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You shouldn't go through life overwhelmed, overstressed and overworked. Society's unrealistic expectations hinder us from living our purpose. Instead we trudge through the dark valley of overwhelm, over-commitment and loss of peace and purpose. We merely live in survival mode as we go down our never ending to-do list. This podcast changes all that.
 
Today many people find themselves without a story that can point to their place and purpose in the universe, and yet can withstand the test of rational scrutiny. The mental health crisis isn’t just a medical crisis. It’s a crisis of meaning. All of us are different, and so all of us will find meaning and purpose in different things. But what if there was something which ties all these purposes together, which can explain why they are meaningful, and which has the potential to unite all of hu ...
 
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As we get older most some of us have experienced losing friends and family. This is because we fail to show. Roy and Roy discuss Roy's weekend of hanging out with multiple friend groups. Roy realizes a deeper importance of maintaining friends and family. The onus is on YOU. They shed light on some reasons of why we choose to abandon the family, gro…
 
As Kanye tells us..... "they want us to keep our head down and don't look around". Rob and Roy explore the motions of breaking out of stagnation and doing something worthwhile for one's self! Rob and Roy will now be offering their time for whoever wants and needs it. Please Contact Svon_Digital on IG for more information.…
 
Rob and Roy are back.... again.... for now .....They no longer have ambitions to make videos..... because they have now started a contracting company.... In this episode they uncover they shifted gears and direction and ...... why they are still even recording episodes! We honestly love our listeners because if you love us you probably are like us …
 
Rob and Roy have lost their minds, talking about aliens and the possibility that we are not alone in this universe. But, IF they are out there, the question is why are they watching us??? Rob and Roy search for the answer to this question and explore what makes us worth observing. They try to push the limits of their consciousness in hopes of under…
 
With Roy still out of town, Rob and Zhang explore to concept of regret and try to understand what leads to, and can potentially resolve, this imprisoning feeling. Although both have different stories, they each find themselves feeling nostalgic about the past and try to search for a way to focus on the present and future. *Disclaimer - The topic of…
 
With Roy out of town undertaking his new role in his new job, and Zhang receiving the news about a job offer, Rob and Zhang explore the anxiety and uncertainty of entering a new role. Should we fake it til we make it? Should we avoid asking questions that may risk our opportunity? Or should we be truthful about our limitations? Rob and Zhang dig in…
 
We've all grown up in different parts of the world. Some more fortunate than others. The question is, are you grateful for what it is that you have? Rob, Roy, and Zhang explore their own personal experience growing up and living in Canada in contrast to the previous episode's guest, Shervon's experience growing up in India. Although they realize th…
 
Many of us living in North America don't realize the advantages we have being from a developed country. Rob and Roy take the opportunity to discuss the benefits that come along with immigrating to a country like Canada with Shervon - one of the co-collaborators of the podcast! They look into comparing life in India (Shervon's home country) vs Canad…
 
With a guest on the show, Rob, Roy, and David, explore whether knowing the truth is always the best option, or if ignorance truly is bliss. Society is comprised of people who exist in both spaces - and the discussion explores if this split of lifestyles is a necessary difference in choice. Could we survive if we all took the red pill? Could we if w…
 
Most of us men have spent our entire lives being told how to be the "man" and this motherf*cker Harry Styles is throwing a wrench in it. What would the world look like if we did not define things as masculine or feminine? Rob and Roy explore how this disruption could be one of many necessary social enigmas that bring growth to our identity culture …
 
As proud Canadians, Rob and Roy explore what it means to be one. They consider themselves extremely fortunate to have grown up in this multi-cultural and accepting society. They try to understand how, and if, different cultures are able to harmonize and set aside their differences. With assimilation also comes turmoil and resistance between differe…
 
God made us in the image of himself. Unfortunately, God is judgmental as hell. Thanks, God... Rob and Roy discuss how judgement has deteriorated some of Rob's friendships over the years. As people age, their inability to deal with their own shortcomings results in a projection of judgement of those around them. We are all a culprit of this crime an…
 
Happy New Year, Everyone! Given the current lockdowns and closures across the world due to the pandemic, we are all desperately searching for ways to preoccupy our minds. Rob and Roy explore the dangers of selecting some of the coping mechanisms that we may choose. During this episode, Rob shares a more personal experience with a method he used to …
 
Roy has begun his odd winter routine of running around outside without clothes on. This was a perfect opportunity to discuss where the hell he got this crazy idea, and more important how he decides what is true and what is not. Rob and Roy take a deep dive on how they both discern "truth" amongst the endless sources of information readily available…
 
