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A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self. More at: http://richroll.com
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“Numbers don’t mean anything when it comes to success.”Sadie LincolnThe alarm goes off and from that moment forward, life is a harried rush. Commuting, coffee, e-mails, meetings and take out. Getting Jenny to soccer practice and Billy back from theatre. When you finally land home, you're too beat to move. So you crash on the couch and doze off with a pint. Rinse and repeat.We all do the best we can. But the pressures of daily life can leave us stressed and exhausted. Sedentary and stiff, our shoulders slump. Our spine rounds and our stance is lopsided. Without corrective action, we can't function properly. And everything we do -- including exercise -- only exacerbates the problem.Let's just say Sadie Lincoln can relate. When her career with a global fitness brand almost broke her, she knew something had to change. Sadie and her husband Chris quit their jobs and downsized their lives to pursue an idea most said was bat shit crazy.Hence was born barre3, a fitness company focused not on weight loss but rather on body positivity and personal empowerment.What started out as a workout Sadie devised to help restore personal equanimity blossomed into a daily practice embraced by millions that focuses not on weight loss but rather on body positivity and personal empowerment. Since its 2008 inception, barre3 has grown to more than 140 franchise studios powered by female entrepreneurs, plus an online-workout streaming-subscriber base in 98+ countries.Sadie is on Inc. magazine's Female Founders 100 list, has been featured on NPR's How I Built This, and speaks regularly on the topics of mindful leadership, the power of body wisdom and the movement to redefine what success in fitness means.Today she shares her story.If you enjoyed my conversation with WeWork co founder Miguel McKelvey from July 2019 (RRP #452), then you may recall Miguel's untraditional upbringing -- collectively raised by his mom and her small group of friends he called ‘aunties’.Sadie also grew up in that very same communal dynamic community. Although not genetically related, Sadie and Miguel nonetheless consider themselves brother and sister.So, we talk about that.We discuss how Sadie's love of motion, creativity and teaching informs her particular strain of entrepreneurship and activism.We talk about what it means to not just create a business -- but a movement. The importance of serendipity in the world of fitness. And why physical balance also requires spiritual balance.Finally, we explore Sadie's commitment to empowering women. To cultivating their voices. And sharing their stories.But more than anything, this is a conversation about the importance of defining your values. Staying true no matter what. And creating the change you want to see in yourself and the world -- even if it requires risking everything.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.If you enjoyed my conversation with Kelly McGonigal, you’re going to love Sadie.May you find this conversation as enlightening and transformative as I did.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsNavitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Right now you can get 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll for 30% off with the promo code RICHROLL. That’s navitasorganics.com/richroll.Theragun: To experience the deep muscle massager that’s unlike anything you've ever felt -- risk-free for 30 days or your money back -- visit theragun.vom/richroll.  For a limited time, my listeners can get a FREE charging stand with purchase -- a $79 dollar value.Ten Thousand: The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns. Save 20% OFF your first purchase at tenthousand.cc with promo code “RICHROLL”.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With Sadie: Bio | Instagram | Twitterbarre3: barre3.comTIME: The Boss: How Sadie Lincoln's Unconventional Childhood Shaped Her Business DreamsForbes: Barre3 CEO Sadie Lincoln Talks Tough Feedback And Vulnerable LeadershipInc.: Remarkable Women Are Building EmpiresMarie Claire: "Being A Female CEO Is Not My Identity"Pop Sugar: How — and Why — the Founder of a Successful Barre Company Practices Self-CareShape: The Beginner's Guide to Barre ClassSheKnows: Real Women On the Workouts That Made Them Fall in Love With FitnessRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #491: Kelly McGonigal Wants You To Fall In Love With MovementRRP #452: Miguel McKelvey Is Reimagining The WorkplaceRRP #230: Robin Arzon Wants You To Shut Up and RunThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".
“Resistance is always lying and always full of shit.”John Joseph500 EPISODES.Over seven years ago, I sat down in a damp and echo-y warehouse on the north shore of Kauai and hit record for the very first time.There was no agenda. No commitment to even record a second episode. And certainly zero idea that what began as a fun experiment would evolve into both a passion and a vocation.And yet here we are. Without fail, beginning in late 2012, I have uploaded at least one episode every single week, amassing over 1000 hours of conversation and a global audience that downloads this show more than 3 million times a month — in total, over 70 million streams and counting.The numbers are great, but they fail to capture what is truly meaningful: the opportunity to go deep and unfiltered with some of the most amazing people currently walking planet Earth; and in turn share their incredible wisdom with all of you.Today I give thanks for taking this journey with me -- a calling and a service I consider the best job in the world. It's been a privilege -- a great honor and a profound responsibility I don’t take lightly.I believe in celebrating milestones. So today we do just that. And we do it in style with two of my most most beloved brothers from other mothers.Enter John Joseph and Mishka Shubaly.Between these two gentlemen, I count 14 total previous appearances on the show, including one vivid episode five years past (RRP #95) that involved the three of us huddled on a small bed in a cramped New York City hotel room.Today we fertilize our bromance, reprising those sweet sweet punk rock, Algonquin table vibes with another turntable spin on plants & punk. On running and writing. And on addiction & sobriety. For those new to the show, beloved brother John Joseph is the product of an almost impossible-to-imagine hard boiled upbringing. Born into abuse and reared on the mean streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, John spent his youth in and out of foster care. Struggling to simply survive, it’s a life marred by violence, homelessness, drugs, addiction, crime and prison. Ultimately music saved his life -- and gave him an entirely new one. Best known for fronting the legendary hard core band Cro-Mags, today John lives a life of sobriety, PMA (positive mental attitude) and ahimsa -- non-violence.A Bhakti-yoga devotee, John is also an 11-time Ironman finisher (2 of which he completed with a hernia), motivational speaker, and author of three books: Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, Meat Is For Pussies, and The PMA Effect. Now 57, he continues to ferociously tour, perform, write, speak and serve his fellow man -- all fueled on a 100% plant-based diet.I can’t think of a better way to describe little brother Mishka other than stubborn. If you’ve been a listener since day one, then this gravelly voiced, self-deprecating creative should ring a warm bell for you. A cult singer-songwriter and obstinate van dwelling vagabond, Mishka is no stranger to getting in his own way. But he’s also a master storyteller. Lauded for his beguiling tales of drink, drugs, disasters, desire, deception, and their aftermath, he somehow landed a post at Yale University, where apparently students pay money and attention to hear what he has to say about creative writing.Best known for his many chart topping Kindle Singles, I first came across Mishka by way of The Long Run, a short story that quite annoyingly continues to outsell Finding Ultra. His memoir, I Swear I’ll Make It Up To You is a beautiful and touching chronicle of talent, addiction, pain and redemption. And Mishka's latest work, almost too predictably titled This Van Could Be Your Life, is your next must read.This one is all over the place. No point in even trying to describe it other than that Mishka showed up with a bottle of Pepto Bismol. Kinda says it all.Heads Up: This conversation is packed with expletives. It might even hold the RRP f-bomb record. As many of you know, these laddies simply can’t be muzzled, nor would you want them to be. So just an alert that this episode is neither family friendly nor workplace approved. So pop on the earbuds if you got kiddos in the backseat. And If you’re easily offended, perhaps this one isn’t your cup of tea.500 episodes. It feels good. So good, I wore a coat and tie to mark the occasion, which you can of course watch on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Here's to celebrating with those you love dearly.I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsGravity Blankets: The top-rated weighted blanket, this product literally changed my life -- helping me fall asleep faster and keep me asleep longer. Promoting a deeper, more restorative sleep while decreasing your body's production of stress hormones, I can't say enough good things about Gravity Blanket. To learn more and purchase your best night of sleep ever, visit gravityblankets.com and use promo code RICHROLL to get 20% off the blanket that everyone is talking about.Birch Living: The best, most affordable, organic and sustainable mattresses on the market. All Birch mattresses come with a 25 year warranty, and you can even try it for 100 nights risk free. Plus, 1% of each purchase is donated to the National Forest Foundation and Birch purchases carbon offsets for each mattress sold. Right now, Birch is offering my listeners $200 off ALL mattress orders. Visit BirchLiving.com/RichRoll and get your game-changing mattress (the one I sleep on in my tent!) today.Athletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With John: Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookConnect With Mishka: Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookJohn's Books: thepmaeffect.comMishka's Writing: mishkashubaly.comMishka's Music: mishkashubaly.comRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:Podcast episodes with John JosephPodcast episodes with Mishka ShubalySpecial thanks to Mishka Shubaly for this week's interstitial music (an RRP exclusive sneak peek of "This Road Has Tolls"). Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".
“The disconnect between the research and what the public believes and understands is mind boggling.”Dr. Cyrus Khambatta & Robby BarbaroA full blown epidemic in the developed world, diabetes currently afflicts an astonishing 30 million people in the US alone, despite the fact that 1 out of 4 don’t even know they have it.Even more bewildering, over one-third of all U.S. adults have prediabetes. That's more than 84 million people, 90% of whom are unaware of their condition.Not enough? Over the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed has more than doubled, with no end in sight.For purposes of clarity, 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are the Type 2 form. The good news is that Type 2 isn’t just treatable, it’s actually reversible -- often to the point of undetectability. And for those suffering from Type 1, certain diet and lifestyle changes render the illness more manageable than ever.To learn more about the nature of diabetes, how to avoid it and the many things you can do if you have it, I sat down with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro MPH -- the team behind Mastering Diabetes, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that focuses on low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Living with Type 1 diabetes since 2002, Cyrus received a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from UC Berkeley. In addition, he has co-authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications. Robbie has a master's degree in public health from American Public University, spent six years helping build Forks Over Knives, and has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2000. Experts in the science of insulin resistance, together they have successfully helped thousands prevent, navigate and reverse diabetes not by way of medication, but rather through simple changes in diet and lifestyle -- all principles beautifully chronicled in their new book, aptly titled Mastering Diabetes -- hitting bookstores February 18.Current medical dogma urges a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes.But is this actually true?Today Cyrus & Robby put this paradigm to the test.While it is true that a low carb approach may improve short-term blood glucose control, such a diet also increases the long-term risk for an array of chronic diseases.Although it may sound counter-intuitive, perhaps even radical, the hard science is ironically quite clear: eating a high carbohydrate, low fat, plant-based whole-food diet rich in fruit (yes, fruit) and vegetables is actually the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes -- while also simultaneously preventing a litany of chronic disorders typically linked to today's popular low-carb approach.Whether or not you have diabetes, chances are you care for someone who does. For those who fall into this category, I truly believe that this conversation is potentially life-saving.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I appreciate the work these two young men are doing to positively impact a disease that unnecessarily debilitates millions. It's an honor to share their message. And . I sincerely hope you take it to heart.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsHealthIQ: Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for people committed to living well – people like you and me. To see if you qualify, go to healthiq.com/RICHROLL and take their Health IQ quiz. Depending upon your score, as well as other related qualifying factors, you can save up to 41% on your life insurance premiums compared to other providers. There’s no commitment, and you’ll learn even more about potential opportunities to be rewarded for your commitment to living healthy.Calm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today.Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. To try ‘em out visit foursigmatic.com/roll and use the discount code ROLL to get 15% off ALL PURCHASES.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESPick up Robby & Cyrus' new book, Mastering DiabetesConnect With Cyrus: Instagram | FacebookConnect With Robbie: Instagram | FacebookMastering Diabetes: Book | Coaching | InstagramClinicalTrials.gov: Mastering Diabetes Pilot StudyNPR: Why Google Is Going All In On DiabetesPlantBased News: Debunking The Myths Around Low Carb Ketogenic DietsPlantBased News: Plant-Based Diabetes Program Joins American College of Lifestyle Medicine's RoundtablePlantBased News: 25 Experts on How to Transform Diabetes with a Plant-Based (Vegan) DietPlantBased News: Do Carbs Make Us Fat? Top Plant-Based Doctors Share Their ThoughtsOneGreenPlanet: This Diabetes Program is Promoting The Power of A Whole-Food Plant-Based DietEpoch Times: We Both Have Type 1 Diabetes — and We Eat as Much Fruit as We WantMindbodygreen: 3 Things To Know About Plant-Based Keto Before Changing Your DietA Sweet Life: Is it Possible to Manage Diabetes on a High Carb Diet?Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #296: Neal Barnard, MD On How Meat & Dairy Fuel DiabetesRRP #199: Michael Greger, MD On How Not To DieRRP #349: Joel Kahn, MD on Plant-Based v. KetosisRRP #162: Michele McMacken, MD On How To Prevent Disease & ThriveRRP #140: Robert Ostfeld, MD On Eradicating Lifestyle DiseaseRRP #150: Garth Davis, MD On Our Misplaced Obsession With ProteinRRP #449: Gemma Newman, MD Is The Plant Powered DoctorRRP #411: Anne & Dean Ornish, MD On The Power of Lifestyle MedicineThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". 
