Self Improvement

Hear about tips & tricks for living your best life! These shows share stories, techniques, and exercises for bringing out the best in yourself and others.


Better Angels

Better Angels
Air Date: June 4, 2018

Dialogue, open minds, and open hearts. That’s the goal of Better Angels, a national citizens' movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with Better Angels Director of Public Engagement, Ciaran O’Connor. O’Connor will talk about how the organization is working to fight divisiveness and polarization by bringing together people with different belief systems to rebuild trust and illuminate shared values.

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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground
Air Date: March 26, 2018

In divisive political times, it is more important than ever that we find common ground. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with former US diplomat, John Graham. Graham will share his vast world experience and explain the moment of clarity that changed his life. He’ll share his tips for finding common ground and explain how learning how to be a better negotiator can help make the world a better place.

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OpenMind

OpenMind
Air Date: February 26, 2018

What if disagreements could lead us to some of the best, most productive conversations? Our guest this week is Raffi Grinberg, Co-Director of OpenMind, a free, interactive, psychology-based platform designed to foster intellectual humility, empathy, and mutual understanding across a variety of differences. Raffi will walk our co-hosts through the new app and how it helps users to understand their biases and cultivate intellectual humility, while equipping them with the essential skills to discuss the most sensitive and difficult topics.

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The Bright Side: Social media, selfies, & gaming

The Bright Side: Social media, selfies, & gaming
Air Date: February 12, 2018

Social media is the primary news source for over 60% of the population. It’s fast and easy, but it is not always entirely accurate and that can have some negative implications. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re joined by Dr. Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist. She’ll explain the impact this can have on our brains and share a surprising antidote: humor. Dr. Rutledge will also discuss the positive power of gaming and her interesting take on “selfies” and how they can be a useful way to explore self-image.

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Games for Change

Games for Change
Air Date: January 29, 2018

Did you know that video games are played by two out of every three American households? And according to our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio, that’s a good thing! We’re talking with Susanna Pollack, the President of Games for Change, a non-profit that empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games. Pollack will discuss how gaming can increase mental wellness, build empathy, and even improve physical health.

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Common Ground through Dialogue

Common Ground through Dialogue
Air Date: January 2, 2018

To overcome differences, engage in meaningful dialogue. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with William Issacs, founder of Dialogos, a management consulting and leadership development firm. Issacs will give listeners tips on how to begin to have conversations that can break down barriers and bring communities together.

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Bridging the Divides: Humility, Honesty, Humanity

Bridging the Divides: Humility, Honesty, Humanity
Air Date: December 20, 2017

What if our differences aren’t an obstacle to overcome, but rather a resource for new ways of solving problems? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Dr. Kenneth Gergen, an expert on a way of thinking called Social Constructionism, a theory of communication based on humility, honesty, and acknowledging our common humanity. Dr. Gergen will discuss how conflict can be an opportunity to come together and cooperate to make the world a better place.

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The Power of Story

The Power of Story
Air Date: December 11, 2017

In these divisive times, can good storytelling make the world a better place? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with Christopher Graves, President of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science. Graves will explain the science behind great storytelling, offer listeners tips to tell their own stories, and explain how storytelling has the power to change the world.

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A Case for Kindness

A Case for Kindness
Air Date: August 14, 2017

40 days and 40 ways to change the world? With her fortieth birthday around the corner, Lisa Barrickman wanted to celebrate in a memorable way that would make a difference. That project became A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others, a book that chronicled her efforts and launched a movement. Hear her heartwarming story and learn kindness practices to enrich your life and have an impact.

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The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History

The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History
Air Date: August 7, 2017

"Imagine all the people, living life in Peace." Among many today there is a sense that the world is getting worse, but what if the opposite is actually the case? Hear about the astounding worldwide research project that uncovered data showing an over thirty-year trend of improvements across many areas of life. This "Untold Global History" will warm your heart and inspire you to make the world a better place.

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Pheel the Love

Pheel the Love
Air Date: February 12, 2017

This Valentine’s Day, BetterWorldians Radio is Pheeling the Love! Our guests are the man that plays the Phillie Phanatic, Tom Burgoyne, and Evan Marcus, his co-author on the book Pheel the Love. Burgoyne and Marcus talk about how the Phillie Phanatic approaches every day, and every situation, with love and how business leaders can do the same to create strong, successful companies.

