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Oct 23, 2019

We interviewed Neil Pasricha, a New York Times Bestselling author and award-winning blogger of 1000 Awesome Things. If you need a boost of positivity or a reminder to look for all the awesome in your life, this is the episode for you. 

He was an absolute delight to chat with and you're gonna love this one!


  • We learned all about “baby Neil”
  • How a hamburger determined his parents getting married (in fact if his mom was vegan he wouldn’t be here)
  • Born in Oshawa, Ontario and the only brown kid in his whole school and how he navigated it 
  • How the death of his best friend and divorce spurred his world-renowned blog 1000 Awesome Things
  • How a small sense of appreciation can transform your life 
  • His blog later turned into a best-selling book: The Book of Awesome which he wrote from a very dark place yet it transformed his perspective 
  • Neil’s wise words “Don’t take advice”
  • Listen to the pilot light inside you
  • How he overcame his sense of shame about something that made his body different
  • The power of communicating love to those you love
  • Rose Rose Thorn Bud game Neil plays with his 3 boys and wife to normalize things that aren’t going awesome
  • The strategy Neil uses to get his kids to be more resilient 
  • The biggest atrophied muscle in society today
  • Only 10% of our happiness is circumstances, 50% is genetics
  • 40% of your happiness is your intentional activities!! You can control 40% of your happiness by specific behaviours
  • Happiness behaviours we can teach our children
  • How to be more conscious of your free time
  • Why you need to read more
  • The epic quest he’s on with his podcast
  • Our connection to the moon
  • His best ideas have come from untethering himself from all technology and wandering
  • Nature deficit disorder



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