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Ep 48: Our Biggest Takeaways of 2020

2020 has been a wild year! We share everything we've learned and key takeaways in this latest episode - from books to people who've inspired us throughout the year.
Nov 30, 2020 | Joy McCarthy

In today's episode, we have a candid conversation about 2020. Amidst all the uncertainty and the anxiety, there were some really great learnings that came out of this year for both of us. There were some big takeaways that we wanted to share with you as well - things that we really honed in on to bring more peace and calm to our daily lives. We discovered some incredibly fascinating human beings because of this pandemic, and share what they taught us about life. 

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Episode highlights:

  • Our daily rituals for peace and calm
  • Books we've loved in 2020
  • People are more complex than a single belief they hold
  • The importance of tolerance and to be mindful of your biases
  • We won't always agree and that's okay, we can still be kind to one another
  • Be antiracist. It's not enough to simply NOT be racist
  • The details matter. Look beyond the headline
  • Think critically, ask questions, be curious, be mindful
  • Dr. Zach Bush
  • Allison Holker & Twitch 
  • Jay Shetty host of the On Purpose podcast
  • David Ji 
  • Kindness, compassion, and empathy matter
  • Vitamin G is essential for our well-being 


Alex King   •   December 1, 2020

Amazing to hear the realization of death from you Joy. Coming to terms with our mortality is huge. “… according to 3 websites tests” 🤣 Loved the talk about the bias’s too. I’ve been learning a lot about cognitive bias lately in some Masterclasses I’ve been taking. Perfume gives me headaches too Joy 🤣 OMG I can’t stand the “I have been following you for years…” message. Ashley and I have seen those too. Loved the racism conversation too. We’ve always bought dolls and books with lots of diversity for Lily and have been paying extra care and attention to that part of her upbringing. The skepticism chat was great too. This year, I adopted “Don’t Believe Everything You Believe”. Walker, Ashley has crushes on all the true health gurus too. Thanks for the episode and all the great recommendations.

Joy McCarthy   •   December 1, 2020

Aviva   •   December 8, 2020

Really enjoyed listening to the honest banter!! 2020 in the rear view mirror...a good idea!

Joy McCarthy   •   December 9, 2020

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