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Reduce stress with breathing and nutrition with my guest Dr. Cinythia Ackrill. Dr. Ackrill earned her B.S. at Duke University and M.D. At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and practiced primary care medicine for over a decade. She then spent another 10 years studying brain mapping, neurofeedback, and biofeedback for a variety of mood and behavior challenges, including stress. Fascinated by how humans struggle with behavior choice and change, she went on to certify in wellness coaching and leadership coaching.

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So I was sitting in my house the other day and just finished drinking a green smoothie. Then I looked to my left and on the table I noticed a new green plant I just picked up at a local farmers market. Then I saw a basil plant a friend just gave me on the window sill. Finally I thought about all the green food in the fridge, how I just made a real fruit post workout drink and how we just finished with a this Vegan Detox Challenge.

I felt like everywhere I looked I was surrounded by life. Plants, and green food and everything that represented life in some form. Then I started to think about the opposite, what didn't represent life in my life and how I could continue to put more things in my life to make me feel more alive an vibrant.

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Spring is here and there's no better time than to take advantage of a fresh start with spring right now! Motivation is high, the birds are chirping, the grass is literally greener and it's time to start fresh. It doesn't matter if it's a workout program or eating better; you could clean out the house, have a garage sale or get away from the ordinary. I have all kinds of examples and reasons why it's important to take advantage of this moment right now.

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Anita Parker has a long list of credentials that include a Bachelor of Science, a Bacehlor of Education and along with an AFLCA instructor who certifies trainers she has taught fitness classes, yoga and more for over 20 years. It's an absolute pleasure to have Anita on the show and share this interview with you.

I love the topic of get fit with gratitude because I personally believe coming from a place of gratitude we can be more successful in all areas of life, so why not fitness as well. Without boring you, Anita talks about how our bodies actually chemically change by having a mindset of appreciation.  She also goes over numerous benefits that will actually show you how you can get fit with gratitude.

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Psychotherapist Susan Anderson is the author of Taming Your Outer Child, as well as The Journey from Abandonment to Healing (over 125,000 copies sold). The founder of the Outer Child and Abandonment Recovery movements, she has devoted the past 30 years of clinical experience and research to helping people resolve abandonment and overcome self-sabotage. Visit her online at http://www.outerchild.net.

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Setting up your day for success is one of the most important things you can do. We all know what it's like to wake up late, scramble to get to the office and when we get there we have so many things to do we don't know where to start. Not only that but we're usually doing things for everyone else, and not doing the things we need to get done for ourselves.

In this show I talk about tips to start your day out right, to plan ahead of time and even know exactly what you're doing the next day, the night before.

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Who you let in your life in large part is whom you become. It's absolutely essential to moving forward in life to pay attention to who you let in your life if you'd like to progress and become that person you want to be. Without a doubt, every single person that comes into your life either positively affects you or negatively affects you. Everything from your thoughts words and actions are affected by your surroundings, so choose wisely.

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Why do we treat our loved ones worse than we treat perfect strangers? It sounds funny, maybe even odd but it's the truth. And I'm not saying we should treat strangers any worse, we should be kind to everyone equally but especially those we love most. Those that mean more to us, those that we love should be treated with love and respect but instead we take out our anger and frustration on those we love the most.  It would be a good idea to consider how we treat others no matter who they are or what they mean to us.

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Making Healthy Choices in a progressive manner is the key to making lifestyle changes. Small steps are sustainable steps and here's how to take them.

Show notes:

  • Conditioned response
  • Ivan Povlov
  • Habits
  • Progressive steps
  • There is no 'Aha!' moment when it comes to health
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • How I personally healed myself
  • Try something new if what you've been doing hasn't been working
  • Recipe - quinoa with cashew/nutritional yeast sauce, Chinese broccoli and avocado
  • How to deal with naysayers
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Q & A and Exercise Nutrition Hydration and Stress

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My Top 4 Tips on how to fight cravings!

