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Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Live Life Well

Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Help Men & Women Live Life Well. Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights ​world class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey. After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes. In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective. Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.
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Jan 25, 2016
Bonnie Kelley is a Coach, Trainer, Speaker, and Author who specializes in personal, group, and corporate coaching in personal development and Emotional Resilience Training. (ERT)
 
She is also the founder of Bonnie Kelly & Associates; a personal development academy that teaches and empowers people through one laser-focused intention:
 
How to get out of your own way & on with your life.
 

Getting Out of Your Own Way 

 
Bonnie has spent the last 10 years traveling all over the country helping thousands of others in personal & group coaching experiences, Bonnie has gained the reputation as a "Core Energy Coach," who helps you get to the root cause of your blocks locked deep in your subconscious mind for permanent removal.
 
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But Bonnie’s road to becoming one of the most sought after coaches in emotional intelligence was not straight and narrow. Turned to the streets at just 14 years old, and in desperate need of acceptance, she was introduced to drugs and drinking. It was during this chapter of her life that she was in/out of jail, probation, and court appointed rehabs, and was on a fast-track to nowhere. 
 
Bonnie is a master at balancing success, passion, personal growth, & life. Her approach and style has helped thousands of people transform their lives without needless suffering by strengthening their emotional resilience.
 

Listen As Bonnie Uncovers

  • Top Three Habits To Cultivate Emotional Resilience
  • How Her Story Was Her Fuel To Change
  • How We Get In Our Own Way And How To Begin To Change NOW
  • Attracting Success In Life And Relationships

Transformation To Realization

 
After years of dysfunction, including emotional & sexual abuse, PTSD, food and drug addiction, Bonnie has become an eating, breathing testimony that anyone can change their lives. It was in this moment of complete despair that she realized no one was ever going to save her, and it was her responsibility to transform her own life.
 
In 2004, what initially began as a path of personal healing, quickly transitioned to pursuing a career in personal development. Bonnie has since dedicated her life to helping others, to stop the endless cycle of self abuse and self sabotage.
 

Emotional Resilience

 
Today, we’re going to discover how bonnie transformed her own life to now powerfully transform others, and get clear on how to take action in getting out of your own way to create the life you deserve.
 

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Jan 19, 2016

On today's show, we're flipping the tables where I'm interviewed by JJ Flizanes on Wellness Force Radio where we discuss how to use new wellness technology in our busy modern lives to drive better results and breakthrough old (and sometimes even longstanding) weight and performance plateaus.

Using New Technology To Let Go of Old Weight 

After attending #CES2016 in Las Vegas this month, it couldn't be more clear that when it comes to how wellness and fitness technology will help people through increased accountability, 2016 is the year we will all look back on and remember as a major turning point.

The current global market for wellness and fitness wearables is growing faster than expected. A recent study published by Forrester research shows one out of every five Americans now uses a wearable device.

President Barack Obama has even adopted the connected fitness lifestyle by proudly donning the Fitbit SURGE fitness watch in press photos while walking in the White House garden.

But when it comes to these exciting new technologies giving us new tools to fight against poor health, obesity, and sedentary living, one powerful question surfaces:

Who exactly are you and what are you trying to do?

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The days of a busy parent couldn't be more full.

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Companies around the world know this, and in turn, have been hard at work creating products in the health and wellness industry that are changing the game of balancing family, fitness, and responsibility with more ease for moms and dads. 

In the past 100 years, men, women and children alike have all grown accustomed to using the tools yielded by rapidly growing technology around the pain point of wanting to be more and do more with and for the people they love.

Since the early 1900's, and especially since the advent of personal computing, the law of accelerating returns has proven to drive consumers not only to use machines and circuits to produce more economically, but also connect in ways never dreamed possible.

Now, in 2016 and the age of mass distractions and helicopter parenting, wearable and wellness technology are giving moms a fighting chance to stay on top of how they show up for their family by first tracking how the show up for themselves.

Wellness Tools

Fitbit – The dominant fitness tracker manufacturer is a four billion dollar company out of San Francisco named Fitbit. As the global leader of wearable devices, Fitbit has changed course in 2016 to point more towards the . Beyond simply counting steps, distance, heart rate and the number of hours slept, they are now positioning insights for corporate wellness programs to offer much more detailed and insightful analysis of activity and health.

