More energy, more focus, more joy comes from asking and answering questions of purpose. End the battle between the two stories we tell ourselves — fantastic or fraud? awesome or anxious? — and be liberated to accomplish more, love more and create more than ever. In this TEDx talk, I share a small-steps exercise for identifying questions of authentic purpose, and personal stories to make this big concept a tangible reality in your life.

More energy, more focus, more joy comes from asking and answering questions of purpose. End the battle between the two stories we tell ourselves — fantastic or fraud? awesome or anxious? — and be liberated to accomplish more, love more and create more than ever. In this TEDx talk, I share a small-steps exercise for identifying questions of authentic purpose, and personal stories to make this big concept a tangible reality in your life.

Does self-help focus on the individual at the expense of society?

Some self-help gurus go too far. Others offer meaningless platitudes. Can there be a popular self-help program that really works – for positive change for individuals and social justice?

Does self-help focus on the individual at the expense of society?

Some self-help gurus go too far. Others offer meaningless platitudes. Can there be a popular self-help program that really works – for positive change for individuals and social justice?

Many of us find money harder to talk about than death – so we do our best to ignore it. Resentment can build. And the fights can be huge. There’s a better way: I’ve launched a free workbook to help you talk money with your honey.

Many of us find money harder to talk about than death – so we do our best to ignore it. Resentment can build. And the fights can be huge. There’s a better way: I’ve launched a free workbook to help you talk money with your honey.

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Ideas Network – Wisconsin Public Radio
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Here and Now – NPR
August 10, 2020
 
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August 8, 2020
 
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August 3, 2020
 
Live at Four News 3000
July 31, 2020
 
Star Tribune
July 20, 2020
 
Wisconsin Public Radio
July 15, 2020
 
The New York Times
May 27, 2020
 
Mom Squad Radio on Krista and the Morning Rush – JAMZ
May 6, 2020
 
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April 30, 2020
 
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April 29, 2020
 
 
 
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April 18, 2020
 
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April 16, 2020
 
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April 7, 2020
 
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March 27, 2020
 
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March 25, 2020
 
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March 24, 2020
 
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February 27, 2020
 
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January 20, 2020
 
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January 17, 2020
 
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December 11, 2019
 
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December 2, 2019
 
Wisconsin Examiner
November 28, 2019
 
 
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November 25, 2019
 
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October 28, 2019
 
CCN.com
October 27, 2019
 
Can You Buy Happiness? New Research on Historical Books Offers an Answer
Wisconsin’s Afternoon News – WTMJ
October 22, 2019
 
Spectrum News
October 4, 2019
 
Live at Four – News 3000 TV
September 30, 2019
 
Live at Four – News 3000 TV
August 28, 2019
 
 
Can Self-Help Heal the Body Politic
August 10, 2019
 
Are You Suffering from Summer FOMO?
Wisconsin’s Afternoon News – WTMJ
August 9, 2019
 
Live at Four – News 3000 TV
July 3, 2019
 
Wisconsin’s Afternoon News – WTMJ
May 29, 2019
 
Live at Four – News 3000 TV
May 22, 2019
 
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April 25, 2019
 

How to Celebrate Spring Milestones without Breaking the Bank
Live at Four – News 3000 TV
April 23 2019

 

TODAY.com
April 12, 2019
 
The Coaching Cure
Podcast, February 20, 2019
 

How to Cope with Winter Weather
Channel 3000, WISC-TV, February 27, 2019

Money and Relationships
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
January 23, 2019

The Five Money Languages You Need to Speak to be a Successful Financial Advisor
TwentyOverTen.com, December 2018

Consuming Happiness this Holiday Season
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
December 14, 2018

WILD 5 book forward with Dr. Charles Raison

How voting contributes to overall well-being
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
October 29, 2018

SoHE’s Christine Whelan on her time in the media
UW-Madison News, September 25, 2018

Is motherhood the ultimate accessory? Models in labor, breastfeeding on runway
TODAY, September 19, 2018

