Ebb & Flow inspires persistence and determination during the rhythmical patterns of decline and regrowth in life. Each episode, I bring on inspiring and influential voices who are here to help us stand strong and walk through the ebb moments of life and propel us to the peak of our health - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually- so we can live our life in the flow, individually and collectively. This includes strategies, habits, routines, focus tricks, and questions we can use to live our best life in order to maximize our service to others.
Background and how Jason became an international and transformational speaker, trainer, coach, author and host
"Don't have to be a prisoner of circumstance, but a self leader in my life" transformational theme that when actually practiced has massive implications for how life feels
How he got through the challenging, intense periods?
His own coaching experience
"What I know to be true is that resistance to change is the #1 reason transformation doesn't occur
"sitting in the fire"
Lowering the resistance to what it may look like. When we lower the significance, than it doesn’t have to feel like fire, it may be uncomfortable, but if it's looked at through the lens as speaking a new language it will be much lighter.
Remove some significance: "if I never change anything about myself I am still fine. I am enough."
I remove all the heaviness of transformation and I can just play with it. Let's play with transformation instead of let's overcome every obstacle.
Levity. Help client look at their own situation in a humorous way, make fun of their own fears.
His most powerful coaching experience from his own coach: So much compassion for what you're putting yourself through right now.
"There's never been anything in my life I've gone through that I haven't gotten through"
There's a lesson in everything
Byron Katie's The Work
"Sometimes we overthink things, they are just the way they are."
How Jason navigates out of "problems"
Increase level of consciousness so we have creativity to solve it. Once that happens, there may actually be no more problem to solve.
Story of Barbie doll
"Transcend the fact that you think it's a problem"
Present but irrelevant: having a feeling be present, but not a relevant part of my experience. Analogy of driving a car with an anxious person in the passenger seat. No matter how that person feels, the car still works the same. It doesn’t have to affect how I drive the car.
As long as it's not an in order to . If we try to eliminate the symptom than it's motive based. If I accept it so I can get rid of it, than I haven't really accepted it.
Jeff Foster - Falling in Love with Where You Are:
"It's not about immunity from stress, but navigation of them when they show up. The less we make them a problematic thing we have to get rid of, the sooner they'll move on on their own."
Why Advise s against trying to let things go because it still has a implication of trying to make something happen
There's not a right and wrong way to transform
"Every system is perfect for the result that it's getting"If you like the result than don't change anything, if you don't than change the system.
PBQ's : Prison Break Questions
A format for a question that takes something that is a problem and makes it no longer problematic
If I knew x, what would I do….How would I show up/respond differently?
"if you're experiencing anxieties, its because you're engaging with life, doing something in the world." Usually it’s a good sign because it's something triggered because there's a next level of leadership for you to step into
Whenever you feel you're in a funk, go be of service
What to look for in a coach
the way they see the world is a way you want to see your world.
The right coach will ask a question like: "why do you want a coach?"
What's the hard part? I'd love to do x, but it's hard to do y
On today's show Dr. Rinde and I talk about:
The Hebrew calendar month of Elul
Dr. Rinde's background and how you got into naturopathic medicine
How he creates a patient protocol
Choosing diets and what a client really needs
Early childhood stress is linked with IBS and digestive dysfunction
Metabolic screening questionnaire
What makes your body get right. What particular diet tried fits your level of performance the true north
Figure out what makes you feel balanced and right for the individual, like standing on a Wobble board
Move with where the patient is by listening more to him or her
Anywhere you've traveled (experienced) you know the terrain and that's how he knows the gut-brain, gut-skin access was how his stress and physical imbalances manifested.
NutrEval by Genova
General chem in labs, like complete blood count, chem panels, thyroid and lipid panels, can tell a lot about nutrition
The One Thing podcast with Dr. Adam Rinde
The one thing that moved everything forward
Adam's one thing: To really listen to what the patient is saying and to really listen to their story, while removing oneself as much as possible.
"If you listen to your patients, they'll tell you what's wrong with them"
Patients will guide you to where you need to guide them.
Give up perception of doing all things perfect. We can't be perfect during this time even if we try. Challenge self just enough but not too much. What's the balance between the least and most I can do? People can create illness by trying to be perfect
On this episode with Brandon Sneed
Brandon's background and passion for writing
Sports as a natural area for storytelling
Shay serrano sports are like watching your favorite movie but you don't know the ending
Head in the Game
"Not needing to feel good to do good work"
Sooner the story of OU football coach Lincoln Riley
Working with them instead of making them work for you
What it means to be a coach, by definition
How do we help athletes actually learn the lessons sports are there to teach us?
Room for error is necessary to make room for success
Lessons to be learned
Anger is a secondary emotion, from a sense of frustration. Lincoln learned how to make it fun regardless of W or L. There's a difference between having fun and getting addicted to stuff that feels good.
If it's not fun you're not doing something right.
How the event that seemingly stripped the game away actually made him into someone he probably wouldn't have become
If you keep holding onto what you were, then you're not going to become what you could be otherwise
What it means to be Jewish
The body parts are matched to the personality. The more definitions we give ourselves, the healthier. If I know who I am, where I belong, what my mission is, I'm solid. If not, I spend half the day worrying about it all - existential problems.
Would it make other people able to accept us if we didn't identify as Jews?
If I can't present myself as a Jew, then I cant present myself. Something essential about me.
Born Jewish, not a religion. In fact you are more Jewish than you are male. Your Neshama could come back as a female, or the opposite sex.
A soul can't change from Jewish to non-Jewish. A convert doesn’t change his soul, he receives a Jewish soul, that's why a convert is a real Jew. That soul can honestly say "my ancestors were slaves in Egypt." Even if he was an Egyptian.
We're almost a different species. That's why we don't fit in no matter where we go.
As long as you see the commonality, you haven't identified the Jewish you. What is Universal is not Jewish.
Jewish is beyond Universal. We're all created in God's image, but what makes us Jewish?
To identify something you must identify a unique quality not the universal one.
On today's show:
Rabbi Manis' background and what initiated to passion and power into becoming a rabbi, writing this book and sharing beautiful ways to foster intimate relationships.
Marriage and Doesn't Anybody Blush Anymore?
Everything in nature has its Borders, so does marriage.
Open vs shallow. A relationship can't afford to be shallow.
Broadcasting sexual energy
Adam and Eve ashamed that they didn’t protect and preserve their sexual energy, not because it was a bad thing
What modesty means? The purpose is to enhance sexual energy
"Modesty is a focused surrender"
Natural instinct to want privacy, not a religious obligation
Violation of modesty is unnatural
"The more sensitive, insightful, mature a person is, the more modesty he requires."
The more we preserve ourselves, and not dissipate it into the air,
Difference between Sex and Intimacy
Sex is a performance. Intimacy means just us with no barriers. In order to have no barriers, you need to have borders.
"If there are no borders and you're allowing yourself to be spontaneous, you’re actually being reckless"
When the borders are in place… now you can just relax and be spontaneous
We want to put our free choice to good use
God gives us the parameters, the rules of the game, and we will use our free choice to play the game well.
Joy of Intimacy and feeling alone
The purpose is to become one
In order to have more intimacy, you have to get all things out of the way, even love. Love is a thing.
Marriage means I want you not what I can get from you
"If you introduce things into a relationship that's pornography"
"Never be intimate with the lights on"
"Intimacy is never visible. "
Keep things away from your intimacy
The room should be dark
No sound. Hear Nothing. No talking. All attention on the person.
Sex leaves you feeling alone, not bonded. And it leaves you feeling a little reduced.
Intimacy leaves you feeling more innocent
Having separate beds.
Intimacy is not a subject, it’s life
Hey friends this episode is going to be adapted from a blog a wrote for the institute of transformational nutrition. If you'd like to read it fully search "how to achieve emotional stillness (even in times of chaos) on the ITN blog. https://blog.transformationalnutrition.com/emotional-stillness/This is also where there are links and hyperlinks to resources and research.
Background and current mission with Mindful Champs - a mindfulness program for kids between 6-11
byNima Creating Boundaries & Teacher
How did you learn to say No and how do you teach it?
How do you set up a boundary and what does it look like?
What are these boundaries - time boundaries, topics to talk about
A lot of [growth] can be supported by setting clear and healthy boundaries in your life because boundaries set the seed and scene for a balanced way of living.
"This blog is about having boundaries in your life so that you are able to have a healthy balance between supporting others as well as your own needs so as a result, living a life which is personally fulfilling"
Good resources to help with setting boundaries
Damon Goddard background with professional soccer and how it transitioned into bring a trainer
Sports Performance, Nutrition and Assessments
Paradigm shift in training
What he uses to assess his athletes
How can he elevate performance even more?
Purpose behind why you're doing what you're doing
Program Progressions - Starting on a foundational program before speed and power
Chain of Movement as a whole
Leading with love, compassion, better communication and questions. That will separate you from good to great coach.
