Whether you’re sitting through a long commute home or want to be inspired during your daily workout, add a little joy to your life with these intriguing podcasts.
Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
10% Happier with Dan Harris
Justin Malik’s podcast is similar to an audiobook in that he narrates blogs (with permission) on productivity, personal development and much more. Topics include how to triple your productivity, how to get out of a rut, why you should have an emergency fund and how to go from successful to very successful (and why most people can’t do it).
Bestselling author of The Happiness Project , Gretchen Rubin provides practical advice on finding joy and developing good habits. She hosts the podcast together with her sister, TV writer and producer Elizabeth Craft. Past topics include why what we think is weakness is a strength (and vice versa), why you should keep a running list of your favourite things, the benefits of voice texts and the importance of dealing with negativity immediately.
After having a panic attack live on Good Morning America in 2004, news anchor Dan Harris learned about the positive impact of meditation. He decided to write the book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story. Dan later created the podcast 10% Happier.
His interviewees range from celebrities to authors to businesspeople including Brené Brown, the Dalai Lama and Bellamy Young. Previous topics include being mindful of race, the science behind gratitude and whether meditation will improve politics.
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