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Exploring hobbies and pastimes and how they delight us.

Exploring hobbies and pastimes and how they delight us.
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Exploring hobbies and pastimes and how they delight us.






WMYH Ep. 6 Solitude

Today we're going to spend just a little time alone on the topics of solitude and vacations. Vacations are often lauded for their restorative effects, but similarly blamed for being more stressful than our day to day life, hence the popular quote, "I need a vacation from my vacation." In today's solo episode, we're going to discuss how solitude can restore the mind and spirit. Table of Contents: 00:00 Intro 00:50 It's a solo episode this week 01:10 Icebreaker - What's my favorite smell?...


WMYH Ep. 5 Comics – Interview with Josh Harlan

Josh Harlan of Imaginary Worlds Comics joins us today to talk all things comics and graphic novels. The world of comics has matured from its early days of pulpy fictions stories to a modern art form globally lauded and beloved by a wide audience. Josh talks enthusiastically about how newcomers to comics can get into it, and how the more experienced readers can explore new frontiers. Table of Contents: 00:00 Intro 00:50 Josh Harlan and his store 01:20 New York's comic book shops 02:10 90,000...


WMYH Ep. 4 Success – Interview with Ari Gunzburg

Ari Gunzburg joins us today as we discuss success, and how we can use our hobbies to be more successful. We’ll also be talking about how to instill good habits within ourselves, social media, Black Friday, and a whole bunch of other things. This show is a conversation format, and as such, it does wander from the topic at times. Enjoy! Table of Contents: 00:00 Intro 01:00 Our Guest 04:00 Ari Gunzburg - Who are you? 05:00 Wilderness Liaisons 10:30 Motivational Speaking 11:30 Whole Foods 13:30...


WMYH Ep. 3 Belief Systems and Happiness – Interview with Rabbi Pinchas Landis

Rabbi Pinchas Landis joins us on the show today to talk about belief systems. Can belief systems really make you happy? Is it limited to religion? Why do some people find comfort in a belief system they can rely on while others do not? Today we will discuss these questions as well as far more important matters concerning Thanksgiving and how best to top your sweet potatoes. Note: This episode was recorded before the next episode, so you will hear us reference my interview with Ari Gunzburg,...


WMYH Ep. 2 How to Make Work Fun – Interview with Dan Gisser

Today we're sitting down with Dan Gisser of Advicoach to talk about the work/life balance, and more specifically, what can we all do to make work more fun? We'll be discussing how short term changes differ from long term changes, and what our aims should really be. And most importantly, where do hobbies fit into that balance? Table of Contents:00:00 Intro01:10 Guest Interview (Dan Gisser)01:30 "What Makes YOU Happy?"05:00 Business Coaching06:20 "If you were an animal, what would you...


WMYH Ep. 1 – What Happiness Is – Interview with Dr. Sholom Stern

Dr. Sholom Stern joins us today to give a solid definition and examination of what happiness exactly is. We'll be discussing how it differs from person to person, as well as if it is even worth pursuing. How do we understand it to maximize it and why is it important. Where do hobbies fit into all of this. Dr. Stern explains all of this in detail. Table of Contents: 32:00 Intro 00:57 Guest Interview (Dr. Sholom Stern) 02:57 “What Makes YOU Happy?” 04:17 “Happiness is different for everyone.”...