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#18 Daniel Klein Part 1: A Philosophical Joker’s View of the Meaning of Life

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Release Date: 01/10/2017

#197 Kamin Samuel: Reinventing Your Life Post COVID show art #197 Kamin Samuel: Reinventing Your Life Post COVID

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Show Notes  As Covid 19 restrictions begin to shrink (at least in California in June of 2021), let’s prepare ourselves for an onslaught of “Post Covid Therapies.” Well, today’s conversation with Personal Business and Life Coach, Kamin Samuel, jumps right into the heart of that conversation. Our topic for the day is “Reinventing Your Life Post Covid.” Kamin and I will discuss the idea that “reinventing your life” is more about reprioritizing than it is about major changes. Of the many insights Kamin brings to us, we discuss three excellent questions that Kamin posed to me...

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#196 Dr Neil Farber: Serendipity and the Art of Paying Attention show art #196 Dr Neil Farber: Serendipity and the Art of Paying Attention

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Show Notes  My guest today, Dr. Neil Farber, presents a powerful case for the miracle of Serendipity and the Art of Paying Attention. As Neil Farber and I chat, it becomes apparent that many of our most important decisions in life are the result of unexpected and surprising events that seem to occur out of nowhere. A man with fabulous stories about life’s serendipitous events, Dr. Farber convinced me that my life personally has been more determined by serendipity than it has by conscious planning. Now that was a surprise. Neil Farber’s book, Serendipity: Utilizing Everyday Unexpected...

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#195 Vicki Znavor: Authenticity ReAwakened show art #195 Vicki Znavor: Authenticity ReAwakened

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Show Notes  I feel like today’s show is one of our very best. Vicki Znavor and her book Authenticity ReAwakened provide enormously valuable insight into how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. As you will see in our discussion, Vicki and her book offer not only excellent content but also very fascinating and intriguing personal discovery exercises. After hearing Vicki Znavor you will be absolutely clear about the value of personal authenticity and why it is so essential to (1) know who you really are, (2) to know what really matters to you, and (3) to know how to bring that self...

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#194 Terry Hershey Soul Gardening: Nourishing Your Innermost Self show art #194 Terry Hershey Soul Gardening: Nourishing Your Innermost Self

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Show Notes  Today my friend Terry Hershey and I talk about his book, Soul Gardening, which after having written sixteen books, this one is his favorite. I have a feeling it is his favorite because it just might be a faithful autobiography of a man in search… of himself of what it means to embrace life on planet earth. The closing words of his book tells it all… “People who love this world, those who pay attention, are all gardeners. Because gardening is not just about digging or planting. Gardening is about cherishing.” Delightful. Let’s bring on Terry to tell us more.

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#193 Jeff Carreira: The Ordinariness of the Spiritual Life show art #193 Jeff Carreira: The Ordinariness of the Spiritual Life

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Show Notes My guest, Jeff Carreira and I, speak the same language. I call it the language of the soul in everyday vocabulary. We talk about how the frustrations we face in ordinary life are also spiritual frustrations with spiritual solutions. If you have ever longed for a deeper inner life then Jeff Carreira is a tender and insightful guide to help you find your way. I hope you find this show with author, teacher Jeff Carreira as enlightening as I did. Enjoy! To get in touch with Jeff go to https://jeffcarreira.com/ Get Jeff’s latest book: .   For more on Charlie check out:

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#192 Charlie Hedges: Part III-From the Heart of Uganda show art #192 Charlie Hedges: Part III-From the Heart of Uganda

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Show Notes  For most of the month of May I will be deep “in the heart of Uganda” I will be working with the Wells of Life Ugandan staff. On this trip I will dig deep into operational strategies, building closer relationships with our 12 person staff, and building deeper affiliations with government leadership that impacts our services or providing access to clean water. Today, in our 15-minute interview, Producer Paul is curious to discover what drives me personally to involve so much of my life working with the charity, Wells of Life. What seemed to conclude that service and purpose...

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#191 Charlie Hedges: Part II-From the Heart of Uganda show art #191 Charlie Hedges: Part II-From the Heart of Uganda

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  For most of the month of May I will be deep “in the heart of Uganda” I will be working with the Wells of Life Ugandan staff. On this trip I will dig deep into operational strategies, building closer relationships with our 12 person staff, and building deeper affiliations with government leadership that impacts our services or providing access to clean water. Today, in the 15-minute interview, Producer Paul and I talk about the realities of poverty-stricken life in rural Uganda. Now… in the midst of this terrible reality we also talk about the joy and gratitude of the...

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#190 Charlie Hedges: Part I-From the Heart of Uganda show art #190 Charlie Hedges: Part I-From the Heart of Uganda

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes For most of the month of May I will be deep “in the heart of Uganda” I will be working with the Wells of Life Ugandan staff. On this trip I will dig deep into operational strategies, building closer relationships with our 12 person staff, and building deeper affiliations with government leadership that impacts our services or providing access to clean water. In this brief 10-minute interview with Producer Paul we discuss why, after retirement, I chose to add charity service to my resume. Please consider the encouragement to (1) Stay curious, and (2) Always be an explorer. For...

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#189 Dr Harley Rotbart: No Regrets Living show art #189 Dr Harley Rotbart: No Regrets Living

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Show Notes  Today’s show is truly special. My guest, infectious disease physician Dr Harley Rotbart, speaks in depth on his new book: No Regrets Living: 7 Keys to Wonder and Contentment. In a book originally intended to offer wisdom and insight for his children, Harley Rotbart takes us through an essential process for living a life that really matters. He gets personal, candid and maybe even a bit controversial… Well… truthfully… I think it is me that gets controversial. But, what’s new about that? Join me in a brilliant conversation with Dr Harley Rotbart and No Regrets Living....

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#188 Donna Francart: “I’ve Seen Dead People” show art #188 Donna Francart: “I’ve Seen Dead People”

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Show Notes  Sometimes the next chapter in life involves a radical move. Our guest today is a perfect example. Donna Francart transitioned from an Executive Travel Agent to becoming a Deputy Coroner. Today we talk about Donna’s new book I’ve Seen Dean People: Diary of a Deputy Coroner. In our lively conversation Donna tells us about life as a Deputy Coroner, visions of death, and poignant insights into the meaning of life and death. In what may seem like a darker subject, I think you will be surprised how engaging and meaningful our conversation is. Let’s welcome former Deputy...

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This special episode is with a man I have admired for years. Daniel Klein. Daniel is the author of the book I regularly refer to: Travels with Epicurus.

Daniel, better known as Danny, is a New York Times Best Selling author, for a book written with his friend Tom Cathcart, titled When Plato and a Plautus Walk Into a Bar. It’s a book about philosophy; but it’s philosophy explained by jokes!! And good jokes at that. Several times I was caught in public laughing out load as I read the book.

Danny is a very, very funny guy, astute philosopher, but mostly, for me, he is a man on a never-ending quest to make sense of “the meaning of life.”

Today we will spend much of our time discussing Danny’s latest book: “Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it!)

But as you know with me, I really had no idea where our conversation would end up. It was funny, wild, and enormously informing.

Don’ miss Danny!!! 

Daniel Klein, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It.

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