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Why Not Almost There? I had never run a long race in my life, but here I am, in the middle of the 2015 Chicago Marathon. I’m feeling fantastic, even thinking I could go double the distance. Just being in this race was a mini-miracle. I had heart surgery and back surgery a decade earlier. I could barely stand back then, let alone run. Nonetheless, I’m fired up and feel better than ever. Then I see right in front of me— a sign that nearly stops me in my tracks, NOT ALMOST THERE. I try to brush ...
 
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Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, but modern medicine has only made small improvements in healing protocols in the past thirty years. Here’s cancer treatment history at a glance: 1930s: chemotherapy pioneered for use in treating cancer 1950s: chemotherapy protocols formalized and show efficacy 1960s: surgery and radiation used …
 
Lucas Rockwood is the founder of Absolute Yoga Academy and Yogabody Fitness. With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training school…
 
Rich Diviney is a former Navy SEAL Commander, best-selling author, and a widely sought-after speaker and consultant. Rich served over 21 years with 13 overseas deployments, 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout his career, he has achieved multiple leadership positions, including the Commanding Officer of a Navy SEAL Command. Rich was…
 
Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a gastroenterologist and the best-selling author of Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure, and founded the Digestive Center for Wellness. Dr. Chutkan received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where she also did her internship and residency and served as Chief Res…
 
Around 20% of people have reported a major breakdown in one or more relationships during the pandemic. This includes romantic couples, but also work, family, and friend relationships strained by distance, differing viewpoints, and lack of human connection. But at the same time, 27% said their relationship with their spouse or partner got better! Di…
 
Heather Parillo is the 20th woman in history to complete the Kokoro crucible; she is the CEO of IFLY Integrative Leadership and Unbeatable Mind Coach. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the Service, Fitness, and Hospitality industries, she is a multifaceted visionary senior executive, integrator, coach, trainer, facilitator, relationship …
 
If you have a weak or damaged pelvic floor, it can cause incontinence, prolapse, and back pain. Did you assume this only affects postpartum women or the elderly? Nope, pelvic floor dysfunction is now common in younger men and women too.In yoga, we often refer to this region as mula bandha and uddiyana bandha. You might have heard it referred to as …
 
1000s of air rage incidents have been logged just in the past year alone where people lose it mid-flight. They scream, become violent, and cause such a ruckus that they have to be duct taped to their chairs or arrested. Similar incidents are happening at public rallies, in grocery stores, and perhaps even in your home or office. In short, emotions …
 
JIM KWIK is a New York Times Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and International Speaker. After suffering a brain injury at the age of 5, he thought he was useless and a worthless person. But one day when he met the father of a friend, he found out that he was not worthless and then he started reading what he loves and kept focusing on the concept…
 
If you eat the wrong thing, do you get bloated? Constipated? Stomach pains often start off as a nuisance, but as the months and years go by, they can become chronic and even turn into serious physical and mental illnesses. If your gut is a garden, what do you plant? And how do you take care of it so the soil it’s healthy and balanced? On this week’…
 
Lucy Westlake is the youngest person to climb all 50 high points in the United States, she is an adventurer, explorer, endurance athlete, runner, triathlete, mountaineer, and motivational speaker; she dreams big, sets goals, and works hard to accomplish them. Lucy has been climbing mountains since she could walk. She has a deep love for the outdoor…
 
We all know that a healthy, whole food diet can help with fat loss, energy, and digestions; but it can also increase your libido and sexual health. On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about science-based foods that notably increase blood flow, circulation and nervous system activity for increased sexual health. Listen & Learn Why green leafy vegetab…
 
Kevin Hekmat started his career working with IN-Q, Cal Fussman, and Alex Banayan to name a few. He has helped sell out theaters and produce global events. During the pandemic, even though he has a love and deep friendships with his performers, Kevin also looked inward and focused on his passion for wellness, and his ability to help others shift how…
 
If you have stomach problems or allergies, you probably have a doctor you can call. But if things are not working in the bedroom, who do you call then? What if you lose desire or are having trouble with the mechanics of sexual intimacy? Who would you call then? Sexual experiences are highly individual, but they’re also something we share (or at lea…
 
Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh co-founded to show how you can prioritize purpose, people, and profits to make an impact on the world. In 2010, Jenn led the launch and management of Tony’s first book, Delivering Happiness, which sold over 1 million copies, and hit #1 o…
 
You’ve probably noticed the media right now is filled with polarizing voices, rage, and vitriol; but have you noticed that these extreme views are not your own? Have you noticed that hardly anyone you know is truly radical in their views? Most people are reasonable, thoughtful, and concerned. On this week’s podcast, I’d like to share my own experie…
 
