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  • Today's guest is dating coach Blaine Anderson, also known as @datingbyblaine on social media. And as you know, dating could be quite challenging in the online and offline world that we live in today and I was highly impressed with Blaine's direct and no nonsense advice on social media. I personally have gotten a lot of value out of her content and I think you are going to learn a ton in this conversation. And while Blaine, specifically coaches men, we get into both perspectives in our discussion, so I know you'll enjoy it whether you are male or a female. So get your pen and paper ready as you tune into this dating master class.

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    What to Listen For:

    0:00 Intro 1:59 What are the biggest struggles people have with dating? 4:25 Why self discovery is so important when it comes to finding a partner 7:01 Blaine puts me to the test! 11:10 How to find love on Instagram 17:19 Biggest mistakes she sees her clients make 19:38 She thinks everyone should stop doing THIS 21:40 How to build attraction 23:55 A date is NOT an interview (do this instead) 26:57 Boosting confidence before a date 28:42 How women can be more approachable 30:34 Do THIS to meet someone (& get their number) when you’re out in public 36:27 How to not be a “nice guy” without being a jerk (& avoid the friend zone) 39:57 How to ask someone out that you are interested in 42:37 Discovering what you want in a partner & when is it time to make things exclusive 46:15 When is it appropriate to incorporate “touch?” 48:26 Blaine critiques my online dating profile 55:04 How to date someone that’s “out of your league” 57:01 How to become more confident with your appearance

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  • Today's guest is Cameron Rogers, the voice behind @freckledfoodie. She's a content creator and host of the freckled foodie & friends podcast and through her multiple platforms, Cameron creates a space where content is approachable and authentic, and she is the truest version of herself. Prior to pursuing freckled foodie full time, Cameron worked on Wall Street for five years until she was in a life altering accident and decided it was time to wave goodbye to the corporate world and change the direction of her work to embody things she deeply cares about. Cameron is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and shares her struggles with her audience on things like pregnancy, postpartum depression, and parenting. Cameron is always in pursuit of a genuine discourse on the trials of motherhood and lately she has been super excited to share all the amazing benefits that have come from going alcohol free, which we dive into today and more!



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    What to Listen For:

    1:59 Why did she quit drinking? 7:24 What’s kept her going? 9:29 How to attend events and not drink? 13:47 Dealing with shame 17:58 Why does she think alcohol has become so “normalized” 21:12 Has Cam had any cravings ? 23:35 Cam’s tools for self love and coping with stress 26:37 How did drinking impact her anxiety? 30:20 What’s her fitness routine like? 34:16 What you can do if you struggle with body image 38:29 Whats her advice for someone who is “sober curious?” 41:36 How to handle peer pressure 44:27 How has giving up alcohol made her a better Mom?



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  • Today's guests are Layne Norton and Simon Hill. Simon and Layne were on the show earlier this year and it has been one of the most popular episodes. So I thought I would get them back on to keep the discussion going. I will link our first episode in the notes below and I highly encourage y'all to give it a listen. Layne Norton (aka Biolayne) is an entrepreneur, physique coach, bodybuilder, and powerlifter. Alongside his success as a competitor, Layne has his Ph.D. in nutrition science and is one of the most respected voices in the health and nutrition space. Simon Hill is a nutritionist and physiotherapist with a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in nutrition science on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. His podcast, The Proof with Simon Hill, extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being.

    As promised this is the second part of our most recent convo and today we discuss insulin, insulin resistance, exercise, longevity, and gut health and more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 00:58 Does INSULIN & really matter & what’s best way to combat insulin resistance? 16:59 Is it healthy for your blood sugar to spike? (or should it be flat) 25:43 Why exercise is so important for longevity 27:53 Science based tool tips to increase your lifespan 33:22 Does walking help? 37:54 Biggest thing you can do to improve your bone mineral density (& why it can help you live longer) 44:59 Are there ways to improve your gut health & is gut health worth the “hype?”

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  • Today's guests are Layne Norton and Simon Hill. Simon and Layne were on the show earlier this year and it has been one of the most popular episodes. So I thought I would get them back on to keep the discussion going. I will link our first episode in the notes below and I highly encourage y'all to give it a listen.

    Layne Norton (aka Biolayne) is an entrepreneur, physique coach, bodybuilder, and powerlifter. Alongside his success as a competitor, Layne has his Ph.D in nutrition science and is one of the most respected voices in the health and nutrition space. Simon Hill is a nutritionist and physiotherapist with a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in nutrition science on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. His podcast, The Proof with Simon Hill, extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being.

