Throw Yourself Into the Unknown and Learn to Adapt
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We’re even more sheltered than we realize. Sometimes going off on an epic adventure can shift your entire perspective on the world, and your life.

On a recent episode of The Darin Olien Show, I had a fun conversation with my friend and adventure extraordinaire Erik Cooper. Erik grew up on a horse farm in a small town in Missouri. Even though he moved to New York City at 18 and eventually to LA years later, he lacked adventure in his life. He wasn’t even aware of how much his life lacked adventure until he signed up for his very first one, The Mongol Derby. 

Billed as “the toughest horse race in the world”, The Mongol Derby is a 10-day trek through the Mongolian countryside on the wild native horses of the land. Erik trained for this unprecedented event in his life as much as he could, but as it would turn out, nothing can prepare you for an adventure like this.

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Sometimes staying away from things that scare us can keep us from growing and evolving. Or as…
All About Fitness
All About Fitness
Pete McCall
Josey Greenwell - Accidental Fitness Star
"Change is the only constant in life," was an observation first made by Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Many of us may now be working in careers that were not in our initial plans when we first set out in life. Josey Greenwell is currently a Lead Instructor for Barry's Bootcamp, but fitness was not his original career path. Josey began the journey to become a musician but instead of performing in nightclubs and venues he found his calling in fitness where he now motivates and helps others to achieve their best life through exercise. Recently Josey has made a few more changes, including a return to the recording studio, and is now releasing the album City Games. On this episode of All About Fitness, Josey Greenwell shares his story of how he became a top instructor for Barry's, a leading boutique fitness studio and what making music means to him. This is a fun and lively conversation about how to make the best out of the constant change that defines our journey in life. Follow THIS LINK to find Josey on Instagram: @JoseyGreenwell GO HERE to listen to Josey on Spotify To learn more about Barry's Bootcamp - CLICK HERE BRAND NEW - JUST RELEASED - Functional Core Training and Dynamic Anatomy e-book bundle - FOLLOW THIS LINK to learn how your muscles function when you move and the most effective way to design exercise programs to get the results you WANT! Join Pete for 30 min. HIIT Workouts from the comfort of your own home! Wednesdays and Fridays at 12pm pacific / 3pm eastern, only $10 FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS Interested in the Smarter Workouts 6-week Virtual Group Training program? Go to and sign up for the mailing list - you'll get a free chapter of the book and will be the first to know when the program is ready to launch! Want to learn the best exercises for your glutes? FOLLOW THIS LINK for Glute Reboot, a recorded webinar with Pete McCall and Abbie Appel on everything you need to know about exercise for the most visible part of your body! What's the best way to exercise your inner thigh muscles? Are crunches the best exercise for your abs? FOLLOW THIS LINK to the recorded webinar on Dynamic Anatomy, it includes a copy of the Dynamic Anatomy e-book that will help you understand how your muscles function during exercise. $27 Do you need new ideas for your workouts? Do you want an exercise program that can deliver results without putting you in pain? Each one of the All About Fitness 8-week exercise programs is designed for how your muscles actually function, helping you to gain strength, improve definition and burn calories while slowing down the effects of time on your body 8 week Dumbbell Strength Training - only $12 8 week Kettlebell Conditioning - only $12 8 week Functional Core Training - only $12 Dynamic Anatomy e-book understand how your body functions during exercise for only $14! To learn how to design exercise programs using only 1 piece of equipment, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Learn how your body functions during exercise in addition to workout tips that will work for you from the All About Fitness podcast YouTube channel Go to and sign up for the mailing list to receive a FREE CHAPTER and workout from my book Smarter Workouts @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram to learn great exercise tips and workout ideas