Assessing mindset by willingness to make a change
Breathing life and keep moving forward
On this episode with Pam Grout:
Pam Grout background and where the inspiration To write and the whole journey started
The book E2 to help put into practice spiritual laws
48 hour little experiments to build the muscle. Once you start recognizing that it works, then it gives you confidence to go for the bigger things.
Asking for Inner Guidance
Being in the moment is all we really have
Where all the miracles start showing up
Why she no longer sets intentions
Act as if what you desire is already here
The Course in Miracles Experiment new book she has
On this episode:
Jordan's background with podcasting since the early 2000's and what led to interest in body language, nonverbal communication, networking, and building real relationships.
How these interests transformed into coaching others about it
How He learned much more nuanced things when teaching others rather than just himself
His approach with the seeking and sharing of practical, deliberate actions to take from guests
Reading between the lines and breaking down what people say into pieces that make them successful in what they do and why
The listener can understand the pieces of what makes others successful
Consistency and little daily habits over time
Slow and steady wins the race
How he kept at it with podcasting by focusing on the conversations and the quality of the conversations as opposed to trying to increase his reach
Key is to try small changes at a time over time
Find a degree of change where you feel slightly uncomfortable but you can still go forward even if you feel a little bit inauthentic. You don’t want to go out feel so self conscious that its going to fail and you sabotage your self
Never had the expectations he'd do things right the first time. There will be obstacles, that's life.
Eventually people succeed at things they really want to do
Final tips on creating real relationships: Dig the well before you're thirsty
Creating relationships before you need them
ABG - always be generous or giving. Use your existing network to introduce people you meet to other people that can help them
Main Topics discussed in this episode with Anne-Maartje Oud:
Anne-Maartje background and where the inspiration for body language arose from
Skills are necessary to build NV
Observing others and ourselves
The Helicopter Technique
and much more, including practical tips to help observing oneself, gathering data, asking questions, and trying out different responses.
On this podcast with Rabbi Simon Jacobson:
Rabbi Jacobson's background, personal story with the Rebbe, and what about it lit the fire in him to continuously spread his message.
Meaningful Life Center: Bridging the spiritual and the secular and helping people find meaning in their lives
Building spiritual, emotional, psychological immunity
What it was like to be so close to the Rebbe
The Rebbe always looked at the root level. Once you know the root, you can make a change.
How to look at an issue. Empowering people.
What is the Jewish approach to transformation process? What tools or practices are taught to increase the self-awareness, connect with HaShem (G-d) viscerally?
How comfort zones are the worst for personal growth
The olive does not produce oil until it's pressed. Pressure turns charcoal to diamonds.
Messianic times and defining G-d
Who are you outside of your external duties?
Transcending just the mechanical practices to really understand the spiritual
What is the Jewish approach with a Rebbe
Toward a Meaningful Life
A mission statement that serves a need
Meaning means it's not about me, but how I am going to serve a greater cause. That in turn enriches you.
How am I using my skills, my tools, my resources, toward a higher end?
Getting beyond the self to look at experiences objectively.
Think good and it will be good - accessing your inner resources to fight!
Have friends, support systems
Study about and exercise your soul
Serve Others, Volunteer to help.
Counting of the Omer
The Hebrew word for counting also means to tell a story and from the word for sapphire. Counting is about being specific
On this podcast with Noah Ben Shea:
The transformational state we're all in
Noah's background and where the inspiration for Jacob the Baker arose from
"don’t let the past kidnap your future"
Who is Jacob the baker in our world
The significance of a ladder
What is said and not said: Not only the words, but the silence between the words
"what isn't said between people is also heard."
Hebrew is made from 22 consonants, 10 vowels, and nothing more. It’s the nothing more that makes the difference.
The breadth and depth in life
The Sabbath, which creates the notion of time. A pause between days to realize the sanctity in moments.
The best way to get where you're going is to be where you are
In gratitude find prayer, in prayer find faith, in faith find peace, in peace find gratitude.
Any Peace in life is its own blessing and any Blessing that does not bring you peace is no blessing
Repeating things to be grateful for
Life is a gift, prayer is a thank you note
Gratitude is the portal to prayer
Honor what you're doing and watch at it transforms.
Ride the horse in the direction its going.
Youre not expected to finish the work, but neither are you excused from it
Play the part not the result.
"Jacob says most of us aren't lacking information, we're lacking the character to act on the information at hand."
Go Teflon not Velcro
This guided meditation was led at the end of my speech, "3 ways to foster your life experience." It is adapted from my experience from a meditation retreat, Vishen Lakhiani's 6 phase meditation, and an added visualization for what you would like to do after caronavirus.
This is from a virtual speech I gave on Sunday, April 26. I was invited to speak to the adult education committee at Congregation Shaar Hashalom synagogue in Clear Lake, Texas. Prior to sharing the 3 ways to foster your life experience, I dive into what fostering and experience means for models of understanding as to why these 3 ways benefit improving one's experiences. Even though it was delivered to the synagogue's adult committee, other individuals of all backgrounds were present to listen as this information is non-sectarian and beneficial to all.
Cognitive behavior and emotional intelligence
Our brain needs pen on paper journaling
Streams of consciousness. When you're so aware and analytical, you got to get out of your head
Black and white bob - think all or nothing
What Sahar means by one's voice
Our brain mapping happens 2x: when we're 7 and then again at 16
Listen to the voice that is most authentic to you
How to constructively listen to oneself
Feelings won't lie. Finding all the voices and understanding which one is yours; you'll feel it on a gut level.
What was happening to you in your first 7 years? Your teenage years? What was your identity? Is it true to who you are today? Are there some patterns that need unlearning?
What feelings are you wanting to feel?
On your way to that feeling, what are you trying out? What do you think you 'should' be doing?
The feeling is the target and the activities are what make that feeling true for me
Meditation and Affirmations
The moment after affirmations and the positive side of negative emotions
Pay attention to what your voice is disagreeing
Pessimism prepares you; Sadness shows you you poor love into details; Anger shows you how important something is to you
Process emotions, otherwise we get stuck
What is the purpose of this emotion?
Acceptance happens by acknowledging, seeing the positive side, repetition and compassion. It's not being a victim
Granular with goals and affirmations
"I will" to let brain know I am in action now
Don't get caught up in narrative of rebuttal
Listening - an act of self awareness.
self regulation - regulating what you're going to act on.
Named all the voices and decide what to do with them. Listening gives you a choice.
Sahar's morning preparation - breathing, smiling, grounding
Sahar's gift : What you say can impact the world
Question the things that we do. Why do we do the things we do?
Behavior is the study of 1
More behavioral variety within 1 breed than 2 separate breeds
How we can use what we learn from animals with humans
What to know before getting a dog
Dog's sense of smell - When they smell its like they’re reading the news or on Facebook
Reinforcement and Rewards
Punishment can only modify behavior, it can't teach
Teach an alternative that's more reinforcing than the previous habit
Learning curve and extinction curve
Focus on what you or the dog do want, not what you don't want
Rate of reinforcement
Common myths about animals
Training opportunities Anna is receiving
Woofs & Purrs
@Woofsandpurrsuk on IG
Building a relationship with our pets and not just have her there to make us feel good, but to treat her as another being.
Luka Hocevar Show Notes:
1. Growing up and influence basketball had
What virtues sports, if done right, can build in us
How he got into coaching while playing ball overseas
How Vigorground Fitness came to be
Where the thirst/drive for knowledge starts
2. Behavior psychology
5% of our brain is conscious, 95% is subconscious
Creating Inner Space
How meditation can help you take space
Controlling your emotions
Your belief system creates your attitude and your attitude drives your behaviors
When helping someone, you start where they're at
Trip over their own truth
Being able to give a client subtle messages, so they can increase their own awareness
Benefits of sleep
Don’t get information for information sake, but to solve a problem
3. How to train subconscious - emotion and repetition
Long term memory is made from information x emotion
How long are you reacting to a trigger
Keys to training: Movement, nutrition, recovery, mindset
Bathtub analogy for life
4. Art of coaching
Leadership starts with you
Use questions “motivationally interviewing “
How confident are you in making this change (scale of 1-10)?
Anxiety is your excitement - The Big Leap epsisode with Dr. Gay Hendricks
Learn to teach
Learning and being curious and thirstyfor life
Twinkle in the eye
We choose how we respond to the "digital overload"
Cost efficiency analysis
Define goals, then divide milestones, and allow information to correlate.
General tips on using shorter sentences taught through presentation
Married into learning faster - Anna was already teaching speed reading and memory techniques
Best way is to learn with Anna Goldentouch
Mental palaces for memory
Slow vs fast reading
Different reading material
Skimming, scanning, speed reading, slow reading (poetry), with or without sub-vocalization
How his family teaches their kids
Advice to young adults and kids
On today's episode Rabbi Wolf :
1. Rabbi Wolf's background and introduction to jewish spirituality, positive psychology, and more.
His dream of sharing with people the merging of positive psychology with Jewish spiritual teachings
2. The expansion of our heart and keeping the body healthy
Eastern practices may well be important to understand body. In Judaism, the approach to wellness and healing is not just the technology of the body, but also the aptitudes of the soul to be able to express through the soul and body, so it uses the Sefirot
3. The Rebbe's influence on his life
Story of the Rebbe giving a discourse and before giving it transcending worlds
Superhuman and ephemeral aspects
The Rebbe knew your destiny and your soul
4. Jewish teachings on free will
We can overcome all three Primary influences that psychology maintains - genes, environment and culture, and modeling from parents/home environment
Jewish teachings that our genes do not dictate our life. We have 100% free will to be able to override our genetic predisposition.
