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On Purpose with Jay Shetty

My name is Jay Shetty, and my purpose is to make wisdom go viral. I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world, and on my podcast, I’m sharing those conversation with you. New episodes Mondays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today ON PURPOSE.

Dr. Rahul Jandial: What Your Nightmares Are Trying to Tell You & How to Know Which Dreams You Need to Pay Attention to

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  • 3 days ago
  • 01:54:48

Do you often remember your dreams?   What was the last dream you can remember?   Today, let's welcome Dr. Rahul Jandial. Rahul is a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist based at City of Hope in Los Angeles. He leads the Jandial Lab, which explores the intersection of neurobiology and cancer. Beyond his research, Dr. Jandial is dedicated to global health, performing pediatric neurosurgery in charity hospitals across South America and Eastern Europe. He is also the author of the book "This Is Why You Dream," which delves into the science and significance of dreaming.   Jay and Rahul explore the significance of dreams and their impact on our lives, and that the brain is highly active during sleep, generating as much electricity as when awake. This activity suggests that dreaming is not a passive process but an essential function for the brain, helping it process and rehearse experiences, emotions, and creativity.   There are common themes in dreams, such as nightmares, erotic dreams, and motifs like falling or being chased. Rahul highlights that these themes are linked to the brain's imaginative and emotional networks, which are more active during dreaming. Nightmares, for instance, play a crucial role in developing a sense of self and other in children, while in adults, they can indicate unresolved emotional issues or trauma. He also discusses the concept of lucid dreaming, where one becomes aware of dreaming and can exert some control over the dream narrative.    In this interview, you'll learn: How to enhance dream recall How to induce lucid dreaming How to utilize dreams for creative problem solving How to reduce nightmare in children How to cultivate positive morning thoughts  How to improve sleep quality for better dreams   Embrace the power of your dreams to boost creativity and emotional well-being. Take the first step tonight for a healthier, more vibrant tomorrow!   With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty   What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:05 Does Everyone Dream? 05:01 Why Do We Dream? 09:01 Dreams in a Scientific Perspective 13:30 Making Sense of a Dream 19:05 Sleep Entry 23:20 Erotic Dreams 29:02 Dreams Should Not be Neglected 32:09 Are We Meaning Makers? 37:02 Recurrent Dreams 38:36 Unwanted Recurrent Dream 42:11 Thoughts, Emotions, and Activities in the Brain Level 48:48 How Do You Explain Nightmares? 54:01 Task On 56:52 Sleep Exit 01:01:39 Cross Section of AI and Dreams 01:04:08 Can Dreams Predict the Future? 01:08:02 Mental Workspace in Uncertainty 01:12:58 Flashbacks vs PTSD 01:17:33 Lucid Dreaming 01:23:33 Can You Practice Lucid Dreaming? 01:25:15 The Right Approach to Understanding Dreams 01:47 The Dreaming Brain 01:33:34 When to Take a Nap 01:35:29 The Feeling of Falling While Asleep 01:37:35 Rahul on Final Five   Episode Resources: Dr. Rahul Jandial | Instagram Dr. Rahul Jandial | Facebook This Is Why You Dream: What Your Sleeping Brain Reveals About Your Waking Life See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why There’s No Such thing As the Right Person at the Wrong Time & Why Your Ex Was Never The One

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  • 6 days ago
  • 31:01

Do you believe in "right person, wrong time"? Do you have realistic expectations about dating? Today, Jay will discuss the popular notion of the "right person at the wrong time." He explains that this idea often stems from nostalgia, which can distort our memories by emphasizing the positive aspects of past experiences and minimizing the negatives. This romanticized view of the past can prevent us from addressing present realities and hinder our ability to form healthy relationships. Jay also talks about the various factors that influence relationships, such as a person's relationship status, goals, and healing journey. He argues that a person's current circumstances, such as being newly single or single for a long time, significantly shape who they are and their readiness for a relationship. Furthermore, in a healthy relationship, partners should respect and support each other's goals rather than expecting complete alignment. He also highlights the importance of patience and mutual support in the ongoing process of healing from past traumas. In this episode, you'll learn: How to align goals in a relationship How to manage expectations How to build a healthy relationship How to embrace new possibilities By letting go of romanticized notions of the past and embracing the present, we open ourselves to genuine connections. Be open, curious, and positive about dating, we can find meaningful and fulfilling relationships. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:00 Right Person, Wrong Time 03:37 Nostalgia Overshadows the Negative Experiences 11:15 Relationship Status 13:34 Goals 15:50 Trauma 18:26 Potential 20:24 StandardsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Melinda Gates: Why Your Perfectionism Has Been Draining You & 7 Reasons You Should Spend Time Alone in Silence Today

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  • 10 days ago
  • 01:26:31

