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Author: Jeremy Grater & Zach Tucker

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The show for men who are sick of their own sh*t and ready to make a change for better mental health.

Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater have been on a never-ending quest for knowledge about physical, emotional, and mental health. They've tried everything from questionable diets to questionable therapy techniques, and now they're here to share their misadventures with you.

After years of hosting this wild ride of a show, they've managed to snag interviews with some big shots in the health and wellness world. But don't worry, they won't let all that success go to their heads. Instead, they'll use it to bring you small, achievable steps you can take to maybe, just maybe, improve yourself a smidge.

So buckle up, because The Fit Mess is going to take you on a rollercoaster of self-improvement, complete with awkward moments, actionable advice, and a healthy dose of sarcasm. Get ready to join Zach and Jeremy as they stumble their way through the world of men's mental health and try to uncover some habits that might actually make a difference. Or at least give you a good laugh along the way. Welcome to The Fit Mess, where we make messy lives just a little bit less messy.

Topics covered:

Breaking down societal expectations of masculinity
Navigating emotions and vulnerability
Exploring the stigma surrounding men seeking help for mental health
Coping strategies for stress and anxiety
Managing work-life balance and burnout
Relationships and communication skills
Fatherhood and the Challenges of Parenting
Body image and Self-esteem
Dealing with depression and mood disorders
Masculinity and Identity
Addiction and substance abuse
Overcoming trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
Men's mental health in the Military and First Responder Professions
Suicide prevention and awareness
Coping with grief and loss
Anger management and emotional regulation
Nurturing healthy friendships and support networks
The Impact of social media on Men's mental health
Men's mental health and physical fitness
Sleep Disorders and the Importance of restorative sleep
Financial stress and mental well-being
Coping with unemployment and career transitions
Recognizing and managing symptoms of anxiety disorders
Exploring the link between men's mental health and physical health
Mindfulness and meditation practices for mental wellness
Strategies for building resilience and emotional strength
Addressing loneliness and social isolation
Mental health challenges specific to men of different ages (e.g., young adults, middle-aged, seniors)
Cultural and ethnic factors influencing men's mental health
Seeking therapy and counseling: benefits and misconceptions
Exploring alternative therapies and holistic approaches to mental health
Coping with infertility and reproductive health challenges
Men's mental health during and after divorce
Breaking the cycle of generational trauma
Balancing career ambition and personal Well-being
The Impact of childhood experiences on Men's mental health
Examining the link between masculinity and risk-taking behavior
Redefining success and finding fulfillment beyond traditional notions
Men's mental health and the justice system
Strategies for managing anger and aggression in healthy ways
Developing emotional intelligence and self-awareness
The Role of Exercise and physical activity in Men's mental health
Men's mental health and body dysmorphia
Coping with chronic illness and disability
Overcoming performance anxiety and imposter syndrome
Strategies for managing work-related stress and pressure
The Impact of societal pressures on Men's mental health
Exploring Men's mental health in different cultural contexts
Creating inclusive spaces and support systems for men's mental health
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Are you tired of hiding behind hoodies and battling self-doubt? In this eye-opening episode of The Fit Mess podcast, fellow podcaster Matt Gilhooly opens up about his lifelong struggle with body shame and his current journey through grief. Discover how vulnerability can be a powerful tool for healing and connection. You'll gain insights on developing self-compassion, navigating the ups and downs of body image, and coping with loss. By the end of this raw and honest conversation, you'll be inspired to embrace your imperfections and find strength in sharing your story. Don't miss this chance to transform your perspective on self-acceptance and personal growth – tune in now! Takeaways  - Body shame and self-doubt are common struggles that many people face.  - It is important to develop self-compassion and patience with ourselves.  - Food rewards can create unhealthy relationships with food, especially in children.  - Sharing our vulnerabilities and struggles can help us feel seen and build connections with others.  - Grief is a complex and painful process, and it is important to seek support and make difficult decisions with compassion.  - Asking for help and sharing our struggles can lead to finding solutions and lightening our emotional burdens. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Pronunciation 02:07 Navigating Body Shame and Weight Loss Struggles 09:16 Coping with Grief: The Decline of a Beloved Pet 16:06 Struggling with the Impending Loss 20:07 The Difficult Decisions and Emotional Journey 23:45 The Power of Sharing Struggles and Seeking Help 24:46 Introduction to the Life Shift Podcast 24:56 The Importance of Candid Conversations 25:36 Gratitude for Discussing Important Topics 26:21 VIDEO-2024 Legal Disclaimer.mp4 ---- GUEST WEBSITE: The Life Shift Podcast ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