1 hr 9 min
Plant Proof -  Evidence based nutrition
Plant Proof - Evidence based nutrition
Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
Can holistic grazing reverse climate change? A review of Kiss the Ground
In *Episode 111 *I sit down with Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter to discuss claims made in the Kiss the Ground documentary that was released on Netflix a few weeks ago. *Specifically we cover:* * The claims made by the documentary around reversal of climate change * Pro's and Con's of the solutions put forward by the documentary * Holistic grazing and carbon sequestration * Alan Savory and science * Importance of conservation and restoration of forests * Grasslands versus forests for carbon sequestration * What a shift to holistic grazing would mean for diets globally * The evidence based way for individuals to lower their food based environmental footprint * and much more *Resources:* * FCRN Grazed and Confused Report * Paul Hawken's Drawdown Review solutions - Sort by impact and you will see Plant-Rich diets are in the top 4 of all solutions in both scenario 1 and scenario 2 that they put forward. * Maria Nordborg's review of Holistic Grazing and Alan Savory's claims * Tim Searchinger's paper on land use * Matthew Hayek's paper on what a shift from factory farmed cows to grazing cows means for beef supply * Database of environmental science articles on food and planetary health compiled by Dr Tushar Mehta and Nicholas Carter * An expansive article I wrote on our food system and climate change *Book:* My book is coming out early 2021 published with Penguin - I cannot wait to share with you. In the lead up the launch I am going to share information about the title, cover, ways to win a copy, live event dates, free e-books etc. Register your email here so I can keep you up to date. *Want to support the show?* The single best way you can support the show is by leaving a review on Apple podcast app - it only takes a few minutes and would be much appreciated. *Simon Hill, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist * Creator of - a free resource for plant based nutrition information
1 hr 20 min
Redefining Strength Fitness Hacks
Redefining Strength Fitness Hacks
Redefining Strength | Cori Lefkowith
FHP S2: E39 - The Blame Game
Whether we succeed or we fail, ultimately? Well ultimately we are to blame. However, it isn’t easy to accept that we are at fault. It’s way easier to blame outside factors… We didn’t have enough time. The plan was flawed. Work or life obligations got in the way. But guess what? It’s still your fault no matter how “real” or valid the excuses are. And that should actually be a positive thing if we truly want to make a change. Because it then means that ultimately YOU are in CONTROL. When we blame outside forces, we give them the power. We give them power, because we don’t want to be at fault. It sucks admitting you failed. It’s hard to realize we sucked at something. Or didn’t stick to the plan. It’s suck to admit we have a weakness. But when you admit it’s your own flaw? You also gain control of your future. You then have the power to CHANGE your situation. That control, and the acceptance of your failures, is what ultimately leads to your success. Those that succeed honestly often don’t really have a better plan. They didn’t have perfect timing. Shit got in the way and they had countless setbacks. But they owned their failures. Blamed themselves and not things outside of their control. And they put in the work to make the changes. Stop blaming everything but yourself. Because ultimately YOU are in control. Ultimately only you can choose how to react to a situation. Only you can choose to move forward.
