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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

[Quick Hits]: Ask Someone How They’re Really Doing, Ep. 809

10/5/2022
You probably say the words “how are you?” a few times a day without thinking much about it. But if you put just a little more oomph in to that question, you create a really cool and powerful opportunity to connect with another human–and that really helps you feel like a better person. Come get all the guidance you need to have a moment that fills both your cups. Go shop for “I Give a Shit” and “Be Kind” mugs, tees, hoodies, totebags and more! This episode sponsored by: Better Help Nutrafol...

[Quick Hits]: Let Someone Else Go First, Ep. 808

10/4/2022
When you’re in a hurry it’s easy to wish everyone would just get out of your way already. It’s a real “me first” state of mind: “Please step to the side so that I may get to my very important destination!” Today's quick hit can help you pull yourself out of that subconscious way of thinking, and potentially even make someone else's day (which feels just as good to you as it does to them). Go shop for “I Give a Shit” and “Be Kind” mugs, tees, hoodies, totebags and more! This episode sponsored...

Duration:00:09:14

[Quick Hits]: Look Someone in the Eye, Ep. 807

10/3/2022
This podcast recently celebrated its third birthday and passed a million downloads!! Whoop whoop!! We’ve also gained a lot of new listeners over the last couple of weeks, so this week I’m taking it back to basics and re-sharing episodes that offer one quick, practical, and impactful thing to do to help you feel like a better person who is making the world a better place. Today’s quick hit is to look people in the eye. This may seem like no big deal, or like it doesn’t have anything to do...

Duration:00:10:13

[Current Obsessions]: The Woo-Woo Version of a Magic Eight Ball, Ep. 806

9/30/2022
Do you ever wish you could get a clear sign of the universe about what you should do in a certain situation? The current obsession I’m sharing with you today helps you do just that. Which is why I’m obsessed with it. What’s your current obsession?? Come share it on the aptly-named Running List of Current Obsessions Google sheet! This episode sponsored by: Better Help Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

[Current Obsessions]: The Household Appliance that Makes Cleaning Fun, Ep. 805

9/29/2022
It’s come to this, I’m afraid. I’m currently obsessed with a household appliance. A vacuum cleaner, to be exact. But I have never vacuumed so much in my life, and certainly never had fun while I was doing it. Come hear what happened when I showed it to my mom. What’s your current obsession?? Come share it on the aptly-named Running List of Current Obsessions Google sheet! This episode sponsored by: Better Help WOZtvfes9wXe35WouoDn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:50

[Current Obsessions]: The Goodwill Find That Makes the Perfect Morning Beverage, Ep. 804

9/28/2022
Why is it that your first cup of coffee or tea is so perfect that you want another one, but the second one is never as good? I’m a tea drinker and I was plagued by trying to find a way to have the right amount of tea at the right strength and temperature. I mean, it’s the little things, right? And then I took my thrift-loving daughter to Goodwill one day and occupied myself by lookin at the household items aisle. And that’s when I saw them. One of my current obsessions – a big ass mug. With...

Duration:00:12:55

[Current Obsessions]: What’s Helping Me Sleep, Ep. 803

9/27/2022
Are you always on the lookout for things that will help you sleep more–especially ones that don’t require a prescription, aren’t habit forming, and don’t make you wake up feeling groggy? Me too. And I recently found one that works so well, I’m completely obsessed with it. (Hint: It’s a supplement, but it’s not a pill!) What’s your current obsession?? Come share it on the aptly-named Running List of Current Obsessions Google sheet! This episode sponsored by: Better Help Learn more about your...

Duration:00:12:45

[Current Obsessions]: The Streaming Show That’s Giving Me Life, Ep. 802

9/26/2022
This week, I’m doing something new–sharing the handful of things right now that I am loving so much that I find myself talking about them with friends and family. So I figured, why not share them with you, too? Today’s current obsession is a show–but it’s not any show. It’s a show that models body acceptance and celebrates bodies of all sizes. I’ve been watching it with my daughter and I can feel it helping both of us love our bodies more. I mean, not bad for a little Amazon Prime and chill,...

Duration:00:14:23

[Time]: How Can I Stop Frittering Away a Whole Day?, Ep. 801

9/23/2022
We’ve all been there–we had the whole day open to do as we pleased, and we had all these things we wanted to get done, but by the time 5 oclock rolls around, we haven’t done squat. Today’s episode is about how to avoid frittering away the day. And today’s episode is inspired by a listener question. Hooray! If you have a question or quandary you’d like me to address on a future episode, email me at kate@katehanley.com. Bonus points for recording a voice memo and attaching it to your email (we...

