches on purpose-driven leadership, impact entrepreneurship, social innovation, and emerging markets. He's the author of the new book, 'The Serendipity Mindset: The Art of Science of Creating Good Luck'.
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On this special Father’s Day edition (replay from 2019), we're joined my Laura’s father, and Jan's husband, Ronn Owens, a legendary radio talk show host who is a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. We talk to him about some of those “nobody told me” lessons that guys learn when they become fathers, the best advice he's given to his daughters, and what he learned from his dad.
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On this episode, we’re joined by journalist Robert Kolker, author of the new book 'Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family', a #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick. It tells the heartbreaking, and at times, terrifying, story of the Galvin family—a family with 12 children, six of whom were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

The Galvins, were so unusual that they were studied by the National Institute of Mental Health in an effort to learn more about the genetic origins of schizophrenia. Their story is one of shame, denial, shock, trauma and misunderstanding as it relates to mental illness.
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On this episode, we’ll take a look at some of pop music’s biggest female stars and the lessons their lives and careers offer to their fans.  

Joining us is New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, whose latest book is called, Pop Star Goddesses:  And How to Tap into Their Energies to Invoke Your Best Self.
 
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If you’re looking for ways to increase your self-worth and confidence, you’ve come to the right place as we talk with our guest, Majo Molfino.  Majo is a Stanford University-trained designer and women’s leadership expert who uses her knowledge and training in design to help women build creative confidence.  

She’s the author of the new book, Break the Good Girl Myth: How to Dismantle Outdated Rules, Unleash Your Power, and Design a More Purposeful Life.

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It’s estimated that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.  

Joining us on to talk about this massive problem and possible solutions is investigative journalist Rachel Louise Snyder whose latest book is called, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. 
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We’re thrilled to welcome comedian, actor, director and podcast host Bob Saget to the show.  You know him from Full House, Fuller House, How I Met Your Mother, America’s Funniest Home Videos and so many other shows.  In this episode, Bob shares his observation on the painful times we're going through.

Bob also has a new podcast called, Bob Saget’s Here For You.
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It’s a pleasure to welcome Amherst College psychology professor Dr. Catherine Sanderson back to the show.  She was with us awhile back talking about her fabulous book, The Positive Shift:  Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health and Longevity. 
Professor Sanderson has written a new book about another fascinating topic.  It’s called, Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels.
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Are you someone who appears to have a perfect life on the outside, but inward you struggle with depression? Have you become an expert at hiding your emotional pain from others?

Our guest on this episode, clinical psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford, is an expert on what she calls "perfectly hidden depression". She talks to us about the symptoms, the importance of identifying the syndrome early, how to take off the mask of perfectionism, and offers guidance for how to overcome it.
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It’s a joy to welcome back to the show serial entrepreneur and angel investor David S. Rose to talk about his impressions of the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors during the pandemic.  

David is the founder and CEO of Gust, the world's largest online platform for entrepreneurs and early stage investors. Gust is used by entrepreneurs all over the world to connect with early stage investors.

David is also the New York Times best selling author of both Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups and The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business.
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Loneliness is a feeling a lot of us have been experiencing lately as we shelter-in-place or quarantine or social distance.  Our guest on this episode, J.W. Freiberg, is a social psychologist and lawyer who has studied and written about chronic loneliness for years.  
 
His books on the topic include Four Seasons of Loneliness, Growing Up Lonely, and the new book, Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone: A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness, and Litigation.
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Lately on 'Nobody Told Me!', we've been looking at the impact COVID-19 is having on various aspects of our lives. And on this episode, among other things, we'll look at the rise in gender-based violence that the pandemic has triggered around the world.

Joining us is Yifat Susskind, who is the executive director of MADRE, which is a humanitarian organization dedicated to women's rights around the world. She's also the presenter of a very popular TED talk, called "In Uncertain Times, Think Like a Mother".
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Welcome to Nobody Told Me!    I’m Jan Black and I’m Laura Owens.  When you feel inspired, you feel great, right?  You may feel like you can do anything!  But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, you may be find it hard to feel inspired.  That’s why we invited Allison Holzer back to our show.  Allison has spent the past few years studying the science of inspiration to understand how it can be “summoned” through different actions.  
 
Allison is a consultant, entrepreneur and coach who is the cofounder of InspireCorps and previously was director of coaching for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  Allison is also the co-author of the new book, Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life.
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One of the toughest things that can be faced by a girl or a woman of any age is the loss of her mother. Our guest, Hope Edelman, knows all about that. In fact, she knows more about it than most of us. Hope is an expert in the field of early mother loss and mother-daughter relationships. She's written extensively on those topics and is the author of "Motherless Daughters" and "Motherless Mothers", among others.
You can learn more about Hope on her website: http://hopeedelman.com.
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Joining us is Cyntoia Brown Long, who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder she committed at the age of sixteen. Her case became national news when celebrities like Kim Kardashian, LeBron James, and Rihanna made the hashtag #FreeCyntoia go viral in 2017.

She was granted full clemency after having served fifteen years, walking out a free woman on August 7, 2019. Cyntoia is now a prison reform advocate and the author of the book, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System. She's also the subject of the popular new Netflix documentary, Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story.
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We’re very excited to welcome author and entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani to our show today.  He’s the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a personal growth education empire which is the world’s leading online personal growth education company with over two million students.
 
Vishen is also a New York Times bestselling author, whose latest book is called, The Buddha and The Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work.
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If you're in need of hope, this is the show for you!

As a doctor who treated hundreds of patients with brain injuries, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander strongly doubted the existence of an afterlife. However, after he contracted E. coli meningitis (which has a 1 in 10,000,000 annual occurence), he ended up in a coma for seven days and had a life changing experience. He came to the conclusion that the brain does not create consciousness and that consciousness survives bodily death.

He is the author of several books stemming from his own near-death experience, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller called, Proof of Heaven:  A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.
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Federal officials say the national hotline providing emergency help to people suffering from emotional distress has recently received nearly nine times more calls than it did this time last year, with tens of thousands of Americans reaching out for mental health assistance amid the coronavirus crisis. 
 
Joining us on this episode is Jacob Moore, a man who’s devoting his life to helping people get help for mental health issues without feeling ashamed or alone.  Jacob is the founder of NoStigmas, a social movement for mental health equality.
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We were so, so excited to welcome veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc Randolph to the show.  As you may know, Marc is the co-founder and founding CEO of Netflix.  He’s mentored hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs and helped seed dozens of successful tech ventures, in addition to many unsuccessful ones.  
 
Marc is the author of the bestselling book, That Will Never Work:  The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of An Idea.
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Our guest on this episode is Jim Kwik, who’s known for his expertise in speed-reading, memory improvement and optimal brain performance.   Jim is the author of the new book,  Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life.
 
Jim is the founder and CEO of Kwik Learning and he’s taught his techniques to students at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia universities, and to executives of companies like Nike, GE, Space-X and Virgin.  He feels the “sheltering” we’re doing during the COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity for us to transform our brainpower, mindset and creativity. 

You can learn more about Jim's new book by going to his website at http://www.limitlessbook.com.
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Writer Nora McInerny is the perfect guest for these unsettled times we’re living in.  Nora has been through a lot in her life and she’s managed to speak and write about the good times, the bad times and the uncertain times with wisdom, humor, and heart.
 
When she was only 31, Nora lost her second baby, her father and her husband over the course of six weeks.   She’s the author of the books, No Happy Endings and It’s Okay To Laugh.  She’s the host of the award-winning podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking".  And, she’s the author of the new novel, Bad Moms.
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Is the COVID-19 pandemic forcing you to take a sabbatical?  Our guest on this episode, Shelley Paxton, says there’s always a gift in upheaval, pain and discomfort.   

As Shelley sees it, this time offers us a chance to reflect, reset and redirect our lives.  Shelley is the author of the new book, Soulbbatical:  A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life.
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Our guest on this episode is Amy Fish, who spends her days investigating, analyzing and trying to resolve complaints.  She’s the “Chief Complaints Officer” for the 50,000-student Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. 
 
Amy believes we all need to stand up for ourselves and speak up for what we need.  And, she feels we can use cooperation and connection, instead of confrontation, to get our needs met.  Amy’s written a new book called, I Wanted Fries With That:  How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need.
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Our guest on this episode is novelist Veronica Roth, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Divergent series of books.   Divergent came out when Veronica was just 22 years old, and the movie adaptation was #1 at the box office on its opening weekend.
 
Veronica has written a highly anticipated new adult fantasy novel, called Chosen Ones.  She’s had an amazing career with millions of fans around the world.  Veronica, thanks so much for joining us.
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Are you a workaholic?  Are you finding it extremely hard to cope with the “new normal” as far as work is concerned during the coronavirus crisis?
 
If so, you’re not alone and we have some suggestions for you on this episode as we welcome back psychotherapist Dr. Bryan Robinson who’s the author of the book,  #Chill:  Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life.  Brian has built his career on the themes  of work/life balance, resilience and well-being.
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It’s a joy to welcome our guest on this episode, international bestselling author, and renowned spiritual and thought leader Panache Desai, who has been a favorite guest on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday.  In times like these, his words of wisdom are needed more than ever. And, there's no better time to learn to be the best, truest versions of ourselves and reach our potential than now. His latest book is called You Are Enough: Revealing the Soul to Discover Your Power, Potential and Possibility. 
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It’s a great pleasure to welcome our guest on this episode, In-Q, who is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet and multi-platinum songwriter who’s written for artists like Selena Gomez ("Love You Like a Love Song"), Miley Cyrus ("Forgiveness and Love"), and many others. In-Q was named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders.  His new book of poems and stories is called, Inquire Within.  On this episode, he shares invaluable wisdom about forgiveness, the importance of relationships, and the meaning of life in general.
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Our guest on this episode is Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley.
 
Carson Kressley has been a familiar name and face to many of us since he burst onto the scene in 2003 as one of the “Fab Five” on Bravo TV’s groundbreaking show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.  Since then, he’s been on Dancing With The Stars, Celebrity Apprentice, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and many other shows.
 
Carson’s book include the women’s style guide, Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin & Unleashing Your Personal Style.
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We are SO excited to be bringing this interview to you!
Lewis Howes is on a mission to inspire millions of people to overcome their struggles and make a full time living out of doing what they love -- and he has set the perfect example for how to do that. He had a very rough childhood, being sexually abused at the age of five, feeling suicidal throughout his youth, and facing extreme difficulties in the classroom because of dyslexia. He worked very hard to carve a path for himself and became a professional football player. However, a career-ending injury caused him to refocus his life and find his identity. Now, he's a New York Times bestselling author, high performance business coach, and host of one of the top podcasts in the world, The School of Greatness, which has had more than 150 million downloads. He's inspired our lives tremendously and we are thrilled to have him share his wisdom on this episode!
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How can you create and maintain a loving relationship?  Do conflict and dissatisfaction in a relationship mean you’re headed for a breakup?  How can you navigate the storms that are almost certain to crop up between you and your romantic partner?
Our guest on this episode, longtime therapist and couples coach Linda Carroll, has plenty of experience answering questions like those.  She is the author of the new book, Love Skills:  The Keys to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love.
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On this show, we’re talking all about your heart with our guest, cardiologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Sandeep Jauhar.  Among other things, he’s the author of the book, Heart:  A History, and the presenter of an incredibly popular TEDtalk called How Your Emotions Change the Shape of Your Heart. In this episode, he explains how fear, stress, and grief impact the heart and why reducing these emotional disturbances will have great health benefits.

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Joining us on this episode is accomplished show jumper Jennifer Gates, one of the top Under 25 riders in the US, President of Evergate Stables, medical student, and daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We sat down with Jenn to find out more about how she copes with the ups and downs of such a challenging sport and how she balances medical school with riding at a top level.
 
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On this episode, we talk to accomplished professional show jumper, Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of Susan Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Among her many achievements, Georgina represented the United States Equestrian Team at the 2015 Pan American Games, where she earned a Team Bronze medal.  
We caught up with Georgina to find out more about what it takes to compete at this level and how she deals with the ups and downs of such a challenging sport.

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Puberty can be a tough time for boys.  It’s a time when they may get quiet and withdraw.  It’s a challenging time for parents who want to help their sons navigate the physical and emotional changes they’re experiencing. To help parents on this journey, we turn to our guest, bestselling author and widely respected pediatrician, Dr. Cara Natterson, author of the book, Decoding Boys:  New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons.

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We are so excited to welcome Alex Granato to the show as part of our partnership with the Palm Beach Masters Series. Alex is a professional show jumper who competes for the United States and has won more than 50 grand prix events. His top horse, Carlchen W, was just named US Equestrian Horse of the Week and he is planning to make it to the World Cup Finals this spring and hopefully the Olympic short list for the games this summer.  On top of that, he is an amazing person with a huge heart, rescuing miniature horses in need through The Peeps Foundation, which he runs with his partner, Josh Dolan. 