3 min
Rebel Weight Loss & Lifestyle
Rebel Weight Loss & Lifestyle
Cristy Code Red Nickel
Instagram Q & A - October 2020
It's always fun to get questions directly from the listeners! So thank you for submitting your questions from chopping wood to pregnancy to choosing goal weight to our favorite sister moment! Every once in a while, we do an Instagram Q&A, and we always get some great questions that we are happy to answer. To start us off, we have a few questions about our custom program. The question is, how do you decide on someone’s goal weight? We have a proprietary formula that we use to determine your goal weight based on 25 years of experience and tens of thousands of people who have come through the program. Another question we get asked a lot is about pregnancy and Code Red. Should someone who is pregnant be in the lifestyle? We believe that everybody should be eating real food, water, and sleep. We don't want pregnant women to lose weight, but they can benefit a lot and give their baby a good start by eating real food, water, and sleep. However, we are not giving medical advice; we recommend you talk with your doctor about what's best for you. Tune in to this episode and hear us answer some more amazing questions from our Q&A. Key Takeaways * How we come up with a goal weight for you in a custom program using a proprietary formula (02:56) * Cristy's eerie ability to be right on goal weight (07:14) * Does artificial sweetener stevia and monk fruit cause an increase in insulin production (08:38) * Are LDL and triglycerides bad? (11:33) * Our favorite sister memories from childhood (16:09) * Pregnancy and Code Red (19:11) * The best ways and types of exercise to incorporate when you are ready (25:11) * Can people who don't drink tea or coffee take MCT oil (28:57) Additional Resources: * * The "Code Red Revolution" book on Amazon * Get your FREE copy of the On-The-Go Guide for Code Red approved food here: * You can find out more about Cristy and the topic covered in this episode by checking out her website here. * Lies My Doctor Told Me By Ken D. Berry --------------------------------------------- Lose your first, next, or last 10 pounds with absolutely NO pills, powders, shakes, or exercise required. Click here to take the 10-pound takedown challenge! Be sure to grab your copy of my book, The Code Red Revolution here. Connect with Cristy: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube
35 min
The Optimal Body
The Optimal Body
Jen Esquer & Dom Fraboni
43 | Using Respiration and Breath to Explore Your Movement Restrictions with Katie St. Clair
Are you a woman in the professional world but suffer from imposter syndrome? Join Dr. Dom and Dr. Jen as they interview Katie St. Clair – certified CSCS and CPT trainer – about her journey of finding her voice in her career.  Listen to this inspiring interview as Katie uncovers her experience with wanting to learn more in her field and gaining back the confidence to go after what she really wants in her career. If you feel as if you have been stagnant in your breath work, or just don’t know how to go about a breath work routine, tune in as Katie explains ways you can strengthen your respiratory system, as well as improve your overall movement quality; as well as the benefits from those routines. What You Will Learn in This Interview with Katie St. Clair: 02:39 – What Katie’s mission is as a mom, or even a woman, in the fitness industry 05:48 – How relevant imposter syndrome is for women in our society 07:57 – What motherhood has taught Katie about time and opportunities 09:05 – What drove Katie to want to keep learning and educating others on fitness 11:59 – The courses that reignited Katie’s passion for fitness and connected the dots for her 17:44 – How Katie explains respiration, or breath work, to her clients 20:08 – Different positions you can try to strengthen your breath work and why they work 24:10 – How our body is connected and the benefits of working up the chain 28:02 – Katie’s basic assessment of Dr. Dom and his fitness background and individual physique 33:54 – Why it's so important to explore your body and strengthen internal cues About Katie St. Clair Katie is a certified strength and conditioning coach, certified personal trainer and owner of Katie St.Clair Fitness. During her over 20 years in the industry, she has worked with collegiate and amateur athletes and general population clients, in private and corporate settings. She is the creator of The Empowered Performance Program, a 12 week online educational seminar for movement professionals. As a lifelong athlete, she values the ability to move well at every stage of life and it is her passion to teach others how to optimize their life through quality movement. She takes an all encompassing approach that utilizes principles from many different systems, along with her own lens as a competitive multi sport athlete to create programming that supports an active lifestyle. Items mentioned in this episode include: Katie's Instagram: Katie's Empowered Performance Program: Katie's Website: _https://www.katiestclairfitness.com_ To see this episode's full show notes and check out the rest of Doc Jen's website, click here: There is still time to get into the #GratefulForMyBody Challenge at only $1/Day! Sign up here: --- Send in a voice message:
