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Author: Nataly Kogan

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Welcome to The Awesome Human Podcast, hosted by Nataly Kogan. In each episode, Nataly shares super practical, science-backed tips and skills to help you struggle less, avoid burnout and develop a more supportive relationship with yourself -- and answers questions from a live studio audience. AKA this podcast is all about helping you embrace your inner Awesome Human!
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Do you have trouble turning off your busy brain even when you’re on vacation?Do you feel the need to be constantly busy otherwise you’re slacking?You’re not alone -- and today’s episode is just for you. Nataly, a fellow workaholic, shares practical ways to pause your working brain as well as some powerful research into why you must prioritize rest. Do you know that rest actually makes you more productive? It’s true.What you’ll learn:Real research about the benefits of taking breaks and rest.How to practice active rest (and why it’s important)?What to reply to your brain when it makes you feel guilty for not working?For more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more, visit www.happier.com and subscribe to Nataly’s weekly awesome newsletter! If you’d like to join our weekly Awesome Human Hour via Zoom, be part of our live, virtual audience and ask Nataly questions, sign up for free here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Do you hold back because you’re afraid of being judged?Are you too self-conscious to share your thoughts openly at work?In this episode, Nataly dives head first into some realistic and powerful strategies to help you find the courage to be more authentic -- in both your professional and personal life. Nataly has first-hand experience of this struggle and understands how debilitating it can be. That’s why she wants to share with you her journey to becoming more open and explain the practices she has learned to help her work through her fear of being judged.What you will learn:How to practice working through this fear of being judged?Why being inauthentic is a risky business (and zaps your energy)?What to reply to your brain when it traps you in the “what others think” fear bubble?For more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more, visit www.happier.com and subscribe to Nataly’s weekly awesome newsletter! If you’d like to join our weekly Awesome Human Hour via Zoom, be part of our live, virtual audience and ask Nataly questions, sign up for free here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Can you turn everyday experiences, at home and at work, into moments of meaning and connection?Yes! Through rituals.In this episode, Nataly talks with Erica Keswin, the bestselling author of Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines into Workplace Magic. Together they discuss the finer details of creating meaningful yet simple rituals at work and how they anchor us during times of challenge and uncertainty. If you’d like to add more magic to your everyday routines, you must tune in. What you’ll learn:How to transform an everyday experience into a meaningful ritual?The 3Ps of rituals at work (which underpin the whole rituals concept.)How leading companies like LinkedIn are creating simple yet meaningful rituals?For more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more, visit www.happier.com and subscribe to Nataly’s weekly awesome newsletter! If you’d like to join our weekly Awesome Human Hour via Zoom, be part of our live, virtual audience and ask Nataly questions, sign up for free here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Are you always worrying about the future?Would you like to learn how to find more moments of joy and calm, even amidst challenges and uncertainty?In this episode, Nataly shares how the Japanese concept of Ichigo Ichie can help you do just that. You can live more mindfully and find a sense of inner calm even during tricky times. Listen to Nataly as she paints on a Buddha board (whilst talking through the process) and reveals how we all have the ability to be present for the moments in our lives -- even those moments we’d rather ignore.What you’ll learn:Insights into the human brain’s negativity bias (and how to fix it)A simple gratitude practice to strengthen your resilience amidst uncertaintyHow connecting to your Bigger Why during uncertain times helps you growFor more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more, visit www.happier.com and subscribe to Nataly’s weekly awesome newsletter! If you’d like to join our weekly Awesome Human Hour via Zoom, be part of our live, virtual audience and ask Nataly questions, sign up for free here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Is self-doubt holding you back from living the life you desire?Are you tired of never having the courage to leave your comfort zone?Then tune into this fascinating conversation between Nataly and Chris Brock, author, life-long student of mindfulness and host of the Conversations on Living podcast.Overcoming self-doubt, breaking free of stories that hold us back, and exploring what it means to have courage ( it’s nothing to do with being fearless, by the way!) are talked about in depth today. You don’t want to miss this one if you’re struggling to believe in yourself. It’s time to install some new beliefs.What you’ll learn:How to break through mental blocks What real courage is (and why it’s not about being fearless)Tips to help you find joy, peace, and confidence amidst uncertaintyFor more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more, visit www.happier.com and subscribe to Nataly’s weekly awesome newsletter! If you’d like to join our weekly Awesome Human Hour via Zoom, be part of our live, virtual audience and ask Nataly questions, sign up for free here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Do you feel guilty about making time for yourself?Are you burning out from being overcommitted?Do you struggle to set boundaries?In this episode, Nataly holds nothing back. It’s time for some tough talk and super-practical tips to help you bust that self-care guilt and make me-time a realistic part of your day, even when you think you’re too busy. As a recovering people-pleaser, Nataly knows how hard it can be to set boundaries but she also knows they are absolutely essential for your emotional and mental well-being.What you’ll learn:A new way of defining self-care as a skillHow to create emotional boundaries and say “no” (and mean it)Insights into the big benefits of resting and taking breaksFor more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more, visit www.happier.com and subscribe to Nataly’s weekly awesome newsletter! If you’d like to join our weekly Awesome Human Hour via