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Stillness in the Storms brings a fresh voice to mindfulness - one that truly understands transformation comes not from escaping hardship, but finding peace within it. Join Steven Webb, a man who turned personal tragedy into an uplifting journey, as he reveals how to uncover inner calm and meaning in life's toughest moments. After a devastating diving accident left him severely paralyzed at 19 years old, Steven emerged with deep insights on resilience, presence, and living fully. Now, he shar ...
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Money makes the world go round – but how does it shape you as a person? Join comedian and former Facebook Sales VP Paul Ollinger as he extracts a wealth of wisdom from CEOs and celebrities, authors and artists, Olympic gold medalists and Nobel Prize winners – each with a unique perspective on the role that money plays in our lives. At a time when talking about personal finance can still feel taboo, Paul offers refreshingly honest discussions about the motivations and misconceptions surroundi ...
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One practitioner’s four-year journey to become a professional in Mindfulness and Secular Buddhism, without getting all mysterious and solemn about it. Join Shannon M Whitaker, co-host Jeff Street, and guests as we discuss the science, philosophy, culture, and practice of mindfulness: What’s the latest fMRI research actually telling us about the effects of Loving-Kindness on the brain? Why is Loving-Kindness a terrible translation of the Pāli word “Metta”? How are other practitioners navigati ...
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Gary Sernovitz is one of the funniest financial writers working today. His hilarious new novel The Counting House tells the story of a university’s Chief Investment Officer who is suffering a mid-life crisis. If you possess either an interest in finance or a robust / dark sense of humor, The Counting House will make you laugh and, at times, cry in …
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In this insightful episode, we delve into the myriad voices within us. These internal dialogues, often perceived as a source of confusion or distress, actually hold the key to understanding ourselves better. Join us as we explore how to embrace these voices and what they reveal about our inner world. Support Link: To continue supporting our journey…
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Do you ever feel stuck in life? As if you are in the wrong place or you’re in the right place but doing the wrong thing? What do you do when you find yourself at a crossroad? Today, I speak to innovation expert Merrick Furst about how seeing ourselves and the world more clearly can tell us how to move forward when the way isn’t clear. Merrick is a …
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In this special “over the river and through the woods” episode, Paul reads four of his latest pieces from his Substack, Money and the Meaning of Life, so that you can drive or workout without reading. Latest posts include: Every Day Is Thanksgiving This One Question Will Help You Stop Comparing Yourself to Others Why the Jews? The holy roots of ant…
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You can support the show, plus all links and submit you questions here - stevenwebb.uk Brief Episode Summary: In this introspective episode of "Stillness in the Storms," host Steven Webb delves deep into the concept of self-love and acceptance. Steven shares his personal journey and challenges, offering insights into how loving oneself is deeply ro…
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✍️ Subscribe to Paul’s Substack ‘Money & the Meaning of Life’ here. ✍️ 🎤 See Paul’s upcoming comedy dates here and random thoughts on Instagram here. 🎤 Ed Begley Jr. has been acting professionally since 1967 when he appeared in an episode of My Three Sons. 56 years later, Ed has acted in hundreds of movies and TV shows, including An Officer and a G…
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A quick update of what's happening and when I will be back. Thank you for treating me to a coffee, you are awesome and really appreciate the ongoing support. It really does make a difference, and if you want to support or contact me ask me a question you can do so here: https://stevenwebb.uk/ I always love hearing from you. Much love, Steven…
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✍️ Subscribe to Paul’s Substack ‘Money & the Meaning of Life’ here. ✍️ Jennifer Wallace is a journalist and author specializing in psychology, parenting, and health. Her new book 'Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic—And What We Can Do About It' delves into our modern dilemma of busyness, achievement, credentialing, and status-seeki…
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Rik Emmett is a vocalist, guitarist and former member of the rock band Triumph, which earned 18 gold and nine platinum records in Canada and the United States in the late 1970s and early’80s. Triumph was known for its BIG live shows featuring lights, pyrotechnics, and lots of spandex (as was appropriate for the era!). Along with Rik's bandmates Gil…
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When Daniel Carcillo played in the NHL, he was known as an enforcer so tough and volatile that he earned the nickname “Car Bomb.” In his 12 seasons in the NHL, Daniel was a member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams (2013 and 2015 Chicago Blackhawks), led the league in penalty minutes, and was fined or suspended by the NHL 12 times. He also suffered a…
