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Ebb & Flow with Solomon Ezra

Ebb & Flow with Solomon Ezra

By Solomon Ezra Berezin
Ebb & Flow, like the chassidic concept of Ratzo V’Shuv (running and returning), aims to provide you with the principles and practices, wisdom and willpower, insights and inspiration, and empowerment to access your higher vision, internalize it, and express it to the world. This podcast integrates Holistic Wellness and Hasidic Jewish Wisdom, so we can each thrive in body, mind, and soul. Each episode, each guest, and each story is another key to express this truth, as well as to open our eyes to the revealed goodness in the world.
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88: Health Series 6: Clarity in Knowing Who You Are | Rabbi Manis Friedman
Show Notes Mentioning a discourse I learned in Guatemala and a personal lesson from it The tool of Meditation Recap of previous 5 episodes 3 kinds of commandments - orientations towards mitzvahs 4 kingdoms - inanimate (mineral), vegetable, animal, and human Yesod - foundation, fundamental The 10 commandments were engraved on a stone How to do a mitzvah like a mineral The word for decree without a reason also means engraved 24:30 What’s the difference between engraved and writing? Become the mitzvah, engraved in your heart Doing mitzvot in the way like a mineral is a great unifier What did the Baal Shemtov love about the simple Jew? 28:55 How to apply this into your daily life? Doing something as you learn, not only doing it once you understand it Unconditional love Is something natural a virtue? Don’t make conditions No need to justify real love Sincere it is what it is vs insincere it is what it is 41:44 There’s nothing more real than what doesn’t need justification Difference between Married and not married Concluding this series 45:30 Life is about intimacy with G-d 50:00 What do purpose of tools become?  At first they were helping you get where you need to be. After the fact, you have gotten them where they need to be. They started off as secular personal stuff, now you’ve turned them into support for mitzvahs. They’ve become part of your Godly life so you’ve elevated them. They need you more than you need them. The essence of Shavuot There’s nothing more comfortable and satisfying when you can just be yourself
June 09, 2022
87: Health Series 5: The Dance between the Mind and the Heart | Rabbi Manis Friedman
Show Notes: the greater the darkness, the closer to transformation relationship between mind and heart by nature the mind controls everything getting the heart to obey the mind is being healthy how does the heart do its own thing without consulting the mind? It’s like sleepwalking How do we bring back the healthy relationship between mind and heart? animal soul and G-dly soul dynamic each soul has its own mind and emotions you didn’t lose control, you gave yourself permission rationally governed by intelligence and not by emotions dance between mind and heart, the mind must lead “don’t get mystical, don’t get spiritual, just get healthy. A healthy person is the master of his ship.” getting body to neurologically change its behavior changing the animal soul’s mind nothing more powerful than the will to get the body to behave transformation is partly in the mind and partly in the soul when a person feels stuck is when there’s trauma thorough lasting change Getting the mind back in charge if emotions get very inflexible, it is the heart not the mind nothing changes you more than discovering the purpose for which you exist how does the mind affect the heart? What kind of control does it have? it can make the heart a little more flexible the heart can’t think, but it let go. loosening up the emotion emotion is not the final outcome don’t believe everything you feel
June 01, 2022
86: Health Series 4: Living a Fluid, not Rigid, Jewish Lifestyle | Rabbi Manis Friedman
Show notes: introducing today’s topic what’s a stronger motivator - personal benefit or serving a larger cause? Intention or kavana to serve the importance of self-love … healthy or not? don’t confuse the validity of being healthy with the obsession of being healthy Does it make sense to say, “the more you love yourself, the more you’ll love others?” Everyday do something you hate? — Mark Twain Feels right or feels familiar? When Hillel went to eat he said he’s going to feed a healthy body Rigidity comes from self Which is less forgiving? Christianity or Judaism? Not judging you, but measuring what you accomplish for G-d Awkward or Rigid Mussar and religion Can you spread some of your love to others? Human nature is such that you love yourself. The mitzvah is to give some of that love to others What does tzedaka mean? Turn your (self) love outward Don’t assume people don’t love themselves The two most significant days in your life - the day you’re born and th e day you figure out why — Mark Twain Why was I born? Live your life knowing why you were born. feeding others is a pleasure, feeding myself is a chore Have a sense of humor about yourself What’s a good self-image? What’s the best response to how are you? What does Baruch Hashem mean?
May 25, 2022
85: Health Series 3: The Foundation of Mindful Eating | Rabbi Manis Friedman
Show Notes: relating our episode to Yitzchak digging wells of his father Avraham what are the servants of Yitzchak? Thoughts, speech, action observing and thinking The servants must know their master Who is your master? Know where you’re going to be healthy what it means to be “in alignment with Hashem?” Less about me Beyond my “self” Affirmations and Positive thinking Miracle of affirmation is: I say I am okay even though I think I am not Power of positive words and act of smiling 14:30 - Dig to the living waters (neshama) through the servants, which can move the soul to a better place 16:30 - Don’t stop doing The amazing effect of song 18:15 Never wait until something is right before you let your servants do their work 20:00 intermittent fasting Cause and Effect with eating Is food giving you life or are you putting the food to its use? Who’s the recipient or the actor? 28:40 Eat by conviction, not by taste buds 31:00 Story of Reb Shmuel Munkus Every now and then break the habit of what you’re eating 36:00 Practicing a little self respect Awareness helps... even if not immediately Having what to eat is a blessing and a reward 38:40 What did I do to deserve this meal? 46:20- 47:05 Joke about an atheist Foundation of mindfulness when it comes to food G-d said to eat Never be a servant to a servant
May 11, 2022
84: Health Series 2: Healthy Thinking for Healthy Eating | Rabbi Manis Friedman
How do we get healthy? Mindset aspect of health Attitude towards [seeming] problems Nisah means to elevate There is a cause and effect to everything Relationship with food It’s not by bread alone that man lives- don’t become subservient to the food. Mindset #1:  You’re the master. eating for a purpose Tools to help notice if hungry or feeling stressed When you’re feeling down, you eat which means you’re begging the food to give you life - It’s unhealthy to eat when you’re needy Food cannot give you life, it can maintain the life you have You cannot sit by the table with a sour face - Rabbi Friedman’s mother why do we eat in the first place? Mindset #2: I am Healthy Healthy Mindsets are most important than health [25 min] The question is not about how healthy is the food, rather it’s how healthy are you? Food can be Healthful, but food itself is not healthy Be a healthy person - one attracted to food most healthful Eat for a Heavenly purpose - you are Heaven compared to the food. You are what you eat. What you eat becomes what you are. The objective is for the food to become you, not the other way Spiritual side of Anorexia Eat until you’re not hungry, not until you have no appetite. The hunger has to be satisfied, not the capacity Mindset 3: Approach it with enthusiasm Eat less and don’t be picky Healthy attachments Mindset 4: Flexibility What’s my purpose? Power of words and describing situations