39 min
The Model Health Show
The Model Health Show
Shawn Stevenson
TMHS 437: Buying Science, Healthwashing Labels, & Sparking Real Change - With Guest Vani Hari
If you knew an ingredient in your food could make you sick, would you still eat it? Probably not. Yet from orange juice to peanut butter cups, the synthetic ingredients lurking in everyday pantry staples could be doing you more harm than good. And while industrial food producers would love you to think otherwise, poor nutrition is a leading cause of preventable chronic diseases. As the saying goes, you really are what you eat. Our guest on this episode, New York Times bestselling author and food activist Vani Hari, explains “health washing” and shares how innocuous terms like “natural flavoring” can mask toxic ingredients in your favorite foods—and what you can do about it. Vani is no stranger to confronting the food industry, and her investigative work has led to significant changes from major brands like Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Subway, and many others. Armed with what she’s learned in her own personal journey and thousands of hours of research, Vani explains how to empower yourself and your loved ones to make better food choices. While this year has been a rollercoaster, taking charge of what you put into your body—especially during a pandemic—is one small act you can do to regain control and fortify your health. If you’re ready to take a critical look at the food in your kitchen, listen and learn! In this episode you’ll discover: * What century-old food helps fight viruses and reduces symptoms of asthma and allergies. * Why Vani and Shawn value their daily workouts—now more than ever. * Why you need to take agency for your own health instead of depending on others. * How $4 trillion is spent on healthcare every year, yet we’re sicker than ever. * Why “health washing” is a problem. * How food companies use unnatural flavors to create addictive products. * How to get your kids to love vegetables. * Why orange juice companies add synthetic vitamins and ingredients. * What we can do right now to effect change at the community, corporate, and government levels. * How Vani got her brother to change his lifestyle and turn his health around. * The three simple questions you should ask yourself before every meal. * Why it’s important to reach out to family members and neighbors right now. Items mentioned in this episode include: * Get 15% off raw honey & other natural remedies! * Use the coupon code model for 20% off! * Food Babe Kitchen by Vani Hari * Feeding You Lies by Vani Hari * The Food Babe Website / Instagram * TruVani Website / Instagram * Download Transcript Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes: * Apple Podcasts * Stitcher * Spotify * Soundcloud Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation
1 hr 21 min
Align Podcast
Align Podcast
Aaron Alexander
Whitney Miller: Polyamory, Vulva Mapping, and Having Great Sex
Do you wonder how your sex life can improve our relationships– with others and with yourself–either in a monogamous, a polyamory, or an open relationship? In this conversation with Whitney Miller, we talk about the dynamics of monogamous vs. polyamory relationship, we go deep into details of sexuality within relationships and we discuss a very interesting pleasure exploration technique of the vulva: the vulva mapping. In her past polyamory experience, she shares what she learned about herself to be able to thrive in it, namely understand why she got jealous, why she got sad, and how she was able to cultivate meaningful relationships with women by having to constantly have vulnerable conversations which allowed her to truly love the other women. Often, relationships help us to open up a part of ourselves that needs to be exposed in order to heal and to know ourselves better: our thought processes, our patterns, and how we respond to challenges. Whitney tells us how deeply transformative this process was in her open relationship with Audrey Marcus and how that forced her to profoundly dive into herself. She shares with us intimate details of her preferences with candid honesty, so if you are dating or looking to date women this could be a key to understanding what might arouse and please a woman before and during sex. And it’s not at all just about sex: asking the other person meaningful questions is likely to be a skill that enables them to open up. Whitney also tells us what are her own favourites questions, what she finds attractive in a man, and how playfulness is so important. Whitney is a love, sex, and relationship coach: an expert in the realm of union between partners and sexuality. Former Miss United States and sports anchor Whitney Miller has found her true calling helping individuals and couples. Her experiential journey to self-mastery started 5 years ago with her well-publicized open relationship with