“Your genes are not your destiny.”David Sinclair, PhDAging is inevitable. Everybody grows old. Everyone dies.We accept these statements as fact.But what if they're just stories based on history and our current understanding of biology?What if everything we think we know about aging is about to change?Across the globe, scientists are working on treatments and therapies that are designed to extend healthy human lifespans well beyond what we know today.At the bleeding edge of such breakthroughs you will find David Sinclair, PhD, one of the world’s leading scientific authorities on longevity, aging and how to slow its effects.Returning for his second appearance on the podcast, David is a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1995 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T. where, among other things, he co-discovered the cause of aging for yeast.The co-founder of several biotechnology companies, David is also co-founder and co-chief editor of the journal Aging. His work has been featured in a variety of books, documentaries, and media, including 60 Minutes, Nightline and NOVA. He is an inventor on 35 patents, has been lauded as one of the Top 100 Australian Innovators, and made TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.In addition, David is the author of Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science of Why We Age -- and Why We Don't Have To -- a New York Times bestseller that proposes a radical new theory of aging. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”Last year I convened my first conversation with David (RRP #436), a scintillating and science-heavy primer on all things human lifespan, aging and longevity. It was a runaway hit with the listeners -- and left me wanting to know more.So today we pick up where we last left off, diving deeper into the physiological mechanisms that contribute to biological degeneration. And we go further into the current state of research to better understand what contributes to aging and what can be done to counteract it.Call him a dreamer, but David believes living to 200+ is a plausible reality. If you could double your lifespan, how would this impact how you choose to live? What would it mean for the future of humanity? And for the ecological stability of the planet? The implications are profound.Equal parts philosophic and scientific, this conversation will forever change the way you think about why you age and what you can do about it. And it will leave you armed simple lifestyle practices you can deploy -- intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat -- that will help you live younger and healthier for longer.Brilliant and lovely, it’s an honor to once again share this man's wisdom with you today. So break out that pen and paper, because you're going to want to take notes on this one.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I sincerely hope you enjoy the episode.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsOn Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world's fastest growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, On has become my got to for all my trail and road running needs with gear that fits, performs and looks great. To learn more about On go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece, and run in it for 30 days after which you can keep ‘em or return ‘em for a full refund no questions asked - an amazing no risk deal.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the offer code RICHROLL at checkout.Zip Recruiter: Search for jobs hiring in your area using ZipRecruiter’s job search engine – the best way to find a job. To find jobs hiring near you and apply with just 1 click, visit: ziprecruiter.com/richrollNote: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESCheck out David's NYT bestseller: Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science of Why We Age -- and Why We Don't Have To*Connect With David: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedInLife Biosciences: Life BiosciencesPodcast Notes: David Sinclair on The Rich Roll PodcastHarvard Medical School: The Sinclair LabHarvard Medical School: Rewinding The ClockHarvard Magazine: Anti-Aging Approaches: David Sinclair's anti-aging scienceTIME Magazine: Is an Anti-Aging Pill on the Horizon?TIME Magazine: This Compound Can Reverse Aging in Mice. Will It Work in People?Longevity Facts: NMN and NAD Reverse Aging of Blood Vessels in New StudyInside Tracker: Q&A: How Harvard's David Sinclair Unlocked His Own Fountain of YouthSlate: Could A Pill Slow Aging? Geneticist David Sinclair Thinks SoNext big Future: Anti-Aging Researcher David Sinclair Takes Metformin, NMN, NAD for LongevityYouTube: (VIDEO) David Sinclair Slowing down Aging | My NMN JourneyTedMed: (VIDEO) "Can a pill a day help keep aging away?" | David Sinclair, PhDBook: Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh)* by A.A. MilneSupplement: M98 Micronized Resveratrol by Revgenetics*Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #436: David Sinclair On Extending Human LifespanRRP #367: Fasting For Longevity With Valter Longo, Ph.D.RRP #139: How To Live To Be 100+ With Dan BuettnerRRP #209: Rhonda Patrick, PhD On Longevity, Epigenetics & Microbiome HealthThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".
“Never compromise health in the name of beauty.”Gregg RenfrewThis show spends a lot of time exploring the health, environmental and ethical implications of the food we eat.But what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in our bodies.Today we shift gears to explore how vastly uninformed most of us are when it comes to the consequences caused by the innumerable products we slather daily on our largest organ: our skin.You might be surprised to learn that approximately 84,000 chemicals currently find their way into commercial products -- with over 1,500 new chemicals released annually. Despite evidence of health harms, most of these chemicals have not been adequately tested for their impact on humans. Nonetheless, many of them find their way into a vast and problematic array of skincare, beauty and cleaning products.Moreover, due to laws that haven’t been updated in 80 years, I was shocked to discover that the Food and Drug Administration -- the regulatory authority charged with ensuring the safety of such products -- doesn't necessarily screen product ingredients for safety. In fact, it provides very little oversight when it comes to what ends up in beauty products. Worse yet, the FDA has zero authority to recall products even in the event of a proven harm.When entrepreneur Gregg Renfrew learned that the US has not passed any major legislation about the safety of ingredients in personal care products since 1939, she became determined to make the business of beauty better. Hence was born Beautycounter -- a market disrupting, direct-to-consumer line of cleaner, safer skincare products and cosmetics that made Fast Company’s 2019 list of the 50 most innovative companies.Gregg's been at the helm of Beautycounter since its 2011 inception, driven by a desire to provide toxic-free fare and greater economic opportunity for women. In addition to overseeing 150 employees and 40,000 consultants, Gregg is also a ferocious fixture on Capitol Hill, where she lobbies relentlessly for cosmetic industry reform. And she somehow does it all while remaining a present and involved mom to three of the most incredible kids I have ever met.Her ultimate goal? Overhauling the archaic laws that currently govern her industry -- so we can all be beautifully clean.Similar to a handful of past podcast guests, I struck up a friendship with Gregg in 2018 at The Nantucket Project. Over the last year and a half, I've had the privilege of observing her in action -- at work, on stage, and at home. Let's just say it's all very impressive.Today she shares her story.It's a conversation about an entrepreneurial journey that humbly began with cleaning houses before founding Wedding List -- a company she built and later sold, leading to lessons learned working tricky stretches under powerful women like Martha Stewart and Susie Hilfiger.It's about the experience that motivated her to start Beautycounter, and the unorthodox decisions that followed. Like the 1,500 potentially harmful ingredients that she vowed never to use in her products. And eschewing retail for a direct-to-consumer business model driven by a network of independent consultants.But more than anything, this is a powerful primer on the perils of conventional beauty products that will leave you completely rethinking what you put on your body (and your children's bodies) -- and well armed to make more educated decisions about the companies and products you patronize going forward.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Gregg is a true force of nature. And this conversation is a gift. May you receive it with gratitude.P.S. Special thanks to Gregg for letting me occasionally kidnap her husband Mark, my new best friend and go to workout partner. I promise to bring him back from Ötillö Catalina in one piece (but in truth I think it's Mark that needs to worry about bringing me back intact).Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsNative: Safe, effective protection against odor & wetness. For both men & women, Native is deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment – no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or talc. All ingredients are non-toxic and it lasts all day. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativecos.com and use promo code Roll during checkout!Quip: Your one stop solution for oral health! Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to: getquip.com/richroll right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE!Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to get 20% off your first month of their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Gregg: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookBeautycounter: beautycounter.comDocumentary: Transparency - The Truth About MicaFDA: Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (1938)NY Times: Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter on Toxic Chemicals and Getting Fired by MessengerFast Company: The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies 2019Fast Company: How A Beauty Brand Raised An Army Of 30,000 Political ActivistsFast Company: Meet The Natural Beauty Company That’s Making Advocacy A Selling PointPolitico: Why Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew wants to regulate your makeupFortune: Why being candid at work is good for businessRefinery 29: Why Beautycounter Is The #1 Trending Beauty Brand Of 2018Environmental Health News: The consequences of status quo chemical policy are becoming increasingly clearThe Nantucket Project: nantucketproject.comRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #314: Amanda Chantal Bacon On Building A Wellness EmpireRRP #353: Zach Bush, MD on GMOs & GlyphosateRRP #432: David Bronner On Conscious CapitalismRRP #399: Scott Harrison Is Not Afraid of Work Without EndThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“We can all connect over food and the love of the outdoors.”Iliana ReganLast week we explored the intersection of art and endurance with Rickey Gates.The week prior we broke barriers in women's sports with Lauren Fleshman and Lindsay Crouse.Today we go deeper on both themes. Not through the lens of running, film or journalism. Our vehicle for this occasion is food and literature.Meet Iliana Regan.The Rickey Gates of cuisine, think Lauren Fleshman with a knife.Much like Rickey, today's guest is also that rare human blessed with talents that span multiple disciplines. And like both Lauren and Lindsay, her success required the fortitude to stand up for herself in an industry dominated by men.A self-taught chef and author, Iliana has faced and overcome a litany of obstacles from substance abuse to sexual discrimination, ultimately prevailing to experience a special moment right now -- celebrated for both her culinary and literary accomplishments.At 15 Iliana landed her first restaurant gig washing dishes and never looked back. Leaning on the rustic experiences of her Midwestern upbringing (she was making mushroom tea long before Four Sigmatic was a thing), Iliana pioneered a unique locavore style of cooking dubbed 'new gatherer', plied daily at her Chicago restaurant Elizabeth -- notable for its homestead aesthetic, emphasis on foraged foods and deep connection to the natural surroundings.It's an approach that landed her a coveted Michelin star six years in a row. Jeff Gordinier, food and drinks editor for Esquire magazine (and former podcast guest), included Elizabeth on his recent list of the last decade’s 40 most important restaurants. Noma's René Redzepi, arguably the world's greatest chef, counts himself a fan. And David Chang dubs Iliana one of the best chefs he has ever known.This past summer Iliana published Burn The Place. A singular, powerfully expressive debut memoir, her story is raw like that first bite of wild onion, alive with startling imagery, and told with uncommon emotional power. The New York Times describes the book as, “perhaps the definitive Midwestern drunken-lesbian food memoir.” The New Yorker echoes this sentiment, calling it "brutal and luminous"; and “a thrilling, disquieting memoir of addiction and coming of age.” Oh yeah, it's also the first food book to be long-listed for the National Book Award since Julia Child in 1980.Now 10 years sober, Iliana’s passion has made an unlikely turn. Focused not in the predictable direction of building a culinary empire, her sights are instead set on a remote corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Deep in the Hiawatha National Forest, Iliana, alongside her wife Anna and three dogs, has converted a cabin on 150 acres into Milkweed Inn -- a bed and breakfast where she serves up her trademark 'new gatherer' cuisine to small groups of just 10 people over weekends between May and October.Today Iliana shares her story.It's a deeply personal conversation about her love of food, foraging and the great outdoors.It’s about identity and sexual politics. How a little girl who longed to be a boy navigated childhood growing up gay in an intolerant community.It’s about alcoholism and what comes with it. The usual stuff. Like running away from cops in handcuffs. Having sex in bar bathrooms. And using car keys to bump cocaine.And it's about sobriety. How Iliana ultimately transformed into a phenom of knife and pen. Celebrated for both her literary and culinary talents. And a woman who has made an indelible mark as a pioneer of ‘new gatherer’ cuisine in an industry dominated by men.As an aside, I implore all of you to read Kim Severson's recent and fantastic New York Times profile on Iliana entitled, After Culinary and Literary Acclaim, She’s Moving to the Woods.Final note of gratitude to Jeff Gordinier for introducing me to Iliana. Love you my friend.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.May you be as delighted by this exchange as I am.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Outerknown: Founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking mean's and women's clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe, go to outerknown.com and enter my code RichRoll at checkout to get 25% off your full price order.Grove Collaborative: The online marketplace that makes it easy to go green by delivering all-natural & non-toxic home, beauty, and personal care products right to your doorstep. For a limited time, visit grove.co/richroll and get a FREE Grove Sustainable Swap Set with your purchase, along with FREE shipping and and FREE 60-day VIP Trial.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Iliana: Instagram | TwitterRead: Burn The Place: A MemoirElizabeth Restaurant: elizabeth-restaurant.comMilkweed Inn: milkweedinn.comNY Times: After Culinary and Literary Acclaim, She’s Moving to the WoodsNew Yorker: 'Burn The Place' Is A Thrilling, Disquieting Memoir of Addiction and Coming of AgeEsquire: The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the DecadeEsquire: Iliana Regan Became a Chef on a Dark, Twisted, Terrifying DayWashington Post: How acclaimed Chicago chef Iliana Regan found her bliss in the woodsEater: Superstar Chef Iliana Regan Ponders the Future of Michelin-Starred ElizabethVICE: Michelin-Starred Chef Iliana Regan's Next Project Is a Retreat in the WoodsVICE: Iliana Regan's Current Drugs of Choice Are Making Exquisite Food and Listening to Podcasts About CultsOprah: Iliana Regan is Breaking Barriers for Women in the Food IndustryRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #453: Jeff Gordinier Is HungryRRP #378: Eduardo Garcia Is The Bionic ChefRRP #164: How Chef Seamus Mullen Healed HimselfRRP #321: Rocco DiSpirito's Plant-Based EmbraceRRP #220: Chef Matthew Kenney Is Crafting The Future of FoodThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“Fun over fast. That’s generally what I tell people.”Rickey GatesThere are athletes. And there are artists. Rare is the individual that inhabits the best of both worlds.Meet Rickey Gates.Both idiosyncratic and extraordinary, you may know Rickey as a distinguished ultra-runner. But peer just beneath the surface of his many athletic accomplishments and you will discover a thoughtful, deeply empathetic and uniquely expressive human.After nearly a decade competing on the national and international mountain, trail and ultra running circuits, Rickey took his love for endurance, storytelling, photography and design -- and fused them together to create an ongoing series of project-based, performance art adventures.Deemed "the rambling poet of the running world" by Outside magazine, Rickey is a true conceptual artist -- leveraging numerous mediums to communicate a personal and humanist perspective on the inner workings of society, self, nature and human potential.Notable ventures include his solo, unsupported run across America. The upcoming, exquisite and arresting feature film Transamericana that chronicles it. And his debut book Cross Country that travels inside Rickey's 3,700 mile journey through over 200 photographs, stories of individuals and ultimately the innermost depths of his own mind. Hitting shelves April 14, 2020, the book is available for pre-order now.In addition, and the project he is perhaps best known for, in 2018 Rickey ran every single street in the city of San Francisco. A feat as logistically challenging as it was athletic, the 1,300 mile undertaking involved running 30 miles every day for 46 days, along the way logging 150,000 feet of elevation gain and meeting countless fascinating people along the way. A master stroke of creative movement, it's a feat that grabbed headlines around the world. Underscored the importance of human connection. Symbolized the value of community. Celebrated human potential. And in turn, inspired countless people to mimic in their own respective cities.I implore all of you to check out Every Single Street, a beautiful short film produced by Salomon that perfectly captures the spirit of this endeavor.In between his feats of artistic and endurance grandeur, Rickey hosts adventure running retreats called Bus Run Bus and Hut Run Hut, with a trail run adventure retreat in Japan scheduled for September 2020.What strikes me most is Rickey's profound empathy for people. His curiosity about the world. His poetic lens on the human condition. And his multi-disciplinarian vision for a better more unified world.Running's Jack Kerouac, it's not often you encounter a human as present, thoughtful, and creative as Rickey. A man who reminds me that we can all connect more profoundly with our natural environments and communities. Express ourselves more authentically. And love more deeply.Today, Rickey shares his story. And it is an absolute gift.I encourage you to watch it all go down on YouTube, as we weave in footage from Rickey's cross-country run and the upcoming film Transamericana. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.My hope is that this conversation will leave you deeply touched -- and better than before.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsHealth IQ: Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for people committed to living well – people like you and me. To see if you qualify, go to healthiq.com/RICHROLL and take their Health IQ quiz. Depending upon your score, as well as other related qualifying factors, you can save up to 41% on your life insurance premiums compared to other providers. There’s no commitment, and you’ll learn even more about potential opportunities to be rewarded for your commitment to living healthy.Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. To try ‘em out visit foursigmatic.com/roll and use the discount code ROLL to get 15% off ALL PURCHASES.Gravity Blanket: The top-rated weighted blanket, this product literally changed my life -- helping me fall asleep faster and keep me asleep longer. Promoting a deeper, more restorative sleep while decreasing your body's production of stress hormones, I can't say enough good things about Gravity Blanket. To learn more and purchase your best night of sleep ever, visit gravityblankets.com and use promo code RICHROLL to get 20% off the blanket that everyone is talking about.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Rickey: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookRickey on StravaEvery Single Street Project: everysinglestreet.comStrava: Every Single StreetSalomon TV: Every Single StreetSalomon TV: How to run your own "Every Single Street" project with Rickey GatesOutside: Rickey Gates Is the Rambling Poet of the Running WorldOutside: Rickey Gates' 4,000 Mile UltraOutside: Rickey Gates Is Running Every Street In San FranciscoAspen Times: Aspen’s Rickey Gates to publish book about his 2017 Transamericana journeyRunner's World: Ultrarunner Rickey Gates Just Ran Every Single Street in San FranciscoBloomberg: A 100-Mile Mountain Run Just Might Be the Best Way to See the RockiesRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #480: Robbie Balanger Ran Across America - On PlantsRRP #431: Mike Posner On Making Art & Walking Across AmericaRRP #395: Jedidiah Jenkins On Shaking The Sleeping SelfRRP #259: Dean Karnazes On The Road To SpartaRRP #248: Charlie Engle - From Crack Addict To Running The SaharaThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.Now through Jan. 31, save $20 on your Meal Planner subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“If we really care about the future of girls in sports, we need to invest in the girls that are actually playing these sports.”Lindsay CrouseA perfect companion piece to my recent conversation with Lauren Fleshman -- and in furtherance of better understanding the issues that swirl around gender, sport and fairness -- today I sit down with an investigative journalist breaking some of the biggest stories in women's sports.Meet Lindsay Crouse.A graduate of Harvard University, where she competed in both cross country and track and field, Lindsay is a senior staff editor and senior OpDocs producer at The New York Times. If you’ve been paying any attention to running news (or just big headlines in general) then you are already familiar with Lindsay’s work. At the epicenter of the conversation that surrounds sports and power, Lindsay is behind some of the biggest sports stories and opinion pieces in recent memory, with a particular focus on the role and state of women's distance running.Some of Lindsay's most popular pieces include How The 'Shalane Flanagan Effect' Works, which examined the former podcast guest and New York City Marathon victor's elevating impact on other women; she broke the story on Nike's refusal to guarantee female athletes' salaries during or immediately post-pregnancy; and she produced the piece in which Allyson Felix told her story around Nike and pregnancy.Lindsay also worked with last week’s guest Lauren Fleshman on her powerful November Op-Ed, I Changed My Body For My Sport. No Girl Should and is responsible for the bombshell opinion piece about the emotional abuse suffered by Mary Cain under her former coach, Alberto Salazar. I Was The Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike created such a stir, it went on to become the 42nd most read New York Times piece for all of 2019.In her role as a senior producer of OpDocs, Lindsay's many credits include the wonderful film about minimalist marathoner Memo and Walk, Run, Cha Cha, which was recently lauded with an Academy Awards nomination in the documentary short subject category.In addition, Lindsay is an accomplished athlete in her own right. With 12 marathons under her belt, she recently posted an impressive 2:53 26.2 PR -- a feat accomplished (subsequent to our conversation) while balancing the tremendous rigors of her demanding career.I first came across Lindsay by way of her recurring cameos in my friend (and RRP guest from episodes 73, 144, & 174) Casey Neistat's wildly popular vlog. So in 2015, I began following Lindsay's career. As I watched her work mature and profile grow, I eagerly awaited each new article -- and anticipated an opportunity to share her experience and insight on the podcast.Today is that day. And it's everything I hoped it would be. We begin with Lindsay's personal trajectory from Rhode Island roots and attending Harvard to landing a job at the most prestigious newspaper in the world.We discuss maternity rights and the gender wage gap by going behind the scenes on Nike' relationship with pregnant athletes. The controversies surrounding Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project. The personal stories shared by Mary Cain, Lara Goucher, Alysia Montaño and Allyson Felix. And gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's campaign to secure fair pay for NCAA athletes.We explore the ways in which the sports industry has failed to make way for women. Why almost all current sports science is based on men. And why conventional coaching has led to a sordid history of harming female athletes.In addition, Lindsay recounts what it's actually like to work at The New York Times in our post-truth, 'fake news' world. The unique pressures that accompany breaking big stories. And how she manages to balance everything -- and still kick serious ass in running.The ongoing impact of Lindsay's journalism is immeasurable. So it was an absolute honor and a delight to sit down with her.Note: Because this conversation transpired at the New York Times offices (as opposed to my studio), we did not film the conversation. In addition, it was recorded in mid-October and thus not current with the immediate news cycle.I can't say enough good things about Lindsay and the work she is doing to advance the role and voice of women in sports. I love this conversation. I sincerely hope you do as well.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. For a limited time, my listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today.Harrys.com: A superior shave at an affordable price. Visit harrys.com/ROLL to redeem your Harry’s Trial Set, which comes with a razor, five-blade cartridge, shaving gel, and post shave gel. All you pay is shipping.Quip: Your one stop solution for oral health! Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to: getquip.com/richroll right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE!Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Lindsay: NY Times | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookNY Times: Meet Memo, The Marie Kondo of FitnessNY Times: I Changed My Body For My Sport. No Girl Should.NY Times: Everyone Made Money Off My N.C.A.A. Career, Except MeNY Times: A Runner's Career Ends, But Her Mission Goes The DistanceNY Times: I Was The Fastest Girl In America, Until I Joined NikeNY Times: Nike Told Me To Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted A BabyNY Times: Allyson Felix: My Own Nike Pregnancy StoryNY Times: Where Are All The Women Coaches?NY Times: How Did Eliud Kipchoge Break the Marathon Record So Soon?NY Times: Nike and Pregnancy: Your Questions, AnsweredNY Times: When One of the World’s Most Visible Athletes Is Told She Can’t Be OneNY Times: Why Don’t Women Get Comebacks Like Tiger Woods?NY Times: Walk, Run Cha-ChaRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #493: Lauren Fleshman Is Empowering Women AthletesRRP #246: Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky -- Eat Slow, Run Fast & Love The JourneyRRP #375: Keep Showing Up: Des LindenThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.Now through Jan. 31, save $20 on your Meal Planner subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“I changed my body for sport. No girl should."Lauren FleshmanWhat is the current state of gender parity in sport? Ask today's guest and she'll tell you that women and girls are no longer content just to have a chance to play; they are demanding that sports be rebuilt altogether.Meet Lauren Fleshman.One of the greatest middle-distance runners in American history, Lauren has a storied history of breaking both records and paradigms. After collecting state championships as a standout high school runner, she matriculated to Stanford, where she garnered 5 NCAA titles, 15 All-American honors, and a spot in the Hall of Fame.As a professional, her accolades include two USA Championships and five World Championship berths for Team USA.Nonetheless, Lauren’s career was also marked with devastating setbacks. She holds the painful distinction of most likely being the best American distance runner never to make an Olympic team, her competitive career repeatedly impaired by injuries that had her on crutches at the wrong four-year intervals.It's the hows and whys behind Lauren's hard knocks that interest me the most. Because it's these very misfortunes that underscore her philosophic perspective on running. Her take on human potential. Her belief in transformation. And, perhaps most poignant, her passion for advancing the power and prominence of women in sport.Now retired from professional competition, Lauren wears many hats. A prolific and talented writer, she is co-author of the Believe Training Journal series and shares her perspectives on her wildly popular Ask Lauren Fleshman blog -- plus a book in the works.As an entrepreneur, Lauren hosts the Wilder Running & Writing Retreats. She's the co-founder of performance nutrition company Picky Bars alongside her professional triathlete husband Jesse Thomas, who graced episode 442 of the podcast. And together they host the Work, Play, Love Podcast.In addition, Lauren serves up coaching duties to the elite women runners of Oiselle’s Littlewing Athletics. And she is the very definition of an active mom of two.Most compelling is Lauren's committed, stalwart advocacy for female equality, empowerment and advancement in sport.Today we cover it all. From the doping scandals swirling around the Nike Oregon Project to revelations about the mental and physical health of female athletes under pressure, we explore how Lauren's successes and failures fuel her as a coach, parent, businessperson and role model.But more than anything, this is about fairness in sport. Advancing the role of women in athletics to forge parity. Creating an equitable financial ecosystem for NCAA and Olympic athletes. And how we can better calibrate the complicated balance between human rights and equity with respect to transgender and intersex athletes.Perhaps most importantly, this is a conversation about the unique pressures and body image issues so many girls and women face in competitive sports. It's about fostering healthier coaching dynamics. More supportive athletic environments -- and ultimately more successful careers.In companionship with our exchange, I urge all of you to read Lauren's moving New York Times OpEd, “I Changed My Body For My Sport. No Girl Should” -- a powerful piece she penned subsequent to our conversation.Picky Bars Offer: As a simple thanks for listening, Lauren wanted to offer all of you a gift. For 30% off your first order of Picky Bar products, go to pickybars.com and use the code RICHROLL at checkout. Everything they make (bars, granola and oatmeal) is nutritionally balanced, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO and plant-based (except for honey in a few offerings – check the label). While you’re there, be sure to check out their "Coexist" campaign which supports awareness and recovery from eating disorders.Disclosure: I love Picky Bar products and use them regularly, but I have zero financial involvement with the company. They are not a show sponsor. No, Lauren did not pay me to appear on the podcast (I have never accepted money for a guest to appear on the show and never will) and I'm not an affiliate of Picky Bars. In other words, I get nothing from you using the above-mentioned discount code other than the satisfaction of sharing products I myself enjoy.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This one left an impact on me. I hope it does for you as well.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJaybird: Pioneering audio for the active, Jaybird makes the most advanced and durable headphones I have ever tried. Their wireless Vista earbuds (my favorite) are not only waterproof and sweatproof with industry-leading battery life, they’re the only true wireless headphones that meet U.S. military rugged compliance standards. In addition, Vista’s cutting-edge JBS1 wireless technology ensures crystal-clear, zero-lag stereo sound for music and calls, and a reliable connection that pairs easily with your phone. When you’re ready to expand the horizon of your active audio experience, go to JaybirdSport.com.On Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running shoes feature the first patented cushioning system which is activated only when you need it – during the landing. To learn more about On go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece, and run in it for 30 days after which you can keep ‘em or return ‘em for a full refund no questions askedSeed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to get 20% off your first month of their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Lauren: Ask Lauren | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPicky Bars: pickybars.comBelieve Training Journals: believeiam.comWork, Play, Love Podcast: pickybars.comWilder Running & Writing Retreats: wilderrunning.comLittlewing Athletics: https://littlewingathletics.org/NY Times: I Changed My Body For My Sport. No Girl Should.NY Times: A Runner's Career Ends, But Her Mission Goes The DistanceNY Times: I Was The Fastest Girl In America, Until I Joined NikeNY Times: Nike Told Me To Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted A BabyNY Times: Allyson Felix: My Own Nike Pregnancy StoryNY Times: Where Are All The Women Coaches?Outside: The Woman Who Took On Nike With Running ShortsRunners World: Guide to the Doping Allegations Against the Nike Oregon ProjectRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #442: Jesse Thomas: Work Hard, Play Harder & Love HardestRRP #475: Amelia Boone Is A Human Being (And Still A Badass)RRP #355: From Eating Disorder To Olympic Glory: Dotsie BauschRRP #193: What Is Orthorexia? When Wellness Becomes IllnessThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.Now through Jan. 31, save $20 on your Meal Planner subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“Rather than using people as recipients of prescriptions, let’s instead work with people as partners to help them to put the best fuel in their bodies."Neal Barnard, MDA predominant theme of this podcast is the profound impact of nutrition on long-term well-being.Less discussed is the importance of hormonal health. Most would be surprised to learn that certain maladies -- including infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and many others -- have one thing in common: they are fueled or influenced by hormones hiding in everyday foods.The good (and surprising) news is that proper nutrition can also help restore endocrine balance, often with benefits that rival popular medications.To provide insight on how hormones wreak havoc on the body, and how specific diet and lifestyle changes can help alleviate years of stress, pain and illness, I'm joined today by my friend Neal Barnard, MD.Making this third appearance on the podcast (check episodes #242 / #296), Dr. Barnard is a pre-eminent authority on diet, nutrition and its impact on illnesses such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s. In addition, he is the founder & president of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), where he leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.Dr. Barnard is also an adjunct associate professor of medicine at George Washington University and has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes and The Cheese Trap.Hitting bookstores February 4 and currently available for pre-order, Dr. Barnard's latest offering -- and the focus of today's discussion -- is entitled, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. A powerful step-by-step guide to better understand what you can do to feel better fast, it covers the important hows and whys of striking hormonal balance for optimal wellness.Today we dive deep to better understand the mechanisms of optimizing hormonal health.We begin with a deconstruction of recent science on the implications of eating meat on human health.We then turn to a wide-ranging discussion on the endocrine system. The impact of testosterone levels in men. And how diet and lifestyle impact fertility and menstruation in women.We examine how left unchecked, hormone imbalances can lead to everything from autoimmune diseases, hyperthyroidism, adrenal fatigue, depression and anxiety. And we conclude with the many simple things you can do to prevent such imbalances and thrive.