WELCOME TO THE WHOLE LIFE PODCAST

This is the place Andy Petranek, co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, talks to exceptional people about their area of expertise as it relates to the WLC 7 Daily Habits. We also discuss the choices and events that have shaped their lives and built their character — what they’ve learned and how they’ve learned it, as well as the regular daily habits that contribute to their personal and professional success. Many of our guests are experts in their field. Some are simply experts in their own lives. All have found a high degree of success in life.

WELCOME TO THE WHOLE LIFE PODCAST

This is the place Andy Petranek, co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, talks to exceptional people about their area of expertise as it relates to the WLC 7 Daily Habits. We also discuss the choices and events that have shaped their lives and built their character — what they’ve learned and how they’ve learned it, as well as the regular daily habits that contribute to their personal and professional success. Many of our guests are experts in their field. Some are simply experts in their own lives. All have found a high degree of success in life.

Dr. Christopher Neck — The Surprising Benefits of Setbacks

107: Dr. Christopher Neck — The Surprising Benefits of Setbacks

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.

Aaron Alexander

106: Aaron Alexander — Change Your Body, Change Your Life

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.

Eric Remensperger

105: Eric Remensperger — Curing Cancer, Saving Yourself

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.

Dr. Lane Sebring

104: Dr. Lane Sebring — Paleo Plus Ketosis for Super-Health

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.

Dan Nitro Clark

103: Dan “Nitro” Clark — An American Gladiator Goes Down

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.

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102: Dorothy the Organizer: Declutter Your…Everything

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.

David Permutter

101: David Perlmutter — “Grain Brain” Author and Empowering Neurologist

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.

Jeff Tucker

100: Jeff Tucker — Firefighter, Gymnastics Coach…Cheerleader

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.

99: David Allen — The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

99: David Allen — The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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.

98: Dr. Ron Hulnick

98: Dr. Ron Hulnick — The Keys to Improving the Experience of Your Life

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.

97: John Durant — The Past Leads the Way Forward

97: John Durant — The Past Leads the Way Forward

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.

Robb Wolf

96: Robb Wolf — How We’re “Wired to Eat”

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.

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95: Kara Benz — Bullet Journaling for Creativity and Growth

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.

Eric Barker

94: Eric Barker — Mythbusting the Quest for Success

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.

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93: Greg Glassman — CrossFit and the Battle with Big Soda

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.

92: Mark England — The Surprising Tool You Already Have to Change Your Life

92: Mark England — The Surprising Tool You Already Have to Change Your Life

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.

Robbie Ventura

91: Robbie Ventura — The Cycling Legend Talks Training for Performance and Life

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).

90: Jack Osbourne — Shining a Light on Addiction and MS

90: Jack Osbourne — Shining a Light on Addiction and 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).

Sal Masekela

89: Sal Masekela — Going on the Biggest Ride of His Life with Kelly Slater

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.

Val Voboril

88: Val Voboril — How to Succeed at Motherhood, Happiness, and CrossFit

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.

Megan Devine

87: Megan Devine — How Journaling Can Lead Us Through Grief and Into Our Heart

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.

86: Peter Himmelman — Wherein Andy Writes and Performs His 1st Song

86: Peter Himmelman — Wherein Andy Writes and Performs His 1st Song

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.

Dr. Steve Orma

85: Dr. Steve Orma — Why You Need a Healthy Bedtime Routine and How to Do It

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.

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84: Traver Boehm — 4 Ways To Face Your Fears and Test Your Limits

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?”

83: Coby Kozlowski — A Modern Approach to Meditation

83: Coby Kozlowski — An Approach to Meditation That Makes You Want to Do It

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]”.

Sasha Andrews

82: Sasha Andrews — A Professional Opinion on the Value of Teamwork

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.

81: Carolyn Freyer-Jones

81: Carolyn Freyer-Jones — How to Set and Achieve Goals That Speak to Your Soul

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.

80: Ryan Hurst — How to Exercise with Purpose and Playfulness

80: Ryan Hurst — How to Exercise with Purpose and Playfulness

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.

Miki Agrawal

79: Miki Agrawal — The Unconventional Inventor of Tushy and THINX

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.

