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Science, Solutions, And Sprinkles

Science, Solutions, And Sprinkles

By Sara Jane
If you strive to learn something new every day then this podcast is for you. We cover everything from anthropology and airplanes to biology, entrepreneurship, nutrition, productivity, wellness, and more. S3 exists because life is better with sprinkles!
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Episode 49: The ONE Thing
Book Summary of The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. The book is a great read and I hope you glean some things out of the listen.
June 22, 2022
Episode 48: Food Poisoning Crash Course
Have you ever had food poisoning? Do you know what caused it? Was is a food infection or intoxication? Let's dive in!
June 07, 2022
Episode 47: Hot Sauce and Mustard Fun Facts
Learn more about hot sauce and mustard. Is spicy flavor/taste or pain/heat? Why doesn't water help? Why do we eat spicy foods? Why can some people tolerate more heat? Listen to hear the answers.
May 26, 2022
Episode 46: Vision, Mission, and Values
Definitions and examples of Vision Statements, Mission Statements, and Values.
May 05, 2022
Episode 45: Vitamin B12
All about Vitamin B12. Learn what it is (forms), how it works, who needs it, and dosage levels.
May 04, 2022
Episode 44: Atlas of the Heart
My favorite parts of Brene Brown's book Atlas of the Heart.
April 28, 2022
Coffee Break 14: Three Musketeers
Three Musketeers... not the book or the movies; the candy bar. A little history and my favorite way to eat them.
March 01, 2022
Episode 43: Culture Wins
Book summary of "Culture Wins" by William Vanderbloemen. Listen in to understand better the importance of culture in companies.
July 17, 2021
Episode 42: Detox and Cleansing Crash Course
Our bodies can detox many ways: skin, lungs, kidneys, colon, and liver. In this episode I explain in simple terms the detox pathways and how to support them. It is easier than you think.
January 11, 2021
Coffee Break 13: God
All that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. -CS Lewis
January 08, 2021
Episode 41: 2021
How am I kicking off 2021? Tips for a happy new year.
January 02, 2021
Episode 40: Read More
How many books did you read in 2020? How many do you want to read in 2021? Reading is a great way to learn something new every day. "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... the man who never reads lives only one." - George RR Martin
December 15, 2020
Coffee Break 12: How Might We?
An introduction to my favorite question: "How might we?" It's great for problem solving as it helps get rid of some of the judgement felt when brainstorming. Listen in then try it yourself.
December 03, 2020
Episode 39: Advent and The Elf Movie
Happy December! I love all things Christmas... especially the movie Elf. Learn about my favorite parts of the season in this episode about enjoying the little things.
December 01, 2020
Episode 38: The Checklist Manifesto
Book review and summary of "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande. Build better checklists and get things done right.
November 30, 2020
Episode 37: Thanksgiving Explained
What do you remember learning about Thanksgiving? Is it a myth? What does it mean to you now? Listen to my thoughts and research on Thanksgiving in this episode.
November 28, 2020
Coffee Break 11: Find Your Tennis Ball
In my shortest episode ever, I share a great analogy on pursuing your best life. Advice inspired by my dog.
November 10, 2020
Episode 36: Leadership and Elephants
Elephants can teach us a lot about leadership and teamwork. Listen in and think about career planning and job training.
July 31, 2020
Coffee Break 10: Writer's Block
Getting creative again. Today we cover what writer's block is and some tips for overcoming it.
July 28, 2020
Episode 35: Basic Supplementation
Today we cover the core supplement line up that everyone should be taking, why they should be taking, and how to pick out good options for each suggestion (eg what to look for). Send me a message if you want a whole podcast on a specific nutrient.
May 14, 2020
Coffee Break 9: Sprinkles
Be inspired. Where can you find joy today? New mascara? New socks? Countdown app? Let's look forward to something!
May 13, 2020
Episode 34: The One Minute Manager
Book summary and highlights of The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. Learn how to be a better manager before you even pick up the book! See blog for related material
April 19, 2020
Episode 33: Introduction to Hypothyroidism
In this episode we cover common causes of hypothyroidism, nutrition and supplements tosupport for your thyroid, and lifestyle tips. Learn more about hyperthyroidism in this short review.
April 05, 2020
Coffee Break 8: A Brief History of Coffee
Inspired by Michael Pollan's new audiobook "Caffeine," I cover where coffee originated from. Who ever thought to make coffee the way we do today? Why are the beans roasted? Listen and find out.
February 12, 2020
Episode 32: Do Less
Book review and synopsis of "Do Less" by Kate Northrup. Great book about productivity based on menstruation and moon cycles. Listen and learn.
December 30, 2019
Episode 31: Logging Food
This covers the research and best practices for logging your food. If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight... skip the gym membership, save the money... start logging your food. Listen to learn more.
December 27, 2019
Episode 30: The Effective Executive
Book Review and Synopsis of Peter Drucker's "The Effective Executive." Originally published in 1966 but is still relevant today for those looking to increase performance among knowledge workers.
December 26, 2019
Episode 29: Five Second Rule Book Review
Book review of Mel Robbins "Five Second Rule." Top take-away = Bias towards action.
October 29, 2019
Episode 28: Goal Setting
Taking a closer look at goals as we enter the fourth and final quarter of 2019. Email: for your free gift.
September 30, 2019
Coffee Break 7: Stoic Sentiments
The Taoist story and my personal story of Maybe. We decide our feelings.
August 01, 2019
Episode 27: Chickens are Dinosaurs
Have you ever watched a chicken run across a yard and thought it moved an awful lot like a dinosaur from the movies? This podcast explains that and reviews the Audible Original released in July 2019 "A Grown-up Guide to Dinosaurs."
