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The Fit Mess Podcast
Jeremy Grater & Zach Tucker
Two vulnerable guys helping you overcome struggles to achieve your mental and physical wellness goals.
4 days ago
How to Wake Up Grateful Have More Gratitude Every Day with Kristi Nelson
“If we can cultivate not taking things for granted now, we are going to be so grateful when this is over because we will bring such joy to the other things in life." - Kristi Nelson Feeling grateful for life, your home, family, and friends may not come easily this year. But in the new book - Wake Up Grateful - author Kristi Nelson gives insight into what it truly means to be grateful. Rather than focus on finding happiness in every moment, Nelson encourages you to embrace the entirety of your experience, just as it is. In this encore episode, we talk with her about her experience as a 25-year Stage IV cancer survivor, which challenged her to find gratefulness even in the face of daily despair. She shares how you can learn what it means to live gratefully and bring awareness into every moment of every day. We have had a collective wake-up call this year with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on every part of our lives. Events like this bring the important things in life into perspective. Despite the challenges and anxiety 2020 has brought to so many lives, Nelson shows you how to uncover and cultivate gratefulness through questions for reflection, daily exercises, and perspective prompts for appreciating the fullness of life as it is, right now. About the author: KRISTI NELSON is the executive director of A Network for Grateful Living. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership, development, and consulting. She has worked at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Soul of Money Institute. Kristi is a Stage IV cancer survivor who cherishes living among friends and family in western Massachusetts. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Nov 17, 2021
Getting Stronger and More Resilient with The Mad Scientist of Strength, Chris Duffin
Whatever has happened to you, it does not have to define you...it is not who you are. The world may know Chris Duffin as “The Mad Scientist of Strength,” but you wouldn’t have ever guessed that if you saw the scrawny kid skinning rattlesnakes and chasing dragonflies in the early ‘80s. The story of his unconventional life will take you from gripping tales of murder, trauma, heartbreak, and survival deep in the Pacific Northwest wilderness all the way to an idealization of the self-made man—still flawed, but never broken. In this episode, you’ll follow one man’s journey into the darkness of his own heart and witness the transformation of alcoholism, pain, and defeat into vision, character, and victory. Through Chris’s powerful self-realization, you’ll see how the human spirit can be either shackled by circumstance or freed from it. Strength and Reinvention: the Eagle and the Dragon. Are you ready to walk through the fire and make your vision a reality? In this episode, you’ll learn: * How to harness motivation to manifest your will * The importance of mindset and setting goals when it comes to leadership and motivation. * Why introspection is a powerful tool to develop of personal vision * Strategies for intentional and effective goal setting * How to achieve excellence while balancing extremes Resources: Website Facebook Instagram As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners have a chance to win a $1700 prize pack from Inside Tracker. Sign up now! No purchase necessary! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube email@example.com Don't forget to join Zach, Jeremy, and the rest of the community in The Fit Mess Community on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Nov 10, 2021
How Yoga Can Align Your Mind and Body for Better Wellness with Annie Appleby
Yoga isn't for everybody. But if you listen to experts and yoga gurus, often, you'll hear them say that it's something everybody should try for themselves. But why? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Annie Appleby speaks about her own experience with yoga, how yoga changed her life, what yoga's primary purpose is, why you should definitely give it a try, and the story behind how she patented and trademarked the Yoga Force Mat. Find out the primary purpose of yoga training in this episode of The Fit Mess with Annie Appleby! "Yoga just isn't for me!" When Annie first started yoga, she hated it too. Annie was so hesitant to try yoga out at first when a dear friend invited her because she thought it just wasn't going to match with her personality. Annie revealed to us that she's a solid Type-A. For her, someone who runs, does marathons, and has the personality of twenty people just wouldn't be able to find satisfaction in yoga. But despite that, her friend got her to join a session. In class, the yoga teacher advised Annie to give it four sessions. If by the fourth session she still struggles with it and hates it, she shouldn't continue. Annie listened and gave it a chance. By the second try, she hated it. By the third, she still hated it, and she'd also talk a lot in class. Annie observed a significant shift when her yoga teacher helped her focus on her breathing and less on talking. When she started giving more attention to her breathing compared to how opposed she was to doing yoga, that's when it really started to make sense. And just like what her teacher said, the fourth try worked. Find out how yoga influenced multiple aspects of Annie's life in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Annie Appleby: When Annie Appleby first became addicted to yoga in the late 80s, she was frustrated by the lack of hip, fun, comfortable clothing in which to practice it. By 1995, it seemed the only solution would be to found her own company. This entailed contacting clothing manufacturers and dye houses and handling sales, packing, and shipping, entirely out of her condo in LA. A bit much for one person, perhaps, but from these modest beginnings, YogaForce has developed a legion of fans. In addition to yoga studios, health clubs, and spas, Annie's clothing and her patented A-Line Mat have been carried by more than 350 retailers, including Bloomingdale's; Nordstrom; Paragon Sports; The Cleveland Clinic; Sports Club/LA; Equinox; Select Four Seasons, select Ritz-Carlton Hotels and select Joie de Vivre Hotels; Oshman's Japan; Fitness Town Canada; Kitson; Fred Segal; AMAZON; HSN; and YOGAFORCE.COM. Moreover, her brand has been featured in more than 50 top television shows, major movies, and celebrity closets. Outline of the Episode: [01:45] Yoga – you'll hate it at first [03:36] It's such an incredible lesson for life outside of yoga [06:57] What is the real target of yoga training? [09:21] One simple way to start valuing yourself [11:23] Annie Appleby – on her first experience trying yoga [15:08] How did the Yoga Force Mat start? [18:10] Boys are into yoga now too! [21:07] If yoga is challenging, why should you try it? [23:58] Is yoga enough? [27:37] Where should someone interested in yoga start? Resources: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners have a chance to win a $1700 prize pack from Inside Tracker. Sign up now! No purchase necessary! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to join Zach, Jeremy, and the rest of the community in The Fit Mess Community on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Nov 3, 2021
How to Heal Your Hunger and End Emotional Eating with Tricia Nelson
Emotional eating and obesity root deeper than what’s easily visible. But because it's always just about the food and weight, the solutions we come up with are typically only focused on the symptoms and not the deep-rooted causes. For those who battle food dependence, this becomes the point to stop and settle. In this episode of The Fit Mess, Tricia Nelson talks about her proven steps to battling emotional eating, the healthy balance between weight loss and body positivity, the purpose of the PEP Test, and the reason why most diets fail. Can your attitude towards food be hereditary? Find out in this episode of The Fit Mess with Tricia Nelson! Emotional Eating – Where Does it Come From? When asked if emotional eating is a learned behavior or something inherited through DNA, Tricia answered it can be both. When Tricia's parents were still kids, they too had a propensity to gain weight fast. They were naturally chubby kids, and they had a really slow metabolism. Because of this, it also became effortless for Tricia to gain weight when she was growing up. As a result, at a very young age, Tricia was considered bigger than her contemporaries. Tricia's early childhood is just one demonstration of how 60% of emotional eating correlates to heritability or inherited genetic markers, as per one article from VitaGene. This natural trait also gives evidence to her reaction to sweets and alcohol. When Tricia consumes sweets, it's very easy for her to overeat. When she indulges in alcohol, blacking out happens very quickly. If paired with the culture of soothing kids with food, emotional eating becomes a very tricky condition to do away with that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Find out from Tricia if you're an emotional eater in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Tricia Nelson: Tricia Nelson is an internationally acclaimed author, transformational speaker, and emotional eating expert. She has been featured on dozens of radio and television networks, including FOX, NBC, CBS, KTLA, and Discovery Health. Tricia has successfully helped hundreds of people overcome a variety of eating disorders and addictions. Tricia attended Amherst College and began her career working at the Seattle Art Museum. While in Seattle, she began working with a spiritual healer, Roy Nelson (who would later become her husband), who helped her recognize and heal the root causes of her addictions. By creating a lifestyle steeped in positive self-care, self-love, and improved self-esteem, Tricia was able to stop drinking and overeating. She has maintained a fifty-pound weight loss for close to 30 years now. Tricia has spent the past three decades studying the addictive personality and shares her findings in workshops and retreats both in-person and online. Many doctors, psychologists, and other health practitioners benefit from her insight about what drives people to overeat and how to stop. Outline of the Episode: [01:06] Jeremy and Zach – on experiences with emotional eating [04:11] Food as a source of comfort [07:51] Tricia Nelson – I was a miserable yoyo [11:03] A lot of people think only the obese indulge in emotional eating… [15:01] Quelling emotions with food can grow into a monster that's hard to stop [19:29] Our misconceptions about body positivity [22:30] The acceptance and resignation in dealing with obesity and transformation [26:42] Tricia's Six (6) Self-care Success Secrets [30:30] What is the PEP Test? [33:54] Where can you start in your better path towards fighting emotional eating? Resources: Website Podcast Are you an emotional eater or a food addict? Find out from Tricia now! Also, join Tricia and others on The Secret Sauce to End Emotional Eating Facebook Group. As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube email@example.com Don't forget to join Zach, Jeremy, and the rest of the community in The Fit Mess Community on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Oct 27, 2021
Learn the Secret to Turning Your Pain Into Your Superpower with Jill McAbe
