How many of you experienced bullying in your childhood? How did that experience shape the person that you are today? Is self-love all that you need to get through difficult times?
In this episode of the Align Podcast, we get deep and personal with Justin Wren. From bullying to self-sabotage with addiction, we discuss the importance of learning self-love and how expressing kindness towards yourself and others is the key to healing.
We also get a very intimate insight into Justin’s darkest thoughts and moments and how he overcame them. Plus, a message is given to those going through dark times.
Justin Wren is a former heavyweight division fighter, holding an MMA record of 15-2. After overcoming depression and addiction, Justin took the decision to step away from MMA, seeking out a purpose and passion for his life. He then founded Fight For The Forgotten initiative, where he now fights for those who don’t have a voice.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-8255 to talk.
What we discuss:
02:26: Justin's relationship with his mom
05:30: What do martial arts teach you?
07:11: What makes a bully?
11:18: Justin's experience with bullying
24:50: Learning how to love yourself
29:17: Discussing suicide ideation and attempt: Justin's experience
01:08:44: How kindness can help you
01:17:47: Self-sabotage with addiction
01:22:58: A message for those going through dark times
01:34:10: More about the Fight for the Forgotten initiative
To learn more about Justin:
Instagram: @fightfortheforgotten / @thebigpygmy
Podcast: The Justin Wren Podcast