Sun, 13 March 2022
I want to talk about kindness, I just think it's a topic that could be talked about a bit more often and could be more addressed. A lot of people are stressed out and have challenges dealing with emotions. And that's what's most important to practice: caring, empathy, love, kindness. But that's also the hardest to do. And here's the thing, it's like when it's the holidays, right? So at Christmas, you have family stress. You have finances, presents, sometimes traveling, and that is the most stressful time of year. And exercise is the number one way to reduce stress, but it's also the least amount of time people work out. It's kind of funny, but then we have summer as well. Most people, or a good number of people don't really work out in the summer because they are camping and traveling and spending time with family. So I was just comparing the two like we need to exercise to reduce stress right at the holidays.
It's the same thing right now as a good majority of our population is stressed out for whatever reason. It's an interesting paradigm and how that works because it's like they conflict. And I relate most things to food and exercise because that's what we do. But I mean, it's the same thing at the grocery store, right during the holidays when you should be eating healthier and cleaner because our stress is so high. That's when we go and we buy the pies and pastries and refined sugar, right?
So we have to kind of flip that around. We have to make better choices. And I think when it comes to understanding anger and frustration, like with friends or family members, it's something that most of us don't practice. It's not something you learn in school, it's not something that you could read books and learn about, but it's not something that we openly work on in practice, and I think that we'd be much better off if we did. But it's really that understanding of trying to put yourself in someone else's shoes, which is challenging, of course, but try to see the situation from someone else's perspective. Usually we have so much tunnel vision. It's all about me. It's like ego. Ego and superego, I think.
Sun, 6 March 2022
Today I'm going to talk about being on a movie set, and it was actually pretty cool. So what happened was they tell you at the very last minute and I don't know if that's because they're so busy or because of privacy reasons. But we actually applied to go to the one that they were filming in Didsbury.
All they said was, we are looking for extras, send in pictures, which is a bit odd because I feel like they're just looking for bodies like, I don't think it matters what you look like, although it would be flattering to believe or think that you got on because maybe you're good looking. But I think that's a stretch. I think they're just looking for bodies.
So you need someone that has a flexible job or doesn't have a job, someone that doesn't have kids or can bring their kids with them. And you need someone close enough and then you need someone that can sit there all day and do nothing.
It almost sounds prestigious, but it's not. And I'm only saying that because, and I don't mean like, it's really cool and it's unique and it's different and interesting. But I think that all they need is bodies and people to stand there, and to be a hundred percent honest with you, that's just my perspective. It could be wrong. I don't want to downplay it. It was definitely a cool experience.
But they did ask me, they said, well, you shave your mohawk, and I was like, Do I have to? And then they said, yes, it was filmed in the 80s, like 80s theme, so it wasn't too many people with mohawks. They don't let you wear any jewelry. So no jewelry of any kind for obvious reasons and people take their glasses off. It was really cool.
What was most interesting to me is I'll be on set and I'm watching the actors and watching the extras. I'm watching the film crew and it was really cool for me to see the behind the scenes and pay attention to every single detail. And that's what they do. And it sounds funny because earlier I was, I played professional sports and everyone wants to be in the limelight. Everyone wants to be the one. They want to be the star. Well, for me, the behind the scenes was way more interesting.
So let me tell you the process. This is my first experience. You have to do things a few times before you can feel the energy in the people, but here is what I can tell you about it.
Mon, 28 February 2022
It's the little things that we have to get excited about, because there's so much stress right now, so many people are in limbo. I feel like we have to find things to look forward to. We have to find things to get excited about and it doesn't matter what it is like, it could be the sun's coming out a bit earlier or the Sun staying up a bit later. Whatever it is, we have to go and we have to find that positivity. And I got a little secret that I'm going to share with you. It's not really a secret, but I'm looking at snowmobiles, so I have a motorcycle.
I usually post pictures in the summertime or in the spring. If I'm here I love to ride my motorcycle. I've been riding my bike for 20 years and I've never really thought about snowmobiles. I never really thought about snow because I'm a summer person. I like to go to the beach or like to get away from the snow. So I've been looking at snowmobiles and I've been talking to people about snowmobiles. But here's the thing, is that I don't like the winter. Like, I really dislike the winter, and I do just about anything to get away from the winter. So I understand that you have to give yourself something to look forward to, like we work all the time.
I'm a workaholic, I work from when I get up to when I go to sleep, but we all need hobbies and something like we like to go hiking. We actually made it a plan like consciously said once a week. Every week we're going to go away and get outside. We're going to go for a little hike or we're going to go for a walk, not just a little walk. We're going to drive somewhere because there's so many beautiful places around that we take for granted, and that's something that's been helpful to look forward to throughout the week. But we have to look forward to something.
So I was kind of messing around. I was like, Well, if I'm sticking around this this winter, I want something to look forward to. And it's still like, I don't have it yet. And the winter has been here for a couple of months here. So I'm still working on the snowmobile thing. But for me, some people like to turn their nose up and they're like, Oh, you don't have time for that? Or where are you going to take it? Or why would you do that? Just really odd. It has nothing to do with someone else. Do you know what I mean? Like, if you want to do something like if something excites you, then people should encourage you to do something. I feel instead of being like, Oh, looking for reasons why? That's not a good idea. It's terribly odd, but I think you have to be careful with who you share your excitement with.
You have to be careful who you share your goals with, who you share your new things with because people will put you down, and that's why people don't share goals. You got to share your goals. You gotta make it public. Friends can possibly put you down. But it's so odd to me, like it has nothing to do with them. They should be like, Go on that, go join that gym, go join that fitness group. Go like you should encourage them. But I feel like people feel like you're leaving them behind or you're doing things exciting and they're not doing anything exciting. There's a number of different reasons why people don't encourage you, but I think it's really sad when you and your friends or people that are supposed to be your friends don't try to encourage you. And I think we have to go out and find those types of people.
Direct download: EMB_533_Pushing_your_Limits_and_Finding_Something_to_be_Excited_About.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm MDT
Mon, 21 February 2022
On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body, I wanted to open up some of my own Random Thoughts to you.
In this show I talk about business, how it's difficult to find people to help. They want something very specific or they're not going to do it. There's only so much you can do for your business.
How banks are basically stealing from you and how they charge hidden fees, even when they advertise a zero-fee product.
Shady stuff was going on with Amazon Alexa devices, they were basically stealing bandwidth to sell it to other clients.
How social media is regulating what you can or can't say.
What oils need to have in their ingredients to put a name on the label.
How to find a good quality coconut oil - what is MCT oil and the different chains of MCT oil. Which one is better for you.
Food industry and supplements industry: Are they concerned about our health? Why we have to always read ingredients.
And these kinds of things just happen right in front of us.
Hope you enjoy!
Direct download: EMB_532_Random_thoughts_on_Finances_Investments_oils_and_more.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm MDT
Tue, 15 February 2022
When it comes to reducing stress, there's no system in our body like all of our organs do. One of my favorite things about the body and how it's designed is how our bodies have a giant defense mechanism. So when you're doing weights, let's say you're doing curls, for example, your body puts a certain amount of stress on your biceps as you curl to help them grow back bigger next time. So if you put that same amount of stress on it, it'll be able to handle that same movement in motion.
Of course, many of us may know that you always want to change up your workouts and it's called muscle confusion so your body doesn't adapt and change which is called the plateau in the fitness world.
And you can stop seeing results, which is why we change your workouts up every time. They're always a different order or a different set or different exercise. And so because of that, we won't keep wanting to continue to change the different stresses we're putting in our body in a good way. So you could argue that you're putting stress on your heart and lungs, for example, when you're working out.
But that's good stress. This stress that we're talking about today isn't necessarily, well, certainly isn't good stress. So the defense mechanism of the body is, you know, when you work out your heart and lungs, for example, they get stronger. They are able to take on more stress than they are able to make your body healthier for a number of different reasons. But when we look at the different organs or different functions of our body, we don't have an actual pump. It's like our lymph nodes don't actually have a pump to help us detox out of our body. We have to do things like exercise or like I've read, those vibration machines work really well for that or bouncing on a trampoline like that would help clear out your lymph nodes, for example.
And you know, what's interesting is that your lymph nodes are in your brain, and when you sleep, those lymph nodes detox through your sleep. So that's pretty interesting too, at least for me. But what I'm saying is that when it comes to stress, there's nothing in our body, there's no organ or there's no function that will naturally reduce stress.
Like when we're breathing, you don't consciously breathe. You're not like, “Ok. Don't forget to breathe.” You may never get to. You may forget to take deep breaths, especially when you're stressed out. But there's nothing that says that in your brain, you have to continue to breathe. It's a natural function.
So when it comes to stress in our body, we don't have any natural function. We don't have any organ that's like, OK, that continues to pump or continues to work to reduce stress. So the problem is that we continue to raise our stress levels and then we get stressed out and then we lose our mind. And then all kinds of crazy things happen to our bodies while we're stressed out and we don't do anything to reduce that stress.
Direct download: EMB_531_The_Importance_of_Managing_Stress_Levels.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am MDT
Sun, 6 February 2022
We had such a great time last time we brought on R. Blank that we wanted to bring him on again and talk more in depth.
This is one of our longer shows, but it was well worth it.
This show is jam packed with conversation and tips on how detrimental technology is for your health and what you can do about it.
Tune in to learn hacks, tips and tons of information on how to stay healthy while using your favourite devices and even how to keep your family safe!
