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Start your day with one simple thing you can do in the next 24 hours to be your better self--not so you can be a perfect person. Or even a good person! Just... better. I wrote the book "How to Be a Better Person" after "be a better person" topped the list of most popular New Year's resolutions for the first time ever. This podcast builds on the ideas in that book and is intended to be like the little angel on your shoulder, providing a counter narrative to the negative thoughts and impulses that are floating around both out there and inside your own head. My mission is two-fold: to help you keep growing, and to inspire you to use your power for good. Sign up for the podcast newsletter for a little goodness in your inbox on (most) Sunday mornings! .

Start your day with one simple thing you can do in the next 24 hours to be your better self--not so you can be a perfect person. Or even a good person! Just... better. I wrote the book "How to Be a Better Person" after "be a better person" topped the list of most popular New Year's resolutions for the first time ever. This podcast builds on the ideas in that book and is intended to be like the little angel on your shoulder, providing a counter narrative to the negative thoughts and impulses that are floating around both out there and inside your own head. My mission is two-fold: to help you keep growing, and to inspire you to use your power for good. Sign up for the podcast newsletter for a little goodness in your inbox on (most) Sunday mornings! .

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Start your day with one simple thing you can do in the next 24 hours to be your better self--not so you can be a perfect person. Or even a good person! Just... better. I wrote the book "How to Be a Better Person" after "be a better person" topped the list of most popular New Year's resolutions for the first time ever. This podcast builds on the ideas in that book and is intended to be like the little angel on your shoulder, providing a counter narrative to the negative thoughts and impulses that are floating around both out there and inside your own head. My mission is two-fold: to help you keep growing, and to inspire you to use your power for good. Sign up for the podcast newsletter for a little goodness in your inbox on (most) Sunday mornings! .

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@katehan

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Episodes

[Mid-year Check-in]: A Fun Way to Think About Your Journey, Ep. 775

8/18/2022
How often do you think about how your life has been going up to this point? Not very often, right? I’ve got an exercise for you today that can help you get a little objectivity and clarity on who you are and what you’ve done that’s also just a fun thought experiment, and that is to think about what the title of your memoir would be. Those prompts again are: A specific incident or place that has shaped you Finish the phrase This is the Story of ____ or A Year of _____ A phrase you heard a lot...

Duration:00:11:23

[Mid-Year Check-in]: Trick Yourself into Doing the Things You Avoid, Ep. 774

8/17/2022
So maybe there’s something on your goal list for 2022 that you haven’t been doing–something like exercise, or saving more, or marketing your business or even posting on social media. You’re just not doing it. Today I’m sharing something that helps me tremendously, and it’s really kinda silly. But hey, so be it. It’s turning the thing you don’t want to do into a game. Specifically, into a game of bingo. Couple of examples: Home yoga practice summertime bingo Summer reading bingo from The...

Duration:00:10:35

[Mid-year Check-in]: Normalize Longer Response Times, Ep. 773

8/16/2022
As we ponder what we want to do differently in the months to come, I’ve got a suggestion that will help us all take our stress levels down. Can we all just be cool with our electronic communications taking a little longer? This is my prayer (and it should help us dial back that screen use that spiraled out of control out of lockdown and, let’s be honest, hasn’t really come back down.) Is there a way to create a little more space around our digital communications that I forgot? Let me know!...

Duration:00:10:50

[Mid-year Check-in]: How to Do a Mid-Year Review, Ep. 772

8/15/2022
Now that we’re three years into the pandemic–and in the last stages of summer when you can feel fall getting ready to come swinging in like Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball–we’re in a collective contemplative moment. In today’s episode I’ll talk you through how to check in on your yearly goals, as well as a bigger picture check-in on how you’re doing in general at this particular juncture in time. Goals review: What goals have I achieved? What haven’t I completed but have made progress on?...