Doctor’s tips: How to cope with negative news
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
August 29, 2018

Women with these 4 personality traits know exactly how to make men fall in love
Popsugar, August 29, 2018

Get Happy
OnWisconsin, Spring 2018

What’s next? UW professor discusses big picture questions for recent grads
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
May 23, 2018

How the weather affects your mood
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
April 18, 2018

Self-Help gurus like Tony Robbins have often stood in the way of social change
Washington Post, April 13, 2018

Spring cleaning, focusing on yourself
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
March 28, 2018

Valentine’s Day: Talk Money with Your Honey
Public News Service
February 14, 2018

How can I be generous without going broke?
Women’s World Magazine, November 29, 2018

Is motherhood the ultimate accessory? Models in labor, breastfeeding on runway
TODAY, September 19, 2018

Women with these 4 personality traits know exactly how to make men fall in love
Popsugar, August 29, 2018

Get Happy
OnWisconsin, Spring 2018

You pay more than men for comparable products because of the ‘Pink Tax’
People, April 6, 2018

Why online quizzes, personality tests and horoscopes help you feel special
To The Best of Our Knowledge, February 17, 2018

Valentine’s Day: Talk Money with Your Honey
Public News Service, February 14, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions
Capital City Sunday, WKOW, January 7, 2018

Si encuentras una mujer con estas cualidades, no dejes que se vaya
El Confidencial, January 26, 2018

Local experts weigh in on ‘Me Too’ Campaign
NBC15, WMTV, October 16, 2017

Whatever happened to just being type A?
The New York Times, October 7, 2017

Men Divulge the Qualities They Look for in a Partner
CheatSheet.com, September 12, 2017

Finding the Balance Between Heart and Mind: Spotlight on Christine Whelan
Jackson Charitable Foundation profile, August 2017

What to do when life breaks your heart, according to Sheryl Sandberg and Prince Harry
Verily, May 16, 2017

Solitude: When being alone is good for your health
TODAY, April 5, 2017

Making sense of Equal Pay Day [Video]
NBC/WMTV15, April 4th, 2017

Romantic type is a thing, just not what we thought, study says
TODAY, March 24th, 2017

Talking to your kids about purpose 
WPR, March 16th, 2017

Americans need to come up with our own form of Hygge
Verily, March 2, 2017

First boy doll, Logan, joins American Girl line
WISC-TV, February 14th, 2017

Top 10 books that will change your life in 2017
LiveHappy, January 18, 2017

Why you should ditch your new year’s resolutions
ConsumerReports, January 17th, 2017

What every twenty-something needs to know about finding life’s purpose
Verily, January 6th, 2017

Victims Angry at Sweat Lodge Guru’s Attempted Comeback
CNN, December 1st, 2016

Expert Talks About How to Reduce Holiday Stress
WISC-TV, November 30th, 2016

Finding Your Purpose at Any Age with Dr. Chrsitine Whelan
Engaging Presence, November 21st, 2016

Dr. Whelan: Enlightenment and Self-Help 
School of Human Ecology Blog, November 20th, 2016

How to Beat the “Pink Tax” When You Shop
The Balance, November 3rd, 2016

The War on Stupid People
The Atlantic, July/August, 2016

Should you ever push products on your friends?
AsiaOne, July 27th, 2016

8 Strategies to help you quit the snooze button habit for good
Fast Company, June 30, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Offers ‘Big Picture’ Advice for New Graduates
UW News, June 7, 2016

Purpose Before Paycheck? New Data Says Yes! 
School of Human Ecology Blog, June 6, 2016

On “Curvy, Tall, and Petite” Barbie Dolls
On Wisconsin, Summer 2016

7 Expert-Backed Tips for How to Make a New Habit Permanent
Huffington Post, May 3, 2016

How to Talk to Your Kids About Purpose
Life Reimagined, May 2016

Shake Up Your Routine: How to Break the Autopilot Cycle
Yoga Journal, April 29, 2016

