Life Habits

Life Habits

United States

The Life Habits mentoring podcast series helps you learn new habits in order to stay sane in this crazy world. We all have good and bad habits in all aspect of our lives, at work, at home, with friends and associates, in relationships and in our approach to health, spirituality, and our overall outlook on life. We often don’t know that we have certain bad habits and when we do, they’re often difficult to break. Similarly, we often aren’t aware of new habits that would be really good for us and often need to learn ways of forming these good habits and making them stick. Join Karel Vredenburg for this podcast series and optimize your life!


LH94 - Fixing Unhelpful Thinking Habits  

Karel is again joined by UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers to discuss recognizing and then fixing common errors in thinking. 

LH93 - Social Intelligence for Success  

In response to listener suggestions, Karel devotes this episode to three themes for developing and applying social intelligence to entrepreneurial, intrepreneurial, and self-improvement initiatives.

LH92 - Optimizing Happiness  

After conducting a poll with listeners via social media as to what topic to focus on next, Karel determined that Optimizing Happiness was far and away the most asked for. Karel builds on the foundation that was built in LH84 - Being Happier to provide additional advice in this episode to further hone particular habits to achieve even greater levels of happiness in life. 

LH91 - Optimizing Travel  

Karel hasn't recorded episodes lately because he's been traveling a lot so he thought he'd dedicate his first new episode to the topic of providing advice to optimize travel. 

LH90 - Gender Equality  

Inspired by Emma Watson's UN speech, Karel devotes this episode to providing advice for woman and men to promote gender equality. 

LH89 - Developing Empathy  

Karel devotes this episode to the critically important habit of developing empathy.

LH88 - Life as a Sport  

Karel is back after a hiatus and devotes this episode to understanding what insights and lessons sports can provide in improving our life skills. 

LH87 - Thinking Errors that Hurt Your Health  

Karel is joined again by Marie-Josée Shaar this time to address the errors in thinking that can hurt your health and what you can do to prevent them from doing so. 

LH86 - Profit from the Positive  

Want to apply the power of Positive Psychology to business and to your working life? Karel is joined by Margaret Greenberg for this episode discussing the book she wrote with Senia Maymin, "Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business". 

LH85 - Affirmations & Mindfulness  

Karel addresses listener questions and introduces affirmations and mindfulness together with guest UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers. 

LH84 - Being Happier  

Karel devotes this episode to the topic of being happier and summarizes a list of ten items from Positive Psychology that you can start to do right away to be happier. He also recommends a new social network focused on increasing happiness in the world, called

LH83 - Communication Challenges  

Karel devotes this episode to listener questions on the topic of communication challenges. 

LH82 - Dealing with Change  

Karel is again joined by UK Psychologist Mandy Kloppers as they address a listener question asking for advice on dealing with change.

LH81 - Becoming More Productive  

Karel devotes this episode to a listener suggestion to address becoming more productive using technology. Karel discusses four major themes 1) doing things more efficiently, doing more things at once sensibly, doing fewer things at once sensibly, and doing nothing.

LH80 - Cultures of Wellness  

Karel is again joined by Marie-Josée Shaar this time to discuss four approaches to creating cultures of wellness. Make sure to visit Marie-Josée's website which also includes a link to her book. For further information on this topic, make sure to visit

LH79 - Impression Management  

In response to a listener suggestion, Karel devotes this episode to various ways of improving your personal impression management using the techniques and approaches from product marketing.

LH78 - Staying True to Yourself  

Karel devotes this episode to listener requests along the theme of staying true to yourself. He addresses awareness, consistency, and strength.

LH77 - Workplace Challenges  

Karel addresses five questions listeners submitted on the topic of workplaces challenges.  The questions deal with communicating across age and experience level differences, knowing who to trust, workplace bullying, managing anger outbursts, and working effectively with a world-wide team.

LH76 - Mom's Life Lessons  

This episode is a tribute to Karel's mother who passed away recently and reflects on seven of the life lessons she taught, lived, and modeled, and will serve as her gift and legacy.

LH75 - Bullying  

Would you like to be more aware of bullying of various types and what can be done about it?  This was a topic that rose to the top of our Facebook poll of listeners.  Karel has university student, George Janeteas, as his guest on bullying in general and cyber-bullying in particular.  You can find more about George at his website at  George also provided the following additional resources: the Trevor Project, Youth Line, Kids Help Phone, and Prevnet.

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