IN THIS EPISODE… Joe sits down with his wife Heather Chura, and two of his friends, Jon Rieckmann (first-place finisher in his age division & eighth overall), and Bruce Etzcorn. These are a couple of the people from his crew that competed in the Spartan Ultra and Spartan Beast challenges in Lake Tahoe. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this…
 
Kristi Hedges is a senior leadership coach with a specialty in executive communications, and the author of the Amazon bestseller The Power of Presence and The Inspiration Code. Her workshops and coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams in organizations from the Fortune 10 to entrepreneurial ventures to nonprofits. She runs her own coa…
 
Did you receive a CRP (C-reactive protein) test during your last blood test? Since recent research correlates systemic inflammation with dozens of diseases and illnesses, cooling this internal flame has become a major focus in preventative medicine. On this week’s podcast, we’ll speak about the low-grade, chronic inflammation that many of us strugg…
 
When I was 11 years old, I face-planted snow sledding and gave myself two black eyes and a slight concussion. I remember being sleepy, dizzy, and struggling to concentrate for a few days. Luckily, I only whacked my head like that a couple times growing up, but some teenagers do it every day during sports practice. What do contact sports do long ter…
 
Ben Mollin's story is incredible. From life-long medical impairments to dealing with depression and attempted suicide to becoming a rockstar hairdresser on a reality tv show. He has broken down every barrier put in his way, and fear is no longer in his vocabulary. Ben Mollin is an award-winning speaker, 2-time Ironman finisher, ultramarathon runner…
 
Millions of people experience traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year, and an estimated 5-6% of those people experience long-term issues. If you break your arm, the path to recovery is pretty obvious and the fix is visible. But if you get in a car accident, hit your head, and two months later suffer from brain fog and vertigo, what do you do? How …
 
🤼‍♂️John Brooks is a Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN) and Precision Nutrition (level 1) certified and has a B.S. in Biology from DePaul University and an M.S. in Nutrition & Wellness from Benedictine University. He has over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Much of tha…
 
IQ Tests remain the best method (albeit flawed) to assess intelligence. More difficult to measure, but perhaps more interesting, is Emotional Intelligence (EQ). How does someone rank in terms of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and relationship management. In a digitally driven, AI-enabled future, perhaps people with the highes…
 
🎧 Joe Chura is an entrepreneur, inventor, and investor philanthropist. He founded and bootstrapped two companies, Launch Digital Marketing and Dealer Inspire, which both became two of the fastest-growing companies in America, earning the #39 spot on the Inc. 500 and #5 ranking on Crain’s Chicago Fast 50. In 2018, Joe sold both businesses to Cars.co…
 
I wore a continuous blood glucose monitor for a month and learned that certain fruits (mangos in my case) sent my blood sugar soaring, and even more surprising, my 3 am glucose levels often dropped so low I was in hypoglycemic state. And here’s the kicker: those hypo nights always followed an elevated glycemic day. Weird. I’d never learn this witho…
 
PETE DAVIS is a civic advocate from Falls Church, Virginia. He works on projects aimed at deepening American democracy and solidarity. Pete is the co-founder of the Democracy Policy Network, a state policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy. In 2015, he cofounded Getaway, a company that provides simple, unplugged escapes…
 
The Gut Immune Connection with Emeran Mayer There are an estimated 100 trillion bacteria in your gut right now that weigh 2-3 lbs. If you were to spread them out, they would cover the surface of an entire tennis course. These include good bugs, bag bugs, and even some pathogens lurking in the corners. Your microbiome is believed to influence not ju…
 
RICH ROLL A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a 50-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, popular public speaker, husband, father of 4, and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageou…
 
The Obesity Pandemic Dr. Linda Anegawa ---------- Hundreds of years ago, a portly belly was a sign of wealth. The royals ate and rank more than their fill while the serfs starved and toiled on the land. Today, not much has changed. Some of the wealthiest, most developed countries are plagued by weight gain and obesity, and the problem is quickly ac…
 
JORDAN BURROUGHS Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x World Champion, 2x Olympian, Husband, Dad. Jordan is an American freestyle wrestler and graduated folkstyle wrestler who competes at 74 kilograms. In freestyle, he is the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, a four-time World Champion (seven-time medalist), three-time Pan American Games Gold medalist, four-time Pan…
 
Porn Addiction Pandemic by Joshua Shea ------------------ The book, Fifty Shades of Grey, is not just a bestseller, it’s one of the top 100 best sellers in history - and it’s not because it’s well written (it’s not). 13% of all websites are adult sites, and 30% of all data transferred online is x-rated. Everyone likes to complain about the “big tec…
 
CURTIS TOLER is a Chicago native and former leader of one of the city’s most notorious street gangs, Curtis serves as Director of Outreach for Chicago Cred. He is committed to impacting the culture of violence in Chicago by linking at-risk young men with chances to reset their lives through job training and permanent employment opportunities. Befor…
 
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