Today’s guest is Alexis Haines. Alexis hosts the raw and resonant podcast Recovering from Reality, a platform for people who would rather wake the fuck up rather than have more “fun problems”. Inspired by her public journey from reality TV sensation and heroin addiction to sobriety, motherhood, and wellness, Alexis is living proof that you can heal yourself, recover from addiction and inspire others along the way. Her first hand experience of substance abuse, combined with the explosive effects of social media storytelling turned her rock bottom into a reinvention tour, igniting a movement to eradicate shame around the stories that inevitably save us if we are brave enough to share them with others.
Today, we welcome Sal Di Stefano. You may know Sal as one of the hosts of the Mind Pump Podcast, a show that exposes the RAW TRUTH about health, fitness, nutrition and more. Sal picked up his first weight at the age of 14. Fitness was a way for him to apply hard work and effort towards changing and re-inventing himself. He wanted to shift the direction of the fitness industry from an aesthetic insecurity based industry to a self love and self care health industry.
Today’s guest is Maya Shankar. Maya is a cognitive scientist and the creator, Executive Producer, and host of the podcast, A Slight Change of Plans, which Apple recently awarded as the Best Show of the Year 2021. Maya was a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House Behavioral Science Team. Maya has a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience from Stanford, a Ph.D. from Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, and a B.A. from Yale.
Today, we welcome former MLB player Darryl Strawberry. Darryl played 17 years in the major leagues, he won four world series, and went to eight all-star games. But today we’re gonna have a much different conversation. We’re gonna talk about Darryl’s incredible redemption story of hope, faith, and recovery.
We discuss the challenges of being a top performing athlete and the pressure that comes with, how the pressure pushed him to a destructive lifestyle and addiction, and how faith ultimately led him to reformation and redemption.
Today’s guest is Gabrielle Bernstein. Gabby is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author and has written books such as “Super Attractor“ and “The Universe Has Your Back.” She is also the host of the rapidly growing “Dear Gabby” podcast where she provides real-time coaching advice as well as conversations with inspirational guests. The occasion for today’s convo revolves around her newest book “Happy Days:” The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace which should definitely be on your upcoming reading list.
Today, we welcome Dr. Nicole Beurkens, the only doctoral licensed clinical psychologist with advanced degrees in psychology, education and nutrition. Dr. Beurkens is the world’s leading holistic child psychologist. She has dedicated her 22 plus year career to providing parents with simple, effective, and research-based strategies that get to the root of children’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges, so they can reach their highest potential.
Today’s guest is Shawn Johnson. Shawn is an Olympic gold medalist, a DWTS champion and a New York Times best selling author. But, she is much more than that. She is also a Mom, a wife and an excellent role model. What inspires me most about her is her continued pursuit to become her best, her commitment to her family and her gift of vulnerability to help others. We chat about that as well as societal pressure, managing perfectionism, shifting the perspective on failure, believing in yourself when no one else will and why it’s OKAY to start over.
Today, we welcome Dr. Drew Ramsey to talk about nutritional psychiatry, from how our food choices affect our mood and how food should be included when talking about mental health to accepting anxiety as part of our response system and why alcohol is awful for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City where his work focuses on the clinical treatment of depression and anxiety.
Today, we welcome Mallory Ervin to talk about self validation, from being an overachiever and putting too much value on your appearance to a lifestyle change, how not to relapse and revert back to your part self, and what living fully truly means.
Mallory is a Kentucky grown, Nashville living dreamer that had a roundabout way of arriving to today. From her time in Miss America to being a three time contestant on the reality show Amazing Race, it all began by sharing her love of fashion & beauty and quickly transformed into a platform for impact. She hosts the Living Fully podcast where brings the stories and lessons she and her guests have learned to help you awaken to your best life and truly begin LIVING FULLY.
Today, we welcome Nedra Tawwab to talk about self-awareness and setting boundaries, how one can set personal boundaries without offending the other person, upholding them for your mental health, having difficult conversations with people you haven’t been in constant contact with, and why you need to seek help from the right person.
Nedra Glover Tawwab is a New York Times best-selling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 14 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others.