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Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works
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Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works

We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. Tara Brach distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and anxiety.

Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works

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End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. But the reality is that even a small amount of planning ensures our final wishes are honored — and makes it easier on our family and friends. This episode will help you get started on making a will and an advance directive, even if you don't have a big estate.

End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

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Want To Be Happier? Evidence-Based Tricks To Get You There

Everyone wants to be happy, and science has some answers. In this episode, Laurie Santos, the host of The Happiness Lab podcast, shares the science of cultivating gratitude and reframing positive thinking.

Want To Be Happier? Evidence-Based Tricks To Get You There

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Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides

Coming out looks different for everyone and is a continuous process. WNYC Studio's Nancy hosts talk with people about their coming out stories to learn what went well, what could have gone better, and what to say if someone comes out to you.

Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides

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Not Sure What You're Feeling? Journaling Can Help

Journaling helps you process emotions and gain insight. But you don't have to write for an hour a day or keep a beautiful bullet journal to get the benefits of journaling. This episode helps you get started with helpful journal prompts, even if you're wary about putting your feelings out there.

Not Sure What You're Feeling? Journaling Can Help

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Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It

American parents often feel like event planners for their kids. There's a pressure to make sure kids are entertained and content every minute of the day. NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff says kids can be trained to occupy themselves.

Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It

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'Interrupt The Systems': Robin DiAngelo On 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism

You may not think of yourself as racist, but Robin DiAngelo says that "nice white people" are still complicit in racist structures. DiAngelo has tips to help white people break from apathy, interrupt racist systems and commit to anti-racist practices.

'Interrupt The Systems': Robin DiAngelo On 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism

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4 Ways To Make Your Workplace Equitable For Trans People

This week, the Supreme Court ruled LGBTQ workers are protected from job discrimination. So how can your workplace be truly equitable to transgender people? Gender Reveal host Tuck Woodstock answers questions about making the workplace safer and more inclusive for trans people and provides simple ideas to help you be a trans ally at work and beyond.

4 Ways To Make Your Workplace Equitable For Trans People

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Want To Have Better Conversations About Racism With Your Parents? Here's How

For some, talking to your parents and elders about racism can lead nowhere, or even backfire. Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race, offers tips to make that conversation less confrontational and more constructive.

Want To Have Better Conversations About Racism With Your Parents? Here's How

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Discussing 'The Talk'
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Discussing 'The Talk'

It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders talks with his colleague Kenya Young, executive producer of Morning Edition and mother of three boys about "the talk" — The series of conversations black parents have with their kids, particularly their sons, about how to deal with police encounters.

Discussing 'The Talk'

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