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78: Jay Jacobs — Lessons for the New Year from a Biggest Loser Finalist

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.

Nick Green Thrive Market

77: Nick Green — On a Mission to Bring Healthy Food to Everyone

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.

Scott McGee

76: Scott McGee — On Grit, Resilience, and Having an Unconquerable Soul

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.

75: Dr. Andrew Hill — The Surprising Things a Brain Scan (and My Mother) Revealed

75: Dr. Andrew Hill — The Surprising Things a Brain Scan (and My Mother) Revealed

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.

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74: Dr. Kirk Parsley — A Navy SEAL Doctor’s Unconventional Sleep Advice

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.

73: Rafe Furst — Why Good Decisions and Good Outcomes Are Not the Same

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.

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72: Tinier Tim Bauer — How He Lost 250 Pounds

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.

Whole Life Podcast 71: Adam Stanecki — On Life, Listening, and Living Authentically

71: Adam Stanecki — On Life, Listening, and Living Authentically

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.

Mary Shenouda Whole Life Podcast

70: Mary Shenouda — The Paleo Chef, on Living Your Dream Life

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?

69: Curtis Estes — Measuring Your Way to an Extraordinary Life

69: Curtis Estes — Measuring Your Way to an Extraordinary Life

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.

UJ Ramdas – How 5 Minutes of Journaling Can Change Your Life

68: UJ Ramdas – How 5 Minutes of Journaling Can Change Your 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.

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67: Charles Staley – Secrets of a World-renowned Trainer

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.

Tony Blauer WLC Podcast

66: Tony Blauer – Self-defense Means Never Getting to the Fight

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.

V Capaldi – How Food Cured Her “Uncurable” Disease

65: V Capaldi – How Food Cured Her “Uncurable” Disease

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.

Traver Boehm WLC Podcast

64: Traver Boehm – 28 Days of Darkness and Solitude By Choice

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.

Erin Cafaro WLC Podcast

63: Erin Cafaro – What It Takes to Win Olympic Gold (Twice)

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).

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62: Valerie Waters – The Real (and Amazing) Life of a Celebrity Trainer

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.

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61: Christine Hassler – How to Survive the Roller Coaster of Life

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.”

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60: Brian Mackenzie – Breathing Your Way to Peak Performance and Super-Immunity

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.

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59: Robert Morton – Empowering People One Meal at a Time

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.

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58: Dan John – How to Live a Principled Life

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.

Matt Fitzgerald

57: Matt Fitzgerald – Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle

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.

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56: Nir Eyal – How to Unhook from Technology and Reclaim Your Life

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.”

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55: Todd White – What You Don’t Know About the Wine You Drink May Be Killing You

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.

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54: Darya Rose – Using Logic and Science to Get Healthy

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.

53: Andy and Michael - The Experiment Continues

53: Andy and Michael – The Experiment Continues

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.

52: Danielle Harlan - On Leadership and What It Means to Be Successful

52: Danielle Harlan – On Leadership and What It Means to Be Successful

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.

The WLC Co-Founders Experiment on Themselves

51: The WLC Co-Founders Experiment on Themselves

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.

Carley Knobloch

50: Carley Knobloch – How to Use Technology to Empower Modern Life

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.

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49: Andy’s 21-Day Experiment – A Wake-Up Call About Sleeping In

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.

Caroline Paul

48: Caroline Paul – The Gutsy Girl on How to Overcome Fear

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.

How Andy Stopped Sweating and Started Sleeping

47: How Andy Stopped Sweating and Started Sleeping

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.

Lucy Danziger

46: Lucy Danziger – Triathlete Mom Entrepreneur Who Does It All

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.

Harvey Mason Jr.

45: Harvey Mason, Jr. – From the Hardwood to the Studio

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.

Julianne Jordan

44: Julianne Jordan – The Perfect Pitch of Career and Personal

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.

Charlie Brookins

43: Charlie Brookins – You Are What You Think About

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.

Peter Himmelman

42: Peter Himmelman – Anything But Your Average Rock Star

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.

Rebecca Rusch

41: Rebecca Rusch – Getting Real With an Extreme Athlete

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.

