June 18, 2018 – Jimmy Rosenberg was looking for a way to make some dough in the summer of 1983. He got this idea… sell juice on the beach. So he got some fruit, blended it in his kitchen, and started selling the juice it by the cup (poured from a jug) on the beach in Santa Monica. Little did he know that that inauspicious start would lead to the formation of two mega juice companies – Naked Juice and Evolution Fresh.
June 10, 2018 – Dr. Jeremy Brook, aka “The Spinechecker,” is a Los Angeles-based chiropractor, yogi, and movement specialist. He is the founder of Jeremy Brook slackline The Life Center Chiropractic, a unique healing oasis that incorporates the disciplines of chiropractic, spinal corrective protocols, yoga, and other movement art forms to make sure the spine, body, and mind are aligned.
June 4, 2018 – How do you describe Ronnie Teasdale? Figuring out how to capture him in conversation and in writing, that’s the problem I ran into after spending a few hours with him recording the podcast.
May 18, 2018 – As a high-performance psychologist, published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Michael Gervais works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond. While Dr. Gervais’ roster includes an MVP from every major sport, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians and Fortune 100 CEO’s, he is also the Co-Founder of Compete to Create, whose mission is to help people become the best they can be.
May 11, 2018 – Kristen MacDermott is a consultant and performance coach who has created resilience 183: Kristin MacDermotttraining programs for some of the highest performing people on the planet, including Naval Special Warfare Command (Navy SEALs) and the Los Angeles Police Department. Kristin’s programs have also been used in more than 20 hospitals across the country, in the Duke Cancer Institute, and in the National Institutes of Health among others.
May 5, 2018 – In November of 1999, at the age of 24 and having just led an unsupported cycling trek across the United States with nine teenagers, Sam was in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. In an instant, he went from being an avid outdoorsman, athlete and Zen enthusiast to being paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to not become the victim of his circumstances, Sam spent years learning from some of the world’s top experts in the fields of somatic healing, meditation, breath work and mind training.
April 21, 2018 – As you might have noticed, this is the third podcast I’ve done with the folks from Human Garage. The first two were with the founders, Garry and Anela Lineham. Their stories and experiences are vastly different, yet they came together to create this extraordinary place of learning and healing. Today, I’m moving the conversation toward the “how” of it all — in other words, what’s “under the hood” at the Human Garage. I’m doing this by talking to two of their Master Motion Mechanics: Alexander Rizk and Brian Donahue.
135: Anela Lineham – On Courage and Resiliency, Living Into Your Intention No Matter What the Obstacle
April 14, 2018 – Anela Lineham is the co-founder, along with her husband Gary Lineham, of Human Garage. Anela is an Intuitive Women’s Health Expert. She is a motion/breathwork master, and an expert in women’s health focusing on the biochemical, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of a woman’s well-being.
April 7, 2018 – Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts. The farm runs a vegetable and meat CSA. She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks and runs a clinical nutrition practice.
133: Garry Lineham – On The Human Garage, His “Machine-Shop” for the Body Where They Heal the Un-Healable
March 24, 2018 – Garry Lineham, co-founder of Human Garage, is a lifelong bio-hacker who believes that the human body was designed to heal itself. He started Human Garage as a vehicle to give people the correct input to start that healing. Garry himself lived in chronic pain for over 20 years. During that time, he became increasingly frustrated with the countless treatment modalities that only addressed his symptoms. He realized the root of the problem wasn’t being solved and set out to do just that.
March 17, 2018 – Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Martin studies the integrative physiology of exercise from the molecular up to whole body level, including the impact of training and nutrition on human health and performance.
131: Dr. Sujit Sharma – Chewable Juice? A Super-Healthy and Completely New Way to Consume Your Veggies
March 10, 2018 – Dr. Sujit Sharma is a Harvard-trained pediatric ER doctor in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Sharma is also the CEO at Chuice and a member of the board of directors of Georgia Organics, a non-profit organization committed to environmental stewardship, farmer prosperity and community health. Early in his career, Dr. Sharma admits he thought he had a ‘great appreciation’ of health and healthy living. But he realizes that he was wrong.
March 3, 2018 – When Maryann Berry was in her 20’s she suffered from chronic knee, hip and back pain. She ended up in a wheelchair, unable to walk due to excruciating hip pain. She had multiple surgeries and tried every medical treatment under the sun including injections, prescription drugs, chiropractic adjustments, and physical therapy. She was left broke, still in pain, and with seemingly no prospects for healing.
February 24, 2018 – Ryan Munsey is a writer, podcaster, speaker, and high-performance consultant. He has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, and entrepreneurs — helping them optimize their minds and bodies, win medals, further their careers, and build multiple six-figure businesses. His work has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Men’s Health, and Men’s Fitness. Ryan is the author of his brand new book, F*ck Your Feelings (now available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle editions), and the host of The Better Human Project podcast.