We can become whoever we choose to become
5. The 10 sefirot
3 are expressed in the mind
7 are expressed through emotions
We have this model as a analogue of the cosmos as a whole - it flows through every aspect of creation
The human is only the finite projection of the sefirot
Nonlinear and central executive default mode networks
6. The 4 worlds we live in and can we know if were in the others and meditation
The realm were in consciously is one of time and space. The higher realms have no time nor space
Praying - enunciating energies as sounds and the sounds are containers for the flow of our mind and emotion. It's the way our neshama (soul), expresses how it gets carried through all the realms through the ein sof.
Meditation (to become familiar with) common denominator is focus
7. Meditation Functions and the 71 different 'families' of souls
8. Each of our unique gift to contribute to the world
Links and resources:
contact Rabbi at email@example.com
At the beginning of August I was on The Institute of Transformational Nutrition's IG live talking with one of the success coaches, Kylee. It was an honor to be highlighted as one of their student success stories just as I was finishing up the certification, which I fully finished in 2 days after the call.
The coaches there played a great role in supporting me as I was just starting out with the certification, I even had one of them, Mindy, as a previous guest on my podcast. It was really meaningful to speak with them months later after making the leap to take the course and now finishing it up.
I wanted to share it with you today not to promote the certification or tell anyone anything, but to share a story in my life where I really struggled. I truly felt scared about making a decision that would change the way I look at life and the direction I would take my life. I hope by listening to how I went from letting go of what I truly felt no longer served me, to following what I knew was calling me you can connect with what's calling you. We all connect at a point of struggle and listening to myself was one. Now, one year later of taking that jump I truly feel more in tune with my inner voice.
If you'd like to checkout more details of this story on ITN's student success blog and a link to a blog I wrote on empowerment:
Kami's background and how she loves to help businesses connect with customers, community building
The things you're doing today are going to impact what happens to you in 24-48 months
Story of Rabbi Akiva noticing a trickle of water hitting a rock
You haven't failed if you learned something
Why are you on an online group or on social media. Go there for a purpose
Present on social media but not On social media
Be clear what your voice and purpose is
Groups on Facebook
Set a timer - Be Focused based on Pomodoro technique
Structure to your day - Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt
3 main focus points for a week and a day
Self control through ritualism
90 day year Todd Herman
Open up tabs for what to do the night before
Chrome folders on bookmark
Best Self Co my link for 15% off
Toby add on - Drag tabs into folders on a desktop
Communities that convert Podcast
How to spin content
Anything about online community building
Measuring results, mindset, write plan over those categories about 6 months worth of content in 2 hours
Be somebody that people know what you do, who you are
Influence 20 people - you really want to be close with
Single-mindedly start to help them, get to know them, to actually build a relationship
1000 true fans that each would pay $200 a year is enough to make a living video about Kevin Kelly
True fan vs fan
Advice to college graduates wanting to connect
Go givers and go getters
More you give more you get but don't give just to get that's easy to spot
Go to Social media breakfast 2nd Friday of every month at 8:30 am at Alice Blue Social media breakfast
Kami's gift: you matter and that the thing you're doing is something only you can do. You have a community that's waiting for you.
Background and what spurted Jonathan's personal development journey and optimizing different aspects of his life
Serendipitous moment of meeting the Goldentouch's
"When the student is ready the teacher presents himself"
Career Israel internship where Lev Goldentouch was working
How shabbat is more important now than ever
Getting to the essence of Shabbat
Blocking off time with family
Naval Ravikant - depression takes a lot of isolation. Its impossible to be depressed if you don’t have the space and isolation to stew in your own thoughts
Best thing we can do to recover is get around other people
How he sets up priorities and processes to where he's able to be in the flow more often
Crucial results to accomplish per week
Eisenhower decision matrix
Work on important but not urgent - health, planning ahead, strategic thinking, rest and relaxation
How much of my day am I spending in each of these quadrants?
Wheel of life, quality of things I'm doing?
Jonathan's daily routine and how journaling helps track progress and what works for you
Top 5 things guests have shared with him about becoming superhuman
Self-love and learning that I can do more to grow myself if I do that from a place of love
How to learn, unlearn, and relearn
Invest in how your ability and fluency in learning skillset
Superhuman squad or the only skill that matters
subscription program: https://superhumanacademy.com/squad
My guest today is a fellow recent college graduate Ash Porto. She is currently an online fitness trainer with a popular IG page and soon to be personal trainer who over the past year went quit her job to follow what she really is passionate about. On this episode, we talk about Ash's background and how she got started with fitness and her popular IG page, the pros and cons of social media, the importance of questions, and some more quick tips like her simple and healthy mug cake recipe. I hope you enjoy this episode and check out what she's up to and how she's sharing her gifts!
@ashporto on IG
Ash Porto on YT
Background and what spurted Dr. Hendrick's interest in psychology and personal development
The Big Leap, which is about 2 things:
How to overcome the Upper Limit problem: our tendency to sabotage ourselves when we get to a certain point
How to discover your own personal genius
Why we need to learn how to handle upper limit problems
The ways an ULP can show up - arguments, accidents, illness, worry thoughts
The 7 step process of transforming a worry into something positive in The Big Leap
Interrupt the negative thought pattern
Influence compared to control
The Joy of Genius
We're not really in control of our thoughts. Most of us are trying to control our thoughts ineffectively, when what we need to do is let go and implant a better quality thought.
How Gay manifested a perfect relationship with his "Absolute Yesses" and said to the Universe "he'll never settle for less"
Think of a thought like a balloon attached to a string and the sting is attached to some emotion. You notice it and get underneath that and feel it in your body. Rather than changing it from the level of the mind, go down the string to what it's attached to. Most are attached to anger, sadness, fear.
Permission to feel the emotion. How to embody and feel your emotions.
Integrity with ourselves and being able to express them
"Fear is excitement without the breath" - Fritz Perls
Peace of mind can only be attained through total participation.
wholebody/wholehearted acceptance of it
Dr. Hendrick's moment of awakening when he was 24 that led him to "do whatever it takes to feel [bliss] all the time"
How Gay met Ramdas and whathe told Gay : "don't worry something will come to you"
How can I get ____ ? And instead of answering it, celebrate the question
How can I express my true genius in such a way that it brings rewards to me and everyone around me? What is it I most love to do? What do I do that when I'm doing it I lose track of time?
Own time rather than be the victim of time.
"Life is what's going on while you're making other plans."
Journey from head to heart
Breath. Move. Love
Gay's USM and morning routine
The organic process of life
Doing more of what you most love to do.
In your 20s your job is to experiment, in your 30s your job is to really find what you love to do, your 40s is about building your life, 50s and 60s are about coming into full integrity
Gay's gift to open up to your true genius. You're there when you have a full body sensation of serene delight.
A search for more information
Johns work may not have been fun but it was gratifying
What initially interested John in spaceflight
How much human drama is involved in spaceflight intellectually and emotionally
Published decisions are the result of negotiation and argument
Process of discovering lunar module
Logic prevailed in spaceflight
Wanting to see the behind the scenes work
Progressively more responsible positions
Being able to ask the right questions to Discern true answers
With knowledge comes responsibility to understand, differentiate what knowledge really means
Develop critical thinking skills to understand the wonderful bounty of knowledge
Ability to ask immensely simple questions, like Einstein
Initial questions to ask oneself about something:
Do I know anything about this topic? Does what I'm hearing make sense based on what I know?
How do I find out what the reality is, so I can make an accurate judgement about this information?
Trial and error in regard to the situation. How can I generalize from the experience?
John's Highlights over the years
How John sustained the drive
The fire in the belly of working with NASA
The next big thing? The Moon? Mars?
Each stage gives you lessons to make the next stage successful
What drives us to explore?
Space exploration and Self exploration
The Blue Marble, Earth rise credited with starting the environmental movement. They went to the Moon and they discovered the Earth
The further you go out the more you can see what's inside
"The farther back you look, the farther forward you are likely to see" - Winston Churchill
Advice to his younger self: Patience, Preparation, and Persistence but only if you're interested in something because then you make your own lucky breaks
Luckiness implies you have prepared for what comes your way, Study really hard but study what you're interested in.
What am I interested in ? And how much?
Try different things and see what interests you, and see what sticks. The thing you think about a lot are the ones you ought to be doing .
John's gift to share: Know thyself. What could be better than doing something that's fun and gratifying and knowing the world is a better place because of it.