May 04, 2022
83: Health Series 1: Master your food, Don't let it master you | Rabbi Manis Friedman
Show Notes: How we can live in harmony physically, mentally, and spiritually how do you define health for yourself don’t get too serious about your health - making health your focus is not healthy, similar to making happiness your focus is almost guaranteed to make you unhappy1:40-2:40 it’s a necessary condition, but it’s not life. What do you want to be healthy for? The question you’ll have to ask sooner or later3 - 7:50 One’s Personal Beliefs about health - Be enthusiastic about life Fear should not be what drives - what is your life governed by?7:50 - 12:40 How can one make this simple and specific? Journal activities12:41 - 17:30 Who should be conscious of their health?17:30 - 19:00 The best attitudes towards health19:00 - 22:00 Not just what we eat, but how we eat it22:15 - 24:00 Eat like a Mensch: Master your eating, don’t let eating master you24:12 - 30:35 What to ask when you sit down to eat?30:35 - 31:20 Go to sleep hungry31:20 - 32:13 Rabbi Friedman’s approach with health32:13 - 35:00 Don’t be particular with foods35:01 - 38:24 Food is not an event, it’s just a tool38:45 - 41:45 A good Relationship with the food41:50 - 42:40 Eat in response to Hunger vs in response to Appetite42:41 - 45:00 Always have dessert45:05 - 46:30 Why eat at all?46:31 - 49:00 Conclusion49:01 -
April 27, 2022
82: How to Look at things and Be a Master Problem Solver | Danny Gavin
Show Notes: background and growing up; how it led into business how did his yeshiva education benefit or make challenging when getting into business Learning in yeshiva - Talmud, Gemara, etc and how it helps broaden intellect trains your mind to look at something from multiple angles and perspectives Do you need to kosher a retainer for your teeth before Passover?! how should you look at things and be a master problem solver what yeshiva students do on Friday during the day How it all translated into marketing 2 ways to approach things: 1. ego 2. look at end consumer It’s not about you, but about the people interacting with you What are the problems people have and how can I solve them Think less about you and more about the consumer Focusing on what’s important and not getting distracted What can I do that no one else can do? learning how to delegate. differentiating between delegating and dismissing: what will that free up for you to do? ROI on what you’re doing Start and then you’ll know what you don’t want, then what you do want Advice to someone growing a business and growing in orthodox Jewish practices Divine Providence You have all the tools within you, you just got to pull them out and use them!
April 06, 2022
81: Deep Listening & Asking the Right Questions | Ipek Williamson
Show Notes: background and her meditations on Insight Timer App Children’s book she wrote: Little Fawna is loved and Never Alone Teacher on Insight timer appPersonalized meditations 4 week meditation masterclass mindset default to health It’s just a matter of getting out of your own way Insight Coaching practice Deep Listening and Asking the right questions not to give advice, shares experiences and asks deep questions so the clients can bring out the insights they have within them. The answers are within you. She’s just a vessel to help. Listening with all senses Our body has a way to express everything to our attention. It’s all about being mindful and noticing it. Everything has a reason. Body language never lies Sit with the emotions. Accept and allow it. If you don’t let yourself go through the emotion, it will come back and bite you. Honor emotions. Give time to go through it. Permission to go through it for as long as it takes. Just don’t judge yourself. Our body is our temple savoring in life — do what gives joy. Listen to other’s voice echoing in your head. Ipek Williamson:
March 30, 2022
80: Using the Body in Service of G-d | Ari Enkin
Show Notes: How I came across his book Health and Wellness Halachic Perspectives background and his own ignition to go on a health journey what is Halakha and Hashkafa:While halakha is a rigid legal system that ****generally does not afford much variation re major-practice, hashkafa provides a more flexible framework Using the body in service of G-d To Your Health - The Torah Way to a Healthy Life in Modern Times 📔 [12 min] by Rabbi Ishayek The importance of guarding one’s healthfood, sleep, exercise, bathroom, bathing, mental health, eye care, doctors and medical some quote I think I read in your book about teshuva is through the body — Teshuva of the Body Taste the special foods on Shabbat. Try only having breads on Shabbat. Mindset when eating - how you eat not just what you eat how can we optimize physical health, hygiene, environment at yeshivot
March 09, 2022
79: Laughter Breaks All Barriers | Menachem Silverstein
Show Notes: background and what led to comedy Morning routines Comedy and Mental Health Just start Smiling! Smiling and laughter breaks down barriers Showing that Orthodox Jews are normal Menachem asks me about my life Meditation - my practice and his practice to get centered You need the journey! Is this a journey I want to take? Meditation for creativity, to slow down brain waves Jokes from antisemitism Washing dishes and clean to get beyond stress What are the lens of a comedian? How does he look at life? “When I push for it it doesn’t come, when I let it happen it does” Menachem’s favorite jokes. What were the jokes the great sages had. Power of humor Laughing and Listening Story on laughter from Power of choice by Rav Dov Ber Pinson Through laughter we can connect to the infinite light of G-d
March 02, 2022
78: Open to Receive | Jackie Glaser
Show Notes: Jackie’s background and story leading to Psychology, Education and Leadership Development. Exploring her own heritage. When you reject apart of yourself internally or just don’t know about it or don’t embrace it, you’re limited Intense meditation retreats and background in psychology before realizing that all this knowledge is there in the Torah When you do something for a higher purpose, it only comes back as blessing Olami organization and Olami Connect course The meditation inside herself that led her to get in touch with essence revealed clarity to explore her Judaism Prayer and Meditation Relationship with G-d hitbodedut - from boded which means isolation Tzaddikim used to meditate an hour before prayer and after prayer Being Present and Visualization on subconscious level G-d is manifesting, we are co-creators with Him. How do I become open to receive what G-d wants to give me? "Fulfill His will as you would your own will, so that He may fulfill your will as though it were His will…." (Avot 2:4) Be Active with G-d, don’t sit passively. He wants our contribution. Abracadabra - Ani bara - I create - c’dabra - as I speak from dibur, to speak It’s all in Your Mind book It’s all a system and really G-d is doing everything - I am part of a bigger picture Let go of the outcome. State of Surrender not submission. Practice Letting Go. Her coaching work and the tools you use to help clients - meditation, hypnosis, somatic psychotherapy and bodywork Dating Advice — lead with the head. 4 Things: Central values are Torah and growth oriented, good character traits, physically attractive, effective communication