Looking back at your own milestone can reveal things about where you started and what took you to where you are now that you might've already forgotten. The glory moments, losses, and sometimes even the old pain. If 'your pain is your superpower' is true, then where do we start? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Jill McAbe speaks about the great opportunity in hurting, how to reverse-engineer success, what she learned about the concept of leadership in relation to having followers, how purpose is defined, and as well as every insight from her book It's Go Time! Not feeling great about where you are? Then, listen to this episode of The Fit Mess with Jill McAbe! The Buffet of Life Sometimes, understanding things like purpose, mission in life, and values can be complicated when you're young. But in this episode, Jill explains why that's normal. Because you're still growing and have not seen half of your life yet, it's totally okay to not know everything crucial to your purpose. At least not yet. Jill uses the metaphor "buffet of life" when describing life's experiences. For someone who's already had more experience in life, their table would generally be more full or many in number than someone young. And because there's more at their table, they have more to reassess when identifying the experiences that gave them fulfillment. These experiences will help them better figure out the situations in their lives that gave genuine happiness, value, and the feeling of fireworks. For someone younger, this is also why it's essential to continuously put yourself out there. Exploring different things can expose you to many POVs that you can't learn if not firsthand. Listen as Jill McAbe talks about why having a list of your stories is vital to soul searching in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Jill McAbe: Jill McAbe—bestselling author and celebrated coach in business success, strategic planning, finding purpose, and the science of high performance and change. Jill has helped generate over 100M for her clients, impacting thousands of people worldwide by doing business that uplifts us and creating emotional and financial prosperity. Frustrated by the absence of business methods for expertise-based entrepreneurs who want to create time for life, in 2018, Jill launched BOOM U, an incubator and training company for professionals, creatives, and entrepreneurs who want to start and scale businesses that make them feel alive and inspired. Jill has dedicated her career to the science of turning dreams into reality. Her best-selling book, It's Go Time, now available in bookstores, is your go-to source for starting and scaling an expertise business. It's Go Time teaches everyone a scientific process for figuring out what you want and how to achieve it. Outline of the Episode: [01:57] Zach's career and value mismatch [04:04] Jeremy – on reverse engineering your definition of success [07:39] Success and happiness are destinations [12:21] Jill McAbe on entrepreneurship, wealth, and happiness [16:00] There's almost no uncontested advice about leadership [19:17] Purpose creates an intrinsic sense of enjoyment [23:48] Why is it sometimes hard to see your purpose? [29:17] The realm where you need to work with someone else [32:01] How do you go down a better path? [36:25] Growth happens in the friction points Resources: Jill McAbe | Website LinkedIn Instagram Grab your FREE copy of It's Go Time!, Book by Jill McAbe + A FREE Breakthrough Call: https://www.jillmcabe.com/fitmess?r_done=1 As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Facebook Group YouTube firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Oct 20, 2021
Biohacking or BS? Fact vs Fiction in the World of Self-Help with Mads Friis
The word 'biohacking' doesn't sound simple at all. A lot can agree to that. But did you know that biohacking is also done in so many simple ways? Although the real question now is, will it really help? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Mads Friis talks about the power of curiosity, why common sense is not common practice, the pros and cons of neurofeedback, and biohacking: the complicated and easy parts. Get to know the crazy results from biohacking in this episode of The Fit Mess with Mads Friis! Happiness: An Incremental Thing As the host of the podcast GrowthIsland, Mads talked a bit of his own experience regarding the many tips and tricks imparted to him by guests. Because the common theme of the show lies in self-development, Mads' guests vary in field. From professors, psychologists, coaches, to entrepreneurs, GrowthIsland has heard it all from everyone. Despite that, Mads admits that he can't help but sometimes want more wisdom from guests. When he asks questions like, "what advice can you give to achieve happiness?" often, the answer is elementary. He can't help but want more than just hearing stuff like 'be easy on yourself.' He needed more; until it really hit him. Sometimes, we just overcomplicate things. Mads realized that the pursuit of happiness starts with what's fundamental. True enough, happiness would be tough to achieve if one only sleeps five hours a night. That's fundamental! Listen as Mads shares his life's most iconic influences in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Mads Friis: Mads is a happy camper who tries to live life to the fullest. He has always been interested in personal growth and high performance, from playing different sports at a high level from a younger age to discovering books by the Dalai Lama to Anthony Robbins. The journey led to Mads completing a Bachelor in Business and Psychology at Copenhagen Business School and a Master with a semester studying Psychology at Harvard University. In his extensive research, Mads has found that many of the resources focus 80% on the problems we are facing and only 20% on the solutions. He wants to flip this statistic around. The constant curiosity to learn more and desire to contribute to a more positive and fun way of learning about these subjects is what drives most of his work. Outline of the Episode: [01:01] Self-help books are just so popular! [03:15] The self-help that works for others may not work for you [08:17] Why did Mads Friis get into the self-development space? [09:02] Perspective is everything! [12:37] People struggle with applying basic things in their lives [16:07] How can someone become driven in nature? [19:23] Who are Mads' inspirations in life? [21:25] About a study on a biohacking technology in Israel [24:15] The benefits of Neurofeedback [27:51] One straightforward form of biohacking Guest Resources: Website LinkedIn Instagram As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube email@example.com If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Oct 13, 2021
How to Take the Guesswork Out of Your Diet with Award-Winning Chemical Engineer, Three-Time Champion Fitness Competitor, Christine Hronec
We all know that diet takes up more of the pie than work-out when it comes to building our ideal physique and health. But with the amount of complexity and misinformation we constantly face when it comes to managing the food we consume, how efficient can we be when taking our diet seriously? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Award-Winning Chemical Engineer, Three-Time Champion Fitness Competitor, Christine Hronec talks us through BMRs or Basal Metabolic Rates, weighing scales, how protein is calculated, her rule of thumb for calorie burning and the critical mindset to have when exploring weight loss. Find out how to go past the complexity of health building in this episode of The Fit Mess with Christine Hronec! Do Dietary Supplements Work? The answer is yes, of course, they do! The results are undeniable if we look at people who understand how they work and know how to use them. Although, Christine admits that there’s also a lot of nonsense going around in the dietary supplements industry. It’s common, and a lot are not reaping the benefits they need from it. This is due to good marketing. As somewhat of a tip, in the episode, Christine clarifies one idea that can help us move away from all the non-sense in the business of diet. When taking dietary supplements, it’s essential to understand that dietary supplements allow you to get the nutrients you need that are otherwise hard to receive from whole foods or from whatever is only available to you. Knowing this helps us make more informed decisions regarding what we need and do not need when it comes to the food and dietary supplements we take. Listen to Christine Hronec as she talks more about the mindset of health building in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Christine Hronec: Christine Hronec is a food scientist, chemical engineer, fitness champion, and founder of Gauge Girl Training (25+ million views on YouTube and 40,000+ success stories). Christine has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post, and on Extra, Fox News, and CBS. Outline of the Episode: [01:54] Nutrition, for some, is just very complicated. [04:02] There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the food we’re eating! [08:20] We can be the experts of our own bodies. [13:52] Why do we need dietary supplements? [15:19] There are plenty of sources for plant-based protein. [22:33] Are numbers the most important when it comes to weight loss? [25:00] Is it 70% diet, 30% workout? [28:55] The ‘100 Calories Per Mile’ Rule [32:58] How important is the mindset to change? [36:03] First step: Just show up! Resources: Christine Hronec's Website Gauge Girl Training on YouTube Christine Hronec's Instagram Calculate your macros in 10 easy steps! Download your FREE Macros Blueprint NOW! As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Oct 6, 2021
Using Red Light Therapy to Improve Your Health And Wellness With BioLight Founder Dr. Mike Belkowski
Since the invention of the light bulb, human beings have been spending more and more time indoors. We’re increasingly locked inside, staring at screens, surrounded by artificial light. As a result, we are hidden from natural light sources that can improve our mood and make us much healthier and more resilient to diseases. That’s why our guest this week has worked with engineers to develop devices designed to provide an enhanced Red Light Therapy experiences. Dr. Mike Belkowski is the founder of BioLight and host of the Red Light Report podcast. In this episode we talk with him about why red light has the ability to boost mitochondrial health and heal the body at a cellular level. Dr. Belkowski doesn’t only rely on his own products for healthy light exposure. He suggests getting outside in the morning when the sun is rising to try sun gazing. As the name suggests, sun gazing is the practice of looking directly at the sun to connect with and soak in its powerful energy. Some people who practice it say it boosts their energy levels reduces stress and helps them feel more grounded, centered, and positive. That may be because sunrise is when there's the highest proportion of natural red and near-infrared light. Sungazing can be done during sunset as well, but the benefits are not believed to be as powerful. So give the episode a listen while you watch the sunrise and soak up that free red light therapy, and a multitude of internal physiological benefits. There's the cascade of events that happens when your eyes are exposed to that red and near-infrared light in the morning. So that's super important, but also it's free...just like this episode! Dr. Belkowski will also be speaking at the Biohacking Congress this month. We'd like to invite you to attend in person in Miami or watch a live stream. It’s going to be a life-changing weekend with 25+ world-known speakers on Biohacking; 20+ Health companies, ecological products, digital health devices; 200+ onsite attendees; 1000+ online guests. Get 50% OFF to both Onsite and Live Stream admissions with promo code HACK50. To purchase tickets, go to https://biohackingcongress.com/." Outline of the Episode: [1:52] Join the meditation challenge [4:06] Zach’s red light therapy experience [5:33] Red light therapy’s positive effect on mitochondria [13:47] Different types of red light [17:17] Dangers of EMF (electromagnetic field) [20:52] Biolight products explained [23:02] Different benefits of red light therapy [25:36] Treating mental health disorders with red light therapy [30:28] Free alternative red light therapy sources [35:38] Sungazing experiences Resources: Guest Website As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Facebook - Follow us here and join our new Facebook Group. This month we are pushing each other to develop and maintain a consistent meditation practice. Group members get free and deeply discounted access to meditation tools like Headspace, Balance and Healthy Minds. Website Twitter Instagram YouTube Our email address is: email@example.com If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Sep 29, 2021
How To Change The Way You Feel About Your Body with Emily Lauren Dick
