W. Lee Warren, MD

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A Time Management Killer- The Tomorrow Tax [YST Podcast 028]

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If You Want to be More Successful, You Have to Learn Time Management. And Paying the Tomorrow Tax is a Killer.

So I had breakfast the other day with my accountant. One of the things we talked about the most: taxes.

Man, I’m tired of paying taxes.

Seriously, we’re paying way too much in taxes these days. Everything you buy is taxed. Every penny you make is taxed. If you’re self-employed like me, every dollar you make is taxed two or three times. If you’re not careful with your estate planning, they’ll even tax you for dying and take more of your money away from your kids (seriously, you should talk to someone who knows about estate planning, like my dad if you didn’t already know this).

This whole tax thing, it’s ridiculous.

But what if I told you that one of the biggest taxes we pay is one we impose on ourselves?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about something I call The Tomorrow Tax. We’ll also have a listener question and answer session at the end, so stick around!

Thanksgiving is Good for Your Brain [YST Podcast 027]

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Hey there, it’s Thanksgiving, and that’s my favorite holiday. I’m so glad you’re here with me, because for the next few minutes I’m going to give you a framework of thankfulness that will literally change your mind, increase your happiness, and make your whole life better.

Veteran’s Day Special with US Army Women’s Hall of Famer Col. Jill Chambers [YST Podcast 026]

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For Veteran’s Day, I have two very special guests on the YST Podcast.

Colonel Jill Chambers and country music star Michael Peterson are working hard to serve America’s veterans. They travel the country and the world entertaining, supporting and encouraging veterans and students and helping them start today to overcome adversity, manage post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues in non-pharmaceutical ways, and to become healthier, feel better and be happier in their lives.

I couldn’t think of two people better to interview on the show for Veteran’s Day, because they are truly giving their all for our vets.

Jill is a twenty-nine-year army veteran with an amazing career behind her. But instead of playing golf every day during her retirement, she’s traveling all over the place accomplishing her mission of helping people. And Michael is a famous, #1 selling country music star who could be soaking in his success somewhere, but instead is spending 170+ days per year on the road in support of their cause.

Jill and Michael are married and have a great story.

Their interview is inspiring, heartwarming, and incredibly challenging to me, as talking to them makes me want to do more to help others, more committed to brain health and personal development, and convinced that they are two of the nicest and hardest working people alive.

Seven Ways to Start Today [YST Podcast 025]

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If you want to make real life change happen, you have to start today.

Life is short. There are no guarantees, so we don’t want to waste a second of our precious lives being anything less than everything we’re designed to be.

We can’t be stuck in yesterday: dwelling on past successes or failures, pleasures or pains will only keep us from getting anything done or making anything better today.

And we can’t live for tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes. If we don’t change the things we need to change now, every tomorrow becomes a today in which we didn’t do the things we needed to do yesterday.

If we want to become healthier, feel better, and be happier, we have to get after it now: You Start Today.

You Bet Your Life- Faith vs. Atheism [YST Podcast 024]

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Is there really a God, or are we just here to do the best we can? In the debate between faith and atheism, you bet your life.

There are two writers I love more than any others. One is Max Lucado, and the other is Philip Yancey. Max is a pastor, and his books are straightforward and pastoral. What you see is what you get, and it’s always helpful and comforting.

Philip. not so much. He says. “I don’t really know. I doubt, I wonder. Here’s what I think.” In his book. Reaching for the Invisible God,” Philip said, “I am not a pastor, but a pilgrim, septic with doubt.”

Well, I’m a pilgrim also. I’ve got a lot of doubts, and a lot of questions. But as a scientist and a Christian, I have also figured out that there’s only one way for me to be able to sleep at night. And that is to trust in something bigger and stronger than myself.

I don’t have all the answers, but in this episode, I’ll share what I believe.

Time to Get Serious

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Are you ready to change your life? Then it’s time to get serious.

Life is short, and there are no guarantees.

But no matter what you’re going through in your life, it’s still your life. It’s critical to stay in the game and press through your difficulties, because you have a purpose and a plan that’s just for you. If you let adversity take you out of play, then you miss out on the blessings God desires to give you. And more importantly, you will fail to impact others in a positive way. You’ll let your family, your team, your tribe down.

In short, you have to overcome, because we need you.

Here’s the punchline: whatever situation or problem you’re facing in your life, you have to attack it with full force to survive and thrive.

Pound on God’s Chest with Jon Swanson [YST Podcast 023]

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Social Media Chaplain and Author Jon Swanson talks faith, listening, and when it’s time to tell God You’re Mad.

In this episode, we discuss how chaplains show up when we need them, and sometimes the best thing they do is just shut up and listen. That’s a great lesson for all us if we want to know how to be there when others are hurting.

Believe This- Faith Fuels Real Life Change [YST Podcast 022]

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Real life change requires a foundation, something to believe in. A little faith.

In this episode, we discuss my beliefs and the things I put my faith in, to help us understand where we’re going on the journey towards becoming healthier, feeling better, and being happier.

Remember: If you want a better tomorrow, you have to make changes in your life, and you have to start today.

Life Change Starts in Your Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen [YST Podcast 021]

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Dr. Daniel Amen is a bestselling author, internationally renowned psychiatrist, and founder of the Amen Clinic.

Dr. Amen was one of the first neuroscientists to realize that traditional psychiatric diagnostic testing was inadequate for many patients. He began using functional brain imaging to find out what was really happening inside people’s minds, and his work has saved or improved literally thousands of people’s lives. His books and his influence have impacted my life and practice, and he’s an incredibly gracious and inspirational man.

This is a great interview. Dr. Amen is so passionate, and his message is simple: your brain dictates almost everything about how you experience life. You can change it if you try; you’re not stuck with the same old problems and behaviors you’ve always had. Change your brain, change your life.

Win Your Own Race: The Best Way to Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier

It’s time to become healthier, feel better, and be happier.

Everybody wants to, right? No one really wants to become sicker, feel worse, and be sadder do they?

Of course not.

So, here’s the path. Keep coming back here for new tools you can use on your journey to reach your own life change goals. We’ll get there together!

There are three keys- body, mind, and spirit- and we must have balance between them if we want to succeed.

Here’s a strategy that works