Being Well Podcast: Simplifying Self-Help: 7 Lessons for a Lifetime of Well-Being
July 10, 2023

There is a lot of complicated advice out there (including on this podcast) for how to improve our well-being. In this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick simplify the lessons they’ve learned from over 100 experts and 300 episodes.

They explore the importance of individual context, focusing on what we can change even among difficult circumstances, the power of acceptance, influencing our attention, taking care of the body, social connection, and how we can identify, accept, and manage our unique needs.

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Key Topics:

0:00: Introduction, and a disclaimer about generalizations

5:50: The belief that things can get better

14:20: How acceptance supports agency

24:55: Being thoughtful about what we consume, and where we place our attention

30:30: Bodily awareness and taking care of the body

36:50: Developing and appreciating strong social connections

41:50: Identifying our wants and needs

44:50: Identifying key values, setting goals, and letting those goals shape our lives

54:30: Recap

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