Duration:00:10:48

[pod swap]: Bob Ross to the Rescue, from Julie Merica, Ep. 771

8/12/2022
We all need inspiration in this life and one place I get mine is from my podcast crush–Make Your Damn Bed, a short daily podcast from Chicago-based comedian Julie Merica. Today I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite Make Your Damn Bed episodes, about the healing powers of watching Bob Ross (the groovy 70s artist who had a painting show on PBS for decades). Get ready to feel soothed, inspired, and ready to find a way to work with any jacked up stuff that lands smack dab in the middle of your...

Duration:00:09:55

[pod swap]: Mise en Place Your Life, from Julie Merica, Ep. 770

8/11/2022
I’ve got a podcast crush–a show that I love that I think you will too. It’s Make Your Damn Bed, from Chicago-based comedian Julie Merica, who is just a peach of a human–plus, funny!--and who also offers short daily episodes to help you look for the good and bring your best. Today and tomorrow I’m running one of Julie’s episodes in my feed. Today’s is all about creating that wonderful feeling of having your shit together by using a technique from the cooking world–”mise en place,” which is a...

Duration:00:11:45

[Community]: Finding a Sense of Belonging, Ep. 769

8/10/2022
Having a sense of community and a feeling of belonging to where you live is so important–both to a life well lived and your overall wellbeing. Yet, at this stage in the pandemic, so many people are at least considering how and even where they want to live after the pandemic. Today I’m talking with Melody Warnick, a journalist who has written two great books on the importance of place–This Is Where You Belong and her brand new book If You Could Live Anywhere. Melody can help you figure out...

Duration:00:22:16

[Community]: Is Your Light Trespassing on Others?, Ep. 768

8/9/2022
There’s something you might be doing every night without even thinking about it that could be negatively impacting your neighbors, your community, and the environment. It’s flicking a switch and turning an outside light on. Which doesn’t seem like that big a deal, right? But it can have a lot of repercussions that you’ll learn about today. A link to the New York Times article on light trespassing Send me your better person Qs and I’ll answer them on a future episode!...

Duration:00:14:47

[Community]: How to Boost Oxytocin, the Hormone of Connection, Ep. 767

8/8/2022
Feeling connected to other people feels nice, but can it actually improve your health? Yes it can, and there’s one particular hormone that makes that statement true, and that’s oxytocin, aka the love hormone, which I’m sharing some cool factoids about today, as well as how you can raise it and get the health benefits it brings while ALSO feeling a stronger connection to others. Study showing oxytocin’s links to aging Study that showed that watching an emotional video increased generosity to...

Duration:00:11:36

[Grab Bag]: What NOT to Do During a Road Rage Incident (Please!), Ep. 766

8/5/2022
Let’s just say that when you’re just out and about, running errands and minding your business, an angry driver honks at you, yells at you, and flips you off. And, your kid is in the car with you. What do you do? Well, I’ll share what NOT to do in today’s episode, based on a true story! Yep, I’m coming clean on my road rage issues today and sharing a cautionary tale. Send me your better person Qs! Email: kate@beabetterpersonpodcast.com This episode sponsored by: Zapier.com Learn more about...

Duration:00:13:27

[Grab Bag]: A Mentorship in Messy Motherhood, Ep 765

8/4/2022
This summer I’ve been re-watching the show “Better Things,” with Pamela Adlon, on Hulu, and I I love it for its lessons in reality, and unreality, and how messy motherhood and modern life and also, how despite it all, there are so many moments of truth and beauty. It’s like one of my favorite Dolly Parton sayings, “It’s all wrong but it’s all right.” Pamela Adlon on Fresh Air Send me your better person Qs! Email: kate@beabetterpersonpodcast.com This episode sponsored by: Zapier.com Learn...