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Child obesity is a major issue in today's day in age. We have highly processed food, refined sugar in just about everything, and I really believe we can and should do more about it. Scary that this is the first time the younger generation is not expected to outlive their parents.

Scary that major dis-ease is now being found in children that not too long ago was only found in adults. When it comes down to it, the only place to look is at each one of us, each adult, each person individually that needs to take control of their health; not only their health but their children as well.

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Tonight on Exploring Mind and Body, I'm talking about Taking Control of Your Health. There will come a time in all of our lives when nothing else matters but our health. Unfortunately we spend much of our lives focused on 'priorities' that can become so insignificant in an instant.

I talk about prevention, food, exercise, nutrition and more than anything, my experience with understanding how precious life really is and how we should protect it with everything we have in every way we can.

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So many times in life we put ourselves last, we don't believe we deserve to be better or live a better life, and more thank anything we feel like we don't have time for ourselves. This love yourself detox is to show you that you are worth it, that you deserve to be happy and healthy and that you do have time but more so that you are able to make time for yourself.

This love detox is an absolute eye opener when it comes to the way you treat yourself. Truthfully we treat our one body, the only body we have like a waste dump. We walk around more stressed out that it's hard for us to think straight, we snap at the littlest things because we're worried about everything else; we sleep seldom because of stress, the toxins we put in our body and with what we surround ourselves with being noise and our environment.

It's time take some time for yourself, it's time to show yourself you can make time, you do have time and it's time to help yourself understand you are worth it!

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In this show I talk about how I was successfully able to slow my metabolism and gain 15lbs of muscle, which means if you do the exact opposite of what I did, you'll be able to increase your metabolism, drop inches and lose weight. Not only that but gain energy, sleep better and feel stronger.

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Dealing with emotional stress is something that we'll all have to deal with because it doesn't matter how stress free we live outside circumstances play a role in our lives. It could be family, friends or co-workers; regardless of the situation emotional stress enters our lives for one reason or another.

In this post I talk about the emotional stress in my life and how I'm dealing with it.

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Given that March Madness is here and it's Final 4 season, I wanted to talk about athletes, dreams and not letting anything get in your way.

I feel that far too many of us have the mind set of 'sometimes life gets in the way', which I've actually personally heard before. To be quite honest, I feel like those words and mind set is a cop out or an excuse to really put yourself out there; to jump in with two feet, 100% no questions asked.

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Today I have the pleasure of interviewing best selling author and health and wellness advocate Tosca Reno. To be honest this was an almost surreal experience given that I was reading articles Tosca was putting together in the Oxygen Magazine almost 20 years ago.

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In this interview I had the absolute pleasure of talking with Christina Ross author of Love Fed who talks about living a raw lifestyle. Christina begins the interview by telling her story of how she became a raw foodist. She was encouraged by her now husband (Alex) to follow her love and passion and this is where she was brought to (as an author and food advocate). After a two week challenge Christina immediate began to feel the benefits of mainly consuming raw foods which had her hooked! Those two weeks turned into a lifestyle and now an educator or living raw.

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We're starting a 10 day vegan challenge this will be in the form a private group detox. In this show I talk about why I decided to try vegan for a 10 days, which turned into a little more than two weeks at the time this show was recorded. It's fun to try new things, be a part of a group and work towards different avenues of a healthy lifestyle. So I thought, why not welcome others to try our 10 day vegan challenge.

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On today's show we have none other than Julie Daniluk who is the international best seller of Meals that Heal!

Quite honestly I'm not sure if we've had this much quality information packed into 30 mins in the 3.5 years I've been on air.

From anti-inflammatory to depression, Julie talks about all types of different ways to heal your body with whole, natural, healling food.

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Stop doing what's holding you back was such a significant lesson in my life. Stop wasting time with things you don't want to do and you'll change your life.

Sometimes we think we need to do thing, we feel like we have to do things, especially thing things we dislike in life. It could be in our personal life, most likely in our business life, but it really doesn't matter where. Once we stop doing the things we'd rather not do, the world will open it's arms for us.