    This episode I believe is the longest one I have done yet and so I broke it down into two parts. In this first part, we cover protein quality, why adherence matters, the best diet for fat loss, and the nuances of the highly debated topic: “are all calories created equal?” In the second part which will be released on Thursday, we cover insulin, insulin resistance, exercise, longevity, and gut health.

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    For a limited time, you can get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at insidetracker.com/doug

    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 02:13 Animal vs Plant protein (quality, amino acids, best for muscle building, digestibility etc.) 23:39 Why ADHERENCE matters and best diet for fat loss 34:09 Are all calories REALLY created equal & does food quality matter? 44:49 Stay tuned for part 2 of 2 (releases Thursday)

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    Simon Hill | Instagram, Twitter, Website The Proof Podcast Layne Norton | Website, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook

    Simon and Layne #1: https://dougbopst.com/layne-norton-simon-hill-on-why-nutrition-shouldnt-be-this-confusing/

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  • Today’s guest is Dr. Gabor Maté. Gabor Maté is a retired physician who spent 20 years in family practice and worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. He is the bestselling author of four books published in thirty languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. The occasion for today’s chat is to discuss his newest book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture that was just released a few days ago. This episode is an absolute MASTERCLASS on all things healing, parenting, trauma and addiction!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:46 Is trauma root cause of addiction? 05:11 How does trauma change our brains? 07:34 Why our brains love opiates 12:11 Can parents prevent their kids from addiction? 14:30 THIS mistake by parents is detrimental to kids emotional development 17:07 Signs of childhood trauma in adults 20:45 How does stress and our emotions impact our health? 25:09 How do we heal from trauma and reduce stress? 28:34 Why we need authenticity AND attachment for survival (& how to have both) 33:30 How does a skeptic embrace spirituality? 37:23 Why is the drug epidemic so bad? 41:02 How does someone recover from addiction? 44:47 Gabor’s thoughts on the 12 step programs 47:40 The “4 A’s” that can help you become “whole” 51:51 His most VALUABLE advice for loving someone with addiction



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  • Today’s guest is Adrian Grenier. Many of you will recognize Adrian from playing Vincent Chase on the incredibly popular HBO show Entourage. But, Adrian is much more than “Vinny Chase.” Today he has cemented his place as a change agent who leverages his influence and passion for film to make impactful investments, create meaningful content and help make the world a better place. Adrian is also an entrepreneur and environmentalist and has started companies such as DuContra Ventures, The Lonely Whale Foundation and his newest endeavor, Earth Speed Media. While a lot of you may only know Adrian from his role on Entourage, he has made a radical transformation since that time and I’m looking forward to unpacking his story and all the ins and outs that go with in todays episode.

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:42 When did Adrian hit rock bottom? 04:25 What did healing look like? 07:34 Were his addictions fueled by his lifestyle or by trauma? 09:33 Why he dismissed the pain in his life 12:39 Becoming Vincent Chase (and why it was a challenge) 16:03 Did he ever get lost in his role as Vince? 19:51 The dark side of FAME 26:16 How he rediscovered true meaning and purpose in his life 31:35 Redefining success: from fame and money to farm and manure 34:24 What’s parenting going to be like for Adrian? 37:56 Adrian’s fitness routine 39:14 Where’s he at with acting? 42:51 What’s a project that he’s most excited about right now?





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  • Today's guests are husband and wife, John Kim and Vanessa Bennett. John also known as “The Angry Therapist” pioneered the online life coaching movement seven years ago, after going through a divorce, which led to his total rebirth. He quickly built a devoted following of fans who loved the frank and authentic insights that he freely shared on social media. John became known as an unconventional therapist who worked outta the box by seeing clients at coffee shops on hikes or in a CrossFit box. John's wife, Vanessa Bennett is an author, a holistic psychotherapist, a clinical entrepreneur and mental health content creator. She co-hosts the “Cheaper Than Therapy” podcast and leads soul based retreats and workshops. Vanessa also creates and facilitates curriculum for non profits, corporate events and conferences.