Duration:00:14:37

[Grab Bag]: Awesome Summer Reads, Memoirs, Ep. 764

8/3/2022
Summer + reading = two of my most favorite words. Today I’m sharing the 2 memoirs I read in various summery locations that I just capital-L Loved: Easy Beauty, Chloe Cooper Jones Punch Me Up to the Gods, Brian Broome “Fearing For His Life” – Chloe Cooper Jones’ Pulitzer-nominated article Let’s connect on Goodreads Send me your better person Qs! Email: kate@beabetterpersonpodcast.com This episode sponsored by: Zapier.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:55

[Grab Bag]: Awesome Summer Reads, Novels, Ep. 763

8/2/2022
Need ideas for what to read this summer, whether you’re hitting the beach or just chilling in bed? I’ve got 4 suggestions for you–all ones I read while I was on vacation and loved. Today I’m talking about the two novels I read, one’s romance, one’s YA, both are awesome. You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty, Akweake Emezi The Falling Girls, Hayley Krischer Let’s connect on Goodreads Send me your better person Qs! Email: kate@beabetterpersonpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:11:09

[Grab Bag]: Finding Your Lost Money–A Crazy Story, Ep. 762

8/1/2022
What if there was money out there somewhere that belonged to you but you didn’t know it was there? Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a search engine where you could type in your name and see if there were any old paychecks that never made their way to you, or a 401K account from your first job that you forgot about, or a refund from a company. Welp, there is! And I have got a nutty story for you about it. Planet Money Escheat show Send me your better person Qs! Email:...

Duration:00:16:38

[Vacation]: How to Handle Vacation Letdown, Ep. 761

7/29/2022
Have you ever gotten home from vacation and felt… sad? Out of it? Just not like yourself? That very real phenomenon is what we’re talking about today. Both why it happens, and what you can do about it. This episode sponsored by: Zapier.com AthleticGreens.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:43

[Vacation]: Dealing with Vacation Blues, Ep. 760

7/28/2022
When you think of vacation, you think of something positive–fun, adventure, relaxation, being carefree. And yes all those things can happen. But sometimes, you can also feel a little sad, displaced, or just…wonky…when you’re on holiday. I call ‘em the vacation blues, and today we’re talking about why they can happen and what to do about them. This episode sponsored by: Zapier.com AthleticGreens.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:45

[Vacation]: Finding the Perfect Beach Read, Ep. 759

7/27/2022
Let’s talk one of the most important things about vacation: What book–or books–to read. I mean, vacation time is so precious, you don’t want to be stuck with a book that you’re just not feeling! To help you choose your vacation reading material, today I’m talking with Holland Saltsman, owner of the independent bookstore The Novel Neighbor in the Webster Groves neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The Novel Neighbor website (for Summer Bingo and Mystery Boxes) The Novel Neighbor on Instagram...

Duration:00:22:08

[Vacation]: Making a Kickass Packing List, Ep. 758

7/26/2022
Vacation is fun to think about, but less fun to pack for. I just got back from our first ever two-week vacation and feel, for the first time, that I really nailed the packing. So I’m sharing the packing strategy I used with you! Here are those categories: Exercise, lounging, dressing up, weather, activities, every day, toiletries, entertainment This episode is sponsored by: Zapier.com AthleticGreens.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:06

[Vacation]: Staying Healthy While You’re On Vacation, Ep. 757

7/25/2022
Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten home from a vacation and felt like you needed to check into a detox facility. Or, as the saying goes, you needed a vacation to recover from your vacation. Today, we’re talking about how to have plenty of fun when you’re away without overindulging to the point that you feel like crap. My interview with Ashley Whillans on overcoming time poverty Interview with Ashley Whillans on the benefits of vacation time Study on the benefits of 11 minutes of exercise...

Duration:00:13:55

[Perfectionism]: Who Is Your Messy Mentor?, Ep. 756

7/22/2022
[Note–this is a replay episode! So if you hear an out-of-date reference to COVID, that’s why. New episodes start again July 25.] Seeing people’s perfectly coiffed selves and photoshoot-ready homes on social media fuels our perfectionism and causes our mood to dip. But… why are we looking at these accounts? What if you filled your feed with people who looked like a real person, complete with bad hair days and a messy room in the background? I call these folks your messy mentors, and if you...

Duration:00:10:41