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The Worry Solution

The Worry Solution
Air Date: November 28, 2016

Do you suffer from constant worry? Dr. Martin Rossman says worry is the most common form of suffering in the United States, but his new book, The Worry Solution, can help. This week on BetterWorldians Radio Dr. Rossman will explain the difference between “good worry” from “bad worry” and will help listeners figure out how to take action for a life of less worry.

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Mindfulness for Resolving Conflict

Mindfulness for Resolving Conflict
Air Date: October 3, 2016

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for improving our lives and it can help strengthen our relationships, as well. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with psychotherapist Linda Graham about the steps couples can take to cool down from conflict and move on in a healthy direction.

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UnSelfie: Teaching children empathy

UnSelfie: Teaching children empathy
Air Date: August 22, 2016

Do you want your children to be good people? Start with empathy. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Dr. Borba will explain why empathy is essential and how parents can help their children be happier and more resilient.

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Positivity and Perseverance with Pat Croce

Positivity and Perseverance with Pat Croce
Air Date: August 7, 2016

On this special episode of BetterWorldians Radio, Pat Croce discusses how perseverance and positivity helped him go from a career as a physical therapist, to part owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and best-selling author. Croce will also discuss his recent foray into mindfulness and how the practice has changed his life for the better by living in the present moment.

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Innovation, education, and inspiration

Innovation, education, and inspiration
Air Date: July 4, 2016

As the creator of Atari, Nolan Bushnell is often called the father of video gaming. Since creating that groundbreaking gaming system, Bushnell has founded numerous companies, including Chuck E. Cheese. On this special 100th episode of BetterWorldians, Bushnell discusses the groundbreaking technology he has created to help make the world a better place. Bushnell will share inspiring stories of his entrepreneurial endeavors and talk about his mission to innovate and improve the educational process.

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Young voices against hate

Young voices against hate
Air Date: June 27, 2016

Young voices can change the world. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we welcome back Dr. Stephen Post, founder and President of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. Dr. Post will tell listeners about an essay contest, co-sponsored by the United Nations, that challenged young people all over the world to consider how they can help combat against religious hatred. Dr. Post will share inspiring stories that show how young people are saying “no” to hate.

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Afformations

Afformations
Air Date: February 8, 2016

To get where you want to go in life, ask the right questions. Our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio is Noah St. John, author of The Book of Afformations. St. John will share how he discovered Afformations, a method of using empowering questions for personal growth and how listeners can use Afformations to reach goals and change their lives.

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Counterclockwise

Counterclockwise
Air Date: November 2, 2015

What if we could improve our health and change the way we age just by changing our mindset? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with Dr. Ellen Langer about her book Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Dr. Langer will discuss her fascinating studies on this topic and tell listeners how they can challenge their ingrained behaviors and beliefs to make every day happy and healthier.

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Being Change: Miki Woodard's life of giving back

Being Change: Miki Woodard's life of giving back
Air Date: May 28, 2015

When you dedicate your life to giving back, great things happen. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Michelynn “Miki” Woodard about her work harnessing the power of celebrities like Prince William, Princess Kate, Dr. Phil, and more, to help make a difference in the world. Miki is currently the President and CEO of both the Dr. Phil Foundation and When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation. Miki will discuss how both organizations are helping to improve the lives of children and families in need.

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Air Date: April 23, 2015

What if you could do better by doing less? That’s the idea behind best-selling book, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” for anyone who has ever felt overworked and entirely too busy. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with “Essentialism” author Greg McKeown. McKeown will explain how listeners can figure out what’s essential at work and at home in order to channel their time and energy toward what really matters.

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Cancer Schmancer

Cancer Schmancer
Air Date: January 29, 2015

It took “The Nanny” star, Fran Drescher, two years and 11 doctors to be diagnosed with and treated for uterine cancer. Now, she lives to talk about it and empower other women to take an active role in their health. Fran is our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio. She’ll talk about Cancer Schmancer, the foundation she started to promote the prevention and early detection of cancer, and her book by the same name.

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Books against bullying

Books against bullying
Air Date: November 13, 2014

How do you talk to your kids about bullies and friendship issues? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re discussing the how to teach our children about dealing with bullies and how be a good friend. Our guest is children’s book author Trudy Ludwig. Trudy will discuss her wonderful books, including The Invisible Boy and My Secret Bully, and how parents can help their kids navigate the sometimes confusing world of children’s social interactions.