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I love this man. This is a fascinating discourse. And I sincerely hope you enjoy our exchange.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Native: Safe, effective protection against odor & wetness. For both men & women, Native is deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment – no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or talc. All ingredients are non-toxic and it lasts all day. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativecos.com and use promo code Roll during checkout!Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the offer code RICHROLL at checkout.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESGet Neal's latest book:Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and HealthBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Neal: Facebook | Twitter | CarbonWorksPCRM: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTubeYouTube: Your Body in Balance by Dr. Neal Barnard | Book TrailerYouTube: CarbonWorks - Louder than Words (Official Music Video)HuffPost: New BMJ Study May Fuel Confusion Over ‘Bad’ Fats by Dr. Neal Barnard, MDForks Over Knives: Congratulations! Vegan Lunches for Country’s Second-Largest Public School District by Neal Barnard, MDSwitch4good: Dr. Neal Barnard: On Disease, Diets, And Preventative MedicineToday's Practitioner: Dr. Neal Barnard and other Physicians Call for Peers to Get Nutrition EducationWashington Post: How the U.S. government spends millions to get people to eat more pizzaEat Drink Politics: Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk FoodsBreastCancer.org: Study Suggests Full-Fat Dairy Products May Be Linked to Worse SurvivalPopsugar: Giving Up Dairy Changed My Body in So Many Surprising WaysCBSNews: Bye-bye, pyramid - hello, plate: Timeline of food guidelinesScienceDaily: Exercise More Critical Than Calcium For Adolescent BonesScienceDaily: High animal protein intake associated with higher, plant protein with lower mortality rateNotable Books by Dr. Neal BarnardDr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your HealthPower Foods for the BrainFoods That Cause You to Lose Weight: The Negative Calorie EffectFoods That Fight Pain: Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain ReliefBreaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings---And 7 Steps to End Them NaturallyTurn Off the Fat Genes: The Revolutionary Guide to Losing WeightFood for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your LifeThe Power of Your Plate: A Plan for Better Living Eating Well for Better HealthA Physician's Slimming Guide: For Permanent Weight ControlRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #296: Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. On Breaking The Dairy AddictionRRP: #242: Neal Barnard M.D. On The Power Of Nutrition To Prevent & Reverse DiseaseRRP #391: Strength Coach Mike Mahler Wants To Optimize Your HormonesRRP #128: Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD: Is Butter Really Back?RRP #077: Leveraging Plant-Based Nutrition To Treat, Prevent & Reverse Disease With Dr. Michael KlaperSpecial Thanks to Carbonworks featuring Neal Barnard for this week's interstitial music. Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannernow through Jan. 31, save $20 on your subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort."Kelly McGonigal, PhDWe equate the new year with potential energy. It's an opportunity to re-evaluate one's trajectory. A permission grant to chart a new course of self-discovery.In truth, every moment presents a window for reinvention. But January always provides heightened urgency to inventory how we spend our precious time, focus our intention and deploy our energy.Extrapolating on themes explored with Chadd Wright, today we balance out the warrior alpha-male vibe with some feminine wisdom, courtesy of Kelly McGonigal, PhD.A health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection, Kelly is a pioneer in the field of 'science-help,' translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and community connection.There’s a decent chance you caught her amazing 2013 TED Talk, How To Make Stress Your Friend. A viral hit with over 21 million views, Kelly makes the case that social connection is both a natural instinct and a source of resilience in times of stress.Or perhaps you’ve read one of her many amazing books, The Upside of Stress, The Willpower Instinct, or The Science of Compassion -- all of which are based on classes Kelly has previously taught at StanfordThrough the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, Kelly helped create Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training, a program now taught around the world that helps individuals strengthen their empathy, compassion, and self-compassion. And since 2000, she has taught dance, yoga, and group exercise in the San Francisco Bay Area.In addition, Kelly has served as the psychology consultant for The New York Times Education Initiative and has appeared broadly in many mainstream media outlets, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Anderson Cooper Show, and CNN.Fresh off the press and the framework for today’s conversation is her latest work, The Joy of Movement. A love letter to physicality (motivated in part by the dance, yoga, and group exercise classes she has been teaching for two decades), it's an evidence-based primer on how movement can serve as an antidote to depression, anxiety, and loneliness -- the modern epidemics of our time.Although we touch a bit on willpower and stress (the subjects explored in her previous books), this conversation focuses on what exactly happens when we move our bodies.But movement isn't just about fitness. It's not about the treadmill or StairMaster. And it has nothing to do with weight loss or six-pack abs.Instead, movement is about something far more important. It's fundamental to being human. And a powerful path to that which we seek most -- happiness, hope, connection, and courage.Drawing on neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, today we discuss why movement need not be a chore, but rather a source of joy. A source of self-expression. A vehicle for cooperation and social connection. A tool for mastery. And for some, even an instrument for self-transcendence.Whether you're an experienced ultra marathon runner, a CrossFit enthusiast or a couch potato with a new year's resolution to finally get your heart rate up, Kelly is here to help deepen our collective understanding of how movement can create more meaning, pleasure, positivity and intimacy in our daily lives.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Kelly is fantastic. And this conversation is a perfect way to embrace the new year enthusiastic about the body's potential to quite literally change everything about how we experience ourselves and our communities. I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange as much as I enjoyed having it.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsGrove Collaborative: The online marketplace that makes it easy to go green by delivering all-natural & non-toxic home, beauty, and personal care products right to your doorstep. For a limited time, visit grove.co/richroll and get a FREE Grove Sustainable Swap Set with your purchase, along with FREE shipping and and FREE 60-day VIP Trial.Birch Living: The best, most affordable, organic and sustainable mattresses on the market. All Birch mattresses come with a 25 year warranty, and you can even try it for 100 nights risk free. Plus, 1% of each purchase is donated to the National Forest Foundation and Birch purchases carbon offsets for each mattress sold. Right now, Birch is offering my listeners $200 off ALL mattress orders. Visit BirchLiving.com/RichRoll and get your game-changing mattress (the one I sleep on in my tent!) today.Audible: With more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Sign up for a 30-day Audible trial today and you'll get your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals for free. To sign up and get started, visit audible.com/richroll or text RICHROLL to 500-500.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESCheck out Kelly's latest book, The Joy of MovementConnect with Kelly: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookTED Talks: How To Make Stress Your FriendNY Times: How to Crush Your Habits in the New Year With the Help of ScienceToday: Why Stress Can Be Good For YouMindful: Articles by Kelly McGonigalOutside: How Your Local YMCA Could Save The WorldLifehacker: I'm Kelly McGonigal, and This Is How I WorkNPR: Kelly McGonigal: Can We Reframe The Way We Think About Stress?Udemy: The Neuroscience of Self-Compassion by Kelly McGonigalExperience Life: Making Friends With StressThe Daily Californian: What TED Talks Have Taught MeEntrepreneur: Why You Should Embrace Some of That StressBusiness Insider: This Incredible TED Talk Shows How Changing Your Perception Of Stress Could Save Your LifeQuartz: A Stanford psychologist has a simple mental exercise for tackling student stressOther Books by KellyThe Upside of StressThe Willpower InstinctThe Science of CompassionRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #490: Chadd Wright: Don't Give Pain A VoiceRRP #486: Rangan Chatterjee, MD On Quelling Stress, Cultivating Intimacy & Reinventing Health CareRRP #230: Robin Arzon Wants You To Shut Up and RunRRP #356: Susan David, PhD On The Power of Emotional AgilityRRP #317: Gretchen Rubin On Building Better HabitsThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannernow through Jan. 31, save $20 on your subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".
“You only have a certain amount of energy. Use it to promote the things you love."Chadd WrightOur 'Best Of' anthology series isn't the only annual tradition here at the RRP. Two years ago we started a new one, kicking off January with hard truths and bankable life advice designed to put that holiday excess in the rear view. Arrest the habits that don't serve you. And calibrate the mind for challenges the new year will undoubtedly bring.In 2018 and 2019 our new year's messenger was a former Navy SEAL turned motivational ultra-athlete they call the hardest man alive -- David Goggins.Continuing on this theme, our first guest for 2020 is also a man who overcame unbelievable obstacles to become a Navy SEAL -- and later an elite ultramarathoner.Meet Chadd Wright.Reared in the mountains of rural northwest Georgia, Chadd grew up obsessed with becoming a SEAL. But when the Navy discovered a rare but asymptomatic cyst on his heart, he was disqualified from entering BUDS. Undaunted, Chadd refused to give up, ultimately tracking down a surgeon willing to perform a procedure deemed too risky by every cardiologist he previously petitioned.Cyst successfully removed, Chadd went on to realize his SEAL dream, serving over the next decade as a Team Leader on multiple deployments to conflict zones across the world.He became a SEAL instructor. A Master Training Specialist. Chadd even served a stint as President Obama’s bodyguard. Along the way, he battled PTSD and traumatic brain injury. He faced his wife’s substance abuse issues. And he found God -- a faith in part born from a paranormal experience he shares in riveting detail today.Now retired from the military, Chadd has found new life as an elite ultramarathoner -- a spiritual quest for self-knowledge and mind-body mastery that has compelled him to tackle some of the world’s most insane endurance slogs like The Revenant -- a 118-mile footrace across south New Zealand with over 52,000 feet of elevation gain that not one person has ever successfully completed.This conversation begins with Chad's unique upbringing. His SEAL dream. And the heart condition that nearly derailed it.We discuss the day-to-day reality of the elite warrior. The supernatural experience and visions that embolden his faith. And the role Christianity plays in his spiritual equation.We talk about the perils of civilian re-entry. The allure of ultrarunning. His training regimen. The mental strategies deployed to venture beyond his limits. And a project he launched with his brother called 3-of-7.Chadd shares his perspective on the importance of breaking down big goals into bite size chunks. Why some people quit their dreams. Why others don’t. And what exactly separates the two.Finally, we talk about why the “stay hard’ mantra isn’t a sustainable life philosophy. The incredible power of spoken word. Disengaging from negativity. And the importance of channeling our limited energy into that which we love.Chadd's mantra is simple:Never give pain a voice. And never, ever die in the chair.As a hardened warrior turned ultra-athlete, Chadd exudes a familiar energy I'd characterize as Goggins-adjacent. But Chadd is anything but a Goggins stand-in. He's warmer. A bit more inviting. Perhaps it's his personable, laconic southern drawl. Or maybe it's his grounded faith in Christ. If Goggins and Josh LaJaunie had a son, his name just might be Chadd Wright.One thing is for certain -- this guy is extremely authentic. Deeply soulful. And wise well beyond his 31 years.Packed with mindset tactics, powerful takeaways and inspiration for miles, Chadd's tale of toil, perseverance and redemption will leave you riveted. Rethinking the ceiling on your own perceived limits. And prepared to tackle any dream you've set for the new year ahead.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I fell in love with this man. And this conversation has stayed with me. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsFour Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. To try ‘em out visit foursigmatic.com/roll and use the discount code ROLL to get 15% off ALL PURCHASES.Outerknown: Founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking mean's and women's clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe, go to outerknown.com and enter my code RichRoll at checkout to get 25% off your full price order.Health IQ: Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for people committed to living well - - people like you and me. To see if you qualify, go to healthiq.com/RICHROLL and take their Health IQ quiz. Depending upon your score, as well as other related qualifying factors, you can save up to 41% on your life insurance premiums compared to other providers. There’s no commitment, and you’ll learn even more about potential opportunities to be rewarded for your commitment to living healthy.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Chadd: Facebook | Instagram3-of-7 Project: 3of7project.com | Facebook | InstagramListen: Three of Seven PodcastUltraSignup: Chadd Wright Race ResultsNoted: Where dreams go to die: Can anyone finish NZ's toughest race The Revenant?Stuff: The challenge set up to make runners fail and fail againStuff: Southland ultra marthon organisers expect no-one to finish new raceMilitary News: Navy vets represent U.S. at the Revenant – One of the toughest footraces in the worldSuffolk News Herald: Running the Revenant for ‘pure sport’Otago Daily Times: US navy officers drop in for workoutRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #266: David Goggins Is The Toughest Athlete On EarthRRP #413: You Can't Hurt David GogginsRRP #113: How One Man Overcame Alcoholism, Lost 150 Pounds & Tackled BadwaterRRP #403: How Josh LaJaunie Lost 200+ Pounds & Reinvented HimselfThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannernow through Jan. 31, save $20 on your subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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The Best Of 2019: Part II