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There's many things that happen in life that causes us to feel like we shouldn't be happy. We're having a great day but all the while thinking, what bad is going to happen next. We think we want something really bad but our actions don't take us toward that goal which makes me think, at least on a deeper level, we don't believe it's okay to be happy.

Show notes:

  • How I was having a great day but was waiting for something bad to happen
  • There's a balance, a way everything evens out
  • Product launch
  • Successful interview and testimonial
  • My dog Max
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
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A few tips to get the show started:

So here’s what happens – we get inspired, we start working out, maybe even on a regular basis, but we don’t know what we’re doing or what our next step will be. So our inspiration doesn’t last. So plan ahead.

·         Find a professional

·         A class

·         Friends

·         Go to the gym with a purpose

So first of all, don’t have to go to a gym

Do something you enjoy, from yoga studio to a hike – with warmer weather

·         Get outside

·         Sports

·         Bike

·         Run

·         Kids

·         Incorporate exercise in to family time – don’t  take away exercise from family time

M   Many more tips in the show!

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The phone is absolutely without a doubt the biggest waste of time for not only myself but likely society as a whole.

We check our phone for no reason, we flip through news feeds at the traffic lights, we are so glued to our phones we don't know what's going on around us.

At least for me, my phone is an endless waste of time.

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In this episode I'm talking about dealing with food poisioning. How important it is to be healthy and strong, how I healed quicker than usual; my frustrations around not feeling well and more.

 

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There are so many benefits to prevent instead of treat. We can prevent all the time, with exercise and putting quality nutrients in our body and surrounding ourselves in a positive environment.

The flipside is usually paperwork, doctors offices, waiting lines, medication and the side affects of it.

In this show I talk about why it's better to prevent and give you tips on how you can.

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Improve Sleep with Shawn Stevenson is what's going on in this episode of Exploring Mind and Body. In this interview Shawn is going to offer all kids of valuable information regarding ways to improve sleep habits, quality of sleep and more all backed by research. And at the end of the show and this post I'll share at least 3 of Shawns best tips to improve sleep b ased around his book Sleep Smarter: 21 proven ways to a better body, better health, and bigger success.

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Results are born outside of your comfort zone because when we become complacent, when we do the same activities, when we eat the same foods, day in and day out our body adapts to what we're doing. This is where muscle confusion comes in. We need to continue to change our methods so our body continues to stay confused which is where we find most of our results.

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Today we have the pleasure of talking with Tracey Russell who is the author of the Best Green Smoothies on the Planet!  Tracey has an interesting story of how she got into making green smoothies and it all started off with her first of all not enjoying green, salads in particular and then experimenting with her own creations.  There is so much to take away from this book and interview but before we get into the show notes here is more about Tracy.

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In this show I'm talking about the things we want in live and bring up the point, first of all we have much of what we want, and secondly, the bigger things in life usually come with some type of side affect.

So it would be a good idea to be careful for what you ask for. 

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We all deal with controversy – just on different levels

·         Work place

·         Home

·         Friends

·         Sports

 

·         Social media

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This is just a quick ad for on air purposes only

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We've all been stressed out in the workplace. We all know what it's like for our coworker or boss or customer to get to us and disrupt our day or life for a brief moment.

Those brief moments that cause us stress is detrimental to our health. So in this show I've put together tips to help you reduce stress in the workplace.

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This show was actually cut out from show #79. I did a separate intro and extro talked about my thoughts about V Day. I also have a new Love Detox to share with you.

Seems a little crazy that over 2 years ago I have content to share with you.

I wouldn't say it's all that romantic, just remember this is my opinion which doesn't mean it's correct just mine.

Happy Valentine's Day to all you wonderful ladies out there! 

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This is just a short Ad, one of our sponsors 'GDK Gravel and Sand' asked me to voice. 