Steve Chandler and Your Drill Sergeant

40: Steve Chandler – Your Drill Sergeant vs. Your Mom

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.

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39: The WLC Advanced Challenge – A Video Chat with Our Ambassadors

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.

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38: Andy and Michael – On Week 8 and Finishing What You Started

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.

Robb Wolf on Epigenetics

37: Robb Wolf – Diets, Epigenetics, Longevity, and Going Foodless for 9 Days

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.

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36: Andy and Michael – On What to Expect in Week 7

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.

Whole Life Challenge Ambassadors

35: Interview with Our Official WLC Ambassadors

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.

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34: Andy and Michael – On What to Expect in Week 6

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?

Alma Schneider

33: Alma Schneider – Founder of Take Back the Kitchen

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.

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32: Andy and Kristen – On What to Expect in Week 5

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.

Sleep Doctor

31: Michael Breus – A Talk with the Sleep Doctor

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?

Tips for getting better sleep

30: Andy and Michael – 3 Tips for Better Sleep

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.

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29: Dr. Tim Pychyl – Host of the iProcrastinate Podcast

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.

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28: Andy and Michael – Supporting Others and Practicing a Skill

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.

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27: Gretchen Rubin – NY Times Bestselling Author and Habit Expert

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.

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26: Andy and Michael – The Importance of Teamwork

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.

Lela Buttery

25: Lela Buttery – Reclaiming Our Relationship with Food

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.

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24: Andy and Michael – How to Get Started in Week 1

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.

Shari-Beth Susskind

23: Shari-Beth Susskind – Creating Community from Personal Training Clients

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.

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22: Andy and Michael – Completing the Challenge with Power

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.

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21: Fanny Velliz – Getting Your Whole Family on Board

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.

20: Andy and Michael - Hanging in for the Last 2 Weeks

20: Andy and Michael – Hanging in for the Last 2 Weeks

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.

19: Matt Wagner - Team Proud as a Peacock of NBC Universal

19: Matt Wagner – Team Proud as a Peacock of NBC Universal

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.

18: Andy and Michael - Week 6 Feels Like Long Enough

18: Andy and Michael – Week 6 Feels Like Long Enough

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?”

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17: Alexandra Paul – Baywatch Star and Vegan WLC Player

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.

16: Andy and Michael - Jumping in for the Second Half of the Challenge

16: Andy and Michael – Jumping in for the Second Half of the Challenge

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.

Kristin Kaschak

15: Kristin Kaschak – The Girl With the Butter

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?

14: Andy and Michael - On What to Expect in Week 4

14: Andy and Michael – On What to Expect in Week 4

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.

Chris Plourde Whole Life Podcast

13: Chris Plourde – Fitness Coach and WLC Team Captain

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.

12: Andy and Michael - On What to Expect in Week 3

12: Andy and Michael – On What to Expect in Week 3

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.

Athena Slavin Whole Life Podcast

11: Athena Slavin – Five-Time Player of the Whole Life Challenge

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.

10: Andy and Michael - Find Your Stride in Week 2 of the WLC

10: Andy and Michael – Find Your Stride in Week 2 of the WLC

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.

9: Heather McKearnan and Nate Harris - Team Leaders of Undisputed Fitness

9: Heather McKearnan and Nate Harris – Team Leaders of Undisputed Fitness

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.

Whole Life Challenge Week 1

8: Andy and Michael – We’re Off! Week 1 of the Challenge

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.

Mark Sisson

7: Mark Sisson – The One “Tremendous” Skill You Need

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.

Kelly Starrett

6: Kelly Starrett – Ride the Human Hard and Put It Away Wet

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.

Robb Wolf Whole Life Podcast

5: Robb Wolf – Tells Andy He’s Good Looking and Funny, Too!

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.

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4: Mark Divine – Founder of SealFit

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.

Holden and Priscilla MacRae

3: Drs. Holden and Priscilla MacRae – Thoughts on the WLC

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.

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2: Bill Jordan – A Zen Priest on the Whole Life Challenge

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.

Gary Reinl

1: Gary Reinl – Stop Icing Your Injuries

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.