The Best Of 2019: Part II

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“If you have a spiritual life, it is for you. It is not something you should inflict on other people.”Russell BrandWelcome to Part II of our 7th annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the past twelve months by revisiting the year's most compelling podcast guests.It's been an honor to engage with so many extraordinary people over the course of 2019. Reviewing the year in conversation brought powerful new insights -- a reminder that these evergreen exchanges continue to inspire and inform.For long-time listeners, my intention is to launch you into 2020 with renewed vigor. If you're new to the show, my hope is that this anthology will stir you to peruse the back catalog and check out episodes you may have missed.Links to the full episodes excerpted in this anthology are listed in the below show notes.Thank you for taking this journey with me. I appreciate you. I love you.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Here's to an extraordinary 2020. Join me, and let's do this thing together.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 Wholefood Sourced Ingredients, 5 Key Areas of Health, 10 years in development. The Delicious Daily Habit That Sets You Up For A Healthy Future. Healthy Daily Supplement. Invest In Your Health. No Compromises. Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.On Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running shoes feature the first patented cushioning system which is activated only when you need it – during the landing. To learn more about On go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece, and run in it for 30 days after which you can keep ‘em or return ‘em for a full refund no questions askedSeed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed's Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to get 20% off your first month of their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".FULL EPISODES EXCERPTEDRRP #448: The Awakening Of Russell BrandRRP #459: Amanda Palmer On Radical Compassion & The Power Of VulnerabilityRRP #479: Edward Norton: Thoughts on Ego, Taking Big Swings & Speaking Truth To PowerRRP #467: Kelly Corrigan Is The Poet Laureate Of The OrdinaryRRP #447: Cal Newport On Digital MinimalismRRP #465: Keep Evolving: Julie Piatt ReturnsRRP #414: Zach Bush, MD On The Science & Spirituality Of Human And Planetary TransformationRRP #483: Ryland Engelhart's Philosophy Is GratitudeRRP #487: Kendra Little Is Becoming MoreRRP #471: The Craving Mind: Dr. Jud Brewer On Treating Addiction With MindfulnessRRP #470: Ryan Holiday: Stillness Is The Path To Everything We Want In LifeRRP #450: Rebecca Rusch Is The Queen Of PainRRP #473: We Can Solve Climate Change Now: Paul Hawken & IN-Q LIVEThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.Save $20 on your Meal Planner subscription with promo code POWER20 at checkout (offer open between Dec. 29 - January 31) HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".
The Best Of 2019: Part I