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What factors determine our success? How can our paths to success be made a little easier?
Our guest on this episode, Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang, has spent a great deal of time researching that question and writing about it in the new book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage. In this interview, she explains what to do if you don't have a good natural edge or gut feel. She says we can turn that adversity into advantage, and tells us how.

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We had no idea that the path to happiness is simple, but our guest on this episode, Shannon Kaiser, says that it is -- and we believe her! She's the best-selling author of five books on the science of happiness and fulfillment and has been called one of the freshest voices in mental health and wellness. Her latest book is called 'Joy Seeker: Let Go of What's Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Were Made For'.

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Exercise is the closest thing there is to a magic bullet for healthy aging.  So says our guest on this episode, investigative health journalist Judy Foreman, author of the new book, Exercise is Medicine:  How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging.  Judy says it’s not just the passage of time that makes our bodies fall apart as we get older, it’s lack of exercise.
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Are you struggling to find meaning and purpose in your life?  Could you use some help?  If so, you’ll want to hear what our guest on this episode, Matthew Emerzian, has to say.  
 
Matthew used to be a big figure in the music industry, working for people like Robert Kardashian. Everything in his life seemed perfect until one Monday, when he had a terrible panic attack, which changed the course of his life. Now, his mission is to help others. He is the founder and CEO of Every Monday Matters, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people and organizations understand how much and why they matter.  He’s also the author of the new book, YOU MATTER: Learning to Love Who You Really Are.
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We’re thrilled to welcome our guests on this episode, Magda Newman, who, along with her son, Nathaniel, have written the book, Normal:  A Mother and her Beautiful Son.  Nathaniel was born with severe Treacher Collins Syndrome which is a congenital disorder that causes craniofacial deformities.  He had 67 surgeries in his first 15 years of life.
 
But, despite the fact that his ears, eyes, cheekbones and jawbone were not properly formed, Nathaniel’s brain and the rest of his body were healthy.  Normal is the story of how the Newman family has tackled the extraordinary challenges of Nathaniel’s condition with love and resilience.
 
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On this episode, we talk to well-respected grief crisis consultant Harold Ivan Smith, who is an expert on the grief of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. He has done extensive research to learn not only how the First Families have coped with incredible tragedies, like the loss of a child, but also how we as a nation have grieved their losses. Smith's message is one of hope and inspiration and is a must-listen for those who are struggling with the death of loved one. ++++ In case you missed the promo codes, offered by our sponsors, here they are! 1) ROTHY's: go to Rothys.com/NTM, 2) THIRDLOVE: for 15% off your first order, go to thirdlove.com/NTM 3) AIRMEDCARE: for a $10 Visa Gift Card with a new one year membership, go to airmedcarenetwork.com/nobody and use offer code "nobody",
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Would you like to polish your skills when it comes to communicating on a date?  Do you wish you could be better prepared to handle those unexpected situations on dates when you’re asked an uncomfortable question? 
 
On this episode we welcome back Jen (Oleniczak) Brown, founder of “The Engaging Educator” and author of the book, Think On Your Feet:  Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Impromptu Communications Skills On the Job, to talk about how learning simple improv skills can help create an amazing first date and beyond.
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Welcome to Nobody Told Me!  I’m Jan Black and I’m Laura Owens.  If you’re a fan of the Full House or Fuller House television shows, then you’re very familiar with our guest on this episode, Andrea Barber.  She plays the character “Kimmy Gibbler” on those shows and in doing so, she endeared herself to millions of fans around the world.  
 
But, Andrea’s life hasn’t been all laughs.  She’s struggled with depression and anxiety, among other things…and she openly writes about it in her new book, Full Circle:  From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again.

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What does it take to find true love these days?  What can you do to improve your chances of finding love?  And, what mistakes do people make in their search for Mr. or Mrs. Right?
Our guest on this episode, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, has plenty of thoughts on those questions.  In addition to starring on the Millionaire Matchmaker television show, Patty founded the Millionaire’s Club 20 years ago, and is the author of Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Own Mate.
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Is there such a thing as living a truly honest life?  When is deception better than honesty?  What are the consequences of repeatedly lying to ourselves?  What is the power of honesty in a world full of lies?
 
Those are some of the questions we’ll explore on this episode with our guest, Judi Ketteler, who’s an award-winning journalist and author of Would I Lie to You?: The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World that Lies.

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All parents hope to have a child who’s healthy and happy and untouched by developmental disabilities.  But what happens when a child has a serious developmental disorder that impairs their ability to communicate and interact?  How does that impact the child, the parents and the rest of the family?
 
For some insight, we turn to our guest, Connie Post, whose adult son, Thomas, has profound autism.  Connie is a long-time autism advocate who speaks to Special Needs conferences, colleges and other groups about the challenges of having a child with autism.  She’s also an award-winning poet whose book, “And When the Sun Drops”, features Connie’s poems about the feelings she’s experienced as the mother of a 33-year old son who has been in a group home since the age of 6.

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We're very proud that Nobody Told Me! is a media partner with the 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series, which is equestrian sport at its finest. As part of this, we're talking with some of the riders who've trained for years to compete at this level. We want to know more about what motivates them and how they deal with disappointment and success. They've learned lessons which can benefit all of us.

Joining us on this episode is rising star Kelli Cruciotti, who's on a quest for an Olympic gold medal this year, and her mom, Cindy Cruciotti, who's an accomplisher rider herself, in addition to being Kelli's trainer.

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What does it take to raise happy, healthy, resilient kids?  Our guest on this episode, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, says it’s not that complicated. Dr. Siegel is a renowned child psychiatrist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and a bestselling author.  He’s the co-author of the new book,  The Power of Showing Up:  How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired. ++++ In case you missed the promo codes, offered by our sponsors, here they are! 1) ROTHY's: go to Rothys.com/NTM, 2) AIRMEDCARE: for a $10 Visa Gift Card with a new one year membership, go to airmedcarenetwork.com/nobody and use offer code "nobody", 3) MOONGLOW: for 15% off your first jewelry order, go to moonglow.com/nobodytoldme and enter promo code "nobodytoldme", 4) THIRDLOVE: for 15% off your first order, go to thirdlove.com/NTM.
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Is hoarding or excessive cluttering an issue in your life? Are your things starting to overwhelm you? On this episode, we get advice on what to do if you or someone close to you is a hoarder. Joining us is Elaine Burchall, who is a hoarding behavior specialist and clutter coach. She's the founder of the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition and the author of the new book called, 'Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage, and Overcome Hoarding'.
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Would you like to be more successful? Can you define what success really means to you?  Do you have a plan to achieve it? For some help with those questions, we talk with our guest, Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, who’s an award-winning author and the creator of a very popular Wharton School course on the meaning of success.  He’s also developed a course on success for Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, which you can check out at https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-succcess.
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A lot of people dream of working for a high-tech start-up.  But, how do you make that dream become a reality? Dr. Steven Mark Kahan knows how to do just that and he shares his wisdom on this episode and in the new book, Be A Startup Superstar:  Ignite Your Career Working at a Tech Startup. He talks to us about his passion: teaching those graduating from college (and those who’d like to switch careers) how to earn a great living at a tech startup.
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What if you could change an old habit by working on it for just 30 seconds a day? Our guest on this episode, BJ Fogg, says that making new habits should be fast, easy, and fun -- and the steps are the same for whether you want to floss your teeth more or lose 200 pounds! He has researched human behavior for over twenty years and is the director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He's also the author of the new book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything.
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Would you like to polish your skills when it comes to communicating on the spur of the moment?  Do you wish you could be better prepared to handle those unexpected situations in life when you’re asked an uncomfortable question or have to deliver some unrehearsed comments?  Our guest on this episode can help.  She is Jen (Oleniczak) Brown, founder of “The Engaging Educator” and author of the book, Think On Your Feet:  Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Impromptu Communications Skills On the Job.
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In this episode, we’ll get some expert advice on a couple of holiday issues…socializing and shopping, actually, overshopping! First, we explore socializing with Jacqueline Whitmore, one of the foremost authorities on business etiquette in the world today .  This is the time of year when we may find ourselves going to parties and hoping to put our best foot forward in terms of etiquette. Next, we look at the problem of compulsive shopping, which affects more than 18 million Americans.  They are “shopaholics” and the disorder can cause all kinds of problems in their lives, especially during the holiday shopping season.  We talked about that with Dr. April Lane Benson, a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder.
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In this episode, we’ll get some expert advice on a couple of holiday issues…socializing and shopping, actually, overshopping! First, we explore socializing with Jacqueline Whitmore, one of the foremost authorities on business etiquette in the world today .  This is the time of year when we may find ourselves going to parties and hoping to put our best foot forward in terms of etiquette. Next, we look at the problem of compulsive shopping, which affects more than 18 million Americans.  They are “shopaholics” and the disorder can cause all kinds of problems in their lives, especially during the holiday shopping season.  We talked about that with Dr. April Lane Benson, a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder.
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How can you raise open-minded and morally grounded kids these days, with an approach that’s rooted in science, psychology, and faith?  And, how can you help your children experience a holiday season filled with spirituality and gratitude?
To help parents answer those questions, we’re joined by our guest (s) on this episode, Rev. Molly Baskette and child psychologist Ellen O’Donnell, who have co-authored a new book called, Bless this Mess:  A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World.
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Joining us on this episode is serial entrepreneur and Angel investor David S. Rose, who has founded or funded more than a hundred pioneering companies. David is the founder and CEO of Gust, the world's largest online platform for entrepreneurs and early stage investors. It's used by more than 800,000 entrepreneurs in hundreds of countries to connect with tens of thousands of early stage investors. He's the New York Times bestselling author of both 'Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups' and 'The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business'.
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Do you struggle to form relationships with your competitors in business? Or in maintaining relationships with people you aren't too fond of, but have to spend time with? If you said "yes" to either or both of those questions, you'll want to listen closely to the wise words of Bob Langert in this episode. He was the former vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at McDonald’s, and in that job, he found enormous rewards in doing good in a corporate setting.  Bob also discovered that sometimes a company’s strongest critics can help find solutions that are good for both business and society.  Bob presented a TED talk about that a few months ago which has had nearly a million views.  He’s also the author of the book, The Battle to Do Good:  Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey.
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The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but that may not be what you’re experiencing if you’re missing someone who’s passed away.  Our guest on this episode is grief crisis consultant Harold Ivan Smith, who’s written many books on grief including, A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others are Celebrating. In this interview, he shares some great advice for how to enjoy this time of year while also celebrating the memory of our loved ones who have died.
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What is it like to have a transgender child?  That’s the focus of this show as we talk with Mimi Lemay, a forceful advocate for transgender rights and author of the memoir, What We Will Become:  A Mother, A Son and A Journey of Transformation.  Mimi is the mother of three children, one of whom is Jacob, a transgender 9 year old.
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Joining us on this episode is psychotherapist Dr. Paul Hokemeyer who has treated some of the world’s most successful people and is known as the world’s foremost expert on celebrity identities.  He’s the author of the book, Fragile Power: Why Having Everything is Never Enough—Lessons from Treating the Wealthy and Famous.
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We’re honored to welcome our guest on this episode, retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, who spent 20 years in the Special Operations community, including time with a Special Mission Unit. He's the New York Times bestselling author of '100 Deadly Skills' and his new book, 'The Right Kind of Crazy', is a gripping memoir about his time as a Navy SEAL. In this interview, he talks to us about how and why he became a Navy SEAL, the hard lessons he learned while service, life as a civilian, and how to protect ourselves in dangerous situations, like a shooting or an assault.
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Can you think of a greater feeling than that "aha!" moment we get when we feel a burst of inspiration? Our guest on this episode, Allison Holzer, has spent the past few years studying the science of inspiration to understand how it can be “summoned” through different actions.  Allison is a consultant, entrepreneur and coach who is the cofounder of InspireCorps and previously was director of coaching for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  Allison is also the co-author of the new book, Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life.  
 
