Cat gives her 3 weekly happy tips and recaps her time in Torino. This episode dives into the secrets of self-control from author, psychologist and CEO Glenn Livingston. Dr. Livingston wrote a book called Never Binge Again, which discusses a mental technique to controlling yourself, resisting your impulses and achieving what you want. His book is available for free online. See instagram (@therealnessfactor) and view story or “Podcast” highlight for all the details.
Cat recaps her week and discusses her thoughts on Torino, her new home base in northern Italy. After giving her weekly happy tips, Cat talks about the importance of overcoming a fear of trying. She also discusses leaning in, rather than resisting, to what we naturally gravitate toward as a means to find happiness.
After recapping her birthday weekend in Milan, Cat discusses the meaning of success and proposes a theory as to why we seek success and avoid failure. She proposes that a superficial view of success is unsustainable. Cat proposes that true success might not be what we think it is, and offers her hypothesis for finding success and happiness. The episode ends with three tips for inspiration, fun and learning.
Ep 8: Cat discusses the importance of taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically. She shares some techniques that she has picked up over the past couple years to practice self-care, and help prevent feelings of anxiety.
After lending her thoughts about Rome vs Florence and which city she prefers, Cat explores age-old Italian food rules, where they come from and why they might exist. She explains the Italian way of eating, and observes the food shaming phenomenon that seems to prevent Italians from eating in a way they believe is unhealthy.
Cat recaps the last couple of weeks she spent in Rome, and discusses the cons of living in a big city. Cat talks about how millennials (the selfie generation) seems self-focused and the benefits of focusing on elements outside of yourself. Cat emphasizes the importance of discovery and learning to enrich your life. To see pics of Cat’s Italian adventure, follow along on Insta: @therealnessfactor.
Recording from Italy, Cat reminisces about her uncle who recently passed away, Senator Pierre De Bané. Cat talks about the valuable lessons she learned from Pierre, as a child growing up around him and as his neighbor for over a decade.
Cat adresses “errand paralysis” and delves into how millennials are systemically affected by burnout. She reads highlights of the BuzzFeed article that recently went viral: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Peterson, and offers her observations and potential ways to solve a burnout.
It’s New Year’s and Cat is talking about the paradox of achieving goals and how it can make us feel inadequate. Cat suggests shifting your mindset about goal-making to build more sustainable New Year’s Resolutions.
Cat introduces herself and The Realness Factor. She offers her tips for focusing on what you want most out of life: don’t sweat the small stuff, reduce your decision making, the power of making your own decisions, and adopting a new (and beautiful) mindset.