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DoSomething

DoSomething
Air Date: November 6, 2014

You’re never too young to make a difference. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking about DoSomething.org, an organization that helps young people tackle campaigns that impact a multitude of causes, from poverty, to bullying, to the environment. Our guest is Aria Finger, COO of DoSomething.org. Finger will discuss how 3 million young people are helping to make the world a better place and how you can get involved. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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The Best Part of the Day: Teaching Children Gratitude

The Best Part of the Day: Teaching Children Gratitude
Air Date: October 30, 2014

For twenty years, Sarah Ban Breathnach has been inspiring women to practice gratitude every day. This week on BetterWorldian’s Radio we’ll discuss how she’s now sharing her message with kids through a beautiful new children’s book, The Best Part of the Day. Sarah Ban Breathnach is the best-selling author of Simple Abundance. She’ll talk about how The Best Part of the Day encourages children and families to celebrate and appreciate the wonderful moments in their lives.

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Forgiveness: From This Day Forward

Forgiveness: From This Day Forward
Air Date: October 23, 2014

How can the power of forgiveness change your life? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking to Amy and Matt Baumgardner, co-authors of From This Day Forward: A Love Story of Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness. Amy and Matt will discuss how addiction nearly destroyed their marriage and almost took the life of their little girl. They’ll tell listeners how the power of faith, hope, and forgiveness saved their family.

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Unlimited Love: The Legacy of Sir John Templeton

Unlimited Love: The Legacy of Sir John Templeton
Air Date: August 14, 2014

Sir John Templeton's talents in the investment world established his great fortune, but it was his passion for spiritual matters and his brilliance with big ideas that led to a life and legacy dedicated to Unlimited Love. Our guests, Drs. Josephine Templeton and Stephen G. Post, will discuss Sir John Templeton’s life and legacy as it’s captured in Post's book written at Sir John's behest, Is Ultimate Reality Unlimited Love?. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain
Air Date: July 10, 2014

If you want to change your life, you need to change your brain! This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’ll discuss how to change your thinking to get the most of life. Our guest is Dr. John Arden, author of Rewire Your Brain. Dr. Arden will walk listeners through simple and practical techniques to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Twist of Faith

Twist of Faith
Air Date: May 15, 2014

It’s never too late to turn your life around. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels about her personal journey of faith and forgiveness. Beiler will discuss her book, Twist of Faith, which documents her inspiring life story. Beiler will tell listeners how she overcame the odds to live a life of honesty, openness, and giving back and in the process launched a massively successful brand. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Three Simple Steps

Three Simple Steps
Air Date: May 8, 2014

“Our lives are not meant to be a struggle, but a joyful trip.” Those are the words of Trevor Blake, successful entrepreneur and the author of Three Simple Steps, who we’ll be talking with this week on BetterWorldians Radio. Blake will share his compelling life experiences and the lessons he has learned along the way. He’ll discuss how listeners can use the tips in his book to make their own lives a more joyful trip. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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People Tools

People Tools
Air Date: April 24, 2014

“When you experience joy in your life, what else do you really need?” That’s the question Alan C. Fox asks in his book People Tools, 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity, which we’ll discuss this week on BetterWorldians Radio. Fox will discuss the lessons he’s learned to create a successful and joyful life and how listeners can develop their own set of tools to do the same. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Lessons Learned from Mister Rogers

Lessons Learned from Mister Rogers
Air Date: April 10, 2014

Mister Rogers always said, “I like you just the way you are.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about the lessons learned from Mister Rogers by children and adults, alike. Our guests are filmmaker Benjamin Wagner (Mister Rogers and Me) and author Amy Hollingsworth (The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers). Wagner and Hollingsworth will discuss their personal friendships with Fred Rogers and his legacy of kindness and love. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Embracing Kindness

Embracing Kindness
Air Date: April 3, 2014

Can kindness change the world? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about a mission to unite and empower people through kindness. Our guest this week is Orly Wahba, the founder of the non-profit Life Vest Inside. Wahba will tell listeners about the potential they have to affect real and positive change in the world through kindness. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Defining Values for a Better Life

Defining Values for a Better Life
Air Date: March 27, 2014

What do you value in life? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about how pinpointing your highest values can lead to a more fulfilling life. Our guest this week is Dr. John Demartini, best-selling author of The Values Factor. Dr. Demartini will discuss what it means to have clearly defined values, and how to use those values to create better careers, relationships, and lives. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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The Ziglar Legacy