Ever feel like time is speeding up and life is moving faster and faster toward the finish line? If you're grappling with the realization that you're not as young as you used to be, join the club! This episode dives into the emotional rollercoaster of aging, from aching joints to teenage mood swings, and everything in between. You'll gain a fresh perspective on embracing your "seasoned" status, find comfort in knowing you're not alone in this wild ride, and discover ways to turn your midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity. Plus, you'll learn how to cultivate gratitude for this crazy journey we call life – wrinkles, gray hairs, and all! Hit play now and turn that midlife frown upside down – your future self (and your creaky knees) will thank you! Takeaways Getting older can be a challenging experience, as it brings reminders of mortality and physical changes. Reflecting on the passing of time and the growth of loved ones can evoke feelings of grief and nostalgia. It is important to find gratitude for the experiences and pain that come with aging. Uncertainty about what comes after death can be unsettling, but it is a normal fear. Sharing struggles and seeking support from others can help navigate the challenges of getting older. Chapters   00:00 - Introduction and Sharing the Struggle 00:53 - Physical Changes and Reminders of Aging 05:02 - Confronting the Fear of the Unknown 07:28 - Finding Gratitude in the Midst of Pain 09:54 - Reaching Out and Conclusion ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
We're thrilled to announce that our podcast has been ranked #2 on Feedspot's '5 Best Self Improvement Podcasts For Young Adults' list! Thank you to our listeners for your continued support, and to Feedspot for this acknowledgment. We're more motivated than ever to keep bringing you valuable content to support your personal development journey. -- Ever feel like your life is a whirlwind of stress and you can't catch your breath? In today's fast-paced world, many of us struggle to find time for self-reflection and emotional processing. This episode explores how to navigate the chaos and prioritize your mental health. You will gain insights into recognizing stress triggers, the importance of scheduled self-care, and techniques for processing emotions effectively. Listen now to learn how to reclaim control of your mental wellbeing and find calm amidst the storm. Topics discussed: The challenge of tracking time and experiences in a busy life Physical manifestations of stress and anxiety Importance of scheduling "do nothing" time Productivity and procrastination strategies Benefits of verbalizing thoughts and feelings Evolution of therapy experiences over time Value of regular check-ins for mental health Comparison of solo vs. group wellness activities Techniques for emotional processing and self-reflection Importance of "unloading" in therapy sessions ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group -- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
In this episode, Jeremy and Zach discuss the challenges of navigating conflicting information and beliefs, particularly in the areas of personal choices such as diet and lifestyle. They explore the idea of finding balance and being open-minded to different perspectives. The conversation touches on topics such as self-acceptance, the influence of marketing campaigns, the impact of dairy and processed foods on health, and the importance of paying attention to how our bodies feel. They also highlight the need to avoid extreme positions and embrace moderation. Topics Discussed Defining vegan and vegetarian diets The importance of protein and where to find it Marketing campaigns and their influence on dietary beliefs Questioning long-held beliefs and being open-minded Finding balance and avoiding dietary extremes The role of moderation and individual needs Evaluating nutrition claims and scientific studies Cultural differences in dietary habits and longevity The stress of adhering to rigid dietary teams The impact of processed foods and dairy on health Chapters 00:00 - Navigating Conflicting Information and Beliefs 00:38 - Questioning Marketing Campaigns and Cultural Norms 04:21 - The Challenge of Finding the Truth 09:03 - The Importance of Balance and Moderation ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
Nick Bracks, son of a well-known politician, opens up about his struggles with mental health and the pressure of living in the shadow of his father's success. He shares how his shyness and underlying mental health conditions were brought to the surface after a car crash that nearly killed him. Nick emphasizes the importance of vulnerability and opening up about one's struggles, especially for men. He also discusses the need to overcome the stories and voices that tell us we're not good enough. Nick's journey of self-discovery and growth serves as an inspiration for others facing similar challenges. Topics Discussed: Undiagnosed mental health issues during childhood and adolescence Impact of growing up in a politically prominent family The life-changing car accident and its aftermath The importance of taking small steps towards progress Overcoming fears and self-doubt through exposure therapy The role of vulnerability and seeking professional help Differentiating self-worth from external achievements Building mental resilience by facing challenges Shedding the stigma of mental health struggles for men Embracing vulnerability and opening up about personal battles Chapters 00:00 Opening: Introducing Mental Health Discussion 05:44 The Impact of Privilege and Comparison 09:30 The Power of Small Steps and Seeking Help 12:08 Importance of Vulnerability and Open Dialogue 23:13 Supporting Mental Health Through Podcasting ---- GUEST WEBSITE: https://nickbracks.com/  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