Zoom, be part of our live, virtual audience and ask Nataly questions, sign up for free here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed out when times are difficult?Would you like to learn strategies to improve your resilience during challenges?In this episode, Nataly shares five science-backed skills and simple, tangible ways to practice them to help boost your resilience during difficult times and better manage your stress and overwhelm. She reveals her powerful definition of resilience (which has nothing to do with feeling positive all the time or being tough) and which traits the most resilient people have in common.What you’ll learn:Powerful research findings about resilience.5 emotional fitness skills to add to your personal toolkit. Simple practices to boost your resilience and better manage stress.Want more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more? Subscribe to Nataly’s awesome weekly newsletter here www.happier.com! Would you like to be part of our live Awesome Human Hour audience, ask Nataly questions, and connect with other Awesome Humans?Book your free Zoom seat here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Do you struggle with self-doubt and feeling like you’re not good enough?In this powerful episode, Nataly shares some of her favorite mindset shifts and practices to help you shake off the shackles of self-doubt. So if you want to fuel your courage and your emotional and mental energy and do what’s meaningful to you, tune in. This isn’t fluffy, empty motivational talk. Nataly shares a practical blueprint to help you edit your thoughts and work through self-doubt. What you’ll learn:Key questions to ask when you’re doubting yourself. The two steps of Acceptance to help you work through self-doubt.How to connect to your Bigger Why to overcome feelings of not being good enough?Want more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more? Subscribe to Nataly’s awesome weekly newsletter here www.happier.com! Would you like to be part of our live Awesome Human Hour audience, ask Nataly questions, and connect with other Awesome Humans?Book your free Zoom seat here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Do you think you’re good at hiding your emotions from others?Do you try to avoid dealing with your emotions when they feel too difficult or uncomfortable?Join Nataly today as she explains why we, as human beings, are really good at sensing each other’s emotions and how they are written on your Emotional Whiteboard. Nataly talks about how not acknowledging your emotions risks causing unnecessary stress for people you interact with (including at work). And she shares how becoming more aware of your emotions, learning how to handle the difficult ones with honesty and compassion, and knowing when and how to share them with others, strengthens your emotional fitness and builds trust.What you’ll learn in this podcast:A simple but powerful way to practice emotional awareness.How to share one sentence from your Emotional Whiteboard (even at work)?How to become less reactive, especially during stressful situations?Want more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more? Subscribe to Nataly’s awesome weekly newsletter here www.happier.com! Would you like to be part of our live Awesome Human Hour audience, ask Nataly questions, and connect with other Awesome Humans?Book your free Zoom seat here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Do you feel guilty about taking time to rest?Does your brain tell you that taking breaks is tantamount to laziness?Then tune in because this episode will change your mind! Today, Nataly interviews Alex Soojung-Kim Pung, a leading researcher on rest and author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. He shares many fascinating insights into why rest actually increases productivity and creativity, and how we can all get the most out of our breaks.What you’ll learn:Fact-based research reveals many benefits of resting.The difference between passive and active rest.Tried-and-tested strategies to ensure your breaks are effective.To learn more about Alex Soojung-Kim Pung: https://www.strategy.restWant more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more? Subscribe to Nataly’s awesome weekly newsletter here www.happier.com! Would you like to be part of our live Awesome Human Hour audience, ask Nataly questions, and connect with other Awesome Humans?Book your free Zoom seat here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
Are you being held back from achieving your best because you’re scared of rejection?Are you struggling with imposter syndrome and can’t set yourself free?Then this episode is for you! Today, Nataly is interviewing Matthew Del Negro - actor, podcast host, and author of 10,000 NOs - about how he finally faced his fear of rejection, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome struggles and found a way to tap into his true sense of purpose to get to where he is today.What you’ll learn:How not to take rejection personally and let it derail your efforts?Easy-to-action tips to deal with imposter syndrome.How to find the courage to step away from your comfort zoneLearn more about Matthew Del Negro: https://www.matthewdelnegro.com/Want more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more? Subscribe to Nataly’s awesome weekly newsletter here www.happier.com! Would you like to be part of our live Awesome Human Hour audience, ask Nataly questions, and connect with other Awesome Humans?Book your free Zoom seat here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
What’s the difference between having a positive mindset and toxic positivity?How can you adopt a positive mindset to lessen your struggles as you face challenges? A true positive mindset has nothing to do with constantly thinking positive thoughts. This is not only impossible - you’re a human being not a robot - but it also damages your emotional and mental health. Shifting your mindset to look for solutions and ways to work through challenges vs. over-focusing on everything that’s wrong is what contributes to having a true positive mindset.What you’ll learn in today’s podcast:The difference between a positive mindset and toxic positivity.How to course-correct your brain’s fear-based thoughts?How to connect to your sense of purpose and build a Bride of Resilience to reduce stress when you’re dealing with a difficult challenge or self-doubt.Want more science-backed tips to help you struggle less and thrive more? Subscribe to Nataly’s awesome weekly newsletter here www.happier.com! Would you like to be part of our live Awesome Human Hour audience, ask Nataly questions, and connect with other Awesome Humans?Book your free Zoom seat here: https://www.happier.com/Awesome-Human-Hour/
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