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Nicole Lapin is the bestselling author of the books, Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch.  Her latest book is called, Becoming Super Woman:  A 12-step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance. She's a longtime business and money reporter and anchor whose work you may have seen on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV and elsewhere.  Elle Magazine said Nicole is “singularly qualified to demystify money for the millennial set . . . with a no nonsense chic style.” 
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Joining us on this episode is plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, who you may know from his appearances on TV programs like The Rachael Ray Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors. He's also the host of his own podcast, The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, and the author of the book, Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon.
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Did you know that 55 million meetings are held in the workplace every day? Studies have indicated that 9 out of 10 employees daydream during meetings and 47% say having to attend too many meetings is the #1 time waster at the office. What can be done to stop the daydreaming and time wasting in meetings?  Our guest on this episode, Dr. Steven Rogelberg, has a wealth of information about that.  He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology at the University of North Carolina, and the author of the book, The Surprising Science of Meetings:  How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance.
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It’s a pleasure to welcome journalist and women’s leadership advocate Marianne Schnall to this episode.  Marianne is the founder and executive director of Feminist.com which is a leading women’s website and non-profit organization.  She’s also the author of the new book, Leading the Way:  Inspiring Words for Women on How to Live and Lead with Courage, Confidence, and Authenticity.  And, she’s also written a new book for girls called, Dare to Be You:  Inspirational Advice for Girls on Finding Your Voice, Living Fearlessly and Making a Difference.

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In this episode we share with you some of the highlights of our conversations about friendship.  Are women’s friendships different than men’s? How do you define a “close” friend?  How is social media changing our friendships?  We talked about those things with Deborah Tannen, who’s a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books on friendship, as well as psychotherapist Diane Barth, who has also studied and written a lot about friendship.
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Joining us on this episode is best-selling author, popular Nutritional Therapy Consultant, and fitness coach Steph Gaudreau, author of the new book, The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power, which she emphasizes is NOT a diet book.  Rather, Steph’s book explains how food can support us and how to be active without doing exercise we hate. It features strength training workouts, meal plans, journal prompts and more, to help you feel energetic, active, confident, strong, resilient, and ready to change the world!
 
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Finding happiness is one of the topics we’ve explored a lot on Nobody Told Me!  and on this episode, we share some of the best advice we've received. One of our favorite guests, Amherst College psychology professor Dr. Catherine Sanderson has studied how and why many aspects of our lives are greatly impacted by the way we think about ourselves. She talked with us about the importance of adopting a positive mindset which she admits didn’t come easy to her. Next, we talked with Ingrid Fetell Lee, the author of  the book, Joyful:  The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.  Ingrid talked with us about how making small changes to our environment can positively impact our mood.
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We are thrilled to welcome Adrienne Brodeur to this episode. She is the author of the new, highly acclaimed new memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. It's a mother-daughter story unlike any you've heard!
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Children today are fundamentally different from past generations: they truly have less self control.  Katherine Lewis is a certified parent educator, award-winning journalist, and author of 'The Good News About Bad Behavior' which aims to explain the reasons behind this and tell us what we need to do to raise children to be their best.

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It can be tough to be a teenager these days.  Teenagers experience some complex issues, all of which may be caused by, or contribute to, depression and other mental illnesses.  Bullying, anxiety, addiction, peer pressure, academic stress and family issues can leave teenagers feeling lost and perhaps, suicidal.  Our guest on this episode, certified grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad, has written a new book called, Beneath the Surface, to help teenagers reach out when they’re in crisis, or want to help a friend who’s struggling. 

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Does college work?  That’s the question being explored in the new book by education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Paul Tough, whose latest book is called The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us.

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We’re thrilled to talk with our guest on this episode, canine behaviorist Clive Wynne who explores the incredible relationship between people and dogs in his new book, Dog is Love:  Why and How Your Dog Loves You.

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Would you like to become a better person or a better leader?  Do you have psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped you succeed, but may be detrimental to your relationships, well-being and ability to lead?  Then pay close attention to what our guest, Jerry Colonna has to say! Jerry is the author of the new book called, Reboot:  Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.  He’s a venture capitalist–turned-executive coach and his new book is aimed at millennials seeking purpose or personal growth, or anyone facing a turning point in their career.

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We had a great time talking again with business and leadership guru Greg Bustin.  Greg advises leaders of the world's most admired companies on how to lead and maintain thriving businesses.  He says accountability is one of the most important factors leading to the success of a business.  He's interviewed and surveyed thousands of leaders to develop a set of tools that will increase accountability and drive the success of any organization.

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We’re excited to talk with our guest on this episode, Dr. Rupy Aujla, who’s an emergency medical doctor, general physician and best-selling  author.  His latest book is called, Eat to Beat Illness:  80 Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Science of Food as Medicine.

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Joining us on this episode is Robert Greene, the international bestselling author who’s well-known for his books on strategy, power and seduction.  His books include, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War and Mastery.  Robert’s latest book is called, The Laws of Human Nature, which is designed to “immerse you in all aspects of human behavior and explain its root causes.”

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Joining us on this episode is Lisa Taddeo, the New York Times best-selling author of the book, Three Women, which is a nearly decade-long investigation into the sex lives and desires of three American women.  Three Women is one of the most talked-about books this year and we were thrilled to talk about it with Lisa.

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We promise you're going to fall in love with our guest on this episode, Andrew Samuel, author of the new book, OUR AMERICAN DREAM: Cultivating a Life of Success, Joy, and Purpose.  Andrew has been a successful banker for many years.  But, his early life gave no clue that he’d one day be building successful banks and taking companies public.  In this episode, he tells the story of how he went from being a poor, skinny little kid in India to ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq.  

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It was a great honor to talk to Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Tough as They Come.  In April 2012, Travis was critically injured by an improvised explosive device on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.  Travis lost portions of both legs and arms and is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.  And while you might think such injuries would break a person, both physically and emotionally, that's not the case with Travis.  He continues to amaze his friends and family alike with his progress and amazing spirit.

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On this episode we welcome back Andrew Tarvin, who calls himself the world’s first humor engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun.  He’s worked with more than 250 organizations from around the world, helping them to use humor to achieve happiness and success in the workplace.  Andrew is the author of several books on humor, including his latest, Humor That Works:  The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work.





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We were thrilled to talk to longtime award-winning Stanford University drama and improvisation educator Patricia Madson, author of the wildy popular book, Improv Wisdom:  Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up.  In this interview, she explains how to take the basic lessons of improv and apply them to all aspects of our everyday lives.

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Jonathan Mooney was once labeled "severely learning disabled", but beat the odds to become a Brown University graduate, a best-selling author, and highly sought after public speaker.  On this episode, he talks about how he has overcome challenges related to dyslexia, ADD, depression, and anxiety and what needs to be done within our education system to help children who have different learning needs.  His latest book is called Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines.

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On this episode, we're joined by Sarah Owens (Jan's daughter/Laura's sister) as we talk about millennials in the workplace with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert, international keynote speaker, and bestselling author of the book, The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work and Build a Life that Matters.  

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Happiness is one of the topics we've explored a lot on 'Nobody Told Me!' and on this episode, we'd like to share with you some of the most intriguing and useful information about happiness that our guests have given us.  We talk to Dr. Rick Hanson ('Hardwiring Happiness') who explains how to tap into the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better.  Next, we talk to best-selling author Shawn Achor ('The Happiness Advantage'), who says there's a difference between what people think they need to be happy and what they really do need.  Finally, we talk to technology expert Ellen Petry Leanse ('The Happiness Hack') about how to program more happiness into our lives.

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We’re very honored to have New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews with us on this episode.   You may know Andy from his many books like The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift:  Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success.  You may not know that Andy was homeless for two years following the deaths of both of his parents when he was 19.  He is inspirational, motivational, and very much in-demand as a speaker and as a consultant to many of the world’s top corporations.  He’s known for his ability to detect the little things that are the difference between winning and losing.  His latest book is called, The Bottom of the Pool:  Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results.

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Do you often get angry?  Do you think people in general are more angry these days than they used to be?  How can we best cope with our own anger and that of those around us?   To help answer those questions, we turn to our guest on this episode, anger expert Ryan Martin, who is a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  Among other things, he researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. He blogs about anger for Psychology Today and he just did a TED talk on why we get mad and why it’s healthy. 

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How can asking the right questions change our lives? Hal Gregersen is the author of the new book, Questions Are the Answer:  A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life, which is based on interviews with leaders like Pixar founder Ed Catmull and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.  Hal is well-known as an innovation and leadership guru who is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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On this episode, we take a look at the challenges you face if you’re single and dating.  We’re joined by certified sex educator and relationship expert Shan Boodram, who’s been called one of the most trusted voices in the sex, love and dating space for the past ten years.  Shan’s new book is called, THE GAME OF DESIRE: 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance—and Getting What You WantThe book promises to teach you the self-and social-awareness to make dating your favorite new hobby.

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Joining us on this episode is Jim Morris, who’s an athlete, author, teacher, top motivational speaker, and inspiration for the movie, The Rookie, which was based on Jim’s book, The Oldest Rookie:  Big League Dreams from a Small Town Guy.  Jim’s journey has been called,  “a testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life.”







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Death is not an easy subject to talk about, but it’s a fact of life.  We will all die someday, and between now and then, we’ll have family and friends who will die.  So, how can we help those close to us who are facing death and how can we best prepare for our own lives to end? We’ll explore those questions on this episode with Dr. B. J. Miller and Shoshana Berger, who are the co-authors of the book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.  It’s described as, “The first-ever practical, compassionate, and comprehensive guide to dying—and living fully until you do”. 






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Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability in the world?  Clinical depression affects some 16 million adults in the United States, and a growing number of children and teenagers.  

If you, or someone you care about, suffers from depression, you know it can be hard to treat.  That’s why there’s been a lot of excitement about the promise shown by the drug Ketamine in treating depression.  Joining us on this episode is Dr. Gerard Sanacora, who is an internationally recognized expert in the use of Ketamine in psychiatry.  He is a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and the director of the Yale Depression Research Program.

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The man known as "The Wolf of Wall Street", Jordan Belfort, has had extreme highs and lows in his life.  At one time, he made over $50 million a year, but ended up serving 22 months in prison for securities fraud and money laundering.  These days, he's working to help others avoid the traps he fell into.  As Jordan sees it, "Success, in the absence of ethics, is failure."

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Joining us once again is best-selling author Sam Horn, founder and CEO of the Intrigue Agency, whose mission is to help people create a quality life-work ratio that adds value for all involved.  She works with high-performing executives and innovative entrepreneurs to bring game-changing presentations, books, and companies to life.  In this episode, she offers great advice for building brand recognition, communicating with audiences and influential people, and how to be remembered.

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It takes a lot of work to make a relationship work!  For more than 30 years, our guest, psychologist Dr. Ellyn Bader has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships.  Ellyn and her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson, co-founded The Couples Institute in Silicon Valley, where they work with entrepreneurial couples including CEOs, startup founders, and small business owners, helping them better understand and overcome the unique challenges of managing a business and marriage simultaneously (and successfully).

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Do you feel uncomfortable in some social situations?  Do you feel self-conscious and insecure and wish you could do something about that?  If so, you’ll want to hear what our guest, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen has to say.  Ellen is a clinical psychologist who has helped millions of people overcome social anxiety.  She’s the author of book, How To Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety.

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On this episode, we’re taking a look at the Great American Family Road Trip with our guest, Richard Ratay.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Don’t Make Me Pull Over:  An Informal History of the Family Road Trip.  We discuss what Richard learned from road trips and why he has incorporated them into his own family's life, the major companies that were started as a result of the interstate highway system, and how road trips are becoming popular with millennials with the addition of new technology that makes them much easier than they were in the past.

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We are a mother-daughter team and on this special Father’s Day edition of Nobody Told Me, we’re joined my Laura’s father, and my husband, Ronn Owens, a legendary radio talk show host who is a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame.  We talk to him about some of those “nobody told me” lessons that guys learn when they become fathers, the best advice he's given to his daughters, and what he learned from his dad.

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Our guest on this episode, psychiatrist Mark Goulston, is an expert on how to get through to people by listening.  He’s the author of several bestselling books, including the latest, 'Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life'.  He is also a suicide prevention expert and explains why empathy is key when trying to reach a suicidal mind.  

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What do you need to know to transform your life and your business in this digital world we now live in? We'll find out as we talk to Jeff Bullas, who has been called one of the world's top social marketing talents by Forbes and Inc.com.

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On this episode, we are thrilled to welcome back best-selling author Gretchen Rubin to our show.  She is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature.  In her books, Gretchen shares insights, strategies, stories, and tips that help people understand themselves and create a happier life.  Her latest book is called, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness.

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What’s it like to be a gay man in America today?  How is it different for gay men today compared with those in previous generations?  Our guest on this episode, Dr. Perry Halkitis, is the author of the new book, Out in Time:  The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation.  He is also Dean and Professor at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University and a longstanding advocate for the health of the LGBTQ population. 

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Joining us on this episode is Humble the Poet, a Canadian school teacher and musician turned well-known philosopher, blogger and author of the book, UNLEARN: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life. Unlearn was originally crowd-funded and self-published…and became a bestseller.  The book has now been re-released by HarperCollins and is loaded with wisdom about things like love, anxiety, fear, trust, happiness, success and other issues that serve as either barriers or pathways to joy and reaching our potential.