February 23, 2022
Ways to be Healthy at Yeshiva
Class I delivered at Yeshiva in Morristown,NJ: - Health to cultivate Zreizus - alacrity - Mind, body, and soul are interconnected - Actionable things through a day starting in evening through the day - Parable of Baal Shemtov, like I shared in YJP class - Identity as a soul - Dance rather than fight the “evil inclination” - Returning to natural state of health - *Hishtavut - equanimity* - Power of possibility. We’re never stuck - Transforming “spiritual garments” Ways to improve healths: 1. Sleep 1. Intention 2. Best morning routine starts the night before 2. Meditation and Prayer 1. Taking time to center self, Intention and consciousness towards best expression of self today. 2. Working on oneself health and character traits 3. Science of meditation and physiological benefits. Brain wave states. 4. Hitbonenut and contemplation 5. Being Present and intentional 6. Envisioning - defining what your health looks like, but not getting confined to it 3. Nutrition and fasting 31 min 1. When to eat, when to fast 4. Posture and Exercise / movement 5. Cold showers 6. Mindset - Approach - Q&A - Book mentioned about Maimonides
February 17, 2022
77: Hasidic Stories | Barak Hullman
Show Notes: Background about Barak Hullman“I do things for living, without the a in for a living” going to chabad and meeting Shalom Brat, who became his mentor, mashpia in hebrew. A spiritual trainerKept rehearsing what he did know so it became a part of him Figure it out when you get there Living A purpose driven life just write the stories that everybody will enjoy reading and they’ll get the message It’s hidden in the story, I don’t have to say it. You will get it when you read the story. What can I accomplish in the years I have left? Get it done! No one is scared of dying, they are afraid of leaving this world without fulfilling their purpose - 25:50 EFT Tapping, Byron Katie work, Passion Test Passion Test Consistency - story of a listener who reached out when he didn’t have an episode one week Writing for me, not for others His favorite Hasidic story — If not Higher about the Niminover Rebbe Anyone who believes all the stories in their purest form is a fool, and anyone who doesn’t believe them has a heart of stone Deepest Torahs hidden in stories - greatest secrets in stories How he started the podcast Hasidic story project Rejection is G-d’s protection Everyone has 2 rebbes, their rebbe and rebbe Nachman Chabad Hasidism is like architecture, Breslov is abstract. Similar messages different channels 70 faces of the Torah Connecting to Hashem and living my highest potential Being a Chossid - dream he had Who cares what labels are!? You are a soul and you have to live up to your potential!Why did my soul have to come into this body?
February 16, 2022
76: The Art of Exceptional Performance | Nir Moriah
Show Notes: -  Nir’s Background with Taikwando and now Quantum Performance coaching.Training with best school which was in houston  Traveling around the world to pick up patterns of what made a successful athlete  there was never a philosophy with an excuse in the top athletes.   Chassidic concept of *Tzimtzumim* - contractions -  “One thing about confidence and vision is that people who lack it don’t like it when you express it”  Theme: You can always control your spirit. So everything flows from that   Building awareness on cultivating awareness  A workout is a slice of time   Performance psychologies  a summary that is unique to you or to your circumstances as a cue to yourself  Things happen for you - Inward and upward (24 min)   Embrace pressure  “No matter how good you do I’m going to push the limit one more time “   Be satisfied and constantly improving (34 min)  John Eliot - Goals and dreams / outcomes and performance  Genuine confidence and focus on performance as opposed to result is a place where you’re always present  How to respond to events in the day   Expressing innermost under pressure. Highest level of performance is almost like you’re not there. (43 min)  Physically satisfied but in spiritual growth never satisfied, there’s always more   “If the outcome is tied to the dream correctly, it becomes a spiritual pursuit.”  Honest evaluation with yourself  how are you responding to how things unfold.   “Nothing stands in the way of a persons will”   Ironically, when you experience doubt it’s a sign of a high level. Recognize that it’s here for you.   52 min [for short clip about the more darkness the closer you are]  Whatever challenge you’re dealing with will show up in one on area or another  Where things mean the most to us, that’s exactly where G-d can get your attention   Things get solved very quickly when you focus on one, the right, piece  An honest look, and the correct tools, at the right problem, gets solved quickly   - Pull the rug from under the yetzer hara, don’t fight with it, pull its premise out from under it.   Teshuva - refinement. When you’re - Accurate, honest, and consistent it’s a sinch.   components: Spiritual foundation, science, and training environment   How it applies into Quantum Performance Coaching  - What your identity is - as pressure rises our performance becomes increasingly dependent on the quality of our interpretations. How i process information under pressure dictates how I perform under pressure -  Performance Identity (unique strength, super power). Under pressure it gets challenged -  Performance Targets - cue focusing on ahead of time vs outcome - Mistakes we can make (1) target or result and (2) incorrectly evaluating what step they’re at. - Performance Routine - physically what I do and here’s the key in a rhythmic, fun, free way. - Called Quantum Performance because Quantum is looking for underlying principles that help us organize chaotic environments
February 09, 2022
75: The Essence of Jewish Spirituality | Rabbi Rome
Show Notes: Background and meditation Journey into Eastern Spirituality and meditation coursein place with self he hadn’t touched before religion was theoretical From Buddha to Baal Shem Tov - My Journey back to Judaism What were the meditations like in India... Did you ever have a thought of Judaism come up? Pealing back layers of identity How can someone within meditation become aware of these subtleties? Using meditation as a therapeutic practice Do not let your experience dictate to you what the truth is This is where Emunah (faith) comes in. We are relying on the Torah and on the tzaddikim are telling us. Our goal is always to go beyond all limitations, including spiritual, of reality; to connect with Hashem which transcends any level Integrating it into one’s practice - one’s intention Compassion and Joy with real Jewish spirituality don’t be so hard on yourself for making mistakes - Teshuva means realignment. It is an adventure. Before He created you and He created the world He created Teshuva What led to the Rabbi Rome of today and on Youtube
February 02, 2022
Ebb & Flow: Holistic Hasidic Health
Welcome to Season 5! 
