Curiosity Daily Podcast: What Most People Miss When Building Habits (w/ Jen Sincero)

Author Jen Sincero explains how changing your thoughts, beliefs, and words can help you stick to your goals and successfully form new habits. Plus, learn how ancient Puebloans survived in the desert badlands of New Mexico with help from secret underground ice reserves.

January 20, 2021

Episode Show Notes:

How did ancestral Puebloans survive in the 'Badlands?' They had a secret ice reserve by Grant Currin

Additional resources from author Jen Sincero

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