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Joining us on this episode is the charismatic and inspiring Ty Pennington, who’s very familiar to millions of television viewers thanks to the hit shows Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  Now, Ty is sharing his behind-the-scenes story in his new book, Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter.  He opens up about what it was like growing up with undiagnosed ADHD, how he turned his energy into creativity, and how important it has been to trust his instincts in every aspect of life.






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In this special Mother's Day episode, we're joined by Jan's daughter and Laura's sister, Sarah Owens, to take an honest look at the mother and daughter relationship and what each learns from the other.

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This could be our most touching episode yet! As a mother-daughter duo, we’d very much been looking forward to our interview with Marisa Bardach Ramel.  Marisa and her mother, Sally Bardach, wrote The Goodbye Diaries together.  It’s an honest, heartfelt, touching glimpse into the relationship between a mother and daughter, when the mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer.  In the book, Marisa and her mother write alternating chapters voicing their individual fears, frustrations and connection to each other.  The Goodbye Diaries offers an eye-opening look into both sides of a terminal diagnosis—the one who will leave and the one who will be left behind.

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Have you ever felt shame?  Our guest on this episode, psychotherapist and media commentator Joseph Burgo, says shame is a family of emotions ranging from mild embarrassment to deep humiliation, and most of us experience varying degrees of shame every day.  He teaches us how to recognize shame, control it, and use it to our advantage.  He's the author of a new book called 'Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem' and is a regular blogger for Psychology Today.

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How did one woman raise TWO of the nation's top CEO's and a doctor? In this episode, we talk to Esther Wojcicki, mother of Susan Wojcicki (CEO of YouTube), Anne Wojcicki (co-founder and CEO of 23&Me), and Janet Wojcicki  (professor at pediatrics at UCSF), to find out how.  Esther is a leading international educator, journalist, and the author of the new book, How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results.  Her approach to parenting is the opposite of what you might think: take a step back, relax, and allow your child to lead.





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Sandra Joseph holds the record for being the longest running female star on Broadway after she played the role of Christine Daaé in 'Phantom of the Opera' six nights a week for nearly a decade.  Now, she has an incredibly inspiring story to share, and opens up with us about her battle with crippling stage fright, her search for her 'second act', learning to choose love over fear, and how to get 'unstuck' when faced with life's inevitable challenges.  She's the author of Unmasking What Matters: Ten Life Lessons from Ten Years on Broadway.

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What’s the secret to success?  What’s the formula for achieving your biggest goals in life?  Our guest on this episode, the inspirational Hal Elrod, says the answer to those questions is simple!  Hal is the author of the international bestseller, The Miracle Morning, which he wrote after being hit by a drunk driver and being declared clinically dead for six minutes.  When he miraculously woke up, he was told he would never walk again.  Yet he has defied the odds, becoming an ultra marathon runner and a top keynote speaker.  His latest book is called, The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions that Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable.  

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We're excited to talk to psychologist Dr. Michael Reichert on this episode about his new book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men.  He's the Founding Director of The Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania and has been described as a leading researcher on the journey from boyhood to manhood.  In this interview, we talk about how good relationships between parents and their sons can lead to a boy turning into a kind, respectful man rather than an abusive and violent one.

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Do you struggle with making hard choices? Don't worry, you're not alone! Our guest on this episode, Greg Bustin, advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies on how to make courageous decisions.  In this episode, we talk about how some of the best and worst decisions in history changed our lives today.  Greg is the author of several books on leadership, the latest of which is called,  How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices

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We're firm believers that listening to inspirational stories of people from the past can give us just the push we need to get through tough times today.  Our guest on this episode, Veronica Hinke, has been researching the Titanic for as long as she can remember and joins us today to talk about some of its incredibly inspiring passengers, some of whom survived, and others who lost their lives in the sinking of the ship on April 15, 1912.  We have no doubt that you will learn a lot from these people who looked death in the face and showed unbelievable bravery and selflessness.  Veronica's new book is called, The Last Night on the Titanic:  Unsinkable Drinking, Dining and Style.  

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What happens when the therapist becomes the patient? Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, and national advice columnist who joins us to talk about what happened when she had a life crisis and decided she needed to seek help herself.  Lori's latest book is called Maybe You Should Talk To Someone:  A therapist, HER therapist and Our Lives Revealed.   |  We'd like to thank our sponsor, Smart & Sexy, for this episode! For 30% off your first order, go to http://www.smartandsexy.com and enter promo code 'nobodytoldme' at checkout.

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Have you ever found yourself frustrated in a disagreement with someone you love?  Have you ever wished you had better conflict resolution skills?  Would you like to see something positive result from the negativity of a fight?  Our guest on this episode, James L. Creighton, is here to help.  James is a Psychologist and relationship consultant whose latest book is called,  Loving through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships from Separate Realities.





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Joining us on this episode is well-known personal development coach Mike Bayer, whom you may know as Coach Mike from the Dr. Phil show and elsewhere.  Mike started as a mental health and addiction counselor before he founded CAST Centers, the go-to clinic for executives, singers, actors, athletes, and anyone who wants to learn how to live their best life.  He's the author of the New York Times bestseller, Best Self:  Be You, Only Better and in this interview, he explains what we need to do to stop being our 'anti-self', inspire others, and achieve our goals.

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This is a must-listen for anyone who needs a push to pursue their lifelong dreams! Joining us on this episode is best-selling author and communication strategist Sam Horn, founder and CEO of The Intrigue Agency, whose mission is to help people create a quality life-work ratio that adds value for all involved.  Sam is the author of many books, the latest of which is called Someday is NOT a Day in the Week:  10 Hacks to make the rest of your life the best of your life.  In this show, we learn how to identify our dreams and go after them, which means turning our excuses into incentives, shifting our mindset, and taking time to prioritize ourselves.|  We'd like to thank our sponsors for this episode! 1) BETTERHELP: affordable online professional counseling with a licensed therapist.  For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/nobody 2) AUDIBLE: an unmatched selection of audiobooks.  Get a 30 day trial by going to http://www.audible.com/nobodytoldme or text 'nobodytoldme' to 500500

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It’s a pleasure to welcome back time management expert Laura Vanderkam.  Laura is the bestselling author of several books, including What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Off the Clock:  Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done and her latest book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities.  Her TED talk, "How to gain control of your free time", has been viewed nearly 8 million times.  Her work has appeared in publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and has been on numerous TV shows, including The Today Show.   |  We'd like to thank our sponsors for this episode! 1) BETTERHELP: affordable online professional counseling with a licensed therapist.  For 10% off your first month, go to betterhelp.com/nobody  2) MOLEKULE: the only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants.  Listen to the show to hear our exclusive offer code for $75 off your first order at molekule.com. 

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On August 26, 2015, the lives of Andy and Barbara Parker changed forever when their daughter Alison, a news reporter for WDBJ, was murdered along with her cameraman, Adam Ward while conducting an interview on live television near Roanoke, Virginia.  The nation was stunned by the killings and President Barack Obama said he was “heartbroken”.  The gunman was a former reporter for the TV station who killed himself hours later following a car chase with police. 

On the day of his daughter’s death, while his emotions were still raw, Andy Parker vowed on national television to do “whatever it takes” to end gun violence in America.  He’s written about his daughter’s murder and his fight for gun safety in the new book,  For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety. 

The book is about showing people, in painful detail, what it’s like to receive the worst phone call of your life and feel your guts get ripped right out on the kitchen floor. 





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Heart disease is the number one killer of women, outpacing all types of cancer, diabetes and stroke.  And, while men and women face the same classic risk factors for heart disease, like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, women often manifest heart disease in different ways than men. 
Our guest on this episode, Dr. Mark Menolascino, has been on the frontlines of cardiac research for most of his professional career and believes the institution of medicine hasn’t treated women’s heart health with the same care and investment as men’s.  He wants to change that and has written a new book called, Heart Solution for Women. 




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There’s been an alarming increase in the levels of stress and anxiety experienced by girls from elementary school to college.  Research indicates the number of girls who say they often feel nervous, worried or fearful jumped 55% from 2009 to 2014, while anxiety levels for boys remained unchanged.   Joining us on this episode is New York Times bestselling author and clinical psychologist Lisa Damour, who’s witnessed this in her own research, private practice, and at the all-girls school where she consults.  Lisa writes about the problem and what we can do about it in her new book, Under Pressure:  Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.  She also writes the monthly Adolescence column for The New York Times.

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What do Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Pitbull, Maya Angelou, and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Bestselling author and "Forbes 30 Under 30" Alex Banayan spent seven years tracking down dozens of the world’s most successful people to learn the secrets of how they carved their own paths in life and business.  He found they all made their own way by using what he calls, “The Third Door”.  It’s not the front door or the VIP door, but there’s always a way in -- it just takes grit, persistence, and creativity!  His book, The Third Door:  The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched their Careers, was named the Top Career Book to Read in 2018 by Forbes Magazine.  

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Joining us on this episode is Leigh Steinberg, who is known as one of the greatest sports agents in history and the real-life inspiration for the film, Jerry Maguire.  Leigh has represented the #1 pick in the NFL draft a record setting 8 times and has negotiated well over three billion dollars in contract deals for his clients including Patrick Mahomes, Steve Young, Troy Aikman, and Oscar De La Hoya.  And while Leigh’s life has been filled with unbelievable highs, he’s also had some high-profile struggles which he writes about in his book, The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game.  

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 20% of the adult population in the United States suffers from chronic pain. It’s estimated that between 11 million and 20 million Americans suffer from pain so severe that it frequently limits their work or life activities. Sarah Anne Shockley is one of those chronic pain sufferers, having lived with debilitating nerve pain since 2007.  She felt isolated and alone and wished she’d had a guide to living with more ease in the midst of pain and ultimately, relieving the pain.  She ended up writing such a book herself,  which provides practical advice for living with chronic pain and for relieving suffering on mental, emotional, and physical levels.  The book is called The Pain Companion:  Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain.  |  *** We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, BetterHelp, the world's largest online counseling platform! You can get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/nobody.

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Valentine's Day can be incredibly rough when you're single, but we have good news: this episode is perfect to help you heal old wounds and get excited about the wonderful things in store for you.  Licensed psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Guy Winch is the author of the brook, 'How to Fix a Broken Heart', which aims to help people heal after a breakup or death of someone they love.  His viral TED Talk, 'Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid', has been viewed over 5 million times and is rated among the top 5 most inspiring talks of all time on TED.com.  In this interview, he tells us that our past heartbreaks do not define us, shares the best ways to heal, and reminds us that there are many other fish in the sea!

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We're thrilled to share this conversation with Stanford Engineering School Professor Tina Seelig, author of 17 books including the international bestseller, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20.    Tina was trained as a neuroscientist and has always been interested in how we think, especially how we come up with bold new ideas. Her Ted talk on the “Little Risks You Can Take to Increase Your Luck” has had close to two and a half million views.    

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Enjoy this NTM Nugget from Jay Pharaoh, a Saturday Night Live alum best known for impersonating people like Barack Obama and Kanye West.  Today, he's on the road as a stand up comedian and has some great wisdom to share with us about what he's learned during his career.

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In this episode, we talk to Reshma Saujani, the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in computer science and technology.  We learn what inspired her new book, 'Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder' and why it's so important to take chances, embrace the unknown, and unlearn perfectionism.  As Reshma says, "we need to start doing things we suck at", like going to a dance class for fun even when we know we're going to be the worst one in there, in order to learn to embrace imperfection and failure.  She believes that by gaining resilience and making bravery a lifelong habit, we will lead much happier and more fulfilled lives.

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On this episode, we’re going to take a wide-ranging look at emotions in the workplace.  How should you deal with jealousy, insecurity, panic, anger or simply having your feelings hurt on the job?  Our guests, Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, are organizational consultants who’ve studied how emotions affect our professional lives and how we can navigate emotions at work.  They've written about it in their new book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.

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Dating is one of the hottest topics these days, as the traditional ways of meeting potential matches and the rules for finding love have changed dramatically over recent years thanks to apps and websites.  Our guest on this episode, dating coach Damona Hoffman, knows just about everything about the topic: in addition to hosting two TV series on love & relationships for A&E, her coaching methods have recently been featured in People, Oprah Magazine, and the Washington Post.  She's also a real life success story, having met her husband online.  In this episode, she sheds some light on why singles of any age should give the apps a shot, how to make your dating profile stand out, conversation openers, great first date options, the best ways to follow up after that date, and why in the end, you should enjoy the process (even though it can be frustrating at the time) because it will all work out the way it's supposed to in the end.