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Jamie Dee is all about living a healthy lifestyle as she leads by example. She tells us how to design a proper fitness program that specific to your personality and your needs.

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A gripping testimonial of how David Gaynor naturally healed a tumor with raw food, propbiotics and digestive enzymes.  A must listen to! 

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It's time we stop accepting so little out of ourselves and go after the life we're looking for!

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Did you know the most successful people in the world have morning routines? Personally, the only time I have a set routine in the morning. I follow my morning routines religiously and recommend if you're looking for success you develop and stick to yours as closely as possible.

In this show, I welcome you into my morning routines and let you know how I wake up in the morning. 

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What if we didn't have expectations in a given situation, what if we learned how to control our expectations?

Do we realize how expectations controls our emotions, how each situations is perceived and what we can do about it.

And how about ourselves, do we realize our expetations says more about us than it does about the external situation?

 

 

 

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Releasing anger is such an important subject when it comes to reducing stress and our quality of life. Many of us carry around deep, deep anger for our entire lives. We could be mad at a parent a spouse, or a situation from years past. It's essential to our health to figure out how to release this anger and move on in our lives.

#1. Realize we aren't the victim

#2. Many times these things happen for the best

#3. Find ways to release anger

#4. There are no quick fixes 

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There's a lot of women out there that still don't take their finances in their own hands, there's many men that do the same for that matter. But I really wanted to dig down to the root of the issue and find some financial freedom for women so I asked Barbara Stanny to come on and explain how she found her success.

Now Barbara has an incredible story where she basically was in fear of money and turned all that around by taking control of her finances, life and now teaching financial freedom from women.

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Would you like to join me for a private group 14 Day #Stressdetox? We have recipes, meal plans and cover toxins you put IN your body & ON. This lifestyle meal plan is based around stress free plant based, whole food. The best part, it's PAY WHAT YOU CAN. What are you waiting for to restart this year? http://trueformlife.com/pay-what-you-can-stress-detox/

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I'm pretty excited to have an interview with Ben Greenfield for this edition of Exploring Mind and Body. Ben is Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, he was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013, and was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.

Show Notes:

  • How Ben got into the Health and Wellness field
  • His holistic background and how it was influenced by his wife
  • Mushroom book Ben is reading and what's interesting about it
  • What Ben's training philosophy is and how we works with his clients
  • The Smoothie he was making during the interview and what was in it
  • How you can research and improve your health through your own DNA and linking back to your ancestors
  • The site Ben recommend to visit to check your DNA to help improve your health is DNA Fit
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Let's talk about how to create a positive environment and the benefits of a supporitve inner circle! 

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Here is a list of how to set goals and or resolutions.

  • Let people know about your goals
  • come up with more solutions than excuses
  • Let your habits work for you
  • Pay attention to your environment
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In this show I talk about how to set and achieve proper goals.

Far too many of us aren't setting goals anymore and when they do they're so insignifant we can't fail. What's the point of setting a goal we can't fail?

Find something substantial, something that will awaken that inner giant in you and inspire your day!

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On this show I wanted to talk about how I was able to extend a few pleasurable moments I had over the holidays with loved ones.

I link both Anxiety and Depression to living in the past and future when our answer is living in the moment. I truly believe we can avoid the slipperly slope of medication if we look to living in the moment instead of the past or future.

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It means so much to have long time listeners and actually know about it. Dayna Holloway has been listening on and off to Exploring Mind and Body with her daughter Leah who also enjoys the show.  They get together for 'tea time', drink peppermint tea, listen to the show and talk about life afterward.

What a lovely story and what an advantage Leah has in life.

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The main reason I wanted to talk to Marney was because she likes to talk about fun, and I'm all about fun. As much as my topics seem to be serious at times, I love to have fun and not only is this book fun but so is Marney.  Personally I think we as a society believe you have to be serious and stern, walk around in a suit with a straight face and go to meetings all the time to be successful.  I don't think that's true and I was so happy to hear Marney talk about her perspective of how you can find success while having fun as well.