Muse – As mindfulness and meditation both continue to grow in scientific efficacy for both stress reduction and lowering cortisol, people using quantified meditation devices like the Muse brain-sensing headband now have a way to encourage and track stress reduction practices for sustainable behavior change.

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PS: Looks like you and I share the same passion. I'm grateful for you and want to extend you my email address.

Write to me and let me know what you'd like to have to get more wellness in your life.

 

Jan 12, 2016
This time of year there is a huge focus on diets, nutrition, and food choices but what if I told you that when it comes to letting go of old weight, that sleep beats nutrition?
 

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Do you suffer from insomnia or poor sleep?
 
We all know we need to get more sleep, but it isn't always as easy as knowing what we need.
 
Sometimes, and in the case of our guest Chris Kelly, life gives us an open palmed slap to face to let us know exactly WHY we need to get some rest.
 

Science Says Go To Sleep!

 
Chris Kelly is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, a graduate of the Kalish Institute and the founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, a science-based, personalized wellness support program.
 
With a degree in computer science and resume at Yahoo and silicon valley, Chris’s love for data is a powerful compliment to his passion for health and functional lab work, helping clients across the globe with a powerful team comprised of doctors and food scientists.  

Rest & Digest

Chris learned firsthand about what it takes to overcome hormonal imbalances and fix his sleep after suffering many nights out on the couch watching tour de france videos.... unable to ever get a good night's rest.
 
This brought him years of stress, poor health, and a myriad of other issues that culminated in him changing his career, getting well, becoming an FDN practitioner, and a professional mountain biker. 
 
A truly inspirational story and message from an inspirational and great human being, Chris Kelly.
 
Enjoy the show and make sure to listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive Podcast where you can get to know more of Chris and his team.
 
Listen as Chris uncovers:
  • Chris’s battle with Insomnia
  • Setting up our environment for optimal sleep
  • Eating healthy for better sleep when traveling
  • Vacuum sealed food for abetter night's rest
  • MCT oil for wellness
  • Room temperature 
     
  • Oxidative Stress
     
  • Plus more

The Nourish Balance Thrive Team

Chris Kelly, Coach
Julia Kelly, Food Scientist 
Amelia Luker, Registered Nurse
Tommy Wood, MD
Jamie Kendall-Weed, MD

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Jan 11, 2016

With the first week of a new year under our belts, for many on the quest in better nutrition, broccoli is getting boring.

What are the ways we can avoid meal prep burnout in a fast paced and instant gratification world? Can sitting down to eat with others be the missing piece to healing?

The topic of meal planning is perfect timing with what I think everyone is taking a deeper look at right now as we move into the new year, and that is food:
 
How we make it, what it makes us feel, and what is our relationship with it.

Preparing To Win In The Kitchen

Today, on the fourth installment of your six-part series in January, "Wellness In The New Year," we're showcasing the power of meal preparation towards our personal wellness with Registered Dietician, Founder Of PrepDish.com, and passionate chef, Allison Schaaf.

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During her 4 years learning about culinary nutrition at Johnson & Wales University, Allison had the opportunity to work at two amazing, world-renowned health spas: Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires and Champneys in Tring England.

Hungry for more, Allison expanded her nutrition knowledge at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition in Boston, earning a masters in Nutrition Communications and becoming a Registered Dietitian. She then spent time traveling the world promoting almonds through her work at the Almond Board of California. 

Currently living in Austin, TX and operating a thriving personal chef company, Prep Dish Personal Chef, she has the opportunity to cook for families & celebrity clients in their home, bringing healthy, delicious foods to their tables, every week.

Most of all, she feels blessed for the opportunity to thoughtfully plan weekly menus so you, the home cook, can enjoy a healthier lifestyle that’s every bit delicious. 

Meal Prep Success

Allison believes healthy eating can be easy and enjoyable when we prep our meals and setup our week for success.

She created Prep Dish with four clear goals in mind:

1. Save you time & decrease stress.
2. Ensure healthy & gluten-free tastes delicious.
3. Bring back family dinners.
4. Create happier, healthier people! 

Eating Healthy On The Go

Listen as Allison uncovers:
  • Action steps & tips to creating healthy food on the go
  • How to travel and still eat well
  • Food sensitivity tests
  • Elimination dieting 
  • Gluten free or paleo?

