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Happiness Podcast

Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

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Do you ever wonder what it takes to lead a peaceful, happy life? Are you curious about the specific steps involved in a self-actualized, limitless life? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Or are you just plain tired and want some help? We explore all these concerns and more every week on the Happiness Podcast, which has been downloaded over 10 million times since its inception. Happiness does not happen by chance, but because we take specific actions in our lives to create it. Dr ...
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Join Brad Kearns, New York Times bestselling author and champion triathlete, Speedgolfer, and masters high jumper, in pursuing peak performance with passion throughout life. Enjoy memorable insights from leading experts on diet, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Brad’s “Breather” shows provide step-by-step tips you can implement right away to improve your life. Let’s explore beyond shortcuts, hacks, and crushing competition to laugh, have fu ...
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Are You Satisfied? is a podcast for creative professionals, the people who thrive within their creativity and are looking to deepen their connection to the inventive and original parts of themselves. Our mainstream world doesn’t fully honor the creative power within each of us or teach us how to tap into our innate artist for the greater good of society. Don’t lose sight of your imagination and get stuck in the white picket fence of life…which can lead to burnout, decreased mental and physic ...
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Kourting Happiness

Dr. Kortni Alston

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Are you committed to happiness? Are you looking to create a happier workplace? Do you value learning more about how science can help? Well, if you answered yes, this podcast is for you. Dr. Kortni Alston is here to help. She is a Happiness Scholar who understands hardships, building resilience, and well-being at work. Plus, she is a TV Reporter, and News Director turned TEDx speaker and Transformational Trainer in positive psychology. Each episode will help you commit to happiness in your pe ...
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Thoughtful Mind with Tzvi