January 26, 2022
74: Float Tank Therapy | Infinity Float Center
Background and how they got into starting Infinity Float "When was the last time you did absolutely NOTHING? You bring yourself, we'll add perfectly warm water, Epsom salt, darkness & silence. " Combination of the epsom salt and darkness in the tank — 10" solution of water and 1200 pounds of magnesium sulfate, otherwise known as Epsom Salts. Relaxation and Mental Downtime How floating got started? The basics: What is Floating? What happens? Why does it work? The Epsom salt minimum amount of input that your brain has to process The brain goes into a theta brain wave state like when you're sleeping The calmer state of mind you're in, the more receptive and focused you can become on anything you put your mind to Active Floating vs Passive Floating Sensory enhancement not deprivation - Interoception How floating helps people with PTSD The body is so relaxed that the mind is forced to relax with it Getting into isolation can be intimidating, so how do you encourage people to try it? alleviate fear of the unknown Float 3 times
June 23, 2021
73: Financial Health & Living Aligned with your Values| Yael Trusch
Yael's Background and integrating Judaism Jewish Latin Princess Blog and Podcast Spirituality and practicality are one what are the pain points women have? what is it people are really struggling with? Money Coach  help Jewish women achieve financial clarity & confidence to design a richer life. 💸 using thousands of years of Jewish wisdom to transform your financial life? Financial Health 3 Jewish ideas with Money: Art of Giving - giving first Aligning Finances with our Values Trust - Money comes from God. Get really honest with what your soul needs to be doing in this world what are the things that feed your soul? Living a Life Aligned with your Values Building a relationship with the Creator Do it & then learn All we're resisting is finding ourselves Belief Systems around Money What is the story we have in our head? Abundant Mindset & Tools Body check ins EFT Tapping, Journaling Numbers give tremendous clarity What is it I need to learn from these numbers? Jewish Money Matters Spirituality weaved into the practical
June 16, 2021
72: Connecting with Your Emotions | Ryan Hance
Show Notes: Ryan's Background and Coaching Practice Vulnerability is fun to do and to be. Every time I am opportunities arise and people connect with you... It's no fun to talk to somebody without vulnerability... The more he disconnected from his emotions and tried to hide them the worse his life got Connecting with your Emotions Curiosity is the best tool for getting into your emotions and understanding why they exist Empower your emotions Desire to be better What tools Ryan found most helpful with his healing journey? MER, Somatic brain testing, etc Awareness Rumination If you were fulfilled, what would that look like? EQ Book Club Me 101 Course
June 09, 2021
71: Listening to Your Body | Robbin Finney
Show Notes: How Robin & I met and her Background When you follow your heart and follow your Yes! Life just shows up for you Being really in tune with your body and i'd love to discuss it further. One of my favorite quotes has been: “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” ― Nietzsche, Friedrich A Photoshoot can change your life — Around the world Setting an intention of what it is you want to embody in the photos Who do I want to shine in my photos and allow that person to be expressed? How she learned to listen to your body and distinguish between listening to it and not falling victim to how it feels at times? Ask questions to your body & get still and allow the answers to come. Is this mine or is this someone else's? [14 min] Clearing Energy When you tune into your breath and allow that to guide you it takes you out of what's going on in your mind. Then ask that any energy stored in my body that's not mine be released. Building trust discomfort is comfortable to us because it's what we know [23 min] Always believe something wonderful is about to happen Shifting your Energy Coaching Oracle Cards - " a mirror reflecting back to you what you already know inside." when to pull cards and when not to You still ultimately have the authority Anything can become a crutch. Notice where you're giving your power away to. Reveal your soul with Photoshoot experience Soul Retreats Wandering Aunt
June 02, 2021
70: Spirituality & Godliness | 'The Millennial Rabbi' Daniel Bortz
Show Notes Background Main reason he connected back to religion and God was through spiritual experiences Take the things he enjoyed and elevate it to a Godly experience How the spiritual experiences guided him to a religious observance? Difference between Spirituality and Godliness/Holiness How do I take the feeling and permeate the physical with it How is sitting on a mountain top meditating all day any different than sitting and studying Torah all day? In all your ways know God — Baal Shemtov Running & Returning 📘 Beneath the Surface He would write a short blog about a discourse he learned Finding the soul behind every thing and every one Soul Living Immersive Course: meditation and transformational sensory experience. Through the program, Soul Living, Rabbi helps clients overcome stress and anxiety through accessing their soul’s greatness. At the IBJJF Pan Ams Jiu Jitsu Tournament Torah learning helps you develop penetrating analysis Chochmah (Wisdom), Bina (comprehension), and Da'at (knowledge) How can we making Judaism Experiential? How is the way Judaism is being taught making a resurgence compared to the strict, rigid ways it was taught - or the way in which it was presented in how it was taught - before? incorporating mindfulness and meditation into rituals and services An experience not a to-do list Mitzvahs are portals, opportunities of connection when we talk about a mitzvah, something God asks of us, you can have the most spirituality in the world... And we believe it doesn't get you as high as doing a simple mitzvah that God asks - even eating matzah on passover with zero intention. Levitating is a finite being going to the peak of their ability, while eating matzah is considered doing an infinite act. The ideal is to merge the two - like wings on a bird. The word for reasoning is Ta'am which also means taste. If you understand what you're doing it gives you taste. Religion as a Relationship Expanded consciousness & Constricted consciousness — Baal Shemtov Make sure to keep even a point of expanded consciousness even within constricted consciousness — the fire and wonder Divine You Virtual Retreat
May 26, 2021
69: Breaking Through Personal Limitations | Rabbi YY Jacobson
Show Notes: Two States of Consciousness - Ebb & Flow/ Ratzo V'Shuv The rhythm of life is comprised of Ratzo V'Shuv Ezekiel Chapter 1: The angelic beings are running and they're returning The heart contracts and then expands, the inhale and exhale of the breath We often get stuck in wanting to be in one place but only when we embrace the value of the paradox can we actually begin to suck the marrow out of life and live every moment to its fullest. Rabbi YY's background growing up and being at the feet of the Lubavitcher Rebbe at a young age  [7:34] He memorized and transcribed many of the Rebbe's discourses How he was able to memorize the discourses? Total suspension of any other mental noise. Tuning in completely to the words and the energy. If not now, when?  — Hillel How to keep the relationship with a great leader pure? "It's easy for people to lose their individuality and use the great leader as a substitute for developing themselves to their own maximum" There are leaders who create followers, but the greatest leaders create leaders — Rabbi Jonathan Sacks You have to find your own relationship with God, with yourself, and realize you have a mission in this world that no one else can fulfill. You are an indispensable note in the divine symphony and the music, only your soul's violin can play How to Apply and Personalize Great Ideas Law about a Bull who domesticates other animals 3x... (Tractate Baba Kama) "If you sell the bull or gift it to another person, the calculation start over again..." We each have a bull in our own lives... This law tells us how to recover from addiction There are 2 ways for recovery: train the bull and retrain it to not goring — working with the habit sell it — surrender it to the domain of God then everything changes Approach to Judaism: Living with the observances and not being absorbed by them - Distinguishing not being a fanatic & Addiction [39 min] Approach with laws (Halacha) like in a sports game or following notes in a symphony The Baal Shemtov said that Halacha (Law) is an acronym of 4 words in Psalms: Ariyu LaShem Kol Ha'Aretz meaning Let the whole world Sing to God. The details are channels for vibration of the Divine Ebb & Flow. When it is stripped from the symphony it can be restrictive, so it's important to have the bird's eye view of Judaism, appreciate its full tapestry, the fusion between the revealed and the esoteric, the body and the soul. Then the details become the notes of a Balad Approach it not from a judgmental way. It's an invitation that by playing these notes you can channel this energy through your pschye, your brain, your body, your home. Jewish Law is describing the spiritual science of the Universe. How it applies to Kosher and not mixing meat and milk [46:15] Graduate the judgmental model into a model of opportunity to be able to live a meaningful and productive life Balancing transcending things with doing the things according to Torah (or interpretations of what the Torah means) Tanya chapter 31: Distinguishing between Atzmut (guilt, depression) and Merirut (remorse with a resolution for the future). You're not allowed to gossip about other people. You're also not allowed to gossip about yourself — Chofetz Chaim Use the 'mistake' as a springboard for awareness  What it means to reveal Godliness in the world? What is Moshiach, the Messiah?