It is alarming how easy body-shaming becomes a topic for teasing and bullying to little kids. With peer pressure, its effects can be more damaging to the mind of someone innocent. But how can we adults protect them from this if we struggle with it? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Emily Lauren Dick talks about her book Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body and what it tells us about body positivity and the steps we can take to make it practical in our daily lives. The episode also tackles the role of media in the issue, how it affects both women and men, and how your body perception can affect your parenting. Find out how a healthy body outlook is defined in this episode of The Fit Mess with Emily Lauren Dick! One Move Toward Body Positivity For Emily, there are countless ways where one can move toward body positivity. Focusing on non-physical achievements, dressing comfortably, and talking to a therapist are just a few of the many steps people can take to nourish a healthier outlook of their bodies. But aside from the ones she mentions in her book, Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body, Emily decides to take this movement forward through one particular step. She wants advertisers to take accountability for the images they show. By partnering with the organization Live Life Unfiltered, they plan to soon launch a campaign called ‘Show Me Unfiltered.’ This campaign will take after the law in France, effective in 2017, that required commercials to use disclaimers for any sort of image that is digitally altered. Being the leading source of oversexualized and unrealistic models of what a person’s body should look like, especially a woman’s body, this big move is a demand of transparency for mainstream media. The law being successful in France is proof of how it can possibly be done anywhere. Listen to Emily Lauren Dick as she talks about how health isn’t only physical in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Emily Lauren Dick: Emily Lauren Dick is a body image expert and activist who is committed to making girls feel comfortable in their own skin. Her book, Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body, is the number one resource for young adult women who desire to redefine and understand true beauty. Emily believes that educating young people about body image, teaching resiliency, and normalizing real bodies is critical in combating negative thinking and improving self-esteem. Emily holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women Studies and Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She is also a self-taught professional photographer who has photographed hundreds of women, including all of the young women included in her Body Positive book. Emily is the Marketing Manager for her family’s pizza business and considers herself a dreamer and “wearer of many hats.” Emily lives with her children, husband, and dog in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Outline of the Episode: [02:10] Children listen more to what you do than what you say. [06:51] About the book Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body [08:29] The media sells the female image all while sexualizing it. [14:13] Health is not visible! [16:25] Your body will always change because it adapts. [20:47] What Emily’s Ten Steps to Loving Your Body is all about [23:59] What is thinspiration? [29:13] Pressure to get jacked: How can we improve ourselves without changing ourselves? [32:40] If your young kid is asking for Tiktok, that’s serious! [35:31] Zach’s vegan approach to normalizing cholesterol levels. Resources: Guest Website Emily Lauren Dick on Instagram Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body firstname.lastname@example.org As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube email@example.com If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Sep 22, 2021
Why You Should Eat the Cake: Simple Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
The path to wellness can't be achieved through just one thing. It can't be done by just working out, and it can't be done by just meditating. Being healthy is about doing many different things for your physique, health, and especially your mind. Today, we are joined by someone who did all those. In this episode of The Fit Mess, Coach Kayla Marie talks about the role of 'confidence' in body development, why yoga is a great place to start holistic wellness, why sticking with it helps do the inner work, and more about what you need to hear to feel good about your body and self. Aside from yoga, learn where your wellness work needs to start in this episode of The Fit Mess with Kayla Marie! Movement is basic At one point in the talk, Zach remembers an injury he once had. It was a weird injury on his back, and it caused him to be bedridden for four days. Because it was on his back, he felt pain even when doing the most basic things... After recovering from the injury, Zach saw the value of his body. He started appreciating walking down the stairs, playing with his daughter, and doing other everyday activities even more. These things seemed nothing significant to him before. But because, for a time, he experienced how it's like to not be able to do them despite how minor they are, Zach sees the value better in having that ability. For Kayla, moments like that are where movement becomes medicine. When we realize how that fundamental thing may not be so fundamental to some people, especially those permanently disabled, we become more aware of its real powers and purpose in our lives. As a result, we become less likely to take it for granted. Find out how you can start moving toward a body that you love more with Kayla Marie in this episode of The Fit Mess! About Kayla Marie: Kayla is the owner and head coach at CrossFit for the People. Through a passion for movement and enabling others to use fitness as a means to pursue excellence by realizing their potential, Kayla loves helping others to grow past their comfort zones and accomplish things they never thought possible. Kayla believes CrossFit offers an opportunity to continuously seek out ways to be better; this is the reason she opened CrossFit For The People, a space for people to show up, work hard, and be their best selves. When she isn't at CFTP, you can find Kayla teaching yoga at The Hot Yoga Spot, walking her two dogs Segway and Scooter, spending time with friends and family, and constantly looking for new ways to experience life from all angles. Outline of the Episode: [01:56] Zach on why yoga is soooo helpful [04:36] How did Kayla Marie get started in the health and wellness space? [08:01] Crossfit can also be your yoga! [12:52] Movement is such a fundamental ability that most people take for granted. [16:00] Eat real food and be aware of what your body needs and doesn't need. [19:51] You can do it, and you belong as long as you start now! [23:43] The issue of confidence can sometimes be weird. [27:35] Do you have to devote a lot of time to become healthy? [31:38] Some people have struggles we're not aware of. [36:06] Eat the cake and be kind to yourself! Resources: CrossFit For The People Hot Yoga Spot As a bit of a treat, Fit Mess Podcast Listeners get a 25% off upon signing up on Inside Tracker. Sign up now! Connect with The Fit Mess Podcast on: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoyed this episode, head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe!
Sep 15, 2021
How to Hack Your Nervous System to Get Better Sleep, Deeper Meditation, and Less Stress with Dr. David Rabin
What do you feel when you think about your favorite relaxing music, when someone calms you with touch, or when you receive a warm hug? It’s soooothing, right? Well, what would you think about having something that you can wear, and does all of the mentioned above? Interesting! In this episode of The Fit Mess, Dr. David Rabin talks everything that you should know about Apollo Neuro – the stress-soothing invention that buzzed everyone during the pandemic. As we go along with what we can expect from Apollo, Dr. Rabin also explains vibrations, the causes of restlessness, what current events should remind us about, the quick tips to relieve you from stress, and so much more. Hear about why Apollo Neuro is groundbreaking in this episode of The Fit Mess with Dr. David Rabin! Are you confused? During the show, Jeremy asks Dr. Rabin a very interesting question. He wondered if the body would go into a confused state if the device was put on ‘relax’ mode and at the same time, iconic ha…
Sep 8, 2021
Learn the Four Gifts Experienced by Highly Sensitive People with Courtney Marchesani
Every individual carries a level of intuition. In fact, it can even be measured scientifically. But how can your intuition, or sensitivity and such, play a role in your life? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Courtney Marchesani talks about the book she authored entitled Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive, the four types of highly sensitive people, how sensitives can channel their sensitivity, and as well as the uncanny story of how she discovered her intuitiveness. Before and after the interview, Zach and Jeremy also talk about the value of listening to one’s inner voice and how always powering through life isn’t always going to power you through. There is a ton of value about sensitivity and what it can mean to you in this episode of The Fit Mess with Courtney Marchesani! A Hundred People and a Japanese Puzzle When Courtney was asked whether high-sensitivity can be developed consciously or not, she brought up a study conducted by Dr. Garry Nolan of Stanford Institute to highlig…
Sep 1, 2021
The One Ring to Rule Them All. How to Reach Your Fitness Goals and Look Good Doing it with Harpreet Singh Rai
Wearable fitness trackers. Everyone’s got one these days…or maybe more than one. You can use them to keep tabs on everything from calories to steps to the amount of water you drink. But are you keeping track of your sleep? Not just how much, but how efficient your sleep is to help you recover and be ready for the challenges of the day ahead. That’s the promise of the Oura Ring. It’s been around for a while but the company behind it is really picking up steam and this week we talk with its CEO, Harpreet Singh Rai. He explains why the ring is a powerful device to help you reach your goals and keep you looking good while you do. In this episode you’ll learn: * What heart rate variability is and why it’s an important health marker * What sets the Oura Ring apart from other fitness trackers * Tips to improve the quality of your sleep * Simple changes to make your sleep more efficient * How tracking your sleep may prevent the spread of illness Links Mentioned in th…
Aug 25, 2021
Learn About the Secret Ingredient that's Being Called the Superfood of the Future With Catharine Arnston
In this episode, we talk with the very energetic owner and founder of ENERGYBits, Catharine Arnston. She started ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and was advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her recover. We explore how Catharine’s desire to help and her keen research skills helped her discover the powerful potential of algae and what it may be the next great superfood. In this episode you’ll learn: * The health benefits of spirulina and chlorella * Why algae is a misunderstood and nutrient-dense superfood * How spirulina could replace a number of supplements you take every day * The difference between toxic algae in local waters and the algae you should be eating * How to use algae for more energy and better recovery Links mentioned in this episode: ENERGYbits (Use Promo Code FITMESS for 20% off) InsideTracker Biohacking Congress in Miami (Use Promo Code HACK50 for 50% off tickets) Seaspiracy Film
Aug 18, 2021
Busting the Calorie Myth and Helping You Eat, Think, and Live Better with Jonathan Bailor
KETO, South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian…figuring out which diet is right for you is enough to drive you insane. You’ve likely tried 1 or more of them with varying results. Our guest this week says all of them have some aspects that will work for some people but not others...and that all of them are often missing a key ingredient that could help you achieve your fitness goals while remaining sane. We are joined by Jonathan Bailor. He is the creator and host of the new film “Better.” In this episode, he shares how personal tragedy led him to dedicate his life to finding a better way to eat, think, and live, and one that reverses the causes and symptoms of top risk factors for COVID complications and death: Diabetes and obesity or has he calls it "DIABESITY." In this episode you’ll learn: * Why calorie counting doesn’t work * What most diets get wrong * Simple ways to improve your diet * What your body weight set point is * Why “dia…
Aug 11, 2021
90 Seconds to Whole Brain Living with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Our guest is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. She is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist and author of: Whole-Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life. In this episode, she explains why we have much more power over what is going on inside of our brains than we have ever been taught. When we understand our Four Characters we gain the power to choose who and how we want to be in every moment regardless of our external circumstances. Dr. Jill also debunks the myth that we use only 10% of our brain as well as the idea that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking. Her first book “My Stroke of Insight” spent 63 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list in 2008. You may also recognize her from the first TED talk that ever went viral on the internet, where she detailed her profound experience with her stroke. That TED talk has now received over 27 million views. In this episode you’ll…
Aug 4, 2021
