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ABOUT THE EPISODE What do some of the world's elite athletes and performing artists do to mentally prepare to perform when the spotlight shines on them? What can you learn from them so you can show it better as a parent, partner, friend, employee, or just for yourself?

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This is that time of year when you’ve probably decided to sit down and focus on your goals, and how you want to show up in the world. Many people usually take this time to work on their fitness goals. After binging at holiday parties for weeks they’ve had their eye on 2022 to …

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Ryan Holiday is a writer and media strategist. When he was 19 years old, he dropped out of college to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power. He had a successful marketing career at American Apparel and went on to found a creative agency called Brass Check, which has advised…

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Naturally, anyone who’d say that tapping different parts of the body can be an alternative therapy for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and some other conditions would seem silly to whoever would listen. Jeremy and Zach, too, would totally agree if they didn’t experience it themselve…

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Every success leaves hints and clues. That’s why people study other people’s successes because there are patterns in it that can be copied. Those patterns trace back to momentum, consistency, routines, and the difficult first steps that successful people had to take. It applies even to workouts. So…

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Not many people have heard of neurofeedback and fewer have tried it. But as you’re about to learn, it’s basically like taking your brain to the gym. In this episode of The Fit Mess, Michael P. Cohen shares how he got involved with neurofeedback from a result they experienced firsthand in the family…

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Don’t lie, you know you avoid conflict.

Conflicts in our closest relationships are scary because so much is at stake—if the conflict doesn't end well, we could lose our marriage, our family, or our job. Most common guidance on conflict resolution focuses on resolving the conflict while overlook…

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“If we can cultivate not taking things for granted now, we are going to be so grateful when this is over because we will bring such joy to the other things in life." - Kristi Nelson

Feeling grateful for life, your home, family, and friends may not come easily this year. But in the new book - Wa…

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Whatever has happened to you, it does not have to define you...it is not who you are.

The world may know Chris Duffin as “The Mad Scientist of Strength,” but you wouldn’t have ever guessed that if you saw the scrawny kid skinning rattlesnakes and chasing dragonflies in the early ‘80s. The stor…

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Yoga isn't for everybody. But if you listen to experts and yoga gurus, often, you'll hear them say that it's something everybody should try for themselves. But why? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Annie Appleby speaks about her own experience with yoga, how yoga changed her life, what yoga's prima…

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Emotional eating and obesity root deeper than what’s easily visible. But because it's always just about the food and weight, the solutions we come up with are typically only focused on the symptoms and not the deep-rooted causes. For those who battle food dependence, this becomes the point to stop …

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Looking back at your own milestone can reveal things about where you started and what took you to where you are now that you might've already forgotten. The glory moments, losses, and sometimes even the old pain. If 'your pain is your superpower' is true, then where do we start? In this episode of …

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The word 'biohacking' doesn't sound simple at all. A lot can agree to that. But did you know that biohacking is also done in so many simple ways? Although the real question now is, will it really help? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Mads Friis talks about the power of curiosity, why common sense …

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We all know that diet takes up more of the pie than work-out when it comes to building our ideal physique and health. But with the amount of complexity and misinformation we constantly face when it comes to managing the food we consume, how efficient can we be when taking our diet seriously? In thi…

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Since the invention of the light bulb, human beings have been spending more and more time indoors. We’re increasingly locked inside, staring at screens, surrounded by artificial light. As a result, we are hidden from natural light sources that can improve our mood and make us much healthier and mor…

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It is alarming how easy body-shaming becomes a topic for teasing and bullying to little kids. With peer pressure, its effects can be more damaging to the mind of someone innocent. But how can we adults protect them from this if we struggle with it? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Emily Lauren Dick…

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The path to wellness can't be achieved through just one thing. It can't be done by just working out, and it can't be done by just meditating. Being healthy is about doing many different things for your physique, health, and especially your mind. Today, we are joined by someone who did all those. In…

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What do you feel when you think about your favorite relaxing music, when someone calms you with touch, or when you receive a warm hug? It’s soooothing, right? Well, what would you think about having something that you can wear, and does all of the mentioned above? Interesting! In this episode of Th…

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Every individual carries a level of intuition. In fact, it can even be measured scientifically. But how can your intuition, or sensitivity and such, play a role in your life? In this episode of The Fit Mess, Courtney Marchesani talks about the book she authored entitled Four Gifts of the Highly Sen…

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Wearable fitness trackers. Everyone’s got one these days…or maybe more than one. You can use them to keep tabs on everything from calories to steps to the amount of water you drink. But are you keeping track of your sleep? Not just how much, but how efficient your sleep is to help you recover and b…

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In this episode, we talk with the very energetic owner and founder of ENERGYBits, Catharine Arnston. She started ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and was advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her recover. We explore how Catharine’s desire to help and…

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KETO, South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian…figuring out which diet is right for you is enough to drive you insane. You’ve likely tried 1 or more of them with varying results.

Our guest this week says all of them have some aspects that will work for some people but not ot…

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Our guest is Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. She is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist and author of: Whole-Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life. In this episode, she explains why we have much more power over what is going on inside of our brains than…

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There’s a famous scene from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where, in his quest for the holy grail, he must make a leap of faith by stepping out onto what turns out to be an invisible bridge to cross a bottomless pit. He clearly has his doubts and knows if he’s wrong it will cost him everything.…

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