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Are you a workaholic?  A perfectionist?  An overachiever?  Maybe all three of those things?  Our guest on this episode, Dr. Bryan Robinson is a licensed psychotherapist who describes himself as a “recovering” workaholic.  He’s the author of a new book aimed at helping people break the cycle of over-working.  The book is called #Chill:  Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life.  In this conversation, we talk about how to create a work-life balance, how to deal with burnout, why we shouldn't multitask, the best way to start out your day, and why everyone should try meditation.


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On this episode, we bring you excerpts from a couple of our Nobody Told Me! conversations with great guests who have a lot to offer in terms of helping you become stronger mentally and physically.  First, we talk to Amy Morin, a psychotherapist whose TED Talk, “The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong” has had more than 6 million views.  Amy is the author of the international best-selling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.  Next, we speak to fitness journalist and best-selling author Alex Hutchinson, who researched the limits of the human mind and body in writing his book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human PerformanceHe says that we are always capable of pushing a little farther and explains how to do that.

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In this episode, we talk to Columbia Law School professor Elizabeth Emens about the disproportionate way couples split up life administrative work.  She explains her research methods, the "sticky" nature of this type of work, and why it's often better to revert to paper and pen rather than a to-do list on your phone.  Later, we find out strategies on asking your partner for help.  Her new book is called 'Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More'.

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On this episode, we'll find out how so many aspects of your life are greatly impacted by the way you think about yourself.  Our guest is Catherine Sanderson, Amherst College psychology professor and author of the new book The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity.  Among other things, we discuss how to change negative thought patterns, the implications of comparing our lives to others, how to interact with social media in a positive way, and not letting your fear of failure keep you from trying.

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In this episode, we talk to Chris Guillebeau and Carol Roth about staring and running a business, big or small.


Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of "The $100 Startup".  He talks about how to identify what your side hustle should be and why simply doing something on the side, like driving for Uber/Lyft, does not count.  He talks about how much money you need to start a business, whether your side hustle should become your full-time job, and ways to make quick cash.  


Next, we talk to Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of "The Entrepreneur Equation" about why some people are entrepreneurial and others aren't.  Among other things, she explains the first thing you need to do when starting a business, the importance of making real connections, and how to handle negative reviews.

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In this episode, we talk to Sue Klebold about how she would give her own life to stop her son Dylan's mass shooting at Columbine High School.  Sue reveals how Dylan had no mental illness diagnosis, and no one knew about the dark depression he wrote in personal journals.  Eventually, his suicidal thoughts turned homicidal, and his friendship with fellow shooter Eric Harris developed into extreme rage amongst the two which led to that unforgettable tragedy in 1999.  We discuss how she has spent the last fifteen years excavating every detail of her family life and trying to understand the crucial intersection between mental health problems and violence, what she feels she missed in Dylan's mental state, the idea of forgiveness, and the urgent need to change how society responds to psychological disorders in order to prevent future tragedies.





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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to make better use of your time, this is a must listen!  In this episode, we’ll hear from a couple of experts who spend their time figuring out how to help others with time management and procrastination.  Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of several books, including What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and her latest book, Off the Clock:  Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done.  She says good time management plays a major role in determining your level of success in life.  Next, we hear from Tim Pychyl, one of the world’s leading experts on procrastination and the author of the book, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change, about how to stop putting things off that are important to us.




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This is an incredibly motivating episode to listen to as you make your New Year's resolutions! Kathrine Switzer is one of the most iconic figures in running.  She was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967 and made history as she ran it again fifty years later in 2017 at the age of seventy!  Kathrine was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame for creating a social revolution by empowering women around the world through running. In this episode, we discuss why and how she ran her first Boston Marathon, how it inspired the world to take women's running seriously, how to become a runner at any age (people in their nineties do marathons!), and how being an ordinary person who works harder than anyone else can give you the competitive edge over someone with natural talent.  You can learn more about her at kathrineswitzer.com.

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In this episode, Jan and Laura talk to internationally known self-defense expert and New York Times bestselling author Tim Larkin about the ideas behind his books  'How to Survive the Most Critical 5 Seconds of Your Life' and 'When Violence is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is At Stake'.  He explains how the average person can benefit from learning potentially lethal 'self-protection' moves, not just 'self-defense' moves, so they they can survive a dangerous situation.  Later, Tim explains why hesitation can mean the difference between life and death, the importance of situational awareness, and how you may mindlessly be putting yourself in dangerous situations.  You can learn more about him at his website, http://www.timlarkin.com.

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In this episode, we talk to the awe-inspiring Michael Crossland, who defied the odds of life-threatening cancer, heart attacks, and a horrific drug trial that killed all except for him -- all by the age of 18.  He is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and is the number one bestselling author of 'Kids Don't Get Cancer' across six different countries.  We talk about the importance of perspective, how to deal with adversity, why it's best to set big goals, and why money doesn't equal happiness.  You can learn more about him at http://michaelcrossland.com.


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Joining us on this episode is Dr. Abigail Marsh, author of The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between.  It's been called an important book about the things that make some of us angels, some of us devils, and all of us human.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Georgetown University. 


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On our show, we always like to offer good advice, but on this episode, we're going to explore bad advice...and the difference between good advice and bad advice! Our guest is Dr. Venus Nicolino, a clinical psychologist and relationship expert who you may know as the host of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.  She also previously starred on LA Shrinks on Bravo and has been a guest on numerous other shows.  She's the author of a new bestselling book called "Bad Advice: How to Survive and Thrive in an Age of Bullshit".  

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This episode applies to everyone and is one of our favorites so far! Would you like to be able to remember things better?  Do you struggle to remember the names of people you meet briefly at a party or in a work setting?  Our guest, Nelson Dellis, can help.  Nelson is a 4-time USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world. 
Nelson is also the author of Remember It! The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget.  

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Whether you're in you're twenties, forties, or sixties, there's always a part of you that wants to please your parents in just about everything you do...even if you don't want to admit it! This episode spotlights the relationships adult children have with their parents.  Those relationships really come into focus during the holidays when families get together or perhaps DON’T get together because those relationships are strained.    To help us explore relationships between parents and their adult children, we welcome social psychologist and author Susan Newman to the show.  Susan is the author of several books, including, Under One Roof Again:  All Grown Up and Relearning to Live Together Happily and The Book of No: 365 Ways to Say It and Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever

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This is a holiday shopping episode you need to hear! Has your inbox been inundated with "SALE!" e-mails that you can't help but click on? During this time of year, it's almost impossible not to go overboard with buying gifts for friends and family (or yourself!).  Our guest, Dr. April Lane Benson,  is a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder.  On this show, Dr. Benson shares some great strategies for how to avoid shopping temptations, why 'experience' gifts make for a most memorable presents, and how to get through the holiday season in one piece.  You can learn more about her at https://www.shopaholicnomore.com/.

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This is an episode that we can all benefit from! Cait Flanders is the best selling author of The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store.  Like so many of us, Cait found herself binge shopping and buying things she didn't need all too frequently.  She went into debt, pulled herself out of it, and then found herself returning to her old habits.  She took an extreme approach to change her financial situation: a shopping ban where she only allowed herself to buy essentials.  She also decluttered her house, changed her eating habits, and took the time to find out what really mattered in her life.  The book documents her year-long journey.  You can learn more about Cait on her website at caitflanders.com or check her out on Instagram (@caitflanders).

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We're very excited to welcome Jacqueline Whitmore to the show.  She is one of the foremost experts on etiquette in the world today and is the author of Poised for Success: Mastering the Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals.  She has appeared on countless major networks like ABC, CNBC, and CNN, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and many others.  In this episode, we talk about business etiquette, how to approach uncomfortable situations, how to make small talk, how social media has impacted our in-person interactions, and much more.  You can learn more about her at https://etiquetteexpert.com/.

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Our guest on this episode is career and workplace expert Dan Shawbel, who is Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com.  Dan is also a New York Times best-selling author whose newest book is called Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation.  He's interviewed more than two thousand of the best leaders in the world and has been featured as one of Forbes "30 Under 30".  You can learn more about him at http://danschawbel.com.

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This is the 100th episode of the show and we wanted to look back at some of the more memorable ‘nobody told me’ lessons our guests have shared with us.  We’ve truly been honored to speak with each of our guests and they’ve given us so many wonderful anecdotes and pieces of advice that it’s tough to select highlights.  All of them have been open and honest and the stories they’ve related are ones we can all identify with.  In this episode, you’ll hear from:

• Mitch Albom, bestselling author of “Tuesdays with Morrie”, who talks about passing on wisdom to the next generation

• Hope Edelman, author of “Motherless Daughters”, who says that grieving the loss of a loved one is a lifelong process, but it doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle

• Dr. Guy Winch, whose TED talk “Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid” is ranked as one of the top five inspiring TED talks of all times, and says that to recover from any emotional blow, you need to manage your recovery proactively

• Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart who explains why it’s your decisions, not your situation, that define you

• Olympic gold medalist gymnast Nastia Liukin who talks about the importance of kindness

• One of the world’s leading experts on happiness, Shawn Achor, who learned that success doesn’t equate to happiness

• Todd Rose, a high school dropout turned Harvard researcher, who has studied countless people who have excelled by taking the road less traveled

• Chris Voss, a former FBI International Hostage Negotiator, who talks about the importance of listening

• Dr. Harriet Lerner, author of “Why Won’t You Apologize?”, who explains the importance of a heartfelt apology

• Communication expert Carmine Gallo who says that we have more control over our mental state than we think we do, which means that we can choose how to respond to anything

•  Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, who says that there is always another way, even if you don’t see it at the time

• Amy Morin, international bestselling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, who says that building mental muscle is similar to building physical muscle: you have to work hard to become strong

• Drew Dudley, a leadership expert who tells us that the biggest impact on the world had nothing to do with his plans

• Astronaut Mike Mullane says that nobody told him he was better than he thought he was

• Psychology professor and author of “Popular” Mitch Prinstein who says that the kind of popularity he seeked out so badly in adolescence ultimately wouldn’t matter

• Psychologist and compulsive shopping expert Dr. April Benson who explains that you can never get enough of what you don’t really need

• Mark Rufenacht, founder and president of Dogs4Diabetics, who says that it’s okay to be different

• Legendary radio talk show host Ronn Owens who tells us that every struggle has an end

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Have you ever heard the term, “emotional labor”?  It's that invisible, unappreciated caring you do for other people.  You’re about to hear a lot about it as we talk with our guest, journalist Gemma Hartley, whose viral article "Women Aren't Nags, We're Just Fed Up" was viewed more than two BILLION times! Her new book is called Fed Up:  Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward.  

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We're thrilled to welcome bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on this episode to talk about happiness.  In her books, she draws from cutting edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.  Her blockbuster book The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 1.5 million copies.  Her latest book is called The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too).

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Have you ever been part of a team or an organization that accomplished amazing things? Or have you been part of a team or group that just couldn't get its act together? What is it about the culture in some organizations that makes them toxic and why does the culture in other groups lead to happiness and success? For the answers to those questions, we turn to bestselling author Daniel Coyle, whose latest book is called The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.  Daniel previously wrote bestsellers The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (with co-author Tyler Hamilton), and Hardball: A Season in Projects.  You can learn more about him on his website, which can be found at http://danielcoyle.com/.

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If you'd like to learn more about the rapidly expanding field of genetic genealogy, you're listening to the right show.  Joining us is DNA expert CeCe Moore, an investigative genetic genealogist whose work has helped to solve high profile crime cases and helped connect individuals of unknown parentage with their biological relatives.  You may be familiar with her from 20/20, Dr. Oz, 60 Minutes, and "Finding Your Roots".  In this episode, we ask: 

* what is a genetic genealogist? (1:10) | 
* what makes your work so unique and the results so fast compared to what law enforcement has done in the past with DNA? (1:42) | 
* is the kind of DNA that is used in crime solving different than what everyday people submit to services like Ancestry.com and 23andMe? (2:35) | 
* why has the public recently become so interested in using genetic genealogy to solve crimes? (3:08) | 
* what is on the horizon with the field and its use in solving cold cases? (4:45) | 
* how do you choose which cases you take on? (5:38) | 
* does a DNA sample weaken over time? (6:36) | 
* where does the best DNA come from? (8:01) | 
* what is it like to meet with the families of the cold cases victims? (9:43) | 
* what does it feel like to see the suspect in a photograph once you've found the match? (11:35) | 
* what impact is this going to have on deterring violent criminals in the future? (13:08) | 
* how difficult would it be for the average person who is interested in genealogy to help solve genetic genealogy mysteries? (14:01) | 
* how has your work helping people find and reunite with their families (with 'foundlings') been different than your work with cold cases? (15:40) | 
* how did your interest in genealogy change from learning about your own family to helping others learn about theirs? (16:52) | 
* what advice do you have for people who want to determine their true parentage for DNA? where do they start? (19:33) | 
* how has genetic genealogy become easier in the past few decades? (21:15) | 
* what cases have had the most impact on you? (23:23) | 
* do your 'foundling' cases typically have a happy ending? (25:26) | 
* how is DNA going to be used to help identify bodies? (27:00) | 
* do you ever give up on a case? (29:08) | 
* what is your 'nobody told me' lesson? (31:24) | 
* how can people contact you and learn more about genetic genealogy? (32:23) | 
* You can learn about her work with the DNA Detectives by going to http://thednadetectives.com.