    This episode is an absolute masterclass on all things healing, relationships and dating. We get into what make can make a relationship better as well as what can make one suffer. John and Vanessa reveal how to find true love, heal from your past relationships and why chemistry in the beginning can be a RED FLAG. Our discussion also gets into how to properly “fight” in a relationship, how to become a better partner and so much more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:55 What makes relationships successful that often gets overlooked? 04:33 How to properly “fight” with your partner 09:27 Do not do THIS when fighting with your partner 11:50 Signs that your past is holding you back in relationships 16:21 Why great chemistry in the beginning can be a RED FLAG 25:25 What to do when honeymoon phase wears off 28:11 Getting over failed relationships 30:46 Should you get back with your ex? 33:40 How to properly apologize 36:41 Does cheating always end relationships? 41:10 Small things that add A LOT of value to relationships 46:20 Signs your relationships is STALE!

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  • Todays’ guest is 70 year old fitness coach Pauline Adeleke! Pauline has been into fitness all of her life and at the youthful age of 70 years young, she has taken on the task of educating others about the undeniable benefits of exercise and fitness.

    She has successfully set out to accomplish this mission by inspiring and motivating people of all ages through her ageless fitness lifestyle channel on YouTube and providing fitness training sessions with clients in person as well as remotely, but things haven't always been easy for her. Pauline met her husband, John, while working as an international flight attendant. John was one of Nigeria's premier entrepreneurs and intellectuals. He had a vision for his country that would supersede any country in Africa or the world for that matter. Mr. Adeleke was a multi-millionaire a hundred times over and provided a jet setting lifestyle for Pauline and their children with their residents in New York and homes all over. But within seven years, the magical ride would cease with the abrupt and sudden death of Mr. Adeleke, leaving Pauline and her two children financially barren . How did she overcome such a tremendous setback raising two children, ages four and five on her own? Well, I guess you're gonna have to listen to the episode to find out.

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 02:42 Pauline’s teenager years 05:58 How she met her husband. (wild story) 16:15 Shattered dreams for Pauline 25:02 What happened to all of the money? 27:08 How she overcame such a tremendous setback 30:44 How did she begin to rebuild her life? 32:52 Doing THIS with her kids outside of school helped them become VERY successful 37:49 How did she handle the stress of being a single parent? 40:11 Did she ever lose faith? 44:32 When did she decide she wanted to pursue a fitness career? 47:31 Longevity tips from Pauline! (She’s 70 years young) 48:33 How to escape the victim mindset? 52:26 What’s next for Pauline?!

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  • Todays guest is Liz Plosser. Liz is the Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health, where she oversees the brand across its print and digital platforms and various brand extensions, reaching an audience of 47+ million women monthly.

    Liz has been in the wellness industry for more than 18 years, previously overseeing digital strategy as SVP of Content at Well+Good, and prior to that, serving as the Senior Director of Content & Communications at SoulCycle. She is the former Deputy Editor of SELF, and before that she helped earn Cosmopolitan its first-ever national magazine award at the helm of the global brand’s health coverage. Liz was also the Editorial Director of CosmoBody, an on-demand subscription fitness channel.

    Her first book, Own Your Morning, was released by Hearst Home in September 2021 was released in paperback a few weeks ago.

    We discuss the current diet culture that exists as well as the current media landscape regarding it and how we can do better to improve both. Liz shares how she manages to keep readers engaged while staying to true to the integrity of the Womens Health brand and what specific type of stories really inspire her. She gives some solid advice for readers consuming content and also shares the secret to a great morning routine, how to get back on track after falling off and more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:55 Liz’s opinion of the current “women’s health” media landscape 05:49 Headlines vs. integrity 10:51 Liz’s advice for those reading health publications 19:44 How can we improve diet culture and messaging? 29:43 What types of stories inspire Liz? 33:25 Does Liz plan to cover more topics on mental health/addiction? 36:07 Dealing with comparison 38:49 Liz’s morning routine 42:51 Getting back into a routine after falling off track



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  • Today's guest is Charlie Engle. Charlie is one of the premier adventure athletes in the world today. He’s run across more than 40 countries but by far his most important accomplishment is his 30 years of clean and sober living. His best selling book Running Man, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2016. Charlie’s record setting run across the Sahara Desert led to the creation of H2O Africa, which is known today as Water.org, cofounded by Matt Damon.

    Charlie has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, at NATO Headquarters in Belgium and on board the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. He regularly trains Fortune 500 companies in strategies for resilience and addressing mental health issues.