Are you a perfectionist?  Do you ever spend time alone in silence?  Today, Jay sits down with Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures to talk about her journey from studying computer science at Duke University to working at Microsoft, and eventually transitioning into philanthropy. Melinda highlights the importance of goal setting and quiet reflection, practices instilled in her from a young age; the challenges women and people of color face in achieving equality, emphasizing the need for more inclusive policies and support systems; and the importance of diverse representation in leadership and decision-making roles. Melinda shared insights into her parenting approach, emphasizing the importance of instilling values of kindness, responsibility, and giving back to society. She also shared her journey of grappling with the decision to publicly support contraceptive access, which conflicted with her Catholic faith. This decision involved deep reflection, discussions with family and friends, and a significant amount of time spent questioning and reconciling her beliefs.  Later in the conversation, Melinda highlighted several key lessons she learned later in life, such as the realization that the world is not equally accessible to everyone, particularly women and people of color. This understanding fueled her advocacy for creating more inclusive environments and breaking down barriers that prevent these groups from reaching their full potential​.  In this interview, you'll learn: How to embrace change positively How to spend time alone  How to set and achieve goals How to overcome imposter syndrome How to teach children the value of service How to build a culture of giving How to foster kindness and gratitude Take a moment to reflect, give yourself grace, and celebrate your authentic self. Let’s grow together, one imperfect step at a time. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 02:58 Takeaways From Dealing with Change 04:26 Positive Mindset on Change 06:54 Where Did Your Dream Start? 10:18 Spending Time in Silence 12:11 Cultivate Relationships with Trusted People 14:12 Lessons Learned as a Parent 16:05 Not Everyone is Given the Same Opportunity 18:20 Equality for All in the Community 20:24 The Demand of Contraceptives Worldwide 24:41 The Imposter Syndrome 27:20 The Beauty in the Imperfections 30:01 Spiritual Group of Different Religions 33:36 Wisdom from Different Age Group 34:59 Addiction to Perfection 37:05 Stop Judging Yourself and Others 40:56 Equating Grace to Guilt 42:53 Finding Grace After Divorce 46:48 Be Kind to Yourself While Processing Pain 48:36 You Will Find Happiness Again 51:13 Empowering Women and People of Color 54:12 Breaking Down Biased Excuses 59:29 Kindness, Talent, and Luck 01:00:54 Children of Famous Parents 01:04:24 Creating a Culture of Giving 01:12:45 Melinda on Final Five   Episode Resources: Melinda French Gates | Instagram Melinda French Gates | Facebook Melinda French Gates | TikTok Melinda French Gates | LinkedIn Melinda French Gates | X Melinda French Gates | YouTube The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why You are Wasting Your Time with Cardio & 6 Small Changes to Make For Weight Loss (The Secret Behind Kim Kardashian’s Workout) with Senada Greca

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  • 13 days ago
  • 01:07:01

Have you been wanting to lose weight?  Do you want to transform your body with your workouts? Senada Greca is widely known as Kim Kardashian’s Personal Trainer as well as a renowned fitness and wellness expert. Senada shares her transformative journey from struggling with depression and anxiety to becoming a thought leader in fitness. She is the founder of We Rise, a female empowerment platform focused on health, wellness, and personal development, and Zen toa, a women's athletic apparel brand. Senada has trained high-profile clients such as Miranda Kerr, Bebe Rexha, and Kim Kardashian. Senada's turning point came when she discovered the mental health benefits of strength training, shifting her focus from aesthetics to holistic well-being. Emphasizing the importance of building consistent fitness habits, she advocates starting small and integrating workouts into daily routines. Senada underscores the myriad benefits of strength training, particularly its role in enhancing bone density, muscle mass, and longevity, and preventing injuries, especially as one ages. Together with Jay, Senada advises against relying on motivation alone and suggests finding ways to incorporate physical activity into busy schedules. Senada gives tips on the importance of a holistic approach to health, combining physical fitness with mental and emotional well-being practices like meditation, gratitude, and visualization. She also gives easy habits to implement in your daily nutrition.  In this interview, you'll learn: How to start a fitness routine How to optimize your nutrition How to use strength training for longevity How to stay active every day Remember, motivation isn't just about feeling pumped up every day; it's about building habits that become second nature.  With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 02:59 Do You Have a Fitness Goal? 06:06 What Can You Do in 5 Minutes? 09:29 Were You Always Fit? 12:01 The Dangers of Depleting Your Body 13:25 What Workout Works for You 15:03 How Strength Training Affect Longevity 18:20 What Most People Struggle With 23:50 The Right Reward System to Being Fit 25:14 Biggest Misconceptions About Strength Training 26:50 What Should You Eat Before Workout? 28:32 Genetics 30:12 Low Body Fat Percentage 31:13 Cardio 34:05 Practicing for a Marathon 35:17 Nutrition Plan 38:04 Muscle Loss 41:28 Anxiety and Depression 43:40 Do You Workout Everyday? 45:21 Working with Kim 47:13 Are You Serious About Working? 49:43 Managing Nutrition vs. Workout 50:51 Workout without a Trainer 52:26 The Power of the Mind 55:45 Senada on Final Five Episode Resources: Senada Greca | YouTube Senada Greca | Instagram Senada Greca | Facebook Senada Greca | TikTok WeRise See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rob Dial: How to Break the Cycle of Procrastination & 3 Ways to Change Your Repeated Thoughts

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  • 17 days ago
  • 01:25:17