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“Dark Horse” is a term for those who triumph against the odds…for the winners nobody saw coming.   And, “Dark Horse” is the very appropriate title of the new book by Harvard researcher Todd Rose which looks at men and women who’ve achieved impressive success, even though nobody saw them coming.  Todd is an incredible example of this: he was a high school dropout who had two children by the age of twenty and was struggling to support his family on state benefits.  Now, he's the director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a best-selling author.  In this episode, Todd joins us to share his insights into why the standard formula for success may not be the best formula for you.  You can learn more about Todd on his website at http://www.toddrose.com/.

Questions asked include where did the term dark horse come from? (1:20), how did you take your own road to go from being on welfare to a Harvard professor? (1:41), what is The Dark Horse Project at Harvard? (3:18), what's typically the turning point for people where they decide it's ok to be a dark horse? (5:12), what role does fear play in making a big life change? (6:20), what should you do if you're considering going on a different path? (7:10), what are the four elements of the dark horse mindset? (9:54), if we haven't found our passion, how do we find it? (14:37), what percentage of the population do you estimate lives their lives according to someone else's notion of success? (16:35), why is sacrifice important? (18:46), what message does your work have for people who are approaching retirement and feel that they always went for the cookie cutter model of success and feel like it might be too late for them to blossom in another area? (20:13), why is there a stigma associated with being a millennial? (21:36), what advice do you have for a college student who needs to declare a major (24:00), what is the one piece of information that you think is most critical to share with new parents or frustrated parents who have children who are not excelling in a traditional environment? (25:40), who are some of the well known, successful dark horses? (26:57), what is your nobody told me lesson? (30:56).




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On this episode, we welcome Andrew Tarvin, who calls himself the world’s first "humor engineer".  He has helped hundreds of thousands of people at top organizations like Procter & Gamble, ESPN, PepsiCo, and Microsoft learn how to get better results while having more fun and has also been featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.  Andrew is the best-selling author of "Humor That Works: 501 Ways to Use Humor to Beat Stress, Increase Productivity, and Have Fun at Work".  You can learn more about him at https://andrewtarvin.com.



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Robin Dreeke is the former head of the FBI's Behavior Analysis Program and a recognized expert in the field of interpersonal communication.  He is also the founder and president of People Formula, an organization that offers advanced rapport building, training, and consultation.  He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed.  In this interview, we talk about how to create an instant connection, why some communication styles work better than others, and why it's important to follow what he's deemed "the platinum rule": treating others as they want to be treated.  

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We’re very excited to welcome best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, broadcaster and musician Mitch Albom to our show.  Mitch’s books have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.  His book, Tuesdays With Morrie, is the most successful memoir ever published.  His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is the most successful US hardcover first adult novel ever.
And now, Mitch has written a sequel to The Five People You Meet In Heaven.  It’s called, The Next Person You Meet In Heaven.  You can purchase it at booksellers everywhere.  His website can be found at https://www.mitchalbom.com.





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Get ready for part two with Mastin Kipp, one of our favorite guests ever! Mastin is a best-selling author, speaker, and creator of Functional Life Coaching, a personal development company for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives.  Through his seminars, books, and retreats, he has helped more than 100 million people worldwide.  Oprah Winfrey calls him, “a thought leader of the next generation of spiritual thinkers.”   He's a firm believer that the only thing stopping people from success is their unresolved emotional traumas.  In this conversation, we talk about topics that just about anyone can relate to: how to make sense of senseless tragedies, how crisis can lead to opportunity if we find meaning in it, productive ways to deal with anger, resentment, and regret, the importance of changing habits, and so much more.

Mastin’s latest book is called, Claim Your Power:  A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks that Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Life’s Unique Purpose.  You can learn more about him at http://www.mastinkipp.com.

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Joining us on this episode is someone you may not know yet, but will want to know…and will hear a lot more about in the future.  Melissa Radke came to the attention of 40 million people as a result of the video blogs she began doing on Facebook in her spare time.  Those video blogs featuring Melissa’s take on life started out as a hobby and soon became a full-time job, which has lead to public speaking engagements, a book and a television show.  Melissa’s book is called, Eat Cake.  Be Brave.  She feels she was born to be herself and be a light in the world.  Her energy is magnetic and her words are relatable to anyone who has ever felt self-doubt or struggled with finding their place.  You can learn more about her at https://www.melissaradke.com.

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Joining us on this episode is award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Lisa McCubbin, whose latest book is called, "Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer", which has been called the “landmark biography of one of the most admired and influential women of our time.”  It's a gripping book and you can learn more about it at https://lisamccubbin.com/books/betty-ford/.

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We want to give a very warm welcome to our guest on this episode, Nastia Liukin.  Nastia is, of course, an Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist, a television commentator, a top competitor on Dancing With The Stars, and the author of the book, Finding My Shine, which is her autobiography.  Nastia’s passion these days lies in inspiring others.  She's created an app, Grander, which enables young girls to be mentored by their biggest role models.  In our conversation with Nastia, we discuss the path from being a little girl in the gym to winning gold at the Olympics, the impact of that on her life, the most defining moment of her career (it's not what you'd think it would be!), her thoughts on body shaming, and how she has overcome self-doubt.  Nastia is a true inspiration and this is definitely a must-listen interview! You can learn more about her on her website at http://nastialiukin.com.

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Welcome to Nobody Told Me!  I’m Jan Black and I’m Laura Owens.  Joining us on this episode is Greg Behrendt, who’s a comedian, a consultant on Sex and the City, and the author of several books that have earned him the title of “relationship expert” as well.  You may be familiar with his books,  He's Just Not That into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys,  It's Just a Date: How to Get 'em, How to Read 'em, and How to Rock 'em,  and It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy.  Greg’s latest book, co-authored with his wife, Amiira, is called, How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking: The Keys to Keep Your Wedlock Out of Deadlock.



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Our guest on this episode is Chris Voss and we’ve wanted to have him on the show for a LONG time! Chris is a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI whose career brought him face-to-face with bank robbers and terrorists.  His résumé is extremely impressive: he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator, he’s taught negotiation at leading universities, given speeches that have had millions of views, and he’s now sharing with us the negotiation skills that helped him save lives.
Chris says life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for and he explains all about that in his book, Never Split the Difference:  Negotiating as if your life depended on it.  Chris is the founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group which trains businesses, individuals, law enforcement and government personnel in negotiations.

You can learn more about Chris at https://blackswanltd.com.

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It is a “joy” to welcome our guest on this episode, Ingrid Fetell Lee.  Ingrid is the author of a wonderful new book called, Joyful:  The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.  In our conversation, she talks about how making small changes to our environment, like adding flowers to a room, can positively impact our mood.  She also discusses how just being aware of the simple, everyday beauty in our surroundings can make us feel grateful and happier in the long run.  You can learn more about Ingrid on her website: http://www.aestheticsofjoy.com/.  You can watch her popular TEDx talk, "Where joy hides and how to find it", at https://www.ted.com/talks/ingrid_fetell_lee_where_joy_hides_and_how_to_find_it/transcript?language=en.  You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @ingridfetell.

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It is an absolute joy to welcome our guest on this episode, Amy Purdy.  Nineteen years ago, when Amy was just 19, she contracted a form of meningitis, which led to septic shock and the loss of both of her legs, her kidneys and her spleen.  Amy promised herself that if she survived, she would live the best life possible,  she wouldn’t limit herself and she would somehow help others as a result of her journey.  Amy has done all of that and more!  Among other things, she is a three-time Paralympic medalist in snowboarding, a runner-up on Dancing With The Stars,  and the author of the best-selling autobiography, On My Own Two Feet:  From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life.  You can connect with Amy on her Instagram and Twitter accounts (@AmyPurdyGurl) or on her website at http://amypurdy.com.





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On this episode, we welcome Dr. Guy Winch, licensed psychologist and in-demand keynote speaker, back to the show to talk about healing from the loss of a pet.  Dr. Winch was with us previously to talk about his book "How to Fix a Broken Heart", which aims to help people cope about a breakup or death of someone they love; that someone can be a pet and the loss is devastating.  What can we do to heal and move forward from it? Why does it feel like we never fully get over it? Listen to find out the answers.  You can watch his compelling TED talk "Why we all need to practice emotional first aid", which has gathered more than six and a half million views, at https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene.  His website is http://www.guywinch.com.

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Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.  The misuse of, and addiction to, opioids — including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.  But, how did it become such a big problem?  For some insight into that, we turn to award-winning journalist Sam Quinones, who’s the author of the book, “Dreamland:  The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic”.  You can learn more about him at http://www.samquinones.com.

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Drew Dudley is a leadership expert whose TEDx Talk, “Everyday Leadership:  The Lollipop Moment”, has been voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED Talks of all time.   Drew has writted a new book called, “This Is Day One:  A practical guide to leadership that matters”.  He believes that everyone has leadership qualities within themselves and is passionate about helping people discover those.  You can learn more about Drew on his website at https://www.drewdudley.com.

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Mastin Kipp is a best-selling author, speaker, and creator of Functional Life Coaching, a personal development company for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives.  Through his seminars, books, and retreats, he has helped more than 100 million people worldwide.  Oprah Winfrey calls him, “a thought leader of the next generation of spiritual thinkers.”   He's a firm believer that the only thing stopping people from success is their unresolved emotional traumas.  In this interview, he teaches us how to get past that and get to the next level in our lives.  Mastin’s latest book is called, Claim Your Power:  A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks that Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Life’s Unique Purpose.  You can learn more about him at http://www.mastinkipp.com.

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How would you like to unlock hidden sources of potential in yourself and others?  Our guest, Shawn Achor, feels it’s possible to do just that.  Shawn is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness and is known as one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.  His latest book, Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being, is now available on Amazon.  You can learn more about Shawn on his website: http://www.shawnachor.com.

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Diane Barth is a psychotherapist and the author of 'I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives'. She writes the blog, 'Off the Couch' for Psychology Today. In addition, her articles have been published in the Clinical Social Work Journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and other professional journals.  We're thrilled to have Diane on the show for a third time to talk about anger, betrayal, and competition in friendships.  You can learn more about Diane on her website at https://www.dianebarth.net.

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On this episode, we invite you to join us as we learn all about the limits of the human body and the human mind with our guest, fitness journalist and best-selling author Alex Hutchinson, whose latest book is called "Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance".  You can learn more about Alex at https://alexhutchinson.net.

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It's a pleasure to welcome Carmine Gallo to our show.  Carmine is a communication coach for the world's most admired brands.  He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of "Talk Like TED" and "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs."  His newest book, "Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great", is now available at bookstores everywhere.  You can learn more about him and his work on his website at http://www.carminegallo.com.

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Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done? Our guest on this episode says that there are -- we just need to manage that time effectively.  Laura Vanderkam is a time management expert and the bestselling author of several books, including What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and her latest book, Off the Clock:  Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done.  Her TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time", has had more than six million views.  You can learn more about Laura on her website: lauravanderkam.com.  You can buy Off the Clock at: https://www.amazon.com/Off-Clock-Feel-While-Getting/dp/0735219818/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&dpID=51fTsylGLdL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail.  You can watch her TED talk at:
https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_vanderkam_how_to_gain_control_of_your_free_time.

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Arielle Ford is a best-selling author, and the sister of another best-selling author, the late Debbie Ford, who was an internationally recognized expert in the field of personal transformation.  Arielle is with us today to talk about the book, “Your Holiness: Discover the Light Within”, which her sister, Debbie, wrote, but which wasn’t discovered and wasn’t published until recently.  It’s a fascinating story and one from which we all can benefit.  You can learn more about the book at: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Holiness-Discover-Light-Within/dp/1788171446.

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Have you ever procrastinated about writing thank you notes?  Have you ever felt awkward when it came time to write a “Get Well” card or a sympathy note?  Have you ever struggled with finding the right words to sign off on a card --- should you say, “Love” or “Warmest regards”?  Our guest, Hallmark Master Writer Keely Chace, is here to offer advice in dealing with all kinds of card, letter and note-writing situations.  Keely is the author of several books, including "On a Personal Note:  A Guide to Writing Notes with Style".  You can find a lot of her writing tips in her “What to Write” series online at Hallmark.com.