Back on the show is Howard Bowens, @bodybybowens:
Our first episode https://www.solomonezra.com/podcast/episode/551f0e5e/harnessing-a-holistic-lifestyle-with-howard-bowens-iii
The Endocannabinoid system
Similar to coffee, using it as a situational thing. You don't want to be dependent on CBD
Supports an active lifestyle
THC is known to increase anxiety in people who don't have much experience with it
How he sets up a workout or lifestyle plan for clients
Understanding where you are physically in your life
Consistency, mobility, and work capacity
Doing a variety of things to understand limitations
What is it going to take for you to build consistency with working out?
To feel challenged at the end of their workout, not over-stressed
Taking into account to someone's daily state
Getting in tune with your body. The goal is to live an active lifestyle that builds resiliency, not to crush your body to the absolute limit
What is your purpose for wanting to live a healthy lifestyle?
Short term goals will give you short term results
Scheduling you're training means making it a priority
In your work, what produces the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to amount for time spent? (even if you only spend 10 seconds or a few minutes of it, an idea or a deeper connection may spring forth that leads to huge value).
Advice for anyone wanting to get into training: start with a bodyweight program that is diverse in different movement patterns. It gives a truer connection with one's body. It can expose a weakness in a typically non dangerous way. Be in tune with the movements you're doing
Online programs: Onnit 6, Viking Ninja bodyweight @vknja
To contact Ady Burgida:
4003 Bellaire Blvd Houston
In this episode you'll learn about:
Kavana Spa for past 20 years
Started massaging since she was 9
Self-discovery through breath work
Hyperthyroidism - chemicals in your body that are making you feel anxious
Breath work and meditation to manage symptoms
How powerful the mind is when it comes to bodily functions, moods, and motion
Everything we feed our mind from the food we eat, the breaths we take, and the thoughts we have, all of that enhances the way we feel emotionally, spiritually and how connected we feel to the world
Story of how she discovered these practices
Separation from what's going on inside self and the self
Breath work to visualization
Re-educate sleep patterns
Siddhartha book of Buddha
Health and wellness is available to all of us at our fingertips
So many solutions are within us and/or right in our backyards
A painter's palette analogy for a healer's tools
The fascia system
Craniosacral therapy works with the nervous system
Craniosacral therapy approach to massage
What happens in a CST session
Lessons Ady has learned - be gentle, listen to one's own wisdom and voice, we're all on a journey, and to be kind
Tools to develop listening to one's self. Be mindful when you feel something
Ady's gift of loving touch and allowing people to realize that they are perfect and wonderful within themselves.
Follow him @thinkozeal on SM
Ozeal's background growing up
Music and dance
Community building and leadership
No Permission Needed Podcast to inspire creatives
Over 10,000 downloads a month!
Owning your purpose and curiosity
Coke only sold 25 bottles in first year… This is a marathon
Patience and enjoying the process. Forget about analytics for the beginning.
Go in with a sense of curiosity
Discussion about Derek Sivers
"Hell Yea!" or "No"
In the beginning you say yes to a lot!
Building a community: empathy and listening
Nothing beats live, in-person meet ups
Everyday you're going to do something that moves you forward
Show up and put in the work
Fearless "Here I am!"
Accountability groups help during down times. We all need coaches to help with rough spots
Advice to young people
Prioritize your schedule
Ozeal's gift to give back.
On today's episode, my guest Jess Brassington and I talk about:
Links and Resources:
Intro to Jess
We're meant to thrive and live abundantly
Wanting to share what you learn with others
Her Intention behind wanting to help others
3rd time hearing things … maybe I should listen and apply now
Inspire women who lost themselves in motherhood or career
Podcast to make a bigger impact, more intimate, easy to consume
First episode is sex and sleep
She has a series of episodes called "Love your Labia"
Topics that people are struggling with but not talking about and approaching it with a holistic approach
Removing toxins and chemicals was an initial step on the journey
Living life less processed in all areas of life
Take time for self
Stretching and breathing
Is my day in aligned with ___? (being a better steward of my time and money, spending time with family)
Brings attention to something that we know we shouldn’t be doing, those things will come to mind, if it's not aligned with her passion. Or it'll give affirmation that what she's doing is right
Bed time routines - stretch or foam roll
What are three things I did today?
If there's something on her mind, she'll make herself write them down to get it out of her head
Now is your life. Think about what you want to do. What does success look like to you. How do you want to spend your day?
Key advice: The things you're doing every day are going to build and will affect you. Show gratitude and surround self with others who can support you.
Go into relationships for the right reasons. Don’t rush things
Jess' Gift: Her voice
On today's episode, Dr. Stuart Marmorstein and I talk about:
https://head2foot.net or call 713-955-4009
Unconventional chiropractic work
Applied kinesiology- muscle testing to see what's going on in someone's body
A persons mindset can be altered with right words
Our bodies are made be self regulating and self healing, we just need to get the blocks out of the way
blocks can be thoughts, food, pathogens, chemicals, etc.
22 bones in the skull move throughout life
Competition and pressure stressors can cause muscle tension and many chemical changes in a person
Brain is connected to the body through nerves. All the branches of those nerve roots go throughout the body.
Influential factors that led Dr. Marmorstein to learn the methods he teaches today.
Innate intelligence, not just intuition. The ability of the body to find its own internal balance and regulate itself throughout life.
Beliefs to adopt: we deserve to enjoy our lives ,treat each other well, better to be more aware in here and now than absorbed in multi-tasking and not paying attention in anything.
Find something you're passionate about, something that makes a difference. The more you teach the more your learn. Connect with other people.
It's good to find someone who can listen to you and someone you can listen to, so we don’t become isolated.
Go far a walk a day
Clarity center for a peer counseling network
Dr. Marmorstein's gift to share his technique to other professionals to help their clients - Neuro non-forceful methods
On today's episode you'll hear Kyle Kingsbury and I talk about:
Kyle's Background and how Mixed martial arts gave him human element to sports
The root of all addiction is trauma “ Gabor Mate (shopping, tv, a form of escape)
“The difference between psychedelics and religion is having a direct experience with the divine” - Dennis McKenna
Zero depression leaving fighting because of new mindset of trust, faith, and belief. Trust that just need to follow passions and dreams and everything would sort itself out.
How Kyle got to work for Onnit and become the Director of Human Optimization
Optimization is not about making life easier, it’s about knowing how to tackle the challenges ahead of you and welcoming those challenges.
Working out is energy expending, working in is energy building. (Breath work, charging self up with O2) shifting from sympathetic to PS (calm, rest)
We all have shit to sort through. We’re constantly in Ebb & Flow. Hopefully we can make stress more acute.
Flow state: Timeless act of being 100% in the now.
How you hack that is doing something you love. And showing up as best self. More you’re playing and enjoying, it’s easier to hack flow
Being present is how to hack flow. Be here NOW.
Tips and habits
A good question to ask self daily: W.I.N - What's Important Now?
Kyle's Gift to share: Play
Links and Resources:
Sleep”by Nick littlehale
Why we sleep by Matthew Walker
Stealing fire by Steven Kotler
How to eat, move, and be healthy Paul Chek.
Wired to eat
Becoming a supple leopard
A new earth by Eckhart Tolle
Atomic habits by James Clear
Own the day Own your life by Aubrey Marcus
“Art of Breath” devoted to every type of breath
Science of mindfulness Jason Segel
On today's episode Coach John Wolf and I talk about:
John Wolf (@coachjohnwolf) and Onnit :
Life's about constantly shifting your focus towards what matters most at that time
More than strength, but enduring strength. Your ability to endure and still call a strength in times of less than ideal circumstances
Its largely about listening to your self. You can defer all the decision making. You can't do that selectively when you choose a coach. Make a choice and then you can defer. What's great about that is that you chose. You made an educated choice.
Studies are going to say what they're designed to say most of the time.
Take studies with an n=1, you. Create time and space to assess your training and you as a human being.
Doesn't matter to what studies say, it matters how you respond to the practice
If you're chasing what's cool you're missing the boat. It total human optimization - you're the human.
Taking studies with a grain of salt and filtered through your own lens
In the future, Onnit may have a program similar to a create your own program
Onnit 6 is a more holistic approach to training. novel stimuli. If you do the same thing for 6 months you're not adapting. It doesn't mean you do everything different all the time for the sake of novelty, but we can find new ways to compliment the original goal.
We are sometimes too focused on muscle. There are a variety of tissue that need to work harmoniously for our body to function well.
The human experience is largely an emotional one and perception is reality.
Trust through meaningful communication
Psychology trumps physiology
Daily rituals and starting with intention
Smile everyday - everything is about perception. All about the attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for the opportunity to overcome the challenge. It's not going to change whether or not the reality is there, but it's going to change your experience in that reality. The sooner you can make a perception shift, the better.
Let's fail forward and fail fast
How can I apply what it is I am choosing to take in today?
