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  1. @Rilles Thank you, Rilles! "Occupying the Senses" will be my go-to strategy to dub the earworms.
  2. Hey there! Finished studying Peter Ralston's "The Book of Not Knowing," and was convinced that contemplation is a powerful way to go for enlightenment. Been doing it for 20 minutes to a few hours each day, but during these last two days I've just been HAMMERED by earworm! (Song repeatedly playing in your mind.) Even more challenging; my contemplation is to continuously ask myself, "Who am I?", and the song that's stuck in my mind has THAT EXACT NAME ("Who am I?" by Casting Crowns.) It's such a beautiful song, but every time I contemplate, the song starts in my mind and persists through the whole contemplation no matter how hard I try to focus on my awareness. Now, I'm wondering: Have you struggled with earworm during contemplation or meditation yourself? How did you overcome it? (It's especially helpful if your contemplation included words that actually triggered the song, as in my "Who am I?") I appreciate any suggestions for how this ear worm can be slain!
  3. Here are my favorite Big Ideas from The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels, where they help us live with more courage, creativity, willpower, and relentless forward motion. It's my favorite book in 2017 (out of over 100 books we've featured this year). Hope you enjoy!
  4. Here are my favorite Big Ideas from "Fully Engaged" by Thomas Sterner. In the book, Thomas unpacks how we can be the master of our mind and not its servant. Hope you enjoy!
  5. Hey there! Here are my favorite Big Ideas from the book "A Guide to the Good Life" by William B. Irvine. It's all about helping us apply wisdom from the ancient Stoics, who (as opposed to common belief), weren't these sulky, unemotional stones, but rather, quite joyful fellows who trained themselves not to get so worked up about trifles as most of us do in our daily lives. Hope you find something that resonates with you!
  6. Hey! Here are my favorite Big Ideas from "No Limits" by Michael Phelps and Alan Abrahamson. It's the biography of the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, where he shares how he conquered his challenges and built the mental attitude to succeed in swimming and in life. (It's incredibly inspiring!) Hope you enjoy!
  7. Hey! Here are my favorite Big Ideas from "The Rise of Superman" by Steven Kotler, where he decodes the science of ultimate human performance. Hope you enjoy!
  8. Hey! Here are my favorite practical ideas from "Making Life a Masterpiece" by American inspirational writer and founder of SUCCESS magazine, Orison Swett Marden. Hope you enjoy!
  9. @username Hey there! Thank you, I appreciate that you're reaching out to tell me. The fun is just starting!
  10. Hey! Here are five of my favorite ideas from "The Inner Citadel" by Pierre Hadot. Pierre has done an incredible job of walking us through the wisdom from Stoic Emperor-philosopher Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations," and we'll be looking at some practical take-aways. Hope you enjoy!
  11. Hey! Here are five of my favorite practical ideas from "The Philosophy of CBT) by Donald Robertson. It's all about looking at how ancient Stoic therapy connects to modern rational and cognitive therapy, and how we can apply that wisdom to our lives. Hope you enjoy!
  12. Hey there! Here are five of my favorite ideas practical ideas from the book "Memorabilia" by Xenophon. Reading it felt like having a life coaching session with Mr. Socrates. Hope you enjoy!
  13. @kieranperez Hah, you sure hang around a lot of authors! (*high five* to that!)
  14. Hey! Here are five of my favorite practical ideas from the "An Iron Will" by Orison Swett Marden. It's a 47-page, extremely inspiring book. Hope you enjoy!
  15. Hey! Here are five of my favorite practical ideas from "Self-Discipline: Powerful Techniques" by Dominic Mann. Hope you enjoy! P.S. I would love to hear how I can improve these Episodes for you!