Tue, 1 February 2022
In part 2 of this 2 part series I talk about the importance of compassion of being a contributing human being to this world.
It's so important to practice compassion espeically in the world we live in today.
We don't know what another is going through and it's best not to judge.
Remain grateful, change your mind set to appreciation and we'd all make this a better world to live in.
Mon, 24 January 2022
In part 1 of this 2 part series I talk about the importance of compassion of being a contributing human being to this world.
It's so important to practice compassion espeically in the world we live in today.
We don't know what another is going through and it's best not to judge.
Remain grateful, change your mind set to appreciation and we'd all make this a better world to live in.
Mon, 17 January 2022
GeNienne Samuels is the founder and president of Sideline Prep, as well as an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant, coach, and public speaker. Freelancing as a news anchor, producer, and reporter, Samuels is also a Business Process Reengineer(BPR), quality and process improvement consultant, and holds the distinguished credential of being a Project Management Professional(PMP).
Samuels recently retired as a Wizard Girl for the NBA’s Washington Wizards to take on the role as the In-Arena Host for the Washington Wizards. In addition to her love of stunting, cheerleading, and dance, GeNienne owns a quality consulting company, GS Consulting & Communication, Inc.(GSCC), that services the State of Maryland, the Federal Government, and small businesses and nonprofits in the DC Metropolitan area. GeNienne is also the host for two television shows: “Operation Rising Star'' (in support of the military) which airs on the Pentagon Channel and “SchoolScene: (in support of Fairfax County Public Schools) which can be viewed on RedApple21 in Fairfax County.
Sideline Prep is an international network of current and former professional and semi-professional cheerleaders that fully prepare aspiring professional cheerleaders with the knowledge, style, and glamour to walk into professional cheerleading prep classes and auditions for the NFL and NBA with confidence and ultimately, “sideline-ready.” GeNienne and her team of coaches have spent years developing, implementing, testing, tracking, and tweaking strategies, techniques and advice to target the techniques that yield positive results so they can share, deliver, and teach what really works.
Mon, 10 January 2022
Chronic pain is something many deal with, much more than we know.
In fact, there's a good chance we'll all deal with chronic pain in one way or another.
Let's talk about how to prevent, how to treat and how to deal with what can be a debilitating experience.
In this show I also talk about participation awards, learning from failure and not understanding what it's like to go through life's ups and downs.
And finally hard work, one of my favourite topics. There is no substitute for hard work.
Hard work gives us more options, it makes us better people and prepares us for life especially going through hard work early on at a younger age.
Direct download: EMB_525_Chronic_Pain_Participation_Awards_and_Hard_Work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm MDT
Mon, 3 January 2022
Joe Cohen won the genetic lottery of bad genes. As a kid, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog,
Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of
After creating the biohacker's ultimate resource website, SelfHacked, Joe moved on to found SelfDecode,
Mon, 13 December 2021
As more and more people talk about buying early Christmas presents. I hope you consider local.
We have friends, neighbors, family members and people in our own communities doing everything they can to feed their families and put food on the table.
I hope you consider them before buying at the cheapest item you can find at the closest box store. Knowing full well those products are produced in a land far away made by people you’ll never meet, filing they pockets of people that will never know your name.
Consider all the time and effort it takes to run a business and make sure customers are happy.
Consider that the price may be a little more but you’re supporting customer service, you’re supporting better quality, a stronger local economy, you’re putting a smile on someone’s face whom you share schools with and grocery stores.
How amazing would it be if everyone committed to supporting local this year. What if every single one of us bought every single gift within their own community.
Even though we ship and many of our orders come from places further away, we’d fully support that.
And I think every other small and local business would feel the same way.
It does make a difference, your vote matters to each and every one of us that do our best to bring you quality products and services every single day. And we thank you for that.
10+ years in the game of life and business and Dorothy and I still celebrate, we still get excited and it still brings joy and happiness to our lives each time a new order comes in 💙🙏💙
Sun, 5 December 2021
R is an entrepreneur, technologist & author. He is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which creates products that make it easy and affordable for people to reduce their exposure to wireless radiation from devices like cell phones and laptops.
And, along with his father, Dr. Martin Blank, he co-authored ‘Overpowered’-- widely regarded as one of the best books written on the science of the health effects of EMF radiation. He is also the host of The Healthier Tech Podcast.
This follows a 20-year career in software development for bluechip firms including Apple, NBC, Disney, Microsoft, the NFL, IKEA and Mattel. R also co-founded Wildform where he co-created the first video encoder for Flash (sold to Google).
He has served on the affiliate faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program, and previously on the faculty of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.
Additionally, R has authored numerous articles, videos, courses and books in technology and software development. R has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.
Tue, 30 November 2021
This is a tough one to write about. When you run a public business sometimes it's hard to figure out what to keep personal and what to share with the world.
I've always felt it's important to lead by example.
Given that we teach health and wellness I feel like my health and wellness should always be optimal. I've had people say, 'what do you mean you can't do that, you're the fittest person I know?' Which makes me feel like people expect perfection but that could only be my perspective.
Over 2 years ago I was in a MVA, hit from behind (and the side) not going very fast at all. Since then my back has been giving me issues. I was going to physio and chiro and was at a point only 6 months ago where the pain and discomfort was almost completely gone.
This April, shortly after I came back from LA, I got a pinched nerve in my lower back which literally had me on my back for 3 or 4 days. I could hardly stand up let alone walk.
Some of you may remember when thankfully Dorothy filled in for live workouts on her own for 2 weeks at the end of April / beginning of May.
Since then it's been a continued struggle. The pain from my back shoots down my leg into my calf and runs to the top of my foot and finally makes my toes numb much of the day.
I feel like I've tried just about everything. Chiro, massage, acupuncture, cupping, rolling, stretching, thera gun, etc. Egoscue and even Eldoa exercises - along with focusing on anti-inflammatory foods (which is a usual thing but we've been putting more effort into this knowing food helps heal). I also ice multiple times a night before bed which helps me not wake up in the middle of the night with throbbing leg pain.
I'm not saying these don't help, they do. Very much. The odd day when I lose all ambition to do anything for my pain it's so much worse. But I would hope after doing these consistently the pain would be gone completely, not just a little bit.
Some days are harder than others. Some days mini depression rears its ugly head and I feel like I'll never get better. These are the worst days when I feel like my mental strength (which I'm usually very proud of) completely breaks down.
Some days I'm irritable and likely hard to be around. My greatest fear is that the people I love, those closest to me (like Dorothy) won't be treated the way they should when I'm in my most pain and discomfort and lash out for no reason. And I don't think it's a proper excuse to treat people badly when you're in pain or aren't feeling well.
Simple tasks like writing an email, answering a question or having a brief conversation is at times a challenge. It's like someone poking me with a needle, when my entire calf aches when I'm trying to focus on something else like a regular conversation. Or someone tapping you on your shoulder when you're trying to focus.
I should have mentioned at the beginning, I don't believe chronic pain is something we have to live with. I don't believe we should expect our health to decline as we age. And nothing is going to change my mind.
I'm committed to getting better and finding a way to do so. I may have watched every single youtube video on back pain, and herniated/bulging discs. I have talked to my doctor who mostly wants to do a bone scan, and mri (which takes a year to get) for the main goal of back surgery. For obvious reasons I'll avoid this at all costs but I'm also grateful we live in a world where surgery is a possibility when needed.
I'm not sure if I'm ready to share this publically, but I know many people struggle with pain. I know a couple people in this group who have their own struggles with pain and discomfort, which is why I wanted to share.
I wanted to let you know that you're not alone, and there are people that can relate. I'm not one to share these personal types of stories because I don't want sympathy and I certainly don't want anyone feeling sorry for me.
So far, what I've gotten most out of this experience (besides feeling like a back expert ;)) is it could be worse. It could be much worse.
The car accident could've been high speed and many other issues may have arised. I think of people like Max (Zach's employee) who is still in a hospital bed right now.
I notice people limping, I notice people with prosthetic legs now more than ever. And it makes me grateful to welcome the pain at times knowing there are people much worse off that may even be doing better than me on some days.
But there's light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like eventually the pain will go away, I feel like the days that I feel sorry for myself and think of all the things I haven't been able to do, especially in the summer like slackline, skateboard and surf (and even run down the beach) are less and less.
I change my focus to what I can do, I can walk, I can ride my bike, I can jump in the ocean and I can still workout with minimal limitations. These certainly help, and thinking about everything I'm grateful for may sound cliche but that helps as well.
I feel like there's a lesson in all experience of life, maybe I'm to learn more patience and understanding, maybe we'll be able to help more people in the future that deal with chronic pain or back issues....
Those of you that are struggling with your own pain, I hope this helps. I hope you understand you're not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like we can all work to better days, a better mind set and being grateful for what we have.
Thu, 25 November 2021
Censorship is a special word especially at this time in the world. Personally I feel like our countries have been built on freedom of speech and being able to say what you think is right.
Unfortunately, that right seems to be more and more in danger. However in this podcast I'm going to argue that in this situation censorship is a good thing.
Here's my main point, is that because of big media like google, Youtube, Facebook, IG, etc. no longer allow you to say what you want. They reduce the algorithms, they suspend accounts without notice, they literally take down posts and videos.....
Most of us know this is happening and it's all happening if and when you say something they don't want you to say. If you go against the narrative or say something that they don't believe in or what they are paid to believe in, then you suffer the consequences.
