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NYT #1 Bestselling Author Dr. Bernie Siegel [YST Podcast Episode 042]

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“Love and peace of mind do protect us,” Siegel writes. “They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive…to live now…to have the courage to confront each day.”

— Dr. Bernie Siegel, Peace, Love and Healing

NYT Bestselling Author Philip Yancey [YST Podcast Episode 041]

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When I was thirty years old, I hit a real wall in my faith. I believed in God, but life was hard. I knew I wasn’t good enough to please God, that I’d made a lot of mistakes, and that I saw all kinds of bad things in the world.

Then a friend told me about Philip Yancey. I read his book, The Jesus I Never Knew and it literally changed my entire life. In Philip, I found a fellow questioner. A writer who didn’t pretend to know the answers, but wasn’t afraid to ask the hard questions.

I’m so excited to introduce you to my spiritual mentor, friend, and fellow pilgrim, Philip Yancey.

What Champions Do

Champions do not quit when they feel weak. Champions see weakness as motivation to start. Champions start today. – W. Lee Warren, MD

Dr. Gordon Livingston [YST Podcast Episode 040]

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Dr. Gordon Livingston has helped millions of people around the world deal with loss and other difficult issues in their lives.

His take on how to live a fulfilled and happy life despite our circumstances is inspiring and challenging. Gordon lost two sons in one year, and had to learn how to live, and laugh again.

Gordon turned his pain into something that has helped countless other people survive theirs. I can’t wait for you to meet the world-renowned writer and psychiatrist, my new friend Dr. Gordon Livingston.

Birthday Presence: Living a better story (Thanks to Donald Miller)

To really have a happy birthday, you need presence. Here are some lessons I learned from navigating another year of life.

Good Grief with Claire McCarthy [YST Podcast Episode 039]

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Grief isn’t a good thing, but there’s a good path through it if you have the right guide. Claire McCarthy is one of those people.

I’m super-excited about this episode, because I’ve got a great interview to share with you today. I’m even more excited because my absolute better half, the extraordinary Lisa Warren, is co-hosting this episode!

I can’t wait for you to meet Claire McCarthy. Her story is inspiring, and she’s someone you should know if you want to learn how to be a stronger person. She’s passionate, fiery, and she knows how to help you get through the hard parts of life.

The Book-a-Week Challenge 2015: Week 10

It’s week ten of the book-a-week challenge!

We’re getting smarter, growing our brains, and expanding our minds this year by reading at least one book every week.

Lisa and I issued the Book-a-Week 2015 Challenge, and it’s never too late to start!

Keep checking the blog for our weekly reads and short takeaways!

The book-a-week challenge will help you improve your brain power, vocabulary, and memory. And it will reduce the amount of time you spend watching television, which most everyone needs to do. Reading leads to exploring new ideas, deeper conversations and richer relationships.

Reading is the best way to become a better thinker, a better leader, and (if you’re reading the right stuff), a better person.

The Book-a-Week Challenge 2015: Week 9

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It’s week nine of the book-a-week challenge!

We’re getting smarter, growing our brains, and expanding our minds this year by reading at least one book every week.

Lisa and I issued the Book-a-Week 2015 Challenge, and it’s never too late to start!

Keep checking the blog for our weekly reads and short takeaways!

USAF Test Pilot Mark Jones, Jr. [YST Podcast Episode 038]

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Mark Jones, Jr. is a USAF test pilot, mathematician, publisher, writer, and entrepreneur.

In this episode, we learn how to navigate our way to success and fly through life.

Happiness: It’s Not Brain Surgery

Finding true happiness is harder than brain surgery. And I should know.

You might think that it’s hard to learn how to be a brain surgeon.

It is. I was in school without a break from the day I started Kindergarten at age five, until I finished my neurosurgery residency at age thirty-two.

That’s right: twenty-seven consecutive years of school.

That’s a long time, and some of it was difficult. But I have a secret to share with you:

Learning how to be truly happy is harder than brain surgery.

I’m not kidding.

Here’s why.