May 12, 2021
68: A Magician’s Mindset | Ben Jackson
Background and getting into magic, museum of natural science More than Magic Magic requires an audience to be appreciated, as opposed to a musician work so hard to conceal the skill, the details no one should detect How magic is like coaching Captivating audiences with humble props Barriers to entry to captivate a room are small, you don’t need the big production... The way magicians think Most people when they come across a problem they can’t solve, they say it’s impossible and they stop. That’s where Magicians start, they think of the impossible and figure it out. It’s a mindset to think about impossible things and then bring them into a theatrical reality Wouldn’t it be cool if... Create predictable outcomes to ensure a magical moment Multiple Outs - steer the conclusion of an effect based upon the audiences input. You’re prepared for any situation, and can create the impression that that’s the desired effect all the while. Planning in advance for an opportunity to arise. When it arises you are ready to give someone a moment they’ll never forget. Stories of preparing in advance Planting the seed in someone else’s mind Ham sandwich theory of magic To be quiet and create the seed to plant in the spectators mind to ask to do more Always thinking what the audience will see How do you get into the present moment and draw your audience there too You owe your audience your best A magician can give someone the reminder that the world is full of possibilities. Nothing is impossible. Ben's Website:
April 07, 2021
67: Living & Creating from Wholeness | Rav DovBer Pinson
Background what led to the growing interest in Kabbalah, writing books, and IYYUN center My objective in life is to live. That's the biggest thing in life is to be alive. And Part of being alive was to not only understand what's going in world and spiritually understand the inner working of the world, but also to share it. All his great grandfathers were ChaBaD. They were famous spiritual teachers and guides. Everything in life has to come from within. You have to feel like somehow that you need to do this, the strong desire to share is overflowing within you.= It's about spiritually growing from within and living by example, and from that everything naturally flows outward as oppose to choosing a certain path and saying this is what I want to do in this world There's a deep part of us that's broken and an even deeper part of us that's very whole... The place of wholeness is where you're full and redeemed. Believe that it's a possibility Identify as the person beyond the struggle His series of books on meditation - tools to recognize who you are & what's your true identity Meditation, Prayer, & Shabbat With all the knowledge you have shared about being the creator of one's life, for example, then what is unique about Shabbat? Since, I can control my thoughts and over practice harness an elevated state of being, couldn't a person maintain an inner state of Shabbat regardless of the external laws? "in simple definition, you could create spaces within time and space, your own consciousness where there's a certain oasis you go inward and that's your place of wholeness and you connect with that. It can be in a day, throughout time, but the mystics will say that's actually Shabbat. What you're actually doing is accessing Shabbat in the week." There's no day, Sunday, Monday, but day 1 to Shabbat, day 2 to shabbat, which means Shabbat is the essence of all time. There's flow of time, duality of time, and there's the point of time - the stillness within all of time. Mitzvahs & Teshuva (return)  Are mitzvahs just connections or much deeper? The Purpose of a Mitzvah is to connect you to the Commander of the Mitzvah The Kotzker Rebbe said it's possible a mitzvah can become idol worship because you're so connected to the detail you forget this detail is a passageway that's allowing you to enter into a place of transcendence  Enter everything with Intention & the art of transitioning The person who invests in the eruv shabbat is someone who can really reap the benefits of Shabbat. The journey is the destination itself Equanimity Hishtavut from the Sheviti Hashem - I place Hashem before me at all times two descriptions about this experience A student's teacher asking if he reached a state where everything is equal Baal ShemTov - equanimity is relatable to food. Food shouldn't be distinctions of food. Eat to survive. It's not the ultimate level, because there's a level of reengagement where you're present with taste The Witness self - can make one detached from life and losing value Awake to Life! Eastern philosophies compared with Judaic Philosophies Uniqueness of Jewish Months God always says Yes. No, not possible is a negative voice IYYUN Center — to delve deeper
March 24, 2021
66: Free Choice - Use It Wisely | Rabbi Shais Taub
Topics of Discussion & Show Notes Rabbi Taub's background that led to becoming a well known, influential Rabbi and how it led to writing God of our Understanding "fascinated by human insights found in Torah, especially Chassidic teachings, and what they teach us about how people work... and how we can best fit ourselves for service." At age of 20 he came across the Book of Tanya, by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi the founder of Chabad. He felt like an observer and wanted to become more of a student of life. Obvious to you. Amazing to Others -- Derek Sivers The Book of Tanya as a way to understand reality & How he cultivated the perspective he shares we intuitively sense the truth and the genius is in how to give it the proper words. Personalizing information & keys to happiness Tanya is about distinguishing between emotions and behaviors "The AR classifies thought as a behavior. There's impulse for thought, which we can't really control... but we can control what we think about." what are we going to choose to meditate on. I can't choose what I think of, but I can choose what I think about. Wisdom compared with Torah Wisdom The Wisdom of Maimonides: Truth is independent of its presenter (Mishneh Torah, book 14, treatise 17, 24:1) "Go to your faith tradition - if you're not finding it compelling. It probably hasn't been presented properly to you." "If you have a jewish soul, then your soul is going to be compatible with a jewish spiritual path." God of Our Understanding & Addiction Defining Addiction and how it is a state of being; and the process of breaking (releasing) habits how to get out of addiction if someone is using holy objects as escape from reality? Differentiating a religious observant life with insulating oneself Religion can be misused - turning religion another form of self-medication It's all about language. Soul is the abstract. Words are the containers... self limitation is ironically self expressive Class Series - Essence of Chassidus Tanya + Map Parsha, Holidays To check out more about Rabbi Taub head over to or