That being said, there are more and more companies popping up that believe in freedom of speech which I'm excited about. For example many people are going to telegram and away from Facebook which is another messenger app much like Whatsapp. Keep in mind Whatsapp is also owned by Facebook who recently changed their name to Meta.
There is Rumble and Odysee both uncensored video platforms which is also awesome, so more people are going away from all the censorship of Youtube and looking for other options.
What I'm saying here is, all the censorship they are doing, is pushing people away which is a good thing, gives them less of the market share and pushing people towards better options in my opinion.
So don't fear those that are worried about freedom of speech, there are other solutions on the rise. And I strongly encourage you to switch over and support those platforms instead of these highly censored ones.
Sun, 21 November 2021
Scott Malin is a best-selling health and fitness expert. Scott's extremely popular fitness, rehab and nutrition videos have received over 11.5 million views on You Tube. Scott has an extensive background in personal training (National Academy of Sports Medicine), working with celebrities and athletes for many years. He has been featured on the news as a fitness expert and most recently appeared on ABC, KTLA News and KDOC TV.
Scott first became obsessed with health and fitness when he sustained a serious low back injury playing basketball about fifteen years ago, which left him laid up in bed for six months. He began a long journey of learning how to heal himself without drugs or surgery. Along the way, he realized that the best way to rehab the body is to work with its natural healing process instead of against it.
Scott developed MALIN METHOD, a revolutionary way to heal the body naturally and safely. Using scientific research as his guide and real world training as his testing ground, Scott stripped away the long held beliefs of ineffective treatments like ice and prolonged rest and replaced them with scientifically backed healing strategies that quickly and effectively reduce swelling, bruising and pain. MALIN METHOD also dramatically increases strength, stability and healthy range of motion, which significantly reduces the risk of future injury.
MALIN METHOD has taught over 100,000 people of all ages how to rehabilitate their bodies and get out pain naturally and safely. Scott's system is super easy to do at home and does not require any equipment.
Sun, 7 November 2021
Paul Shapiro is the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World (published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books in 2018). He's also the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability.
Paul is an authority figure on food and agricultural sustainability. He is a regular podcast guest and has been invited on hundreds of news outlets, including StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Rich Roll Podcast, and CNN.
Shapiro lives in Sacramento, California with his wife Toni Okamoto Shapiro, author and founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, and their very friendly pit bull, Eddie.
Sun, 31 October 2021
Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I know it's not for everyone, but the old skool horror movies crack me up.
I like dressing up, and the costumes and even the candy. But not too much of it.
I know this is a stressful time of year for many but we can come together to find it less stressful.
I believe stress comes from mostly all the candy going around at this time of year.
In this show we talk about the witch switch, along with other ideas on how to trade useful items for Candy so your kids don't have so much of it.
We have other tips and tricks throughout, I hope you enjoy
Direct download: EMB_515_Lets_talk_about_Halloween_Fun_treats_and_better_options.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am MDT
Tue, 26 October 2021
From birth to her young adult years, Kitty was entrenched in the allopathic medical model managing major health conditions. Finally, she turned to holistic healing and used that journey to empower others to teach and build a career from what they learned. Kitty is a holistic health educator, investigative health journalist, 3-time author, and a podcast host.
She has a background as a nutritional consultant and chef, working alongside nutritional giants such as Dr. Robert Marshall and author Donna Gates.
Sun, 10 October 2021
Isn't it crazy that we're even talking about this? But I mean how many times have we said that to ourselves?
In this clip I'm going to talk about some very difficult subjects. Most in which people shy away from.
They are too hard to think about, too hard to understand, even fathom.
Why could this be happening, who in their right mind would actually want this?
Is this actually even possible?
I'm also going to bring on some experts in their own rights to talk about their experiences, what has happened to them, how they see this all unfolding and what's happening right in front of our own eyes.
All in which most turn a blind eye too. We'd prefer to think everything is fine, everything will go back to 'normal' and nothing bad will happen to any of us.
This show will upset a lot of people I'm sure. But I'm not here to argue or debate. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, every one should have the right to voice the own opinion - something that the powers to be are trying very hard to take away.
And finally we should all have the right to our own choices over our own bodies, again which is being harder and harder to do in this world of madness.
Agree or disagree, I'm entitled to my own voice, just as you are.
Regardless, thank you for listening, and thank you for respecting my opinion whether you agree or not.
Sun, 26 September 2021
Yug Varma, PhD, is the Cofounder & CEO of Phyla, the world’s most advanced probiotic acne system. He has 10+ years of microbiome research experience including an extensive background in bio-organic chemistry, microbiology, and synthetic biology.
Dr. Varma received his scientific training at several distinguished academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins University (PhD) and University of California, San Francisco. His scientific work has been published in many prestigious journals, including Nature.
Sun, 5 September 2021
From an incurable chronic illness and medical prognosis “He shouldn’t be able to walk, talk, amount to anything and be death six times by now” to an entrepreneur, award winning global inspirational speaker and victorious mindset mentor.
Nathanael Zurbruegg's purpose is to inspire people to live their extraordinary lives by developing their unlimited potential, which makes the world a victorious place.
Mon, 30 August 2021
It's back to school time which means it's time to get back on track!
As a nutrition and fitness company most people think our busiest time of year is in Jan, which isn't the case.
Our busiest time of year is Sept. And that's because of the long summers of BBQ, not working and eating whatever we like.
No judgement here, that's just how it works. Then when the kids go back to school, regular work hours come about and everyone is looking to get back into their routines, we hear from most sharing how little they did over the summer.
So it's time to get back on track and all that starts with a plan.
We need to decide what is that we want, then we plan on how we're going to do that.
Planning workouts is essential to getting back on track. And meal planning, along with grocery shopping, knowing what meals you're going to plan in advance is all so important.
If you need some help planning workouts and meals we can certainly help with this.
If you don't have a professional helping, there's nothing wrong with making your own.
It's the time it takes that deter most people from doing it themselves. So if you're not going to do it yourself or if you don't have time to do it, it would be a good idea to find a trusted professional.
Sun, 22 August 2021
Christal grew up in a small farming community in Southern Saskatchewan. As an avid athlete with her share of injuries, she had little assistance from the medical profession available to her in her small town so decided to study Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College. She wanted not only to understand what was wrong and how to recover but how to prevent injuries in the first place.
Through college she was able to continue with her athletics; both as a competitor and as a therapist. She was a gold medalist Badminton player at MRC and she was able to be on the sidelines of many of her favorite sports (including football, hockey, baseball and volleyball) as well as sports she had little experience with (such as field hockey, basketball and judo) throughout university.
After completing her Athletic Therapy diploma from MRC and her Kinesiology degree at the U of C, she continued to work with hockey in both the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Heritage Junior B Hockey League and the Women’s Western Hockey League. She worked in private practice as an AT until requiring knee surgery (an injury sustained at playing hockey) which introduced her to the world of insurance where she worked for a number of years.
Working as a rehabilitation specialist she recognized a challenge in the insurance and medical fields. There was a group of people in pain for which there is no apparent reason discoverable in today's traditional diagnostic tests or imaging. According to medicine and the insurance world, nothing was wrong with them.
Christal had learned what she could in the insurance world and was anxious to get back into helping people directly in a clinical setting. After losing her mom to Cancer and her grandmother 6 months later, she learned life was just too short not to be doing what you were meant to do. But the question remained on how to help the population with unexplained pain – she needed to find a solution.
After research into various educational options she found osteopathic manual therapy. A method to understand in more detail the anatomy of the human body and how all parts were interrelated. A method to understand WHY people had pain. She started her osteopathic studies in 2006 at the Canadian College of Osteopathy Vancouver Campus (now called the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice). She returned to private practice in 2007.
Christal graduated after completing her thesis on vestibular disturbances in the post concussed active population. She continues to be a certified Athletic Therapist and has continued post graduate studies in endocranial spasm work, psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology, emotional work within the fluids, mechanical link, neuro-kinetic therapy, and energetic work through the medicine wheel.
In January 2019 she opened Take Flight Osteopathic Wellness with the goal of bringing hope to people who feared they’d have to live with the pain for the rest of their lives.
Take Flights Mission is To help you, your performance and Life Take Flight.
Sun, 15 August 2021
It always strikes me as odd when you see someone working out like a bodybuilder who doesn't want to be a bodybuilder. If you want to look like a bodybuilder or if you want to compete in a fitness competition, sure you workout a certain way.
But if you want to look lean and strong, you work out differently. Or if you want to increase the strength of your heart, maybe you have heart Dis-Ease in your family. They you don't stand and lift heavy weights, you do more cardio exercises.
More weights and less reps = more mass. Less weight and more reps equal leaner muscles. The you have body weight exercises, yoga, pilates and more!
There's all kinds of different ways to be fit, health and active. Be sure you're choosing the right way that aligns with the body type you're looking for.
Direct download: EMB_504_Working_out_for_your_goals_and_body_type.mp3
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Sun, 8 August 2021
Having gone through the experience of the poor health leading to the deaths of two husbands, as well as the deaths of her father, mother, sister, many family members and friends, Emily Thiroux Threatt has much experience in the grieving process and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.
Emily has kept journals and written to express herself most of her life. She earned a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing which led to her career teaching writing at the university level for 30 years including being a pioneer in online education and writing university textbooks. After having two husbands die, she naturally turned to writing to deal with her grief. She also is teaching those dealing with loss how to use writing to deal with their grief.