July 17, 2019
Episode 26: Blood Sugar Testing 101
Blood Sugar Monitoring: when to test, what is normal, types of problems, etc. Listen to learn more about blood sugar.
July 14, 2019
Episode 25: Book Review - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
In this episode I give a summary of Mark Manson's "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck." You are not special. To not give a f*ck is to stare down life's most terrifying and difficult challenges and still take action. DO NOT LISTEN TO IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY SWEARING.
June 13, 2019
Episode 24: CBD 101
Cannabidiol (CBD) derived from Hemp is technically legal in all 50 states. What is it? Why might you try it? How much should you take?
May 31, 2019
Coffee Break 6: I bought a Fitbit
Why did I go out and buy a Fitbit, blood glucose meter, and a new food journal? Listen to this podcast to find out!
May 29, 2019
Coffee Break 5: Growing a Human
I'm growing a human... What is your super power? A little science, a little humor, a little real talk about pregnancy. 100 days left until we meet Frankie!
May 22, 2019
Episode 23: Mitochondria
Mighty mitochondria. The powerhouse of the cell. Where do mitochondria come from? What do mitochondria do in your body? What foods and supplements support mitochondria?
March 12, 2019
Coffee Break 4: Monthly Goal Setting
How often do you set goals or look at your goals? Annual is typical; quaterly is better; monthly is encouraged; weekly is important; daily will really get you there.
February 28, 2019
Coffee Break 3: Thoughts on Leadership and Stress
Leaders are readers... check out some concepts from books I've read recently. Also, leaders aren't born, they are made. Are you anti-fragile?
February 19, 2019
Episode 22: Implementation Intentions
The psychology and methodology behind having an "if-then" plan to help you towards your goals.
February 14, 2019
Coffee Break 2: Valentine's Day
Valentine's day stats, origins, and jokes!
February 14, 2019
Coffee Break 1: Theme Your Day
Create a daily focus and group your tasks in order to use your time more effectively.
December 26, 2018
Episode 21: How the body works: caffeine, theanine, opiates, and EtOH.
How the body works when caffeine, theanine, opiates, or EtOH are consumed. It really is fascinating how our bodies cope with stressors. Learn how caffeine and theanine may help work performance, why withdrawal symptoms mirror opiate relief mechanisms, and how we develop tolerances to alcohol and other mild food drugs.
October 08, 2018
Episode 20: Taking Pictures of the Moon
Or rather... why you can't take pictures of the moon with your smartphone. Learn to enjoy the moment even if it is not 'grammable.
September 04, 2018
Episode 19: The Birthday Episode
Birthdays are just another day but everyday we should celebrate!
August 24, 2018
Episode 18: The War of Art
Book review and summary of "The War of Art: break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles" Learn all about all my favorite parts of Steven Pressfield's timeless wisdom for artists, business people, and creatives.
August 07, 2018
Episode 17: Depression Part 1
Addressing a different way to think about depression and anxiety; mainly common causes of depression. The causes may not be what you think! Social, psychological, and biological factors.
August 07, 2018
Episode 16: Hysteresis & Vibrating Fish
We are all just energy... and here is just a little peice of proof from science to make you think. Check out for supporting information.
August 03, 2018
Episode 15: Essential Fatty Acids
Lets talk about omegas and all those essential fatty acids: structure, features, and benefits! #learnsomethingneweveryday
July 31, 2018
Episode 14: Random Thoughts
Random thoughts on peak performance, core values, and having a purpose statement. I include some productivity tips and share some inspiration.
July 12, 2018
Episode 13: Bloating
Bloating at the end of the day is something that many people experience. Have you ever wondered why you can wake up with a flat tummy and end up going to bed all bloated. In this podcast I simply explain what might be going on and give you some tips to combat bloating.
June 26, 2018
Episode 12: The Way to Wealth
Here is my summary of "The Way to Wealth" by Benjamin Franklin. I distill his thoughts on industry, self-reliance, frugality, charity, and experience.
June 20, 2018
Episode 11: Done is Better Than Perfect
Some people think "Done is better than perfect" means you have to lower your standards. I would argue done means you can get more done in less time. See when this applies and when it doesn't.
May 30, 2018
Episode 10: Asking Better Questions
There may be no such thing as a stupid question; there is such a thing as a better question. Listen for my book review of "Wait, what?" by James Ryan and to learn the best question you can ask when meeting someone new.
May 30, 2018
Episode 9: Implementing Change
"Change is a process, not an event." In this episode I offer some tips on implementing change within an organization.
May 24, 2018
Episode 8: Don't poke the Lizard!
Learn all about the amygdala part pf your brain. Logic and emotions do not go together and I explain the biology behind this.
May 15, 2018
Episode 7: Cold Showers
The biology and research behind taking cold showers. I had to take one by neccessity and it reminded me of all the health benefits that go along with it. Listen to learn more.
May 14, 2018
Episode 6: No Drama Discipline
I just started the book "No Drama Discipline" and already have so many ah-he moments to share. Listen to this one if you interact with children on any level and want to better connect and understand them!
May 07, 2018
Episode 5: Consistency
Be consistent so people know what to expect from you. Be consistent so that you can reach your goals. Be consistent!
May 04, 2018
Episode 4: The Rainbow Bridge
On death and dying. Pets are always in our hearts. Not as sad an episode as it sounds... Dedicated to my beloved Chewy.
April 24, 2018
Episode 3: Proper Hydration
Drinking more water can help you lose weight! In this podcast I answer questions like: How much water should I drink? Does water quality matter? What about coffee? And give tips to increasing your consumption of water.
April 23, 2018
Episode 2: The Sermon Story
Have faith, pay attention, and take action.
April 20, 2018
Episode 1: Who is Sara Jane?
April 19, 2018