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Would you describe yourself as a “rebel”?  If so, you may have what it takes to become very successful!  Our guest, award-winning Harvard Business School Professor and behavioral scientist Francesca Gino, has been studying rebels at organizations around the world for more than 15 years.  She contends the most successful among us are those who break the rules and she shows how to do that in her new book called, “Rebel Talent:  Why it pays to break the rules at work and in life.”  


You can check out the book at: https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Talent-Pays-Break-Rules/dp/0062694634.


Francesca's website is: http://francescagino.com.




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We're thrilled to share this interview with Ellen Petry Leanse, a leading expert on technology and happy living, and the author of 'The Happiness Hack: How to Take Charge of Your Brain and Program More Happiness Into Your Life'.  She's spent 35 years working with leaders at Facebook, Google, and Apple and is a respected Silicon Valley influencer.  You can read more about Ellen at https://www.ellenleanse.com/.  Her TEDx talk can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5p3NC9OwB0.  You can buy the book at https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Hack-Charge-Brain-Program/dp/1492656917.

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Joining us on this episode is Carol Roth, a well-known advocate for entrepreneurship and small business.  She's been an investment banker, business strategist and deal-maker, and is also the author of the best-selling book, "The Entrepreneur Equation".  You can learn more about Carol on her website at https://www.carolroth.com.

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One of the toughest things that can be faced by a girl or a woman of any age is the loss of her mother.  Our guest, Hope Edelman, knows all about that.  In fact, she knows more about it than most of us.  Hope is an expert in the field of early mother loss and mother-daughter relationships.  She's written extensively on those topics and is the author of "Motherless Daughters" and "Motherless Mothers", among others.

You can learn more about Hope on her website: http://hopeedelman.com

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If you're even somewhat of a country music fan, chances our you've heard of our guest.  Bobby Bones is the host of the host of The Bobby Bones Show, which has an audience of more than five million per week.  He's a member of the musical comedy group, "Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots' and even mentored the top 24 on American Idol this year.  His latest book, "Fail Until You Don't: Fight. Grind. Repeat.", is about how he and some of his famous friends made it through their failures and found their way to enormous success.  

You can check out his website at: https://bobbybones.iheart.com

You can buy his book at: https://www.amazon.com/Bare-Bones-Lonely-Youre-Reading/dp/0062417355

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Let’s face it—we all worry! We worry about work, money, relationships, our families, health..and other important life issues. We worry about things we’ve said and done, about how people perceive us, about what might go wrong and about things we can’t control. Our guest on this episode, Lori Deschene, is the author of a new book called, “Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal—A creative way to let go of anxiety and find peace.”  The "Tiny Buddha" community that she built online has more than three million monthly readers.

You can check out Tiny Buddha at: https://tinybuddha.com/.

You can buy the book at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062849875/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tinbud-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0062849875&linkId=c3b78eede1807eb2e501242c2509aacc

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Joining us on this episode is longtime Washington Post journalist and author, Sally Quinn.  Sally is the widow of legendary executive Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and the mother of their son, Quinn, who has wrestled with health issues and is learning disabled.  Sally talks about those things and much, much more in her latest book, "Finding Magic".  It's a fascinating memoir exploring love, passion, and faith in her life.

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Joining us on the show is Mark Ruefenacht, the founder and president of Dogs4Diabetics.  Mark is recognized in the Guinness World Book of Records for training the world’s first dog to detect and alert on changing blood sugars in diabetics.  On this episode, we'll learn how dogs can help detect changing blood sugars in diabetics.



You can learn more about Dogs4Diabetics at https://dogs4diabetics.com/.



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Joining us for this episode is Dr. Mark McLaughlin, a neurosurgeon at Princeton Brain and Spine Care, who believes that all of us can benefit by taking the core principles behind brain surgery and applying them to any of life's problems.  It's a fascinating concept, and one that Dr. McLaughlin writes about in an upcoming book, "Out-Thinking Fear: A Neurosurgeon's Secrets for Making Life's Hard Decisions", which will be available in 2019.



You can learn more about Dr. McLaughlin by checking out his website (http://www.markmclaughlinmd.com), his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MarkMcLaughlinMD/), or his Instagram (@mmclaughlinmd).  



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Most of us know that gratitude is good…and good for us. But, many of us find it hard to sustain a meaningful life of gratefulness. So says Diana Butler Bass, who is the award-winning author of ten books on American religion. Her latest book is called, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. She says “Gratefulness is not a magic fix, but it might just be the bright star directing us to a new and better place.”


You can find more about Diana's latest book on her website: http://dianabutlerbass.com/.



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It's estimated that five million American women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS.  It's a disorder that often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and our guest on this episode, Amy Medling, is working to change that.  Amy is a certified health coach who has PCOS herself and started the website, PCOSdiva.com.  She's also the author of the new book, "Healing PCOS", which features a 21-day plan for reclaiming your health and life with polycystic ovary syndrome.


You can check out Amy's website at https://pcosdiva.com/.


You can buy the book at https://www.amazon.com/Healing-PCOS-Reclaiming-Polycystic-Syndrome/dp/0062748165/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8.



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On this episode of the show, we'll get a behind-the-scenes look at a very special journey undertaken by a 90-year-old woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and advised to have surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. That woman, Norma Jean Bauerschmidt, said no to conventional cancer treatments and yes to a life on the road. Going with her on that road trip of a lifetime was her son, Tim, and his wife, Ramie, who've written about the experience in the book, "Driving Miss Norma". It's all about one family's journey saying "yes" to living.


The book can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Driving-Miss-Norma-Familys-Journey/dp/0062664328.


The Facebook page, "Driving Miss Norma", has more than 500,000 likes. You can check it out at https://www.facebook.com/DrivingMissNorma/.


You can learn more about Tim and Ramie's mission at their website, https://www.missnorma.com/.



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Have you ever wanted or possibly NEEDED to have a new source of income quickly? Did you have any idea how to achieve that? Our guest, Chris Guillebeau, can help! Chris is the New York Times bestselling author of "$100 Startup" and "The Happiness of Pursuit".  His latest book is called "Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days".  Chris also hosts the popular daily podcast, "Side Hustle School".


You can learn more about Chris on his website at https://chrisguillebeau.com/.




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A few months ago, Laura was driving by an airport in Florida and spotted a plane unlike anything she'd seen before. She was on the phone with her mom at the time (of course!) and told her about the plane, which had the words 'Flying Eye Hospital' written on the side. Like any good mother, Jan immediately Googled it. We decided this was something we had to learn more about! To help us do that, we welcome Dr. James Brandt to the program. Dr. Brandt is a professor of ophthalmology and vision science at UC Davis and has been on 20+ programs with Orbis and their Flying Eye Hospital.


You can learn more about Orbis and the Flying Eye Hospital at https://www.orbis.org/en/what-we-do/flying-eye-hospital.



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Have you ever found it tough to say, “I’m sorry”? Have you ever longed for someone to apologize to you? If so, you’ll want to hear what our guest, Dr. Harriet Lerner has to say about apologies and why they can be so important in our relationships.  Harriet is a well-known psychologist -- one of the nation's most loved and respected relationship experts -- and the author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Dance of Anger".  Her latest book is called “Why Won’t You Apologize?...healing big betrayals and everyday hurts”.


You can learn about Harriet by checking out her website at https://www.harrietlerner.com/.



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There’s a lot that nobody told us about cars and we aim to fix that on this segment by talking with car enthusiasts Paul Schmucker and Todd Deeken who make it their business to help people decide what car is the right one for them. Paul and Todd co-host a show on the Velocity Channel, produce YouTube films and feature-length films, and host the Everyday Driver Car Debate podcast on iTunes.  Their website is http://www.everydaydriver.com.



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Jim DeFelice has always been fascinated by heroes. He's s the co-author of bestsellers like "American Sniper", "American Wife", and "Code Name: Johnny Walker". His latest book is called "West Like Lightning: The brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express". In this interview, he talks about some of the great legends of American Western history who were associated with the Pony Express.


You can check out his website at http://www.jimdefelice.com/home.html.



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In 2002, when she was just fourteen years old, Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at knifepoint by a pedofile from her home in Utah.  She endured nine months of being shackled, raped, starved, and threatened by her kidnappers, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, before she was rescued and reunited with her family.

Her new book, "Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up", is an inspiring read and is available through booksellers everywhere.

You can read more about Elizabeth at http://www.elizabethsmart.com.



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A lot of people see themselves as introverts.  They stay silent in meetings, eat lunch alone, never brag about themselves, speak softly, and wait to be approached in social situations.  Our guest, business communications coach Nancy Ancowitz, describes herself as an introvert and specializes in helping introverts excel in an extroverts world.  Nancy is the author of the book, "Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead".


You can check out her website at https://www.nancyancowitz.com.


Her book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Self-Promotion-Introverts-Quiet-Guide-Getting/dp/007159129X.



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Just a few years ago, Daniel Chidiac was sitting in his bedroom with a blank notepad in front of him and a burning desire to share the lessons he'd learned about shaping your own destiny after hitting rock bottom. After thousands of hours of hard work, Daniel turned that blank notepad into an Amazon.com bestselling book called, "Who Says You Can't? YOU DO", which is all about helping you create the life of your dreams.


There's a reason more than half a million people follow his Instagram: his words of wisdom are life changing.  Check it out at https://www.instagram.com/whosaysyoucantyoudo.


You can buy his book at https://www.amazon.com/Who-Says-You-Cant-Do/dp/0987166506




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As a child, our guest, Carina Chocano, was confused by the mixed messages all around her about how to be a woman.  The messages told her who she could be and who she couldn't.  After spending five years as a movie critic, Carina came to understand how the stories our culture tells us about what it means to be a girl limit our lives and shape our destinies.  She's written about that in her new book, titled 'You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages'.


You can learn more about Carina by going to her website at https://www.carinachocano.com/about

And you can buy the book at https://www.amazon.com/You-Play-Girl-Stepford-Messages-ebook/dp/B01912P4NA



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Our guest for this episode is Jordan Harbinger, host of the appropriately named podcast 'Jordan Harbinger Show'. Forbes Magazine named him one of the fifty best relationship builders anywhere. His focus is on magnetism, charisma, and personal growth. He's a relationship coach whose goal is to teach people how to use better social skills to improve their business and personal relationships.



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What does it take to get a raise, a promotion, or a new job? If you're a woman, the answer to those questions are different than they are for men. So says our guest, Sally Helgesen, who has been called the world's premier expert on women's leadership by Forbes. Sally is the author of several books, the latest of which is called "How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, Or Job", co-written with Marshall Goldsmith.

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E. Scott Geller is a nationally recognized leader in the field of applied behavioral science. He is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He has written hundreds of articles and books addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life.

His TEDx talk, 'The psychology of self-motivation', has had nearly 6 million views and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxpKhIbr0E.

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It’s hard to know where to start with the introduction for Adam Leipzig, our guest on this episode. He has produced more than 30 films that have generated over $2 billion in revenue. Among his credits, “Dead Poets Society”, “March of the Penguins”, “A Plastic Ocean” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” Adam is on faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, where he teaches in the MBA and Executive Education programs, specializing in leadership skills. He also delivered one of the most popular TedX talks of all time, called “How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes” which has received
close to eleven and a half million views.

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Tanya Menon is an organizational researcher specializing in decision making, influence, culture, team, and networks. She is an associate professor at the Ohio State University's Fisher School of Business. Her research on decision making, influence, culture, teams, and networks has been cited in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Financial Times.

https://www.ted.com/talks/tanya_menon_the_secret_to_great_opportunities_the_person_you_haven_t_met_yet

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New York magazine’s “Science of Us” editor, Melissa Dahl, explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness in her first book, "Cringeworthy", and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable? In 2014, she co-founded NYMag.com’s popular social science site Science of Us. Her work has also appeared in Elle, Parents and TODAY.com.

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Female writers, producers, and directors have shaken
up the world of television in recent years, but this revolution in
television didn’t happen overnight. It occurred over decades
because of women who worked hard to change preconceived
ideas and outright exclusion in the television industry. Joining
us to talk about that is Joy Press, author of the new book,
"Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing
Television".

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Our guest is Jan's husband and Laura's father, Ronn Owens, who’s a legendary radio broadcaster with more than 42 years as a talk show host at KGO Radio in San Francisco. He also hosted shows in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Miami and Atlanta before coming to San Francisco. In November 2015, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago which the Atlanta Constitution newspaper called the greatest honor a radio professional can achieve. He received two Marconi Awards for being named Large Market Personality of the Year in 2003 and 2010. He is also a member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

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Let's face it..there are few things in life that hurt more than a broken heart. Dr. Guy Winch is the author of the new brook, 'How to Fix a Broken Heart', which aims to help people heal after a breakup or death of someone they love. He is licensed psychologist, author, and in-demand keynote speaker who is a leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into every aspect of our daily lives. His viral TED Talk, Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid, has been viewed over 5 million times and is rated among the top 5 most inspiring talks of all time on TED.com.

