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The podcasts episodes below are about creating better habits and becoming a better human!  Listen in as Dr. Peggy and Jenny take on a new habits challenge every 30 days and share their insights as the challenge unfolds.  They will also dig into the literature on habits to help inspire you to stick with your good habits and say goodbye to those habits that aren’t serving you.  It’s time to work on improving the most important project you’ve got.  That’s YOU!  Let’s get after it!

 

 

 

Book Report:Spark by John J. Ratey, MD. – 013

In this episode 013, In this episode, we discuss how things are going with our exercise Challenge 3 weeks in. It’s also time for our Book Report for this month and we discuss the book Spark by John, J. Ratey, MD.  We then discuss how we are inspired and/or persuaded to do something new.  Peggy is diggin some fun daily notes that show up in her email and Jenny discusses a cool way to remove makeup.  Let’s get after it!

Read the show notes and listen to Episode 13 here

How’s It Working Out?  Daily Exercise Challenge – 012

In this episode 012, In this episode, we discuss how things are going with our exercise Challenge 2 weeks in. Jenny wasn’t feeling well for this recording but toughed it out as we discussed whether or not we are competitive and how that serves us!  I also share my love for NFL Football and the New York Jets and Jenny is loving her socks in the cooler weather.

Read the show notes and listen to Episode 12 here

September is Another January.  Let’s Get Exercising! – 011

In this episode 011, Jenny and Peggy take on the challenge of the foundational habit of daily exercise. They discuss how to use the strategy of consistency to improve the odds of keeping this habit and exercising every day.  Peggy is diggin adult gymnastics and Jenny shares her love for a TV show called Silicone Valley.  Peggy has a flossing related win and Jenny shares a personal learn about some exercise challenges.

Read the show notes and listen to Episode 11 here

Meditation Challenge Wrap Up -010

In this episode 010, we wrap up our month long meditation challenge and then we dig right in to what we will be doing in September.  We also explore the habit strategy of The Clean Slate.  Jenny shares a podcast that she’s diggin’ lately and Peggy is a little bit embarrassed to share that she has a bit of a crush on a celebrity.  We also explore a win from Jenny related to getting up in the morning to meditate and Peggy’s learn is related to our mindfulness exercise from 2 weeks ago related to eating. 

Read the show notes and listen to Episode 010 here.

Book Report: 10% Happier by Dan Harris – 009

In this episode 009, we check in to see how our meditation challenge is going and then we dig right into this month’s book related to mindfulness and meditation by discussing Dan Harris’s book 10% Happier in our Book Report!

Read the show notes and listen to episode 009 here.

The Strategy of Scheduling to Create a New Habit -008

In this episode 008, we are in week 3 of the meditation and mindfulness challenge and it’s time to check in and see how things are going!  We discuss the strategy of scheduling to create a new habit and also how it may help with your meditation practice.  We introduce another mindfulness exercise about paying attention to eating when you eat and we also ask the question:“Do you suffer from the Disease to Please?” Both of us are diggin something star related this week.

Read the show notes and listen to episode 008 here.

Let’s Talk About Meditation – 007

In this episode 007, we are in week 2 of the meditation and mindfulness challenge and it’s time to check in and see how things are going!  We discuss the basics of meditation and how we are feeling a week into the challenge.  We introduce a mindfulness exercise using your non-dominant hand and we also ask the question:“Do you like abundance vs simplicity, do you like a lot of choices or few choices?” Both of us are diggin something beauty related this week.

Read the show notes and listen to episode 007 here.

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation – 006

In this episode 006, Peggy and Jenny discuss the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation and they introduce the next month’s challenge. They also also ask the question: What are areas of your life where you feel in control of or out of control? Both of us are diggin something beverage related this week.

Read the show notes and listen to episode 006 here.

Month One Challenge Wrap Up – 005

In this episode 005, Jenny and I wrap up our first month’s challenge. You’ll hear how I did over a month of flossing my teeth, making my bed and drinking more water every day. We ask the question: “Are you a rule follower or a rule rebel?” and you’ll hear a green juice related win from Jenny and a weeds (that’s weeds….not weed) related learn from me.  Let’s dig in!

Read the show notes and listen to episode 005 here.

Book Report:  Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin – 004

In this episode 004, it’s time for our Book Report for this month.  Jenny and I discuss the book Better Than Before by my online pretend best friend Gretchen Rubin.  If you want to know how to create new healthy habits or kick some bad habits, this book is key.  Better Than Before is essentially our habits bible and you’ll get a glimpse into why in this episode.

Read the show notes and listen to episode 004 here.

Monitoring to Improve Healthy Habits – 003

In this episode 003, we discuss the strategy of monitoring and how it can help you to improve your healthy habits.  You will also get an update on the monthly challenge and know yourself better by answering the question: Are you a moderator or an abstainer?

Read the show notes and listen to episode 003 here

Habit Triggers to Create and Maintain Healthy Habits – 002

In this episode 002, we discuss habit triggers and how they can help you to create and keep better healthy habits.  You will also hear how the first week of our first monthly challenge went.  Subscribe to the show to join us on the journey to becoming a better human!

Read the show notes and listen to episode 002 here

Our First 30 Day Habits Challenge – 001

In this episode 001, Peggy tells Jenny what her first 30 day habits challenge will be. We also introduce several segments that you will hear regularly when listening to this podcast. Subscribe to the show to join us on the journey to becoming a better human! 

Read the show notes and listen to episode 001 here

Welcome to the Improvement Project Podcast! – 000

In this introductory episode 000, you’ll get to meet Dr. Peggy and Jenny and find out a little bit more about each of them and why they are interested in habits.  You’ll also hear what this podcast can do for you!  (That’s why you’re here isn’t it?!)

Read the show notes and listen to episode 000 here

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