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139: Kate Rentz: Slowing Down As A Way Of Life: A Creative’s Exploration Of The World As Sanctuary

April 1, 2020
  Living in the fast-paced world as we do in the present does weird things to our mental health. An inability to slow down would possibly only lead to burnout. Finding moments—short or long periods—to slow down is essential to give yourself the mental bandwidth to navigate the modern world. Kate Rentz is a Los Angeles-based director,......

138: Fellowship Ft. Kelsey Zahn: Exploring The Liminal Space, Meditation, Waking Up, And Finding God In Everything

March 25, 2020
  Hardships, disabilities, fear, and emotional trauma are just some of the negativities we encounter in life. In this fellowship episode, Thane Marcus Ringler talks to Kelsey Zahn Melton, a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist by trade, yoga and meditation teacher in training, and lover of all things food and coffee. Today, Kelsey empowers us......

137: Take Ownership And Never Settle

March 18, 2020
  When things don’t go the way we expected them to be, it becomes so easy to get trapped into blaming others for it. It is time to look past that and back within ourselves. In this short episode, Thane Marcus Ringler talks about the rallying cry to take ownership and never settle. He empowers......

136: Gabe Conte And Chad Masters: Roundtable On Relationships, Marriage, And Being Men

March 11, 2020
  Because of the differences in the way people live their lives, it’s natural that everyone will have differing perspectives on relationships. But from the easy to the hard, it’s undeniable that relationships are ultimately enriching parts of the human experience. Thane Marcus Ringler is joined by Gabe Conte and Chad Masters – both influencers......

135: Danezion Mills: Just Keep Going: How The Right Question Sparked A Story Of Perseverance Through The Power Of Community

March 4, 2020
  Asking yourself the right questions can generate your greater purpose in your life and in the lives of others. Today, Thane Marcus Ringler talks to Danezion Mills, an active member in Good City Mentors, about how the organization is helping him touch the lives of young men as was done for him at the......

134: The Experience Of Being Human: A Closer Look At Anxiety

February 26, 2020
  Anxiety is simply being human. It is typically more present in the build-up to the event rather than in the event itself. In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler helps us regain realization that being anxious is a very natural feeling for humans. Giving you a taste of his own anxieties, he shares some examples......

133: Fellowship Ft. Adam Setser: Pulling Out All The Stops: Camping, Writing, Organs, And More

February 19, 2020
  More than ever, what we all need in this complicated world is a reminder of the simple joys in life. We have become so inundated by the happenings around us that we forget to pull out the stop sign, breathe, and remind ourselves that we, too, must also live. In this fellowship episode, Thane......

132: Erick Lopez: Blending Technology With Creativity: An Actor’s Journey Into Entrepreneurship

February 12, 2020
  People are beginning to get into tech entrepreneurship earlier and earlier in their lives probably because it is the young people that have their fingers to the pulse of what the target demographic wants. But it’s never too late to get started because there are so many niches out there that aren’t quite filled.......

131: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

February 5, 2020
  Intentionality is the key to living a good life. However, a common thing we face in life is coming to a place where we don’t know what to do. On today’s show, Thane Marcus Ringler shares some of his personal insights about this dilemma. He also outlines some practical steps we can take when......

130: David Nurse: Pivot & Go: Making Perspective Shifts On Life

January 29, 2020
  Taking a slightly different perspective in life can change your entire attitude and outlook. After playing professionally overseas, David Nurse pivoted into his new career path and worked his way to being in the Brooklyn Nets shooting coach in 2015 to 2016 season, helping them go from third to lowest three-point shooting to first......

129: Fellowship Ft. Siona Savini: The Power Of Perspective, Emphasis, Platforms, Leadership, And Change

January 22, 2020
  The simple act of sharing what you have can be a huge platform that can trickle down to a bigger effort with a bigger impact. For Head Resident Director at Master’s College, Siona Savini, he ensures that any platform can be used in the best way possible regardless of race and even age group.......

128: Three Lenses For Shaping The New Year

January 15, 2020
  It’s easy to forget one’s new year’s resolutions, but there are certain principles you can follow to make sure your new year is much better. It’s all in the way you view you life and the actions you create. Thane Marcus Ringler discusses the different lenses through which you can make decisions and actions......

127: Endings And New Beginnings

December 18, 2019
  Yet another year has nearly passed, so what better time to do a self-evaluation than the present. Remembering your year gives you an opportunity to see what worked for you and what didn’t. Host Thane Marcus Ringler teaches on how best to look back at your year to maximize the potential for growth in......

126: Fellowship ft. Jordan Leach: On Creative Pursuits, Filmmaking, Resilience, Perspective Changes, And Faith

December 11, 2019
  Pursuing a career in the arts, unfortunately, does not guarantee the kind of financial stability we need to survive in this world. This is the reality that filmmaker and writer Jordan Leach continues to face. Having found stability in a 9 to 5 job, Jordan was able to follow his creative pursuits. Now, he......

125: From Here To There: A Quarter-Life Perspective On The Path To Mastery

December 4, 2019
  From Here to There conveys mental models or frameworks to help you travel down the path to mastery more efficiently and effectively. In this episode, personal development guru Thane Marcus Ringler gives you a taste of his book by revealing his experiences as a professional golfer and some practical applications for turning the information into......