February 17, 2018 – Amber Lewis is the visionary behind The Good Kitchen, a meal delivery service that focuses on making it easy for you to make healthy food choices. She founded its predecessor, modPALEO, and grew it into what it is today, a small business that supports small farms, sustainability, a community of good people, and healthy living.
February 10, 2018 – Steven Sashen is the CEO and co-founder of Xero Shoes. A serial entrepreneur and life-long athlete, Steven was an All-American gymnast and is now a Masters All-American sprinter. Also a former professional stand-up comedian and Emmy award-winning TV host, Sashen’s comedic and educational videos have over four million views.Podcast 127: Steven Sashen Xero Shoes
February 3, 2018 – Drew Logan is a TV personality, best selling author, and celebrity fitness expert. He is also what doctors believe to be the only person to survive three sudden cardiac arrests in one night. Since that night, and partly because of it, Drew has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to helping people reach their full physical, mental, and emotional potential.
January 27, 2018 – Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist and a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and LCHF (low carb, high fat), especially for treating people with, or at risk for, type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jason Fung earned his medical degree and did his residency at the University of Toronto before heading to UCLA for his fellowship in nephrology. In addition to his practice as a kidney specialist, Dr. Fung is currently the scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance.
January 20, 2018 – Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. Jill is the anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and has been featured in Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. She is regularly featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, Jill is a pioneer in linking the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management.
January 12, 2018 – Breathing. It’s fundamental to human life, and we’ve been breathing air since moments after birth. It’s so instinctual, we do it correctly right from the start – diaphragmatic breathing with the mouth closed. Like so many other aspects of life, though, many of us stray from this original, natural, and healthy behavior. According to Patrick McKeown, the derangement of our breathing process is at the root of many of the ills and ailments that are common today.
January 6, 2018 – Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac, is the founder of Kresser Institute, co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 400 practitioners around the world in his unique approach.
December 23, 2017 – This is a particularly personal interview for me. Not the subject matter, but the broader context – the fact that the editor of Outside Magazine is on my podcast! You see, Outside Magazine has been my magazine “bible” since the early 1990’s. It was THE place I turned for articles, inspiration, gear, adventure, and innovations. It was where I turned time and again for figuring out what to buy, where to go, and what sponsors to go after when looking for new gear for adventure racing.
December 18, 2017 – His work has dramatically improved the lives of over 500,000 individuals over the last 25 years. Philip’s transformational High Performance Tribe program has been successfully implemented at Fortune 50 companies including Sony, Microsoft, Dreamworks, Medtronic, Apple, and Northrop Grumman. He also works regularly with the High Performance Department of Redbull North America.
December 9, 2017 – Bobby Gill is on a mission. A mission to improve our planet and help its inhabitants eat and live better than ever. Bobby is the Director of Corporate Development for the non-profit Savory Institute. An accomplished Biological Resources Engineer with a long and successful track record in non-profit development, fundraising, and community building, Bobby Gill takes this mission personally.
December 2, 2017 – As a child, Dr. Gustin thought it was normal to be sick often, overweight, ridden with acne, have constant joint pains, and be generally unhealthy. When he realized he was in control of all that through diet and exercise, his life changed forever. Through many years of study and self-experimentation, Dr. Gustin developed a foundational support system for health and wellness. His longstanding pains went away, his mental performance skyrocketed, and his overall body composition finally improved dramatically.
November 18, 2017 – This episode is a conversation with Tom Butler, vice president at LiveO2 Adaptive Contrast Oxygen Therapy. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental science at Virginia Polytechnic and his master of science in Oriental medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. The positive effects he experienced from his very first exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT) session convinced him this was something he needed to tell people about.
November 11, 2017 – Danny Clark, CSCS is a MovNat Master Instructor and the Performance Director for MovNat. Danny “sets the bar” for MovNat certification standards. He is also the owner of Rebar Fitness, a science-based strength and conditioning training center. A wrestler, a scholar, and a lifelong student of exercise science and strength and conditioning programming, Danny’s skill set, experience, and expertise enable him to develop MovNat movement progressions and performance programming standards.
October 28, 2017 – Danny Dreyer, our guest on this week’s podcast, is the co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking, revolutionary forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of T’ai Chi with running and walking. His study of T’ai Chi with Master Zhu Xilin and internationally renowned Master George Xu, along with his 35 years of experience running, racing ultra marathons, and coaching “intelligent movement” have all come together to make ChiRunning what it is today.
October 21, 2017 – Andy Galpin is a self-described mediocre athlete. This is why he felt compelled to learn as much as possible about training for maximum performance. If what you’re gifted with physically doesn’t stack up, you have to make up for it somehow, especially to stay competitive at the college level. The first member of his family to attend four-year college, Andy earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in human movement sciences, and a Ph.D. in human bioenergetics. Today, Dr. Galpin is a tenured professor and the director of the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton.