March 17, 2021
65: Manifestation Mindset by Getting Out of Your Own Way | Ayelet Polonsky
Background that led to becoming a transformational coach and meditation coach How she spent 6 years in India at an Ashram where it was taught to train the body to be submissive to the mind. A voice came through in meditation that told her to go to Israel. Within 30 minutes she booked a flight to Israel. when you let go of the how, Source shows up big time and takes care of the details for you Her Connection with Judaism before going to India The Hebrew name is a person's essence and reciting the Shema every night while in India What is idol worship and what happened at the Ashram When and how she got to Israel Magnetic pull to Jerusalem With your understanding of meditation and manifesting, plus being in control of our thoughts, what is still attracting to living an orthodox life and with modesty? Coming to Torah While the eastern culture focused on transcending the physical - celibacy, living without solid food, without sleep, etc - what drew her to Torah and Judaism was that it is a place where Heaven and Earth kiss, the spiritual meets physical Manifestation through a Torah Lens co-creating with God. My job is to get out of my own way, so God can shower me with miracles Setting a clear intention Manifesting through a Torah Lens allows God to be present in all that she teaches How Torah made manifesting easier In India the relationship with manifesting was "look what I manifested." It felt very ego-centric. When I came to Israel and learned manifestation through a Jewish lens, it allowed just me to relax so much more into the receiving part of receiving the miracles because I realized God's creativity is so much more creative than anything my human mind can possibly come up with in terms of the how trusting in Hashem's creation and not needing to set an intention — "ultimately God knows what I want, but if Hashem was in control and just gave everyone what they want 24/7, then there'd be no reason to create us in the first place...where we have no free will."  A Mindset of lack creates more lack, a mindset of abundance creates more abundance When people go to pray it usually comes in the form of begging, complaining, crying from a place of lack, but when you're asking from lack what is communicated is that the person doesn't believe in God' Infiniteness and that He can create any possibility for the person. Ayelet's Meditation practice She spends 21 minutes doing visualization. She writes her intention, any doubts or blockages that she believes are stopping her from already having the desire be manifest, then 21 minutes envisioning herself in that future as if its already hers. as a daily practice 21 minutes is a magic number. The key is to make it daily. Her coaching practice Manifestation Retreat coming up  Manifestation Menu, Daily Yoga, Daily Tidbits Online 3 part class she has — SM @ayeletpolonsky
March 10, 2021
64: Bringing Jews Home from the Church with The Art of Listening | Rabbi Tovia Singer
Show Notes Tovia's Background and what led to Outreach Judaism During debates, how Tovia even gets Jews for Jesus and christian leaders to consider the words of Torah? What Tovia thinks is the root reason why people follow Jesus How does Tovia respond to individuals who claim Jesus appeared to them in a vision or dream Using Tanakh as the guide on how to worship God. Personal experience cannot be the barometer for Truth What the great Jewish philosopher Maimonides said about Jesus in his work on The Laws of Kings What is messiah? Have you found the whole definition between Christianity and Judaism is different? Using the same word — Messiah — but ontologically have nothing in common What the Tanakh says about what Messiah is & the role of the Messiah "a King and a Rabbi, teacher who inspires the world to turn their lives around completely. He will be Preceded by Elijah the prophet." The skill of Listening to the soul of the person reaching out to you. Understand what is being conveyed. Tovia's Channel: Tovia's Website:
February 24, 2021
63: Becoming a Chooser & Meditation for Monotheists | Rus Devorah Wallen
Background of Rus Devorah and introduction into meditation & her company Toratherapeutics® Her Introduction into Transcendental Meditation The Problems with Transcendental Meditation and The Rebbe's talk on it Not have any Meditation of any format or religion - not Jewish or other. 11 POINTS FROM THE REBBE’S REQUEST Toratherapeutics and Devora's guided meditations online Passages in the Torah referencing whole health The mind is the meditation & meditation for the body What idolatry is and the problem with bells, gongs, and statues Jewish sources of meditation. The Rebbe wanted to bifurcate health/wellness with the service of God. Yet, they can be integrated to make it easier to pray.
February 17, 2021
62: Liberation, Momentum, and Thriving - The LMT Challenge & Smart Supplementation | Craig McCloskey
Background and how Craig got into health coaching How to address health - what comes first 60 Day LMT Challenge Mindset and Changing from Within Smarter_Supplementation Supplement Guide best recommendations for discovering what supplements are best for an individual You sourced examples of fraudulent supplements at local stores and even online retailers, so can you touch on your 5 rules with purchasing supplements Healthy Together Cookbook There are so many books and resources on health and nutrition, so how do you encourage or recommend individuals with where to start? Health & Nutrition Book Recommendations
February 10, 2021
61: No Brain, No Gain | Coach Johnny Shelby
Show Notes: Background and getting into training endurance athletes Training Method and Using Baseline Performance Testing Train Smarter Not Harder. No Pain no gain  No Brain No Gain Using Technology correctly the process/framework in training, including the holistic part of training (mental, nutrition, meditation, etc), and all the technologies you used. VO2 Max → how good the body is extracting O2 - using the Oxygen - How big there engine is Improve when you recover not when you workout At a Coaching level testing is about eliminating variables How a VO2 Max test can help an everyday athlete - depends on their objective It may not be the immediate test, but rather a blood lactate test could be first Story of a Client who was a swimmer not eating enough because of other girls telling her she eats a lot Story of a triathlete competing for Kona Triathlon Poetry In Motion - mind, body, nutrition, everything crescendoing into this one moment in time they prepared for, sleep, family encouragement, work environment - to execute and perform!