During our interview Marney goes over how her book is separated into 3 major categories, Hop, Skip, Jump. She also picks one of her favorite 'exercise's from each chapter and explains how it can benefit your life.

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In this episode of Exploring Mind and Body I talk about ways we can actually avoid stress at this time of year. Many of us love Christmas, but we're so busy stressed out we aren't able to enjoy the little things we love. Check out this show for some simple tips we can all implement at this time of year to reduce stress.
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I know it's not easy making decisions, I know most of us usually want someone else to decide, but I don't think we realize how important making decisions are.

First of all decisions form our destiny; where we work, our financial situation, our family, where we live. Absolutely everything is determined by the decisions we make. And we we stop making decisions, if we don't exercise our decision making muscle than we slowly have more and more difficulty making decisions for ourselves.

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Holiday Health Tips is the topic on this episode of Exploring Mind and Body. Today I’m brought on weight loss expert Dr. Lori Semek who is America’s leading expert in weight loss. She was named “Top 16 Health and Fitness Expert” by the Huffington Post, Health Expert of ABC’s show ‘Good Morning Texas’, and best selling author of Fire Up Your Fat Burn.
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Holiday Health Tips is the topic on this episode of Exploring Mind and Body. Today I'm brought on weight loss expert Dr. Lori Semek who is America's leading expert in weight loss. She was named "Top 16 Health and Fitness Expert" by the Huffington Post, Health Expert of ABC's show 'Good Morning Texas', and best selling author of Fire Up Your Fat Burn.

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I love Christmas, I really do. I love everything about Christmas besides all the electronics and expectations about gifts but I love the:

·         Advent calendars you get to open up each morning

·         Christmas trees

·         Music

·         The movies

·         Lights

·         Snow…I love snow on Christmas…about the only time I enjoy snow

·         I love the magic of Christmas – everyone in a good mood

I think a lot of people love Christmas as much as I do however, I also think this is the most stressful time of the year.These are the topics we'll cover in the show in which I'll give you suggestions on how better to deal with them.

·         Presents

·         Tree

·         lights

·         Family

·         Food

·         Finances

·         Driving Conditions

·         So many things to do, so little time

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How to get em and how to keep em...

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The topic on today’s tip is the stress we put on our bodies by highly processed food.

We put an incredible amount of stress on our bodies by eating highly processed foods. I’m talking about everything from breads and pastas to chips and crackers. It would be a good idea to remind ourselves that there is usually toxins in the form of sugar, food coloring, msg, fillers, additives and other preservatives in these foods to make them look good, taste good and keep the on the shelf as long as possible which rarely means they’re healthy for us.

When we consume these highly processed foods that contain a number of toxins we’re putting an enormous amount of stress on our bodies over all, and that’s not even to specify when we have digestion issues, more directly acid reflux or indigestion, headaches, allergies like nasal issues, out of the blue headaches, and even sleep issues.

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This is me talking about how I feel about airlines and airports.

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There's so much junk on the market, so many toxins detrimental to our bodies, that only put stress on us so today I wanted to talk about a proper post workout shake and how to properly nutritionize your body so you can avoid those conventional substances.

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In Alberta Canada we live in an area where we’re pretty much vulnerable to how much we can control in the winter time when it comes to weather. -32 degrees Celsius (-25 Fahrenheit) is a reality for us up here and could be a daily occurrence for long stretches at this time of year.  

With blizzards and cold weather, road conditions, along with tires and conditions of vehicles (although many times it doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you have) it seems like choice is taken from us at times (don’t get me wrong though, the ultimate choice to live here is ours).

There are times throughout the winter where we literally are not able to travel because it’s too dangerous, highways are shut down or we simply don’t want to leave the house. At times this makes it difficult to run a business, make it to work, or take the kids to school.

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In the effort to #supportlocal and today being #SmallBusinessSaturday I walk into this one store and had an incredible experience. Beautiful store, tons of cool items, many #local and handmade items, and the service was exceptional.