Her new book, Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, was released in January 2021 by Mango Publishing and provides guidance for navigating the downs and ups of the unfamiliar territory of grief. Each of the twenty-six chapters includes a practice which can support and comfort the reader.
Direct download: EMB_503_Emily_T-_Loving_and_Living_Your_Way_Through_Grief.mp3
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Sun, 1 August 2021
Hard gainers is a real thing, and it's a real struggle. Most people don't know about hard gainers because much of the world is surrounded by people trying to lose weight. So what's a hard gainer? It's someone who has trouble keeping weight on, including muscle mass. Particularly important to men, athletes but exclusively. Men and women in all walks of life struggle with being a hard gaining, but again are downplayed by so many trying to lose weight.
So when we talk about the struggles around gaining weight, most people shrug it off or don't think much of it. But it's a real problem. Calling someone 'fat' to an obese person, is no different than calling someone 'scrawny' to a skinny person. It's hurtful and can stay with people their entire lives. In this show we talk about hard gainers, what it's like to be this type of person and what you can do about it.
Sun, 25 July 2021
Charlie Hartwell is the Managing Partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of highly successful investors who have been investing in start-up companies in the space of mental health, consciousness, and spirituality. Some of their investments include Pear Therapeutics, Insight Timer, Headspace, and Happify Health. A Harvard Business Scholl graduate, Charlie has served and led organizations in 14 different industries, including starting a nonprofit in the slums of Kenya in 1986 that has now served health care to several Million Patients.
Maureen Pelton, MSSW, is a social scientist and spiritual teacher with 36 years of professional experience as a Holistic Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Organizational Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, and Group Facilitator. Maureen is a teacher on Insight Timer and is a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy, QNRT™, and is a partner of Bridge Builders Collaborative.
Mon, 19 July 2021
How to Beat the Heat is something we all consider during the hot summer months...or something we all should consider.
Sun burns are not just detrimental to our health in short term but in longer term as well.
It always surprises me when I see people flaunting their sun burns like it's something to be proud of.
What I'm most proud of is when I get through an entire summer without getting burned, now that's a real challenge!
Pay attention to the time of day you're spending the most of your time outside.
Consider non toxic sunscreen and even wear long sleeves when it's extremely hot outside.
Mon, 12 July 2021
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Functional Medicine Doctor and a Physician which is why he's also a clinical researcher for Pfizer and the Covid Vaccine.
In this show we talk about in his opinion who should be taking the vaccine, if it's safe for kids, the mandating and encouraging of vaccines, social pressure and more.
This is an interesting angle coming from who actually works for the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world.
Certainly worth listening to.
Sun, 4 July 2021
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for.
Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted. Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant--and very stubborn--occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.
The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.
Sun, 20 June 2021
It's a challenging world to live in today. It seems as though even our closes friends and family's opinions have. gone from requests to demands.
We no longer are expected to do what others want but it seems to be demanded regardless of what's right for ourselves.
Everyone is in a different situation, everyone has a different story, background and beliefs.
And we should all be able to make our own decisions without external influence.
Unconditional love means, it doesn't matter what people do, say or choose. You love them for who they are, not who you want them to be.
Sun, 13 June 2021
Nadine Artemis is the author of two books including Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance and Holistic Dental Care.
She is the creator of Living Libations, a luxury line of organic wild-crafted non-GMO serums, elixirs, and essential oils for those seeking the purest of the pure botanical natural health and beauty products on the planet.
Nadine is an innovative aromacologist that formulates immune enhancing blends.
Her healing creations, along with her concept of "renegade beauty," encourage effortlessness, eschew regimes, and inspire people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness.
Her potent dental serums are used worldwide and provide the purest oral care available.
Nadine is a key speaker at health and wellness conferences and a frequent commentator on health and beauty for media outlets. She has received glowing reviews for her work in the Hollywood Reporter, GOOP, Vogue, People, Elle, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, W Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and National Post.
Celebrity fans include Shailene Woodley, Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore, Carrie Anne Moss, Mandy Moore, First Lady of Canada Sophie Trudeau and many others.
Alanis Morissette, describes Nadine as “a true sense-visionary."
Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher, calls Nadine “a pure flower of creativity.”
Fun Fact: She opened the first full concept aromatherapy store in North America in Toronto at just 22 years old.
Mon, 7 June 2021
When it comes to reliability there is two forms I specifically address in this show.
Being reliable for yourself is the first one. So many people put themselves last and never consider running on an empty cup.
The more you have filled the more you can offer to others. But if you aren't reliable, if you never show up for yourself, then you don't have much to give.
It's important to show up for yourself. It could be a workout you are showing up for, it could be meal planning, etc.
Regardless of what it is, you need to show up for yourself. In fact, some people always show up for others but never for themselves.
And then there's the other kind of reliable when it comes to finding those people that are reliable, that are always there when they say they will.
We all know those types of people that are flakey and rarely show up when they say they will.
You know that type of person that says they'll come and everyone takes bets on that person showing up?
Don't be that person. Do what you say and say what you'll do.
It's important on many different levels to be someone that can be counted on to show up when it's expected.
Direct download: EMB_495_Reliability_showing_up_for_yourself_and_others.mp3
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Sun, 30 May 2021
Gregory Landsman is one of the most noted global beauty and wellness experts in the world, a best-selling author of nine books, and a TV host who specializes in using food to take years off the face naturally.
Often referred to as ‘The Beauty Advisor’, Gregory’s books and global TV program Face Lifting Food show viewers how to create quick skin-boosting meals and powerful skin treatments using everyday foods to achieve younger, healthier-looking skin at any age.
Having worked in the beauty industry for 30+ years Gregory believes that looking youthful goes well beyond waging war on wrinkles and that how we age is 100% controllable. His one of the most noted global beauty and wellness experts in the world
Gregory is a strong voice for inclusion. His first book, The Balance of Beauty Explodes the Body Myth captured his journey of extremes; from Apartheid South Africa to work at the height of the fashion industry, and his fundamental discovery that regardless of what we do, how we look cannot be separated from how we feel.
Sun, 23 May 2021
How to deal with your emotions is something many are struggling with, which all that's going on in the world.
However there are things that we can control. There are situations we can put ourselves in to improve our emotions and overall state of being.
These small steps will put control back into your life. Focus on your mind set, the things that you can do instead of what you can't.
And take it one step at a time. It's a rough ride, but we're all hoping it'll be over soon!
Sun, 16 May 2021
Reinvention is at the root of KUTImack.’s Be Your Best Daily® philosophy and of his personal story.
After more than 15 years of building a successful career as a music industry executive, he desired to build a new career that aligned more closely with his life’s personal mission: helping others.
As KUTI quickly rose to the top of the DC area’s most sought-after personal trainers and nutritionists, his natural ease on both television/radio airwaves and in front of large live audiences made him a regularly demanded expert on the national and eventually international level.
Creator of the 6-Week SuperYou® program, clients and audiences have affectionately dubbed KUTI the “Fitness Philosopher” for his unique ability to share straightforward, science-based fitness and nutrition expertise paired with daily motivational philosophies that connect with people on a personal level.
Sun, 9 May 2021
There are tons and tons of Benefits to Cold Water Therapy.
In fact it's been shown beneficial to improve your healthy in numerous different ways.
I've done cold water challenges myself for 10 days, for 30 days, in the middle of summer, even in winter and through research and experience this is what I've found.
Cold water therapy is good to improve circulation, offering your body the ability to better be able to warm and cool itself.
Cold water therapy helps ignite your collagen in your face which could offer less wrinkles.
Considering a 3 min cold shower can improve your circulation, decrease pain caused by inflammation and even wake you up to start your day more efficiently like Tony Robbins.
There are many different forms of cold water therapy
You may consider starting with just 10 seconds. And working your way to a 30 second shower.
Those that are more extreme maybe sit in an ice bath for up to 15 minutes or even try a polar dip!
Again there is many different forms and many different benefits you can experience through cold water therapy.
Saving water may be of interest to you, less dry skin if you live in a dry climate or have hard water.
Regardless of what you think it's certainly worth trying out to see what benefits you may find from Cold Water Therapy.
Sun, 2 May 2021
Elizabeth Tripp is a New York based Lifestyle Design Coach and Spiritual Teacher. As a featured radio talk show host on Nourish the Soul Radio Show and Podcast, a Thrive Global Contributor, and a national public speaker, Elizabeth is recognized as a thought leader in spirituality, well-being, and prosperity.
She is the owner and founder of ElizabethTripp.com, a life coaching practice where she awakens ambitious women and men to the beauty of the soul's journey by helping them see the true beauty of their body and their life. It is Elizabeth's calling to empower others to feel amazingly healthy and radiate with pure joy because they love themselves and their life more than they ever have before.
Elizabeth believes the secret to loving your body and your life starts with believing you deserve to - that you are worth it. She teaches her clients to see their own journey and create their own path by helping them understand who they really are and the purpose behind why they have chosen the body they have and the life they're leading. With Elizabeth's unique capacity for sensing and understanding the feelings of others as well as her ability to feel and communicate with spirit guides and past loved ones, she serves as a bridge between spirit and her community while providing her tribe with permanent solutions to dissolving their struggles with their well-being.
Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a masters in Nutritional Sciences. She is certified in Usui Reiki Practitioner, Past Life Regressionist, Transcendental Meditation Coach, and an apprentice under Alex Then, a Master Coach, studying Light Body Healing and the soul journey.