February 03, 2021
60: Money Miracles, Living in Greater Perspective and the Exchange of Currency | Nichole Sylvester
Background and how she transformed her life Her Spiritual Awakening Going to Michael Beckwith at Agape Church: There's a part of you that cannot be broken, tarnished, or damaged by anything in the past Introduction into meditation and a silent meditation retreat run by Michael Beckwith 2 meditation retreats a year for 6 years How she got into coaching and helping women clear voice: help women, share your story, everything will be taken care of Sharing her story → When she shared the things she judged herself for, it actually brought people closer when she embraced it with love. Whatever she felt a nudge to do she would do it Growth with business from low finances to $200,000 the next year. It led to coaching about money and she understood the pain of what women will do when they don't have money - stress, staying in toxic relationships, etc. Money Miracles, Courses, and Podcast Let go of logic and everything that's been to create in the Infinite unknown miracle realm Adopting and Embodying an empowering belief about Money $10,000/month meditation she has When you let go of needing it and recognizing you're fine, it's easier to get How it feels on the body when you envision something money related like checking the bank account or thinking about an unexpected bill Re-training the body to feel safe and be connected to true source and supply. We have to open up and say we have infinite income sources and money comes in unexpected ways. Money shows up in unexpected ways - I am supported at all times. Miracle story she had when she needed money. However, she doesn't recommend living in that space but it was a part of her quantum leaping journey. If Spirit is asking you to do something and you know it is for the betterment of your life and its going to overflow and benefit your community, family, and lineage, you must do it and take the leap; you'll never know the net unless you leap Nichole walks us through her $10,000 month meditation how do I get myself involved in this circulation of exchange and trust that I am worthy and deserving of this receiving? When we have a product or service, we tend to think only of the people in our minds eye, so it appears people aren't going to buy your stuff, etc Living in the greater perspective and understand that money is always exchanging Grant Cardone: Other people have your money, go get it Being Generous with more than money, like with a compliment, sharing, etc - it's all currency Harmonious Hustle Event love what you want to disappear
January 27, 2021
59: Activating Your Vagus Nerve | Dr. Navaz Habib
Dr. Habib's background with health and his eduction in becoming a functional medicine doctor Changing the environment to support his health - the internal environment What’s most important to know about the VN and how it manages various functions in the body 10th cranial nerve (out of 12) coming out of the brain stem. put at beginning 19:23 - 20:35 Neuroplasticity - We are training the nerves to send signals to the bicep, not training the bicep functional lab testing Functional approach to addressing health issues Marrying new science with ancient wisdom The action items especially the type of meditation practice effective breathing Dr. Habib's website SM page @drnavazhabib and his podcast The Health Upgraded Podcast
January 20, 2021
58: High Performance Mindfulness & Mastering the Present Moment | Jake Rauchbach
Show Notes Background  with sports and how Jake got into the mental and mindfulness side of the game and of life What Mind Right Pro programs are like that really helps these players take their games to the next level? Building a relationship before beginning to work with a player (9:35 - 10:33) Key mindset concepts taught & Awareness Expression of self with sport, not Identity with the sport Meditations used with Players & The present moment 🔑 ( 24:422-25:11) The present moment is really where everything good happens in our life Kobe's talk to the LA Chargers - masters of the present moment 🔒 locked in and letting go of everything that isn't what their focused on Observe the thoughts below the surface
January 13, 2021
57: Training Deep, Not Wide | David Ben Moshe
Background and getting into Judaism and fitness after high school Even in prison can be the right place to be How David get connected with Judaism and eventually made a conversion Lessons learned in prison that he now teaches: It's still hard to be grateful for the experience because it is a painful way of learning and the way you're supposed to learn breaks many more people than it makes Starting with the end in mind - where you want to be in the future and what it looks like what's urgent vs what's important Consistency beats intensity 10x out of 10 what would you like to be different in your life when it comes to health and fitness ? Then we can determine small steps to create that lifestyle. It's not about changing your body, its about changing your lifestyle, your body is a representation of your lifestyle and genetics meet Creating a clear vision, rehearsing it, and being open to different paths to getting there I don't care what you don't eat, I care what you do eat If you get enough good stuff in people, naturally the bad goes down  Mixed Modality Movement Going deep with training, rather than just wide Once you learn one tool well, it only takes a fraction of a second to maintain it Meditation Mindfulness & expectations did that feel better, worse, or the same? Training During COVID
January 06, 2021
56: Playing with Transformation & Navigating out of 'Problems' | Jason Goldberg
Show Notes: 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
September 16, 2020
55: Where you've traveled is the terrain you know; a talk on spiritual, mental, and physical health | ND Dr. Adam Rinde
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. Health Scans 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
September 09, 2020
54: Sports Stories, Head in the Game, & Sooner | Brandon Sneed
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
September 02, 2020
53.5 What it means to be a Jew | Rabbi Manis Friedman
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.
August 28, 2020
53: Modesty, Borders, Intimacy vs Sex, & Getting ‘things’ out of the way | Rabbi Manis Friedman
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. " Achieving Intimacy 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
August 26, 2020
52: Continuously Arriving into Stillness | Solo Episode
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. is also where there are links and hyperlinks to resources and research.
August 19, 2020
51: Creating Boundaries | Nima
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
July 22, 2020
50: Identity and all things Sports Performance | Damon Goddard
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
June 24, 2020
49: Theory to Practice, E^2, and Daring to be Mediocre | Pam Grout
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 
June 17, 2020
48: Always Be Generous & know Slow and Steady Wins the Race | Jordan Harbinger
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 Referral currency
June 10, 2020
47: Observing ourselves and others with Nonverbal Communication | Anne-Maartje Oud
Main Topics discussed in this episode with Anne-Maartje Oud: Anne-Maartje background and where the inspiration for body language arose from Effective Behavior 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.
June 03, 2020
The Purpose of Ebb & Flow
Season 2. To clarify the purpose of Ebb & Flow. 
May 27, 2020
46: Toward a Meaningful Life | Rabbi Simon Jacobson
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
May 27, 2020
45: Go Teflon, not Velcro | Noah BenShea
Links: 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. Be silent 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
May 20, 2020
Gratitude and Visualization Meditation
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. 
April 29, 2020
44: 3 ways to foster your life experience
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. 