October 12, 2017 – Lorin was trained as a meditation teacher in 1969-1970 and began giving instruction in meditation at college campuses, businesses, hospitals, military bases, private homes, churches, and even high schools. In the more than 45 years since, Lorin Roche has helped people find the meditation techniques that truly suit their inner nature, allowing each person to thrive in the practice, year after year. Lorin is the author of Meditation Made Easy, Meditation Secrets for Women (written with his wife Camille Maurine), and The Radiance Sutras.
October 5, 2017 – Julia Michels — a name you might not know, but a woman whose work has undoubtedly touched your life. She has spent over two decades working in the film music industry and has had great success in various roles throughout her storied career. She found her true calling working as an independent music supervisor and has proven time and again that her contributions translate to major box office success.
September 28, 2017 – This week’s guest on the WLC podcast is a little different than most of our recent guests. Samantha Peszek (pronounced Pesh-eck) doesn’t have a book or a website or a pre-made plan for how you can overcome roadblocks. She has something else: the unwavering will to achieve a goal, no matter how bodacious.
September 14, 2017 – Could you go a week without your phone, email, Facebook, or even text messaging? Sometimes the thing we try to avoid is the thing we need the most.
Whole Life Podcast Joe DiStefanoMy guest today, Joe DiStefano, found that, despite his fears, a “digital detox” was exactly what he needed to break out of stress and stagnation.
September 8, 2017 – When we hear the term personal branding, most of us think of social media “stars” who are trying to market a product with their personalities. But a personal brand is both more pedestrian and more important than that. In fact, we should all have a personal brand, if you ask Richard Janes.
September 2, 2017 – My guest this week is Ryan Parsons, co-author (with MMA star Chael Sonnen) of The Four-Pack Revolution: How You Can Aim Lower, Cheat on Your Diet, and Still Lose Weight and Keep It Off. He is also an accomplished chiropractor, mixed martial arts coach and manager, and a former competitive gymnast.
August 18, 2017 – This week’s podcast is all about how to be your own manager and leader. Our guest is Dr. Christopher P. Neck, an associate professor of management at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in management from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from Louisiana State University. Dr. Neck is the author of ten books including Self-Leadership: Developing Your Personal Excellence and Fit To Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career.
August 12, 2017 – Aaron Alexander, CR, LMT, CPT, has over a decade of success as a manual therapist and movement coach. As the founder of Align Therapy, Aaron helps his clients move from pain into health through an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care. He works with everyone from office workers to Olympic and professional athletes, as well as speaking and teaching nationally and internationally.
August 5, 2017 – For Eric Remensperger, stage four prostate cancer was both life-shattering and an undeniable call to purpose, a call which he now devotes himself to answering.
Once a hard-drinking, hard-living New York City attorney, Eric knew that he couldn’t maintain that lifestyle and expect to live a long, healthy life. He started down the wellness road in the ’90s, making big changes in long-term habits to improve his well-being.
July 31, 2017 – Dr. Lane Sebring is founder and director of the Sebring Clinic in Wimberley, Texas. His practice focuses on healing people who don’t know where to turn and have exhausted all other options. The root of his philosophy? A no-sugar, paleolithic approach.
July 22, 2017 – In 2013, Dan “Nitro” Clark went from American Gladiator to heart-attack survivor. Rather than letting it beat him, Dan was able to turn his near-death experience into inspiration for positive change in his own life as well as helping others.
July 5, 2017 – “Dorothy the Organizer” is most widely known as the problem solver on the Emmy-nominated show Hoarders. She is also the best-selling author of five books. In her latest book, Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff, she approaches organizing from the perspective of what our clutter says about our emotional condition, and how that can translate into other self-destructive or self-sabotaging behaviors such as overeating.
June 28, 2017 – Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. His books have been published in 28 languages and include Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over one million copies in print. Dr. Perlmutter also wrote the New York Times bestsellers Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and his most recent book, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan.
June 22, 2017 – Jeff Tucker, a former Fort Worth, Texas, firefighter, bomb tech, and arson investigator for twenty years, has spent the last eight years as director of CrossFit Gymnastics. Jeff got his start in gymnastics as a competitive gymnast in the 1970s.
June 15, 2017 – David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He is the engineer of GTD, the popular Getting Things Done methodology that has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed — and still successful.
June 8, 2017 – Dr. H. Ron Hulnick is recognized as a pioneer and worldwide leader in the field of spiritual psychology. Together with his wife, Dr. Mary R. Hulnick, he serves as the University of Santa Monica’s Founding Faculty and Co-Director, designing USM’s extraordinary curriculum and facilitating their transformational graduate programs.
June 3, 2017 – John Durant is the author of The Paleo Manifesto and co-author of Spartan Fit! with Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan races. He is also the founder of Wild Ventures, an angel syndicate focused on consumer health products and technology. He advises Thrive Market, Exo, AOBiome, Greatist, Brilliant Bicycles, Hu Kitchen, and Power Supply.