John's Gift: Big, Energetic, Actual HUGS
Show notes: (unfortunately Dr. Faber's mic broke off at some times)
A little background about Dr. Faber
Passionate about Integrative health because even with brain scans and vitamins some people just don’t get better
How the body can effect the brain
Intro into brain SPECT scans
How brain scans can help with lifestyle interventions
7 supplements that support the whole cortex - Dr. Amen has them all in 1 capsule
Dr. Faber's FREE book Escape: Rehab your brain to stay out of the legal system
Dr. Faber recognized a high % of prisoners suffer from some type of mental illness
Zero Limits with Dr. Joe Vitale: True story of a therapist who helped heal an entire ward of mentally ill criminals by using
The brain increases insight
Gratitude and brain rehabilitation
Amen clinics has 150,000 brain scans
Best habits to implement, even with not having a brain scan
Habits like taking vitamins and supplements in morning and evening
Mind changing meditations
Getting on high quality multi-vitamins
Green juice vs multi-vitamin. Check the back to make sure getting same nutrients
Brain friendly exercises like Ping Pong help with the cerebellum
Gray matter of frontal lobes - focus, learning, executive function - shrinks with playing video games for more than an hour a day
The movie Screenagers https://reasons.screenagers.com/#videosHO'OPONOPONO
Quality of games played like quality of food you eat
Bony pony ranch foundation https://bonyponyranch.org/meet-us/
Journaling favorite quotes and notes from books - Lifebook
"Adversity causes most to break, others…to break records"
Habits he wishes he started at 22 - reading personal leadership books and journaling
Questions he asks himself to make sure his daily behaviors align with his deepest values
Left Brain journal where he talks a page with Dragon dictate. Be careful that you don’t get negativity because you don't want to ask what you're not doing, you want to lift yourself up.
Right Brain Journal - use mind maps like on One Note. Creative journaling rather than analytical
How am I doing on this? From what I've read, what are the concrete things I need to do to take this to the next level?
Is what I am doing moving me towards a better version of my life?
Jay's gift for us to be inspired - become something you never thought you could become!
Gwen Foster is a Hanna Kroeger practitioner, certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist, Certified Biofeedback Technician and Personal Coach. Other modalities include Reiki, Matrix Energetics, SRT, EFT, and ECR. Gwen received her Bachelor of Natural Health Studies with Highest Honors from Clayton College of Natural Health in 2003. Her website is http://nuvisionusa.com/
her background and how you got into naturopathic medicine
What is NuVision and how does it help you identify blocks and imbalances in clients?
1. My results and how it works based on resonances
2. What goes into the machine and how does it work?
3. How can it be used to help recover from injuries or illnesses? It is a cooperative component with healing but it does not diagnosis
“Nu|Vision visualizes resonances between these holographic tokens, resulting in analytical insights. A Swiss psychologist named Carl Gustav Jung coined the word “synchronicity” to describe the experience of events that are apparently casually unrelated, yet occur together in a meaningful manner. Synchronistic events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework that encompasses, but is larger than any of the systems that display the synchronicity.
Following discussions with both Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung believed that there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. Synchronicity is perceived as being a law of attraction in a higher-dimensional space, but is actually caused by convergence in the lower-dimensional reference system.”
· This machine, based on resonances from my blood type, my name, where I was born, and the hospital I was born in revealed that I need healing with friends, healing, and integrating shadow cells… And really revealed some personal stuff that has been going on in my life over the past couple years.
What all does it reveal because it also offered nutritional options for me?
· Polarity (division) issue
· It showed that I resonated with weak muscles in my neck and shoulders, so she connected me with holistic chiropractor Dr. Marmostein, I emailed him, a busy dr, and the next day he called me, got me in, and in 1 visit helped me reduce some lingering symptoms
· What all can these results help someone looking to make some changes do?
· What is C60 and why might it be better taken than other supplements?
o I started using it On December 30 and just got to the bottom of the bottle. I did not research extensively, but found that after a week or 2 I was feeling a bit more energized and more control of the lingering symptoms from the concussion.
o Studies show: The effects of C60-olive oil solutions in an experimental model of CCl4 intoxication in rat strongly suggest that the effect on lifespan is mainly due to the attenuation of age-associated increases in oxidative stress.
o Antioxidant qualities
o C60 is one of the top 5 antioxidants you should be taking
· WebMD defines them as substances that “protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Many experts believe this damage is a factor in the development of blood vessel disease (atherosclerosis), cancer, and other conditions.”
Gwen's advice to her 22 year old self and her gift to share with the world.
Dr. Engle is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, and he owns a clinical practice that combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, neuro-cognitive restoration, and peak performance methods. He is the author of the Concussion Repair Manual (launched October 17, 2017), which has been very helpful in offering natural and technological recovery methods and techniques.
He was on the first episodes of my favorite leaders – Aubrey Marcus and Onnit, Tim Ferris, Calvin Banister
1. Story of his breaking of the cosmic egg at same age I did (21) and where the origins of cosmic egg comes from “Not till we are lost… do we begin to find ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau
I loved what he said about it on Adventures in Brain Injuryand, “It is a releasing of what we thought we knew and opening up to what can now be perceived with new, fresh eyes.” How can I see myself in the world differently? How can I release my programming and back into my child-like curiosity?
2. The biggest challenges are our biggest teachers. “Crisis precedes Transformation”
3. Head injuries even more so, because if the brain is off, everything else is off. Takes us into Hero’s Journey.
a. Hard for us to organize our life and objectively see if the things we do for healing are working or not, memory, attention, concentration, sleep.
b. If we orient it as a potential healing force, we can develop ourselves even more!
4. “We must let go of the life we planned so as to accept the one that’s waiting for us” Joseph Campbell
5. The psychological and physical symptoms from concussions
a. An invisible challenge. We need to own what happened and our own process.
b. Ownership: Know how to engage the brain in therapeutic rehabilitative exercises and the technologies that support neuroplasticity and synaptogenesis
6. Rekindle faith that healing is possible and put practices into action
7. Alleviating lingering symptoms
a. The same technologies that heal the brain are the same ones that optimize the brain
Follow Dr. Engle on his website https://drdanengle.com or on IG @drdanengle
A Jew and a catholic start recording a podcast... Or something like that.
This one goes out to my friends and family at the Catholic University of Dallas where yes I was the only Jew!
My friend Austin aka the @the.basic.catholic on IG reached out to me over the summer about one of my pictures from my trip to Israel and we have been connected since about Judaism, Catholicism, religions, and love(!).
It was nice to connect with him, hear his story, and learn more about the catholic religion! On today's episode, Austin and I discuss the following:
He's #basic because he likes coffee shops, apple products, and Ray Bans so his friends called him #basic
The page started as a personal page 3 years ago and and really started growing in the past 9 months
He Started asking powerful catholic leaders to do a video with him
Now the page is "bigger than him"
Story of how he got around many top leaders like Cardinal Sarah – head of divine worship, church liturgy and Cardinal Raymond Burke
What drew him to the catholic faith - Austin’s story
If Jesus was alive today, would he be using IG?
Soon to be website: thebasiccatholic.nyc
How he Developed a catholic view of beauty
We all have our own share of struggles and start from somewhere
Combining unity church teachings with the whole world view of unity
Gift from the Austin and the Church’s gift of love, joy, and excitement
Definition of Love – be with G-d
Thank you for tuning in to the show!
“When your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, you can achieve whatever you want in life!”
On today's show, Kirby Chenkin and I talk about:
Wim Hoff Breathing
Kirbe and I went to school in Dallas and connected at a local Chabad
Fitness and Wellness movement
How eastern healing methods compliment with Torah and Judaism
A lot of originates from the Torah
Inspiration behind KirBeBetter brand
Tip of Tuesday’s
Aligning with truest version of self
What are your most important values?
Kirbe’s top values are health and wellness, entrepreneurship, and self-improvement. Out of which he started Kirbebetter.
Where the name KirBeBetter comes from.
The KBB are the initials of his grandmother who passed from Alzheimer’s
A percentage of all proceeds that are generated from the KirBeBetter movement will go to support Alzheimer’s disease.
The spark that led him to determine his values and eliminate what was not important to who he was destined to be.
Having a growth mindset, but also being content with where you are right now.
Meditation helps him balance of future-focused and presently satisfied
“Blissfully dissatisfied” by Ed Mylett
A Rabbi at Chabad at Crown Heights 770 told Kirby – No matter what you achieve in life or how successful you are, whether you’re 90 years old you have to always feel like you’re just a baby with your achievements. In your mind you have to think like you’re just a kid with how much you have achieved. And, Human potential is infinite. Great people like the Rebbe or Albert Einstein have proven that if you align with your highest values and do what you love, that you can do whatever you set your mind to.
Vipassana meditation 10 day retreat he went to in Dallas to get away from distractions and disconnect. Technique is to observe things as they are and not reacting. When you react, you release chemicals in the brain that cause you to tense up.
Kirbe’s gift to the world – stop waiting on going after your dreams. You have all the potential inside yourself.
See ya at the top!
Keep up with Kirby at https://www.kirbebetter.com/about/
Or on Social networks at @Kirbebetter
Link: Demartini institute https://drdemartini.com/values-determination/
Here are 19 Gifts to fill up your week from the previous 19 episodes:
1. Intro to The Gamut of Solomon Berezin
a. I introduce the theme of my show to having meaningful conversations with people doing things in and of itself, not as a means to an end. In addition, working hard towards worthy goals and enjoying the process there.