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Over the past 30 years, Cal Fussman has interviewed a breathtaking array of the world’s most fascinating people, including Nelson Mandela, Clint Eastwood, Barbara Walters, Richard Branson, Muhammed Ali, Mikhail Gorbachev, Neil Young, Serena Williams, Tim Ferriss, Kobe Bryant, Al Pacino, Pelé, and hundreds more. He co-authored Larry King’s memoir an…
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Victor Haghani is the author of a new book called The Missing Billionaires: A Guide to Making Better Financial Decisions, which explores why family fortunes like the Vanderbilts' get destroyed in the hands of the heirs. Victor knows a lot about wild swings in wealth. As co-founding partner of the Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), Victor saw the …
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This is a little update because I haven't posted a podcast for a couple weeks and I wanted to let you know what happening. Don't forget you can listen to many of my meditations https://innerpeacemeditations.com and as always thank you to all my supporters https://stevenwebb.uk for donating and treating me to a coffee.…
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Farnoosh Torabi is an Iranian American journalist and one of the country’s most trusted personal finance experts. In her new book, A Healthy State of Panic she examines the role fear can have in leading us toward the relationships, careers, and financial situations we are meant to have. For over two decades, Farnoosh has a strived to help people be…
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After 15 years of financial reporting, Ron Lieber reports that “No consumer decision inspires more confusion and emotion than the question of what to pay for college,” which is understandable since four years at many state schools now costs over $100k in tuition and four years of private school can run over $300k! The "Your Money" columnist for the…
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Kids who grow up in stable, two-parent homes are less likely to live in poverty, have behavioral problems, and get in trouble at school. They’re more likely to go to college, attain stable employment, achieve higher earnings, and to get married themselves. So reports Melissa Kearney in her new book The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Ge…
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You can support the show and submit you questions here - stevenwebb.uk On this episode of Stillness in the Storms, meditation teacher Steven Webb explains how our thoughts shape our reality through what he calls the "thought funnel." Discover how becoming aware of this funnel can help reshape your perspective. Introduction (0:00-1:00) Steven introd…
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Garrett Gunderson is a NYT best selling author and the funniest financial speaker you may or may not have heard of. The son of a Utah coal-miners, Garrett wants to teach others how to become financially independent and have a laugh along the way. He has written several money books, including Disrupting Sacred Cows, Killing Sacred Cows, and What Wou…
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Podcast title: Embracing Our Humanity: Discovering Peace Within Our Condition Episode Summary: In this episode, Steven explores what it really means to embrace our humanity, flaws and all. He discusses accepting our limitations, finding freedom in who we are, and discovering inner peace through self-acceptance. Timestamps: [0:00] - Introduction [2:…
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In an automated world without constraints or time to think, our spending has been super-charged. Markets, apps, and e-commerce are all designed to separate us from our money as quickly and consistently as possible. So argues Julio Vincent Gambuto in his new book, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks!: How to Take Back Our Time, Attention, and Purpose in a Wo…
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"100 Episodes, 32 Years On: The Most Important Message I Have" To support Steven head over to https://stevenwebb.uk In this landmark 100th episode, Steven Webb reflects on a journey spanning 32 years and shares what he considers to be the most important message he has learned along the way. This episode is not just a milestone—it's a treasure trove…
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“Parents Hire $4,000 Sorority Consultants to Help Daughters Dress and Impress During Rush” read the Wall Street Journal headline that nearly made my neck snap. As a middle-aged man whose kids aren’t quite college age, I was unaware of the #RushTok phenomenon on TikTok or the Bama Rush documentary that sparked a massive fascination with the sorority…
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Unlock the Secret Army Inside You: How to Boost Health and Find Inner Peace In this episode, host Steven Webb introduces the concept of our "little internal soldiers" - the cells in our immune system that work hard to protect our health. He explains how we can support these soldiers through adequate sleep, balanced nutrition, exercise, mindfulness,…