The Best Of 2019: Part I

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“Stay positive. Make a change for yourself. Tell others about your change. Feel good and hopefully, the message will spread.”Gemma NewmanWelcome to the 7th annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the year, express gratitude and give thanks for taking this journey with us.To be honest, I didn’t think we could top 2018 -- but we did. It’s been an incredible year. I'm deeply indebted to all my extraordinary guests. And unbelievably proud of the library we dedicated ourselves to creating over the last twelve months.To prepare for the year ahead, it’s critical to pause. To reflect back. Celebrate the victories. Take inventory of the missteps. And visualize the goals you wish to self-actualize in the months ahead. I believe in this process. And I feel strongly that 2020 holds the potential energy manifest your aspirations.It is in this spirit that we created a tradition of closing each year with a look in the rear view with a 2-episode compilation of clips excerpted from many of year's best guests.Consider these next two shows as a love letter. My way of saying thank you. I see you. I believe in you. And I believe in the power we all have to do, be and live better. To step into our best, most authentic selves. And in turn, share freely what we have learned in service of others.For long-time listeners, the next two episodes are intended to launch you into 2020 with renewed vigor and intention. Lean in to the wisdom. Leverage it to clarify your 2020 goals.If you're newer to the show, my hope is that this anthology will prime you to peruse the back catalog and check out episodes you may have missed.Links to the full episodes excerpted in this anthology can be found in the below show notes.You can watch it all go down on YouTube (with the exception of the Gemma Newman, Jack Dorsey and Kevin Smith excerpts, episodes that we did not film). And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Here's to an extraordinary 2020. Join me, and let's make it the best year ever -- together.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJaybird: Pioneering audio for the active, Jaybird makes the most advanced and durable headphones I have ever tried. Their wireless Vista earbuds (my favorite) are not only waterproof and sweatproof with industry-leading battery life, they're the only true wireless headphones that meet U.S. military rugged compliance standards. In addition, Vista’s cutting-edge JBS1 wireless technology ensures crystal-clear, zero-lag stereo sound for music and calls, and a reliable connection that pairs easily with your phone. When you’re ready to expand the horizon of your active audio experience, go to JaybirdSport.com.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the offer code “RICHROLL” at checkout.Caldera Lab: Right now, the folks at Caldera Lab are even offering my listeners 20% off their first purchase of The Good. All you gotta do is go to calderalab.com/RICHROLL or use discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".FULL EPISODES EXCERPTEDRRP #413: You Can’t Hurt David GogginsRRP #428: Nadia Bolz-Weber Is ShamelessRRP #416: Johann Hari On Lost ConnectionsRRP #417: Kílian Jornet Is The World’s Greatest Mountain RunnerRRP #449: Gemma Newman, MD Is The Plant Power DoctorRRP #425: Tom Bilyeu On Exiting The MatrixRRP #430: Jack Dorsey On Shouldering The Health of Global ConversationRRP #460: Annaka Harris On ConsciousnessRRP #433: Kevin Smith On The Heart Attack That Saved His LifeRRP #438: Lisa Damour, PhD On Parenting Teens Under PressureRRP #439: Colin O’Brady Is The First To Cross Antarctica Alone & UnassistedRRP #475: Amelia Boone Is A Human Being (And Still A Badass)RRP #472: Chase Jarvis: Creativity Is Our BirthrightThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannergift cards now available // give the gift of health this holiday! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".
“You don’t have to be intersex to be able to relate to my story. Everyone is going through something they don’t feel like they can share. This story is for them as well."Kendra LittleGrowing up in the late 1970's there was no conversation around gender identity. You were either male or female. Period, end of discussion.Times have changed. The way we currently think about gender has evolved. Each day brings greater mainstream awareness to its non-binary nature -- and the innate fluidity of gender roles and identity.Take a moment to imagine the experience of being intersex -- a condition in which an individual is born with genetic variations on conventional sex characteristics.Now imagine trying to navigate the world from this non-binary biological disposition.This is the story of Kendra Little.Raised as a girl, at age 12 Kendra learned that she was born with something called androgen insensitivity syndrome, a variation of intersex that affects between 2 to 5 out of 100,000 people. The news prompted Kendra to isolate. Adopting a hormone protocol on the advice of her doctors, she remained a ‘girl’, proceeded to never discuss her condition with anybody and dove headlong into sports -- a place where she excelled and felt at home.But eventually the emotional dissonance between her true self and that which she held out to the world became too much to bear, prompting her to walk away from a promising career as a professional golfer. But that disconnect ultimately catalyzed an amazing journey of self-discovery -- and eventually wholeness.Now able to fully embrace her own unique identity (very recently I might add), Kendra is publicly sharing her story -- with both courage and pride. The intention isn't self-serving, but motivated by a genuine desire to change the way we think about non-binary gender constructs. To bring comfort to those ashamed of how they were born. And to openly permit sharing the many forms of loneliness, pain and shame so many of us keep hidden.This past July, Kendra tweeted me a video entitled Becoming More -- her story in mini-doc form created by Uninterrupted, LeBron James’ production company.I click play. Instantly, I’m captivated by Kendra’s appearance. Her facial features present as simultaneously male and female. She's both, but also neither. Kendra is truly her own unique form of humanity. But her appearance is quickly eclipsed by her strength and vulnerability -- and the compelling narrative that unfolds.I knew immediately this was a special person I wanted to know better. A fascinating story I wanted to help tell. And quite honestly, a subject matter of social importance and cultural relevance I wanted to better understand.So here we are. Kendra, I honor you for your courage in trusting me with this conversation, a privilege I don't take lightly.You can watch it all go down on YouTube (seeing Kendra helps contextualize the exchange). And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This one is special. May it be as enjoyable and enlightening as it was for me.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAudible: With more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Rich Roll listeners are entitled to a FREE audiobook and 30-day trial today by signing up at audible.com/richroll or text RICHROLL to 500-500Calm: The #1 App for Meditation and Sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. For a limited time, my listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today.Grove Collaborative: The online marketplace that makes it easy to go green by delivering all-natural & non-toxic home, beauty, and personal care products right to your doorstep. This holiday season, visit grove.co/richroll and get a FREE Grove Sustainable Swap Set with your purchase, along with FREE shipping and and FREE 60-day VIP Trial.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Kendra: Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramUninterrupted: Becoming MoreUSA Today: Former pro golfer Kendra Little describes gender-identity struggle and why she left sportPortland Tribune: Kendra Little goes public as intersex athleteGolf Week: Former pro golfer shares her journey struggling with gender identity and why she left the sportVox: “I am a woman and I am fast”: what Caster Semenya’s story says about gender and race in sportsNY Times: Caster Semenya Barred From 800 Meters at World ChampionshipsGuardian: Semenya loses landmark legal case against IAAF over testosterone levelsGuardian: Caster Semenya is a victim of rules that are confusing and unfairWashington Post: What are the issues behind the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling in Caster Semenya case?The Sun: Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya ‘does have advantage'Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannergift cards now available // give the gift of health this holiday! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“My mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health."Rangan ChatterjeeToday we’re going to talk about stress.In proper doses it’s actually beneficial, promoting resilience -- both physical and mental.But for most people, that dose isn't proper. Instead it's chronic -- excessive, persistent and unrelenting. In fact, elevated levels of social and emotional stress have come to define our daily experience, leading the World Health Organization to qualify our chronic relationship with stress as “the health epidemic of the 21st Century”.Left untreated, it's an incessant strain that promotes low libido, poor memory and weight gain. Ultimately it can lead to heart disease, depression, autoimmune disorders, premature aging and a litany of other serious and deleterious health conditions.This week’s guest has seen the perils of chronic stress first hand. A UK-based medical doctor, he found himself increasingly treating patients suffering from the downstream implications of living with this malevolence. It prompted him to ask, why is this happening?His name is Rangan Chatterjee, MD. He decided to find answers to this question -- and do something about it.If that name sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because you caught him on the BBC, starring in Doctor in the House. Perhaps you read his bestselling book, The Four Pillar Plan, released in the United States under the title How To Make Disease Disappear. Or maybe, just maybe, you caught RRP 376, our popular first conversation from July of 2018 that launched our friendship.For those unfamiliar, Dr. Chatterjee is a pioneer in the field of progressive, functional medicine. Widely regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK, he is double board certified in internal medicine and family medicine and holds an honors degree in immunology. An in-demand lecturer, he created the very first “Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine” course accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.In addition, he hosts the popular Feel Better, Live More podcast (which I’ve appeared on twice) and has been widely featured on an array of prominent media outlets like the The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and many others.The focus of today’s conversation is also the subject of Rangan’s latest book, The Stress Solution -- an important primer on how chronic stress can lead to disease, along with strategies, tools and lifestyle changes proven to protect against and reverse its toxic effects.This is a conversation about the very nature of stress. What creates it. The health implications it produces. The many simple things you can do to alleviate it -- and it's varied ill effects.More specifically, we discuss Rangan’s direct experience fielding patients with chronic stress -- and the science-based strategies he deployed to ameliorate the condition and reverse it’s negative consequences.We talk about the critical role sleep, meditation and mindfulness practices play in combating stress. And how human touch, intimacy and connecting with nature can assuage it's impact.We cover breathing techniques. Disconnecting from our devices. Carving out “me time”. The importance of finding passion -- and infusing your life with purpose.Lastly, we dig into Rangan’s new found love for Swimrun (I’m taking a wee bit of credit for that one Dr. C!).You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I think we can all benefit from de-stressing ourselves this holiday season. Both fun and important, my hope is that you listen keenly -- and put Dr. Chatterjee's prescription into action.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsFully: From the popular Jarvis adjustable standing desks to their every-which-way active office chairs, to their many movement supporting accessories — anti-fatigue mats, treadmill desks and more — Fully is all about helping you bring more movement, energy and joy to your work and life. To get your body moving in your workspace, visit: fully.com/RICHROLL.ROKA Eyewear: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. 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For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESBooks by Dr. Chatterjee:The Stress SolutionHow To Make Disease DisappearThe Four Pilllar Plan Background, Context & Reference:Connect with Dr. Chatterjee: Website | Twitter | Facebook | InstagramDr. Chatterjee’s Podcast: Feel Better, Live MoreBBC One: Doctor In The HouseTEDxLiverpool: How to make diseases disappear | Rangan ChatterjeeNY Times: What We're ReadingForbes: Can This Doctor Make Disease Disappear?Independent: Chronic stress is making us sick and overweightIndependent: The 3 habits of calm: TV doctor on how to reduce stressDaily Mail: Rangan Chatterjee reveals FIVE ways to reduce stress in your daily lifeIrish Examiner: Time out: Dr Rangan Chatterjee on resetting your body and mindIrish Times: The doctor who treats the problems of modern lifestylesThe Telegraph: Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Nourish your relationships, and de-stress your lifeÖtillö Swimrun World Series: otilloswimrun.comRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #376: Rangan Chatterjee, MD On How To Make Disease DisappearRRP #370: How To Be Well: Frank Lipman, MD On The Keys To A Happy & Healthy LifeRRP #139: How To Live To Be 100+ With Dan BuettnerRRP #323: Dan Buettner: Lessons From The World’s Happiest PeopleRRP #367: Fasting For Longevity With Valter Longo, Ph.D. Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannergift cards now available // give the gift of health this holiday! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“We are the ones we've been waiting for."Julie Piatt Welcome to the latest installment in my ongoing series of mind melds with my wife and in-house spiritual guru, the wise and ethereal Julie Piatt, aka SriMati.Longtime listeners are well acquainted with my better half. For those newer to the show, Julie is very good at many things. In addition to being an accomplished yogi, healer, musician, and mom to four children, she's also the bestselling author of three vegan cookbooks. She hosts the For The Life of Me podcast. She lords over Water Tiger, her online spiritual community. And she's the founder and 'Mother Arc' of SriMu, her recently launched plant-based cheese start-up.This conversation opens with an update on SriMu. How Julie manifested her vision to create the absolute best artisanal vegan cheese on the market. Start-up founder life behind-the scenes. The values she is building into her food and work culture. And the broader mission she holds for the future.We discuss the hows and whys behind my decision to take my first ever extended work sabbatical (don't worry the podcast will continue as scheduled).And we explore strategies for navigating the perilous emotional and financial land mines that accompany the holiday season.Finally, we close with thoughts on weathering the judgment of others. Maintaining a growth mindset. Approaching others with humility. And the benefits of choosing to see the divinity in all things.