Ignited With Meaning Podcast

Turning Darkness into Light with Brandon Lee

In this episode, we hear from Brandon Lee who leads workshops with his wife Hun designed to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Brandon's past includes a lot of dehumanizing racial profiling experiences with the police, and he's found a way to turn that painful history ...
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Making the Perfect Wood Cook Stove for the Poor with Dean Still [Episode 011]

Over three billion of the world's poor cook with wood, and the smoke from these stoves contribute to the leading cause of death for children that inhale it. Today's guest Dean Still has been working for 30 years to make the perfect stove that would eliminate this smoke. In our ...
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Creating a Daily Habit from Scratch: Purpose with Lara Galinsky [Episode 010]

In this Episode, Lara and I talk about how having a clearly defined purpose in our lives can transform us and the world around us, and how to develop habits that can help us live that out every day ...
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Purpose Development in our Youth Part 2 with Kendall Cotton Bronk [Episode 009]

Join me for Part 2 of 2 on Purpose Development in our Youth. Kendall Cotton Bronk is an associate professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University where she directs the Adolescent Moral Development Lab, finding answers to questions about how youth develop purpose in their lives. This is Part 2 of ...
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Purpose Development in our Youth Part 1 with Heather Malin [Episode 008]

This episode kicks off a two part series on Purpose Development in our Youth. In this first part, we’ll be talking with Heather Malin about her new book "Teaching for Purpose." If you are a parent or educator these next two episodes might be particularly interesting to you as we ...
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Gifford Pinchot III on Work, Meaning, and Happiness [Episode 007]

Gifford Pinchot III is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur, and environmentalist. In this interview, we discuss a range of topics starting with intrapreneurship, which is the process of innovation from within an existing company, and how it ties to purpose in the workplace. We then move into discussing climate change, and how ...
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Practical Steps for Getting Started [Episode 006]

In this episode, I share some stories of ways I've worked to build a meaningful life, including uncovering my talents through stories, applying them to causes that are deeply meaningful to me, and making time in my life to cultivate them almost every day. For those of you who are ...
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The Essential Rite of Passage for Men with Eivind Skjellum [Episode 005]

In this interview with Eivind Skjellum from Norway, we cover some really interesting topics like how Hollywood helped Eivind found a purpose where meditation did not, the challenge of fatherhood, and a deep dive into the ideas of purpose and calling. Eivind now runs a rite of passage for men ...
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Women over 40 Living Meaningfully with Lisa Congdon [Episode 004]

In this episode, I speak with Lisa Congdon, an incredibly successful artist, illustrator, public speaker, and author.  We cover everything from Lisa's personal success and the ways in which she finds meaning to her interviews and research which led to writing A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives. What's unique ...
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Listening to the Muse with Mark Newton [Episode 003]

In this episode, I speak with Men's Life Coach Mark Newton. Mark has a unique path: before becoming a life coach he was a Presbyterian minister for nearly 20 years, and then left it because he felt that the formality of the role put him at too much distance from ...
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Starting Your Quest with Simon Goland [Episode 002]

Simon Goland is an educator, coach, and facilitator of a multi-month process he calls "Right Livelihood Quest." In this show, we talk about the discovery process of what an individual's meaning might be, and the difference between knowing your meaning and finding a way to apply it. Simon has a ...
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How Meaning Can Help New Mothers with Adria Goodness [Episode 001]

I'm so excited to release this interview with my first guest, Adria Goodness. Adria is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and has both the clinical and personal life experience to help us understand more about living a meaningful life, especially around the topic of women suffering from anxiety and ...
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Happiness, Meaning, or Both? [Episode 000]

Welcome to Ignited with Meaning! In this first episode, I'll be talking about my ten years of personal research into into happiness, the epiphany I had around the pursuit of a happiness vs. the pursuit of meaning, and how the two can be used together to lead a life ignited ...
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