Why do we always put things off until the last minute? How can we stop the habit of procrastinating? Today, let's welcome Rob Dial, host of the Mindset Mentor Podcast and author of "Level Up." Jay and Rob reminisce about their seven-year friendship, sharing how their mutual interests in mindset and Eastern spirituality brought them together.  The conversation delves into the role of fear in holding people back, with Rob distinguishing between primal fears (like pain and death) and intellectual fears (like failure and rejection). He offers strategies to overcome these fears by focusing on positive outcomes instead of negative possibilities. They also explore the topic of procrastination, with Rob emphasizing the importance of having a strong "why" to drive motivation and action.  Rob reflects on his spiritual journey and how silence and introspection have helped him find peace and purpose. He also shares the key lesson he has learned: what we seek externally is often something we need to find within ourselves. In this interview, you'll learn: How to overcome fear How to connect with your 'WHY' How to overcome procrastination How to change negative thought patterns How to accept and love all part of yourself Let's continue to seek deeper understanding and connection with themselves, emphasizing the value of inner peace and presence. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:53 Starting a Podcast 04:04 Why Do We Struggle to Focus? 09:17 Dealing with Intellectual Fear 14:44 What’s Your Most Repeated Thought? 18:20 What is Your WHY? 24:49 Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown 30:32 Going for the Things You Aspire 35:39 There Are Different Forms of Addiction 41:53 Our Truth is Always within Us 46:50 Take a Pause to Reconnect with Yourself 50:22 The Duality of What We Value 55:44 How Do You Pick Yourself Up? 59:40 What Life Lesson That Changed You? 01:04:41 Lesson Learned the Hard Way 01:07:48 Rob on Final Five Episode Resources: Rob Dial | Website Rob Dial | Instagram Rob Dial | Facebook Rob Dial | TikTok Rob Dial | LinkedIn The Mindset Mentor Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why Love Is Not Enough & 5 Things to Focus On More in Dating & Relationships

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  • 20 days ago
  • 28:52

Do you and your partner share values? How do you support each other emotionally? Today, Jay taps into the  idea that love alone is not sufficient to sustain a healthy relationship. While love is important, other elements such as shared values, emotional maturity, consistent patterns of behavior, and trust are crucial for long-lasting partnerships. Societal norms often romanticize love, leading people to overlook these essential factors. Jay discusses the significance of understanding and respecting each other's values, as well as recognizing and addressing patterns of behavior. Emotional maturity, which involves managing and expressing emotions healthily, is highlighted as a key component of a stable relationship. Support and partnership are deemed more critical than love alone. In this episode, you'll learn: How to communicate your value to your partner How to develop emotional maturity How to support your partner's emotional growth How to build trust in your relationship Remember, love is important, but building a relationship on trust, values, and emotional maturity is key. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:07 Do They Love Me? 04:42 #1: Love Makes Us Forget the Importance of Values 08:56 #2: Love Makes You Forget Patterns of Behaviour 16:09 #3: Love Makes You Forget How They Treat You 19:29 #4: Love Versus Support 21:46 #5: You Forget the Importance of TrustSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jonathan Haidt: Why Social Media Has Caused a Collapse in Mental Health & #1 Way to Solve Your Anxiety

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  • 24 days ago
  • 01:34:35

How are smartphones linked to anxiety? What mental health issues are linked to excessive social media use? Today, let's welcome Jonathan Haidt is a renowned social psychologist, professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a widely published author. He is known for his research on morality, culture, and the psychology of happiness. Jonathan's influential books include "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" and "The Coddling of the American Mind." His latest work, "The Anxious Generation," examines the profound impact of social media on young people's mental health. Jonathan highlights the unprecedented global collapse of mental health among youth, describing it as more significant than the COVID-19 pandemic, with girls being particularly affected by anxiety and depression, and boys showing significant social development issues. The conversation also addresses the academic debate regarding the root causes of this mental health crisis, with Jonathan presenting compelling data and experimental evidence to support his view that social media is a primary driver. He offers actionable solutions, including delaying smartphone and social media use until later ages, implementing phone-free school policies, increasing outdoor play, and advocating for collective action by parents and communities.  In this interview, you'll learn: How to create a healthier digital environment for kids How to implement age-appropriate tech usage How to encourage outdoor play and physical activities How to talk to children about the risks of social media How to foster resilience and emotional strength in kids How to create a supportive community for parents Together, let's take a comprehensive look into the mental health crisis the youth is facing today and take note of the practical strategies for creating a healthier environment that supports their well-being. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:55 Global Synchronized Collapse of Mental Health 08:12 Social Media is for Adults to Network 10:20 The Science Behind Anxiety 14:51 Variation of Emotions is Necessary for Kids 17:45 Play Helps Kids Learn 19:12 How to Make Playtime More Effective? 22:59 The Effects of Technology on Different Genders 29:24 Going Through Puberty on Social Media 32:08 How Parenting Has Changed with Technology 34:27 Efforts to Regulate Smartphones Use for Children 44:21 Women Are Always Judged for Their Looks 49:26 Verified Social Media Account 56:58 Why Tap Into Our Spirituality 01:03:56 What is Happening to Us? 01:11:31 The Greatest Distraction of Human Value 01:16:23 Jonathan on Final Five Episode Resources: Jonathan Haidt | Website Jonathan Haidt | Instagram Jonathan Haidt | Facebook Jonathan Haidt | X Jonathan Haidt | YouTube Jonathan Haidt | LinkedIn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Charles Leclerc: 6 Ways to Mentally Reset After Challenges in Life & How to Change Your Mindset on Learning From Mistakes