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Write to me and let me know what you'd like to have to get more wellness in your life.

 

Jan 6, 2016

What are the things that actually make a difference for creating and maintaining a healthy bulletproof brain? Can nootropics and cognitive enhancers yield more drive and allow us to thrive in the busy world, or are they just a stimulant ride for a crash and burn?

Today on the show, we're lucky to have on an expert in the field of brain health and cognitive enhancers to unpack this rapidly growing part of the wellness industry, Jesse Lawler.

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Optimal Cognition

Jesse is the host of the top rated iTunes Smart Drug Smarts Podcast, and the Founder of AXON LABS. Through his website, media, and radio personality, he powerfully shares his passion as stated on his site: 

"Being fascinated with the idea of the self – of having a “self” at all, in the philosophical sense – is nothing to be ashamed of.  It’s something to revel in."

He speaks regularly on podcasts and live radio (KCRW in Los Angeles, the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast), and at real world conferences and events (the Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok; Oxford University, BioHackingCon 2016, etc.) on topics related to optimal cognition, smart drugs, bioethics, futurism, and more.

Smart Drugs: Are They Smart For You?

Jesse's podcast, Smart Drug Smarts, is for people who want to keep up on the latest breakthroughs in brain health and optimization and related areas of neuroscience.

On today's episode, Jesse explains the 7 types of cognitive enhancers, what and who nootropics are for, and shares a handful of fascinating stories about his own life and passion for optimizing the brain.

How To Build A Bulletproof Brain

Pronunciation aside, below are the 7 nootropics (cognitive enhancers) that we'll discuss on the show:

  • Racetams
    • speeds up chemical exchange between brain cells. Effects include increases in verbal learning, mental clarity, and general IQ.
  • Stimulants
    • psychostimulants, affects of caffeine and nicotine, and the more ill-reputed subclass of amphetamines.
  • Adaptogens
    • plant-derived chemicals whose activity helps the body maintain or regain homeostasis 
  • Cholinergics
    • choline-based class of smart drugs play important cognitive roles in memory, attention, and mood regulation. 
  • Seratonegenics
    • primary neurotransmitter and controls major features of the mental landscape including mood, sleep and appetite. 
  • Dopaminergics
    • promotes attention and alertness by either increasing the efficacy of dopamine within the brain, or inhibiting the enzymes that break dopamine down
  • Metabolic Function Smart Drugs
    • provide mental benefits by generally facilitating the body's metabolic processes related to the production of new tissues and the release of energy from food and fat stores

The Three Must-Have Supplements For A Bulletproof Brain

In as difficult of an answer as it was with all the powerful and brain-boosting supplements out there, Jesse was kind enough to share the three supplements he never leaves home without (and two bonus)

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  • Racetam
  • Fish oil (Omega 3)
  • Creatine
  • NEXUS (15% off using code WELLFX)
  • <MITOGEN (15% off using code WELLFX)

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At the end of episode at 47:01, listen to Jesse and I discuss a journey from our experiences into holotropic breathing, inspired by Dr. James Eyerman from the Smart Drug Smarts Podcast.

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Jan 5, 2016

Caution! This episode will allow you to breathe deep, be still, and relax so please be careful if driving while listening to this episode on Your Guide To A Mindful Life :)

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Your Guide To A Mindful Life

Stacy Conlon, also known as The Zen Girl, is a Certified Wellness Coach and Mindfulness Facilitator who helps people transform stress into peace. A yoga and meditation practitioner for the past 15 years, she leads guided meditations and mindfulness sessions for startups and enterprise companies.

Stacy is also the Business Development Manager for the Lean Startup Training Program and Labs Summit Series. With more than 15 years experience in sales and marketing, her goal is to help startups and enterprise companies get the tools, training and exposure they need make their organizations more successful.

Doing the Work

Stacy's life wasn't always filled with deep breaths and peaceful sunrises. She's had to learn this practice by doing the work. Day after day, with her mindfulness and meditation practices, Stacy shares vulnerably about her dance with anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, and how having a foundation for her physical and emotional wellness is essentially what gives her more power, presence and energy in her busy life.

We talk a lot about wellness technology and behavior change on the show, so of course as the 2016 machine begins to unfold, there has never been a better (and more important) time to learn a new system of habits that can give us more energy when we need it the most.

