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Wellness + Wisdom with Josh Trent

The Wellness + Wisdom Podcast is a global collective dedicated to mastering physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.

In this podcast together we gather, apply and embody the wisdom needed for authentic well-being in the 21st century.

Each episode is artfully crafted to go an inch wide and a mile deep into the Pentagon of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual & Financial.

Your host Josh Trent asks the questions no one else will ask to garner the truth about how to live a life of confidence, freedom, and optimal wellness—this is where together we walk the path of courage to cross the gap between knowing and doing.

Learn from world class leaders in the fields of physical intelligence, breathwork, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, nutrition, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, biohacking, body transformation, psychedelics, mindfulness, meditation, neuroscience, mental health, spirituality, consciousness, the (7) pillars of wellness to live life well and (EI²)™ Emotional Intelligence + Inventory.

Jul 27, 2021

How do I adapt my shoreline to the capacity that the feminine energy that I love is asking for? Well, the only way that I can change the geography of my shoreline is by doing a rite of passage that will actually change my shoreline forever. - Josh Trent


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Wellness Force Radio Episode 407

Wellness Force Media Founder, Josh Trent, joins host of The Art of Masculinity Podcast, Johnny Elsasser, to discuss how to adjust your shoreline through a Rites of Passage, the power of true brotherhood, and break down of the three stages of intelligence: gathering, applying, and embodying for greater emotional wisdom.


What is authoritative playfulness and why is it needed now more than ever in our world?

Join Johnny and Josh as they share practical tools for the masculine energy to build themselves up from the inside out. 

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Listen To Episode 407 As Josh Trent Uncovers:


[1:30] Vision Quest: Josh's Rite Of Passage


[8:30] True Brotherhood

  • Why gangs and the military are the closest things we have to a 'Rites of Passage' in American culture and neither are very good for our wellbeing or psyche.
  • Exploring why you cannot have true power or brotherhood from a place of violence and war; only from a place of peace.
  • How these groups with dogmatic, controlling leaders begin to grow an infection of resentment within and it begins to unravel the brotherhood.
  • The fact that the old school patriarchy was infected and has operated from that space for a millennia but we're now witnessing this positive shift away from that mentality.
  • Why it's foolish to think that evil does not exist because in the world there are fear and love, chaos and order, dark and night...there are always opposing forces because all is God.


[12:30] Authoritative Playfulness

  • Why it's not real to believe in "good vibes only" but what is real is to have "authoritative playfulness."
  • Breaking down what authoritative playfulness is and why it's what modern men need to cultivate.
  • How authoritative playfulness gives men the skills to take care of themselves and their family against evil.
  • The deep ego wounds we still carry with us from people being mistreated for thousands of years: greed, resentment, and betrayal.
  • Why we have square thinking when we need to think in a circular way to live in our 360 world.
  • Exploring why men are afraid of this new way of being in their masculine selves.
  • Why our ego will fight any time our way of being is challenged with a new idea or with change.
  • Dr. Vernon Woolf's work on holodynes and how beliefs are passed on to us from our past generations.
  • Why, like technology, we must also always be evolving and challenging ourselves to grow.


[20:30] The Three Phases Of Intelligence

  • What steps you can take to help the men in your life realize that they do need to get in touch with love and Spirit.
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Unpacking the 'tipping point' we all face when we have experienced a way of being that is creating pain.
  • Why we encounter the tipping point every single day and how we can show up by choosing to be aware of our reality and then decide how we will adapt and serve in that awareness.
  • Tools that help Josh be aware, show up, adapt, and serve including breathwork.
  • How to show up as a better man by following the three phases of intelligence: gather, apply, and embody.
  • How men can apply breathwork and greater awareness in their relationships to help them solve difficult moments especially when old programming is going on in your mind's background.
  • The power of breathwork and how taking a deep, vertical breath will help reset your nervous system.
  • Why the biggest gift we can give to ourselves, our partner, and our space is asking for permission to learn so that we can become a better leader.
  • How you can become a better leader for your team by asking members to help you understand any stress they're feeling if the energy is off at work.


[30:00] How Men Can Build Greater Emotional Intelligence



Power Quotes From The Show

How To Update Your Soul's Programming


"Why is it so hard when we're presented as men with a new way of being? It's so hard because we are fighting biology. Steven Pressfield calls it 'the resistance.' So, what is resistance's number one job? What is a holodyne's number one job? What is a core belief that got installed almost like a microchip in a computer; what is its core job? Its core job is to function without change. So, when I am presented with new information that goes against the construct of the programs that were installed in my mind that activate the holodynes and the beliefs and the way of being, there is going to be a system error, right? That is when your soul has to come in, see things from an observer perspective, and override the programming." - Josh Trent


The Tipping Point We Face Every Day


"We all have a tipping point that comes when we have experienced a way of being that is creating pain. We change through pleasure and pain; it's an axis and the reason that dark comes really strong right before light is because every day we're in a tipping point. Every single day you and I as men can choose to show up as authoritative playful leaders based on our environment and what we're aware of happening in it. How can you do this? First you have to choose that you want to be aware of what is actually going on in reality; not the subjective reality but the objective reality that you can see from 30,000 feet. After that, ask yourself, 'What is my decision making faculty about how I'm going to adapt and serve in that awareness?' "  - Josh Trent


What It Means To Be An Authoritative Playful Man


"Authoritative Playfulness is what men need to cultivate because if we can be authoritative and playful, that can be trusted. Authoritative means you take care of your body, you take care of your mental health; maybe you learn how to use firearms properly to protect you and your family, maybe you learn how to grow food. Maybe you learn all kinds of skills that can protect from a place of peace and love against evil because evil is real just like love is real. Evil is real because we are still at the consciousness level where we are still carrying out the wishes of evil and those come from greed, resentment, and betrayal which are all ego wounding....

...They are still these deep, bloody ego wounds that we are uncovering from thousands of years of people being mistreated and honestly trying to be led from dogmatism. So, we get to be authoritative and we get to be playful because we have to have fun and we have to be loving. That's the art form of being authoritative playful and that's what us men have to embody today."



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About Josh Trent

Josh Trent | The Art of Masculinity: Changing Your Life's Shoreline, Authoritative Playfulness & Rites of PassageJosh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness Force Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program.

Josh has spent the past 18 years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.

The Wellness Force Mission  is to help humans heal mental, emotional and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

Josh's life is dedicated to supporting humanity coming together as one.



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