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 01:15:15

How can changing your mindset help you learn from mistakes? And what are the benefits of viewing challenges as learning opportunities? Today, let's welcome Charles Leclerc. Charles is Formula One racing driver who competes for Scuderia Ferrari in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Charles gained attention for his impressive performances in junior categories, winning titles in series such as GP3 Series and FIA Formula 2 Championship. He made his Formula One debut with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in 2018 before joining Ferrari as their lead driver in 2019. Charles offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a professional race car driver. He narrates through the twists and turns of the race track, uncovering the passion, dedication, and relentless drive that propel them forward. And the secrets behind preparing and training for the race, with sleep emerging as the ultimate priority for peak performance. Jay and Charles talk about the invaluable lessons learned from mistakes, emphasizing the importance of humility, gratitude, and resilience in the face of challenges. We gain insights into the profound impact of family, mentors, and teammates, and the pivotal role they play in navigating the highs and lows of the racing journey. From confronting fears to embracing growth, from channeling grief into fuel for success to staying grounded amidst soaring achievements, this conversation offers a masterclass in determination and perseverance.  In this interview, you'll learn: How to never lose focus How to become number one The importance of family time The strength of an efficient team How to practice teamwork Together, let's hear the untold stories and hidden truths behind the glitz and glamor of the race track. Tune in and prepare to be inspired by the unstoppable spirit of a true racing champion.  With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 02:12 Get to Know the Person Behind the Wheels 03:09 If You Weren’t a Race Car Driver, What Would You Have Been? 04:28 When Was the First Time You’ve Driven a Car? 06:23 How Do You Prepare and Train for a Race 09:21 Sleep is the Number One Priority 13:40 How You React to Mistakes is Super Important 14:47 Losing Focus Will Cost You a Lot 17:34 Gratitude for the Team You Work with 19:08 What Scares You Off Track? 20:25 Channeling Grief into Growth 22:19 “What Would My Father Want Me to Do?” 23:19 Keep Important People Close Especially in Difficult Moments 25:03 Always Stay Humble and Grateful 26:08 In the Midst of Success, How Do You Stay Humble? 28:23 What Criticism Hurts the Most? 31:39 Car Racing Remains a Dangerous Sport 32:55 Speed Isn’t the Only Important Part of F1 Racing 34:19 Training is Different for F1 Drivers 37:09 Have You Seen the Movie “The Rush”? 39:07 Different Driving Experiences 40:15 I Love Playing the Piano 42:52 How Much Time Do You Spend with Family? 44:47 The Incredible Racing Track of Ayrton Senna 46:10 The Pros and Cons of an F1 Simulator 48:19 On Lying About Signing the F1 Contract 51:37 Is Driving a Lonely Sport? 53:40 How Important Is It to Win the Championship? 55:02 What Would You Say to Your Future Self? 56:51 How Often Do You Work with Younger Drivers? 58:56 “I Love What I Do But I Want to Be the Best.” 01:00:27 Charles on Final Five  Episode Resources: Charles Leclerc | Website Charles Leclerc | Instagram Charles Leclerc | Twitter Charles Leclerc | Facebook Charles Leclerc | YouTube Charles Leclerc | TikTok See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6 Small Changes You Can Make Immediately To Have a Big Impact On Your Mental Wellbeing

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 31:40

Are you struggling with finding someone to talk to? What can you do during a mental health crisis? Today, Jay offers a wealth of practical advice aimed at enhancing mental health through simple, actionable changes. Drawing on his partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Jay emphasizes the importance of recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month and the critical need for accessible mental health support. Jay provides a blend of personal anecdotes, research-backed insights, and practical advice, making it a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their mental well-being. He wraps up the episode with a heartfelt message of support, reminding listeners that he is always in their corner, rooting for their success and happiness. In this episode, you'll learn: How small changes create big impact How to improve at something you like to do How to take care of your mental health The simple practices to change your routine If you or someone you know is struggling, remember that there is help available. Let's work together to promote mental health awareness and support each other in our journey towards better mental well-being. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:20 #1: Practice A Good Evening Routine 09:24 #2: Plan Something For Yourself And Someone Else 14:31 #3: Get Better At The Things You’re Good At 17:13 #4: Coloring Books Helps Your Mind Relax 20:13 #5: Spending Time Outdoors Helps Reduce Stress 22:05 #6: Sugary Foods Weakens the Body’s Response to StressSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Johann Hari: Uncovering if Ozempic is a Miracle Drug or Health Hazard & 3 Things They Do Not Want To Tell About Ozempic

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 01:58:49

What motivates your weight loss journey? How do you stay motivated when progress is slow? Today, Jay welcomes Johan Hari. Johan is an acclaimed writer and journalist known for his deep investigative work on topics ranging from addiction to depression. He is the author of best-selling books like "Chasing the Scream" and "Lost Connections," which explore the root causes of addiction and depression, respectively. His latest book, "The Magic Pill," investigates the new generation of weight loss drugs and their impact on individuals and society.  Johan shares the story of how he first learned about these drugs at a Hollywood party and his subsequent journey to understand their true effects. This journey took him across the globe, interviewing leading experts and individuals who have experienced the drugs’ effects firsthand. He candidly shares his own experiences with Ozempic, including the unexpected emotional challenges he faced as his long-standing relationship with food was disrupted. The conversation also explores the broader societal implications of widespread use of weight loss drugs. Johan and Jay discuss the potential for these drugs to change cultural attitudes towards body image and obesity, for better or worse. They consider the economic ramifications, such as the declining market for fast food and medical procedures related to obesity, and what this might mean for the future of public health.   In this interview, you'll learn: How to evaluate benefits versus risks How to navigate social stigmas How to deal with obesity How weight loss drugs could shape future societal norms The psychological reasons behind overeating This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the complexities of modern weight loss solutions, offering a balanced view that considers both the remarkable benefits and the significant risks. This interview took place at Soho Home at Soho Works 55 Water.  With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:30 Is the British Accent Authoritative? 04:16 Biggest Misconceptions About Ozempic 08:20 Three Ways to Treat the Magic Pill 11:35 How Obesity Became a Health Crisis 19:42 ‘I Don’t Feel Hungry’ 28:17 The Benefits and Risks of Weight Loss Drugs 34:36 Shame and Cruelty Against Obesity 47:09 Advocating for Body Positivity 54:14 Is the Fast Food Industry Shrinking? 57:26 Big Risks When Taking Ozempic 01:06:34 Varying Clinical Results 01:14:18 The Most Horrific Side Effect Recorded 01:16:11 Is Ozempic Safe for Kids? 01:19:22 Oprah’s Ozempic Challenge 01:22:50 Is It Cheating? 01:26:41 Investing in Weight Loss Drugs Research 01:27:30 How Japan Is Able to Control Obesity 01:37:01 The Cultural Models We Can Learn from Japan 01:40:23 Better Eating Habits is Still Necessary 01:42:52 Johan in Final Five   Episode Resources: Johann Hari | Website Johann Hari | TikTok Johann Hari | Instagram Johann Hari | Facebook Johann Hari | YouTube Johann Hari | Twitter Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to Know if You've Been Lying to Yourself & Learn to Get Comfortable Being Honest With Yourself and Others with Charlamange Tha God

