Empathy

  In this insightful episode of Mondays with Mike, our host dives into the topic of empathy, answering an important question posed by a listener:: “Can empathy be learned and enhanced?” Mike engages his audience with a candid discussion on the significance of empathy and its impact on personal and professional relationships. He asserts that…

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Staying Optimistic

  In this inspiring installment of “Mondays with Mike,” our host delves into the juxtaposition of enduring life’s challenges while fostering an optimistic mindset. The episode unpacks the nuances between happiness and optimism, providing listeners with actionable insights on maintaining a positive outlook amidst adversity. Mike introduces the concept of optimism as defined by Martin…

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Balancing Individualism and Community

  In this thought-provoking episode of Mondays with Mike, listeners are treated to a candid conversation exploring the delicate balance between individualism and community participation. Starting with a light-hearted non-sponsorship acknowledgement of Voss water, Mike dives into a viewer-submitted question that challenges many: how do we maintain our sense of self while actively contributing to…

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Personal Failure and Growth

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Mondays with Mike,” Mike Staver and his co-host discuss the ways in which personal failure can lead to greater understanding and growth. They start by acknowledging that not everyone learns from failure, as some people give up after experiencing setbacks. However, they emphasize the importance of learning from…

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The Evolution of Identity

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Mondays with Mike,” Mike Staver discusses how the concept of identity evolves over the course of a lifetime. He emphasizes the importance of personal growth, expanding one’s view of oneself and the world, and being open to new experiences. Mike highlights that a stagnant identity can hinder personal…

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The Paradox Principle

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Monday’s with Mike,” Mike Staver addresses the role of intuition versus analytical thinking in making major life decisions. He introduces the concept of the paradox principle, which suggests that seemingly contradictory ideas can actually work together. Mike explains that it is possible to be both intuitive and analytical,…

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Maintaining Authenticity

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Mondays with Mike,” host Mike Staver addresses the question of how to maintain authenticity in a world that often rewards conformity. He emphasizes the importance of living in alignment with one’s core values while respecting the differences and beliefs of others. Staver highlights the need to strike a…

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Managing Irritability

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Mondays with Mike,” Mike Staver addresses a question about increasing irritability and reactivity. He discusses whether these emotions are caused by external factors or internal factors. Mike explains that frustration tolerance and impulse control play a significant role in managing irritability. He suggests getting a physical check-up to…

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Direct Communication

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Monday’s with Mike”, host Mike Staver discusses the common tendency for people, especially couples, to talk more about their relationship and partner with their friends rather than directly addressing their concerns with their partner. Mike and his producer Marty emphasize the importance of open and honest communication in…

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Shifting Priorities with Age

  Episode Summary: In this episode of “Mondays with Mike,” host Mike Staver addresses a question from a viewer who is experiencing a shift in their priorities as they get older. The viewer is feeling pressure from friends and family to continue participating in traditions that no longer hold importance for them. Mike provides suggestions…

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