Rob and Roy notice that some of their close friends have been struggling through bouts of depression. As what seems to be an increase in the amount of people dealing with these feelings around them, they wonder if there is a common thread? What they do know is that there have been substantial changes in our day to day activities, and perhaps the so…
 
Transitioning from boyhood to manhood can be a long and challenging process. Rob and Roy evaluate their own journey's through this process and highlight some notable moments and experiences in the hopes to provide some wisdom for younger listeners facing their own growing pains (and possibly offer some appreciation to the older generation for what …
 
Humans find great meaning in transcending our physical and mental limitations and tapping into enhanced states of consciousness. When we do so we are expressing an impulse that has been inherent in the evolutionary process from the big bang onwards. Evolution has continually transcended its limitations, breaking free from the determinism of blind l…
 
Creativity is one of the enduring mysteries of the universe. How does something more keep coming from something less? From cosmological to biological to cultural evolution the universe appears to be getting more and more creative as it evolves, and human creativity is just the latest example of that trajectory. Can this explain why humans find crea…
 
We’ve been taught that evolution is a cruel and vicious struggle in which only the ruthless survive. But if you look a little more closely, the natural world is teeming with cooperation. Not only that, but from single celled organisms right the way through to human civilisation, the scale of cooperation has been steadily increasing. Can this shed a…
 
The pursuit of happiness is one of the founding American ideals. But evidence from psychology research points to the conclusion that pursuing happiness for its own sake doesn't actually work. What can work, however, is to cultivate a meaningful life, because in doing so, happiness tends to follow as a by-product. What do humans find meaningful? How…
 
For much of human history, most people have been far too pre-occupied with the question, "How can I stay alive?" to have any time to think about the question "How should I live?" But as billions of people have been raised out of poverty, and, particularly in the Western world, living standards have improved, more and more people have found themselv…
 
Foundations of thought processes and self-confidence are often projections from others’ insecurities that we absorbed, but aren’t truly our own. But we take these projections start trying to better ourselves, setting big goals that for some reason don’t fulfill us, so we keep searching for happiness but it sometimes feels like we come up empty.…
 
This is the second part in my series on the book Pavarotti and Pancakes, written by my friend Frank Granieri. This episode goes beyond the book as I asked him questions on how he overcame the dysfunction and turmoil outlined in our first conversation, and in his memoir. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT - How therapy and hypnotism were key aspe…
 
I’m a highly-emotional person who has always made emotionally-driven goals at the beginning of each year. Yet a lot of my goals didn't bring the validation or satisfaction I hoped they would. Then I learned to ask myself "at what cost?" I truly feel like life is beginning as I’m learning to be content with who I am, and who I’m created to be. I no …
 
2018 was an unexpectedly transformative year. In this episode I break down my spiritual journey from trying to read the entire Bible to tearing down walls, turning over tables, and rebuilding my faith on a new foundation. If you're a previous listener, this podcast is different in both content and editing. This is intentional. I'm excited to experi…
 
No matter what you’re facing that feels like you’re not good enough, you feel defeated by the surrounding elements through your journey, your unable to lift your head, your body is failing, God has set that journey before you and is walking with you through it, ready to carry you when your strength is no longer enough.…
 
The weaker you are, the more you depend on God. And the more you depend on God, the more you’re like Him. This episode teaches and encourages discernment when using social media. From filling time, to avoiding work, to mindlessly scrolling at any available opportunity, this episode helps you to take back the time spent on social media and use it fo…
 
Social media has a way of taking over our schedules. From filling time, to avoiding work, to mindlessly scrolling at any available opportunity. This episode encourages you to take back the time spent on social media and use it for God’s glory. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT - How to stop the “social media comparison” game - Retraining your b…
 
God wants to make 2018 your best year yet. But it can’t happen if we don’t turn our eyes and our focus on Him. This episode if you’re determined to make 2018 better than previous years for the works of Jesus. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT How to stay focused on Jesus in a world that demands our attention Why God allows trials in our lives. …
 
This episode if you’re struggling through a trial of any kind. Did you know the Bible calls us to find joy in the trials? But it’s incredibly hard when trials are devastating or feel like a battle you’ll never win. In this episode, I open my heart and vulnerably share a trial I’ve struggled with for years. For anyone looking for encouragement, trut…
 
It’s scary enough to feel overwhelmed or depressed, but very scary to feel those things while feeling alone. This podcast helps overwhelmed moms become stronger spiritually, mentally, emotionally so that we can live the purposeful life God designed for us. The world's unrealistic expectations are the lies of the enemy to discourage us from living o…
 
I gave this talk at Cambridge on 'Towel Day' 2013. You will need to use the pause buttom to read the slides. The talk is based on my book Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). There is more information at http://nickjoll.co.uk Thanks for the interest!
 
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