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  • 2 months ago
  • 01:29:52

Why is it challenging to acknowledge when you're lying to yourself? How can one maintain a habit of honesty in daily life? Today, let's welcome The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne tha God. He is a prominent media personality and New York Times bestselling author, best known for his candid approach to celebrity interviews and his advocacy for mental health. His latest book, "Get Honest or Die Lying," challenges readers to forego the superficial and engage in meaningful, transformative dialogue. Charlamagne shares his insights on the societal detriments of small talk and why  superficial conversations are not only a waste of time but also a significant barrier to meaningful human connection and understanding. He argues that the small, meaningless exchanges that fill our daily interactions should be replaced with deeper, more substantial dialogues that challenge, enlighten, and engage us on multiple levels. With Jay, Charlamagne explores the psychological and social impacts of engaging in—or avoiding—small talk. He illustrates his points with personal anecdotes and experiences, including his own struggles and breakthroughs in striving for more genuine interactions in both his personal life and professional endeavors. He stresses the importance of being present in conversations, listening actively, and expressing one’s true thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. In this interview, you'll learn: How to initiate deeper discussions How to be honest in conversations How to set personal boundaries How to reflect on personal growth How to encourage others to engage This episode not only challenges listeners to evaluate the quality of their own conversations but also inspires them to make every word count in the quest for deeper understanding and genuine relationships. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty You can pre-order Charlamagne’s latest book, Get Honest or Die Lying here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/p/get-honest-or-die-lying-preorder This interview was held at Soho Home at Soho Works 55 Water. What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:01 Why Small Talk Doesn’ Work 05:15 Be Honest About Your Feelings 08:00 How Do You Stop Being Offended? 09:27 Realizations During Therapy 12:14 Not Setting Proper Boundaries 13:32 Stop Being a People Pleaser 16:50 Online Oversharing 18:13 Detaching from Your Ego 20:23 Getting Caught Up in Lies 23:33 Passing Judgment on People We Don’t Know  29:09 Confronting a Cheating Father 34:48 In-Tune with Your Visions 39:21 Why Some Things Don’t Work 42:36 Successful But Unhappy 01:03:10 Don’t Make a Decision Based on Emotion 01:06:32 Don’t Confine Yourself In Small Boxes 01:13:24 Honest Conversations with Your Kids Episode Resources: Charlamagne tha God | Website Charlamagne tha God | TikTok Charlamagne tha God | Instagram Charlamagne tha God | Facebook Charlamagne tha God | YouTube Pre-order Get Honest or Die Lying Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Laura Lynne Jackson: How to Know What Your Inner Voice Really Means & 4 Steps to Tap into Your Own Psychic Abilities

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  • 2 months ago
  • 01:56:55

Why is it important to listen to your inner voice? How can you cultivate a stronger connection with your inner voice? In this episode, let's welcome Laura Lynne Jackson, a renowned psychic medium, author, and spiritual teacher, celebrated for her profound ability to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds. She has authored several influential books, including "The Light Between Us" and "Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe," which delve into the ways we can connect with the afterlife and harness our own psychic abilities.  She is widely respected for her compassionate approach and her commitment to helping others discover the transformative power of their own inner voices.  Laura shares personal stories and professional experiences that illustrate the transformative power of tuning into the inner wisdom. She outlines practical steps anyone can take to cultivate a stronger connection with their inner voice, such as meditation, reflective practices, and journaling. These activities help clear the mental clutter, allowing the inner voice to emerge more clearly and influentially. Jay and Laura also explore common challenges people face, like doubts and confusion about following this inner guidance, and provide reassuring advice on how to overcome these obstacles. Laura also stresses the value of trusting and acting on the insights provided by the inner voice, highlighting how this trust can lead to a more authentic, fulfilling life. In this interview, you'll learn: How to identify your inner voice How to cultivate genuine connection How to interpret your feelings How to trust your intuition How to apply insights to everyday life As you become more attuned to this powerful guide, you'll find clarity and direction in areas of life where you need it most. Don’t ignore it; embrace it and let it lead you to a more connected and fulfilling life. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:05 The Difference Between a Psychic and a Medium 06:59 We All Have Psychic Abilities 09:50 Discovering Your Own Ability 17:31 My Brainwave Patterns Are Different 22:04 The Psychic Abilities We Aren’t Aware Of 32:17 Weakened Disconnection to Our Inner Voice 35:50 Standing Firm with Your Moments of Knowing 40:41 How to Reconnect with Disconnected Relationships? 49:32 What Does Infatuation Mean? 55:27 Vibrations of Love 01:04:44 Living in the Present 01:10:26 How Important Are Tangible Signs 01:17:02 The Answers is Within Us 01:23:14 Being Still Within Yourself 01:25:19 Death Is Not A Dead End 01:35:02 How to Connect with Your Soul? 01:39:20 Getting Into Your Light Energy 01:42:44 Laura on Final Five Episode Resources: Laura Lynne Jackson | Website Laura Lynne Jackson | TikTok Laura Lynne Jackson | Instagram Laura Lynne Jackson | Facebook Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe The Light Between Us: Stories From Heaven. Lessons for the Living See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10 Steps on How To Set Boundaries Without Offending People