May 26, 2017 – Robb Wolf, renowned paleo diet researcher and proponent, has written a new book called Wired to Eat that addresses the unfortunate ease with which we can be preyed upon to consume more and more hyperpalatable foods.
The good news? It is not your fault. The bad news? Knowing and acting on this information are two different things.
May 18, 2017 – Kara Benz, creator of Boho Berry, teaches her readers how to live a more centered, fulfilled, and inspiring life full of creative energy and focus.
In this podcast, Kara shares with us how she has used bullet journaling to achieve those goals in her own life. Listen to learn how she does it.
May 12, 2017 – How do we know what success is? Is happiness still an undefined destination? What have we got right, and where do we have room for improvement? These are the questions Eric Barker spends his time answering. His style of research-based self-improvement helps his readers to live happier, more fulfilling lives. After eight years of researching and writing over 5,000 posts on his blog about his findings , he’s here to share some of what he’s learned with us.
April 28, 2017 – Greg Glassman, the founder of the global fitness company and community movement, CrossFit, Inc., is a true visionary. Not afraid to speak his mind or upset people if that’s what it takes to deliver his message, Glassman is on a quest to end the involvement of “Big Soda” in the health sciences.
April 22, 2017 – Mark England, the founder of Procabulary, has been on a life-long quest of self-improvement. Through a series of adventures (some intentional, others completely unplanned), he found his way to the world of language.
There, he discovered the impact of the words we use on our actions and behavior. He found that language can influence behavior, and changing our language is the first step in changing our lives.
April 15, 2017 – Jack has a thriving business producing travel and history shows alongside his dad (who’s a closet history buff). He’s also a husband and a father to two daughters.
But the reason I wanted to have him as a guest on the show was to talk about his experience with addiction and getting sober as a teenager, as well as his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS).
April 2, 2017 – Jack has a thriving business producing travel and history shows alongside his dad (who’s a closet history buff). He’s also a husband and a father to two daughters.
But the reason I wanted to have him as a guest on the show was to talk about his experience with addiction and getting sober as a teenager, as well as his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS).
March 25, 2017 – You may have seen this week’s guest on a random Saturday afternoon while watching the Olympics or an extreme sports show with people hucking themselves off 100-foot cliffs on mountain bikes. Sal Masekela has been hosting shows like this for NBC and Red Bull for many years, and he is currently the persona of the Red Bull Signature Series.
March 11, 2017 – What if I told you one of the three fittest women on the planet was (at the time she earned the title) 35 years old, a mother, a wife, and a school teacher who limits her training to ninety minutes per day? Would you believe me? If not, you’d be sorely mistaken. In 2013, Val Voboril took third at the CrossFit Games. It was the second time she placed third, and it would be one of four times she finished in the top five. At the time, she was ten years older than most of her competitors.
March 4, 2017 – Teacher, speaker, and psychotherapist, Megan Devine, has been stirring up our culture’s ideas around grief and loss since 2009. That year, on a beautiful sunny day, she witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner Matt. At that moment, all of her professional experience as a therapist became meaningless. What she found in processing her own grief was that grief literature is loaded with well-intended advice that can actually worsen and extend someone’s pain.
February 25, 2017 – I’ve often wondered how a song becomes a song. The process seems mysterious and, frankly, impossible for a “normal” person like myself. What comes first — the title, tune, chords, or words? How do you put them together? How do you write the lyrics? And what about the structure? It’s all overwhelming to me and completely outside my comfort zone.
February 18, 2017 – Dr. Steve Orma is a clinical psychologist and happiness expert specializing in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and stress. If you’ve ever had a hard time falling asleep, or getting back to sleep after waking up, you’ve had firsthand experience with the way anxiety (or your worry about things in the future) can sabotage your efforts. That is why I thought Dr. Orma would make a perfect guest for this week’s Lifestyle Practice of establishing a bedtime ritual.
February 11, 2017 – I asked Traver Boehm back as a guest on the podcast this week specifically to talk about the impact he’s felt from disconnecting from electronic media over the course of the past year. He’s taken multiple month-long breaks from any sort of online interaction, as well as recurring short breaks over the course of his daily routine. This has all been part of his Year To Live Project — something he started at the beginning of 2016 when he asked himself the question, “What would you do if you knew you only had a year to live?”
February 4, 2017 – Coby Kozlowski is a modern-day meditation and consciousness guru (though she would never describe herself that way). Ever humble, she’s amassed 25 years of experience through working with teachers in the yogic, meditative, and consciousness realms. Now a teacher of teachers, she has appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Magazine, and was named as “one of the seven yoga teachers who have changed the practice [of yoga]”.
January 28, 2017 – Sasha has played world-class level soccer for over fifteen years, and by the forces of luck and nature for me, my son, and the other kids she coaches, she has settled here in Los Angeles. When you see a photograph of her on or off the field, you also immediately know why the phrase “Beauty and the Beast” couldn’t be more apropos.
