In this episode of the Align podcast, special guest Mike Wasilisin talks about the power of embracing pain. We chat about how everyone has the ability within them to achieve whatever it is they want to achieve and how everyone can live an unbelievable life that is free from pain. But in order to get there, we need to endure the pain, as it's a necessary part of growth, both physically and mentally. So instead of avoiding the pain, we need to steer towards it to live the life we want for ourselves.
Mike is the founder of MoveU, a step by step method for helping you develop positional presence, a state of whole-body symmetry where you’re constantly observing, and correcting your body’s position with your muscles to achieve balance and strength.
Prior to MoveU, Mike had a clinical practice that led him to work around the clock, with no room for a personal life. Realizing this isn’t the life he wanted for himself, he dedicated every free moment to building the life he truly wanted that allowed him to commit to his higher purpose: inspiring the world to transform pain into a powerful mind and body.
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In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with world-renowned boxer, Tony Jeffries. Tony was the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, 7 time national champion, and an undefeated professional boxer. Today, Tony remains active in the fitness industry, traveling the world as an international trainer, honing the skills of professional athletes, including UFC fighters, and sculpting the bodies of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
I believe Tony is the kindest, most open-hearted human, especially for being such a bad ass, and know you’re going to enjoy our grounded and authentic conversation on what it’s like to have an Olympic mindset. Tony gets vulnerable, sharing the mental struggles he faced, the mental shifts he needed to make, and the affect his mentality has on his life now. Tony believes mental preparation needs to come before all else, and claims the game completely changed once he made it his number one priority.
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In this episode of the Align podcast, I give you a step-by-step guide on how I prepare for every single one of my podcast interviews. Plus, I give you a full breakdown of all the equipment I use for recording.
No matter what kind of interview you are conducting, I believe it’s beyond important to follow the guidelines I share with you to make your guests feel comfortable, respected, and prepared to give you their best knowledge. Whether you’re podcast interviewing, or simply having a conversation, using these tactics will improve your communication skills and ensure you get the most out of the person you are speaking with.
If you have any questions on purchasing equipment, getting it set up, or on how I conduct my interviews, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
Continually breaking new ground in integrative and functional medicine, Ann Louise Gittleman is a top nutritionist who was years before current trends like Paleo and Keto. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition including diet, detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment.
Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (www.BeyondTrainingBook.com) Ben's articles, podcast and videos reach over a million unique views each month. Ben's blog and podcast are at www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com, every solution Ben recommends is at GetKion.com and Ben resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.
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Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is one of the world's leading microbiome researchers and the scientist who named the mycobiome, our body's fungal community. He lectures at many institutions globally, including the National Institutes of Health, on the microbiome and his breakthrough research on probiotics.
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Dr. Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s Department of Psychology and continues to do research on attention and cognition. Research methodology includes EEG, QEEG, and ERP. He has been practicing neurofeedback since 2003.
For more information on Dr. Hill or to inquire about Neurofeedback, visit The Peak Brain Institute
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Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell burst onto the MMA scene in 1998 during his UFC debut fight win against Noe Hernandez in UFC 17. His rise to UFC champion includes most notable TKO wins against Randy Couture (UFC 52 & 57), Tito Ortiz (UFC 47 & 66), Wanderlei Silva (UFC 79) and the KO win that catapulted him into UFC stardom at UFC 31 against Kevin Randleman. Chuck reigned as UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion for two years, defending his title five times.
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Whitney Miller is a relationship coach and co-host of the True Sex & Wild Love podcast. Whitney was also awarded the title of Miss Texas United States 2012, and subsequently Miss United States 2012, and also happens to be a professional wake surfer.
This conversation is quite vulnerable and was a pleasure to share, enjoy!
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Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.
Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop.
Brian Hoyer is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and is a certified Geobiologist trained by a pioneering naturopathic and environmental medicine clinic in Austria that’s been addressing EMF and geopathic stress since 1983.
Brian and his wife, Lindsey, built an EMF shielded tiny house in the summer of 2017. Brian travels all over the country doing EMF assessments, speaking at conferences and on podcasts, and helping families install shielding solutions. He doesn't always bring the tiny house with him. It's not really so tiny!
This conversation was recorded on my roof in Santa Monica, enjoy!
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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades and is presently running for President of The United States. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
Marianne was kind enough to record this live in LA (watch Youtube video) as she was passing through on her presidential campaign.
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Fortune Magazine reported that Alex Banayan is the world's youngest venture capitalist and he was ranked on Forbe's 30 Under 30 List. Alex is the author of the best selling book, The Third Door and is the youngest business author signed in the Crown Publishing Group's 80-year history.
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Emily Morse is a sex therapist, media personality and author. She is the host of the long-running podcast, Sex with Emily and host of Sex with Emily Live on Sirius XM’s Stars 109 weekdays from 5-7PM PST. She also hosted Loveline with Dr. Drew for three years, was the lead in the Bravo reality show Miss Advised, and is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan and Glamour to name a few. She wants you to be having better sex.
This conversation was recorded at the Sex with Emily studio in LA and was truly one of my favorites, enjoy!
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“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. Patrick McKeown
World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.
In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well being and fitness.
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Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and serial entrepreneur helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. This conversation goes deep into thought patterns, communication skills and nutritional therapy. It was recorded on the roof top of her gym in Colorado, enjoy!
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Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Oncology and Environmental Medicine. He is passionate about education, consciousness and empowerment and utilizes his social media (@doctor.g_) and podcast (heal thy self) to create consumer and industry changes. Doctor G. practices concierge medicine in Los Angeles along with being an avid speaker on cancer, environmental toxins and self development.
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Peter Crone is a thought leader in human potential and performance. He devotes his life to sharing insights and strategies to live an inspired life and thrive by awakening new levels of awareness. Peter helps redesign the subconscious mind that drives human behavior, performance, and ultimately all results. He has worked with entertainers, more than 200 professional athletes across multiple sports, as well as leaders of global organizations. Peter’s commitment is to sharing his pioneering perspective that inspires the realization of a new way of living… to go from a life of surviving to one of thriving.
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In 2011, Cavin sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, was comatose for 12 days. and given less than a 10% chance of recovery beyond a persistent vegetative state. After relearning to eat, walk, and talk, he began a journey to improve the standard model of neurorehabilitation.
This conversation was recorded in the mountains of Colorado under the rain, enjoy the soothing sounds...
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Amy Baldwin is a Sex and Relationship Coach (trained in the Somatica® Method), Certified Sex Educator, lead educator for Uberlube, as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from private sessions to how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats.
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Shaman Durek is a Los Angeles-based spiritual guide and gifted healer. As a Shaman, He acts as a mediator or “bridge” between the spiritual and physical planes, applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness, and healing into people’s lives.