Those big box stores (even though I know some are run locally) are usually filled with cheap items on sale that will break without much use, they’re cheap in price and quality, they’re made from somewhere around the world in likely difficult living conditions. And don’t get me wrong I support some of these and know owners that do their best to offer quality service and a service that’s hard to find otherwise. What I’m saying here is MOST of the time, those big stores have little customer service if any. Their main goal is to produce sales and that’s it.

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In this show I talk about how small talk makes me terribly uncomfortable. It's not like I do it on purpose and it's not like I try to brush people off, it's simply who I am.

I don't think there's anything wrong with small talk, all I am saying is it's not for everyone.

I also talk about a friendly young gentlemen changed my entire day with his small talk, which actually made me rethink my almost anxiety towards it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm MST

Farming food and healing is the title of this show and I brought on Seann Bardell on to talk about his experiences with each. I believe you'd be hard pressed to find a more traveled, educated man in these fields which is clear from all he's done and everywhere he's been.

 

Direct download: EPISODE_169_Seann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm MST

What's great about this life is we get to choose what we want out of it. In this show I talk about how I formed my life and how you can too. I talk about the choices I've made and how I've been able to travel and see and do what I want.

The truth is we all control out own destiny and you believe you can have and do and be what you want, I believe 100% that we can.

Hope you enjoy the show!

Direct download: choosing_your_life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm MST

I have a real issue with tipping for service because it seems like the price always goes up, then it seems like new places pop up with tip jars and expectations of giving more than you pay for.

Who decides, when will it end, feeling cheap and who's right.  I talk about it all right hiere in this show.  Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: Tipping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm MST

In this episode I talk about how there is a direct correlation between toxin, stress and not being able to sleep. So I offer tips on how to detox, reducse stress and sleep better. Some of these tips include:

  • A short video
  • what toxins to avoid
  • where these toxins are found
  • Improve sleep habits through habits
  • Eating whole food to reduce stress on your mind and body
Direct download: EPISODE_168_Detox_reduce_stress_sleep_better.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm MST

This show is a must listen to! And I'm serious about that, if you've enjoyed any of the past shows, you'll love this one.

Bhava Ram, actually healed himself from his death bed and tells exactly how through yoga, meditation and numerous other forms of self medication. None more powerful than his mantra given from his little boy when he said "Get up Daddy".

From the front lines as a war correspondent (reporter) to planning his death, Bhava openly shared what it took to be the man he is today. This is a gripping interview that I hope you take the time to listen to.

Direct download: EPISODE_167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm MST

Alright so this show is called let them haters hate because there's always someone that will show their true colors from time to time and let them know how they really feel about you (and often your work).

I threw up this post not too long ago which received an incredibly positive response which also triggered a private message that was less than friendly, in fact it was downright mean.

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked from young entreprenuers is 'how do you deal with the negative people that come out'. So I thought I would address it here in this show and let everyone know how I deal with it.

I also talk about other types of failure and rejection and how I've dealt with that in the past and how I'll deal with it in the future.

Direct download: let_them_haters_hate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm MST

On this show we have Jesse Hanson from the Helix Healthcare group on talking about a number of things all directed toward a more natural healing approach. From changing obsessive habits detrimental to your well being to the mind and body connection. Jesse shared a great interview we all could learn from.

One of my favorite quotes from Jesse is, 'labels are for cans not people'. He's actually from Southern California, has worked in treatments centers in Malibu and now lives Toronto.

Direct download: Jesse_Hanson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm MST

In this post I really wanted to give Derek Jeter his due. He's a professional baseball player that recently ended his career and will go down as one of the best players that ever played the game.

I very much disliked the Yannkees for most of my career but it's worth noting that Jeter did an incredible job or representing a hero we could actually look up to.

Maybe someone from back in the day where kids really looking up to sports figures and had good reason to.