2. Morning Routines & Mindfulness with Tamir Goodman
a. We learned from Tamir by overcoming challenges you reach true happiness.
3. The Power of Names with Rabbi Schmukler
a. There is a tiny prophecy when we name children
4. Seeing the Process with Reggie Rusk
a. Being around someone who will push you; a mentor
5. Gratitude in all situations
a. “When you express gratitude for beautiful moments in life, you make open the way for these moments to repeat themselves and grow in terms of their magnitude” Vishen Lakhiani
6. Wholeness and Intentions with Dr. Laura Munoz
a. Ask Questions. Questions are opportunities to address concerns
7. Avenues for Joy and Peace with Mr. Frankie Willson
a. Operate through eternal gifts – Joy, wisdom, love.
b. 3 words to use less – just, only, and trying.
c. Own your actions
8. What Jew wanna do with yo life with Amy Kritzer
a. Things can change very fast. Step away and come back re-inspired.
9. Harnessing a Holistic Lifestyle with Howard Bowens
a. The hardest points give the most encouragement. Faith and Hope are important.
10. Consistency in all things we do with Keith Spencer
a. Walk away to the next level feeling at peace
b. Living our lives in the zone of being consistent as our best self
c. Can’t give what you don’t have yourself
11. Pathways to Success with Julian Placino
a. Center your life around G-d first. Find the intersection with what you naturally do well, what you enjoy doing, and what helps other people. Once you find that, you will never have to “work” for the rest of your life.
12. Creating a Meaningful Life through the lens of Content with Becky Bordo
a. Gratitude is circuitry, not complacency.
13. The Health Benefits of Shabbat with Rabbi Schmukler
a. Spiritual connection of Shabbat
14. Bringing More Awareness to our Bodies with Jeneesa Jackson
a. The body naturally wants to heal itself, and she’s getting rid of the things preventing that
15. Storytelling and Laughter with Alex Onaindia
a. Laugh a little bit!
16. Astronomy & Consciousness with Dr. Richard Olenick
a. 5 tips for graduates/young adults. Record your grandparents and really Listen to people
17. ITN Health Coach with Mindy Touzani
a. Help people learn different options of healing.
18. Healing the World 1 conversation at a time with Ezra Mitchel
a. Commit to the Journey! Learning to walk through the mud. Live life for you and face all your fears.
b. Your fears are where you should move towards
19. Why you should unplug with Tanya Shevitz from Reboot
a. Giving people back the power over their lives.
Ted Talk Link:
Ever struggle with taking the time to unplug from your phone? I got a solution for you that you can join in on.
March 1-2, 2019 is the #DayofUnplugging
Reboot is an incubator of Jewish arts and culture. It is an innovative non-profit that challenges what Jewish is. They reimagine Jewish traditions and rituals for the 21st century to help people create their own Jewish life.
What the National Day of Unplugging in?
How Dan Rollman started the Sabbath Manifesto.
Resting starts with putting away our technology
Celebrities like Katy Katie Couric, Ariana Huffington, and Richard Branson are practicing #unplugging
Power of Unplugging, time to rest. We all crave, but it’s hard to do. We have to consciously make this decision.
The 10 Principles of the Sabbath Manifesto (link at bottom)
Take them and apply them in a way that fits you.
Tanya tries to implement in daily with her family for an unplugged dinner to rest and reconnect.
Why it’s also important to consistently unplug.
Her Tea Time she implements to reclaim connection – like a quick game, a puzzle, or conversation.
How kids really crave connection with their parents. It’s so easy to just let others work on their phones, so we need to really make an effort to connect.
Tips for those who’d like to disconnect to connect:
1. State things in an I way not a you way
2. Bring it up in a conversation
3. Take responsibility
How to start a group for the day of unplugging
Come up with things to do because if you don’t prepare yourself you’ll feel lonely, have FOMO. For example, if you plan a hike or a painting class with friends you can choose to unplug together in advance.
Phantom Phone feeling we all have where we feel like our phone is vibrating in our pants when we don’t have it on us.
Cell-phone sleeping bags to physically put phones away. Studies behind why having phones out, even if not used, distracts the conversation.
“A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferriss
What do you Unplug for_______
This campaign is to get people to think about all the things they can do when they unplug. There are a ton of things we love to do unplugged, but we just don’t always think about it.
What do you enjoy doing without your device?
Tanya and The Sabbath Movement’s Gift to give people back their time, bodies, and connections. In other words, the power to take our lives back and be mindful of our use of technology.
A way for more people who didn’t think they could do Shabbat to observe Shabbat.
Welcome to the show!!
My Favorite quotes from the episode:
· “Our possibility is only limited by what we believe ourselves, not anything or anyone else”
· “I can have $2 in my bank, but I can still have an abundant mindset” or “I could have $1 million and have a scarcity mindset”
· Your current situation is changing every second. Rather than stewing on what I don’t have, change focus of attention to what you are creating in this world and where you’re moving towards.
Here’s a little bit about what we talk about today. Unfortunately, I could not fit the whole show notes:
· How Ezra started his personal journey with $3000 and a belief that he’s going to make it work
· The serendipitous events that led him to his role at Mindvalley
· Limiting beliefs we were conditioned to have and how to change them
· How we were raised by an unconscious society and we must not ignore our emotions
· Abundance mindset
· What it’s like working at Mindvalley and with Vishen Lakhiani
· Self-love and healing
· Being committed to your journey and aware of omens
Ezra’s personal website: http://ezramitchell.com/
Ezra’s Mindvalley Video Cover Letter https://youtu.be/h1zV37MqUaI
Mindvalley’s website: https://www.mindvalley.com/
Well Hello There! You're in tune for a treat as I talk to Mindy Touzani about being a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach.
Here's what we talk about in today's episode:
Mindy’s Background Story:
Health coach was never something she thought about
She was in Sales & Marketing roles for years
Got into health and wellness from own health struggles
Her struggles led her to her first wellness career, which was educating doctors and their patients about nutrition and functional medicine
Most doctors only had about an 1 hour of health and nutrition classes
How she found Cynthia Garcia and ITN
CTNC program covered exactly what she wanted because it covers the science, psychology, and spirituality of nutrition
When she started it was first for her own self empowerment to understand her health
After she was applying what she was learning and where she was working and sharing the information she slowly decided being a health coach is what she wanted to do.
What is a health coach?
She has been a health coach since 2017. As an ITN health coach Mindy helps solve the root problem of clients, such as the emotion behind what and why we eat what we eat.
Transformational Trauma technique
The brain doesn’t know the difference between real and perceived stress.
Take all aspects of what’s going on in someone’s life with the nutrition to help others as a whole
A brief difference between an ITN health coach and an RD or Nutritionist
A productive way to get through the work if you’re taking the certification
Getting an Accountability partner
Check out her website: https://mindytouzani.com/
Follow her on IG and FB @mindytouzani
Ya wanna meet someone outta this world?
Say hello to my college Astronomy Professor, Dr. Richard Olenick.
Also, spring classes are starting up today so if you are taking Astronomy, or any of Dr. O's classes, maybe you can get extra credit for listening.
Here's what we talk about today:
How can astronomy help us with our daily life?
Do we matter in the universe? What would happen if we were gone?
His conclusion: we may be inconsequential to the universe because it’s so big, and, for example, we have no control how planets move, but the thing was that we are not insignificant because we have minds that can grasp this stuff.
Humans are so amazing, that we have found out so much.
Never Give Up! You do have something there, our mind. We should work with it, develop our mind, be as rational as we can. That’s how we are important (in a sense).
Rational in a sense of understanding things. Search not just in a surface level, but curiosity.
Imagination is more powerful than logic.
Do you think to notice other beings and things is to look further outward, or just raise our consciousness?
“To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour” - William Blake
Latest theory is that theres a parallel universe that has time going backwards (woahhhh)
The real definition of time is an instant
A piece of advice to someone getting into astronomy and/or increasing consciousness:
Read books like, “A brief history of time,” “Dragons egg”
Get a telescope or go to an observatory
Best places to go are around 30 miles from the city… Generally away from large cities
Aurora lights in Alaska or Iceland!
spaceweather.com has pictures of auroras
Blue marble experiment [19 min]
December 28, 1968 was the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 which went around the moon.
In terms of raising consciousness, we should all be friends in a way, we are all one.
We are caregivers of earth, not the owners
Drake equation that predicts the probability of intelligent life elsewhere. Surprisingly, it predicted that the chance we are alone in the galaxy ranges from 56-86 % that we are alone. In the whole universe, it was more like 29-56% that we are alone.
Could earth be the center in the whole universe? Yes and no because everything came out of the center, we are all one. It came out of energy. There is no center for the universe
How is it that he channels the passion to class everyday?
Reading something new about it everyday, being a life long learner. To be curious and keep looking into things.
Reflecting on things more gets him going! He wants others to explore these things and find out what they’re passionate about.
How old do you feel mentally inside?
How to avoid burnout? [30 min]
To do something different. We all like to grow, see change.