Break Free From Your Comfort Zone and Take a Leap of Faith with Neil Seligman
There’s a famous scene from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where, in his quest for the holy grail, he must make a leap of faith by stepping out onto what turns out to be an invisible bridge to cross a bottomless pit. He clearly has his doubts and knows if he’s wrong it will cost him everything. But if he trusts his faith the reward will be immeasurable. He takes that first most important step and then the rest of the path becomes clear… That scene is a great analogy for what has been happening recently in our lives and that of our guest. His name is Neil Seligman. He is a leading Mindfulness Expert and Inspirational Speaker, and the founder of The Conscious Professional, a Mindfulness, Resilience, and Wellbeing Consultancy. In our interview Neil shares insights from his own personal journey to help you trust your instincts and take a leap of faith. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How to trust your inner voice * Why it’s important to get out of your comfort zone…
Jul 28, 2021
Why the Secret to Better Health May Be in Your Blood with Karina LaMarr
Eating healthy meals and getting proper nutrition and exercise can be overwhelming. Too often we grab the nearest packaged snack from the pantry or skip a workout because we’re just too busy or unmotivated. So, what do you do? For answers to these common difficulties, we turn to our guest this week, Karina LaMarr. She is a Chef Nutritionist, and Culinary Educator, a Master Herbalist, and is certified in Sports Medicine. She shares a variety of tips to overcome the obstacles that get in the way of your wellness goals. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why donating blood is not only helpful but healthy! * Tips to overcome depression * How to let go of what’s holding you back * Why diets are temporary * How to eat for your body’s needs * Why your scale is a liar Resources Guest Website Fit Mess Toolkit
Jul 21, 2021
Learn the Diet Secret That Fuels Some of the World's Top Athletic Performers with Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke
You don’t have to be a world-class athlete like Tom Brady, Serena Williams, or Chris Paul to experience the benefits of a plant-based diet. But the example they set sure makes a compelling case that it might be worth trying if you want to improve your physical performance and recovery. That’s the assertion made by our guests this week. Matt Frazier is the founder of No Meat Athlete and author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. He is a marathoner and ultrarunner, whose life as an endurance athlete changed when he found that he could run longer and faster on a plant-based diet. Robert Cheeke is the founder of Vegan Bodybuilding and is a two-time natural bodybuilding champion and has followed a plant-based diet for more than twenty-five years. Together, they are the Authors of The Plant-Based Athlete: A Game-Changing Approach to Peak Performance. They share with us tips and strategies that have helped some of the world’s most competitive athletes perform at the top of their game...…
Jul 14, 2021
Are You Feeling Lost? Really Good Advice on Getting From Here to There with Hallie Bateman
Hallie Bateman is is an illust-writer based in Los Angeles. She is the author of “DIRECTIONS: Really Good Advice for Getting from Here to There.” In this episode, we talk with her about following your intuition, overcoming doubt, and what it means to truly be alive. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why you should follow your intuition * How art can help you heal and connect with others * Why overcoming doubt is important * How to learn to love yourself * Why you should not be embarrassed - ever Resources Guest Website Fit Mess Toolkit
Jul 7, 2021
Learn the Secrets to Building True Mental, Physical and Emotional Toughness for Success and Fulfillment with Greg Everett
Greg Everett is a national champion weightlifting coach, a documentary filmmaker, and the author of “Tough: Building True Mental, Physical & Emotional Toughness for Success & Fulfillment.” We talk with him this week about what being tough truly means, and why it matters. He shares practical tools and advice that will help to build confidence and create disciplined habits to support your goals. Breaking down the stereotypical image of what “toughness” usually looks like, he shows us a better and more complete picture and how to get there. In this episode, you’ll learn: * What it means to be tough * How to stick to your commitments * Why it is important to be tough * What you can learn from your emotions * How to build character Resources Guest Website Fit Mess Toolkit
Jun 30, 2021
Money is Energy: How To Attract More Of It with Madeline Gerwick and Peg Donahue
Our guests this week are Peg Donahue and Madeline Gerwick. In their new book, “Money is an Energy Game” they argue that money IS energy, and your bank account is a reflection of your energetic money imprint. These two women are experts at "playing the energy game" in their own lives and advising others. Madeline Gerwick is renowned internationally for her annual Good Timing Guides, advising businesses and investors on advantageous astrological cycles; and Margaret "Peg" Donahue, MBA and former college educator, has used these techniques to grow a successful and fulfilling Feng Shui practice. In this episode, you’ll learn: * What a positive money vibe is and what contributes to it * What blocks someone’s ability to attract money * The most common ways we push money away from ourselves * Top techniques for attracting money * Why beliefs are encoded in your language. * Why telling negative stories decreases your prosperity Resources Guest Website: https://mone…
Jun 23, 2021
What Your Therapist Won't Tell You with Kelsey Darragh
Kelsey Darragh is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker who you’ve probably seen producing hundreds of videos on the internet. While she built a massive following and fanbase online, Darragh was quietly dealing with major depressive disorder, panic attacks, and chronic pain. In this episode, she shares her struggles with anxiety, imposter syndrome, and the shit they don’t tell you in therapy about anxiety disorder, panic attacks & depression. In this episode you’ll learn: * Why mental health is a lifelong journey * The difference between healthy and debilitating anxiety * Why mental health should be taught at a very early age * How to change your relationship with anxiety * Why curiosity is key to managing mental illness Resources: Guest Website: https://www.kelseydarragh.com/ Fit Mess Toolkit: https://www.thefitmess.com/p/affiliates/ Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/fitmessguys/
Jun 9, 2021
Man Enough: Undefining Masculinity with Justin Baldoni
"Jane The Virgin" star Justin Baldoni explains how his new book, "Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity," helps readers think outside of the traditional definition of masculinity. Baldoni's ultimate goal is to share the connection and joy that can be found for anyone who identifies as male on the journey away from “enough.” A journey instead to masculinity that is undefined, complex, sensitive, open, and rooted in the connection between the head and the heart. In this episode, we discuss: * What is man enough? * What It Really Means to Be Brave * How the effects of traditionally defined masculinity have become one of the most prevalent social issues of our time. * Strength and vulnerability, female empowerment, relationships and marriage, racial justice, bullying, gender equality, body image, work-life balance, and fatherhood. * The Body Issue: From Head to Toe and All Parts Between * Raising Children When We're Still Growing Up Ourselves Resources Guest Website…
Jun 2, 2021
How to Reduce Stress and Boost Brain Health Naturally with Dr. Teralyn Sell
You don’t need us to tell you that food is important for health, mood, and mindfulness. The tricky part is figuring out which foods to eat and when to eat them. This week, Dr. Teralyn Sell, Psychotherapist, and Brain Health Expert joins us to talk about the connection between your food and your mood, and what to eat to promote overall health and wellness. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why your morning coffee is making you more tired * Which foods to eat to improve brain and mental health * How stress affects your brain * Ways to combat stress naturally * Why the best rules are sometimes having no rules Resources Guest Website Fit Mess Toolkit
May 26, 2021
5 Facts To Know About Stress And Its Effect On Health with Dr. Vikki Petersen
Stress. We have all have it. Work, family, friends, pandemics... it seems as if our collective stress levels have seemed to hit an all-time high throughout this past year. While stress seems like an inevitable, natural response in our everyday lives at this point, it is important to know that it is actually wreaking havoc on your overall health and wellness. Dr. Vikki Petersen is co-founder of Root Cause Medical Clinics. She’s a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Chiropractor, and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She shares 5 facts to know about stress and its effect on health and what you can do to combat it. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why Stress Causes a Major Imbalance in the Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous System * Why Stress Prevents Production of Sex Hormones * How Stress Inhibits Melatonin Production * Why Under Stress, Your Body Eats Up More B Vitamins and Nutrients * How Stress Lowers Your Immune Response Resources Guest Website Fit Me…
May 19, 2021
18 "F" Words That Will Change Your Life with Shawn Rawls
In this episode, we’re joined by Shaun Rawls. He is the author of “F-It-Less: 18 F-words To Reframe And Repurpose Your Life." We talk with him about how to examine your own life--to see if it is one you've consciously crafted or one you simply allowed to unfold. To truly listen to your heart and gut, and to honestly acknowledge the areas of your life where you've compromised love and happiness for money, safety, security, or--worse--fear. Learn why saying "F-it!" doesn't always mean you are giving in or giving up. With the right tools, it can actually mean you are ready to pursue a better life--one of greater ease, meaning, and purpose--a truly "F"-It-Less life. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why ’fine’ - the enemy of ‘fantastic’ * How to silence the voice that tells you you’re not enough * What “reframing' is, why it's a must and how to do it * What is ‘floating’ and why is it critical to your mental health? * Why we adapt when we shouldn’t * W…
May 12, 2021
What is the Law of Attraction with Karen Eldad
In this episode, we’re joined by Karen Eldad. She is the founder of With Enthusiasm Coaching, a Leadership Psychology Expert, and host of the Coached Podcast. We talk with her about getting curious about who you are, why you do what you do, and how to do what you want to do next. She’ll challenge what you think you know about money, success, relationships, love, parenting, politics, personal development, and get you to stop chasing stability. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How to get really clear on what you want and why you want it. * Why your comfort zone is holding you back. * How to get rid of what’s been blocking you. * What the Laws of Attraction are. * How to see the fullness of your potential. * Why no goal is too big. Resources Guest Website Fit Mess Toolkit
May 5, 2021
Building a Better Body Image with Erica Mather
In this episode, we’re joined by Erica Mather. She is the author of “Your Body, Your Best Friend: End the Confidence-Crushing Pursuit of Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Embrace Your True Power.” We talk with her about how breaking free from the cultural messages that feed negative body image and stand in the way of becoming your most authentic and radiant self. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How body image shapes mental health and wellness * The power of healthy body image on physical fitness and strength * How to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin * Why your thoughts and feelings about your body affect the way you relate to the world. * How to let go of unrealistic beauty standards * The benefits of these sustainable lessons for maintaining a healthy body image * How to love your own body Resources Guest Website Fit Mess Toolkit
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Apr 28, 2021
The Art and Science of Essential Oils with Jodi Cohen
