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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

[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

[Perfectionism]: Your Mess Is Your Message, Ep. 755

7/21/2022
[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.] We all have things about ourselves that we’re not proud of. Maybe we even feel ashamed of. Could be big, little, or somewhere in between. And perfectionism is a natural outcropping of wanting to compensate for those things. But the truth is, your imperfections, failures, struggles, and things you’ve gotten wrong all give you wisdom and strength. And despite what...

Duration:00:08:56

[Perfectionism]: Kill Your Inner Critic with Self-Kindness, Ep. 754

7/20/2022
[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.] As honorable as it is to care about being a better person and to give a shit about bringing your best and making a difference, we can go overboard with it all and feel like crap if we’re not doing our best at all times. Today I’m talking to someone who can help us embrace all the ways we’re imperfect– therapist and meditation teacher Tara Cousineau. Tara is author...

Duration:00:20:42

[Perfectionism]: Surprising Ways Perfectionism Shows Up, Ep. 753

7/19/2022
[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.] Perfectionism isn’t just the type A, dot every i and cross every T form personality that a lot of people associate with the term. It can show up in a lot of sneaky ways, including procrastination, workaholism, impostor syndrome, difficulty delegating, picking fights, and numbing out. Come listen to learn how, even if you’re not a detail-oriented person, you might...

Duration:00:10:29

[Perfectionism]:The Roots of Perfectionism, Ep. 752

7/18/2022
[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.] Perfectionism is an understandable and natural response to an increasingly uncertain world. It’s a coping mechanism that, at some point, starts to create more problems than it solves. Albert Einstein said that in order to find a solution, you really have to understand the true nature of the problem. So in this episode, we’re looking at where perfectionism comes...

Duration:00:11:47

[Creativity]: “What If It’s Not Any Good?” How to Work with Your Inner Critic, Ep. 751

7/15/2022
[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.] One huge obstacle to creativity is your inner critic, which is a negative commentary that’s coming from inside your head, so it’s very hard to have perspective on. The inner critic has good intentions–it’s basically trying to help ou not look like a fool for doing something badly–but really, sometimes you have to do things badly in order to do the things that...

Duration:00:11:24

[Creativity]: How to Get Inspired, Ep. 750

7/14/2022
[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.] Here are some tried and true ways to get into that state where inspiration is rushing in to meet you, like Kermit and Miss Piggy racing toward each other across a grassy field. Let’s talk where to go and what to do get those creative ideas flowing. 2012 study about how going on a hiking trip makes you 50 percent more creative than folks who stay home 2013 study on...

Duration:00:12:35

[Creativity]: How to Make Art, Even If You’re ‘Not Artistic’, Ep. 749

7/13/2022
[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.] So, HOW do you incorporate creativity into a pretty gosh darn busy life? Like, really… let’s talk nuts and bolts. Today I'm interviewing Jackie Dishner, an Arizona-based artist, author, and writer who teaches creativity classes. I'm gonna get her to break it down for me like I'm 5 years old so that we can all see our way to gettin' our creative on. Jackie knows not...

Duration:00:19:39

[Creativity]: Two Things to Try When You Don’t Feel Creative, Ep. 748

7/12/2022
[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.] Maybe creativity isn’t something that you feel you have. Or maybe it feels elusive. I mean, of course–no one feels creative every minute of every day. But none of that means you’re NOT creative. It just means you might need a way in. I’m sharing two of those ways in this episode. They are: curiosity, and willingness. Listen in for specific questions to ask and...

Duration:00:11:50