81: Lisa Smith: Girl Walks Out of a Bar

July 27, 2018
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Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NYC when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. 

Clean and sober for more than 10 years, Lisa is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, particularly for professional women. Her book, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, is her story.

The book explores Smith’s formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspire with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city’s clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar has received four independent press awards. 

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http://www.lisasmithauthor.com/purchase/

 

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77: Shay Eskew: What the Fire Ignited

June 26, 2018
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Shay is an All American and World ranked triathlete, burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body and is a sought out national motivational speaker. Despite being told he'd never compete in sports again at the age of 8, Shay is living testament to "Anything is Possible": 4x Ironman, 4x member of Team USA, ranked top 2% of Ironmen worldwide and has competed in 8 triathlon world championships, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. His mantra has always been to not merely be a "finisher" but to be a "competitor." Last year, he finished 21st at the International Triathlon Sprint World Championships - all of this despite not being able to sweat on 1/3 of his body due to his scars and suffering from severe dehydration during each race.

Shay's story is a parent's nightmare - an innocent 8 year old set afire with gasoline by a neighbor's child. The severity of his burns resulted in the amputation of his right ear, years of rehab to regain use of his right arm after being permanently melted to his side, learning how to write left handed to resume attending school and the wearing of plastic orthotic braces for 3 years - including 35 surgeries over 30 years. Always the first to make light of his situation, Shay shares how having a detachable prosthetic ear can be quite entertaining, even when it pops off at unpredictable times.

His message underscores we all face adversity, some physical, some mental, but "everyone has a story" and it is how we embrace adversity that defines who we are. Shay truly believes getting severely burned as a child was a blessing and served as a motivator to excel in athletics and become a top 1% income producer. It's hard to imagine a kid who cried himself to sleep at night for years due to being compared to Freddy Krueger would one day be an extremely successful sales executive. "It's all about being memorable" Shay tells his audiences.

Shay is well-known in the national triathlon community. He was selected as 1 of 6 nationally most inspiriting stories in the 2012 Ironman Kona Inspired contest and featured during the NBC Broadcast of the 2012 Ironman World Championships. He was also featured as the amateur male athlete in the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championships and as a feature cover story "Forged by Fire" in the 2012 USA Triathlon Olympic Preview issue. Shay is also a sponsored triathlete and a member of the Ironman Foundation/Newton Running Triathlon Ambassador team.

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76: Dr. Will Cole: Functional Medicine & Nutrition

June 11, 2018
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Dr. William Cole D.C, graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California. He has his post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through The Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University. Dr. Cole consults both locally in the Pittsburgh area and via webcam consultations for people around the world. He specializes in clinically investigating  underlying factors and customizing health programs for chronic conditions such as thyroid issues, autoimmune, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, diabetes, heart disease and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Cole has been featured numerous times on Pittsburgh news affiliates WTAE-TV, KDKA-TV and WPGH-FOX. He is a health writer for international publications such as mindbodygreen and lectures nationally.

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You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrWillCole 

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68: Melissa Hartwig: Whole30 and “The Same 24 Hours”

April 9, 2018
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Melissa Hartwig and I were fighting.  Okay, so no we weren't... but we had an exchange on Instagram that could have gone several ways.  And the way that two intelligent, hard-working and badass women do things? Well, they discuss with respect, kindness and in a way of growth. [Hence, this podcast!  (We did it!)]

Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program, a four-time New York Times bestselling author (It Starts With Food,  The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, and The Whole30 Cookbook). She has been featured by Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalDetailsShapeOutside, and SELF, and ranked #27 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2017. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship.

Melissa enjoys kettlebell training, yoga, hiking, solo traveling, and riding her motorcycle. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

About Whole 30

Whole30 has been changing lives since 2009, when Melissa Hartwig blogged about a 30-day life-changing dietary experiment she recently completed. Since then, millions of people have transformed their health, habits, and relationship with food through the Whole30 program; eliminating cravings, improving energy and sleep, relieving medical symptoms, and losing weight healthfully and sustainably. The Whole30 website currently serves 2 million unique visitors a month with readers checking in from more than 100 different countries, and has a combined social media base of more than 2 million fans and followers. Let Melissa and the Whole30 team help you create the perfect diet for you: a nutrition plan that is balanced, sustainable and keeps you looking, feeling, and living your best.

