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Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former NPR correspondent and NY Times Best-selling author, shares how to reinvent yourself & reimagine your life at any age!

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If you’ve ever wanted a second chance at life, to be on fire, in passion, excited about what you’re doing, or at least turn your life in a new direction, then do we have the Life Reimagined show for you!

Today I’ll be talking with Barbara Bradley Hagerty, award winning journalist, 20 year correspondent for NPR, and the New York Times best-selling author of Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience and a book I found dumbfounding-ly inspirational, and motivational, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. It’s a book I’ll be recommending to my friends, family, parents, and yes, even my wife Jessica.

So, today we’ll talk about a Life Reimagined, about shifting your life, whether you’re middle-age, golden age, or even just getting started from version 1.0 to 2.0, or in my case 3.0 and above!

That, plus we’ll talk about Stampede the Pokey white pony, Fareed Zakaria, GPS, hookups, rain and RV’s, and what quantum mechanics and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle has to do with mom, the bunny hop criterium, who has the social security #111-11-1111 and what the hee-hee, haa-haa, and hoo-hoo center has to do with anything.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty is an award winning journalist who spent nearly twenty years as a correspondent for NPR, covering law and religion. The author of the New Your Times-bestselling Fingerprints of God, she has received the Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion, and a Knight Fellowship at Yale Law School. Before joining NPR, she was a reporter at The Christian Science Monitor. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C.


Barbara Bradley Hagerty Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Key Topics:

  • How she’s getting into cycling.
  • How to get a second lease on life
  • What happened Sept 5th, 2012
  • How her higher-self gave her a wake-up call
  • How she rounded a turning point to a re-imagined life
  • How wake-up calls commonly happen if a job’s not-quite right for you
  • What happened to her mom and how that influenced her
  • Why we’re having to re-invent ourselves sooner than ever (more uncertain career future)
  • Why you have to choose meaning and purpose over short-term happiness
  • What’s the importance of a purpose much larger than yourself
  • Why experience is so important
  • What’s the importance of being a mentor of having a mentor
  • Why having kids later keeps you younger longer
  • What’s the importance of having a ‘little purpose’
  • What’s the importance of having friendships
  • Why friends are more important to your health than family
  • What was the electro-shock treatment she did for the book!
  • What’s the decathalon of flourishing?
  • Why crossword puzzles aren’t the answer
  • What Barb is doing to conquer fear
  • What’s the spiritual component to all of this
  • How she doesn’t meditate well, but how she used meditation on her pain to strip away the emotional component – how she learned that thinking changes her brain function
  • How she wrote a book on the science of spirituality
  • Fingerprints of God
  • For her how jesuit prayer and meditation and meditation help
  • What’s the law of karma?
  • What’s the immortality in investing outward and downward
  • What is a mid-faith crisis?
  • How she met her husband on

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