    We discuss Charlies riveting addiction journey from start to finish, how he used running to save his life, why he went to federal prison after years of sobriety, how he improved his life during his incarceration and more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:55 Where did Charlie’s addiction story begin? 06:59 Was he using to numb pain? 10:02 Why some people can’t handle “college life” 14:36 This is when his addiction took a turn for the worst 19:02 Charlie’s rock bottom moment (police/bullet holes) 22:46 How running saved his life! 28:30 Did his relationship with running become unhealthy? 34:47 Why did he go to prison after years of sobriety? 41:52 How did he improve his self worth in prison & make most of his time?



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  • Today's guest is Allison Faulkner. Allison is a branding and events expert and host of the podcast “Awesome with Allison,” which is a top 100 health and wellness podcast. She's a consultant for fortune 500 companies, a writer, speaker, and self-proclaimed nonsense, dancer and CEO of “Allison's brand school,” where she partners with companies like Microsoft and Alaska airlines among others. She is also obsessed with her kids, husband, family, and friends, and the occasion for today's chat is her new book. “You're already awesome,” which I thoroughly enjoyed and I think you will too.

    We discuss what seperates her new book from the rest of the "self help" books that exist and how to take action after reading a book like hers or listening to a podcast like this. We also chat about how to rebuild your self confidence (and your life) after everything falls apart and how to have a healthy relationship with validation and more!

    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:57 What makes her “self help” book different? 06:18 How to take action on what you learn from a book or podcast 13:35 Which “shift” in her life was the most challenging to make? 19:51 How to develop confidence when your life falls apart 26:05 Small steps she took rebuild her life and not give up 35:56 How to have a healthy relationship with validation 43:12 How she is dealing with uncertainty

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  • Today's guest is Dr Megan Rossi. Dr. Rossi is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a PhD in gut health from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. Megan’s PhD was recognized for its contribution to science receiving the Dean’s Award for excellence. Megan leads research at King’s College London investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including pre- & probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives. Megan was the recipient of the 2017 British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology prize ‘Best clinical science abstract for oral presentation’ and the British Nutrition Foundation ‘Drummond Pump Priming Award’. Megan is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    We talk about common myths around gut health and what information is actually true. Megan reveals what the role(s) of the gut microbiome and dietary fiber are and why they are so important for your health. We discuss simple ways to eat more plants and which foods are the best to start eating right now. Megan shares steps you can take to improve digestion, why she doesn’t recommend going 100% vegan, her thoughts on probiotics and more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 02:28 3 Facts and 3 Myths about gut health 05:43 What does our gut microbiome actually do and why is it important? 10:01 A deep dive on all things dietary fiber 13:51 Simple ways to eat more plants 17:41 Eat more of THESE foods 20:47 Steps to improve digestion 28:52 Why she doesn’t recommend eating 100% vegan? 31:02 Getting protein from plants 33:18 Should you take a probiotic? 36:25 Megan’s thoughts on fermented foods/kombucha

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  • Today's guest is Daniel Pink. Daniel is the author of five New York Times Best sellers, including his latest, “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward.” His other books include the New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world.

    We talk about how regret is actually a GOOD THING and why it is a catalyst for personal growth. Dan reveals his biggest regret in life and the three step process you must take to help use regret to your advantage. We talk about how we’ve been lied to and why we need negative emotions for survival. Our discussion gets into how to prevent future regrets, dealing with failure and so much more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:30 Powerful decision making technique 03:22 Dan’s biggest regret 07:48 Take THESE 3 Steps to use regret to help you grow 13:10 You’ve been lied to! 15:10 Why we need negative emotions 19:18 How do you deal with YEARS of mistakes? 22:48 How to prevent “future regrets” 28:03 Olympians felt better placing 3rd over 2nd?! 31:13 How to create a “failure resume” (and why it’s so transformative) 33:00 What do most people regret later in life? 35:41 What future regret is Dan currently working to prevent?

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  • Today's guest is my good friend, Jenna Willis, and Jenna and I met several years ago working out together at Gabby Reece's house. She's also a colleague and a trainer! Jenna's complete mind-body approach to wellness as well as her results have gained her a reputation as one of the hottest rising celebrity trainers.

    Her impressive client roster includes YouTube sensation Liza Koshy, reality Queen Lala Kent, and pop music icon, Camila Cabello to name a few. In an industry obsessed with perfection, Jenna embraces the awkward, allowing those she trains to focus on enjoying working out rather than stressing about it as a former division one volleyball Jenna uses her background in fitness and uplifting teamwork mentality to help both herself and her clients cope with anxiety and gain peace of mind. I think you guys are gonna enjoy this conversation a lot. It's a little different as we engage in a friendly dialogue and talk about the SUPER awkward moment in how we met.