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the episode is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I sincerely hope you enjoy the divine offering.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsQuip: Your one stop solution for oral health! Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to: getquip.com/richroll right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE!Athletic Greens: 75 Wholefood Sourced Ingredients, 5 Key Areas of Health, 10 years in development. The Delicious Daily Habit That Sets You Up For A Healthy Future. Healthy Daily Supplement. Invest In Your Health. No Compromises. Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the offer code “RICHROLL” at checkout.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTES"Not Cheese" non-dairy delights: To learn more and place your order, visit SriMu.comBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Julie:  SriMati.com | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookConnect with Rich: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeSriMu artisanal ‘not cheeses': Website | Purchase SriMu Subscription BoxJulie’s Book: This Cheese Is NutsJulie’s Podcast: For The Life of MeJulie’s Music: SriMatiJulie’s Jai Yoga Foundational SeriesRich and Julie’s Cookbooks: The Plantpower Way & The Plantpower Way: ItaliaPlantpower Retreats: ourplantpowerworld.comRich’s Memoir: Finding UltraRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #465: Keep Evolving: Julie Piatt ReturnsRRP #387: The Power Of Ceremony And Ritual With Julie PiattRRP #361: AMORE! Rich & Julie On Relationships — Plus Italian Cuisine 2.0RRP #295: Ditching Dairy: The Doyenne Of Vegan Cuisine On Food As A Portal For TransformationRRP #254: How To Build An Authentic Brand with Julie PiattRRP #200: Let’s Talk About Death with Julie PiattRRP #333: How To Build A Conscious Relationship with Julie PiattRRP #343: Creative Partnerships with Julie PiattThanks to Jason Camiolo for audio production and show notes. Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Leia Marasovich for portraits. Interstitial music by SriMati Music and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannergift cards now available // give the gift of health this holiday! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountDownload Our Free App: Now you can access, stream, download and share the entire RRP catalog in the palm of your hand on any iOS mobile device (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) with our mobile app. Never miss an episode, plus special announcements.Support The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“Good and fast are not the same thing."Scott FaubleFor the vast majority of us, besting our 26.2 personal record by 3+ minutes would be considered fine. Something to be celebrated, but hardly a mind-bending breakthrough.At the highest level of distance running however, the distinction is vast. It's the canyon that separates a very good marathon runner from the greats.This is the story of Scott Fauble.Historically a very accomplished cross country & 10K runner (at the 2016 Olympic Trials he finished 4th in the 10,000 meters), Scott was unproven at the marathon. That is, until he ran 2:12 in Frankfurt in 2017 and matched that time the following year in New York.These performances certainly established Scott as a very good marathoner. But nobody, aside from Scott himself and perhaps his coach and close circle, was prepared for his stunning performance at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Not only did he surprise the world by leading the race for extended stretches, he accomplished what is almost unheard of at his level -- besting his marathon PR by almost 3 and a half minutes to complete the course in 2:09:09 as the top American and 7th overall.It was a performance that foisted him into the mainstream spotlight. Anointed him as the leading American going into the 2020 Olympic men's marathon. And established him as one of the world’s very best at the 26.2 discipline.Just as interesting are Faub's pursuits when the running shoes come off. Alongside coach Ben Rosario he penned Inside a Marathon: An All-Access Pass to a Top-10 Finish at NYC. Documenting the entire four-month journey to Scott’s 7th place finish at the 2018 New York City Marathon, it's a rare, candid (and very funny at times) behind-the-scenes look at the life of a professional marathoner. A chronicle of grit and mental fortitude, it's a must read book for anyone committed to mastery.Unusual among top professional endurance athletes, yet simpatico with his fidelity to extreme transparency, Scott logs every training session on Strava (check out the file from Boston). He makes YouTube videos. A movie buff, he even hosts Showrunners -- a podcast where he breaks down his all-time favorite films with fellow elite runners.This conversation runs the gamut. We begin with Scott's young running career. Track his evolution to Boston. And his maturation into Olympic contender.We discuss life in Flagstaff, AZ. What he has learned under coach Ben Rosario and training alongside teammates on the HOKA Northern Arizona Elite Team.We talk about the coach-athlete relationship as partnership. We go deep into his breakthrough Boston performance. The strategies and techniques that produced that amazing result. And Scott's mindset as he approaches Olympic Trials at the end of February.In addition, we explore his off-road pursuits. The intention behind writing a book. The why behind his podcast. And his deep love for burritos -- all interests I can certainly relate to.In closing, we review the mistakes he sees many amateurs runners make -- and how best to correct them.For Scott, it's about process over results. Passion over podiums. And why 'fast' doesn't always equate to 'good'.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Humble and jocular, Scott is a natural conversationalist -- one of the good guys you just want to see win. So let's put some wind in his sail for Olympic Trials.I really enjoyed this one and sincerely hope you do as well.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsNative: Safe, Effective Protection Against Odor & Wetness. For Men & Women. Deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment – No Aluminum, Parabens, Phthalates Or Talc. Nontoxic Ingredients. Paraben Free. Aluminum Free. Lasts All Day. For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativecos.com and use promo code Roll during checkout!Outerknown: For the people and the planet, Outerknown was founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater to provide high quality, environmentally sustainable clothes that fit great and are made to endure. Visit: Outerknown.com today and enter promo code RICHROLL at checkout to receive 25% OFF your full price order.Four Sigmatic: A superfood company popularizing medicinal mushrooms by incorporating them in delicious mainstream products like coffee and hot cocoa. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and enter the promo code ROLL at the checkout and save 15% on EVERY order. Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Scott:Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramReferences:Scott's Book: Inside A MarathonStrava: Follow ScottStrava: Scott's 2019 Boston Marathon PerformanceShowrunners Podcast: Apple | SpotifyYouTube: Scott's channelHoka NAZ Elite Team: nazelite.comHOKA NAZ Elite [VIDEO]: Scott Fauble Boston Marathon Recap -- Inside Running a 2:09 MarathonOutside: Scott Fauble Wants to Tell You His Strava SecretsCitius Mag: Scott Fauble Has Silenced the Sub-2:10 HatersRunners World: The Top American at Boston Is Ready to Make the Olympic TeamRunners World: Scott Fauble Leads the Way for American Men at the Boston MarathonRunners World: Good News for American Marathoners Trying to Make the Olympic TeamRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #462: Gwen Jorgensen’s Champion Mindset: Big Dreams, Taking Risks & Following Your HeartRRP #246: Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky: How To Run Fast, Eat Slow And Love The JourneyRRP #293: How To Achieve Peak Performance — And Sustain It — With Brad Stulberg & Steve MagnessRRP #359: Alex Hutchinson On Redefining The Limits Of Human PerformanceRRP #021: Chris Hauth On Endurance Training For Maximum ResultsRRP #252: Dr. Michael Gervais On Elite Performance & The Psychology of Self-MasteryThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Plannergift cards now available // give the gift of health this holiday! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“Love is not something found in a person, place or thing. It’s something that is ever present in our hearts and always available as a gift and it costs nothing to share it.”Ryland EngelhartLast week we explored the world of regenerative farming, soil health and biodiversity as critical levers to improve human health. Consolidate food security. Drawdown carbon. And backpedal climate change.Today we expound on that theme with entrepreneur, restauranteur and social activist Ryland Engelhart.Ryland is the ‘Mission Fulfillment Officer' and co-owner of Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre, a family owned group of legendary plant-based restaurants. The epicenter of California vegan cuisine & culture, it's a platform he uses to not only feed people amazing food but to cultivate community — and most importantly, inspire more gratitude into our lives and culture.In addition, Ryland is a speaker and passionate advocate for sacred commerce, community building and regenerative farming principles, which he supports as co-founder of Kiss The Ground, a non-profit that provides education regarding the connection between soil, human, and planetary health. Among its board of advisors are former podcast guests Paul Hawken, Dr. Zach Bush and David Bronner.If you enjoyed those conversations, or last week's exchange with John & Molly Chester, then you're in for a treat with Ryland.This is a conversation about the importance of soil regeneration and its impact on everything from food security and climate change reversal to improving human health.We open with Ryland’s hippie upbringing. How he learned early the philosophy of using business as a force for good — something he calls sacred commerce.We discuss how doing good — adding value to people’s lives — is not only always the right thing to do, but also the best long-term path to profits.We explore the origins, trajectory and intentionality behind his family's incredible group of restaurants — Cafe Gratitude, Gracias Madre and his sister’s Sage Plant-Based Bistros — which together form the cornerstone of plant-based dining in Los Angeles and beyond.Then we dive into the principles of conscious capitalism, the importance of regenerative farming, and the reasons why soil health is such a crucial component in the holistic equation of sustainable human, animal and planetary health.Finally we discuss his various film projects, including his documentaries May I Be Frank* and Kiss The Ground — a must see you might have heard Woody Harrelson recently raving about on Marc Maron’s podcast.But more than anything, this is a conversation about love, awareness, and the power of gratitude as a living, breathing philosophy of life.You can watch it all go down on YouTube....
“This all started with a promise that we would leave the big city and build a life in perfect harmony with nature.”John ChesterBiodiversity. Regenerative agriculture. Ecological sustainability. Carbon drawdown. Climate change reversal.These are popular themes that recur regularly on this show. But in practical terms, what do they actually mean?I wanted to better understand these subjects. Not from the perspective of an academic, scientific researcher or political pundit but rather from the direct experience of actual practitioners — people who live and practice it every single day — farmers.Nine years ago, personal chef Molly Chester and her filmmaker husband John Chester traded their life in urban Santa Monica for 200 acres of infertile land nestled in the foothills of Ventura County — an arid and desolate plot called Apricot Lane Farms.Hence began a journey to build a new life from scratch. The vision? An organic, biodiverse farm based upon regenerative principles, thriving in harmony with nature. It began with repairing the draught-laden, nutrient deplete soil, followed by planting 10,000 orchard trees. Rooting over 200 crops. Introducing a myriad of animals. Managing the chaos that ensued. And patiently stewarding the farm from inert to irascible and ultimately into what it is today — an awe-inspiring symphonic ecosystem in vibrant, sustainable co-existence with nature’s rhythms.Along the way, John chronicled every daunting, obstacle-fraught step, plying his storytelling skills and masterful wildlife cinematography to produce The Biggest Little Farm — an extraordinary documentary that evidences the planet's innate power to heal itself in synchronous partnership with humans devoted to restoring its precious biodiversity. Uplifting and wildly entertaining, it dispenses with the dystopia common among ecological fare, instead leaving audiences uplifted — and in love with the hard-earned possibility of positive change.I was quite moved by this film. Compelled to know more, me and my team spent a day touring Apricot Lane — an educational and eye-opening experience that left me with a deep appreciation for the Chester’s achievement — and the nuanced complexity of their mission.In the wake of my visit to Apricot Lane, I posted images from the experience on Instagram, accompanied by an expression of gratitude and respect for manifesting what environmentalists unanimously urge mandatory to repair the rapidly vanishing biodiversity of our precious soil (literally the planet's microbiome). To sequester carbon and create sustainable food security. And to serve as a viable model for the future of farming.John and Molly didn't just protest climate change. They got to work, taking an action-based stand against the glyphosate-laden, chemical-based industrial, conglomerate owned, seed-controlled, GMO-infused, animal intensive CAFO factory farms that monopolize our current food system to the great demise of human, animal and ecological health.More than anything, Apricot Lane proves that regenerative farming isn't just possible, but profitable. And that it doesn't just work, but exceeds conventional methods by yield volume and nutritional density metrics. Meanwhile, it controverts planetary warming by drawing down carbon and building long-term, natural resilience against pestilence, drought and soil erosion without the products and practices ‘BigAg' wants you to believe are mandatory.Basically,
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Christine Winters