We simply don't have the figures we used to and people to look up to like we did in the past and like children could and should of Jeter.

Direct download: jeter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm MST

So, many of us at least in Canada just finished with Turkey Dinner and our wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving! Which means many people are feeling guilty, bloated, and far off the tracks of how well they were just doing. It doesn’t matter how well we plan or how strong we try to stick to our guns, at times we completely fall off the wagon and need some help getting back on track so why not look to detox after the holidays.

Direct download: EPISODE_165_post_holiday_detox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm MST

In this show I'm talking about how to gain energy naturally.

The main topics I cover are:

  • Environment
  • Stress
  • Thoughts, words and actions
  • And Food!
Direct download: EPISODE_164_Energy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm MST

In this show I'm talking about an experiement on my own body to actually gain weight instead of lose weight. As you'll hear I do the exact opposite of what I teach for weight loss/healthy lifestyle which is precisely what most people do all the time and can't figure out why they're not losing weight.

Direct download: reverse_physcology_of_weight_loss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm MST

Counting calories really is nonsense  for the simple fact that all calories are not created equally. Its time we pay attention to types instead of numbers.

Direct download: EPISODE_162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm MST

This was actually my first experience as an Emcee. I put together this show to share with you all the inspiration and knowledge I gained from this weekend.  Hope you enjoy the show!

Direct download: revitalize_edited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm MST

Unfortunatley Terry Fox isn't exactly a house hold name, well maybe if you live in Canada, but even then, I think many people don't really know his whole story.  This isn't so much a post about the Terry Fox story but more so why we don't pay more attention to positive news than negative.

Direct download: Terry_Fox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm MST

Believing in yourself isn't the easiest thing to do. There is so much doubt, so much unknown. I'm not sure exactly where internal confidence comes from but I can tell you it usually doesn't come easy.  Believing in yourself or lack there of, has a lot to do with failure.  The fear of failure controls so much. Many of us are simply afraid to fail to follow our dreams.

Direct download: Believe_in_yourself.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm MST

Will Quijada joins me today on Exploring Mind and Body, who is a fitness trainer and gym own, and also has an interesting story of how he became a Muay Thai Champion who represented Canada in Russia.

Direct download: EPISODE_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am MST

So I’ve had big names before, maybe none bigger with 2 million copies sold by Mr. Wheat Belly. He’s changed the industry in many ways, changes many lives as well.

I’m not one to say ‘stay away from wheat’, and as you’ll find out Dr. Davis isn’t exactly saying that, he’s saying because the industry has changed so much, it would be a good idea to not only consider what you’re putting in your body but the source as well.

Direct download: EPISODE_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am MST

Pushing your limits through 56 km’s in 3 days and some of the most intense hiking I’ve ever done, which matched the most incredible scenery I’ve ever seen, equals what could be the most physically and mentally challenging weekend I’ve experienced.

Direct download: pushing_your_limits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am MST

I know there's a number of young mothers out there looking for information on how to help raise your children in a healthy manner.  Who doesn't want to give our youth an advantage at living a healthier lifestyle?

I asked Janabai Amsden who is the own of Rawvolution which is a raw food restaurant in Santa Monica California to come on the show and share some tips on how to raise healthy children from the get go!

She offers tons of tips from dipping her finger in Saurkrout juice to having 'herbal tea time' with her toddlers. Some easy tips to follow that we'll wonder why we didn't think of it ourselves and other advice we could all use

Direct download: EPISODE_159_Toddler_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm MST

I recently had a wonderful conversation with Laura-Jane who is known in the internet world (do to her incredible website) as the Rawtarian.

She talks about making it simply to start eating vegan, raw food and even offers some simple recipes to share with us.

Direct download: EPISODE_158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm MST

This interview is with founder of Primal Blue Print Mark Sisson.

Mark's health philosophy?

