Waves of Acceptance

This is a guest post by Jessie Chaplain, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University.

This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 571.


I suffer from anxiety, a term that fails to encompass the whole experience. This anxiety … Read the rest

051: Relationships and the Lies We Tell Ourselves: Sometimes the Truth is That He Isn’t That Into You by Lisa Merlo-Booth

Lisa Merlo-Booth shares her take on the lies that we often tell ourselves in our relationships.

Episode 051: Relationships and the Lies We Tell Ourselves: Sometimes the Truth is That He Isn’t That Into You by Lisa Merlo-Booth.

Lisa Merlo-Booth is a straight-talking and highly effective relationship expert, speaker, and blogger. She has over twenty … Read the rest

251: Hack Away at the Unessential by Ross Enamait of Ross Training (Productivity in Your Health and Fitness Daily Routine)

Ross Enamait of RossTraining.com shares the importance of less instead of more in health and fitness.

Episode 251: Hack Away at the Unessential by Ross Enamait of Ross Training (Productivity in Your Health and Fitness Daily Routine).

Founded by Ross Enamait, RossTraining.com is dedicated to excellence and innovations in high performance conditioning, strength, and athletic … Read the rest

351: Here’s What People Buy When They Spend Impulsively by Kristin Wong (Similar to Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal)

Kristin Wong shares what people buy when they spend impulsively.

Episode 351: Here’s What People Buy When They Spend Impulsively by Kristin Wong (Similar to Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal).

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist who writes for Lifehacker, Mentalfloss, and New York Magazine. She frequently covers travel, personal finance, and human behavior.… Read the rest

151: 3 Pillars of the Most Successful Tech Products by Nir Eyal (Marketing Secrets & Marketing in Your Car by Russell Brunson)

Nir Eyal shares the 3 pillars that are critical to success for tech products.

Episode 151: 3 Pillars of the Most Successful Tech Products by Nir Eyal (Marketing Secrets & Marketing in Your Car by Russell Brunson).

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review … Read the rest

570: Regrets of the Living. More Important Than Regrets of the Dying & Give Yourself Permission To Do This (and Things I Miss)

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose … Read the rest

569: Parenting: Who Is It Really For And Actions, Not Words, Reveal Our Real Values by Derek Sivers (Stuff You Should Know)

Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views … Read the rest

568: Awareness and Resistance by Steve Pavlina (Like The Breathing Club by Patrick Beach & Carling Harps – Your Own Book Club)

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve … Read the rest