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Roll On: No Shortcuts To Enlightenment

Roll On: No Shortcuts To Enlightenment

Update: 2020-12-17


Post-election thoughts. Managing stress and disagreement. Connecting to gratitude. Weekly wins. And, of course, listener questions. Welcome to another edition of Roll On.

Commanding co-host duties as always is my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.

Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:

  • What can be learned from the life + death of Zappos’ Tony Hsieh;
  • The unpredictability of happiness;
  • The antitrust campaign to break up the tech behemoths;
  • Rob Bell lessons on writing + self-love;
  • Our growing adoration of ‘Feels Good Man’; and
  • Celebrating grassroots environmental activism

In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • Is pursuing a more authentic life path an ego trip?
  • How can a person with low self-esteem and avoidance discomfort develop more intimacy?
  • Does endurance racing in your 50’s pose health risks?

Thank you to Joe from northern New York, Seth from Wisconsin, and Michael from Boulder, CO. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Peace + Plants,

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Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by  portraits by Ali Rogers and Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.

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Roll On: No Shortcuts To Enlightenment

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