Episodes & Show Notes

Episode 11: How Do You Feel About Parties?

Episode 11: How Do You Feel About Parties?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And how does this affect how you socialize and make and maintain friendships? We discuss how dealing with these things is emotionally complex and conclude that managing your social life in a way that works for you is an […]

Episode 10: What Do You Want Out of Life?

Episode 10: What Do You Want Out of Life?

We revisit one of the big questions: “What do we want out of life?” We get into what we thought we would become, who we are, and how that relates to what we might do in the future. Do we need to do anything differently? What […]

Episode 9: Just Be

Episode 9: Just Be

We start this episode discussing the transition to and from a great trip, adjusting your attitude towards your daily routine, and the idea of stopping traveling altogether. We then dig deep and discuss just being with ourselves and being content with our lives, especially when […]

Episode 8: We Can’t All Be Mozart

Episode 8: We Can’t All Be Mozart

In this episode, we go deep. We welcome spring by discussing how to find meaning and purpose in life even when you’re not born an artistic genius. We also get into whether there can be too much self-reflection, being drawn to tragedies/tragic figures, and how […]

Episode 7: A Few Thoughts on Aging Well

Episode 7: A Few Thoughts on Aging Well

We discuss some ways of aging well, including spending time in nature and decluttering our possessions. We also talk about how certain things come back into our lives, continue to bring us joy, and ignite our curiosity. NOTED Mäntylä House (Finnish for “house among the pines”) […]

Episode 6: Join Us for Dinner!

Episode 6: Join Us for Dinner!

Over an early birthday dinner for Kristen, we discuss how really taking your time to taste, smell, look, and listen during an exquisite meal is one decadent way to be fully present and grateful. We also get into the important role of good design and personal […]

Episode 5: Two keys to happiness in daily life

Episode 5: Two keys to happiness in daily life

We discuss how changing your perspective and knowing yourself are two keys to happiness in daily life. We also report on how our meditation practice is going. NOTED 10% Happier The Robcast The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin Meyers Briggs How to Live a Good […]

Episode 4: Can you be yourself all the time?

Episode 4: Can you be yourself all the time?

Can you be your true and authentic self all the time? In this episode, we discuss why we have different identities online, at work, and with friends. We also explore the importance of friendship and the tyranny of holiday weekends. NOTED Getting Things Done by David […]

Episode 3: Are you a good listener?

Episode 3: Are you a good listener?

Are you a good listener? In this episode, we discuss what that means and how it relates to celebrating holidays, managing time on social media, being mindful, truly mastering a topic, and choosing between reading and watching to relax at the end of the day. NOTED […]