Mon, 26 April 2021
It's challenging to live positive in chaos. I mean many people feel like the world is upside down, that their lives are. Many people only see chaos so how can we find the positives in a situation like this? Let's talk about it.
We have to understand our environment is either contributing to the chaos or bringing us back into a positive state of mind, positive state of being.
So surrounding yourselves with positive people is essential.
Paying attention to what you're watching, saying and thinking is also helpful.
Creating healthy habits and healthy routines is also important.
Exercise is the #1 way to reduce stress, so creating a healthy workout routine is important.
And food is no different, what we eat creates more stress or less stress.
So having an overall healthy lifestyle lifestyle is a great way to find positivity in chaos.
Sun, 18 April 2021
Chris Burres is a pioneer in the field of health and a leading expert on the Nobel Prize-winning molecule, ESS60, that has shown to boost longevity and overall health in test subjects. His primary mission is to help people live longer, healthier, pain-free lives.
When Chris learned that ESS60 was tested by NASA and had been proven to almost double the lifespan in mammals, he made it his mission to provide the world’s first nano antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement to people around the world.
In addition to expanding longevity, Chris can speak on how to lower risk of heart disease, better vision, improve mental acuity, lower blood pressure, manage osteoarthritis, increase strength & vitality, protect the nervous system and improve hair growth & color.
Sun, 11 April 2021
How to turn your wants into achievements is the burning question. I mean how do we go after what it is we really want, and why?
The very simple answer is motivation. People often tell me 'I lack motivation'. So how do we find this motivation?
How is it we can actually go after what we want and see results?
We need a system, we need accountability, we need to find a way to make it happen.
And throughout this show I explain exactly how you do that.
Decide what it is you want, no one can do this for you. After that you come up with a plan, a coach, some accountability.
Then you move into taking actions steps, rewards and celebrations all the way up until you turn your want into an achievement.
Direct download: EMB_487_How_to_turn_your_wants_into_achievements.mp3
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Sun, 4 April 2021
Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving.
A long-time meditator, three-time marathoner, and former assistant to writing practice originator Natalie Goldberg, Nita founded the Facebook group Mind, Mood, and Movement to support mental well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing practice.
She lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet.
Sun, 28 March 2021
It's a dangerous mindset to be in the quick fix mind frame.
I recently heard someone say, you grow a business as quickly as possible so you call sell it because organic growth takes too long.
This is that instant results mind frame that I'm talking about.
When you're looking for instant you're often disappointed.
In most cases great results take time, effort and patience.
This could be true for fitness goals, nutrition, weight loss, etc.
It doesn't matter much what it is, patience matters. Putting in the work matters.
Being in it for the long haul and understanding these things take time.
Direct download: EMB_485_Sustainable_Lasting_Changes_or_Quick_Fixes.mp3
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Sun, 21 March 2021
Mindy Gorman-Plutzer brings 25 years of experience to her private practice as a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach.
Mindy’s life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind/body science; introducing a compassionate resolution to physical and emotional challenges resulting from chronic and complex health issues, as they relate to Eating Disorders.
She’s the author of The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What It Can Do FOR You.
Direct download: EMB_484_The_Freedom_Promise_-_Mindy_Gorman-Plutzer.mp3
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Sun, 14 March 2021
Fats are either causing inflammation or preventing inflammation.
Especially when it comes to oils. There are many rancid oils on the shelves that actually cause inflammation.
Which includes trans fats which is more directly your deep fried foods, fries, wings, onion rings, etc.
It would be a very good idea to understand the chronic pain in your body stems from inflammation caused by low quality fats which include trans fat.
For a product to be labeled 'oilive oil' the actual quantity of oilive oil can and is over very low. I'm talking about 2,3 or 4%.
So what's in the rest of the 'olive oil'? Usually cheap, rancid and or low quality oils that act as fillers so the profit margins increase and companies and make more money off each sale.
MCT oil is basically extracted from coconut oil.
Within those extractions there are a number of different oils.
Which include, C6, C8, C10 and C12.
The most beneficial MCT oil is C8 which is Caprylic Acid. This is basically brain fuel. It helps with digestion, it gives you energy and it improves your cognitive function as well.
Sun, 7 March 2021
Will Moore is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, life coach, and happiness expert. After exiting his delivery startup for $323 million in 2019, Will confirmed what he’d spent the past 25 years researching: True happiness isn’t about money, power, and fame, it’s about figuring out what makes you happy and taking consistent action on those things every single day.
To do this, Will has thrown out the book on traditional self-improvement, creating instead a unique system that reduces friction by combining the latest in science and technology with habits and universal principles: gamifying the process of building momentum.
Will's company, Moore Momentum, is addressing the “Social Dilemma” by vowing to always put its users’ wellness over profit and give self-help a seat at the cool kids table by making it fun and addictive to level up not just on-screen, but in real life. Moore Momentum centers on helping people hold themselves accountable and take the necessary action to replace their “failure habits” with “success habits” in the 5 core areas of their life: Mindset, Career & Finances, Relationships, Physical Health, and Emotional Health & Giving Back. Will is committed to helping people fire on all cylinders on their way to becoming an unstoppable force so they can then pay it forward to help the world do the same!
Sun, 28 February 2021
It's so important to create routines for success, it doesn't matter what you're doing or what you're trying to accomplish, creating healthy routines is the best way to go.
As humans we are creatures of habit and already have routines implemented in our lives.
Sometimes we have healthy routines, other times not so.
Regardless, we all have routines and specific ways we get up in the morning, go to work, drive home, etc.
If we were to start to create positive routines for success we'd be that much better off.
In this show I talk about the importance of creating routines around success which will certainly help take you closer to your goals!
Sun, 21 February 2021
Nelson Tressler is the Founder and CEO of IGotSmarter, a program created to support and motivate people to achieve their goals. For the past 25 years, goal achievement and personal development have been Nelson’s passion; but his true obsession was awakened several years ago as he began the development of IGotSmarter.
The principles, philosophies, and accountability intricately built into every aspect of the App have not happened by chance. It is a program comprised of a lifetime of study and determination to succeed not only financially and professionally, but in every area of life.
Nelson’s passion for helping others overcome obstacles in their way came about through the difficult circumstances of his childhood. His story reads like something out of a work of fiction, but it is Nelson’s reality. Rather than using his tragic story as an excuse, he has used it to motivate himself and to help others overcome their own struggles.
One of his favorite quotes is, “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” It is his vision to make this world a better place one person and one inspiring goal at a time. He believes goals not only change the current generation, they also change the generations that follow.
Sun, 14 February 2021
I love tea, I always have. But I think I'm more in love with the health benefits than anything else.
Personally I enjoy a nice green tea in the morning. More recently I've been enjoying the combination of green tea and puh er tea because of the unlimited health benefits that combo has to offer.
Tea has been used for thousands of years to help many different issues in health and to improve healing.
Maybe that's what I enjoy most about it.
It's also important to understand there is a proper way to prepare tea which I feel gets lost in the shuffle.
Take green tea for example. You can actually steep it twice for example to get rid of 75% of the caffeine.
You also only want to steep it for around 3 mins, steeping for too long will cause it to be bitter.
And then you don't want to let the green tea to sit too long before you drink it.
I've found the longer it sits the more bitter it gets.
Those are just a few tips to enjoying a cup of green tea.
But tune in and learn and laugh and enjoy more benefits and conversation about tea!
Direct download: Lets_talk_about_Tea_Antioxidants_and_health_benefits.mp3
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Sun, 7 February 2021
It's important to understand how to read ingredients. We hear all the time how long it takes to grocery shop if you're always reading ingredients.
First of all, it's worth noting that once you start to recognize brand names and where to go in the grocery store, it'll take a much shorter time to go.
But if you look at the first few ingredients that'll give you a good inclination if it's a good product or not.
If the first 3 ingredients have sugar in them, put the product down and move on.
In the product has tons of ingredients, in most cases words that you're not able to read or pronounce. Put the product down and move on.
We should be able to easily understand exactly what's in each product that we're putting in your bodies.
Practice, read, have patience and before long you'll be a pro at reading ingredients!
Sun, 31 January 2021
Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach and is the author of Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life..
In the early 2000s, Zander created The Handel Method, a coaching methodology that has been taught in over 35 major universities and institutes of learning including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Medical School, New York University, Columbia University, Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, Fordham University, Rutgers University, Middlebury College, Scripps Research Institute, and in the New York City public school system.
Lauren is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company based in New York City.
Sun, 24 January 2021
There are tons of health benefits to Cauliflower, which used to be one of the most forgotten about veggie around!
But things are slightly changing, for the benefit of cauliflower and those consuming it together.
It's widely known that many people now replace rice for cauliflower, many have also tried cauliflower wings.
You can roast cauliflower in the BBQ or in the oven, you can steam it or even sauté it.
Tune in to learn how and why you should add cauliflower to your diet on a regular basis.
Sun, 17 January 2021
Sugars all process a differently in our bodies.
We suggest avoiding refined white sugar as much as possible because it is synthetic. This means our bodies recognize it as a toxin and do not know how to process it. It’s stored in our body and leads to weight gain, aches and pains and all kinds of mayhem.
Refined Sugar is very harmful for our health. It’s very addicting which means it can cause withdrawals, headaches and highs and lows in energy levels.
Our bodies can recognize and process Natural occurring sugar like honey, maple syrup and fresh fruit.