January 21, 2017 – Carolyn Freyer-Jones is a professional life coach. She has supported hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women in learning how to use life’s challenges and obstacles to stimulate insight and growth. She has helped them launch new businesses, strengthen relationships, transform careers, grow as leaders, and experience greater peace and joy. Her clients include corporate executives, business owners, authors, lawyers, television hosts, salespeople, and more.
January 14, 2017 – Ryan Hurst is one of the co-founders and the head coach of the online fitness program known as GMB, or Gold Medal Bodies. GMB is a physical training system that focuses primarily on teaching people of all ages, shapes, and fitness levels how to know their own body and move it well.
January 7, 2017 – Miki Agrawal is a passionate bundle of entrepreneurial and creative energy. She was named 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Technology Awards and her revolutionary underwear product THINX was named one of Time Magazine’s “25 Best New Inventions of 2015.″ Miki was also the recipient of the TriBeCa Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and was named one of the “Top 20 Millenials on a Mission” by Forbes.
December 31, 2016 – You may not recognize Jay Jacobs from his name, but many of you would recognize his face, body, and story. Jay and his daughter, Jennifer, were contestants on season eleven of NBC’s hit weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser.
December 17, 2016 – You may have heard of Thrive Market (think Whole Foods meets Costco), but you may not have heard of its co-founder and co-CEO, Nick Green. Nick started Thrive as a wholesale buying club with a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for every American family. It was a risky venture, since nothing like it had ever before been attempted.
December 11, 2016 – Scott McGee is a police officer, serving in Santa Monica, California as a detective, beat officer, and member of the SWAT team. He’s one of three hosts of the popular CrossFit-related podcast the WODCast Podcast. He’s also recently created a blog called The Sisu Way where he writes regularly. And he’s a husband, plus the father of two awesome boys.
December 3, 2016 – Dr. Andrew Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s department of Psychology and does research on attention and cognitive performance. Dr. Hill is the founder of Peak Brain Institute, host of the Head First Podcast with Dr. Hill, Lead Neuroscientist at truBrain, and lectures at UCLA, teaching courses in psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology.
November 19, 2016 – Kirk Parsley is first and foremost a doctor. He’s been practicing medicine for over twelve years. Doc was also a U.S. Navy SEAL and since earning his medical degree, has spent much of his time serving as the Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One. It’s safe to say given his credentials that Kirk knows what it takes to be fit, tough, and get the job done.
November 12, 2016 – Rafe Furst, a graduate from Stanford in computer science, has seen his share of swings in the tech and business world, having been involved with startups since the mid-1990s. He’s also an avid poker player, both in private games and public tournaments, once winning a World Series of Poker Championship. He’s raised millions for charitable causes over the years and is a pioneer in quantitative venture capital, a nascent field based on the convergence of equity crowdfunding, complexity economics, and securities law reform.
November 5, 2016 – Meet Tinier Tim Bauer. He is a fraction of the man he used to be, having lost almost 250lbs since that moment a few years ago. Tim is now on a crusade to change the world — telling his story with complete transparency to inspire others to take charge of their life through action.
October 29, 2016 – Adam Stanecki joins me this week from the Gold Coast of Australia for the latest installment of the WLC Podcast. Adam calls himself a “lifestyle entrepreneur.” He is a coach who helps people uncover their true potential in business and in life through positive mindset, mindfulness, and mastery.
October 22, 2016 – Have you ever thought about what you would do if you just said, ‘f**k it?”What are you not doing because you don’t know how, it’s too hard, you’re unsure of the result, you’re afraid of the consequences, you don’t know where to begin, you’re afraid of screwing it up, the risk is too great, someone may find out you don’t know what you’re doing, or you’re afraid of failing?
October 15, 2016 – Curtis Estes has been a wealth management advisor for Northwestern Mutual for 25 years and is, quite frankly, a superstar. He has built an expansive network of people he serves all over Southern California. But that isn’t why I invited him to be on the podcast. Curtis is a lifelong committed learner — a student of life.
October 8, 2016 – “If people aren’t getting the results they want in life, they need to just sit in a room and fully internalize that they are solely responsible for the nonsense they are creating.” Whether you agree with him or not, UJ’s words get to the heart of the matter in transformational change.
September 24, 2016 – “The wheel doesn’t roll if you’re missing a spoke.” Seems obvious, right? But when it comes to the context of your life — where spokes are represented by the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, and sexual realms and are satisfied through things like family, work, friends, hobbies, personal time, relationships, and health and fitness — chances are your wheel isn’t rolling the way it could be.
September 17, 2016 – Raise your hand if the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “self-defense” is some sort of fighter’s punch, kick, spin, or throw. I’ve always considered self-defense to be the answer to the question, “What do I do after I am attacked?” After talking with Tony Blauer, who schooled me for ninety minutes on the very nature of self-defense, that old concept has been erased.