    We not only talk about how we met, we unpack Jenna's story and chat about her acting career, her battles with panic attacks and anxiety and how different breakups have made her stronger. She shares why fitness has been a major coping strategy and how that led to her decision to ditch acting and go "all in" on being a trainer. Jenna also reveals the wild story of how she landed a role on Vanderpump Rules and so much more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:30 We met working out with Gabby Reece! 04:25 Unpacking a humbling experience (and how I STRUGGLED) 09:52 Has Jenna always embraced challenges? 11:28 Where would she be without fitness? 14:15 Using fitness to cope with anxiety and panic 17:53 Jenna opens up about a traumatic breakup 22:26 Fitness helps - but it can’t be the only coping strategy 24:06 Moving on after multiple bad breakups 27:56 When did she start acting (and why) 31:51 Overlooked challenges in entertainment industry 33:10 Jenna was on Vanderpump! (crazy story) 37:58 Does she compare herself to Lala and Katie (her close friends) 41:56 Ditching acting for fitness (and how she maintained friendships) 44:21 How she thrives in an industry that is competitive (training celebs) 49:25 Finding real friends in LA 54:44 Her current relationship with fear & anxiety 57:29 Healing from a recent relationship 1:08:47 How to stay on track with your health when busy!

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  • Today's guest is health and nutrition expert. Wade Lightheart. Wade is also the co-founder and president of Bioptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company, and also serves as an advisor to the American anti-cancer Institute. Wade is a three time Canadian national all natural body building champion and competed as a drug free vegetarian in the Mr. Universe contest. He is also someone that has had many setbacks in his life and thus possesses an immense amount of wisdom as well as many life lessons that he is here to share today.

    We talk about how has sister’s death kickstarted his own health journey and how he stayed disciplined during such intense emotional pain and trauma. Wade reveals what led to his battle with addiction and 3 spiritual principles that changed his life. We also get into why he shifted to his focus from bodybuilding to longevity and more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:30 How his sister’s death inspired his own health journey 08:35 Staying disciplined under intense emotional trauma 14:57 Wade’s battle with addiction 23:43 Unpacking the root cause of his addiction 27:32 Three spiritual principles that will change your life 32:52 Shifting his focus from aesthetics to longevity 37:00 Biggest mistakes he’s made when trying to improve his health 31:45 Supplements don’t matter until THIS happens! 46:00 Can digestive enzyme supplements help? 54:10 How to get a FREE bottle of digestive enzymes!

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  • Today's guest is one of the world's leading experts in the neuroscience of addiction and recovery, and has been one of the most popular guests on the podcast. Anna Lemke MD joins me today for round two. Anna is chief of the Stanford medicine, dual diagnosis clinic, and professor and medical director of addiction medicine at Stanford university's school of medicine.

    Dr. Lembke has testified before Congress and consulted with governors and senators from Kentucky to Missouri to Nevada. You may also recognize her from her appearance on the hit Netflix movie, “The Social Dilemma.” Aside from this. Anna has also written two books, “Drug Dealer MD,” and her latest book, the New York times bestseller “Dopamine nation.”

    We talk about what dopamine is and why it’s so important. Anna explains the neuroscience of dopamine, when it’s used and why it goes hand in hand with addiction. She also reveals how to change your brain, stop impulsive behavior and have a healthy relationship with dopamine and more!

    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:30 What is dopamine and why is it so important? 05:32 Dopamine explained with real life examples (specifically addiction) 11:20 How to CHANGE your brain! 17:33 What causes depression and why “quick fixes” make things worse 21:24 How to STOP impulsive behavior 24:17 How to know if you have an unhealthy relationship with dopamine? 27:53 Does social media have the same impact on your brain as drugs? 31:45 How social media changes your brain and cleads to other addictions 34:17 What role does stress play? 35:47: THIS might explained why you can’t pay attention 40:20 Tools for retraining your brain to be more focused




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  • Today's guest is Colin O Brady. Colin is a ten-time world record breaking explorer, speaker, entrepreneur, and expert on mindset. His feats include the world’s first solo, unsupported, and fully human-powered crossing of Antarctica, speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and the Seven Summits, and the first human-powered ocean row across Drake Passage. Colin’s highly publicized expeditions have been followed by millions, and his work has been featured by The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, and The New York Times. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Impossible First and now The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life which came out this week.