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  • 160 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 31:54

Are you struggling with setting your boundaries? Do you want to know how to respectfully tell others about your boundaries? Today, Jay questions the traditional notion that a "good person" is one who never says no. This outdated definition leads to a lack of boundaries, which ultimately harms personal well-being. By redefining what it means to be a good person, one can recognize the importance of investing in themselves and navigating difficult conversations. What does setting boundaries truly mean? They are defined not by what we want from others, but by what we need for ourselves. Jay explains that boundaries should not aim to control others but should protect the individual from their own triggers and provides practical advice on how to communicate boundaries effectively, suggesting the use of simple, clear statements without over-explanation. In this episode, you'll learn: How to set boundaries without feeling guilty How to NO effectively How to communicate boundaries clearly How to handle other people's reactions How to build confidence in setting boundaries Don't wait to reclaim your time, energy, and peace of mind—take control and become the assertive, self-respecting individual you deserve to be. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:31 Boundaries Are Often Tough to Set 03:45 #1: Redefine What Your Boundaries Are 09:05 #2: Clearly Communicate Your Boundaries 11:48 #3: Be Kind, Honest, and Empathetic to Other People’s Reaction 15:07 #4: You Subconsciously Sound Defensive When Setting Your Boundaries 17:53 #5: Plan a BufferSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tiffany Haddish: 4 Ways to Navigate Complicated Family Relationships & How to Have Hard Conversations You are Avoiding

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  • 180 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 01:48:05

Are you struggling with initiating difficult conversations? Are you struggling with having difficult conversations with family members? Today's guest is the hilarious and incredible story teller Tiffany Haddish, Emmy and Grammy-winning actress, comedian, and author. Known for her breakout role in "Girls Trip" and her New York Times bestselling book "The Last Black Unicorn," Tiffany has become one of the most influential voices in comedy with her sharp wit, resilience, and authentic storytelling.  Tiffany and Jay have a vulnerable conversation with a candid look into Tiffany’s life, showcasing her journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Tiffany shares the emotional and often tumultuous experiences she faced growing up in foster care. Despite these challenges, she credits these early adversities for instilling in her a resilience that later became instrumental in her career. Tiffany discusses how humor became her coping mechanism and how it eventually became a tool for empowerment. Jay and Tiffany also talk about relationships and the lessons she has learned from her experiences. She opens up about her past relationships and how they shaped her understanding of love, vulnerability, and self-respect. We get to listen to the healing power of laughter, the importance of community, and the role of faith in overcoming life’s challenges.  In this interview, you'll learn: How to overcome adversity How to turn pain into humor and use it as fuel How to embrace vulnerability How to handle criticism How to advocate for yourself  With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:08 Built to Have Fun 04:19 Emotional Hoarder 07:16 Celibacy 12:11 Being with the Wrong Person 15:41 Do You Believe in Past Life? 18:06 Who Do You Want to Date? 20:10 Growing Your Own Garden 22:48 Growing with a Creative Mind 25:05 Worst Thing About Being Me 29:11 Dealing with Online Hate 31:36 She’s Not My Mom Anymore 37:46 Processing and Dealing with Grief 43:36 Resenting and Forgiving My Father 48:46 The Phone Call with My Dad 55:24 Let’s Understand People’s Stories 57:59 Self Care is a Process 01:02:15 My Father Was Sick 01:05:07 Make Home in Your Childhood Community 01:10:29 The Love to Entertain People 01:18:07 What Would Little T be Proud Of? 01:20:24 Childhood Dreams 01:25:09 TIffany on Final Five Episode Resources: Tiffany Haddish | TikTok Tiffany Haddish | Instagram Tiffany Haddish | YouTube Tiffany Haddish | Facebook The Last Black Unicorn I Curse You with Joy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why You Are Restricting Your Desires in Your Relationship & How to Stop Blocking Yourself from the Happiness You Deserve with Lisa Bilyeu

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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  • 3 months ago
  • 01:11:44