Follow Melissa / Whole30 on Social

Melissa:
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Instagram: @melissa_hartwig
Twitter: @melissahartwig_

Whole30: 
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64: Benjamin Hardy: Willpower Doesn’t Work

March 6, 2018
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Ben Hardy is an author and the #1 Writer on Medium.com.  I met Ben at a conference last year, and he listened to me ramble about my scrambly ideas about my second book.  We decided to record a podcast, and the rest is history. The big news is, however, his NEW BOOK is OUT NOW!

The Book: Willpower Doesn't Work

Available NOW: https://www.amazon.com/Willpower-Doesnt-Work-Discover-Success/dp/0316441325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520351646&sr=8-1&keywords=ben+hardy

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53: Randy Spelling: Unlimiting You: Step Out of Your Past and into Your Purpose

December 17, 2017
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Randy Spelling grew up in the entertainment industry as the son of, Aaron Spelling, one of the most prolific Hollywood producers in history. Up until his mid twenties, Randy acted in various hit primetime television shows such as Beverly Hills 90210, Malibu Shores, and Charmed. He starred in a daytime soap opera for four years called Sunset Beach and was featured in several feature films.This contributed to Randy earning a dedicated global following.In 2006, amidst a struggle with addiction and feeling lost, Randy went through a process of getting sober that led him to go within and find his purpose. Success and notoriety had not brought the deeper satisfaction Randy was desperately seeking.

With near-fatal outcomes, he made a choice to do the hard work of getting clean and started on a serious spiritual quest to find meaning in his life. While on the journey, he reconnected with his latent intuitive talents as well as his ability to listen deeply to the hearts of others, both of which turned out to be an excellent fit for the career of life coaching. Randy entered a two-year, credentialed coaching program to become an International Coaching Federation Certified Life Coach. Randy is a life coach, spiritual facilitator, author, and speaker, with his own life coaching and wellness company, Being in Flow. He provides one-on- one coaching with an emphasis on helping clients discover how to improve their lives and live free of limitations. Randy frequently holds workshops and face-to-face consultations in his hometown, Los Angeles, and other cities across the country. Randy's workshops, group coaching sessions, tele-seminars, and public speaking engagements fuel his passion for helping others. Whether it is with individuals, couples, families, or groups, Randy makes spiritual and universal truths simple, presenting them in grounded ways that can be used in everyday life. Randy lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and two young daughters.

Follow Randy on Social

Website: http://www.randyspelling.com/

Blog: http://www.randyspelling.com/happiness-blog/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/randyspelling/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/randyspellingcoaching/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/randyspelling

Twitter: https://twitter.com/randyspelling

Buy The Book

Unlimiting YouStep Out of Your Past and into Your Purpose 
https://www.amazon.com/Unlimiting-You-Step-Your-Purpose/dp/0986378100

Free Gifts

3-Part Video Series: Changing Worry into Happiness: http://bit.ly/worry2happiness

Short and sweet videos sharing 3 of the most powerful tools for turning a frown upside down in 10min or less!

Training Video: Why Your Dream Isn’t Coming Fast Enough: http://www.randyspelling.com/free-membership-video/  - Discover why things aren’t flowing in your life and what to do about it!

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Music: Carl Stover Music
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Copyright 2017, Meredith Atwood, LLC

50: Jason Jaksetic: Spartan Races and Leonard the Sandbag

November 29, 2017
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Get back to the earth. Today's episode is with Jason Jaksetic, the lifestyle brand manager for Spartan Races.  What a great time talking about how he went from a trialete in Kona to a man hauling sandbags up mountains...for fun. LOVED this episode and looking forward to taking on a Spartan Race in 2018. Who's coming with me!?

Be a Spartan!

Website:https://www.spartan.com/ 

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/spartan/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spartan/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpartanRace 

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Music: Carl Stover Music
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39: Dr. Aviva Romm: The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution

September 22, 2017
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Herbalist. Doctor. Midwife. (And don't forget leader of the NEW revolution).  Meredith and Dr. Aviva Romm discuss what the "Adrenal Thyroid Revolution" is all about, and some more amazing stories from Aviva on her childhood, midwifery practice, fight or flight, fasting (and insulin resistance) and her decision to become an MD to empower women to take charge of their lives and health.  

That whole constellation of new knowing lit a fire in me and my life path became clear—to do my part in helping make health care more fair­—and actually healthy—for women, and taking care of the health of the planet, because I learned that the two are inseparable.

– AVIVA ROMM

Learn more about Dr. Aviva here.