Frees the mind to not think!
What would you recommend someone recently out of college?
Buy an alarm clock to be on time.
Record your grandparents. Have them talk about their childhood.
Don’t give up hope about finding your passion
Don’t be so hard or critical on yourself. Step away and focus on the good things.
What is his gift to share with the world ?
Always listen to everyone, because you can learn something from everyone, even someone you didn’t think you could. Be observant and listen to people, you can get insights to things you didn’t think was possible.
Listen to people when they’re in front of you.
Email him firstname.lastname@example.org for more!
Haaaaave ya met Alex Onaindia. Well, I have and here's what I gotta tell ya about him.
Alex is the VP of Communications for Revolving Mind Media. Based in Miami, Alexander has developed strong relationships with Fortune 500 companies and global start-ups, marquee media, professional athletes, social media influencers and non-profit organizations through innovative marketing and communications campaigns. Alexander has had clients featured on national media outlets including ESPN, Good Morning America, O, The Oprah Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Today Show and The Wall Street Journal.
LinkedIn: Alexander Onaindia and IG as @alexonaindia
Here's what we talk about:
FSU Alum where he studied Sports Mgmt
PR and Communications route from Internship
What drew him to PR and Communications
Wanting to be a story teller
The story is the individuals making change. One’s that wouldn’t normally get out there.
Revolving Mind Media event with Jaylon Smith, Lonestar Toyota, iCryo, and Boys & Girls Club
How Alex and RMM got all these people featured. Highlighting everyone involved.
Alex’s unique storytelling and making sure it is conveyed in that special way
Finding out who someone really is, what interests you, what do you want to be involved in, etc.
Value of in-person connections
Shifting to mobile experience
What is it that lights Alex up
To be one of the best in PR and adding additional skills that will then help the companies and individuals he’s working with. What motivates him is the desire to grow and learn, that if you don’t stay up to date, you will get left behind.
Thirst for knowledge - to help in many different areas and PR is a strong suit
Loves to give back to any organizations with kids
A new question I tried to formulate. Focusing on what good we did do, not what didn’t happen
Appreciating the moments and opportunities
Suggestions to recent college graduates:
Working in some field exposed to a bunch of businesses
Network and Connect with people
Golden Era of being able to reach any person and do business with people all around the world
“IF today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” - Steve Jobs
Alex’s Gift of Laughter and being friendly; Smile and pass it on.
Prime 112 in Miami when I bring on a big PR client
I was on a Massage-high during this recording.
“The real purpose of giving a massage is to foster more depth of feeling for one another in order to bring out the love that often lies buried beneath the pain of everyday suffering.” -Robert Calvert
Welcome Jeneesa! Here's what we talk about today:
Jeneesa helped me with recovering and feeling good
Healing people through massage
How’d she get into it [1:30]
Top massage school in Utah
craniosacral, kinesiology, energy-healing modalities
She specializes in [3:10]
Structural integration - child of rolfing. Focuses on Alignment of the body. Wherever the tissue is short you want to stretch it out because that’s pulling the body to one side or forward. Also focuses on facial planes.
Energy work she intuitively incorporates
How in-tune does someone need to be to acknowledge they are tight? [5:40]
One of purposes of massage therapy is that it creates awareness in the body.
The body naturally wants to heal itself and her job is to get rid of the things in the body that want to stop that.
Our bodies are our best teachers, they give us our signs. Why holistic practices are very important.
Let ourselves to feel what we feel. If we hold on to stresses it will build up into our tissues. That’s why massage helps heal on an emotional and spiritual level because when we work out physically whatever’s hurting in our muscle tissues, we are also releasing something we held on to and have not let go of.
On a maintenance, everyone could use a 90 minute massage a month
Cronic issues would be best 1-2x a week
Bob Hope from the Price is Right got one every day and he lived to around 90!
On a scientific level it stimulates your lymphatic system, which is what detoxes toxins. One reason why she loves cupping massages.
Helps with skeletal system. If muscles around the skeletal system are tight, they are pulling the bones out of place, so its good to loosen those up so you can stay in alignment.
Our fascias produce our bodies natural anti-inflammatory chemical, so stripping the fascia back into place can help release this.
Benefits of essential oils during massage: She uses depending on how people feel.
Peppermint for headaches and uplifting with energy
Eucalyptus opens sinus
Frankincense is a negative energy cleanser
Lime is a cleanser and uplifting and refreshing
‘Love’ blend sweet orange, ying yang, bergamot, amarice
Spearmint and eucalyptus lotion, grape-seed oil is a natural skin tightener and has many vitamins.
What she learned on her a 3 month abroad trip!
Healers must take care of themselves because it can effect the people they work with.
Her gift she wishes to share with the world is:
She likes to give hope and faith that we can overcome pain and enjoy our life and be happy. Not to give up because we will always be on a rollercoaster, if you keep fighting for happiness you can see the light!
Seek after help so we can all serve each other!
@jeneesa_jackson on IG
Taking time to disconnect from our technology is relevant now more than ever! That's why today I share a conversation with Rabbi Schmukler about Shabbat, its origins, its health benefits, its components, and more!
origins and health benefits and why today it is more necessary than ever
Idea that G-d created the world and Torah starts with 6 days of creation and 7th day for rest
Why start with that story?
> Purpose is not to fill in our curiosity about how things came about but to teach us
We are here for a purpose
Gift of Shabbat
Yes 6 days of working but reason is to rest on 7th
ME: How do we decide what is allowed on Shabbat?
Rabbi: In ancient times people wouldn’t farm.
Shabbat has 2 components = Shamor (to keep) and Zahor (to remember)
10 Commandments is shown 2x in the Torah, once mentioning Shamor and the other Zahor
Sages teach that both are essential
Through things we do and don’t do we connect with source
Anything we want to achieve consists of things we do and don’t do in order to achieve it and make it meaningful
dieting, career, marriage, etc.
Key Components to Shabbat - how does somebody start observing?
> Practical advice start with your entry point… the place most attractive place for you
> For example, A Friday night meal, lighting candles, make a blessing over wine and bread
> Spiritual properties.
Start with an entry point and expand from there
WeWork video Adam Neuman
>Had trouble with his ego
>his rabbi suggested he observe Shabbat
Why is it that by taking this day for rest that we can connect ?
> Shabbat is so multi layered
> Its more than taking a day off. Once you bite into it, it doesn’t matter what’s happening in your week, but when it comes and you stop working
> There’s something bigger than you that you commit to. It creates a genuine island of calm and quiet
Whatever you were doing is not a life-threatening emergency, which is why if it is life threatening you SHOULD take care of it…It’s actually permitted on shabbat
You’re out of news, tech, etc and instead are into family, self, friends, spirituality, community
That’s a spirit of shabbat in a simple way
Studies that show Having the time to reflect and how to improve and get closer to family [16 min]
Taking a step away can promote Creativity
Mind get’s clearer and refreshed
Its a GIFT not an obligation [17:50]
Spiritual Connection [19:30]
> Big opening allows a certain sunlight (your soul) to shine through
A few health benefits of powering down from an article I read
Stillness and quiet of shabbat
From a jewish mystical perspective in a nutshell
> 6 spiritual attributes of the soul that 6 days represent
> 7th receives what the 6 produce or radiate
Why is it more important now than ever [23:40]
>People once thought that it was hard when we had to physically labor so hard
> Now that we can sit on the couch and not have to, things are easier, etc. we think ‘who needs it’ HOWEVER, this shows difference of divine and human wisdom
> Divine wisdom is always applicable, it’s eternal for any time
> Shabbat provided rest for the laborer
> Now that our idea of labor changed (we can work from our phone)… the eternal rules still apply today - to technology for example
> On avg we look at our phones 6x a minute!
Routine/ Set up for Shabbat [26:20]
Shabbat is experienced on multiple levels - observing on each of multiple levels - body, mind, soul
Body - bigger meals with family, resting, physically enjoyable things,
Meet my friend Becky!
She's a really cool gal and we have an even cooler story for how we became friends lol. Today we talk about:
Hanukkah miracles. Favorite time of the year. She get’s wonderful insights, experiences, etc. to be who she needs to be
The magical story of us meeting each other
Meeting in Jerusalem as people who met on IG - - what are the odds
Changing perspectives with understanding how the universe works - belief
Need real life experiences to cement wisdom
Deep in Jewy things... connecting with the reason of things
American birthright documentary - Link below
About Interfaith marriage
Arrive at truth only when we do something about it for ourself
Becky’s past with performing, communications, broadcast journalism, structure to creating [10 min]
Never know who’s going to come in your world to support you! [ 9 min]
How I came across Becky’s work [12:30] and the crazy story of how I ran into her in Jerusalem’s market
We don’t miss out on opportunities…if it’s meant to be it’ll come back around [14:45]
Acknowledging steadiness of what you have accomplished.
