The Dadvice Podcast from The Voice of America's Dad
By Jim Kirk
The world needs a dad right now. Think about it. We're lost. We're behaving badly. We need help. We need guidance and support. If you want some useful tips, helpful advice, life hacks, and general encouragement - all in under 10 minutes! - then the The Voice of America's Dad is the podcast for you.
Hi everyone, I'm Jim... a dad, a middle-school teacher, and a voiceover artist... in that order. My goal is to deliver some helpful advice and support in a quick, easy-to-listen-to format (under 10 minutes!) to help you stay on track and focused on living your best life.
September 29th is World Heart Day (#worldheartday, #heartday), so we're talking about the seven worst foods for your heart.
There are certain health-offending foods out there that are so bad for your health that they can do some real damage, even in small quantities. While it's true that everything is okay in moderation, you'll be doing your body a good service by keeping some of the worst food to a minimum.
September 28th is Ask A Stupid Question Day (#askastupidquestionday, #nationalaskastupidquestionday). But instead of asking stupid questions today, we're looking at questions we can ask ourself to define success.
Do you have your own definition of success? Most people are trying to live up to society's definition of success without considering if this is the best option for them.
Tomorrow, September 28th, is Good Neighbor Day (#goodneighborday).
If you want to be a good neighbor, it may take a bit of effort and creativity. Even so, you’ll find it rewarding to strive to become a neighbor that is cherished and loved by all who live nearby.
Today, September 26th, is Love Note Day (#lovenoteday, #nationallovenoteday). In today's digital age, we're talking about how best to romance your partner.
Dating apps and social media have changed the way love looks, but romance is still alive. Think of technology as giving you more opportunities to let your partner know how much you appreciate them.
Today, you can enjoy the convenience of digital communications and rediscover the beauty of more traditional courtship methods.
September 21st is International Day of Peace (#peaceday). So, we're talking meditation and how it can alter your brain... for the better!
Meditation is life-changing and affirming for the millions of people who practice it. Recently, there's been some fascinating research into how practicing meditation can actually make positive changes to your brain's structure.
Yes, I know... it's the fall. Why are we talking about Spring Cleaning? Well, September 19th is National Clean Up Day (#nationalcleanupday, #cleanupday), so we're talking about ways to get your kids to help - whether in the spring or the fall.
Your habits determine much of your life. You can greatly increase the odds of having a good or bad day with your habits. Introduce a few helpful habits into your daily routine and note the effect on your life.
If you have definite ideas about how things are or how they should be, you've probably had someone tell you to "keep an open mind." Having an open mind is important to succeed in life. Embracing, or at least considering, new ideas and technologies is vital to our personal growth.
Find out what the new American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) guidelines say about screen time for children, and learn about a more intentional way of reading to your kids that's sure to help them develop their intellectual empathy.
Do you feel like you're so busy that you don't have time for a life? Do you feel as if you're constantly running behind?
There are ways you can learn to negotiate your work life so you become more productive.
Once you become more organized at work, you can more fully enjoy your time away from work as well. If you're not stressing about your job, you can relax when you're at home and live a more balanced life.
When it comes to procrastination, planning can be the solution or the obstacle. Managing your time sometimes helps you to stop putting things off. On the other hand, if you have trouble moving beyond the planning stage, you may wind up bogged down in analysis paralysis.
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Maybe that's because you're pushing yourself too hard. Being in a constant rush lowers your energy levels and deprives you of satisfaction. You're ticking off boxes on your task list instead of engaging in meaningful activities.
It's time to start accomplishing more with greater ease. Consider these 3 steps the next time you're straining to hurry up.
Welcome to the very first episode of The Voice of America's Dad podcast! In this episode, we'll look at how helping others can enrich your life and make you feel better in general. I'll share some benefits of helping others as well as some ideas for ways you can reach out to help others.