Ever feel like the pressure to constantly improve is suffocating? This podcast episode explores letting go and giving yourself a well-deserved break. We're all guilty of pushing ourselves too hard, causing burnout and stagnation. This episode resonates with anyone needing permission to take a breather and come back refreshed. Tune in to this hilarious yet insightful chat about embracing "fuck it" days - you might just rediscover your motivation. Topics Discussed: Learn to recognize when you need a mental health day Understand the benefits of occasionally saying "fuck it" Gain strategies to reset without derailing your progress Balancing progress with mental breaks Managing expectations and performance anxiety Intuitive eating vs strict tracking Pursuing passions despite limitations Navigating changing lifestyles and responsibilities Chapters 00:00 - Introduction and Choosing a Title 03:23 - The Power of Taking a 'Fuck It' Day 05:05 - Personal Experiences with 'Fuck It' Days 08:56 - Lowering Expectations and Outperforming 14:18 - Balancing Dietary Rules and Reduced Stress 16:08 - Finding Balance and Self-Care ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
What if you could sleep better, feel less chronic pain and reduce stress just by changing your sheets? Many modern ailments, including chronic inflammation, poor sleep, and persistent pain, could potentially be alleviated by reconnecting with the Earth's natural electrical charge through a practice known as grounding or earthing. These practices promise: Reduced inflammation throughout the body, alleviating conditions like joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Improved sleep quality, leading to increased energy levels and better recovery. Natural pain relief without the need for medication or invasive treatments. Discover how a simple and inexpensive change to your sleep environment could potentially transform your health and well-being by listening to this intriguing conversation. Get your Grounding Sheets and Grounding Mat today! Topics Discussed Grounding or earthing and its potential health benefits Disconnection from the Earth's natural electrical charge due to rubber-soled shoes Correlation between disconnection and rise in modern diseases Personal experience with grounding sheets and improved sleep, reduced inflammation, and pain relief Scientific explanation of how grounding works and reduces inflammation Debunking claims and skepticism surrounding grounding Placebo effect and its potential benefits Cost-effective ways to try grounding, such as buying from Alibaba Safety concerns and maintenance of grounding sheets Encouraging others to try grounding with an open mind Chapters 00:00 Discovering Grounding Sheets 03:39 Personal Experiences with Grounding Sheets 05:41 Exploring the Effects of Grounding 06:44 The Promise of Grounding 07:58 Debunking and the Placebo Effect 09:41 Continued Benefits and Conclusion ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
Have you ever pushed yourself too hard at the gym, only to end up injured and derailing your progress? This episode explores the importance of finding balance between challenging yourself and respecting your body's limits. It offers valuable insights for anyone striving to make progress in their fitness journey while avoiding setbacks caused by overexertion or ego-driven decisions. Learn how to identify when you're pushing too hard and when to dial it back Discover strategies for consistent progress without sacrificing your well-being Gain a healthier mindset towards fitness, focusing on longevity and sustainability Listen to this episode to gain a fresh perspective on balancing your fitness goals with self-awareness and avoiding the pitfalls of overexertion. Topics Discussed: Pushing yourself too hard at the gym and getting injured Importance of listening to your body's signals Finding the right balance between challenging yourself and respecting your limits The role of ego in fitness and its potential drawbacks Consistency and sustainability in fitness routines Maintaining a healthy mindset towards progress and setbacks Adapting your routine when faced with injuries or limitations The value of having a coach or guidance in fitness Fitness as a lifestyle rather than a temporary pursuit Preparing for unexpected physical demands in everyday life ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
Have you ever struggled to maintain healthy habits or fallen off track despite knowing what you should be doing? Many of us find it challenging to stick to positive routines like exercising, eating well, and managing stress, even when we understand the benefits. This episode explores the human side of that struggle and offers practical insights for getting back on track when life gets overwhelming. Listen to this candid conversation to reignite your motivation and learn practical tips for establishing lasting healthy habits, even when life gets chaotic. Topics Discussed: The importance of consistency in healthy habits Strategies for getting back on track after falling off routines The power of small, sustainable changes over time Finding the right support system and accountability The role of self-compassion in habit-building Balancing self-care with other life responsibilities The impact of stress and anxiety on healthy habits Overcoming the desire for quick fixes and optimizations The value of surrounding yourself with like-minded people A real-life example of transforming one's life through consistent effort ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Start your own podcast!    