The Book:

Buy the book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution

Hashimoto’s • Chronic Overwhelm • Fatigue • Brain Fog • Hormone Imbalances • Anxiety or Depression • Stubborn Weight • Poor Sleep • Adrenal fatigue • Chronic Disease

If you’re struggling with any of these, then this book is for you. Through Root Cause personal assessments The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution teaches you to easily identify your personal root causes of these symptoms and guides you through a natural 5-Step drug-free protocol to reverse them in as little as two weeks!

Get your copy and let’s get you started on this groundbreaking action plan, written by a woman MD, for women,  that has already helped thousands of women transform their health and feel at home in their body again.

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35: Dr. Shefali: Conscious Parenting

August 25, 2017
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Conscious Parenting. I have never been so moved by "advice" on parenting as from Dr. Shefali Tsabary (Best known as "Dr. Shefali"). I put "advice" in quotes, because her WORK transcends beyond advice. The word advice is inadequate for the ground-breaking and life-changing work she does.
 
If you are a parent, have BEEN a child, or can't figure out why in the world you can't connect with your children, then this podcast will be a game-changer for your world.  If you are LOST in your adulthood, this podcast is for you.  Have a listen and be forever changed in the way you look at parenting---and yourself.
 
"We cannot expect THEM to become something that we are not ready to embody ourselves." - Dr. Shefali 
Dr. Shefali Tsabary
 
Author of the The Conscious Parent, Out of Control and NEWEST BOOK The Awakened Family. Also an International Speaker, and Clinical Psychologist.
 
EVOLVE CONFERENCE
Hundreds of participants have joined us for this weekend of personal transformation and now it’s your turn! Join Dr. Shefali and a line-up of speakers including Michael Beckwith and Tom Shadyac, for our 3rd Annual EVOLVE conference in Long Beach, CA. Hosted this year by the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, you’ll be among hundreds of others who want to learn how to shed years of cultural conditioning and live their absolute best lives. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, life coach, or just someone who wants to live more authentically, peacefully, and with joy to spare, join us Sept. 15- 17 in Long Beach for EVOLVE.
 
 
$50 off with code 50OFF
  
Partial Scholarships available - apply by writing to: office@drshefali.com

If you would like to…

  • SHED the roles you’re currently playing and unfold into your truest, MOST AUTHENTIC self
  • TRANSFORM your negative thought patterns from the inside out
  • Connect with your child WITHOUT conflict
  • Navigate family (and other) disagreements PEACEFULLY
  • Learn PRACTICAL TOOLS for living your ABSOLUTE BEST LIFE from Dr. Shefali that you’ll carry with you long after the weekend is over
  • Spend a weekend in BEAUTIFUL Long Beach, CA with Dr. Shefali & a line-up of LIFE-CHANGING Speakers you won’t find under one roof ANYWHERE ELSE!

    …then you’re ready for EVOLVE!

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24: Sarah Hepola: Blackout

June 16, 2017
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Alcohol. Blackout. Walking in high heels drunk. Things that Meredith and Sarah Hepola have/had in common.

For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was “the gasoline of all adventure.” She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman.

But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn’t remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead.

A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure — the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It’s about giving up the thing you cherish most — but getting yourself back in return.

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https://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Remembering-Things-Drank-Forget/dp/1455554588

Sarah on Social
Instagram: @thesarahhepolaexperience
Twitter: @sarahhepola

Meredith Atwood's Sobriety Story

In December of 2015, I decided that I would never drink again.

A Sobering Thought: In the Beginning
Teetotaler: One Year Sober

The story of alcohol struggles is one that is not told often, and if it is told, I am not sure it’s told very honestly (or well).

I think the shame and the barriers to discussing struggles with addiction should be destroyed, and obliterated, so that anyone (ANYONE!) who needs help will have it – and have it with LOVE and SUPPORT.

Through my work, I am seeking to break down the shame, the barriers, and the negative associations with taking a stand, grabbing our power, and deciding to be sober people.

In April 2017, I created the online support community called “Grateful Sobriety.”

Who is welcome? YOU are if you:

  • want to stop drinking;
  • think you need to stop drinking;
  • have years of sobriety under your belt and love the support;
  • are stubborn and scared about your drinking;
  • know someone who you want to support in their quitting drinking; or
  • just want to give back to your community with your gifts of counseling expertise or sobriety.

Go to GratefulSobriety.com to learn more. 

Resources:

http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/
http://www.hipsobriety.com 
http://www.aa.org/ 
http://al-anon.org/ 
https://www.na.org/ 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/addiction 
http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/what-is-addiction.html

For those of you who might be struggling, please feel free to reach out or get help, and ask for help. I’m also here if you want to chat or confess or just need someone to talk to.  And I really do mean that.

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