How do you identify when you're restricting your desires in a relationship? How can couples work together to align their desires and ensure mutual fulfillment? Today, Jay welcomes back his good friend Lisa Bilyeu. Lisa is a co-founder of the billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition and the president of Impact Theory, a digital media company aimed at empowering content. With a strong focus on developing content that speaks to personal growth and empowerment, especially for women, Lisa has been a pivotal figure in shifting paradigms within her industry. Her show, "Women of Impact," addresses issues facing modern women, combining personal anecdotes with actionable advice. The core theme of this conversation is outlining a roadmap for individuals seeking to overcome insecurities and cultivate a resilient, action-oriented confidence. Jay and Lisa discuss the common misconceptions around confidence, emphasizing that it is not a prerequisite for action but a result of engaging with the world despite fears and doubts. Lisa shares how her initial need for external validation was a significant barrier to personal growth, sharing transformative moments that reshaped her understanding of confidence and self-worth. She stresses the importance of embracing imperfection and vulnerability as catalysts for genuine self-improvement and empowerment. In this interview, you'll learn: How to start building confidence How to validate yourself How to prioritize personal growth How to handle fear of judgment How to transform relationships Together, let's continue to  question the preconceived notions about success and happiness and to take bold steps towards a life aligned with our deepest values and aspirations. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:32 How Do You Define Confidence? 06:54 Believe You’re Capable 09:54 Admitting That You’re Unhappy 16:13 The Frame of Reference 19:36 Everything Is A Risk 27:42 Non-Negotiables in Relationships 34:41 Conversations That Don’t Break Relationships 41:30 Who Leads, Who Follows 49:26 Conflicting Value System 54:57 Don’t Assume, Find a Compromise 59:21 Growth Mindset With Your Partner Episode Resources: Lisa Bilyeu | TikTok Lisa Bilyeu | Instagram Lisa Bilyeu | YouTube Lisa Bilyeu | Twitter Lisa Bilyeu | Facebook Lisa Bilyeu | LinkedIn Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Matthew Hussey: 5 Reasons Why There is No Such Thing As The Right Person At The Wrong Time & How to Stop Missing Your Ex

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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  • 3 months ago
  • 01:38:23

Does timing really matter in whether a relationship works? What are healthy ways to deal with a breakup? Today, let’s welcome back dating coach Matthew Hussey. Matthew is also a YouTube personality and writer known for offering advice on dating, love, and relationships to both men and women through his online content, seminars, and his book "Get The Guy." His approach typically combines practical advice, motivational coaching, and a bit of psychology to help individuals understand what they want from a relationship and how to get it. Matthew shares his insights on the complexities of love, self-discovery, and the importance of honest communication. He emphasizes on the significance of creating a peaceful relationship, distinguishing it from a boring one, and the value of embracing vulnerabilities to foster deeper connections. Matthew's reflections on his own experiences, coupled with his expertise, provide a comprehensive guide on navigating the challenges of modern dating, building meaningful relationships, and cultivating self-awareness.  In this interview, you'll learn: How to cultivate peaceful relationships without boredom How to deepen connections through vulnerability How to navigate modern dating with confidence How to enhance relationships with effective communication How to enrich love life through self-awareness Whether you're single, dating, or in a relationship, this episode offers valuable lessons on love, resilience, and the transformative power of embracing your true self. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 04:20 Where Does Your Idea of Love Come From? 10:34 What Differentiates a Peaceful to a Boring Relationship? 19:35 What Are Your Must-Haves in a Relationship? 31:47 Tactics Are Different From Relationship Standards 39:59 Egoic Standards Versus Setting Standards for Happiness 51:20 Practice Having Real and Difficult Conversations 01:04:48 The Importance of Communicating Your Thoughts and Feelings 01:08:25 Is Your Partner the Right One for You? 01:15:05 Dealing with the Different Phases of Heartbreak 01:26:31 What’s Next for Matthew?     Episode Resources: Matthew Hussey | Website Matthew Hussey | TikTok Matthew Hussey | Instagram Matthew Hussey | YouTube Matthew Hussey | Twitter Matthew Hussey | Facebook Love Life: How to Raise Your Standards, Find Your Person, and Live Happily (No Matter What) Love Life with Matthew Hussey https://matthewhussey.com/llbook-launch/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7 Ways to Reduce the Time You Spend Overthinking & Make Better Decisions Quicker

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

  • 320 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 35:53

How do you know when you're overthinking too much? How can you break the cycle of overthinking? Today, Jay will talk about the complexity of overthinking and how we can turn it around and look at things differently. Jay presents seven practical strategies to help listeners combat the grip of overthinking. These range from the psychological—to limit how many people's opinions we seek, preventing the confusion and indecision that too many perspectives can cause—to the physical, recommending activities that disengage the analytical brain and encourage mental reset, like exercise or simply moving around. In this episode, you'll learn: How to use over thinking for problem-solving How to manage alarmed responses How to use physical movement for mental clarity How to focus on positives and small wins Don't let overthinking hold you back! Start implementing these strategies today and take control of your mental space. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 00:52 Has Overthinking Slowed You Down? 07:53 The Science Behind Overthinking 10:50 #1: Overthinking as a Problem-Solving Approach 14:24 #2: Don’t Ask Too Many People For Their Opinion 18:19 #3: Avoid Responding While You’re Feeling Alarmed 19:17 #4: Move Your Body When Your Mind Is Stuck 20:32 #5: Focus on the Good Thing and Small Wins 22:05 #6: Spontaneous Drawings Relieve Psychological Stress 24:23 #7: Go Back to AnalogSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Orlando Bloom: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Allow Yourself to Make Mistakes & Shift Your Perspective on Fear

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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  • 3 months ago
  • 01:45:11