This doesn’t mean we should have unlimited amounts of natural sugar. We still need to watch our intake but our bodies will know how to utilize it and it won’t cause nasty health problems.
Sun, 10 January 2021
Metabolism is always a hot topic when it comes to learning about how to speed it up.
There is a proper way, and there is a way that works, but most people don't want to hear about it because sometimes it takes more time, effort and change in your belief system.
In this show Drew and Dorothy talk about the proper way to increase your metabolism and put your body into a fat burn stage.
Prepare to learn something many don't know or don't think about!
Sun, 3 January 2021
Join us as we talk about The Power of Positive Affirmations for this episode of Exploring Mind and Body.
How can we be more positive, how can we find more success, happiness and joy. What we believe, what we continually think, see and repeat is what we become.
Learn more about Positive Affirmations in this show.
Sun, 27 December 2020
Let's talk about Why New Years Resolutions Don't Work
In most cases we set goals without having a real plan only because we think we're supposed to. It's the New Year and we heard we're supposed to set goals, so we don't but don't exactly know how.
We need to start with achievable goals first and build a sustainable plan that will last, instead of jumping in with two feet having no idea why or what we're doing.
Working together is important, even if you're used to doing these things on your own. There's a reason this hasn't worked in the past, most likely because you've tried to do it on your own.
Find a community, find a support group and you'll quickly find out how important it is.
Consider other goals as well. In most cases people only set wellness goals, but what about financial for example, what about adventure. Do something you're not used to, think outside the box and you'll be all the better for it!
Sun, 20 December 2020
Even though the holidays is supposed to be the most joyous time of year, it can certainly be the most stressful. So we put together a check list for you to follow, to help you keep your stress levels low at this time of year.
Exercise is the #1 way to reduce stress!
Unfortunately it seems as though exercise is the first to go when we're stressed out. Do yourself a favour, get to exercising to prevent too much stress, and when that stress arrives, don't miss out on any of your workouts.
This is another great way to reduce stress. There are many different ways to practice breathing. The easiest one is, breathe in for a count of 5, hold for a count of 5 and breathe out for a count of 5.
Try this cycle 10 times around and watch that stress melt away!
Reduce Alcohol Consumption
Easier said than done especially during the holidays. We're not saying don't drink at all. What we're saying is, you don't have to over indulge every night. You don't have to have an alcoholic beverage every time you watch a movie, wrap presents (or open them ;)), or every time you visit family.
Many people don't know alcohol contributes to stress, anxiety and depression. So skip the booze blues this year and try a different type of beverage.
Create Healthy Habits
More people than we know create unhealthy habits at this time of year. So why not flip the script and start creating healthy habits. It'll make starting out in the New Year that much easier!
Create healthy habits like some of the exercises on this list to reduce your holiday stress.
Add quality foods to your diet
I know that we'd rather not think about better nutrition at this time of the year. We want the appetizers and pie's and drinks. But we should really consider adding quality foods to our diet.
Quality foods will help reduce stress, they will help heal your body and they'll even put you in a better mood, especially when things are a bit more stressful during the holidays.
Sun, 13 December 2020
Nationally acclaimed game show host Gene Jones has spent his life entertaining and inspiring other to achieve creative excellence. From seminars on innovation to more than thirty-five years of professional speech writing, the breadth of Jones’s extraordinary career in the world of entertainment spans more than four decades.
Jones has also enjoyed notable success as a professional juggler, fire-eater, magician, producer, director, radio personality, arts administrator, and television sports commentator in addition to serving as Associate Editor of the Guinness Book of World Records. During that span of time, Jones often appeared on national television shows as the official Guinness Book of World Records spokesperson and world record judge.
As a result of his work with the Guinness Book of World Records, Jones created the ingenious GIMME A HINT!® Trivia Game Show. Touring nationwide, he has performed this comedic theatrical game show more than twenty-five hundred times in the past three decades. In addition to hosting game shows, Jones frequently teaches his three signature seminars: The Nine Pillars of Creativity, The Art of Presentation, and The Art of Breakthrough Thinking. For major events and special occasions, Jones often writes customized speeches for his numerous long-time corporate and private clients.
Jones’s most eclectic pursuit is in the field of Sound Healing. Utilizing Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks and exotic musical instruments, Jones has developed a sophisticated transformational sonic protocol. This unique program creates an exhilarating experience for individual clients as well as larger group meditations. In addition to leading transformational sound workshops, Jones is also a recipient of the Friendship Award from the United Nations for his concert performances with crystal bowls.
Throughout his career Jones has written in a variety of genres ranging from radio commercials to murder mysteries. His unique backstory format in Younger and Wiser bridges the gap between literary memoir and free-form prose forming a powerful synthesis that is intimate and insightful.
Penned over the course of Jones’s extensive career, often in exotic locations around the world, the poems of Younger and Wiser were collected in a leather briefcase that became their home for decades before being dusted off and distilled into passionate reflections brimming with wisdom and humor.
Sun, 6 December 2020
On this episode of Exploring Mind and Body we're going to talk about Self Care During the Holidays.
Self care during the holidays is so important. In fact it could be the most important time of the year.
We have appetizers, and family and finances, all in which could stress us out. So we have to continue to take care of ourselves especially at the most stressful time of year.
A. Believe that you're worth it
Believe that you're worth it because you are. You deserve to be strong and healthy all year long, especially at this time of year!
We love affirmations as constant reminders of who are, and or who you want to become. Help yourself have that belief in yourself by continually reminding yourself using affirmations.
C. Make a plan
If you fail to plan you plan to fail. Have a workout plan, have a nutrition plan, take all the thinking out of it. Make sure you have a plan that you can stick to and find a professional to do it for you if you're not sure how.
D. Make yourself a priority
Remember that you deserve this. So make yourself a priority. We make everyone else in our lives a priority and we put ourselves last. Put yourself at the top of the list and you'll have more to give.
E. Make time for yourself
We all have the same hours in the day, it's not that we don't have time, it's more so that we don't make the time it takes to get our workouts in, or to meal plan and prep.
Make that time because you deserve it!
Sun, 29 November 2020
Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon Psy.D., DABPS, C.HT. is a double board certified integrative and interventional psychologist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and master success coach. She's considered an expert in integrative health and believes in a holistic approach-treating the body and the mind.
She leads a very successful integrative and functional health and wellness practice, serving clients locally and internationally. She and her multidisciplinary team focus on wellness, preventive care and coaching to help people live healthier, happier and more satisfying lives. What makes her truly unique and exceptional is her broad and deep skill set and her approach to health and wellness.
As the founder and director of Dr. Aimee and Associates, and now The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon and her team of experts don't just treat symptoms, they solve health problems, create better outcomes and change lives.
Sun, 22 November 2020
On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body, I wanted to open up some of my own Random Thoughts to you.
In this show I talk about how much I dislike the phone, and all the detriments that come along with being glued to your phone.
I talk about a new book I'm reading about Buddhism and the benefits from studying how the mind works.
And I also talk about Morning Routines and the importance of setting up your day for success!
Sun, 15 November 2020
Lisa Peranzo has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. She has worked with a diverse population, including first responders, athletes and adolescents.
Her experience in the fitness industry has also included working with clients to rehab from a variety of injuries, from spinal chord injuries and brain injuries, recovery from childbirth, to sports related injuries as well as joint replacements.
Her focus is always to help her clients find their own strength and power from their fitness routine.
She is a PMA certified Pilates Instructor, Senior Trainer, Certified CrossFit Instructor, and Certified Barre Above Instructor, Lisa also has a certification in Paleo Nutrition, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Human Behavior.
In addition to being the founder and CEO of A Healthful Life, Lisa has been featured in various magazines and on podcasts including San Diego Voyager magazine, ShoutOut magazine, SHIFT magazine, Mental Cement podcast, and the Love of Purple podcast.
Sun, 8 November 2020
Choosing Better Ingredients is a way of life, it really is. Choose better quality isn't just about ingredients, it's what you choose on a regular basis.
Let's take ingredients first. The better ingredients you put in your body, the better your body will feel, the better your body feels the more confidence you'll have. And the more confidence you have the better you'll be able to perform your day to day tasks.
Consider feeling energized, having mental clarity; how about being in more control of your mood and emotions.
It all starts with choosing better, for your body, for your life.
If you choose better quality ingredients, you tend to make better choices in your life.
Choose better to whom you hang out with, choose better to what you do with your personal time, choose a better environment.
It's a way of life, choose better because you deserve it.
Sun, 1 November 2020
Dr. Nelli Gluzman, founder and head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, is passionately dedicated to helping you rescue your child’s health. She utilizes an integrative, functional, and holistic approach to medicine. This approach is one that focuses on the root cause of chronic illness in children, allowing for the complete reversal of symptoms and the elimination of long term conditions.
Sun, 25 October 2020
Fermented foods is without question, one of the best ways to improve digestion.
Some of my favourite fermented foods include: Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Miso.
I choose to make homemade kombucha but there is some great local businesses that produce their own, which in my opinion would be better than a mass produced product.
If you are purchasing Sauerkraut make sure it's raw and needs to be stored in the fridge.
Kimchi is my favourite of all of these and again I choose to make my own. Pay attention to the store bought kimchi products, many are packed with toxins that won't do your digestive system any good.
And last on my list is Soy products. In most cases I choose to avoid soy. Unless they are fermented. You can find health benefits from both Miso and Tempeh.