Tzvi Hilsenrath, LCSW

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Thoughtful Mind with Tzvi is a weekly podcast about Personal Growth, Mental Health, and Interesting Ideas. Each week, we talk about becoming a better person, address the pain in our lives, or spend time with a challenging thought. Along the way, we will talk about depression, anxiety, addiction, happiness, and how to find meaning in your life. Although Tzvi is the host, we'd like to hear what you have to say, and make it a part of the show! Contact us by email or voicemail, and visit the web ...
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Great questions from listeners in this Q&A show, including the subtle and natural taste of B.rad Superfuel versus most ultra-sweet proteins, walking barefoot safely, if I can really “sprint” for 30,40,50 seconds? (no! that’s a HIIT session), are sleep requirements genetic? (yes—hear more in my show about sleep with RiseScience founder Jeff Kahn) an…
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Patience is a virtue because it cultivates inner strength and sound judgment. In a world that often feels rushed and demanding, the ability to wait calmly and tolerate delays empowers us to make clear-headed decisions rather than act impulsively. Patience helps us avoid acting out of frustration or anger, thus preventing hasty choices that could ha…
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Welcome to another addition in our long series of commentary about the comprehensive signs of overreaching and overtraining. This content is inspired by the incredibly thorough look at all aspects of overtraining and remedies that is contained in the Primal Fitness Expert Certification course, and this topic is such an important one to discuss—it i…
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I am so pleased to welcome Dr. Judson Brandeis, America’s favorite urologist, back to the show for a second interview! His Brandeis MD clinic is at the absolute cutting edge of male sexual wellness and longevity technology, and we talk about some of the treatments and protocols I went through when I was at his office for our first show. In this epi…
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Seeing Others As Crippled, Not Evil The phrase "seeing others as crippled, not evil" suggests a fundamental shift in how we perceive people often stigmatized, misunderstood, or labeled as bad. Here's a breakdown of what this perspective might entail: 1. Challenging Assumptions about Evil Evil as a label:"Evil" is a weighty term often used to dehuma…
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There are two main types of cramps: sudden-onset and a severe localized cramp of a specific muscle (e.g., the right calf) is more likely due to central nervous system fatigue than dehydration or electrolyte depletion. Cramps that progress from mild to severe and are bilateral (i.e., both calves or both hamstrings) are more likely due to dehydration…
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In this Q&A, I share the story of an ultra-endurance athlete who improved their health and lowered blood pressure by adding meat to their diet, if we need to consume fat (bacon and avocado!) during ultramarathons (short answer: no!), and whether or not I recommend eating fruit and high protein every day, regardless of athletic goals? I also share t…
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Pain is inevitable because it's a natural part of being human. We experience challenges, losses, and setbacks, leading to unavoidable emotional and sometimes physical pain. Suffering, however, is not just the pain itself. It's the mental and emotional anguish we create around the pain. This includes negative thoughts, dwelling on the past, resistin…
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It’s important to pay close attention at all times to symptoms of overreaching and overtraining and take corrective action immediately (this is true for both novices and competitive types), and this episode will teach you how to do this. As you will hear, the best leading indicator of overtraining is a slower MAF test performance—this is where you …
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I have an awesome and beautiful rebroadcast episode for you today from Dr. Elisha Goldstein—founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA, along with his wife, co-founder Stefanie. They do incredible work there and this interview was one of the best discussions I’ve had for this show—and it will stop all us distracted, multitasking, t…
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Punished Not For Your Anger, But By Your Anger We will not be punished for our anger, but we might be punished by our anger, if we aren’t careful: Consequences of uncontrolled anger: While you won't face external punishment for expressing anger, the emotion itself can lead to negative consequences. It can damage relationships, cloud judgment, and h…
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“Overreaching” is a popular term to describe a period of escalated training that generates fitness improvements or competitive success, but which is not sustainable over the long term. As you’ll learn during this breather show, overreaching should be best characterized as early-stage overtraining—plenty of overreaching symptoms hint at imbalance an…
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I have had it with the stupid diet wars, so it’s time for a rant and an episode highlighting the big picture perspective of leading a healthy, active, energetic lifestyle and the benefits of focusing on “perform, recover, perform, recover”—my new mantra, which should supercede all the arguing and nitpicking we do about the particulars of plant-base…
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Kindness is My Religion Choosing kindness as your guiding principle cultivates a harvest of blessings. Your own spirit flourishes under the sun of selflessness, finding joy in uplifting others. The ripple effect of your actions creates a kinder world, where compassion becomes contagious and bridges form between differences. Deeper connections weave…
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It’s important to understand how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis works relating to the stress response, particularly how we abuse delicate fight or flight mechanisms in hectic, high stress modern life and laying overly-stressful training patterns on top of that. It’s important to understand the endorphin rush through the evolutionary …
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It’s time for a rebroadcast of Dr. Tommy Wood content! I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Tommy—he gives so much sensible, easy to understand health information, is an accomplished physician, researcher, and former head of the Ancestral Physicians Society—and in this episode, you will hear sensible and practical health tips from Dr. Tommy (as we…
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The Goal of Life (Embracing the Journey of Self-Improvement) The Elusive Goal of Life The question of life's purpose has haunted humanity for millennia. Philosophers, theologians, and everyday people have pondered its meaning, offering diverse and often conflicting answers. Is it to find happiness? Achieve success? Leave a lasting legacy? While the…
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In this episode, you will hear some big picture insights about overreaching and overtraining. You will learn about the various symptoms of overtraining so you can become more aware and able to take corrective actions when these symptoms appear, why it is so essential to learn how to cultivate an intuitive approach to training and why intuitive trai…