‘The Bachelor’ loves 2 women. Can it really happen to anyone?
TODAY, March 1, 2016

OKCupid Report Shows How Many Dates Couples Usually Go On Before Having Sex 
TODAY, February 23, 2016

The Pink Tax: Why Women’s Products Often Cost More 
USNews & World Report, February 17, 2016

In A Barbie World: Barbie’s New Look
Wisconsin Public Radio, February 11, 2016

There’s Time To Begin Meaningful Ventures in Your Senior Years
Houston Chronicle, January 13, 2016

No Shortcuts to Lifelong Weight Loss
Carroll County Times, January 12, 2016

Six Insightful Reflections on How to Change for the Better
HuffPost Healthy Living, January 7, 2016

Best New Year’s resolutions for your age
FOX News, January 3, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Your Money Goals
USNews & World Report, June 24, 2015

Empower Yourself Through Exercise
Life Reimagined, June 2015

The Power of True Grit
Life Reimagined, June 2015

The Lunatic Lynching of Sexist Scientist Tim Hunt
The New York Post, June 15, 2015

Real Men Share Why Brains Are Beautiful
Elephant Journal, April 14, 2015

How to Build Good Habits – And Actually Make Them Stick
The Washington Post, March 2, 2015

Revive Your Resolutions
AARP Magazine, Feb/March  2015

Valentine’s Day Credit Card Savings
CardHub, Feb 11,  2015

Self-Help & Self-Improvement
BBC 4 Thinking Allowed, December 31  2014

How to Set & Conquer Your Money Goals
US News & World Report, December 30 2014

Divorce Rates Are Lower… So Are Marriage Rates
TODAY.com, December 3 2014

The Real Threat to Marriage
Wisconsin State Journal, October 17, 2014

Rogue Retreats
Women’s Health UK, September 2014

Why Do You Love Personality Quizzes? Experts Break it Down
NBCNews.com, August 2, 2014

All the Conventional Cohabitation, but No Nuptials
The New York Times, July 6, 2014

How to Protect Yourself Against Bad Self-Help
Scientific American, June 17 2014

5 Ways to Seek a Meaningful Paycheck
US News & World Reports, May 21, 2014

 The Dangers of Dumbing Down the Sisterhood
Courier Mail (Australia), April 27, 2014

Married Households Tend to Be Richer
CNBC (Mention Research), January 30, 2014

“Bad advice from all sides on the rush to the altar.”
The New York Post, March 18, 2014

“Study: Why aren’t more female plastic surgeons getting married?”
Washington Business Journal, February 18, 2014

“Raising Kids in an age of TMI.”
The New York Post, January 21, 2014

Do You Suffer from FOMO?
Pittsburgh Tribune, July 23, 2013

Traditional Gender Roles Playing Smaller Role in Matrimony
Essential Pittsburgh – NPR, July 15, 2013

Beware of Self-Help Gurus
USA Today, July 11, 2013

James Gandolfini Created an Enduring Legacy
Pittsburgh Tribune, June 23, 2013

“ ‘Dream College’ Lies.”
The New York Post, April 3, 2013

“A Disturbing Treat for 7-Year-Olds.”
The New York Post, February 25, 2013

“Toxic Friendships.”
Huffington Post LIVE discussion, January 28, 2013

“The Paperback Quest for Joy.”
City Journal, Autumn 2012

Stephen Covey’s Legacy
Wall Street Journal Online video discussion, July 17, 2012

“Extreme Exercise.”
Marie Claire, June 26, 2012

“A Closer Look: Christine Whelan”
The University Times, April 5, 2012

“The M.R.S. and the Ph.D.”
The New York Times, February 12, 2012

Why The New Generation Needs the Old Self-Help Classics
Forbes, April 2011

When Self-Help Harms
Self Magazine, August 2010

Interview with Intersections Match on Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women
Radio interview transcribed, February 2010

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