Toolbox

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Phil and Barry and a select group of readers discuss how they use The Tools to tap into creativity in all aspects of their lives. Watch the session and learn how to unblock creative flow, avoid procrastination, and bring your ideas to fruition. What can Phil, Barry, and The Tools help you with?

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    #12: A Conversation with Howard Gordon

    Avoidance, Procrastination, and Fear of Failure: Howard Gordon is one of the most successful writer/producers working in television today. He is co-creator and executive producer of Homeland, Awake, 24, and a string of other hit shows. Phil and Barry talk with him about what drives him, what kind of stories he is drawn to, and where he found inspiration for some of the most memorable characters in his work.

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    #11: Anne Sage Wants to Know Why?

    Not Exactly What I Had Planned: At 30, her life is not what she thought it would be. Lifestyle writer and creator of the blog The City Sage, Anne has recently been through some major changes in her life (a divorce, a move, etc.) that have her asking the big questions—about unmet expectations, faith, uncertainty, and how to place trust in forces greater than us.

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    #10: A Conversation with Ron Perlman

    How to Cope with Good Fortune: Actor Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy, has known Phil since the 1990s and claims to be the inspiration for many of the Tools Phil invented. In this open-hearted and intrepid conversation, he talks candidly about failure, anger, and why he turned to prayer when success and good fortune messed with his head.

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    #9: A Conversation with Chazz Palminteri

    The Ego, Creativity, and Faith in Higher Forces: Actor and writer Chazz Palminteri has known Phil for over 20 years. He talks to Phil and Barry about his life’s highest highs and deepest lows and how the Tools made him a believer in forces greater than us.

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    #8: Teenagers !?!#@%%$*!

    Phil and Barry deliver surprising insights and counter-intuitive parenting advice -- about freedom, defiance, and what you have to do to be an effective and inspiring parent.

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    #7: A Revelatory Conversation with Screenwriter Marti Noxon

    Breakthrough: Phil and Barry get into deep conversation with the wildly successful screenwriter Marti Noxon, writer and producer Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men, Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice, and many others. She is currently adapting The Glass Castle for the screen. Marti's early struggles with eating disorders and body image have found expression in her work, and she fearlessly explored those topics and much more in this fascinating session.

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    #6: What are You So Afraid of?

    Phil and Barry explain why it’s so hard for us to give up fear and how to work courage like a muscle.

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    #5: Why You’re Not Having Sex

    Phil and Barry talk about sex, passion, relationships, and why it’s a good idea to invite your Shadow into the bedroom.

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    #4: A Conversation with Kate Walsh

    Finding Discipline and Creating Confidence: Phil and Barry welcome actress Kate Walsh, star of TV, film, and theater. Kate has been using the Tools for more than ten years and talks candidly about how they help her through life’s more challenging moments and how they’ve led her to a better understanding of herself.

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    #3: A Conversation with Anne Sage

    Too Young to Be This Anxious: Phil and Barry talk to Anne Sage, lifestyle writer and creator of the blog The City Sage. Anne is plagued by anxiety and turns to Phil and Barry to learn how to use gratitude to tame it and how to transform all that worrying into an opportunity for growth.

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    #2: A Conversation with Rob Delaney

    Why are Comedians so F*cked Up?: Phil and Barry welcome comedian Rob Delaney, named the Funniest Person on Twitter by Rolling Stone and Comedy Central. They discuss Rob’s alcoholism and recovery, and his relationship with his shadow. They also explode the myth that darkness is a necessary condition for comedians.

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    #1: The Five Things Your Shrink Won’t Tell You

    Phil and Barry reveal the secret to getting results and bringing about immediate change in psychotherapy.