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September 21, 2016

Sleep Your Way To A Healthier You!

  Sleep is the answer

Most of us are not getting the sleep we need and it’s wreaking havoc on our lies. But I’ve got my good friend Shawn Stevenson on today who’s the host of The Model Health show and author of a new book called Sleep Smarter. He’s got some great solutions for sleep. Shawn says that a great night of sleep starts the moment that you wake up in the morning.

It boils down to the things that you spend your time doing during the day are what really sets the template for your cortisol rhythm and your circadian clock. Your circadian clock is the real deal. It’s what sets up everything in your body. Bodies like balance and we start secreting certain [...]

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September 20, 2016

Reclaiming Your Power

Kung Fu Grandmaster:

Dr Carl Totton is very unique. He’s a Kung Fu Grandmaster in a number of styles and he’s also a PhD in Psychology and in Education. He has been around the block with patients with mental illness and there’s nowhere he is afraid of going. Lately, I’ve been covering the topic of “facing the shadow” with my Urban Monk Academy students. As we start to do personal work and get out of our own way, things come up that may be uncomfortable, shameful, or just down-right unbearable. That’s normal. Carl Jung spoke frequently of the unconscious and, today, there’s so much we’ve swept under the rug that are shadows [...]

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June 9, 2016

I Am A Food Addict – with Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson

Battling Addiction 

Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson is no stranger to addiction.  In her own words, she has “had to live [her] life through the lens” of addiction.  As a teenager, she began to use drugs as a means to combat weight gain, ultimately leading her to drop out of high school. 

Thankfully, at the age of 20, Susan was able to kick her addiction and hasn’t had a drink or drug in 21 years. She was able to go back to school and excel in both her academic and personal lives.  Sounds like a success story right? Unfortunately, the lack of drugs gave way [...]

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April 12, 2016

How To Train For The Contact Sport Of Aging

Aging: The Downhill Slide

Your fitness challenges increase as you get older. A variety of physical limitations can sneak up on you after the age of 40. Once we hit our sixth decade, our fitness determines our quality and length of life. The good news is that it’s never too late to improve our odds through exercise. The thing is, walking and jogging won’t get it done. Some of the popular high intensity exercise programs can cause injury in those over 50.

I want to be clear, walking and jogging have a place at the fitness table. However, they’re more like the place setting. The amount of muscle you build and your ability to use that muscle powerfully, are the main [...]

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