September 10, 2016 – V Capaldi, aka PaleoBOSS Lady, is nothing short of a miracle. Her story brings hope where there is despair, joy where there is pain, and future where there is hopelessness. Her life is an example of what can happen when you take full responsibility for the hardships (and blessings) that you’ve been given.
September 3, 2016 – For much of 2015, Traver Boehm faced a universe that was seemingly conspiring against him — losing his wife, business partner, home, and all his sources of love and stability. He was at the end of his rope and contemplating taking his own life, when he miraculously rediscovered his desire to live.
August 27, 2016 – My guest this week is Erin Cafaro Mackenzie. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist—she was part of the United States women’s eight crew team that won back-to-back gold medals in 2008 and 2012. She’s also won gold at six out of eight World Championships (and bronze at the other two).
August 20, 2016 – Val is a personal trainer to the stars. No, really. She’s been training Cindy Crawford for twelve years now, as well as Jennifer Garner, and she has an entire book of A-listers to her credit. She’s one of the go-to trainers for Hollywood agents, directors, managers, and actors who have goals and deadlines they absolutely, positively have to meet.
August 6, 2016 – Christine Hassler is a highly sought after professional speaker, a life coach of over twelve years, and the author of three books: Expectation Hangover, 20 Something, 20 Everything, and 20 Something Manifesto. She’s someone you look at and think, “Wow, she’s so successful, positive, confident. She’s really got it all together.”
July 30, 2016 – My guest today is Brian Mackenzie. Brian and I go back to 2005, when I attended his first ever CrossFit Endurance seminar. At the time, he was a Master Pose Running coach, ultra-marathoner, swimmer, and triathlete, as well as a newly-minted CrossFit affiliate owner.
July 23, 2016 – Robert Morton might as well be named John Smith, Fred Jones, or insert any Fname Lname combination. His name isn’t what’s important, but the extraordinary action he’s taken in his life is.
July 16, 2016 – For today’s podcast, I sat down with throwing champion, Fulbright Scholar, full-time author, and religious studies professor, Dan John. Yeah, that’s one person I’m talking about – a fascinating individual who’s incredibly well-traveled and has the perspective of an academic with the body and physicality of an athlete.
July 9, 2016 – In today’s podcast, I have a conversation with bestselling author Matt Fitzgerald, author of the book How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle. Matt is an endurance athlete and writer who has been a student of running, triathlon, and other endurance sports for decades.
June 25, 2016 – My recent conversation with Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, made me realize the dangerous side of technology and the hold it has on us through a mechanism Nir calls the “hook cycle.”
June 18, 2016 – My recent conversation with wine distributor Todd White, founder of Dry Farm Wines, changed everything I thought I knew about alcohol — wine in particular.
June 11, 2016 – This week Darya Rose joins the podcast for a conversation that ranges from food choices that fight hunger to mediation that heightens your awareness and helps you listen to your body when making a life change.
June 5, 2016 – I had such a great conversation with Michael in the last Adventure-cast, I decided to invite him back for another. Who knows, this may turn into something we do regularly.
May 29, 2016 – Leadership has changed — or at least what it takes in today’s world to be a great leader. Life today is very different than it was even just twenty years ago.
May 21, 2016 – In this episode of the Adventure-cast, Andy fills us in on some recent experiments and invites Michael (as in Stanwyck, the co-founder of the WLC) to join him.
May 14, 2016 – As technology advances and new smart devices hit the market, it can be a task just keeping up to date with what’s hot, much less actually using them. Enter Carley Knobloch, who is a self-professed “tech-geek” and blogger.
May 7, 2016 – I’ve long believed there was something off about my morning routine. Over the years, I’ve played with many different variations in the things I do when I wake up and the sequence I do them in.
April 30, 2016 – What would it feel like to take that first step into “risk land”? If you’re stuck on what steps to take toward living a life of risk, Caroline Paul has the juice – she’s whitewater rafted with legends, been sucked up into a storm cloud, and crashed her experimental aircraft due to engine trouble.
April 23, 2016 – My wife runs cold. She goes to bed dressed in pajamas with an electric blanket under her, plus a sheet, blanket, and comforter over her, and it’s between 65 and 70 degrees in our bedroom. Me? I’m always hot.
April 14, 2016 – My guest today is Lucy Danziger. As the long-time Editor in Chief of SELF magazine, she has been in the business of creating and providing information for millions of people about health, fitness, and well-being for many years.
March 31, 2016 – We’re joined today by songwriter, music producer, film producer, and athlete Harvey Mason, Jr. His work has been nominated for Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, and AMAs.
March 17, 2016 – Ever wonder what goes into creating an ominous tone in a scary thriller or finding the best song to fit that classic scene from your favorite movie? This is the job of a music supervisor, and on this week’s podcast we have one of the best in the business in Julianne Jordan.
February 23, 2016 – My guest today has a bunch of plates to keep spinning – her demanding career in entertainment at Black Entertainment Television, plus two kids, and a husband.