In this episode, we’re joined by Jodi Cohen. She is the author of “Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body.” We talk with her about using essential oils to tackle many of the common effects connected to brain fatigue: anxiety, crankiness, depression, loneliness, lack of sleep, and an inability to focus. As the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, Jodi combined her training in both nutritional therapies and in aromatherapy to create a catalog of utterly unique, proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils. In this episode, you’ll learn how Essential Oils can: * Optimize sleep * Enhance brain flow & circulation * Fuel the brain with energy * Calm inflammation * Amplify & activate healing * Ease Anxiety and Depression * Improve Focus Resources Guest Website Guest Book Fit Mess Toolkit
Apr 14, 2021
How to Live the Life of Your Dreams with Steve Cook
In this episode, we’re joined by Steve Cook. He is the author of “Lifeonaire: An Uncommon Approach to Wealth, Success, and Prosperity.” We talk with him about why so many of us blindly pursue financial wealth, thinking that money will reward us with what we want. He wants to help you discover that your heart’s desire is to become more than just a Millionaire…he wants to help you become a Lifeonaire. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why you should rely on your Vision when you lose your direction. * How to finetune the art of counterbalance. * Why you should ask yourself: “I could do more, but should I?” * How not to beat yourself up when you can’t get everything done in a day. * How to stop fretting about tomorrow and start looking forward to it. * Why you shouldn’t overly rely on technology to help you create more time. * How to figure out what you can control. * When you simply cannot change things, how to go with the flow. Resources Guest Webs…
Apr 7, 2021
How to Let Go of the Past: Tips on Releasing Trauma with Ashra Bennett
In this episode, we’re joined by Ashra Bennett. She is a Certified Executive Transformational Coach & Mentor. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people change their lives by separating themselves from the past to stop being defined by it. Ashra provides insights for growth, healing, and creating a path to overall wellness. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How to make lasting changes for the better * What our thoughts and beliefs do to our bodies * The benefits of breathwork * How to separate yourself from your past * Why there is hope for a more peaceful future * How to stop yourself from slipping back into bad behaviors Resources GUEST WEBSITE The Fit Mess Toolkit
Mar 31, 2021
What are the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation with Stephanie Wagner
In this episode, we’re joined by Stephanie Wagner. She is a board-certified health and wellness coach with a passion for mindfulness and meditation. She shares tips and techniques on using mediation as a way to achieve your goals. We also discuss how the mind can be trained to be more focused, calm, and resilient through meditation training. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How the mind can be trained to be more focused, calm, and resilient. * The science of why meditation works * Why mindfulness improves everyday personal and professional stress. * How to use mediation to achieve your goals * The difference between meditation and mindfulness Resources 'Train You Mind" kickstarter class on April 14 (PROMO CODE: FITMESS - SAVE $50) Healthy Minds App Guest website
Mar 25, 2021
What is Cold Therapy with Dr. Josephine Worseck
Our guest is Dr. Josephine Worseck. She has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and works as a naturopath, Wim Hof trainer, yoga and meditation teacher. In 2016 she supervised a scientific study on the Wim Hof method and later became the first female German-speaking certified Wim Hof trainer. She also the author of the new book The healing power of cold: Use cold to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and become more efficient (German Edition). In this episode you’ll learn: * How to use the Wim Hof breathing method * Why science supports the Wim Hof Method * How Breathwork Benefits the Mind, Body, and Spirit * The benefits of cold therapy * How to safely practice cryotherapy * Who should practice the Wim Hof Method Resources: Dr. Worseck's website Book: The healing power of cold: Use cold to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and become more efficient (German Edition).
Mar 10, 2021
How to Change Bad Habits and Overcome Addiction with Dr. Judson Brewer
In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Judson Brewer. He is a renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist, and director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center. We talk with him about his new book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. He shares why anxiety can become a ‘habit loop’ and offers ways to break it In this episode, you’ll learn: * Simple ways to break a bad habit * How our habits influence anxiety * Why willpower isn’t enough * How to hack your brain’s reward system * Simple steps to overcome anxiety and addiction * How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear Resources Dr. Jud’s Website Book: Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind Apps: Eat Right Now / Unwinding Anxiety / To Quit
Mar 3, 2021
Can CBD Help With Weight Loss with Brooke Alpert
In this episode, we’re joined by Brooke Alpert. She is a certified holistic cannabis practitioner, a nationally recognized nutrition expert, and a best-selling author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, a private nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York City. She explains why and how CBD can be used to treat anxiety, chronic pain and even help with weight loss. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How CBD works * Where CBD oil comes from * Why CBD helps with anxiety * How cannabis can help with weight loss * Why using CBD won’t get you fired * How to treat pain with CBD Resources WEBSITE: https://dailyhabitcbd.com/ GET 30% off your first order with PROMO CODE: FITMESS
Feb 24, 2021
How to Lose Weight Without Dieting with Maverick Willet
In this episode, we’re joined by Fitness Transformation Specialist, Maverick Willet. He is the founder of Maverick Online Coaching. He shares tips on how to lose weight without dieting, achieve your dream body, enhance your quality of life, feel your best, and get your confidence back! In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why diets don’t work * How to shop for healthy foods * Why weight loss is so hard * How caloric awareness can build the body you want * Why the Keto Diet isn’t a long term solution * The difference between weight loss and body composition Resources Guest website DM Maverick on Facebook or Instagram with the promo code "FITMESSPODCAST" to save 20% on his 1:1 Transformation Coaching program.
Feb 17, 2021
What is Holistic Medicine with Ava Rockwell
In this episode, we’re joined by Ava Rockwell. She is the founder of the Rockwell School of Holistic Medicine. She shares tips on managing stress, treating the root cause of common ailments, and important supplements to consider to boost your immunity. In this episode, you’ll learn: * What is Spiritual Medicine * The benefits of NAC * What iodine supplements do * Differences between holistic medicine and conventional medicine * How stress affects weight loss Resources: The Rockwell School of Holistic Medicine Use the Promo Code “FITMESS” for 50% of the Iodine course. Books referenced: Be Here Now It’s Here Now (Are You?)
Feb 10, 2021
How to Find Your Life's Purpose with Jaya Jaya Myra
In this episode, we’re joined by Jaya Jaya Myra. She’s a published author and speaker on natural health, wellness, spirituality, and mind-body wellbeing. Her new book is The Soul of Purpose. She shares tips on how to discover life's purpose and how it's foundational to improve or maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How to find your unique purpose through your life experience * The direct connections between spirituality, purpose, and health. * How to turn new routines into healthy habits * What you can drink every day to boost immunity and manage stress * How Jaya Jaya Myra healed herself naturally from debilitating fibromyalgia * How to get back on track with your New Years Resolutions Resources Book: The Soul of Purpose Guest website
Jan 27, 2021
How to Optimize Your Immune System with Marie Ruggles
In this episode, we’re joined by Clinical Nutritionist, Marie Ruggles. She is the author of the book Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy. She explains how to make a food-as-medicine pharmacy accessible to everyone, no matter your budget. In this episode, you’ll learn: * About the three phases of immune support * The first steps to take if you think you've been exposed to a sick person * What a "kitchen pharmacy" is and how to build one * What you should be eating or drinking every day to boost your immune system * How long it takes to boost your immune system naturally * How to boost your immunity without busting your budget Resources: Book: Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy Guest Website
Jan 20, 2021
How to Have a Healthy Home with Becky Rapinchuck
In this episode, we’re joined by Becky Rapinchuck. She is the creator of the wildly popular cleaning website, Clean Mama and author of the book “Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home.” She shares systems and rituals to transform our homes into clean, organized, and comfortable spaces. This important information comes at a critical time when we are all spending more time doing more tasks at home. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How disorder and messes affect our mental health * Recipes for safe and effective home-made cleaning products * How to get kids to help with chores * Why it’s important to free up mental and physical space * Cleaning routines for any schedule Resources Book: Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home Guest website
Jan 13, 2021
Fast This Way to Better Health with Dave Asprey
In this episode, we’re joined by Bulletproof founder, and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey. In his new book FAST THIS WAY: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be, Asprey asks readers to throw out the rules they think they know about fasting and shows us how to easily do it without facing down cravings and how we can radically reframe our relationship with food to seriously upgrade our health, simply by conquering our fear of going without. In this episode, you’ll learn: * How to exercise while on a fast * When to exercise while fasting * How to hack your sleep for increased energy and reduced inflammation * How fasting allows us clearer mental clarity * Why you are more open to the world around you and to spiritual experiences while fasting * Different types of fasting Resources Fast This Way
Jan 6, 2021
Get Fit – Don't Quit! How to Get Mentally and Physically Motivated with Jake Steinfeld
Jake Steinfeld is best known for his revolutionary take on home fitness and personal training through his “Body By Jake” programs. He is a leading advocate for workouts that people can do at home with little gym equipment, money, and time to stay in shape. With decades of experience under his belt, he offers great advice on nutrition and supplements to help you live a long, healthy, happy life. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why exercise serves as a “vaccine” of sorts by strengthening your immune system. * Why there is no better time than now to get fit * How being physically active can relieve anxiety * How exercise can help prevent a variety of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease * How exercise increases energy, boosts self-esteem, and improves overall confidence. Resources: https://dontquit.com/
Dec 30, 2020
How Breathwork Benefits Mind, Body, and Spirit with Steve Whitney
In this episode, we're joined by Steve Whitney. He is a SOMA Breath Master Instructor, Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, and is trained in Vipassana, Buddhist, and guided forms of meditation. We talk with him about the benefits and science behind Breathwork and how to hack your physiology. In this episode, you'll learn about: * Meditation and brainwave entrainment * Healing the body from stress using visualization techniques * Optimization of physical, mental, and emotional health * How breathwork can aid positive self-development * Immunity boosting * How to process emotions, heal emotional pain and trauma * Developing life skills * Increasing joy and happiness * Overcoming addictions * Reducing stress and anxiety levels * Releasing negative thoughts Resources Steve Whitney's website Daily Dose Breathwork Meditation! Meditation Link Masterclass! Instructor training (Discount code for $200 off! 200masterinstructor)
Dec 16, 2020
How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress with Elke Scholz
