The What If UP Club with Mendhi Audlin - Podcast Archives

 
What if we measure our wealth by what we have to give? what if wednesday Jul 22, 2020

What does PROSPERITY really mean to you?

Let's connect and explore some ideas that can enRICH every area of you life.

 

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” 
- Henry David Thoreau

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What if everyone had someone? what if wednesday Jul 15, 2020

Monday afternoon: A Code Red Alert comes through my phone.

We live in an area where there is high risk for wildfires. So when the evacuation order came on Monday, we were ready. We loaded the car with family, dogs, and 3-days of emergency supplies in less than 15 minutes.

Now, safely...

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What if we redefine prosperity? what if wednesday Jul 08, 2020

"Mommy, are we poor?"

It was not long after the financial crisis of 2008. Our daughter had returned to her pre-school class after the holidays and the kids had been talking about all the presents they had received for Christmas.

I had recently released the first edition of my book,...

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What if we really listen to each other? what if wednesday Jul 01, 2020

Many of us have been been engaged in some tough conversations recently.

As uncomfortable as it might feel to communicate about emotionally-charged issues, our willingness to talk... and to deeply listen... is critical for expanding awareness, building empathy,...

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What if your next big breakthrough is just one deep breath away? what if wednesday Jun 24, 2020

Did you know that "inspiration" is literally defined as "the drawing in of breath"?

Stress and anxiety can cause us to unconsciously "hold our breath" as if to brace ourselves from an unknown threat. Pausing in our busy-ness to take a deep breath sends a physiological signal to our body...

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What if we could eliminate loneliness? what if wednesday Jun 17, 2020

This week, we take a deep dive into the "Loneliness Epidemic" that is so pervasive in our culture. Even before this era of social distancing and civic unrest, studies show that 3 out of 5 adults reported feeling lonely (among 18-22 year olds, self-reported loneliness was the highest at...

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What if lasting change begins within? what if wednesday Jun 10, 2020

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”   August Wilson

How we see ourselves impacts everything we think, feel and do.

Low...

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Beyond Heartbreak and Outrage... what if wednesday Jun 03, 2020

When it comes to race relations in America, there is a LOT that I don't know. 

There are things happening in our country right now that I don't understand. I know I have blind spots. I know there is a pain in our nation. And I know, whether we are aware of it or not, we...

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Lessons from a Genius what if wednesday May 27, 2020

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."
Albert Einstein

In 1927, 29 of the top physicists and mathematicians in the world came together to share theories, challenge each other, and collectively build the...

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The Chair that Changed My Life what if wednesday May 20, 2020

He tapped me on the shoulder as I was sitting in my chair waiting for the next presentation to begin.  “Want to know what it means to be part of a team?” he asked.

I nodded.  At the beginning of the training, I shared with Gary that I had never been on a team before. I...

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Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Poop Fairy. what if wednesday May 13, 2020

“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!”
- Francis Pharcellus Church in his editorial from the New York Sun (September 21,1897) responding to an inquiry from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon.

DEAR DEPT OF PARKS AND RECREATION:  I am 50...

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Worms, Jane Goodall, and Mental Health what if wednesday May 06, 2020

"Hope is like medicine. It’s as important and tangible as Tylenol."

That's according to Flavia Nobay, an emergency room doctor who was interviewed in The Washington Post in an article about the growing mental health crisis that is arriving on the heals of COVID-19.

As I...

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