Have you ever felt alone and struggled to make new friends as an adult? Making friends gets tougher after school and college when we no longer have that built-in social circle. This can lead to loneliness, especially for those working remotely or who have moved to a new area. In this episode you'll... Understand why adult friendships are challenging but possible Learn practical strategies to put yourself out there Gain confidence to initiate conversations and make new connections Listen now to discover actionable tips for making friends that stick, even if you're an introvert who struggles with small talk. Topics Discussed: Challenges of making friends as an adult Impact of remote work and COVID-19 on socializing Overcoming fear of being perceived as "weird" Finding people with shared interests/values Using childhood interests to rediscover your passions Initiating conversations without small talk Asking intentional questions to build rapport Putting yourself in situations to meet new people Embracing discomfort to facilitate growth Practical first steps to start making friends ---- GUEST WEBSITE: https://www.megandevito.com/  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Have you ever felt trapped in the darkness of depression, unable to escape the torture of your own mind? Many individuals struggle with mental health challenges, seeking relief from the overwhelming emotions and thoughts that consume them. This episode offers a powerful perspective on how engaging in physical activities like running can pave the way towards healing and recovery. In this episode we'll share the healing potential of exercise, particularly endurance activities that induce a flow state. Listen to this captivating episode to uncover the life-changing story of how one man's intuitive decision to run saved him from the depths of depression and suicidal thoughts. Bulleted List of 10 Topics Discussed Battling severe depression and the road to recovery The transformative power of running and endurance activities Finding solace and connection through shared experiences Overcoming stigma and giving voice to the unspeakable The role of nature and immersion in the present moment Building resilience and tolerating difficulty Developing a consistent exercise habit and listening to your body The importance of self-compassion and acknowledging personal pain Cultivating hope and faith in the human capacity for healing Seeking support and resources during times of crisis Note: This episode was originally published February 8th, 2022. ---- GUEST WEBSITE: https://runningisakindofdreaming.com/  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Are you struggling to find your true purpose in life and feeling lost or unfulfilled? Many people, especially men, find themselves feeling disconnected from their deeper sense of purpose and meaning, often focusing solely on external markers of success like careers and material possessions. This episode explores practical strategies to identify your authentic calling and create a vision for a life that aligns with your values and passions. In this episode episode we'll share practical ideas you can use to begin living a life that truly fulfills you. Topics Discussed: Finding purpose after major life transitions Using vision boards to tap into your heart's desires Creating a personalized "vision grid" with actionable steps Balancing the body, soul, and spirit in goal-setting Celebrating small wins and building momentum Overcoming self-doubt and limiting beliefs Journaling for self-reflection and emotional release The power of positive self-talk and mantras Navigating career changes and pivots Building a support system for accountability ---- GUEST WEBSITE: https://www.charlynne.com/  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
What if you could live in a constant state of gratitude and present awareness, instead of being stuck in the worries and regrets of the past or future? In this episode, Tony Berardo discusses his journey of personal growth and self-improvement. He emphasizes the importance of being self-aware and constantly striving to be better every day. He shares examples of how he identifies his weaknesses and works on them, both in his personal life and relationships. Tony also reflects on the unpredictability of life and the need to let go of control and embrace the present moment. In this conversation, Tony Berardo and Jeremy Grater discuss the importance of gratitude, physical fitness, and the impact of modern society on our health. They touch on topics such as the need for self-awareness, the benefits of physical activity, the decline in food quality, and the dangers of social media. Tony also talks about his podcast, Humanity and Hashtags, where he has objective conversations about wellness, productivity, and social media. Takeaways Strive to be better every day by identifying and working on your weaknesses. Focus on improving yourself and the other aspects of your life will naturally fall into place. Embrace the chaos and unpredictability of life, and find meaning in both positive and negative experiences. Let go of control and live in the present moment, appreciating what you have. Gratitude is important, but it's easy to go through the motions without truly feeling it. Physical activity, such as fitness training or plunging, can humble and ground us. The decline in food quality and the impact of pesticides and processed foods on our health is a major concern. Social media has contributed to a rise in mental health issues and a distorted