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In this episode, I share my recommendations for blood testing for health, disease screening, and peak performance with particular relevance to fitness-minded males who want to age gracefully. Unfortunately, typical screening is just scratching the surface and there are many flawed and dated misconceptions about mainstream medical system blood scree…
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The Worry Trap (How to Free Yourself from Anxiety) The worry trap is a cunning beast, always lurking for its next victim. No matter how big or small your worries, it can twist them into an endless loop, magnifying anxieties and casting sunshine into shadow. Just like a hungry magpie, it collects trinkets of trouble, convincing you that every rustle…
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It may not be everyone’s favorite subject, but we’ve got to talk about overtraining because of how important it is to have a heightened awareness and pay constant attention to your stress/rest balance—otherwise you will make the same, all too common mistakes most people do and will plunge into the spirals of overreaching, overtraining, and full-blo…
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I am so excited to introduce a unique and super interesting, lively, talkative guest—Ato Boldon! Track & Field fans will recognize Ato since he is one of the fastest humans of all time who competed in the Olympics back in the ‘90s representing Trinidad and Tobago (he also has eight global medals). After retiring from elite competition, Ato transiti…
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Does Wisdom Come With Age (Maybe) Does wisdom come with age? Maybe. While there's a comforting adage in the silver lining of a wrinkled brow, age alone isn't a ticket to the sage club. True wisdom requires more than mere chronometers clicking; it's a dance of experience, reflection, and a dash of humility. Sure, years gather knowledge, a library ac…
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Listeners, you know how much I love to talk about sprinting and recommend adding sprinting (truly explosive, all-out, maximum efforts) to your training regimen for all the wonderful health, fitness, and longevity benefits that accrue—which is why it was such an extreme privilege to welcome Lion Martinez to the show. Lion happens to be the fastest h…
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Relationship coach Jillian Turecki is here to share incredible advice to help you realize how you can choose the best partner for yourself, help you navigate your relationship, tips for getting out of relationships ruts, and more! Jillian has a gift for concise, pithy insights that can be life-changing (she has been a relationship coach for 20 year…
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Saving Face (The Wisdom of Kind Boundaries) The familiar notion of "saving face" usually evokes images of hiding blunders or anxieties from public view. But within the framework of "kind boundaries," it's transformed into a more active and mindful concept. Here, it's about proactively safeguarding your emotional well-being by drawing clear, yet com…
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Happy 2024! In the first episode of the new year, we’re talking about four ways you can turn your life around—right now. From sleep to fitness to lifestyle and stress management factors, this episode will give you all the tools you need to create true change in your life. Since this is a short and impactful show, it’s a good one to point wellness n…
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I am so excited to introduce the fastest human who has ever lived on the planet over age 45—world record holder in Masters 100 meters, Lion Martinez from Stockholm, Sweden! Lion coaches a thriving group of other master sprinters and as you will soon hear in this show, has some novel and fascinating ideas on how to train for sprinting that destroys …
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How to Get Your Happiness Back The pursuit of constant happiness is often a road paved with disappointment. The true secret to living a joyful life lies not in expecting smooth sailing, but in learning to navigate the winds of change with a light heart. When we loosen our grip on rigid expectations and embrace the fluidity of life, we open ourselve…
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“Modern life leaves our minds restless and underutilized.” Here we go with part two of the quick overview of the 10 Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws! In part one, we covered the first five laws (eat plants and animals, avoid poisonous things, move frequently at a slow pace, lift heavy things, and sprint once in a while) and in part two, you will hea…
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“Breakfast is the important meal of the day,” according to decades-long conventional wisdom—however, this notion has been slammed in recent years along with the rise of the Ancestral health movement. But now, breakfast is coming back in style for many reasons—especially for healthy, active folks looking to pursue peak performance and avoid disease …
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How to Follow Your Inner Voice (and not others opinion as much) The struggle between prioritizing your own intuition and succumbing to external pressures is hard. It essentially asks how to tune into your inner voice and make choices based on your own values and desires, rather than simply following the expectations of others. In short, it's about …
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How about a quick overview of the 10 magnificent Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws? In this episode, you’ll hear an overview of the first five. The Primal Blueprint lifestyle was first introduced to the world by Mark Sisson back in 2005 on MarksDailyApple.com and then later in the best-selling book, 2009’s The Primal Blueprint, which is credited with…
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Please welcome Vanessa Spina, The Ketogenic Girl, host of the Optimal Protein podcast, and author of the best-seller Keto Essentials. In this show, Vanessa, a high-performing expert in keto diets (especially in her modified high-protein version) opens up about her personal health journey and answers all the questions you’ve ever had about the keto …
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How To Stop the Hurt (When Others Hurt You) When someone hurts you, it's natural to want to lash out and hurt them back. However, this reaction is often counterproductive and can lead to more hurt and conflict. Here are some strategies you can use to resist the urge to retaliate when someone has wronged you: Acknowledge your feelings. It's importan…
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Let’s talk about dopamine—specifically beneficial vs. health destructive dopamine pursuits. We hear about this wonderful chemical (often referred to as the reward chemical) all the time, but as you’ll learn in this show, the experts will tell you that it’s really the motivation chemical. When dopamine is released into your bloodstream, it motivates…
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“If it has a fragrance, it has estrogenic influences on your body.” In this episode syndicated from Joy Kong’s podcast, I share the wisdom I’ve gained from decades of pursuing high performance and supreme physical health, discuss my preferred methods for testosterone optimization (what to do and what not to do), and talk about the current diet land…
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How to Stop Suffering and Be Happy Our inherent human capacity for dreaming and aspiration is a double-edged sword. While it fuels our drive for progress and self-improvement, it also serves as a constant reminder of the gap between our imagined ideals and the realities we face. This dissonance between our aspirations and our lived experiences is a…
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