Living an Integrated Life with Sharon Schneider

Each day we make dozens of choices, including how to spend our time, money and energy. In the new book, Handbook for an Integrated Life: A Practical Guide to Aligning Your Everyday Choices with Your Internal Compass, author and philanthropy expert Sharon Schneider explores the ways we can integrate our values and desires to do good in the world with the things we are already doing. From buying habits and ways we celebrate, to how we travel and where we live, all aspects of our lives can come into alignment with our values when we take the time to identify them and bring them into focus.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • The concept of shared prosperity;
  • Seeing the culture norms and currents, that gently lead us away from our values;
  • How we can make small shifts and baby steps that create momentum;
  • The seven principles for leading an integrated life
  • Why buying local makes such a huge difference;
  • Using our existing household spending to do more good in the world.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Sharon Schneider is an entrepreneur, philanthropy expert, impact investor, and strategist who advises socially conscious founders and family offices. She has overseen more than $1.5 billion in philanthropic capital deployed through grants, impact investments, advocacy efforts and business operations from some of the world’s most prominent families, including members of the Giving Pledge, the Forbes 400 wealthiest individuals, top-10 US private foundations, and others. Learn more about her consulting practice here. Learn more at theintegratedlife.com/about-sharon.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 160 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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