sense of reality. ---- GUEST WEBSITE: http://www.theberardo.com  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Have you ever felt like your beliefs and habits around health and wellness were holding you back from truly enjoying life? Many of us struggle to find the right balance between discipline and indulgence when it comes to our well-being. This episode explores how questioning long-held beliefs can open up new possibilities for a happier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Gain insights into how different cultures approach food, alcohol, and overall well-being Learn strategies for challenging limiting beliefs and finding a healthier balance Discover the power of being present and embracing new experiences Listen to this thought-provoking conversation to uncover a fresh perspective on health, happiness, and living life to the fullest. Takeaways The food quality and eating habits in Italy are different from those in the Western world, and can contribute to better physical and mental well-being. Quitting alcohol for an extended period of time can help develop tools and techniques to manage emotions and feelings without relying on it. Reintroducing alcohol in moderation can be a personal choice, but it's important to set rules and be mindful of its role in social interactions. Finding a balance between structure and relaxation in routines can lead to a happier and healthier life. Incorporating elements from different cultures, such as food and lifestyle habits, can enhance overall well-being. ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Summary Have you ever wondered why you feel so groggy and tired after spending hours scrolling on your phone or laptop at night? The blue light emitted from our electronic devices and LED lights is disrupting our natural circadian rhythms, leading to sleep issues, increased disease risks, and other adverse health effects. This episode explores practical solutions to reduce blue light exposure and improve overall well-being. Listen now to this eye-opening conversation with The Light Doctor, Dr. Martin Moore-Ede and take the first step towards reclaiming your natural sleep-wake cycle and overall health. Takeaways LED lights emit blue light in the evening, which can disrupt our sleep, and immune system, and increase the risk of various health problems. Sunlight and outdoor exposure are crucial for our health, and spending time outside in the morning can have significant benefits. Blue blocking glasses can be effective in reducing the harmful effects of blue light, but it's important to choose glasses that block the right type of blue light. Daylight saving time and time zones can have negative effects on our health, and living on our natural sun cycle would be ideal. Simple solutions to mitigate the effects of artificial light include getting outside during the day, using zero-blue light bulbs at night, and avoiding exposure to blue light from screens. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and the Problem with LED Lights 06:47 The Harmful Effects of Blue Light 09:32 The Importance of Sunlight and Outdoor Exposure 10:40 The Damaging Effects of Staring at Smartphone Screens 11:45 The Health Benefits of Outdoor Light Exposure 12:53 The Effectiveness of Blue Blocking Glasses 15:00 The Impact of Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones 18:14 The Mental Health Impacts of Artificial Light 19:40 The Simple Solutions to Mitigate the Effects 22:01 The Convincing Evidence and the Need for Change 24:42 The Future of Healthy Lighting Solutions 26:13 The Importance of Testing and Finding the Right Lights 27:28 The Book 'The Light Doctor' and Where to Find It 28:35 Conclusion ---- GUEST WEBSITE: https://thelightdoctor.com/  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Summary: Have you ever felt trapped, struggling to break free from the patterns and beliefs that hold you back? In this insightful conversation, transformational teacher Kute Blackson offers a fresh perspective on the power of surrender – a practice that can unlock your true potential and help you live a more purposeful life. You'll gain a deeper understanding of your ego's conditioning, learn how to embrace the truth within yourself, and discover practical strategies to cultivate self-compassion, integrity, and alignment with your authentic self. Listen today to embark on a journey of self-discovery and learn how to harness the transformative power of surrender. What We Discuss with Kute: What Ego actually is and how to stop identifying with ego. How to balance advocacy and surrender. What surrender truly means. Why it is important to surrender and why it is so hard to do. The most important questions to ask yourself, in order to be free.  