Do you stop yourself from making mistakes?  Do you want to shift your perspective on fear?  Today, let’s welcome the one and only Orlando Bloom. Orlando gained widespread fame for his roles in some of the most popular films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean series. He will be seen starring in Peacock's limited adventure docuseries, To The Edge, which he also produced. Off-screen, Orlando is known for his humanitarian efforts, including his work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Orlando shares insights from his life as an actor, adventurer, and someone deeply involved in spirituality. He talks about how meditation and mindfulness help him stay balanced despite the hectic nature of being a celebrity, his views on masculinity, the importance of embracing both masculine and feminine qualities, and striving for balance and introspection in life. We also get to hear stories about facing and overcoming fears, embracing vulnerability, and the lessons he's learned from these challenges. This episode isn't just about getting to know a renowned actor but diving into the personal journey of a man who is constantly looking for deeper meaning and connections in life. In this interview, you’ll learn:How to overcome fearHow to maintain balance in a hectic lifeHow to incorporate mindfulness into everyday activitiesHow to explore and embrace different aspects of your personalityHow to use life's challenges as growth opportunities Tune in now for a discussion full of insights on overcoming fears, embracing spirituality, and pursuing personal growth.   With Love and Gratitude,Jay Shetty What We Discuss:02:28 Working in an Unscripted Space06:09 What’s Your Earliest Childhood Fear?08:35 Practicing Buddhism13:49 The Lotus Sutra20:16 The 8 Wins26:28 Trusting Your Life and Becoming Capable36:33 Being Present While on the Edge44:48 Any Moment Could Be Your Last45:43 The Deepest Mirror You’ll Ever Have48:58 What Did You Learn from Your Past Relationships?51:22 Introducing Buddhism Practice to My Kids55:33 Whatever You’re Saying, You Become01:02:22 Loving the Parenting Journey01:07:16 The Impacts of Your Decisions01:09:13 Opportunities Through Obstacles01:17:40 Buddhism Is My Anchor01:18:59 The Fear You’re Currently Overcoming01:26:04 Orlando Bloom on Final Five Episode Resources: Orlando Bloom | Instagram Orlando Bloom | Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4 Ways to Know if It Is Time To End Your Relationship (When the Signs Are Not Clear and Things are Not Bad)

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

  • 340 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 34:44

Do you find yourself often thinking about breaking up? Do you and your partner have unresolved conflicts that keep resurfacing? In this episode, Jay tackles the tough emotions and uncertainty many face when considering a breakup. He talks about why people stay in or leave relationships, touching on key factors like emotional closeness, personal investment, and the impact of family responsibilities. Jay also discusses how to ensure emotional security and the risks of staying for financial reasons or out of obligation.  In this episode you’ll learn: How to recognize emotional investment How to assess emotional security How to consider financial implications How to navigate emotional intimacy This honest conversation provides you with the insights to evaluate your relationship more clearly, helping you decide whether to work on it or move on, based on a deeper understanding of your feelings and the relationship's dynamics. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:10 When to End Your Relationship 04:48 10 Reason Why People Stay in a Relationship 12:44 Top 10 Reasons to Leave Your Relationship 18:14 The Three Cancers of the Mind 24:44 Difference in Scorecard PerspectiveSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Benny Blanco: 3 Ways to Stop Caring About Failure & Get Out of Your Own Way

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

  • 380 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 01:33:02

How can you overcome the fear of failure? What can you do daily to care less about failing? Today, Jay sits down with Benny Blanco for an inspiring conversation about pursuing passions, mentorship, failure, and continuous motivation. Benny has made a huge mark on the music industry contributing to hundreds of millions of album sales worldwide. Benny has worked with A-List artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry. As a solo artist, his albums "Friends Keep Secrets" and its sequel have amassed over 11 billion streams, featuring multiple platinum hits. Beyond music, Benny has ventured into television and even released a cookbook, "Open Wide," showcasing his diverse talents and interests Benny shares insight on how to not let failure stop you and getting over imposter syndrome. We also go dive into Benny’s life outside of music, exploring his passion for cooking through his cookbook "Open Wide." Plus, Benny talks about his relationships, how he keeps his creativity flowing, and the small joys that make his life special. In this interview, you’ll learn: How to pursue your passion with limited resources How to not let failure get in your way of achieving your goals How to embrace the unexpected in creative work How to transition your passion into different fields How to find joy and creativity in everyday moments Don't miss this intimate look at Benny Blanco's life and maybe learn a thing or two about making your own multi-track masterpiece or the perfect dish to serve at dinner! With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 03:43 What’s the First Creative Thing You Put Together? 06:15 I Never Cared About Failure 10:33 Developing Amnesia to Failure 14:22 How Did You Meet Your Mentor? 18:10 “The Boy I Mentored”  23:42 How Do You Show Up After a Rejection? 26:51 Love Can Be Felt Through Music 29:56 What Do You Do When You Wake Up?    32:02 Why Do You Struggle with Meditation? 33:28 Why I Went to Therapy 38:25 The Pressure of Perfectionism 44:49 Do You Love to Cook? 47:20 Do You Eat Healthy? 48:47 Finding Comfort in Food 54:42 What’s Your Sleep Pattern? 56:40 Friendships Built Over the Years 59:19 Multigenerational Friendships 01:03:44 Better Relationship After Divorce 01:05:52 Benny on Final Five    01:15:57 What’s Your Vice? 01:17:53 Do You Take Supplements? Episode Resources: Benny Blanco | TikTok Benny Blanco | Instagram Benny Blanco | YouTube Benny Blanco | Twitter Benny Blanco | Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.