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Today, we’re looking at the
relationship between parents and their adult children, which may be difficult at times. For some insight into that, we turn to
an expert on the subject, social psychologist and author Jane
Adams. Jane’s books include, When Our Grown Kids Disappoint
Us and I’m Still Your Mother—how to get along with your
grown-up children for the rest of your life. Jane also writes the
“Between the Lines” blog on the PsychologyToday.com
website.

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What’s it like to be a bartender? How do you handle
people who’ve had too much to drink? Do people really tell
their troubles to bartenders and what do bartenders say in
response? Our guest, Jeff Burkhart, joins us to shed light on
that question. Jeff is a longtime bartender and newspaper
columnist, in addition to being the author of the book "Twenty
Years Behind Bars: The spirited adventures of a real bartender".

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You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about
your credit score until you need to apply for a loan or open up
a line of credit. And then, you may be surprised! Perhaps your
credit score is great…or perhaps it’s lower…maybe even a lot
lower…than you thought it would be! And you may find
yourself thinking, Nobody Told Me! about credit…ever!
Our guest is here to change that. He’s Anthony Davenport and
he has a wealth of knowledge about credit scores and how you
can fix yours. Anthony is the CEO of Regal Credit Management
and the author of the book, “Your Score: An Insider’s Secrets to
Understanding, Controlling and Protecting Your Credit Score”.

You can buy his book at: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Score-Understanding-Controlling-Protecting/dp/1328695271

Read his articles at: http://observer.com/author/anthony-davenport/

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Every day, more than 115 Americans die everyday after overdosing on opiods -- an addiction that has become a national crisis. Our guest, Dr. Faye Jamali, knows firsthand about that crisis. She was working as a respected anesthesiologist in San Francisco when she found herself battling an addiction to opiod painkillers. She's been drug free for nine years and is now sharing her story in the hope of helping others.

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Over 18 million Americans are shopaholics. They suffer from a
disorder that makes them buy things compulsively. This can
cause all kinds of problems in their lives, but there is help for
shopaholics and joining us on the line right now is someone
who knows all about that. She is Dr. April Lane Benson, a
nationally known psychologist who specializes in the
treatment of compulsive buying disorder. Dr. Benson is the
author of “To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How
to Stop” along with “I Shop Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying
and the Search for Self”.

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Not too many of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Jason Shen, co-founder of Headlight, is at the forefront of new thinking on why employers should look for ability over credentials and how job seekers can make themselves more attractive to potential bosses. He also writes the popular blog, 'The Art of Asskicking: Developing the Competitive Advantage'.

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Tracy Packiam Alloway is an award-winning psychologist, author, TEDx speaker, and TV contributer who has spent her career studying working memory. Her research on the topic has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Forbes and Newsweek, as well as in countless journal articles. She's a blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post and is currently an associate professor at the University of North Florida.

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Diane Barth is a psychotherapist and the author of 'I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives'. She writes the blog, 'Off the Couch' for Psychology Today. In addition, her articles have been published in the Clinical Social Work Journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and other professional journals

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Mark Henick is a mental health advocate and speaker whose TED talk, 'Why we choose suicide' has had more than 4.6 million views. He has direct experience with the mental health field, having been a 'frequent flyer' in psychiatric hospitals after multiple suicide attempts.

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Diane Barth is a psychotherapist and the author of 'I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives'. She writes the blog, 'Off the Couch' for Psychology Today. In addition, her articles have been published in the Clinical Social Work Journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and other professional journals

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Zak Dychtwal is the 27-year-old author of the new book YOUNG CHINA: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World.
In the book Zak examines the future of China through the lens of the Jiu Ling Hou – the generation born after 1990. Through his writing, speaking, and consulting, Zak’s overarching goal is to enrich and advance the way the world understands China. He has recently relocated to New York City where he is the Founding CEO of the Young China Global Group - think tank and consultancy.

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Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, an international bestselling book that is being translated into more than 25 languages, as well as 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. Her TED talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong", has had more than 6 million views. She's a columnist for Inc, Forbes, and Psychology Today.

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Bosco Anthony is the founder of Tribe 1, a top digital marketing agency that helps companies tell their story and come up with social media strategies. He's also a blogger and a wildly popular speaker, who has touched a chord with audiences at engagements like TEDx and Social Media Week. But behind all of the success, Bosco is an immigrant from East Africa with an incredible story.

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Lilia Tarawa is an extraordinary woman who has lived a remarkable life. Born into the secretive cult, the Gloriavale Christian Community in New Zealand, she fled with her family when she was 18 years old. Since then, she's made it her life's mission to help others break free and see what's possible. She's the author of "Daughter of Gloriavale: My Life In A Religious Cult" Her TED talk, "I get up in a cult. It was heaven -- and hell" - clearly struck a chord with people - 2.3 million views.

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Stephanie Culp is publically recognized in the field of organizing and time management as an expert by the press across all venues for many years. She is the author of multiple feature articles for national magazines, such as Family Circle, Working Women, Working Mother, and Milwaukee Magazine on topics including organization and time management.

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Dr. Lauren Howe is a social psychologist from Stanford University.

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Lisa Elzey joined Ancestry.com in 2012 as a family historian and has shared family history tips and demonstrations at various conferences such as IAGJS, AARP, and RootsTech. At Ancestry.com she works to find interesting stories within the family trees of historical figures, current celebrities, and everyday people. As part of the team that leads the research for the television show Who Do You Think You Are? Lisa firmly believes there is a story in every tree waiting to be discovered.

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is an inspiration like no other. In 1996, this Harvard-trained and published brain scientist suffered a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain while getting ready for work. The damage was extensive -- she couldn't walk, talk, read, write, or remember her life. It took her eight years to fully recover. Since then, she has given one of the most popular TED talks of all time -- 21 million views, has been interviewed by Oprah, was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, and wrote the best-selling memoir "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey".

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Tim Pychyl is the one of the world's leading experts in procrastination. He is the author of The Procrastination Puzzle and a contributor to publications like Fortune, Psychology Today, and the Washington Post. He is Director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education and a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University. He also hosts the popular podcast, iProcrastinate.

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Like so many of us, Russell Hannon, wanted to travel, but felt that it was unaffordable. Now, he uses lean principles to travel at a fraction of the going rates. He is the author of " Stop Dreaming Start Traveling: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling More and Spending Less". He's appeared as ultra-economical travel expert on FOX, CBS, CNBC, and on many nationally broadcasted shows.

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Bob Sutton is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt". He is also the Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University.

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Bryan C. Taylor has experienced the highest high and lowest low that any man can experience: finding the love of his life, Kailen, and losing her much to soon: to cancer at the age of 25. Since her death, he has written a popular blog, "Confessions of a Widower" about grief, and has just published his first book, "Even If You Don't: a love story", about the lessons that his late wife taught him. It's debuted to rave reviews on Amazon and is ranked #1 in the love and loss category.

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Dr. Kathy Hull is a true hero. She is the founder of the George Mark Children's House (http://georgemark.org), the first freestanding children's palliative care facility to open in the United States. The subject of death is taboo, especially with children, but as Dr. Hull says, "children don't stop dying just because we the adults can't comprehend the injustice of losing them".

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Mitch Prinstein is the UNC director of clinical psychology and the author of Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World. He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, and many others.

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Susan J. Elliot is a sought-after dating commentator, relationship coach, author, blogger and lawyer. She is the author of the book, Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss Into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You.

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Why does someone decide to join a terrorist group, a gang or a cult? Joining us on this episode is someone who knows the answer to that question. She joined a religious cult at the age of 17, left the cult and became a deprogrammer, helping families free their loved ones from similar religious cults. Our guest is former Moonie Diane Benscoter who is the author of the book, “Shoes of a Servant—My Unconditional Devotion to a Lie.” Diane is also the founder of “Own Your Brain”…a project to expose how, when, where and why we can be manipulated.

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We first learned about Curtis Carroll (aka "Wall Street") after watching his TED talk, which has gathered more than 2.4 million views since April. Known by the media as the "Oracle of San Quentin", Wall Street is known for his stock picking abilities, but he had to overcome a number of challenges to earn that title. Carroll grew up in Oakland and was convicted of murder/robbery 20 years ago. Sentenced to 54 years to life behind bars, he decided that rather than becoming a victim of the prison system, he wanted to do something impactful with his life. The stock market grabbed his attention, but he was illiterate. He educated himself, teaching himself to read and switching his role models from drug dealers to financial gurus like Warren Buffett. He now sees his life as an opportunity to teach financial literacy the masses, attributing crime, or the motive behind it, directly to the disconnect between financial security and most people.

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Mike Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 and was a part of the first group of space shuttle astronauts. He completed three space missions before retiring from NASA in 1990. Since then, he has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and has won many awards. He has written multiple books, most recently “Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut”.

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David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. He is the author of the bestselling book 'Getting Things Done', which TIME magazine calls “the defining self-help business book of its time". He also also given TED talks that have gathered more than a million views.

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Deborah Tannen has spent her career studying the language of everyday conversation. She is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and the author of many books, the latest of which is called, "You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships".

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Tiffany Aliche, more commonly known as ‘The Budgetnista’, is the number one best selling author of ‘The One Week Budget’. She’s been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS MoneyWatch and has written for Time, Forbes, the Huffington Post, and many others. She’s also the founder of the Live Richer Movement, a virtual boot camp of 500,000 women from more than 100 countries.

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Evan Goldstein, MS, is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. He is the author of "Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence" and the critically acclaimed books "Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food" and 'Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs". He served two terms as chairman of the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, served as an adviser to the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, acted on the Board of Directors of Women Chefs’ and Restaurateurs, and received finalist nominations four times for the James Beard “Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional” award.

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John Kralik is the author of "365 Thank Yous, the Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life", a book that tells the story of how when Kralik wrote 365 thank-you notes to people he encountered in his everyday life over the course of a year. He practiced law for 30 years, and was a partner in the law firms of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Miller Tokuyama Kralik & Sur, and Kralik & Jacobs. In 2009, he was appointed a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

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Dr. Jack Schafer is a retired FBI special agent who specialized in behavior analysis and trying to get people to confess to their crimes. In his book, The Like Switch, he shares his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you so that you can turn strangers into friends in any aspect of your life, whether that be in a job interview or on a first date.

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Sergeant Kevin Briggs is a retired California Highway Patrol officer who spent many years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. While on patrol, he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread – individuals who had lost hope and could see no way out of their current situation - ready to jump off the bridge to what they assumed was a sudden death and ending of their pain and hopelessness. His TED talk entitled, "The bridge between life and death", has had more than two and a half million views. He is the author of "Guardian of the Gate".

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Sherri Franklin is the founder and executive director of Muttville, a San Francisco-based senior dog rescue-and-foster shelter. In 2010, Sherri received the Jefferson Award for Public Service, which recognizes those who “inspire others to service.” In 2016, CNN named Sherri a CNN Hero. To learn more about Muttville and its amazing adoption, volunteer, and other programs, go to http://www.muttville.org.

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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

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Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world. He is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc. Author of numerous books including Not Everyone Gets a Trophy (Revised & Updated, 2016). He has written for the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, and many others.

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Marty Nemko is a longtime career coach. He’s here to help if you’re deciding what to study in college,how to land that first job after college, how to change careers in the, middle of your life, and anything else related to jobs and careers.

The new 3rd edition of 'The Best of Marty Nemko' is now available on Amazon. It's in both print and Kindle formats. It consists of the best 86 of his 3,400 nationally published articles on career, relationships, money, men's issues, even the meaning of life, plus ideas for reinventing societal institutions: from education to health care to taxation. You can buy it at www.amazon.com/Best-Marty-Nemko-articles-difference/dp/1519254318.

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Brian Tschida is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Barry's Bootcamp. He received his BS in Exercise Physiology from Cal State Chico. An avid soccer player and snowboarder growing up, he believes the most important thing you can do for yourself is be healthy…both physically and mentally.

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Ben Zorn is a fitness expert from San Jose. He is the founder of Zorn Fitness - health, nutrition, how to work out, and you may recognize him from the Bachelorette season 11, Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season.

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What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out on your journey?

"Nobody Told Me!" is a two-generational podcast with legendary broadcaster, Jan Black, and her millennial daughter, Laura Owens, where we answer those questions. We interview inspiring, successful people from all walks of life and focus on how they got through the tough times.

Raw. Real. Motivating.

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Jan & Laura discuss the impact of change on your life at any age.

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