The Ziglar Legacy
Air Date: March 13, 2014

Zig Ziglar inspired millions to live their best life, and now his son, Tom Ziglar, is carrying on the family legacy. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk to Tom about following in his dad’s footsteps. Tom Ziglar is the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. and author of the book, Born to Win. Tom will discuss his book and the poignant lessons he’s learned from his dad along the way. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Flourish

Flourish
Air Date: March 6, 2014

We’re all looking for the best way to balance work and our personal lives and this week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk with someone who says he has the answer. Our guest is life coach and entrepreneur Steve Moeller, author of Endorphinomics. Moeller will discuss his guide to maximizing emotional, financial, and physical well-being to optimize quality of life. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Love 2.0 or Love, Upgraded

Love 2.0 or Love, Upgraded
Air Date: February 13, 2014

Love isn’t what you think it is. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about research that offers a new definition for love and how you can create more of it in your life. Our guest this week is the best-selling author of Love 2.0, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. Fredrickson shares ways we can deepen all the relationships in our lives, including the one we share with our Valentine. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Loving Yourself First

Loving Yourself First
Air Date: January 30, 2014

To help make the world a better place, you must first love yourself. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about the importance of self-compassion and how to achieve it. Our guest this week is Lori Deschene, author and founder of Tiny Buddha, which is one of the most popular wisdom destinations on the web. Deschene will discuss how she pulled herself out of self-doubt into a life of self-love and how listeners can do the same. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Why We Believe

Why We Believe
Air Date: January 23, 2014

Do you believe in God? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about research that explores why people believe what they believe. Our guest this week is best-selling author Dr. Andrew Newberg. Newberg will discuss what neuroscience has to say about religion and tell listeners why he believes faith is a powerful tool for improving your well-being. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness
Air Date: January 9, 2014

What if the secret to living a happier life lies within your power to change the way your brain works? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about how absorbing the good moments each day can improve your life. Our guest this week is best-selling author Dr. Rick Hanson. Hanson lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to create a life full of happiness. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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The Art of the Fresh Start

The Art of the Fresh Start
Air Date: January 2, 2014

Have you ever made a New Year's resolution only to forget about it in a matter of days? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we'll talk about how to make resolutions you can really keep. Our guest this week is “The Art of the Fresh Start” author and motivational speaker Glenna Salsbury. Glenna tells listeners the key to success with New Year's resolutions is really getting to know yourself and what you really want out life. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Air Date: December 19, 2013

No matter what the circumstances, it’s possible to change your life. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about how changing the way you think, can change the way you live. Our guest this week is award-winning author Weldon Long. Long will talk about how he went from prison to prosperity and from a life of crime to a life of happiness by practicing “The Power of Consistency.” Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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It's Good to be Good

It's Good to be Good
Air Date: December 12, 2013

They say it is better to give than to get, but what if by giving, you also receive? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about how giving of yourself to others is good for you, too. Our guest this week is best selling author Dr. Stephen Post. Post will tell listeners how to live a longer and happier life by the simple act of giving. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Being a Better YOU Through Meditation

Being a Better YOU Through Meditation
Air Date: November 14, 2013

Creating a better world starts with becoming a better YOU. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll discuss how meditation can help you live your best life. Our guest this week is Dr. Robert Butera, founder of YogaLife Institute in Pennsylvania. Butera will get you started with meditation and discuss how it can reduce stress and improve creativity. Learn about six different forms of meditation and how to find the best technique for your personality and lifestyle. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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The Habits of Happiness

The Habits of Happiness
Air Date: November 7, 2013

When it comes to happiness, practice makes perfect. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about the surprising way to become a happier you. Our guest this week is Happiness Expert Dr. Matthew Della Porta. He’ll discuss how developing good habits, such as practicing gratitude and giving back, helps cultivate happiness. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Being a Better Worldian By Being Who You Are

Being a Better Worldian By Being Who You Are
Air Date: October 24, 2013

To make a difference, be authentic. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll focus on how being in touch with yourself is the first step toward doing good in the world. We speak with Sheva Carr, CEO of Fyera! and Director of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program. Carr’s unique journey through various trials, successes and experiences illustrate the importance of being true to oneself. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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