her fiancé, Aubrey Marcus. Whitney has since joined forces with some of the leading scientists and researchers in the field, and now hosts talks and workshops around the world. What we discuss: [00:04:47] Letting go of how Whitney thought life should be has been making her more open to change. [00:05:50] Where Whitney's need for protecting herself comes from. [00:07:09] What permitted the sensation of safety to let people in Whitney's life. [00:08:34] Why the relationship with Aubrey was fundamental to Whitney's self-discovery. [00:09:09] How we receive superpowers and faults from our parents and our relationships. [00:10:42] Why Whitney thinks there is usefulness in suppressing emotions. [00:11:48] Whitney's latest Ayuashca experience showed her to go over one fear in particular. [00:14:39] Making it through life instead of living life: "If you let out what is within you, it will heal you. If you hold it in, it will destroy you". [00:15:57] Qualities in a man that are attractive to Whitney. [00:17:18] What was attractive in Aubry from Whitney's perspective. [00:19:06] Why Whitney and Aubrey were sincere about the constraints of their polyamorous relationship. [00:20:31] What Whitney feel she learned from her experience in a polyamorous relationship [00:21:39] Is polyamory sustainable and does it have longevity? [00:24:27] Whitney's present terms of relationship preferences. [00:29:38] How does a man show he holds the qualities of stability and safety? [00:32:11] Is it possible to hold a certainty about the relationship course? [00:33:21] What is the process of stepping back and re-access in a relationship? [00:35:59] Whitney's experience in relationships in which one partner goes through change and the other isn't [00:38:07] What good sex means for Whitney. [00:46:14] How does a woman want a vulva massage? [00:46:55] What is vulva mapping and how to do it. [00:48:25] Butt play and anal sex. [00:51:45] What is the perfect set up for sex? [00:54:12] How does Aaron creates contact? [00:56:01] How to ask meaningful questions about the other person. Find more from Whitney: Instagram: @whitnlove Website: Podcast:
1 hr 2 min
The Whole View
The Whole View
Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne
Episode 426: Updates and News From Us!
The Whole View, Episode 426: Updates and News From Us! Welcome back to episode 426 of the Whole View. (0:34) Stacy tells us due to the density of the last few episodes, this time, she and Sarah are going to take a step back, catch up, and give updates after those super wonderful, super long, super informative last few podcasts. Sarah found that pulling the research together for last week's Covid-19 show and summarizing it was emotionally draining. And she's sure it was pretty draining to listen to as well since there weren't very many rays of sunshine in it. Sarah and Stacy decided to do an updates and check-in style show where they have an opportunity to talk about all the little things that are hard to fit into the bigger meaty topic. Sarah decides to start things off by sharing a bit of feedback on some of the more recent shows. Stacy jokes that she's shocked Sarah wants to share positive feedback, saying it's something they never do! Feedback on Episode #424 Stacy shares that a part of her feels a little guilt over doing things like this. (2:28) But she wants to remind listeners (and herself) that it's super important to be aware of and listen to the positive feedback you get in life. So many times, we focus on the negative things that we hear or think about ourselves. It's important to support and encourage ourselves. Stacy does remind the audience that while she and Sarah love the positive feedback, it doesn't drive the show topics. When fans of the show reach out with comments and/or engage with others about the show, it means the world. And encourages her (and Sarah) to continue to do the work that they do. Stacy takes a moment to thank everyone and reminds us all that it's okay to take a moment to feel good abound yourself. Sarah segues into sharing this comment: Sophia says, "This is not an inquiry, more of a comment for show #424. I love love love episodes like this one. I easily eat 30+ various fruit and vegetables a week. The produce bill is very high and we have little to no waste, we eat and use all the vegetables! My main comment is don't forget the sea vegetables like seaweed! I love tossing kombu, arame or wakame into soups and stews. I'll use sushi wrap nori like in a lettuce wrap around stir fried zucchinis and baked fish. My husband is not as much of a fan of seaweed as I am but i still find ways to add it to my food after meal prep. Thanks again for your show, I've been listening for years and still love and appreciate every show." More Thoughts on Fruits and Vegetables Stacy comments that she's sure there are hundreds of vegetables that were missed in that show. She agrees that the category of sea-vegetables is such a good one. And she loves to add them as a sea-salt to a lot of her foods. One of Sarah's staples at her house is every flavor of sea-snacks. For her, Seaweed is a "I feel