In this episode, we’re joined by Elke Scholz, registered psychotherapist and author of "Anxiety Warrior." She explains how tools like Art Therapy and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) can be beneficial in the battle against anxiety. In this episode you’ll learn: * Tips for gaining mastery over your mind. * How a checklist can control anxiety. * How to recognize body sensations that are clues to actions you can take. * Routines you can use to take care of your physical health that also assist with your mental health. * How to break through mental freezes and blocks. * Dehydration and anxiety: understanding the connection Resources Connect with Elke Scholz Buy Anxiety Warrior
Dec 9, 2020
Why You Need a Budget - Four Rules to Manage Your Money with Jesse Mecham
In this episode, we’re joined by Jesse Mecham. He is the founder and CEO of YNAB (You Need a Budget). His popular personal budgeting app is helping more than a million people gain control of their finances, get out of debt, and save more money. In this episode you’ll learn: * How to break the paycheck to paycheck mindset * The importance of giving every dollar a job * What you can discover by reviewing your spending habits * The Four Rules of budgeting * Why budgeting is not about restricting spending * How a budget can lower stress and improve your marriage * Why money doesn’t buy happiness but it can buy some fun toys if you plan for them! Resources Check out YNAB
Dec 2, 2020
Healing Through Music: How to Return to Your True Self with Carrie Akre
We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to journeys of personal development. Whether your goal is to be happier or to find fulfillment or purpose, it can be pretty tough to figure out how to accomplish your goals on your own. In those circumstances, many people turn to a life coach. Like a therapist, a life coach is someone who can help you identify strengths and weaknesses and overcome obstacles holding you back. Our guest this week has often been referred to as “The Queen of Seattle Music.” For years Carrie Akre fronted the bands, Hammerbox, Goodness, and The Rockfords...all of which had huge followings, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Now her career has shifted from entertaining and inspiring fans through music, to inspiring and motivating people through life-coaching. We talk with her about how her musical journey was just the start of a path to helping others. As she writes on her website, “Everyone goes through moments when it important to find…
Nov 25, 2020
How to Have More Gratitude Every Day with Kristi Nelson
“If we can cultivate not taking things for granted now, we are going to be so grateful when this is over because we will bring such joy to the other things in life." - Kristi Nelson Feeling grateful for life, your home, family, and friends may not come easily this year. But in the new book - Wake Up Grateful - author Kristi Nelson gives insight into what it truly means to be grateful. Rather than focus on finding happiness in every moment, Nelson encourages you to embrace the entirety of your experience, just as it is. In this episode, we talk with her about her experience as a 25-year Stage IV cancer survivor, which challenged her to find gratefulness even in the face of daily despair. She shares how you can learn what it means to live gratefully and bring awareness into every moment of every day. We have had a collective wake-up call this year with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on every part of our lives. Events like this bring the important things in life into perspectiv…
Nov 18, 2020
How to Boost Energy, Fight Disease And Slow Aging with Glutathione with Nayan Patel
You’re not eating well. Perhaps you have a chronic illness. Maybe...and this is a wild guess...you’re under constant stress. You know all of these factors are doing damage to your body. They could also be contributing to a loss of a very important antioxidant your body normally produces. A growing number of studies are starting to show that you can ward off disease and symptoms of aging by boosting your levels of the master antioxidant, glutathione (GSH). Research shows it can help do everything from bolstering immunity to lowering inflammation and regulating hormones, which means it has the potential to help protect against a long list of ailments. This week we talk with Nayan Patel, PharmD. He is the author of the new book “The Glutathione Revolution: Fight Disease, Slow Aging, and Increase Energy with the Master Antioxidant.” It is comprehensive and practical, outlining what exactly glutathione is and what happens to us as it decreases over time. Dr. Patel explains how t…
Nov 11, 2020
How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen with Dr. Jim Taylor
Few of us go through life without experiencing some sort of crisis, whether health, financial, relationship, career, or personal safety. This is especially true today. Covid cases across the nation continue to skyrocket. Schools are still closed or closing. Millions of people are out of work. Racial division rages on, and climate change remains a growing existential threat. Many of these are or feel out of our control. But the one thing we can control is how we respond to them. Our guest, Dr. Jim Taylor, is the author of “How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen: 9 Steps to Cultivating an Opportunity Mindset in a Crisis.” In this episode, he shares simples strategies to help you move from a crisis mentality of fear, pessimism, and panic, to an opportunity mindset of calm, confidence, and courage that you control in a crisis. Jim Taylor, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of critical performance. He is the author of 17 books and the lead ed…
Nov 3, 2020
What it Means to be a Highly Sensitive Person with Andre Sólo
Does it seem like you feel things more deeply than others do? Are you easily overwhelmed by crowds and noises? Do you ever need to be alone? If this sounds like you, then you might be a highly sensitive person. Being highly sensitive can mean a lot of different things. It means the child or person processes information and stimulation at a more intense rate than what most people might. Highly sensitive people may also be more observant or aware of subtle changes in their environment. They may become overwhelmed more easily. They may process events with much more depth. It’s all perfectly healthy. This week we’re joined by Andre Sólo from the Highly Sensitive Refuge. He is an author, adventurer, and philosopher. Growing up, he convinced himself he was not sensitive at all — that wasn’t something a growing young man was “supposed” to be. As an adult, he realized he was suppressing an important part of himself, the part that not only made him an idealistic dreamer but a kee…
Oct 28, 2020
Magic Kingdom Secrets That Could Make You Happier with Louie Gravance
Louie Gravance is often referred to as “the guy that can make the Disney service concepts work outside of Disney.” Working for the Walt Disney Company for nearly 30 years, Louie enjoyed a distinguished career with Disney theme parks, designing everything from live-entertainment experiences to training programs through the Disney Institute in Orlando Florida. In this episode, he shares critical insights and stories on the power of great customer service that is both relevant and applicable in today’s new normal. Many of which he also shares throughout his debut book “Service is a Superpower.” Business & Workplace Consultant, Louie Gravance has won both the Disney Partners in Excellence Award and the Spirit of Disney Award. Currently, he provides unique training programs through his company, Louie Gravance Creative Content. He was also a child actor, appearing in over 35 national commercials, plays, sitcoms, and movies. LINK TO EMPTY DISNEYLAND VIDEO (Referenced in Podcast)…
Oct 21, 2020
The Wisdom of Love, Loss, and Fear with Gary John Bishop
When the shit hits the fan, many of us don’t know what to do—whether it’s surviving a pandemic, losing a job, or just feeling a lack of purpose. We need wisdom to help us move forward. While the internet is full of seemingly good advice, it isn’t helping us actually change our lives. Suffering in silence, trying to stay positive while gritting your teeth, or promising yourself that you’ll never do that again is not the solution to these problems. That’s according to our guest this week, bestselling author and personal development expert, Gary John Bishop. In his best-selling book UnFuck Yourself, Bishop taught millions of readers how to silence the negative, self-sabotaging voice in their head in order to thrive. In his new book and audiobook - Wise As Fuck, he redefines what it means to be wise and shows how to tackle problems and improve our lives and those of others. WIN A COPY OF WISE AS FUCK HERE In this episode, he shares lessons to make a positive impact on the w…
Oct 14, 2020
Lives of the Stoics and their Modern Lessons with Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is a writer and media strategist. When he was 19 years old, he dropped out of college to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power. He had a successful marketing career at American Apparel and went on to found a creative agency called Brass Check, which has advised clients like Google, and many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, and Tim Ferriss. Holiday is the author of several of our favorite books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic, and Stillness is the Key which have sold millions of copies in dozens of languages. In this episode, we talk with Holiday about his newest book. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and co-author Stephen Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who worked to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of courage, justice, temperance, and wisdom. The fascinating mini-biographies illustrate powerful, centuries-old lessons that still serve as beacons to a mo…
Oct 7, 2020
NAD Therapy: A Secret Weapon Against Aging and Chronic Illness with Dr. Alain Polynice
John Tubbs was a pretty healthy guy trying to get his business off the ground the way so many do. He was playing a game of golf with a potential client. Little did he know that one badly hit ball would lead to a life-threatening battle with a chronic illness. In this episode, he shares how he contracted Lyme disease, and how it changed his life. We also learn the surprising way he fights through daily pain and fatigue. One of the many tools he's used in managing his symptoms is called NAD therapy. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is an essential coenzyme that regulates cellular energy metabolism and mitochondrial function. It's become a popular supplement to ease suffering from chronic illness, addiction recovery, and a variety of mental health issues. He was introduced to NAD therapy by Dr. Alain Polynice from the Reviva Wellness clinic in Albany, New York. The results he reports are remarkable. That's why we also talk with Dr. Polynice. He uses NAD himself and says though he's in…
1 hr 3 min
Oct 4, 2020
TRAILER - The Fit Mess
Hosts Jeremy and Zach share a few highlights and thoughts about their show that launched in the fall of 2018. Since that time they’ve talked with leaders in a variety of health and wellness fields as they continue their journey toward better mental, emotional, and physical fitness.
Sep 30, 2020
Emotional Intelligence and Giving Yourself Permission to Feel with Dr. Marc Brackett
Dr. Marc Brackett on emotional intelligence, and giving yourself permission to feel. "Emotion management and health management is a life's journey." Dr. Brackett is a research psychologist and the founding director at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. He has developed a process for understanding emotions and using them to help, rather than hurt, all people, children, and adults in achieving their goals. His wildly popular book, "Permission To Feel" was released to acclaim last September and we talked with him about it then. Since that time the world has changed dramatically. Now, with the release of the book in paperback, he returns to help you deal with anxiety and major trauma brought on by COVID and inequality, and explains how understanding and using our emotions wisely is more important than ever before.
Sep 23, 2020
Fight or Flight: How to Manage Anxiety
The most common mental health illness in the United States is anxiety. It affects 40 million adults each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Those who suffer from it know all-to-well that the stress that accompanies anxiety disorders can interfere with your day-to-day life. It can also lead to serious health complications. This week we share our personal struggles with anxiety and a number of tools you can use to keep it from taking over your life.