Really, my health philosophy is surprisingly simple. I follow a diet based on an understanding of evolutionary science. I think it’s more important to eat, move, and live according to how humans are designed and not according to society’s artificial developments of the last 100 years. Fortunately, this type of lifestyle is not only incredibly healthy, it’s quite simple.

In a nutshell:

  • Fresh, nutrient dense, high antioxidant, preferably locally grown/naturally raised food choices
  • Daily activity – whether it’s the gym or a walk along the beach, it all counts
  • Plenty of quality sleep, sun exposure, play, and intellectual stimulation
  • Avoid all sweets and sweetened beverages. Once you break free, they lose their allure
  • Time for fun – don’t take anything too seriously
  • Ethical behavior – because what goes around comes around
  • Taking responsibility for yourself and your life – openness to new things and ideas
Direct download: EPISODE_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm MST

This is another short blog post from facebook.com/trueformlife

I talk about improving your quality of life through taking baby steps. Many times we think we have no time, we have no energy, we have no resources when all the while if we change our mind set, if we look at life just a little differently we can make a difference in our lives.

Baby steps are steps are sustainable; if we do one thing at a time we can achive what we set out to.

Direct download: improving_your_quality_of_life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm MST

This is an interview with Author Ron Garner where we talk about his new book Disease Free Revolution as well as what is the Alkaline and Acidic blanance in the body.

Direct download: EPISODE_156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40am MST

Here is a short blog post on perspective posted on True Form Facebook page

I'm talking about how perspective is really everything.  It can increase our quality of life or the opposite.  The way we see things is the way they are and if we want to make changes in our life for the better we need to start with perspective.

Direct download: perspective.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am MST

You know what’s sad, is that grown adults still bully.  What may be worse, grown adults allow themselves to be bullied.  I mean when you’re a child it’s hard to understand what’s right and what isn’t. Sure you’re uncomfortable but how can you do anything about it.  I mean, at times it feels like there are so many leaches in this world, people that want to suck the life out of you....

Direct download: bullying.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm MST

Overview

  • Living a healthy lifestyle all the time
  • Preparing a head of time
  • Booking a kitchen
  • Planning on farmers markets
  • Look to places that are active, the beach, gym’s, yoga, walk, bike
Direct download: EPISODE_155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm MST

Here is a short blog post from my True Form Life Facebook page about living your life like it's a vacation.

  • if you structure your life like it's a vacation then what's the difference when you go somewhere else?
  • Full post here

 

Direct download: vacation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41am MST

In this podcast I talk about overcoming being afraid to follow your dreams.  I go over my personal journal of my dreams and where I plan to be.  I hope this show inspires you to over after your dreams as I plan on doing.

Direct download: Following_your_dreams_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm MST

So this is basically a trial run, I'd like to see if those that read my True Form Facebook page posts would like the option to listen as well as read.

I'd love to hear what you think if you're a regular reader and if you're a regular listener maybe you'd like to read and check out some of the pictures I post with each write up.

Direct download: first_facebook_post_read.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm MST

Forks Over Knives
Direct download: EPISODE_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm MST

Reducing Stress, CTP and Detoxify Yourself
Direct download: EPISODE_71_Best_of_2012_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm MST

Dan Millman interview Dear Mr. Scale
Direct download: EPISODE_70_Best_of_2012_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm MST

-Detoxify Yourself -Fitness Challenge
Direct download: EPISODE_69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm MST

Food Prep, Recipes and Visualization
Direct download: EPISODE_68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm MST

Direct download: EPISODE_153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am MST

Alright so in this episode I want to talk about Complete Truth Protein, as you know they’re a sponsor of the show, you all get an exclusive discount, although I don’t know if I do a great job of letting you know I designed it.  I want to give you some background about it, I want to tell you why I designed and even how.  There are so many different type of proteins out there, why would I design my own?  I want to talk about these other proteins too and let you know how most of them do more harm than good.  I’m also going to tell you what it’s like to design your own product and bring it to market, what the health food industry is like and what direction we’re going with the company

Direct download: EPISODE_152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm MST