In my own wellness journey, meditation has meant a world of difference; from the way I eat to the way I interact with others.

Even with the knowledge of all the potential energy found in the practice of meditation however, there is a natural resistance to sitting still in this busy fast paced world; it can be one of the most difficult things to do.

Doing nothing.

Just "being" a human being.

Whatever way you get there, know that finding a still and quiet space where it's just you and your breath doesn't have to be daunting and time consuming.

As Stacy will share, some of the most powerful meditative experiences can happen in less than just 5 minutes.

Worry Less, Live More

In working with clients, what comes up a lot is not having the time to meditate and it not being important. Paradoxically, what is hidden in the restorative power of mindfulness and meditation is transformation.

See this example from Stacy's blog:

"Most of us have had the experience of learning something new such as a sport, an instrument or a second language. In the beginning, it’s challenging and requires a lot of concentration. However, over time it becomes easier, requires less effort and you improve.

Mindfulness works in a similar way. We know from the latest neuroscience research that we have the ability to create new neural pathways in our brain. That means our brains can literally transform through experience.

Mindfulness is mental exercise — a workout for your brain. And like a muscle, these neural pathways get stronger and more effective over time. This leads to dozens of health benefits, including less worry, fear, anxiety and stress — the oftentimes root cause of unhappiness, illness and disease."

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  • How to reduce stress and practice mindfulness and meditation in a busy world.
  • What little things can we do throughout our day to start practicing
  • How to create a culture of mindfulness 
  • The future of wellness in the workplace
  • A morning routine that will change your life

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Jan 4, 2016
Can a lack of integrity derail weight loss? What does the avoidance and aggression cycle mean for those on the path of better health?
 
Welcome to part one of your six part series for January 2016! In the first two weeks of the new year, Wellness Force Radio is bringing you six powerful episodes to accelerate your health and give you more "Wellness In The new Year."
 

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Today's special guest, David Zappasodi, comes on the show to discuss his powerful book, Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind. Today’s show is the perfect fit for the first episode of 2016, because we’re talking about the most important cornerstone for any wellness program, and that is mindset. Click here to win 1 of 3 free copies of David's book
 

Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind

David has a degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In his twenty years in the health and fitness industry, David has been a personal trainer, metabolic typing practitioner, boot-camp instructor, martial arts teacher, and public speaker on healthy living. He also founded a functional fitness and nutrition center in San Diego, and operated it for 9 years, during which time he was extensively featured on Fox News, KUSI TV News, and on network and local television and radio programs throughout California.
 

Weight Loss & Humanity

More important than any of his credentials, however, David has a deep faith in the beauty and greatness of humanity, and is very determined to help others to see and embody the greatness within themselves. Through this faith and determination, he has inspired and guided many people to transform their lives throughout his career.
 
David is the international best selling author of Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind - A personal guide to the 6 essential practices for living a healthy and fulfilling life.
 

6 Essential Practices For Living A Healthy & Fulfilling Life

 

Listen as David uncovers how over 20 years of coaching experience lead him to create The most powerful practices for a healthy and fulfilling life, including: 
 
 
  • Generosity
    • Helps us to let go of the past and release obstructions without focusing on them. Makes our goals more powerful by giving them a greater purpose than our own self interest. Brings greater abundance into our lives.
  • Integrity
    • Helps us to not create new obstructions that impede our progress. Lessons of the intensity and frequency of our vicious cycles, and the negative consequences that we experience because of them. Brings more intimacy and connection into our lives.
  • Patience
    • Helps us to not take our current instructions and blow them out of proportion, making them huge barriers to her progress. In fact, it does the opposite– it turns our mountains into molehills. Brings more growth and transformation into our lives.
  • Inspired Action
    • Helps us to cultivate more of what we really want in our lives, rather than trying to move us away from what we don't want. Brings more joy and fulfillment into our lives.
  • Mindfulness
    • Helps to free us from attachments that keep us feeling stuck in her life. It is the inner essence, the common thread, all of the previous practices, and as necessary in order for them to be powerful and effective. Allows us to experience true freedom.
  • Commitment
    • It is the outer container that gives shape indirection to all the previous practices. Gives us the ability to stick with the other practices long enough for articles to blossom, and have a noticeable effect on our lives.

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