Sep 17, 2020
Finding Happiness in a Pandemic with Karen McGregor
Americans are unhappier than we’ve been in a long time. We're grappling with the fear, grief, and other emotions that characterize our response to COVID-19. It feels like we’re heading into another “Great Depression”—literally. So, is it possible to be happy in a pandemic? Even in a world where misery has gone viral, we can train our minds to be happy. However, it’s going to take work. For help with that, we talk this week with Karen McGregor. She's the author of The Tao of Influence: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leaders and Entrepreneurs. McGregor is something of a happiness expert. In fact, her TEDx Talk on the subject has been viewed by over a million people. Thanks to COVID-19, everyone is short on happiness these days. But Karen McGregor says we can train our minds to reclaim happiness by overriding the brain’s tendency to resist change. We also mentioned that September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizatio…
Sep 9, 2020
How to Lose Weight with Intermittent Fasting
In this episode, we discuss the research behind the most popular types of intermittent fasting. We also provide tips on how to maintain this type of plan to meet your fitness goals. After having tremendous success with intermittent fasting two years ago, I recently decided it was time to do so again. In 2018 along with fasting I limited carbs and worked out daily. This combination helped me lose nearly 70 pounds.
Sep 2, 2020
How to Break the Cycle of Self-Sabotage, Accelerate Your Growth, and Realize Your True Potential with Ryan Sawyer
Ryan Sawyer had it all. He was a successful college football coach. Happily married he was starting a family. But underneath the surface there was darkness. In this episode we talk with him about the path that led to writing his new book "CHOICE POINT: Break the Cycle of Self-Sabotage, Accelerate Your Growth, and Realize Your True Potential." Ryan tells the story of his battle with depression and anxiety as a national champion college football coach and how keeping his secret nearly cost him his marriage and family. He shares his journey of self-realization, and the 8 principles of transformation. You will also learn about the tools and practices anyone can use to completely shift every area of their life.
Aug 19, 2020
How to Safely Go Back to School with Dr. Harvey Karp
In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician, founder of Happiest Baby, creator of the SNOO, and author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block. He shares some of what he’s learned in his decades of experience working with families to help us cope with our cooped-up kids, coronavirus, and heading back to school.
Aug 3, 2020
How to Unfu*k Yourself with Gary John Bishop
New York Times bestselling author of “Unfuck Yourself”, Gary John Bishop has a new audio original called: “Ask Gary Fucking Anything” - where he dives deep to answer fans' most pressing questions about real-life struggles. Gary is one of the leading personal development experts in the industry. His “urban philosophy” approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has caused miraculous results for people in the quality and performance of their lives. You’ll love hearing advice straight from the mouth of this Scottish-accented-NSFW author and expert.
Jul 20, 2020
How to Create Your Own New Normal
“The new normal.” It’s a phrase that has been wildly overused in recent weeks and months but what does it really mean? More importantly, what could it mean for you? We’d like to believe the new normal is whatever we decide it will be. Covid-19 and the resulting shutdown has in some ways limited so much of what we once considered routine. On the other hand, it’s created an opportunity to re-evaluate everything. It’s a chance to reimagine on a large scale our social structures and financial systems. But on a more personal level, it’s giving many of us a chance to “reset” and really take steps to create the life we want and leave behind the one we ended up with. In this episode, we’re taking a very revealing and personal look at what normal was for us before everything changed and why all of this new struggle is just another challenge we are compelled to overcome, learn from and end up better for having experienced it. This is a scary time and these are some big que…
Jul 6, 2020
The Many Benefits of Yoga with Michael Suzerris
Yoga has been instrumental in our efforts for better health. From increased strength to flexibility to heart health, there are so many benefits to rolling out the mat. But don’t take our word for it. This week we talk with Michael Suzerris, owner of OmCulture in Seattle. He shares his story of how a near-death experience brought him to yoga and how that motivated him to help others find their own path to healing. If you’d like to try a free yoga video OmCulture has a couple of options on their website. Try them out and let us know what you think!
Jun 14, 2020
What is Float Therapy with Andrew Loppnow
Stress and anxiety are at all-time highs due to protests against police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic in the US. That’s in addition to the already overwhelming amount of stimulation we are bombarded with from our phones, computers, social media, and TV. So, we want to suggest one way to escape it all. Imagine a place where there are no distractions, no cell phones going off...and no gravity. In this episode, we’re joined by Andrew Loppnow. He is one of the owners of Float Seattle. They offer a variety of wellness tools like cryotherapy, infrared saunas, and of course float therapy. We talk with him about the many benefits of float therapy and why it’s a clean, safe, and healthy way to manage stress and anxiety in these difficult times. They are in the process of reopening and are scheduling appointments now. Check out their website to learn more.
May 24, 2020
What is CrossFit and is it right for you with Chad Southwick
Most of us are spending a lot more time at home these days. The new quarantine lifestyle makes it a lot harder to get the physical exercise your body and mind desperately need. In this episode we’re taking you to the gym where Zach works out in Albany, New York. Our guest, Chad Southwick is the owner and Head Coach of Crossfit Aevitas and Crossfit Round Lake. As you'll hear, his true passion for health and wellness is infectious. We talk with him about why exercising every day is the cornerstone of both physical and mental fitness and how you can take the first steps to get started on a new routine. Find out more about Crossfit Aevitas on their Instagram page!
May 6, 2020
Digging Deeper with Shaun T
Shaun T is back again and this time he is bringing the heat. The creator of the popular Insanity workouts joins us to talk about a new workout challenge program that is described as 60 Days of EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, and SPIRITUAL HARD WORK. Time is short to join the challenge though, listen on May 6th to get all of the details straight from Shaun T himself.
Apr 22, 2020
When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far with Dr. Paul Offit
In OVERKILL: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, acclaimed medical expert and patient advocate Dr. Paul Offit offers an eye-opening expose of some of the most widespread and egregious misconceptions that are putting many of us at risk in the name of good health. Dr. Offit joins us in this episode to talk about all of that and the efforts to create a vaccine for Covid-19. The process, the challenges, and why it takes as long as it does to do so.
Apr 1, 2020
Corona and Lyme with Healing Jess
Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the US, we have heard the warnings that those with underlying conditions were at the highest risk. So, who are those people and what must life be like for them as this deadly disease sweeps across the country? In this episode, we hear from Healing Jess. She suffers from a chronic illness that's forced her to live for years the way many of us are just now trying to figure it out. We also share our own concerns and struggles as we try to adapt to what we hope is a temporary new normal.
Mar 15, 2020
Why You Need To Ditch The Act with Ryan Foland
In this episode, we're joined by Ryan Foland. He's one of the authors of "Ditch the Act: Reveal the Surprising Power of the Real You for Greater Success." He tells us how showing vulnerability and authenticity is a better strategy for success in business and life than the picture-perfect persona you feel pressured to put out into the world.
Mar 2, 2020
How Home Workouts Help You Hit Your Goals with Carl Daikler
Remember that new year's resolution you gave up on a few weeks ago? Don't feel bad. You're not alone. Traditional gyms and studios are well on their way to losing the vast majority of the customers that joined in January. But that's no reason you can't get back on track...without leaving your living room. We're big fans of the Beachbody home fitness program. It's a leading provider of health and wellness resources, such as some of the classic home workouts like P90X, Insanity, and more recent workouts like Morning Meltdown 100 and Barre Blend, as well as their complete nutrition shake, Shakeology. Beachbody's CEO, Carl Daikeler joins us to talk about why they've been so successful for two decades and how they can finally help you reach your goals.
Feb 16, 2020
The Great Depresh with Gary Gulman
After comedian Gary Gulman's last Netflix special premiered in 2016, he went down a dark hole, going as far as to check himself into a mental hospital and undergo electroshock treatments. He has since recovered and turned his experience into an hour-long special, with the goal of making depression easier to talk about through comedy. In this episode, Gary joins us to talk about his recovery and how he can be confident that his "depresh" is now in "remish" for good.
Feb 2, 2020
How to Find Real Happiness with Sharon Salzberg
In the busy modern world, everyone could use a little more happiness and connection, but how can one attain it? Studies show meditation is an easily achievable path to happiness. In this episode, a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, Sharon Salzberg joins us to talk about her New York Times bestselling book, "REAL HAPPINESS, 10th Anniversary Edition: A 28-Day Program to Realize the Power of Meditation." Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the meditation movement, cofounder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and has authored ten books. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth and relatable teaching style, Salzberg offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible.
Jan 19, 2020
How to Cook with Half the Sugar and All of the Love with Jennifer Tyler Lee
We all know that kids love sugar. But studies show children today consume at least three times the recommended daily limit, causing serious health problems. And the culprits aren’t just the usual suspects like candy, soda, and cookies. Added sugar is everywhere—in yogurts and bottled salad dressings, in jarred tomato sauce and even in organic, all-natural packaged granola. In this episode with talk with Jennifer Tyler Lee, one of the authors of HALF THE SUGAR, ALL OF THE LOVE, about their delicious recipes that are kid-friendly ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…and breaks down all the sugar myths and inspires you to cook decadent recipes that still include tons of flavor and fun – but just HALF THE SUGAR!
Jan 3, 2020
Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness with Dr. Kelli Harding
The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness by Dr. Kelli Harding is an eye-opening and provocative new way to look at our health based on the latest discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection. In this episode, Harding presents a new model for you to take charge of your health and happiness.
Dec 13, 2019
Making Mindful Choices In A Drinking Culture with Lisa Boucher
For some people alcohol is just something you have with dinner or at the end of the day or at a party. For others, it's the mask that needs to be worn to function. Trying to figure out which one of those people you are can be complicated. In this episode, We're joined by Lisa Boucher, author of Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture. It is a very useful tool for readers struggling with alcohol addiction, a book that brings together stories and lessons from women who have suffered from alcoholism and who have had the courage to regain their freedom.
Nov 24, 2019
How to Build Resilience with Rev. Patricia Cagganello and Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos
From their darkest hours to their brightest moments, survivors describe their transformation from despair to happiness in the new book, Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change by Rev. Patricia Cagganello and Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos. In this episode the authors share with us the challenges that these men and women faced head-on, and how they emerged stronger and happier. In Chaos to Clarity, Cagganello and Kanavos share their expertise on the spirituality and psychology of change and explain why change is not only inevitable, but it is good for you. To learn more about the authors, please visit https://sacredstoriesmedia.com; https://sacredstoriespublishing.com; or https://kathleenokeefekanavos.com.
