Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast

Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast

Navigating through life can be quite challenging, especially if you don’t have enough support. But when you have the right tools and knowledge, this can lead you to infinite personal growth. That’s the goal of The Self-Improvement Atlas, a podcast that provides insights into Personal Science.

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May 9, 2024 42 mins

Often laden with cultural taboos and societal pressures, divorce—especially within communities of color—is often shrouded in silence and stigma. So, in this week’s episode of Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast, host Marie Stella is joined by divorce and relationship confidence coach Monica Kalra to deconstruct divorce within cultural contexts.

The founder of Revorce, a term coined by Monica to mean ‘to re...

Professional fulfillment often presents several winding paths, and carving out a career that speaks to your soul can prove challenging for even the most talented. So, in this week’s episode of Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast, host Marie Stella is joined by career coach Utkarsh Narang to explore the art of aligning passion with profession.

Over his 16 years in employment, Utkarsh has gone from being a p...

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Retirement often marks the culmination of one’s professional career, but it also heralds a new chapter filled with opportunities for self-reflection, growth, and fulfillment. So, in this week’s episode of Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast, host Marie Stella is joined by applied developmental psychologist Deborah Heiser to uncover the transformative potential of retirement.

Having been featured in Forbes ...

Building a healthy relationship with food often takes several rounds of trial and error—and sometimes it feels cyclical—especially with diet culture popularized by the media. But in recent years, ‘intuitive eating’ has been making waves. So, this week on Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast, host Marie Stella is joined by a psychologist, Dr. Gia Marson, to learn more about the anti-diet approach.

As a psych...

Some hope for a mundane job that will allow them to fund side projects, and others long for a career they can call their vocation. Both routes can be equally fulfilling, but one thing is for sure: finding meaningful work isn’t always the smoothest of journeys. So, join us in an episode of Self-Improvement Atlas as host Marie Stella picks the brain of speaker and writer Rebecca Fraser- Thill to learn more about the psychology and de...

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Welcome to the newest episode of Self-Improvement Atlas, where host Marie Stella chats with renowned Victoria Shaw, an art appraiser and advisor with 30 years of experience in the world of art, antiques, and auctions.

Having been certified and accredited by the Appraisers Association of America in numerous areas, Victoria provides appraisals for a diverse range of clients, from those who are looking to build a collection, to famili...

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Welcome to the latest episode of Self-Improvement Atlas as host Marie Stella sits down with the incredible Karen Knight, a seasoned expert with over 25 years of experience in providing volunteer engagement advice, mentoring, and training for social impact organizations.

As an internationally recognized author, presenter, and thought leader, Karen is here to challenge the standard thinking around volunteerism. She shines a spotlight...

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In this episode of Self-improvement Atlas, host Marie Stella is joined by personal stylist Natalia Macri, who is also the founder of Sydney-based styling service, Style and You.

Passionate about helping everybody concoct unique, creative, elegant and timeless looks, Natalia Macri has earned her credibility through extensive experience working professionally with corporate and individual clients in Europe and now Australia. She is a...

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On this episode of Self-Improvement Atlas, we are joined by Kailey Breyer, a graduate of USC's engineering program, advocating for girls' empowerment and serving as a beacon of inspiration for numerous individuals through her impactful presence on social media. 

Formerly the visionary behind Kailey's Queens, an empowering initiative for teenage girls, Kailey now leverages social media to empower young women to communicate effective...

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In the first Self-improvement Atlas episode of 2024, host Marie Stella is joined by insurance advisor Jen Fajardo to discuss the importance of financial planning, especially during an opportune time like the new year.

With a goal to inspire Gen Zs and millennials her age to normalize open discussions pertaining to finance, Jen has garnered thousands of followers on social media, promoting financial literacy—all from her home in the...

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Happy holidays and welcome to Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast! In this special festive episode, host Marie Stella is joined by registered dietitian Brandy Stayman to discuss nutrition upkeep during a season that is an absolute minefield for self-esteem.

With over 13 years of experience under her belt, Brandy’s specialties include intuitive eating, disordered eating, eating disorders, PCOS, and prenatal...

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Welcome to Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast! In this week’s episode, we are joined by the infamous lino print artist, Steph Bursill from Melbourne, who runs a business selling her own art. 

Steph has more than 100,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares her journey of making lino prints. When she's not making art or TikTok videos, she enjoys watching RuPaul's Drag Race and taking care of her plants. W...

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Have you ever wondered why close friendships are important and how adults can overcome the challenges of initiating close friendships? In this episode of Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcasts, our host Marie Stella, sits down with Dr. Bill Chopik, MSU Psych Prof. to discuss the importance of vulnerability in forging these deep bonds, and how to exhibit it.

Known for his dynamic research on the interplay of ...

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Welcome to another episode of Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast! In today's session, our host, Marie Stella, delves into the intricate web of media's impact on our self-image, joined by the remarkable Melbourne based psychologist, Krysta Kors.

Krysta is far from your typical psychologist; her expertise spans a wide spectrum, encompassing education, community organizations, and medical clinics. She specia...

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In this episode of Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast, host Marie Stella was joined by banking industry expert Dr. John-Paul Monck. Together, they explore how banking products can be powerful financial tools, paving the way for both financial liberation and personal growth.

John-Paul, a seasoned professional in the banking industry, brings a wealth of experience from working with major banks and regulator...

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Welcome to Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcasts. In this episode, we had an opportunity to invite Melanie Scott, a former police officer, and the dynamic CEO behind K9s 4 Valour, a noteworthy not-for-profit charity, and owner of The Melanie Scott K9 Training. With an extensive track record spanning over two decades, Melanie boasts qualifications from the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) and Top Dog ...

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In this new episode of Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Labs Insights Podcast, we're honored to be joined by Max Williams. An Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law, Max's expertise is as profound as it is impressive, holding a Master of Laws in this specialized domain. With a wealth of experience crafting wills, power of attorney documents, and aiding executors in estate administration, Max stands as a beacon o...

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Welcome to Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Labs Insights Podcast! In this episode, we're thrilled to introduce Mya Le, a distinguished fashion advisor and a fervent champion of personal development. With her remarkable expertise, Mya has guided numerous individuals on a transformative journey, helping them radiate confidence and authenticity through their fashion choices.

Mya's unswerving dedication to personal growth ...

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Welcome to Self-Improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Labs Insights Podcast! In this episode, we have the privilege of engaging in a conversation with Howard C. Nusbaum. Howard holds the esteemed position of Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His contributions extend to the Committee on Computational Neuroscience, and he is the Director of the Center for Practical Wisdom. Previously, he was the...

Welcome to Self-Improvement Atlas! In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Prof. Nafis Alam—Professor and Head of the School of Business at Monash University Malaysia. Apart from his current role at Monash, he has worked at Henley Business School Malaysia, the University of Reading Malaysia, and Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Also, he has held visiting positions at uni...

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