    We talk about how his near death experience transformed his life and what drives him to attempt such extreme endeavors. Colin opens up about his marriage to his wife, why she decided to climb Mt. Everest and how nearly losing her changed his view on what matters most. We also get into how to push past common limiting beliefs, overcome your biggest fears and achieve what you want in life and so much more!



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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:30 When is enough enough? 03:20 Why did his wife decide to climb Mt. Everest with him? 10:20 Making the marriage work with his personality 15:29 After THIS happened, he was told he would never walk again 23:30 Recovering from emotional and mental trauma 30:20 What inspired him to attempt to cross Antarctica? 43:27 Dealing with limiting beliefs 53:17 Will having kids change his lifestyle? 59:33 Take the 12 hour walk with Colin



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  • Today’s guest is Sadie Sutton. Sadie is a 19 year old college sophomore from the Bay area and after receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth.

    She started a podcast back in 2019 and has accumulated over 105 episodes reaching over 75,000 listeners. Sadie conducts impactful and inspirational interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create their life worth living. Sadie is a psychology major at the University of Pennsylvania and hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology to further her impact in the mental health field.

    We talk about the devastating effects of mental health issues when disregarded and left unaddressed, the different options, treatments, and programs available for anyone struggling mentally and emotionally, the importance of a solid and trusted support system, the amazing story of a young girl who battled against severe depression and recovered from it, and so much more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:40 Being very aware and conscious of my myself 06:17 Lengthy struggle with self-esteem 12:41 Channeling pain through self harm 18:14 Relationship foundations matter 20:16 “I blamed them…” 23:00 Regardless of your circumstance, you can still struggle 28:16 It isn’t necessary to explain yourself to others 31:22 Running out of options and backed into a corner 35:28 DBT versus CBT 38:38 Learning DBT skills everyday 50:53 The practice of blurting out emotions 58:56 When your mental health is no longer consuming you 01:03:22 Handling disagreements and differing opinions 01:06:39 Sharing wisdom gained from several treatments 01:13:14 Shifting into cultivation enough self-compassion 01:16:48 Small organic things to feel love and supported

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  • Today’s guest is Brian Kelly. Brian is the founder of The Points Guy, the leading voice when it comes to loyalty programs, credit cards, and travel. Brian launched The Points Guy in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense from maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, Brian has grown the company into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform with a team of distinguished editors and freelancers that spans the globe. And I cannot think of a better time to have this conversation with everything going on in the travel world.

    We talk about the credit card perks most people don’t know about, how to earn points from using your card, the best card type to use in what situation or purchase, how to maximize rewards and discounts with the points earned, and so much more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 01:23 It started with a horrible credit score 11:01 What are points used for? 17:50 The three types of credit card you should know about 20:58 Don’t focus too much on the points, there are perks too 25:21 The biggest factors of flight delays 29:16 When budgeting, flexibility is the key 31:59 Choose locations with a cheap fair 37:04 Understand the type of card you’re getting 38:59 How much are points worth? 41:08 Hotels with the best programs in terms of value

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  • Today’s guest is Steve Magness. Steve is a world-renowned expert on health and human performance. He is the co-author of the best-selling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of Running. He's the co-host of two podcasts, The Growth Equation Podcast and On Coaching with Magness and Marcus. Steve has served as a consultant and speaker for NASA, the Houston Rockets, Murphy Oil, the Brooklyn Nets, the Cleveland Guardians, the Seattle Sounders, the New Orleans Pelicans, and more. The occasion for today's chat is his latest book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.

    We talk about how being in the moment matters when aiming for success, confidence requires work and consistency, why perfectionism isn’t sustainable, how to use failure as motivation to keep going, and so much more!

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    What to Listen For:

    00:00 Intro 02:04 We focus so much on what’s going on externally 04:00 Using doubt in a productive way 06:59 Pressure and discomfort narrow us 11:21 Psychological debriefing with friends 17:14 Accept what you’re capable of in the moment 20:18 Confidence demands evidence 22:51 The real boost to your self esteem 26:26 High level of demandingness of parenting doesn’t work 31:26 Doing hard things and embracing difficult things 35:35 How do you change your relationship with discomfort? 39:54 Our doubts are normal 43:37 Perfectionism is not sustainable 46:07 If you succeed all the time, motivation plummets

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