Oct 27, 2019
Better Wellness Through Breath with Lauren Chelec Cafritz
Luke Skywalker may have said it best: "breathe, just breathe." But breathing is not just a trick for harnessing the power of the force. It can also help ground you and set you on a course for better wellness. Professional breathwork coach Lauren Chelec Cafritz has the perfect solution for those seeking emotional liberation, physical wellness, and mental well-being this fall in her new book, Breath LOVE. We talked with her about the book which, is part memoir, part inspiration, part instruction. Now take a deep breath and click "play."
Sep 22, 2019
Permission to Feel with Dr. Marc Brackett
How do you feel? It's a simple question that for many of us is difficult to answer. That question also led to some of the deepest research ever done on how we process our emotions. Dr. Marc Brackett has devoted the past 25 years to conducting research in the field of Social and Emotional Learning and developing RULER, which stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. He is also the founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He joins us on this episode to talk about his new book. "Permission to Feel" is a personal and professional journey to discovering how emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health.
Sep 8, 2019
Is CBD a Miracle Drug with Dr. Ajit Dhillon
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been all the buzz lately. It's become the hot new product...and a controversial topic. A lot of people are debating and talking about it but many still don't understand what it is, how it’s used, or if it’s legal. Honestly, we have our own questions. To shed some light on the topic in this episode we talk with a trained critical-care physician from California who has been working in this field for years. He has had great success in treating patients dealing with everything from insomnia to stage 4 cancer. Listen and find out if CBD is something you want to add to your biohacking toolbox.
Aug 22, 2019
What it Means to Be Biocurious with Kayla Osterhoff
You've tried and failed to be a morning person, started a new diet... again and you've been planning to go for a run...for 3 years. Like us, you're a fit mess...or maybe you're just "biocurious." Our Guest this week is Kayla Osterhoff. She's a legit scientist at the CDC with a decade of work in health sciences. She also runs a BioCurious Functional Health and Performance Coaching business and hosts the BioCurious Podcast. "BioCurious Kayla" has some great advice to help you focus on what matters most when it comes to your physical and emotional health.
Jul 31, 2019
How to Overcome Internet Addiction with Dr. Hilarie Cash
Spending too much time online and on social media is such a big issue in America that lawmakers are currently debating legislation to help combat it. Join us as we talk with Dr. Hilarie Cash, the founder of a Fall City-based inpatient tech addiction treatment program called ReStart. She has solutions for helping wean you offline no matter how aggressive your level of addiction.
Jul 18, 2019
Life is a Roller Coaster
Hang on for your life! After a 2-month hiatus, Zach and Jeremy return...and for the first time without a guest. Instead, they share the struggles that life has hurled at them while moving and managing depression. Along the way, they find small victories in the ups and downs of life, numbers on the scale and big-ass rollercoasters.
May 13, 2019
Why It’s Great to Suck at Something with Karen Rinaldi
When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you’re really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. Author, Karen Rinaldi joins us for a powerful discussion about how being a shitty surfer and all-around-imperfect human has helped her to live a richer, more fulfilling life and how you can reclaim for your health and your sanity through your own riotous suck-ability.
Apr 29, 2019
How to Stop Procrastinating with Karl Romain
We all do it at one time or another. Sapped of ambition, overcome by fear, or just not able to get going- we do nothing. We procrastinate. Procrastination comes in many different forms - and over time it can become paralyzing. So how do you bust out? For answers, we turn to Certified Life Coach, Trainer, Author, Podcast Host, and former Kung Fu World Champion Karl Romain.
Apr 18, 2019
How to Raise Boys to Become Good People with Kate T. Parker
For generations, boys have been taught to be stoic and unemotional—and traits that do not fit in that box should be suppressed. It’s more important than ever to redefine our expectations of them—and nurture all the attributes that make them who they are: the sensitive and the strong, the creative and the silly, the kind and the curious. THE HEART OF A BOY: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood by Kate T. Parker seeks to positively redefine masculinity at a moment when the country is grappling with how to raise boys to become good people. Parker’s 2017 blockbuster bestseller Strong Is the New Pretty struck a chord throughout the nation and beyond. Now, in this stunning new collection, Parker turns her lens to boys. Because when given permission to be themselves, boys will not only grow up to be the truest version of themselves but will grow up to be men who will support and respect girls and women. We were lucky enough to have Kate join us again for this edition of T…
Mar 19, 2019
Outer Order, Inner Calm with Gretchen Rubin
These days it seems as though everyone is doing it. Organizing our lives and paring down our possessions. Thrift stores have been inundated with donations of clothes, books, and home furnishings that are being tossed aside to make room for serenity. For many, it's a monumental task so difficult it's hard to know where to start. Our guest on this episode of The Fit Mess is here to help. Seriously. She LOVES this stuff as you'll hear in our discussion with bestselling self-improvement author Gretchen Rubin. She talks with us about her new book, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize To Make More Room For Happiness.”
Mar 6, 2019
Transform Your Life with Shaun T
Most people know Shaun T as the man who brought the world the popular Beachbody and Insanity workout programs. He’s back again with a new routine to help you get in shape in just 20 minutes a day. It's called Transform: 20. But this time he's not only helping your physical fitness...he's helping you with your mental and emotional fitness too. He tells us how in a very open and honest conversation in this episode of The Fit Mess.
1 hr 3 min
Feb 25, 2019
Why Saving Money Is More Rewarding Than Losing Weight with Stefanie O'Connell
A new study reveals Americans are not taking steps to ensure financial security. Freedom from the stress of money is the top dream for their future (59 percent), but more than 2 in 5 Americans polled have less than $1000 in their savings accounts. Economists around the world are predicting another market slump, but most of us (4 in 5) don’t feel that we could survive another market downturn. At the same time, we haven’t adopted any better financial habits since the Great Recession. But saving can be fun – and many people say it’s more rewarding than losing weight. So what’s the disconnect and how do we get back on track? For answers in this episode, we turn to nationally recognized money expert, Stefanie O’Connell, author of the book, The Broke and Beautiful Life.
Feb 13, 2019
The Holy Sh*t Moment with James Fell
With 80% of New Year’s resolutions failing by February, it's time to consider a new path to lifestyle change. Through in-depth scientific research, motivation expert James Fell uncovered how people can be coached toward experiencing such a sudden, life-changing insight that helps them realize their dreams of who they’re meant to be. We talked with him about his new book THE HOLY SH*T MOMENT: How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant. James Fell has been writing about motivation, health, and fitness for the Los Angeles Times since 2010, and for the Chicago Tribune since 2012. He also has a popular blog that is read by millions.
Jan 28, 2019
How to Futureproof Your Life with Dr. Natalia Peart
Multitasking. Everybody does it so they can be as productive as possible. But according to the American Psychological Association, multitasking reduces productivity by up to 40 percent. But that’s not all it does . . . In this episode, we’ll talk with Dr. Natalia Peart, a Clinical Psychologist & Fortune 500 Executive Leadership Consultant who tells us “While you think it helps you get more done, multitasking actually leads to burnout.” Dr. Peart is the author of the brand new book, FutureProofed: How to Navigate Disruptive Change, Find Calm in Chaos, and Success in Work and Life.
Jan 14, 2019
How to Overcome Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha Brody
Overwhelm affects us on all levels. It is both the cause of and result of stress. When overwhelm manifests physically, as stress, it plays a role in many of the diseases that plague our culture. Over the last two decades in Dr. Samantha Brody's integrative medical practice, she's found that most, if not all, symptoms of compromised health are related, in one way or another, to stress and overwhelm. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Brody, author of "Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress From the Inside Out" about why overwhelm is an invisible stressor on your physical and mental health and what you can do to change it. Dr. Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, founder of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland, Oregon. Get the sample chapter of the book and the Core Value exercise here FREE!
Jan 2, 2019
Why the Opposite of Addiction is Connection with Johann Hari
The new year has begun and so has your effort to make that resolution stick...this time. For many that resolution might be finally kicking an addiction or a dependency once and for all. But to beat an addiction you have to understand it. Understanding addiction ranks high among the biggest problems that people face. So we have again called on an expert to help. Author, Johann Hari took a journey of 30,000 miles around the world interviewing experts and looking into different cultures for answers. Ultimately, he learned a lot. He learned that the opposite of addiction isn't sobriety...it's connection. He joins us again in this episode to explain why.
Dec 10, 2018
What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life with Dave Asprey
In this episode, Dave Asprey talks about “Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life.” Dave Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof Coffee where he's changing a lot of current beliefs about nutrition. You may know him as the guy who is popularizing the idea of putting butter in your coffee. It all started when the world-famous bio-hacker lost over 100 pounds on a quest to improve his physical and mental performance. Asprey is sharing much of his learning in his best-selling books and on his podcast, Bulletproof Radio. Now, it's all available in one new book.
Nov 26, 2018
The Empath's Survival Guide with Dr. Judith Orloff
We live in an often overwhelming world – the 24-hour news cycle, social media, and technology constantly demand our attention. If you’re a highly sensitive or empathic person, this can leave you exhausted. But rather than being a weakness, high sensitivity can be something of a superpower allowing you to feel things deeply, care about and connect with others, and appreciate nature. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of "The Empath's Survival Guide" about strategies you can use to protect your energy, health, and maximize the benefits of being an empath or highly sensitive person.
Nov 14, 2018
Strong Is the New Pretty with Kate T. Parker
In this episode, we talk with Kate T. Parker. She has created “STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY: A Guided Journal for Girls.” This interactive journal features prompts to spark confidence and creativity paired with meaningful quotes and favorite photos from her international bestseller, “Strong Is the New Pretty.”
Nov 5, 2018
Lost Connections with Johann Hari
What really causes depression and anxiety--and are we treating them correctly? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari struggled with depression since childhood. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance. He started treating it with antidepressants as a teenager. As an adult he's tried to find out whether this was true--and as you'll hear in our conversation with him...he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.
1 hr 8 min
Sep 26, 2018
Understanding the Science of Meditation with Dr. Daniel Siegel
His groundbreaking new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, is a guide to becoming more focused and present, helping you reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. In our debut podcast episode, we talk with UCLA Psychiatry Professor and author, Dr. Daniel Siegel, about how the simple act of meditation can improve mood, brain function, and overall health.