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Find Your Motivation: Calculate Your Ripple EP: 363

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Release Date: 01/19/2021

Breaking Old Habits: It All Starts with This One Thing EP: 392 show art Breaking Old Habits: It All Starts with This One Thing EP: 392

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Habits are like icebergs--you can perceive just the tip of them, when actually most of them exist underneath the surface of your awareness. You can’t just throw some dirt and some grass seed on the tip of an iceberg and turn it into a meadow--it’s still gonna be a mountain of ice that runs deep. You need to see what's under the surface to truly change it.

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Spotlight on Self-Care: What Do Dirty Dishes Have to Do with Self-Care? EP: 391 show art Spotlight on Self-Care: What Do Dirty Dishes Have to Do with Self-Care? EP: 391

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Today’s big idea is controversial. And it is that household chores, like doing the dishes or folding the laundry CAN be done in such a way that they qualify as self-care. Gasp!

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Spotlight on Self-Care: Are Hobbies Self-Care? Or Self-Indulgent? EP: 390 show art Spotlight on Self-Care: Are Hobbies Self-Care? Or Self-Indulgent? EP: 390

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Most people think self-care means getting a massage, or a pedicure, or taking a yoga class, but little things like doodling, cooking, and even stamp collecting can help you keep yourself in a good spot. Kevin, a listener who collects stamps, shares his perspective.

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Sex as Self-Care, an interview with Alicia Gauvin EP: 389 show art Sex as Self-Care, an interview with Alicia Gauvin EP: 389

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Whether it's with a partner, or yourself, sex is an indisputable part of being a person and therefore has a role to play in being a better person. It's also an important way that we take care of ourselves on multiple levels--physical and emotional. That's why I'm interviewing Alicia Gauvin, Executive Director of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, for her perspectives on why sex--and pleasure--matters.

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The Self-Care of Learning New Things EP: 388 show art The Self-Care of Learning New Things EP: 388

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Although there’s nothing pampering about trying something you’ve never done and, let’s face it, probably doing pretty badly at first, opening your mind and possibly your body up to a new skill or discipline is a great way to keep your mind sharp, and to expand your worldview.

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When Your Self-Care Unleashes Big Feels EP: 387 show art When Your Self-Care Unleashes Big Feels EP: 387

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

While self-care is a wonderful thing, in can also be an occasion for you to come face to face with all kinds of different emotions--sadness, anger, grief, shame, agitation, you name it. And since many of us have a tendency to not want to experience some of these more uncomfortable emotions, you may find yourself wanting to skip out on your self-care so that you don’t have to feel them. I hope this episode helps change your mind about that.

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Spotlight on Self-Care: Pro Tip--Make Time for Cleansing EP: 386 show art Spotlight on Self-Care: Pro Tip--Make Time for Cleansing EP: 386

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

When you think of the ‘self’ in self care, you probably think about your body and your mind. But today I’m talking about a way to take care of your energetic--aka your vibe.

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Self-Care Can Be Things You Don’t Really Want to Do EP: 385 show art Self-Care Can Be Things You Don’t Really Want to Do EP: 385

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Sometimes self-care is the equivalent of eating your lima beans (or insert your other least favorite vegetable). And while that’s not sexy or particularly exciting, it’s OK. Because perhaps viewing these not-so-pleasurable things as important self-care might help you actually do them.

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Making Self-Care More Than a Buzzword EP: 384 show art Making Self-Care More Than a Buzzword EP: 384

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

You can here so much about self-care that it starts to smell a little off to you. I totally get that, and so does today's guest, with Macala Lacy, a community-based yoga teacher, mental health therapist, and wellness educator based in Los Angeles. She shares a really helpful re-frame that can help cut through any mental backlash you might have to the phrase itself.

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Spotlight on Self-Care: Sometimes All You Need to Take Better Care of Yourself Is One Syllable EP: 383 show art Spotlight on Self-Care: Sometimes All You Need to Take Better Care of Yourself Is One Syllable EP: 383

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

While we think of self-care as something you DO--like yoga, or meditation--self-care doesn’t always have to be an action. Sometimes it’s a decision--a simple yes or no.

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