April 29, 2020
43: Find & Own Your Voice | Sahar Paz
Links: Show Notes: Sahar's Background 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? Listening 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
November 05, 2019
42: Building a Relationship with our Pets & What we can learn from them | Anna Bartosik
Show Notes: Anna's Background  WOOF conference 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 Environment 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.
October 29, 2019
41: Keys to Health and the The Art of Coaching | Luka Hocevar
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 Meditation 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 “ Adaptability intelligence Behavioral changes 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 Links: IG @lukahocevar
October 23, 2019
40: Keys to Study and Productivity Reading | Dr. Lev Goldentouch
Show Notes: 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 Productivity reading Slow vs fast reading Different reading material Reading methods Skimming, scanning, speed reading, slow reading (poetry), with or without sub-vocalization How his family teaches their kids Advice to young adults and kids Links:
October 15, 2019
39: Merging Positive Psychology with Jewish Spiritual Teachings | Rabbi Laibl Wolf
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 
October 02, 2019
38: How I let go and followed what was calling me | My story with ITN
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:
September 24, 2019
37: There's a Community out there for you | Kami Huyse
Show Notes 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.
September 10, 2019
36: Learn anything, do anything, be anything | Jonathan Levi
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 Really resting 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 Links: subscription program: Instagram: YouTube: Book:
September 03, 2019
35: Online fitness training, Social Media, and following your Passions | Ash Porto
 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!  Links:  @ashporto on IG  Ash Porto on YT
July 24, 2019
34: The Big Leap, Upper Limit Problems, and Discovering your Personal Genius | Dr. Gay Hendricks
Show Notes: 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 Wonder! 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.
July 16, 2019
33: Space Exploration, Self Exploration, & asking the right Questions | Dr. John Charles
  Show notes: John's Background 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 Weightlessness  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. 
July 02, 2019
32: CBD & Setting up an Active Lifestyle | Howard Bowens III
Back on the show is Howard Bowens, @bodybybowens:  Our first episode CBD 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 
June 25, 2019
31: Health & Wellness is available to us at our fingertips & Craniosacral Therapy | Ady Burgida
To contact Ady Burgida: 7137038796 4003 Bellaire Blvd Houston In this episode you'll learn about: Background  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.
June 18, 2019
30: Curiosity and Community | Ozeal
Links: Follow him @thinkozeal on SM  Show notes: 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.
June 04, 2019
29: Candid Conversations and Planting Seeds | Unprocessed Jess
  On today's episode, my guest Jess Brassington and I talk about: Links and Resources: IG  @unprocessedjess Intro to Jess Primary foods We're meant to thrive and live abundantly  Wanting to share what you learn with others Her Intention behind wanting to help others Planting seeds  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 Candid conversations  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 Passion test: 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 
May 28, 2019
28: Our Bodies Were Made to be Self-Healing | Dr. Stuart Marmorstein
On today's episode, Dr. Stuart Marmorstein and I talk about: or call   713-955-4009  Show notes: Background  Unconventional chiropractic work Applied kinesiology- muscle testing to see what's going on in someone's body  Body-mind system  A persons mindset can be altered with right words  Transpersonal psychology  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 Cubicle-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
May 21, 2019
27: Working Out & Working In | Kyle Kingsbury
 On today's episode you'll hear Kyle Kingsbury and I talk about:  @kingsbu 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
May 14, 2019
26: Novel Training and what training matters most for you | Coach John Wolf
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 Forgiveness  How can I apply what it is I am choosing to take in today? John's Gift: Big, Energetic, Actual HUGS
May 07, 2019
25: Brain SPECT Scans for Learning and Trauma | Dr. Jay Faber
  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'OPONOPONO Quality of games played like      quality of food you eat Bony pony ranch foundation  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! 
May 01, 2019
24: A NuVision for Health | Dr. Gwen Foster
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 Today's topics: 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.
April 23, 2019
23: Crisis Precedes Transformation | Dr. Dan Engle
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 or on IG @drdanengle
April 16, 2019
Episode 22: A Jew and a Catholic Record a Podcast | Austin Quick
 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 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:  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! 
March 06, 2019
Episode 21: Value Determination & Aligning with Highest Self | KirBeBetter
 “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 Or on Social networks at @Kirbebetter Link: Demartini institute
February 27, 2019
Episode 20: Gifts from my Gamut of Guests
Here are 19 Gifts to fill up your week from the previous 19 episodes: Episode: 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:
February 20, 2019
Episode 19: Why You Should Unplug | Tanya Schevitz from Reboot
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. Follow @rebootjewish Links: 
February 13, 2019
Episode 18 Healing the world 1 conversation at a time with Ezra Mitchell from Mindvalley
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  Links: Ezra’s personal website: Ezra’s Mindvalley Video Cover Letter Mindvalley’s website:
February 06, 2019
Episode 17: ITN Nutrition Certification with Mindy Touzani
 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: Follow her on IG and FB @mindytouzani 
January 30, 2019
Episode 16: Astronomy, Consciousness, and Listening with Dr. Olenick
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! 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 for more!
January 23, 2019
Episode 15: Storytelling and Laughter with Alex Onaindia
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  Communications  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  Links 
January 16, 2019
Episode 14: Bringing More Awareness to our Bodies with Jeneesa Jackson
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
January 09, 2019
Episode 13: Health Benefits of Shabbat Rest
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 Origins [5min] 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,  Mind
January 04, 2019
Episode 12: Creating a Meaningful Life through the lens of Content with Becky Bordo
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 resistance 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 : Jews for Judaism: Social:  @beckytbordo or beckytbord
January 02, 2019
Episode 11: Pathways to Success with Julian Placino
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
December 18, 2018
Consistency in all that we do with Keith Spencer
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.
December 12, 2018
Harnessing a holistic lifestyle with Howard Bowens III
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!
December 05, 2018
What Jew wanna do with yo life
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! 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 she has also recently become the owner of 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 ;)
November 28, 2018
Avenues for Joy and Peace with Frankie Wilson
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!
November 14, 2018
Wholeness and Intentions with Dr. Laura Munoz
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! Peace out!
November 07, 2018
Gratitude in all situations
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.
October 23, 2018
Seeing the Process with Reggie Rusk
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.
October 19, 2018
Pre-Shabbat Podcast #1: The Power of Names
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!
October 19, 2018
Morning Routines & MIndfulness with Tamir Goodman
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.
October 16, 2018
Introduction to the Gamut of Solomon
Embrace the journey that we live
October 15, 2018