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What does it mean to flourish? Join Resilience Trainer and Certified Applied Positive Psychology Coach Kari Gormley as she interviews scientists, experts, coaches and authors on how to live a flourishing life. You'll hear the latest research and recommendations for growing and strengthening your relationships, identifying your passions and priorities, and living healthier, happier life. The Flourishing Experiment podcast starts where The Running Lifestyle Show crossed the finish line and is ...
 
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In this week’s episode, we explore Adam Grant’s book, “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.” Our topic is rethinking and how taking a scientific approach to life can help us live more harmoniously. I discuss the ‘three P’ modes of thinking—prosecutor, preacher, and politician—and how to take a curious, intellectually humble approa…
 
It doesn’t feel good to feel sad, depressed, annoyed, or frustrated. But one of the worst things we can do is resist those emotions and let them impact us and the people around us. Research shows that when we hide from our emotions and don’t allow ourselves to feel them, anxiety and depression levels go up and resiliency goes down. In this week’s e…
 
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes is back to discuss some simple breathing techniques that can make a huge impact. We also discuss what the vagus nerve does both physiologically and psychologically and how being mindful of your breath can make a big difference. Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @Ka…
 
This week we’re getting to know our Reticular Activating System (RAS)—the part of the brainstem that plays a crucial role in managing our thoughts and getting motivated! We’ll discuss what it is, what it does, and how to use it, including some practical tips and and ideas for tapping into your RAS and using it to get tough stuff done! Please go HER…
 
Writer and performer Laura Hankin joins us this week to help us tap into our creative side! We talk about her writing process, books she recommends, authors she admires and even how our dreams can pop up unexpectedly. Plus, a little bit about her next book, “A Special Place for Women,” due out in May! Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. T…
 
Dr. Elizabeth Hughes shares how changing our mindsets can actually, physically help our bodies heal. A Stanford-trained physician with 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Hughes now blends her scientific training with a holistic approach drawing from non-Western medicine. The result? Less illness rather than more medicine. Listen in and learn how!…
 
Dr. Kate Truitt introduces us to “havening,” a tool to help us stay calm and gain clarity. Dr. Kate is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist specializing in trauma-informed treatment and care. Our conversation was recorded late at night and has a very conversational, vulnerable tone; I got a lot out of it and hope you do, too. Please go HERE f…
 
It’s been nearly a year since COVID really hit most of the U.S. and a lot of our days may seem repetitive and boring. What if you could nudge yourself toward novelty and use it not only for fun, but as a tool to get things done? Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d lov…
 
What if when the pandemic is over, we’re better than before? This week we’re exploring that idea and indulging our “what-ifs” with the help of Positive Psychology and personal energy management tools. Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear from you! This pod…
 
Elaine O’Brien, PhD, is here to remind us of the joy of movement! Particularly in these dark, cold winter months, it's easy to hibernate and forget the impact positive movement can have on our moods and on our lives. Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley -- I’d love to hear fr…
 
James Wallman’s book “Time and How to Spend It: The 7 Rules for Richer, Happier Days” is an excellent manual for designing leisure time that is fulfilling and rejuvenating. That’s our focus today: how to better spend our leisure time—listen in and learn how to build “richer, happier days”! Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your…
 
Maya Kova joins us this week to share with us how to use our body and breath to feel grounded during these turbulent times. She’s an Applied Positive Psychology coach and Certified Tantra Educator who’s been studying conscious living and loving for the past 10 years. Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeaways from…
 
We know exercising releases endorphins—but what are they, really? This week we’re talking all about endorphins, the neurotransmitters and hormones often thought of as chemical messengers. Listen in and learn all about this feel-good hormone, including how to get more of it! Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeawa…
 
Today’s theme was inspired by a quote from bestselling author Margaret Wheatley: “Without reflection we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” This week we’re talking reflection: How to do it, when to do it, and why to do it. We’ll also talk about the many ways we measure time, from mo…
 
2020 has been the year that put so many things into focus. That’s what my guest, Serene Marie, RD, and I discuss in this episode: What came into focus for us this year and what’s on the horizon for us both in 2021! Speaking of: If you’re looking to create a better 2021 year, then a C Journal could be for you. Listen in to find out how an analog jou…
 
This week we’re continuing our exploration of feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters, this time with dopamine! Dopamine helps you move, get things done, and get motivated — basically, it’s the perfect hormone to harness ahead of the new year! On this episode you’ll hear the low-down on dopamine, including how to game your brain so you can get mor…
 
Because this year’s holidays are different from how we’ve celebrated in the past, we could all use a little help making the most of them. Serotonin regulates impulsivity, anger, and aggressiveness, and helps us feel calm and safe. And who couldn’t use a little more comfort and safety this year? In this episode, I unpack what serotonin impacts and o…
 
This holiday season may be unusual, but we don’t need to totally forgo human connection! This week we hear from professional connection creator Michelle Tillis Lederman. Disheartened by the lack of leadership and communication she experienced in corporate America, Michelle decided to take matters into her own hands and become a “people expert.” She…
 
Exciting research is coming out that oxytocin, a neuropeptide and hormone, could help treat COVID and Alzheimer’s. Oxytocin can be made naturally, be given intravenously, and even inhaled. This episode will tell you how you can increase your oxytocin—also known as the “love hormone”—through fun practices, routines and exercises. Please go HERE for …
 
This holiday season is likely going to be different from any we’ve previously experienced. Adapting can be hard, but it can also be fun and even exciting. In this episode, we’ll discuss giving yourself and others permission to feel many feelings at once. I’ll also offer some ideas for celebrating the holidays this year and even starting new traditi…
 
Carolann Valentino, an award-winning entertainer, motivational speaker and TV host, Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, and fitness expert is here for a wide-ranging conversation! We discuss how we create energy through our bodies, the words we use, and the conversations we have. This episode will show you how to trust your gut, use fitness a…
 
Today’s episode is the third and final installment of our mantra series. Part one was about physical sayings and a word that could be hurting you. Part two was around sayings that focused on emotions. Today I share four relationship sayings—plus an update about using a word that isn’t as bad as I once thought. Please go HERE for this episode’s show…
 
For the past two weeks, I have been doing a series on sharing sayings that could be getting in your way. I’m interrupting part three of that series to instead share a timely conversation with former professional poker player and ultimate decision-maker Annie Duke. Her book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices has been an extremely…
 
Last week I discussed six sayings and one word that could be hurting you rather than helping you. I focused specifically on physical sayings. This week is all about emotions -- mantras that turn out to not be true and could keep you stuck. Please go HERE for this episode’s show notes. Tweet me your biggest takeaways from the episode at @KariGormley…
 
Mantras can be great tools for mindfulness, focus, meditation, and more. But there are a few commonly used mantras that can hurt us more than they help. If we subscribe to these sayings we could even be doing harm to our bodies. In this first installment of a three-episode series, I’ll address five mantras that could potentially be hurting you—plus…
 
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