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Proof Positive

A weekly Society, Culture and Philosophy podcast featuring Stephen C. Plut
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Today’s show is the 77th and final of this podcast.  I started the show as some of you will recall when our nation was at one of its darkest points of my lifetime.  There was so much hatred, bigotry and diviseness in the world that it was begin
Today’s show is Episode 76 my interview with author TJ  Nelligan who wrote the book Live like Sean.  The book is both  a tribute to his amazing son and also a handbook for all of us on how to live life to its fullest.Theme music from Purple Pla
Today’s show is Episode 75 my interview with the creator of the Our Inner Sparks podcast.Lilly’s show and mission tie in nicely to the theme of my show as she takes time to highlight the sometimes extraordinary things women are doing that they
My guest wanted me to point out right at the top of the show that there is NO RUNNING REQUIRED to take part in the You Matter Marathon so don’t switch us off.  It is a marathon of the heart and everyone can participate. With that clarification,
Today’s show is Episode 73 The Workplace Positivity Workbook Part 2 of my  interview with Neal Nybo. In part one we were introduced to the workbook and the ideas behind it.  On today’s show we are going to take a look at the numbers, statistics
Today’s show is Episode 72 The Workplace Positivity Workbook Part 1 of my 2 part interview with Neal Nybo. I spend a lot of time sharing evidence with you about the benefits of kindness.  But have you ever considered its impact in the workplace
Today’s show is Episode 71 Human Kind, Changing the World One Small Act at a Time Part 2 of my interview with Brad AronsonIf you haven’t listened to episode 70 yet go back and take a listen to part one of the interview and then come back to hea
My guest today is Brad Aronson has written a book called "Human Kind, Changing the World One Small Act at a Time".  This book is so incredibly touching that 15 pages in I found myself choked up or as Mike Myers use to say during the Coffee Talk
On today’s show I’ll be telling you about an exercise program I’ve been using for years.  The fact that I can say I’ve been using it for years should convey that this is something you can and will stick to if you give it a true test.As we begin
Today is a special show, episode 68 The Give 600 Campaign.  Instead of our usual 2 week intervals between shows I decided to add in this one to address a critical issue in our country.Included in the just passed stimulus package from Congress w
You are probably curious about the title of this episode given how difficult a year 2020 has been for all of us.  Reflecting back on this year I found many many things that made me smile and recently came across a few more thatI hope as I share
I thought it would be nice to share some good news and stories of kindness from across the globe.  Sometimes we lose sight of just how much good is actually going on in the world.  Theme music from Purple Planethttps://www.purple-planet.com/ Tr
This week’s guest Nicole J. Philips who has authored a remarkable book titled The Negativity Remedy.  Nicole sharing from her personal experiences provides a series of ideas to help us beat down those negative thoughts that try to dominate our
On today's show I share a personal experience in 'keeping a promise'.   Although not always easy to do as I say often doing the right thing is never the wrong thing to do.I also share a wonderful clip brought to us by Uplift Connect from Dr. Li
I hope you enjoy this weeks show.  We'll discuss the song "How can I keep from singing", hear from the great Maya Angelou on "Being someone's rainbow" and also hear a beautiful poem entitled "You are not alone".It’s funny how things happen, I w
The organization I am featuring this week has as it’s mission statement “Fostering kindness in children and spreading kindness in the community”.  Those are two fantastic efforts on the part of the good people at Kindness Grows Here.  Theme mus
I jokingly have referred to my doing this podcast as “cheaper than therapy”.  Still it is true that the people I’ve found to be on the show have proven to be so upbeat and so inspirational that they never fail to lift my spirits.Today’s guest i
I don’t know about you but it seems as though the pressures we are facing related to COV19, social distancing, the Presidential election, and social unrest have worn down my typically upbeat outlook.  My friends have said the same thing which g
After several shows featuring guest interviews I thought it was time to comb my files where I collect good news and share a few with you.  It’s amazing all the good that is out there when you start to look for it.   Theme music from Purple Plan
In episode 56 I shared with you the benefits of doing something long, hard and lonely and told you of my efforts to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  As I was editing that show I came across the MT Nester blog creator Julie Hoppe.   I’m a firm believer i
There's a saying that "you are what you eat" meaning if you ingest junk food into your system the results are not going to be good.  That philosophy I believe carries over to what we read.  Especially in today's world where we face so much divi
This week I decided to share a story from my personal experiences.  There’s a saying that goes something like you cannot love someone else until you learn to love yourself?  Well in that same vein I don’t know how much we can help others unless
Since starting this podcast time and time again I’ve been introduced to ideas for doing good that were well..so good that I felt bad I hadn’t thought of them myself.  Fortunately others not only thought of these but then had the courage to act
I’m pleased to have Stephanie Romero as my guest for this weeks show.  She will be sharing some wonderful tips on how to get started with practicing mindfulness and on how to get the most out of your mindfulness sessions.Theme music from Purple
This week I chose to focus on several stories about different aspects of mindfulness.   All of these stories come from Uplift Connect and I’ve included links to them in the show notes if you care to watch the accompanying videos.  There is no d
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