Duration:00:11:51

[Time]: Weed Out Annoying Time Sucks, Ep. 800

9/22/2022
The dumb little things you have to do repeatedly can eat up your time and drag your energy down. Since this week is all about ways to take better care of the intersection of time, energy, and happiness, finding solutions for these minor aggravations is the subject of today’s episode. I don’t know about you, but I find teeny little changes ridiculously exciting, which means I’m ridiculously excited about this episode. This episode sponsored by: Zapier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:11:18

[Time]: Make Time for Happiness, Ep. 799

9/21/2022
Today I’m talking with Dr. Cassie Holmes, professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, social psychologist who researches the intersection of time and happiness, and who teaches a wildly popular MBA class on how to change the way you think about time in order to boost happiness. She generously shares her evidence-based strategies for changing your approach to time and making more space for the things that really matter to you. I love this episode!! Dr. Holmes’s book, Happier Hour Time...

Duration:00:24:54

[Time]: Switch Your Squeeze, Ep. 798

9/20/2022
When you’re cracking open your planner, or opening up your digital calendar (I use both)--here’s what we tend to do: put in the things we have to do first. Things like commute, work, have this meeting or this appointment. And then we try to squeeze in everything else around it–things like, do something with friends, exercise, read, do our hobbies. All those things make us who we are and add enjoyment to our days and richness to our lives. I say, let’s switch that whole approach around. Make...

Duration:00:10:04

[Time]: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time, Ep. 797

9/19/2022
Time isn’t just this tangible thing that you can parcel out and have it behave in predictable ways. So let’s stop trying to make it our b-i-t-c-h, whaddya say? The thing is, when you are feeling good and in a groove, mentally, physically, and spiritually, you cut through tasks like a hot knife through butter. It’s better, then, to stop trying to manage your time, and focus instead of managing your energy. This is not just some woo-woo thing that I personally believe. The Harvard Business...

Duration:00:11:10

[Planning]: A Planning Hack for More Happiness, Ep. 796

9/16/2022
A big reason we make plans is to stave off stress–if you know what’s happening when, it gives you a feeling of control and helps you know that you’re doing the things that you need and want to do. And there’s a certain type of planning can also make you significantly happier, and not the kind of satisfaction that comes from having all your ducks in a row, but actual happiness that recharges your creativity, helps you be in the moment, and creates memories that can last a lifetime. What is...

Duration:00:12:14

[Planning]: When Plans Change, Ep. 795

9/15/2022
If planning is so great–and because I’m devoting a week of episodes to it, I think it’s clear that I do believe in the power of planning–what do you do when plans change? Does that mean all your effort is wasted? That’s what we’re talking about today. (I think we can all relate to dashed plans now that we’re in a post-COVID world.) This episode sponsored by: Better Help Zapier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:49

[Planning]: Time for Everything: Secrets of a Planning Expert, Ep. 794

9/14/2022
Today, I'm interviewing planning expert Sarah Hart-Unger, host of the Best Laid Plans podcast. A self-described "compulsive list maker and life planner," Sarah's planning prowess has been honed through experience. In addition to Best Laid Plans, Sarah is also the co-host of the Best of Both Worlds podcast, with Laura Vanderkam; is a pediatric endocrinologist; has three kids; and is a daily blogger and a devoted runner. In this interview, Sarah shares how she makes time for planning, her...

Duration:00:24:01

[Planning]: Why You Should Plan for No Plans, Ep. 793

9/13/2022
As great as planning is, it’s important to give yourself the space of having no plans on a regular basis. John Lennon said life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans–planning for no plans means you’re just giving yourself some space for life to unfold without totally derailing what you had planned. (Plus, what NOT to do during this unplanned time.) Relevant blog post: Plan for No Plans This episode sponsored by: Better Help Zapier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:10:46

[Planning]: How to Plan for Time to Think, Ep. 792

9/12/2022
This week I’m sharing ways to make planning less stressful and more happy-making. Today’s big idea is that there’s a type of planning that most of us don’t even think to make room for on our calendars, but that can help us do our best thinking and ensure that we pay good attention to the things that matter most (and that tend to get drowned out in a typical day). It’s called the Shultz Hour–listen to the episode for all the details! This episode sponsored by: Better Help Zapier Learn more...

Duration:00:13:13

[Sleep]: Natural Ways to Get Back to Sleep, Ep. 791

9/9/2022
Insomnia tends to follow two basic patterns–difficulty getting to sleep, and difficulty staying asleep. Today’s episode is for the folks in the second camp, who wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time getting back to sleep. I have several strategies to share that you can use to help you get the rest of your z’s. This episode sponsored by: Zapier Nutrafol promo code “BETTER” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:57

[Sleep]: Good News for Those Who Wake Up in the Middle of the Night, Ep. 790

9/8/2022
Today’s episode is for anyone who’s insomnia style of choice is to wake up in the middle of the night and have problems getting back to sleep. I have really interesting and, ultimately, good news for you. Humans have only been sleeping straight through the night as a matter of general practice since the Industrial Revolution. Before that, it was customary to be up for an hour or so in the middle of the night. So if this happens to you, you’re not a failure! I also share tips on how to get...

Duration:00:09:43