like something salty" go-to snack in her pantry. She adds that the great thing about that episode is that they could miss a ton of easy-to-find fruits and vegetables. And yet they were still able to list 75-80 different kinds by the end. She also shares how wonderful it was to see that the intended message of "it's okay, you got this, it's not that scary" is what people go out of it. Stacy shares she also received a lot of comments from people who were similar to her: they were scared by that number at first but then went back and realized they were closer than they originally thought. Stacy mentions also seeing a lot from people who don't have a ton of time, or they're overwhelmed with picky-eaters, or they're not sure where to start. She mentions a recent blog post where she outlined every dinner her family ate over 2 weeks and included links to recipes. This alone got her family up to around 26 for those two weeks, not including breakfast, lunch, or snacks. Both Sarah and Stacy thank Sophia for adding yet another thing to the ever0-growing list of things people can do to add a number onto that list. Feedback on Episode #421 This next comment comes from a viewer in regards to Episode #421: Body Image. (10:51) Ashley says, "I just wanted to write and say thank you for using they/them pronouns so easily when talking about Dr. Lindo Bacon on your most recent episode. I have a transgender child and it means so much to me to hear how inclusive your speech was. You ladies are simply amazing all around. Thank you for everything you do!" More Thoughts on Pronouns Stacy shares that this is very kind for Ashley to say, but she feels that it needs to be expected. When Sarah did the research and found Dr. Lindo Bacon, it was something Sarah was very passionate about. And it mattered to Stacy how important it was to Sarah. Stacy feels that that is the intent of the show; to care about the health and wellness of everyone. And if they're not respectful of certain groups of people, how can they expect that group to be well. Sarah explains while doing her research, she noted that Dr. Lindo Bacon listed their pronouns as "they/them/their" in their "about" page. She made sure to note it on her and Stacy's outlines because respect and listening to others is something they talk a lot about in this show. Sarah feels that using the pronouns another person uses to identify themselves is a basic show of respect. To be gender-aware and inclusive is a really important thing to do in our society today. Sarah also shares she works hard to pass that respect onto her children, so they understand just because something is more common doesn't mean that it's the only thing that's normal. Stacy also reminds us that if we do make a mistake and use the wrong word, it's okay. It's okay to be corrected, apologize, and learn. We don't always realize when we're making assumptions. It doesn't make us bad people. Feedback on Episode #419 In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talked about how corn is a gut superfood. Stacy expresses how touched she is at hearing this! Thank you, Donna! Checking In With Sarah's Updates Stacy checks in with Sarah. Sarah comments that the overall theme for 2020 seems to require pretty continuous adaptation. She adds that rolling with the punches, for her, is easier some days than it is others. Her puppy is now at the age where she can hang out and doesn't need undivided attention all waking hours, allowing Sarah to dig into bigger projects. The reason Sarah does things like this podcast is because her brain is happiest when she's feeding it with information and research. The Coronavirus Pandemic ended up putting a major pause on Sarah's book about the gut microbiome. She decided to put everything into two ebooks: The Gut Health Guidebook and The Gut Health Cookbook. She didn't want everyone to have to wait for this long-format information, so she dropped everything to reorganize the project. Now, she's working on wrapping up the last few topics and developing a new plan for publication. Sarah is also preparing the next AIP lecture series on January 18th, 2021. The cart is now open, and there will be Early Bird Pricing until November 1st, 2020. The plan currently is to teach one session next year. Sarah is also offering diversity and inclusion scholarships this year. Information on those scholarships can be found right on the main landing page for the course. Stacy thanks Sarah for taking what they talk about and implementing change. Sarah jokes that she's a huge planner and how 2020 made it very hard to follow her planned-out trajectory. It feels good to get back to where she started the year off and get the information out there on the gut microbiome. Checking In With Stacy's Updates Stacy touches on the Covid updates from last week and how that's impacted her emotionally. She is still home with the kids, and that it doesn't look like they'll be going back to school any time soon. She jokes that she's flip-flopped roles with Matt, who used to be a stay-at-home dad for much of her boys…
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