All the best in your search for improving your digestion!
Sun, 18 October 2020
Jennie Lee is the award-winning author of three books: SPARK CHANGE: 108 Provocative Questions for Spiritual Evolution; TRUE YOGA: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment; and BREATHING LOVE: Meditation in Action.
She is also a certified yoga therapist and spiritual coach, who has counseled private clients worldwide for over 20 years.
From her studies in yoga philosophy and spiritual psychology Jennie has a large toolbox of practices that promote optimal wellbeing and purposeful living.
When she is not writing or coaching, she enjoys surfing with her husband near their home in Hawai’i.
For more, visit www.JennieLeeYogaTherapy.com
Sun, 11 October 2020
It's so important to have an attitude of gratitude. Might sound cliche to some, but show your appreciation on a regular basis for the smallest things will change your entire mindset and outlook on the day.
Try waking up in the morning and thinking of just a few things that you're grateful for. It doesn't matter how small; doing this for a few days and then a few weeks you'll quickly find out how powerful our mind is.
Before long your mind will start to be attracted to positive things in your life. When you're focused on the positive instead of the negative, more things start to open it's arms to you.
You'll find yourself in better relationships, a healthier environment; you'll create more abundance in your life.
All by starting with an attitude of gratitude. Stop complaining, avoid those people that are always in that mind frame, create your own positivity and let the rest take over.
Sun, 4 October 2020
Hello my name is doc Noolee with i.Athlete Physio.
Sun, 27 September 2020
It's so important to understand what we put on our body ultimately goes in our bodies.
Our skin is our biggest organ and we need to treat it right. The problem is, no one wants to hear this information.
Who wants to spend extra money on products, and have to read all the ingredients each time you buy.
Not many, I mean I certainly don't. But it's necessary to know exactly what goes in your body, what it does to your body and it's affecting our health.
In this show I talk about a few things we should stay away from when it comes to cosmetics or the toxins in your bathroom.
I hope you enjoy the show and I hope it's eye opening to some.
You can find more details in my book called Detoxify Yourself which is what I'm referencing throughout this show.
Direct download: Lets_talk_about_the_toxins_we_put_on_our_bodies_2.mp3
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Sun, 20 September 2020
Oscar Smith has a lifelong dedication to fitness as a lifestyle. Oscar has personally mastered multiple disciplines to develop a specialized training system for total body transformation. His fitness services are offered at his chic Tribeca personal training gym, O-D Studio. His level of experience and expertise has made him one of the most sought-out trainers in NYC.
Oscar is a Certified Personal Trainer [ISSA-International Sports and
Sun, 13 September 2020
Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D., and Robby Barbaro, MPH, are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002 and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019.
Sun, 6 September 2020
Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international bestselling book You Were Not Born To Suffer. Each year he helps thousands of people who cannot find effective support from conventional psychology, medicine, or religion.
Blake is a world-renowned teacher and speaker with an extensive background in psychology, alternative medicine, nutrition, traditional healing, and mindfulness meditation.
Based on both his personal experience overcoming deep suffering, addiction, and adversity, as well as his professional success with over 100,000 people worldwide, Blake’s pioneering work integrates what he’s found to be the most effective approaches to optimal mental, emotional, and physical health.
Sun, 30 August 2020
It's so important to build a supportive community.
We need to find people that lift us up, people that support us; those that are positive and can shine light into our lives.
The most successful people in the world, surround themselves with others that are successful.
Olympic athletes to the same. So if we want to be successful, if we want to for our optimal achievement with whatever it is in life, we need to find like minded individuals that can help not hinder.
If you're looking for health, find healthy people; if you're looking for improved fitness, find those that workout.
We're here to help you reach our optimal health so you can live your life in vitality.
It all begins with Building a Supportive Community.
Sun, 23 August 2020
Mandy Barbee, MA Economics & CCHT, founder of Palladium Mind, is a transformation and healing expert who has helped hundreds of clients across the globe to overcome anxiousness and thrive in business, health, and life.
By combining the power of imagery with their innate capabilities, she empowers men and women to regain a positive sense of control, transcend struggle, and enjoy everything more.
Mandy’s signature method is the natural result of certifications in clinical hypnotherapy, neurolinguistics, and mind-body connection intersecting with 15 years of leadership experience in three commercial industries and the US military.
She is obsessed with co-creating massive, lasting & positive changes with others using practical actions and fun, natural techniques.
Tue, 18 August 2020
We're got another new show coming at you this week and we're talking all about Fitness!
Mon, 10 August 2020
Hollan Hawaii is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, health advocate, former restaurant owner, mom of three, plant-based cookbook author, and expert in vegan plant-based food.
She has been on her own health journey for 13 years and loves sharing her perspective and experience with food that led her to be in charge of her own health.
Hollan is here today to share her journey in hopes of inspiring you to go after your dream body and dream life.
Welcome to the show, Hollan!
Mon, 3 August 2020
There are so many Benefits to joining a step challenge. In this show I'm going to talk about the building of a community, creating friendships, finding new motivation and inspiration; and working towards your fitness goals and aspirations!
Sun, 26 July 2020
Michael DiSalvo is CEO of Coconut Country Living, an Organic Gluten Free Superfoods Company dedicated to healing the body and our planet. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness in 1993, Michael spent many years wrestling with pain, anxiety, and depression until learning about the secrets of Ayurveda and natural medicine.
Having met his wife of 12 years in the outback of Perth, Australia, at the complete opposite side of the world from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, he eventually began to spread the secrets of healing tasty foods to thousands of Americans who believe in Nature's power to heal and rejuvenate.
Michael has authored several books, including The History of Turmeric’s Secret Benefits for Health and Beauty: What the Yogis Aren’t Telling You, and the Moringa Miracle. He currently lives outside Cincinnati with his wife Mary and his four children, who are typical Coconut Country kids.
Sun, 19 July 2020
Dr. Allen Lycka (pronounced LIKE-uh) is acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped develop several new technologies and has spoken on podiums around the globe. In 2003, Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with ALS and given 6 months to live. After fighting the diagnosis, he is here today as a result of his courage and determination. Having been given a “golden ticket” Dr. Lycka used his experience to co-author the book The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka and speaks to groups around the world about transforming lives. Welcome to the show, Dr. Lycka!
Sun, 12 July 2020
Jack Stafford is a British singer-songwriter renowned for his thought-provoking lyrics. He is on a mission to use his songs to serve others and help people overcome the manipulative, materialistic message that is distorting modern society. Jack’s new album Deeper is a series of self-help songs that will help people get perspective on the current Corona crisis. The songs are inspired by his own life experiences and mental struggles. Jack previously lived a toyboy lifestyle in Amsterdam, working as a copywriter, musician, and fashion designer. However, this led to burnout and breakdown, so Jack set off on a bicycle tour through 45 countries as a nomadic troubadour, playing over 700 house concerts in return for a place to sleep.
Jack grew through all these experiences, countless self-help books and podcasts, and Vipassana meditation. As a documentary songwriter and modern-day troubadour, he writes non-fictional songs with a goal of instructing, educating, or maintaining a historical record.
Jack lives in seclusion in southern Italy. When not making music, he is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, meditation teacher, Acroyoga dilettante, permaculture gardener, touring cyclist, founder of Copywriter Collective, student of metaphysics and Italian representative of The Aetherius Society.
Sun, 5 July 2020
Chad Austin is a personal trainer, speaker, and the owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Priority Fitness’s name was inspired by his best selling book, Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses. Chad was inspired to focus his speaking and writing on long term health after seeing so many people reach their short term fitness goals only to fall back into bad habits.
Mon, 29 June 2020
In this show I explain the benefits of cold water therapy. From helping me heal during my professional athlete days to challenges I've done on my own to find out what benefits it has to offer for myself.
Some of the topics I discuss include:
Improved circulation, Reduce muscle inflammation, increased metabolism, lymphatic cleansing, mental toughness.
Even if you don't think cold water therapy is for you, check out this show. With all the benefits it has to offer, you wouldn't lose anything by giving it a try.
In fact you may even find yourself enjoying it more than you'd like to let on.
Mon, 22 June 2020
Let's talk about how to Create an Amazingly delicious Salad! Yes I know, we've heard it all before. Salads are boring, I'm hungry right after, salads are Rabbit food!
Not the case. In this show I'll teach you how to create an Amazingly delicious salad. How you make it a full meal, meaning you'll a balance of all the macronutrients you need.
How to spice it up, how to make a few changes, how to make a salad so you're not hungry 20 mins after you eat it.
It's all here, you'll even learn about digestion, how to gain energy and how salad helps with both.
Sun, 14 June 2020
My name is Caroline Collins, some may call me CC, and I originally am from the countryside of western Massachusetts.
After being physically attacked and fearing my life 10 years ago, I realized I knew nothing about how to use my body to protect myself. I sought after a martial art and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu found me. After completing my Master’s in Science Education, I moved out to California from Massachusetts to train with the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and world champion athlete, Cobrinha, and simultaneously start my career in my other passion: nutrition science education. My aim was to teach people how to live healthier and happier in their bodies through conscious existence and natural nutrition.
After five years of teaching, serving as a teaching fellow for the National Science Foundation, I left my job as the science department chair in LAUSD, to train and compete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu full-time and to start a health food business that provides natural nutrition to athletes. That small business brought me to larger current business and the full-time athletic pursuit brought me to now, teaching fitness through applied, scientific, and strategic knowledge. I also design and create nutrition programs for clients, with various needs and lifestyles.
