Better Humans Podcast

Leveraging curiosity and tiny habits to achieve big goals

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Female doing push-ups.
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When it comes to big challenges, Kori D. Miller is an unstoppable force. Yet, her approach isn’t forceful. Rather, it’s inspired by boredom, fed by curiosity, and sustained with purpose and process.

In this episode, Kori sits down with Matt East, the host of the Better Humans Podcast, to discuss her article, “How To Do 1,000…


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You might not be able to avoid them, but you can learn how to deal with them

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Person quitting job
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If you spend enough — or even very little — time in the working world, then you’re bound to end up in the clutches of a toxic boss. You know, the kind of manager who only ever adds to your stress and dissatisfaction, and seems to enjoy doing so.

Chris Sowers found himself in this scenario a few times over. Despite years…


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The habits you cultivate can enable you to feel happy, even in overwhelming times

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A person picks herbs.
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Happiness, according to David Paul Kirkpatrick, is all about connection: connection to yourself, to the Earth, to other people, to rituals and myths. It is an endless cycle we can nurture, break, and mend.

Having spent more than 40 years as a…


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Meditation is so much more than a quick fix

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We tend to think of meditation as a sort of magic bullet. A spiritual hack that works as an antidote to modern living.

Meditate 15 minutes a day and find yourself feeling happier! Less stressed! More focused! Anyone can do it!

But, this understanding of meditation and its benefits isn’t entirely right. And Marta Brzosko, who studies the use of mindfulness meditation in psychotherapy, thinks you should know a few things.

For example…


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Phones can be time-sucking distractions. They can also be great tools. Mindfulness makes the difference

An iPhone with lock screen that says, “Why am I in your hand?”
An iPhone with lock screen that says, “Why am I in your hand?”
Image courtesy of Niklas Göke

Niklas Göke thinks your toothbrush is the greatest tool of all time.

Why? Because you never forget its purpose and you only use it when you’re supposed to, not a moment longer.

Our phones, however, are an entirely different story.

In this episode, Matt East and Niklas walk through his article “A Phone Setup That Will Make…


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Log your ideas, insights, and lessons today, and improve the quality of your future decisions

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An open notebook with a pencil placed on a blank page.
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Sílvia Bastos seeks a certain richness from life. A relentless self-experimenter, she has immersed herself in nomadic living, lucid dreaming, minimalism, and near-obsessive daily routines, among other pursuits.

With all of this intense living, Sílvia found herself doing a lot of learning. But those insights…


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Define your most meaningful career goals, craft a realistic and actionable plan, and execute effectively

a green field with dirt path disappearing over the horizon
a green field with dirt path disappearing over the horizon
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Rafael Sarandeses is a three-time founder of businesses in Europe and Africa, and he has had a 15-year career in investment banking, plus a professional racing career. These days, he is a performance and career coach, helping others take ownership of their own paths.

In other words, he’s done a few things. And he thinks you can do a few things too. …


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Lean into your strengths and be the change you— and employees — want to see in the workplace

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two men looking at a tablet together
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“I’ve had a few companies bring me in for leadership development with some of their employees. And I’m honest with them, that this is going to awaken this person.

“They’re going to understand who they are and their true value, and what they really want from their career and their life. And they may start to question, is this the right place for me?”

As a leadership coach and career advisor, Larry Cornett, Ph.D. helps individuals level-up by understanding, embracing, and investing in themselves.

But for years, Larry felt out of place in his own career. Working with companies like…


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Steps to take before, during, and after an extreme emotion dysregulation event

Amid dark, cloudy weather, a person’s hand emerges from the water.
Amid dark, cloudy weather, a person’s hand emerges from the water.
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As a therapist, Ryan Engelstad has worked with hundreds of people experiencing difficult emotional situations.

Guided by these experiences, Ryan learned that coaching the friends, families, and significant others of his patients on how to cope with panic attacks was more helpful…


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Stories are powerful. Learn to tell yours with clarity and confidence.

Jason Shen didn’t intend to become a seasoned public speaker. He studied biology, competed in gymnastics, and eventually moved into tech.

But the ability to speak well in public is a powerful skill. Curiosity led Jason to take every opportunity to learn and practice what it takes to captivate an audience.

In this episode, Matt East speaks with…

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