Hoo

Jan 26th
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Tudor Placinta

skills and utility

Jan 19th
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Hiroshi Fukushima

Nice podcast about a runner that became professional recently and only ran three marathons and recently ran low 2:09 at Boston 2019. The chat about is current life was an interesting discussion.

Jan 16th
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Benjamin Sleep

Rich preaches at the beginning about taking personal responsibility for the environment, whilst describing his long haul flight holiday in Australia. He could have at least acknowledged that...

Jan 14th
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Dan Lake

9 minutes of ads? Also thought he was making honest endorsements to start, so kudos on really "selling" these products.

Jan 13th
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Sandra Mathoslah

amazing. thank you for this

Oct 26th
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Steve Glenn

good

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Drake Andersen

10:28

Sep 30th
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Astra Divina

You both are so amazing!

Sep 26th
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Matt Mueller

My favorite podcast. I recommend to others.

Sep 16th
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Nikolai Coen

pure wisdom

Aug 24th
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SOG305

wow

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David Briner

this is the best thing I've heard in a long time. I just started my road away from addiction. this has been an amazing encouragement. can't wait to read the books. I need all the help I can get

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Lynn Fraser-Grant Bosch

That was on another level and incredibly emotional

Jul 28th
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Brian Hansen

The existence of so-called Strava-holes - people competing to be KOTM, get on leaderboards for a segment, etc - has actually created a ton of conflict between trail users in Colorado. An already fraught relationship got fuel thrown on it by people "racing" on open, multi-user trails. Strava is a like all social media - initially intended to connect, turned sour by being distorted by the broken individuals who use it.

Jul 26th
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Judith Mathes

Hi Rich Roll, thanks for the great Interview with Gemma! i just listened to one of the audience's questions, one Woman was asking for her friend who is suffering from Colitis. I healed Colitis myself naturally with the program from highcarbhealth.com. They are helping to heal people with Crohns and Colitis all over the world. feel free to let her know and reach out to my @plantmadejudy on IG, I am Sharing my healing Journey there too:)

Jun 29th
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Frank

thank you x

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Seth Matteson

I wonder if using deodorants in our axilla is detrimental to our microbiome. I think as we get more information we will find that the specific bacteria in our axilla work in concert with the lymphatic system and specifically the chains in our axilla to help detoxify our bodies.

Jun 3rd
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Barry Loftus

boots not cleats !! really looking forward to this pod as I did similar last August. b

May 27th
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SOG305

8:10

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