My goal is for my clients to feel beautiful and look beautiful with confidence, strength, and technique.
Along with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I have been training Capoeira for 6 years, an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts. I also have trained Yoga for 17 years, Snowboarding for over 20 years, and just overall athlete.
Mon, 8 June 2020
On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body Kristin Brown is going to talk about the importance of understanding digestive health. As a registered dietician she says the good majority of her clients deal with digestion issues in some way. On today’s show we’ll focus on how 70% of our immune system residents in our gut, serotonin production in our gut and basic digestion and absorption.
Kristin Brown is a Registered Dietitian running a local and online nutrition consulting practice in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Kristin is the voice behind the blog Grounded Health Nutrition, helping people craft a healthy life they love using delicious food and sustainable lifestyle practices. Through her practice, Kristin shows people that eating healthy and loving the food they eat CAN be done and that creating a lifestyle that is both healthy AND indulgent is the key to long term success.
Sun, 31 May 2020
May times we don't consider what our personal environment is like. We don't consider cleaning it up, or we don't think about why our life feels like it's a disaster.
All the while, our desk is cluttered, our car had garbage on the floor, we don't have dedicated rooms to do anything.
In this show I talk about how to organize our life for success. How to do the little things that'll make a big difference.
What are we surrounding ourselves with, what do we see and hear. We are we hanging out with and how to make a change in our lives.
Tue, 26 May 2020
Few people think about actually finding success, in fact few plan for in. In this show I'd like to argue more people actually plan for failure instead of success. Many people are just trying to get by, or hang on. Instead of actually thriving. What does success look like to you?
How have you planned for it, how will you handle it? What steps have you taken to make sure you don't fall back to the same place that you were before you found success? In this show I bring up a topic that may not be thought of often. I hope it gives you a different perspective on how to hold on to that success and even find more!
Direct download: EMB__441_-_Are_you_preparing_for_success_or_failureSmall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm MDT
Sun, 17 May 2020
Goals isn't something many of us what to talk about, but they are something that will change our lives forever. In fact in this show Drew and Dorothy teach you how to create life changing goals that will last and change the way you look at goals and maybe even how you live your life.
They actually open up this conversation from their private membership site to give you a sneak peak at what goes inside, how they go live for this private audience and what how they teach sustainable life change ways.
Mon, 11 May 2020
DR. NIEUSMA is our fearless CEO/Chief Toxicologist here at Superior Toxicology & Wellness, an international scientific consulting firm that he founded. For the past 30 years, Dr. Joe has been active in toxicology research. He has been able to improve water quality and remove carcinogens from treated water.
He has assisted private clients to review their medical records and help them to eliminate unnecessary prescription drugs from their profile. As a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Vitro Biopharma, Dr. Joe helped market stem-cell related products for diabetes research to scientific, pharmaceutical, and ultimately medical markets.
With the overwhelming options for better health, we are often left confused and with more questions then answers. Dr. Nieusma provides solutions to our medical questions, giving us back the power of our own health.
Sun, 3 May 2020
Matt Maruca is a researcher, entrepreneur, and educator of the field of photobiology, mitochondria, and optimal human health. He is the Founder of Ra Optics, a company that makes products to help people minimize the negative sides of our modern technologies and lifestyle so that they can fully enjoy their lives.
Matt’s passion for enlightening others came out of his own experience with health issues as a child. Since suffering from health issues as a child, he has since tested many allopathic drugs, “alternative” treatments, and diets, ultimately coming to find that the science of mitochondrial medicine is the first to have clearly proven that the cause of all “chronic” disease is mitochondrial dysfunction, the first cause of which is artificial light frequencies altering biologic cycles.
He is currently focused on research in the field of photobiology, the scientific study of the beneficial and harmful interactions of light on living organisms.
Mon, 27 April 2020
Many people are working out at home these days so I thought it would be a perfect time to share some at home workout tips to help increase your success while trying to stay in shape at home.
We have a long list of tips, suggestions and ideas within the show. From finding supportive groups to accountability partners; programming in advance, finding professionals to help or making it work yourself on social media.
We hope you enjoy the show, and we can help with anything please let us know!
Sun, 19 April 2020
I'm an award-winning author, speaker, teacher, technologist, and feminist. My long-time practice of meditation and mindfulness informs my view of the mixed-up roles of men and women.
There are many paths to transformation and change. One of the most critical changes is for people who identify as females to understand and live their vast, core power. People who identify as men must reawaken and revive their innate ability to imbue profound, resonant love into their lives and world. I teach meditation and mindfulness to help people log into these core qualities.
I’ve authored three books:
- The Power of the Loving Man (to be released on March 17, 2020)
- American Buddhist Rebel: The Story of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz (winner of four literary awards; U.S. Best Books--2, The Eric Hoffer Award, and the Benjamin Franklin Award)
Additional book and audiobook projects are underway. Through my company, Skye Pearl, I focus on creating truthful and powerful global communications through various forms of media.
I especially want to reach out to:
- Women and men who desire to learn more about meditation,
- Parents who want to raise sons who respect women and girls who respect themselves, and
- Young, college-age women who are ready to come in to and claim their power.
I am a Director of The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. I lead the grant category titled “Women in Buddhism.” Over the past decade, we’ve awarded grants to over 150 Buddhist organizations, most of whom are involved in social movements including teaching meditation and mindfulness at schools, prisons, military veteran facilities, homeless shelters, hospitals, city streets, and youth organizations.
I began my career as a freelance journalist and soon segued into Hollywood public relations, landing A-list clients in a number of entertainment sectors. Intrigued by the field of computer science, I left public relations in the 90s to take in-depth training in computer science. I was soon managing multi-million dollar IT projects for top Wall Street firms. Throughout my working life, I have taught and practiced meditation and mindfulness and observed first-hand the urgent need for upending gender norms to achieve world balance.
Mon, 13 April 2020
Sun, 5 April 2020
Jacquelyn has been ranked top 5 Yoga Instructor to follow on Instagram, and has been featured in Shape Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Bride Magazine, the Alo Yoga Mindful Movement Book, and was a select interview guest on Los Angeles’ Morning News KTLA 5.
Mon, 30 March 2020
My name is Kyle Flynn, I am the Owner of The Blueprint LA which is a Group Training Facility built on Culture, Community and Connection. I was born and raised in the City of Torrance and am the middle child of 3 boys. Growing up I participated in every sport under the sun and loved to compete. I was never a good student so I focused my energy on sports, being active and escaping from the classroom.
When I was in High School I excelled in Football and ended up earning a Scholarship to the University of Arizona State to play for the Sun Devils. Unfortunately, I found myself in some trouble and ended up going to LA Harbor College to play Football at the Junior College level. After a year and a half at Harbor College I was able to earn a scholarship to play Football at San Jose State University to play for the Spartans.
My Training Career started after I was finished in San Jose and moved home. I came home and was dead broke, found a local gym and asked if I could start training there. At the time I was living out of a 1983 Chevy Blazer and didn't have 2 nickels to rub together. I spent many nights sleeping in my car and eating off the Taco Bell Dollar Menu with the Tip money I earned from giving away Free Personal Training sessions to get my name out into the Community.
I slowly caught some momentum and started to realize more and more that my purpose in life was to empower other people and connect them to their passion and purpose through fitness. I grew my Personal Training business into a group training business over the course of 3 years and decided it was a good idea to open up a Training Facility. In 2015 The Blueprint LA was established and I was officially a business owner with zero plan, zero experience and zero guidance. It was the best decision I have ever made.
We struggled tremendously our first 2 years and I contemplated closing our doors because we only had 7 members and I was losing a lot of money every month. Instead of throwing in the towel I decided to buy out my partner and go all in. Second best decision I have made.
Over the past 3 years we have transformed hundreds of peoples lives and provided this community with a sanctuary of Empowerment, Passion and Positivity. Over the past year we have expanded from 3000 to 9000sq ft and are training a community of 350 people. I am planning to start hosting workshops for Gym Owners/Trainers that are looking to get in this space that need a guide. During my years of struggle it wasn't until I reached out for help that I saw the light.
Sun, 22 March 2020
Sun, 15 March 2020
Direct download: EMB_431_-_Muscle_confusion_and_changing_up_workouts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT
Mon, 9 March 2020
The 4 Agreements is one of my favourite books. It offers incredibly life lessons that we could all use to live by that will without question improve our quality of life.
In this episode Drew shares his perspective on each agreement and how they've changed his life for the better in different ways.
Starting with the first agreement: Be Impeccable with your word. It's just want you say but what you think about yourself and others.
Agreement number 2: Don't take anything personally. A difficult task without question but one that can be improved on over time and practice.
The Third agreement is, don't make any assumption. We have no idea what other people are going through in their lives. It's always a good idea to avoid making assumptions.
And finally the fourth agreement: Always do your best. Without question, how you do one thing is how you do everything. So strive to do your best no matter what it is that you're doing.
Sun, 1 March 2020
My love for Surfing, Muay Thai (kickboxing), exercising and back when I was modeling for almost 15 years now, help me developed self-discipline, positive attitude, communication skills and teaching abilities that have been also helping my clients to understand why overall wellness is important and why they need to make their health a priority.
"Ricardo is a wellness and sports performance coach. The advocate for health, fitness, and mindfulness. He utilizes his abilities to influence and inspire others to live a lifestyle of excellence.”