124: Peter Peitz (rd. 2): Wisdom In Applying Knowledge: Assorted Cliff-Notes And Stories On Living A Good Life

November 27, 2019
  His wisdom in applying knowledge, his ability to analyze things from a different perspective, and his ability to affect and cause change are just a few of the ways people in the community describe Peter Peitz. In his lifetime, Peter lived, learned and worked in four countries. Today, as an 82-year-old businessman, banker, philanthropist......

123: Fellowship ft. Charlotte Cramer: Behavior Change, Dopamine Fasting, Engaging With Your Work, And Not Setting Goals

November 20, 2019
  Setting goals, dopamine pathways, advertising and marketing, culture and society – these are some of the interesting things we are going talk about today as Thane Marcus Ringler interviews CRACK + CIDER Co-founder Charlotte Cramer. Charlotte shares so many interesting things including her path through advertising and marketing into behavior change, and how we......

122: Engagement, Meaning, Responsibility

November 13, 2019
  Would your life be better if you can do anything that you want? In this short but sweet solo episode, Thane Marcus Ringler dives deep into what it really means to have a purposeful life. Learn how having responsibilities add joy and meaning to your existence and why being engaged in life makes a......

121: Kenishaa Francis: Window To The Soul: A Singer’s Cross-Cultural Journey Through Pain and Loss

November 6, 2019
  Living in varied cultures allows you to explore the meaning of life deeper, be more appreciative, and motivated for success. Today’s episode is an interview with Kenishaa Francis who is an artist, a singer, performer, dancer, entertainer, radio host, designer, and therapist. Having lived exposed to many cultures, she talks about its differences and......

120: Johnny Youssef: Pursuing Opportunity Over Passion: An Entrepreneur Redeeming Real Estate While Embracing The Tensions Of Life

October 30, 2019
  This is an interview with Johnny Youssef, the Swiss Army knife of home renovation. Throughout the years, Johnny has taken on a lot of roles including being a young adult pastor, a television news editor, a real estate agent investor, renovator landlord, interior designer, public speaker, event planner and more. Today, host Thane Marcus......

119: What If It Were Easy?

October 23, 2019
  What if it were easy? At first blush, this question seems overly optimistic and almost like a fantasy. Yet this question has been powerful in Thane Marcus Ringler’s own life and thoughts this past month and he hope it can be for you as well. In this episode, Thane talks about making changes and......

118: Fellowship Ft. True Tamplin: Entrepreneurship, Tradeoffs With Hustling, Reliance On God, And Living Inspired

October 16, 2019
  From childhood, we’ve been taught to do things on our own and rely on our abilities to face challenges, but can we really do it alone? In this fellowship episode, keynote speaker and entrepreneur True Tamplin talks about reliance on God in all aspects of life. True opens up about what an inspired life......

117: Lanny Hunter: The Power Of Stories And Narratives – A Hero’s Journey From Vietnam To Writing To An Embrace Of The Mystery

October 9, 2019
  Lanny Hunter is a retired physician with more than fifty years’ experience in the consultation room and operating theater. He is a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor. He has authored and co-authored more than five books and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Carolyn. In this back-porch......

116: Direction: How Choosing A Path Instead Of A Destination Can Empower Action

October 2, 2019
  In a world where we are constantly told to set goals and strive for achievement, it is easy to get enslaved with our idea of the perfect destination. What if we can choose our life’s direction rather than be tied to a future we may never predict? In today’s episode, let’s explore the idea......

115: Fellowship ft. Ryan Bethea: Unconventional Paths, Overcoming Divisions, Being Helpful, Personal Principles, And Loving What You Do

September 25, 2019
  Life is a series of unexpected moments which require us to build stronger relationships and continuously learn skills for transforming who we are now and who we are supposed to be. Ryan Bethea, the head of Restoration Fund, loves answering questions about how he lives his life and how others can benefit from his......

114: Serving The Work: A Speakers Journey To Sustainable Growth By Being CharacterStrong with Houston Kraft

September 18, 2019
  Life is inevitably filled with tensions, and the best way to live in the midst of the tensions is with intentionality, that is, infusing intention into all we do. Someone living with intentionality so well is Houston Kraft. Houston is a speaker, curriculum developer, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 events......

113: Liberty: A Beacon Of Hope

September 11, 2019
  As Americans, we have a civic duty and responsibility to protect the freedoms that this country was founded upon. At its core, this original foundation is based upon the equality of all humans – the belief that every human being is created in the image of God, meaning that everyone has worth and value......

112: Kara Elise: Creating Beauty And Helping Others Be Free: A Hostess Doing The Work On The Journey To Wholeness

September 4, 2019
  Our world has become an environment obsessed with technology, being busy, and overstimulation that taking the time to stop and smell the flowers seem ridiculous. After all, if we’re slowpokes, we’re going to be left behind, and nobody wants that. Chef, experience curator, and ultimate hostess Kara Elise has mastered the art of slowness......

111: Koko Archibong: Hard Work, Optimistic Faith, And Failing Fast: A Professional Basketball Player’s Recipe For A Successful Life

August 28, 2019
Being an athlete is one career where talent meets hard work, and one can’t prosper without the other. Athletes start young in their endeavors in order to concoct the perfect recipe for a successful life ahead of them. Former NBA player and Vice President and Investment Councilor for Capital Group Private Client Services, Koko Archibong,......

28: (repost) Peter Peitz

August 21, 2019

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