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The new Netflix series Painkiller is based on a book my guest, Barry Meier wrote over 20 years ago. In Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic, Meier explores how Purdue Pharma’s drug OxyContin catalyzed a plague of addiction and death that has destroyed families and whole communities across the country. Between…
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Embracing the Full Stick of Life - Ep. 98 of Stillness in The Storms In this episode, Steven shares the analogy of the "stick of life" and how we can embrace all of life's experiences - both the highs and lows. Key points in this episode: The problem with trying to "chop off" the negative end of the stick and only experience positivity [00:02:00] P…
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Paul reads three of his latest pieces from his Substack, Money and the Meaning of Life, including: Dare to Suck: What you can learn about improvement from acting coach Lesly Kahn and author Mark Manson The Secret to Being Very, Very Rich Nobody Needs a House with 8 Toilets 🔥Paul publishes these essays (about) every other Tuesday. You should subscri…
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Find inner peace even with a busy mind. Steven Webb shares how to embrace your thoughts and use meditation techniques that work for you. Support this podcast at https://thankyousteven.com. Highlights: "You cannot quiet the mind to a point where you can stop your thoughts. There is no off switch." [00:01:30] "Meditation is not about quieting the min…
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If your new college grad son or daughter is unemployed, sleeping in their childhood bedroom, and watching All My Children every day, fear not - Laura Belgray has been there and she turned out okay. As Laura explains in her new, laugh-out-loud (LOL) funny memoir, Tough Titties: On Living Your Best Life When You’re the F-ing Worst, sometimes it’s goo…
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In this episode of 'Stillness in the Storms,' Steven Webb delves into the challenges of moving on from life's difficult moments. Join Steven as he shares practical wisdom for overcoming adversity and finding strength in the face of hardship. Tune in for insights that can help you navigate life's toughest challenges with grace and resilience. Links …
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People magazine called Laura Wasser “the celebrity of celebrity divorce attorneys,” which makes sense considering she has—according to Wikipedia—handled cases for A+listers like Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Dr. Dre, Kevin Costner, Maria Shriver, and Jimmy Iovine, among many others. And while “celebrity divorce attorne…
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Call to Action: Weekly Calm Newsletter https://stevenwebb.uk Loved this episode? Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review! And remember you can always donate and support my show by treating me to a coffee thankyousteven.com Episode Summary: In this episode, Steven Webb discusses the importance of embracing the present moment and the transformat…
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If you’re trying to hide assets from your spouse or soon to be ex-spouse, beware! Whether it’s Cayman Islands bank accounts, bearer bonds stashed in a safe deposit box, “hidden" real estate, or hundreds-of-thousands in Bitcoin, Nick Himonidis and his team at NGH Group will probably discover your secret stash. Nick is an attorney, Certified Fraud Ex…
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Having experienced divorce as the child of a wealthy family, Olivia Summerhill understands the massive impact parents fighting about money can have on their children’s lives. Today, Olivia provides financial consulting for ultra-high-net worth women going through divorce. Her typical client has a household net worth of $100mm or more, so she provid…
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Will Vogt is a photographer with a front row seat to the American upper class. Raised on Philadelphia’s Main Line, Will attended boarding school, and spent lots of time in the tony enclave of Watch Hill, Rhode Island where his family summered. His new collection of photography, These Americans, showcases decades of intimate snapshots of his social …
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Podcast: How to Suffer Less Embracing Change on the Spiritual Journey Support: Thankyousteven.com Episode Summary: In this episode, Steven Webb shares his personal experiences and insights on the spiritual journey. He discusses the difference between pain and suffering, and how mindfulness and compassion can help alleviate the latter. Webb shares h…
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Our higher education system is broken. But instead of trying to fix the underlying issues, the Biden administration is attempting to treat the symptoms with a massive giveaway to student loan debtors. In this encore episode (from August, 2022), I speak with Oren Cass. Executive Director of American Compass, whose article The Banality of Student Loa…
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If you find marriage to be hard, you are not alone. If you feel as if your spouse should fulfill every single physical, emotional, sexual, and financial need in your life, you probably should be alone. This week, I talk to Eli Finkel, author of the book, The All-or-Nothing Marriage in which he presents data and anecdote about how the best marriages…
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