Note: This episode was originally published July 5th, 2022. ---- Guest Website ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Have you ever struggled to stick to your health and fitness goals when life gets chaotic? We all face times when our normal healthy routines get disrupted – by vacations, holidays, work demands or other life events. Often this leads to frustration, guilt and even depression when we “fall off the wagon”. In this episode you’ll learn tangible strategies to minimize the negative impacts of breaking routine, exactly how to prepare for planned downtime like vacations, and the incredible power of self-compassion when you inevitably veer off track. Listen to this episode today to pick up sustainable healthy living hacks for real life. Takeaways Breaking routine can have negative effects on mental and physical well-being. Flexibility and planning ahead are key to maintaining healthy habits in different situations. Creating friction between healthy and unhealthy choices can help make better decisions. Focusing on what truly matters and setting realistic expectations are important for finding balance. ---- GUEST WEBSITE: www.resultswithjoe.com  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Feeling stuck and unmotivated to make positive changes in your life? Learn how to build sustainable momentum instead of relying on fleeting motivation. Without the right mindset and approach, it’s easy to get derailed when trying to form new habits and achieve your goals. Our guest host, Joe Villegas shares simple frameworks for establishing routines, unlocking your purpose, and incrementally improving each day. Listen today to pick up practical strategies that you can start applying right away to make progress. Takeaways Motivation is fleeting, while inspiration and purpose are more sustainable. Discipline and daily rituals are key to maintaining motivation. Setting realistic goals and tying them to a greater purpose can provide long-term motivation. Small, incremental improvements can lead to significant progress over time. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction and Background 01:10 - The Importance of Motivation 03:04 - The Difference Between Motivation and Inspiration 04:18 - The Power of Inspiration 05:02 - Motivation vs. Purpose 05:53 - The Role of Discipline 06:07 - Setting Realistic Goals 07:08 - Tying Goals to a Greater Purpose 08:04 - Prioritizing Goals 09:03 - The Power of Example 09:27 - The Importance of Inspiration 10:05 - The Concept of 1% Improvement 14:27 - The Importance of Daily Rituals 15:02 - Quantifying Small Improvements 19:17 - Significant Emotional Events and Conditioning 20:43 - The Power of Simplicity 22:12 - Choosing the Right Discomfort 23:09 - Building Momentum 24:21 - Conclusion and Where to Learn More ---- GUEST WEBSITE: www.resultswithjoe.com  ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Summary: In this episode, Jeremy and Zach discuss Zach's prolonged illness and his decision to finally take antibiotics. Zach explains his reservations about antibiotics, including the potential for antibiotic resistance and the negative impact on the gut microbiome. He also shares his struggles with being unable to pursue his usual activities and the importance of gratitude and self-compassion during this time.   The conversation touches on the use of medication for various conditions and the need for caution and informed decision-making. The episode concludes with a humorous discussion about the potential side effects of antibiotics at Disney World.   Takeaways: Antibiotics should be used judiciously and only when necessary to avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics can have negative effects on the gut microbiome and may cause disruptions in the digestive system. Gratitude and self-compassion are important during times of illness and can help maintain a positive mindset. It is essential to consider the potential side effects and risks of medication before deciding to take it. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction and Zach's Illness 02:04 - Zach's Beef with Antibiotics 03:19 - The Side Effects of Antibiotics 04:01 - Zach's Struggles with Being Sick 05:24 - Gratitude and Self-Compassion 06:14 - Finding Good in the Bad 09:20 - Zach's Experience in Seattle 12:12 - Zach's Thoughts on Medication 13:31 - The Usefulness and Limitations of Antibiotics 14:59 - The Side Effects of Antibiotics ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
Summary Do you feel overwhelmed and extremely stressed at your job, desperately gasping for air at the end of each chaotic workday? If so, you can benefit from learning research-backed tools to establish healthier work habits, take back control of your schedule, and give your mind and body the breaks they desperately need. In this episode, we share our best practices for managing work stress, including re-prioritizing your to-do list, scheduling necessary breathers, and establishing reasonable communication expectations. Listen now to discover simple yet highly effective ways to tame work anxiety, prevent burnout, and transform your office experience. Takeaways Prioritizing tasks using the Eisenhower Matrix Taking regular breath breaks to stimulate your nervous system Establishing healthy communication rhythms and boundaries Using alarms and timers to enforce work/life balance The importance of movement and exercise during the workday Learning to manage unrealistic internal pressures and expectations ---- MORE FROM THE FIT MESS: Connect with us on Threads, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok Subscribe to The Fit Mess on Youtube Join our community in the Fit Mess Facebook group ---- LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Take control of how you’d like to feel with Apollo Neuro Explore the many benefits of cold therapy for your body with Nurecover Muse's Brain Sensing Headbands Improve Your Meditation Practice. Get started as a Certified Professional Life Coach! Get a Free One Year Supply of AG1 Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs Revamp your life with Bulletproof Coffee You Need a Budget helps you quickly get out of debt, and save money faster! Use Vibrant Blue Oils to improve the flow of energy through your body.  Start your own podcast!    
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