Gratitude is circuitry. Higher energy rather than looking at what you didn’t do [15:30]
Clarity on what it is we want
elements of things in a job or intention
gut feeling is very important to look at
Mind is limited, emotional body taps into much more intelligence
People used to hold vegetables to feel if they were good or bad based on if their arm became strong or weak [18:50]
Our body has an intelligence to know what is right
Don’t need to analyze or know exactly where it comes from (yet) but acknowledging that it’s there.
Doing value rundown
We mentioned the Tanya and how Ego tries to fool us that it is our G-dly soul [21:50]
Live the questions, don’t chase the answers (I heard this from Deepak Chopra)
We all want to connect with something deeper [24:00]
Smart Talks show with Becky and Rabbi Zalman
His father started: Jews For Judaism
“Founded in 1985, Jews for Judaism was created as a response to religious coercion targeting Jews for conversion, and to strengthen and preserve Jewish identity through education and counseling.”
Content elevates and how Becky wants us to create [26:40]
Questions as to why we have social media but are so disconnected
My terrible Californians accent [29:00]
Becky on the J-date commercial 4 years ago or so [29:10]
If ever there was a role she has to get
how she connected well with the director Mike Bernstein (on SNL)
The irony of how she’s the face of J-date and then her sister gets engaged to a non-jew
The Gift Becky cares to share with the world [32:00]
Looking back into childhood to see what has always been with us.
Creating her story/content and helping others create their content
Finding a way to help produce content and actionable next steps
To bring exciting, moving forward energy
Make good stuff, good moments, good friendships, and a meaningful life through the lens of content in some way
Links for the show:
American Birthright : http://americanbirthrightfilm.com
Jews for Judaism: https://jewsforjudaism.org/about/
@beckytbordo or beckytbord
I believe some of our goal setting is mistaken. While we are taught to go for goals that focus on money and career, there are better goals that speak to our hearts, that come from within. My guest today emulates this idea. Rather than setting the goal of earning x amount of $ selling real estate, he asked himself “what would it look like if I was to create something that I truly loved and didn’t worry about making money?”
By asking ourselves this question I believe we open ourselves up to more opportunities and to what really excites us. Look at your life like a smoothie and the combination of fruits and veggies make up the smoothie of the life that is you. Blended together is a unique individual product only created by you with all the things you’re interested in. As a multipotentialite, your combination becomes your specialty. This is why I call Julian Placino is a multipotentialite
I met Julian while helping out at a Young leaders for Education event last year at SMU. Currently he is a
senior recruiting and staffing professional
paid keynote speaker
recruiting lead for bottle rocket studios - a premier mobile developer in the world
training entrepreneur where he offers professional development sales and recruiters in the staffing industry and the host of the Pathways to success podcast, where he interviews various leaders on their journeys to success
A couple highlights on today’s episode:
If you center your life around G-d first everything flows into place.
What you naturally do well, what you enjoy doing, and what helps other people
Find someone that is doing what he wanted to do
Go try something in that field, talk to others in that field, take 1 step at a time towards something you love.
How to relax
Here's what you will hear on episode # 10 with Keith Spencer:
Knowing when it's time to move on
Walking away feeling at peace
A sense of being here for something greater
Bigger than the game - player development is bigger than what we do in the gym, drills... it's the conversations we have the film breakdown, all the combination of things that make us better overall
What is it about basketball that we love so much?
Competition and helping others
Create and be an artist
How Keith never wanted to be a coach... but he sees the game in a way coaches see the game
Approaching life to live in the zone
Holding him accountable to the work he had to put in
The process to get closer to those dreams
Kingdom Performance's mission is not just to recruit the best players but to invest in kids to help them attain what they want to attain
Where the birth of Kingdom performance started
The vision came to him with basics of the program
How he was willing to do stuff for free to learn
Consistency - Can you commit to something long-term and provide that consistency every day
Be consistent in all that we do. Be great every day
Thanks so much for listening. It really means a lot.
When I got truly honest with myself and asked myself what it is about basketball that I really am passionate about, the answer I received was about the flow and being in the zone. Rather than just in the game, but in life. I became aware that the training from basketball was so intense that my body and mind became intense.
I was very ENTHUSIASTIC (I know I said reluctant lol) when Howard Bowens described a similar experience he had with Football. It was from his own self-awareness that the training he was doing was making him intense. He realized that it was affecting him and so he made a remarkable change to get into holistic training and lifestyle.
Today, Howard Bowens helps his clients, who are also his closest friends, harness their own healthy and happy lifestyles.
If you are interested in cultivating a healthier lifestyle and connect with your spirituality through a healthy lifestyle, listening to Howard Bowens might offer some help. It was a pleasure for me to be able to reach out to him and quickly hear back. As I shift my focus to what really lights my a** with passion, he offered some great stepping stones for me to take.
And if you are in Chicago, send him a DM!
Before Halloween 2017, I had the crazy idea to be an everything bagel with lox. When I looked online to find if anyone had done it before I stumbled among What Jew Wanna Eat . com and a picture of Amy Kritzer in the same costume...exactly as I had imagined.
What did I do? Well of course, with the help of my girlfriend at the time, we got the supplies and made my costume DUH
Then, as we all do, I posted a picture of me with my Jewish bagel costume on the IG
the Following Day Amy Kritzer commented on my photo and reposted my post... this was my first time experiencing that well-known people were in communication with me.
I reached out to Amy about my own blog and kippah company that I would like to create and she has been very helpful ever since.
With Hanukkah just around the corner... even closer MAN I reached out to Amy to see how she became the creative person behind whatjewwannaeat.com!
Amy kritzer is the founder of What Jew Wanna Eat an online website with all things jewish and cool because being Jewish is COOL. She is also the author of Sweet Noshings a cook book with new twists on traditional jewish desserts. HEY MOM you still need to make me the chocolate peanut butter babka!! She has appeared on several web features and mentions indluding the NY Times, Wall street journal, NPR, Soulcycle and domino and more. Check out her article THE BEST SHAKSHUKA RECIPES from March 2017!
In addition to whatjewwannaeat.com she has also recently become the owner of moderntribe.com your quick shop of Jewish things in modern designs. If you're like my family... or any other jewish family that procrastinates... you can still shop on the site for great Hanukkah gifts like my Yamaclaus kipaah.... or a Dog Yarmukle and Tallis... or even THE KIPPAH a $36,000 Diamond Yarmulke... WOW
Or a shirt with Jew Chainz
Anyways... I reached out to Amy to discuss how she made the jump from her corporate job to putting full focus on her blog and company, in addition to getting ready for Hanukkah.
In this episode, you will catch me repeating the word NICE and asking Amy relevant questions I have been pondering in my life that I hope offer questions or answers to you as well. What really helped me out is that at minute 15 she mentioned that things change very quickly and she got to a point right before her book deal that she nearly went back to her corporate job... then the following week she got an offer! One key takeaway is to step away and then come back to work when things are not working, getting inspired by stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something different than you normally would.
I really hope you enjoy this episode as you get ready for Hanukkah starting the night of December 2! Thanks to Amy, my family now only has 7 gifts to get me ;)
Benjamin Disraeli said, "Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
This quote brings me to our guest today, Mr. Frankie Wilson. Frankie Wilson is not defined by the titles he has but by the intention he lives by, which fuels him to take action. He lives with the purpose of giving off joy, peace, and wisdom. I believe it is living by this intention that he is able to be a successful businessman, radio host, speaker, and philanthropist.
On today's episode Frankie and I talk about:
- A Ph.D. in cognitive behavioral psychology Frankie is currently in
- Understanding fears
- what it means to stop the bleeding vs healing a wound
- certain trigger points to fears
- How purpose lies in character and intention
- Frankie's intention of giving off joy, peace, and wisdom
- The Giving Project and types of charity
- His radio show Inside Gospel
- Eliminating ego and enhancing love
- the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling
- How Frankie channels the passion he brings
- Frankie's gift to the world
Thank you all for listening! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
Allowing oneself to be different in a healthy and respectable way is so important. And being able to learn about oneself along with learning about technical information can really help bring out one's true personality. With most of our youth being in school, teachers roles in our lives can really help mold us into the people we want to be.
That's why I am so excited to share Dr. Laura Munoz with you. She is one of my favorite teachers at the University of Dallas and we sat down to talk about how she channels her passion and energy into teaching Marketing & Sales. We also touch on how she implements techniques with teaching, emotional intelligence, setting intentions rather than goals, and more.
I hope this inspires you to channel your passion into your day, allow yourself to be you, and pass on a meaningful conversation!
What can you be grateful for in the situation you’re in right now? Where are you placing your attention: on the thoughts in your head, or the beauty around you? Hint: there’s always beauty you just got to look.
No better scene than talking with my long time trainer and mentor, and previous NFL player now trainer, Reggie Rusk while he trains our future. In this episode, we discuss many important topics worth diving into. Hope you enjoy.
Having trouble finding your strengths? Perhaps your name could help give you a hint!
Rabbi Schmukler and I sit for a lesson about the power of names and what your name could tell you about your life! L’chaim!
This past summer I sat down with the "Jewish Jordan" Tamir Goodman to talk about his mission in life and how he lives based on that.
He shared some great insights from basketball, Judaism, and life that we can all use for guidance.