January 19, 2016 – Peter Himmelman’s musical beginnings were with a band he formed with some friends in Minneapolis, Minnesota called Sussman Lawrence. He split from the band in the mid-1980s, focusing on a solo career as a singer and songwriter.
November 10, 2015 – If you bumped into Rebecca on the street, you would have absolutely no idea she is “Betty Badass,” even after talking with her for a few minutes. She’s humble, sweet, kind, emotional, funny, relatable, responsible, well-spoken, interested, and generous.
October 27, 2015 – Steve Chandler has been in the business of helping others with their own personal development for over twenty years. He’s a public speaker, business consultant, and master life coach. He’s also a prolific writer.
June 10, 2015 – We thought it would be fun to have them on the Podcast – to share their unique perspective on the Whole Life Challenge, what they’ve learned, how they approach things, and their tips for best Challenge practices.
June 21, 2015 – Think back 7 weeks. It was the start of the Whole Life Challenge… and we asked you to do three things in order to measure your starting point: do a measurable workout, measure your body, and take a before photo.
June 17, 2015 – Robb Wolf is one of the recognized worldwide leaders of the Paleo movement and in conversing with him, you immediately discover why. He is a walking encyclopedia of biochemical, genetic, nutritional, and anthropological information.
June 14, 2015 – The lifestyle practice this week is something new and different for the Whole Life Challenge… spending 10 minutes in solitude. I know that it’s something that I resist – spending time doing nothing, whether it’s meditation, sitting and thinking or going for a walk.
June 10, 2015 – You may recognize their names from our Official FB Group – Jessica Trundy, Abba Corliss, Athena Slavin, Kristin Kaschak, Ayesh Kamal, Susan van Inwegen. We think they’ve done a fantastic job as our first ever Ambassadors.
June 7, 2015 – It’s the sixth week of the Challenge… by this point in the Challenge you’ve undoubtedly experienced a day that wasn’t your best. You might have even forgotten to score yourself on a day or two. The big question is… how resilient are you?
June 3, 2015 – Alma is a licensed clinical social worker and a cooking coach. She understands the importance of cooking in the home, of the ability to prepare your own food, and the nourishment that home cooked meals provides for families.
May 31, 2015 – Week 5 in the WLC is like a “start over”… while we’re not actually starting over, we’re starting second half, which is also the beginning of the 2nd four weeks of the Challenge. If something has been standing in the way of you giving it your all in the first four weeks, there couldn’t be a better time to re-commit, re-energize, re-engage and start again, fresh.
May 27, 2015 – Can you lose weight simply by sleeping more? Is 8 hours the “magic” number when it comes to sleep each night? Does the time you go to bed make a difference? Is there any truth to the idea that you sleep in 90 minute cycles?
May 25, 2015 -The goal this week for the lifestyle practice is to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. In the podcast, we’ll share with you three ideas to help you do this: set a bedtime, prep for sleep, and track your sleep with an app… but for more details you’ll have to listen to our 10-minute conversation.
May 21, 2015 – I came across the iProcrastinate podcast about a year ago and have been a big fan of Dr. Tim Pychyl’s work ever since… thanks to the benefits I experienced directly by listening to his thoughts, ideas and strategies about dealing with this human condition that we all deal with.
May 18, 2015 – This week we’re on to the practice of working on a hobby or skill. This is so much fun & it can be literally anything… reading a book, practicing an instrument, working on your cooking or knife skills in the kitchen, or practicing handstands. Your only limit is your imagination.
May 12, 2015 – Gretchen Rubin is a New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, whose latest work Better Than Before, is a book about personal habits and taking action. And it couldn’t be any better reading for players in the Whole Life Challenge.
May 10, 2015 – Whatever the case, teams are an incredibly powerful part of the Challenge… and supporting one another, whether it’s commenting on reflections, or simply moving in the same direction together, simultaneously; your teammates can have a profound impact on your success.
May 6, 2015 – Join us on the podcast today as we talk to Lela Buttery, chef, educator, activist, coffee enthusiast, and author of We Can Do Butter, a modern treatise on reclaiming our relationship with and control over the food that we eat.
May 3, 2015 – Week 1 of the Whole Life Challenge is a chance to get yourself organized around preparation and systems. Stocking your fridge and pantry, making a list of all compliant restaurants in your area, and planning your schedule around getting it all in.
March 11, 2015 – Our guests this week, Shari-Beth Susskind and two of her clients, Robyn and Gail, talk about how the Whole Life Challenge changed all this for her group of clients.
March 8, 2015 – Finishing the Challenge is one thing, but completing… that’s another story. Whether you’ve logged your score every day and been fully engaged, or you’ve given up, not kept up with logging in and effectively quit, you have the opportunity this week to COMPLETE.
