[book club] Ep. 3 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapter 6 – “The Cake is a Lie”

via IFTTT On Monday over on Instagram, I discussed Chapter 6 of "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal. (recorded live and aired first on #IGTV - July 23, 2018) Highlights: - dopamine gives us the promise of relief/reward, not an actual reward - we use what will make us feel bad later in order to… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 3 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapter 6 – “The Cake is a Lie”

[book club] Ep. 2.5 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapters 4 & 5 – “License to Sin”

via IFTTT On Thursday over on Instagram, I discussed Chapters 4 and 5 of "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal. (recorded live and aired first on #IGTV - July 19, 2018) Highlights: - dopamine is misunderstood (desire, not pleasure) - desire feels good (sometimes better than the reward) - desire causes stress (that's part of… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 2.5 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapters 4 & 5 – “License to Sin”

[podcast] Ep. 2 – Words Words Words, Part 2 – “Self-talk”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_81svJZWZF4 I hung out with Jenny Ward to talk about labels, self-talk, and mantras. In part 2 of 3, our conversation focuses first on "self-talk." Highlights: - Self-talk is essentially labels on a loop in our heads. - Self-talk can be positive or negative. - We are responsible for our self-talk. Hi, my name is… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 2 – Words Words Words, Part 2 – “Self-talk”

New Podcast!!!

https://youtu.be/34WvXBd_9KQ I hung out with Jenny Ward to talk about labels, self-talk, and mantras. In part 1 of 3, our conversation focuses first on "labels." Highlights: - Labels are initially given to us, but eventually we make and apply our own. - Labels are convenient but shallow. - Labels can transfer and morph as our… Continue reading New Podcast!!!

Book Club – Ep. 2 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 3)

IGTV Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 2 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal -- Chapter 3 What I discuss in this episode: Chapter 3 theme -- Willpower as Reservoir and Muscle Using willpower in one area makes it more challenging to use it… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 2 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 3)

Book Club – Ep. 1 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 1 & 2)

IGTV Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 1 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal -- Chapters 1 & 2 What I discuss in this episode: Chapter 1 theme -- Two Selves (Impulsive vs Controlled) Self-judgment is a barrier to control “Do your best now;… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 1 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 1 & 2)

Book Club – Ep. 0 (Willpower Instinct, Intro)

Watch HERE Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 0 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! In this quick-isode, I’ll lay out the plan for the book club in general, and talk specifically about how I’m going to approach the first book in the series. A few items of note: The… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 0 (Willpower Instinct, Intro)

ANNOUNCING: Life Coaching with Ryan Book Club!

Well, hello there! Long time, no see. I have a BUNCH of stuff in the works, but today -- today, my friends, I am announcing the “Life Coaching with Ryan” BOOK CLUB! I will be reading a book per month and sharing my responses as I go. Feel free to read along with me and… Continue reading ANNOUNCING: Life Coaching with Ryan Book Club!

Things I Wish I Knew (before applying for Medi-Cal)

Hi, all! I wanted to write a post about my experience with Medi-Cal, the generous program of California state for people with low or no income who need health insurance. Starting a new business after leaving my job meant that I wasn’t going to have any employer-provided insurance, nor steady income to purchase my own… Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew (before applying for Medi-Cal)