March 4, 2015 – We’ve all been there… you’re absolutely committed to your health and fitness… you participate in the WLC, you work out every day, eat a clean diet, but when you head over to your parents house, what do you find? A home filled with processed junk food, sugar filled treats and home cooked meals with ingredients that are in no way health promoting.
March 1, 2015 – We’re HERE already? Hard to believe that there are only 2 weeks left to go in the Challenge. And now it’s time to actually complete, to finish all the way through to the end… in 2 more weeks… not to quit now because you think that you’ve already got all that you’ve came for.
February 25, 2015 – Corporate Teams are more prevalent than ever in the Whole Life Challenge, and in this episode, Andy & Michael head out to Universal City, CA to visit with one. The team’s name is “Proud as a Peacock” which makes perfect sense considering the company they work for.
February 22, 2015 – It happens about this time in EVERY Whole Life Challenge – people starting to comment that, “It’s been long enough, I’m over this, This is so long, I’m tired of this already.” And if this is happening for you, it’s a perfect time to check in and ask yourself, “What IS it that has been long enough? What are you tired of? What are you over?”
February 18, 2015 – Alexandra Paul has a lot going right for her, but there is something that she’s struggled with for most of her adult life. She has a “dirty little secret.” And it’s something most of us also struggle with, though many not consciously.
February 15, 2015 – Some of you have found your stride and are starting to see things get easier and are even starting to see the results of this… “you got this.” Others, not so much – it’s still a struggle or you haven’t really jumped in. In either case, remember, there are still 4 weeks left… as much time is left as what has gone past up until now.
February 2, 2015 – Your hair is falling out, you’re going through full on night sweats, you’re exhausted every day, and you are given three options to “cure” yourself: prescription drugs, surgery, or change your diet. Which would you choose?
February 1, 2015 – At the beginning of week 4, after three weeks of WLCing, you might be starting to wonder, “Where are my results and why aren’t they coming faster?” Simply asking this question is a trap… it gives you an excuse to quit – whether you’re getting results or not. The WLC is about sustainable change… and that, like mastery, doesn’t come after just three weeks.
February 1, 2015 – So wait… you mean to tell me that on your team, if you’re playing at the WLC lifestyle level, you can drink a glass of wine every day or eat a piece of dark chocolate and NOT lose a point? That’s just one of the things we talk about when we hangout with Chris this week. He’s the Captain of an 80+ person team that has players all over the world.
February 1, 2015 – This being the third week of the Challenge, do you find yourself thinking about what else you could be accountable for? In this quick “What to expect” podcast we talk about this “strange” phenomenon that both Michael and I encounter.
January 28, 2015 – This week in our podcast, we thought it would be fun to hang out with someone that has been a regular player now for 5 Challenges in a row, who we’ve never actually met in person.
January 25, 2015 – You’ve survived on the energy and momentum of week one. You’ve shaken off the pre-race and first lap jitters… and now it’s time to settle in. This week is about finding your stride. Too fast and you’ll burn out before the finish line; but too slow and it’s not a Challenge at all.
January 21, 2015 – Each week on Thursdays Michael and I will be hosting a WLC Podcast “Hangout”. We thought it would be fun to talk with people from around the world each week that have interesting, fun, inspiring and unique stories to tell about how the Whole Life Challenge has had an impact on their life and the lives of people in their community.
January 18, 2015 – Congratulations! You made it through the first weekend of the Whole Life Challenge. The first weekend is a great time to get organized. But as you might find this week, your work-week is an entirely different story.
January 15, 2015 – Mark’s philosophy about nutrition, health, and overall well-being is right in line with ours at Whole Life Challenge. Many of the things he told me during our conversation resonated with me, but this one in particular stands out.
January 15, 2015 – The human body can put up with a lot. We can suffer. We can make it through BUD/S and being a Navy SEAL for three or four years. We can make it through boot camp. Just go to see the movie Unbroken, and you will see just how much the human body can endure.
December 10, 2014 – In this episode, I interview Robb Wolf, the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution, about his thoughts on the Whole Life Challenge’s nutrition component.
January 15, 2015 – We all tend to focus on the doing — on being bigger, better, stronger, faster and getting more. But when I, a former Marine, interviewed a retired SEAL commander and founder of SEALFIT, we didn’t talk about any of that.
January 15, 2015 – In this episode, I interview Drs. Holden and Priscilla MacRae from Pepperdine University’s Sports Medicine Division about the science of health and fitness, and how it relates to the Whole Life Challenge’s Seven Daily Habits.
January 15, 2015 – Truth be told, I don’t think I ever would have been in the position to co-found the Whole Life Challenge without my work with Bill Jordan, the Zen priest who founded and ran the Santa Monica Zen Center for many years.
January 15, 2015 – What I knew about recovering from an injury, and what I taught my clients, was wrong. That’s what I thought when I read Gary Reinl’s book ICED! The book explains that the “R” for rest and the “I” for ice in the RICE method of recovering from injuries is completely backward.