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Thanks for checking out Soulful Conversations with Frank and Sheila. On this podcast, Frank and Sheila provide relationship advice using their personal and relational experiences to delve into vulnerable, unfiltered conversations on life, love, sex, and wellness. All to help couples and singles seeking a better relationship experience.
 
Brad Kearns covers health, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record holder in Speedgolf, 2020 #1 ranked USA Masters track&field age 55-59 high jumper, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a ...
 
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We pick up the dialog after Dave’s interview of me where he asked me what the audience still doesn’t know about Brad Kearns. I stumbled to find an answer but as we continued talking I realized that I tend to be non-confrontational in life and on podcast interviews such that I might be giving my entire unfiltered opinion at all times. Dave makes a g…
 
(Breather) Last but certainly not least, MOFO Mission assignment #10 is perhaps the most compelling of them all: quit being a dick to your partner! Romantic relationships have quite a big effect on hormone levels, and the stress your body experiences because of dysfunctions in your relationship will suppress testosterone, and this can truly make or…
 
The tables are turned as Dave Rossi puts me through the ringer with some probing questions that are a refreshing departure from the typical interview questions about one’s life’s work or position on assorted topics of professional expertise. Dave does a great job extracting insights that the podcast audience has never heard before. Here are some hi…
 
In this episode, we discuss how Soulful Journaling can help you process life's events, reduce stress/anxiety and give you an opportunity to reflect upon your thoughts, feelings and emotions and move forward. Podcast References: Journaling for Men https://youtu.be/0SJ92XPPZpQ World Mental Health Day | Find a Way to take care #WithMe https://youtu.be…
 
Learning how to really slow down and reclaim the lost art of down time is not just something you do for fun and enjoyment, but something that actually greatly affects the state of your health. Yes, taking time to socialize or to take an after-dinner stroll, making your easy workouts easier, and integrating temperature therapy and foam rolling are a…
 
Get ready for a high energy guy who’s had an amazing journey from a Mr. Universe dream that took shape as a teenager in the deep backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, and came true all the way to his landing spot in the bodybuilding epicenter of Venice Beach, CA. Wade Lightheart pushed the limits of physical training, work ethic, and competitive inte…
 
One of the consequences of high-tech, modern life is that for the first time in history, we are constantly battling the effects of exposure to estrogenic compounds. While this is an emerging field of scientific study, you may want to be on the safe side, as we are dealing with an assortment of environmental estrogens from a variety of different sou…
 
Get ready for a hard hitting, straight shooting, fearless free-thinking fitness leader that will blow your mind and challenge you to rethink many of the basic notions of fitness, diet, and healthy living. Dr. John is a longtime innovator and thought leader in the biomedical fitness scene, having invented the globally popular OsteoStrong training de…
 
(Breather) The seventh step to becoming a badass MOFO is to work on overcoming non-stop digital stimulation and distraction, which can only be achieved by focusing, prioritizing, and powering down with unwavering discipline. It means implementing proactive daily rituals (like working out) before even glancing at a screen. This is especially importa…
 
Dr. Casey is a Stanford-trained head and neck surgeon who ditched a promising medical career to plunge into the world of functional medicine and healing disease by attacking the root cause of inflammation. You will love the story of her amazing journey of blending insights from genetic science to observe the shortcomings of western medicine as sick…
 
Challenging your body through a combination of brief, intense, strength training sessions and all-out sprints is this week’s next MOFO Mission assignment, as it will prompt a spike of testosterone and human growth hormone in your bloodstream, which leads to many wonderful adaptive, anti-aging benefits. Another great addition to your exercise regime…
 
Get ready for a powerhouse show with New York Times bestselling author and renowned behavioral and mindset expert John Assaraf! This guy brings his A-game for an hour of power that has the potential to change your life--if you are ready to receive the message that is. “I’m not in the convincing game,” John explains, but he is an internationally rec…
 
Isn’t it a relief to know that recent research suggests that increasing all forms of general everyday movement is more beneficial for your health than adhering to a devoted workout regimen? This means that instead of sweating it out at the gym doing the same old, super repetitive routine, you get to enjoy doing a nice variety of movements throughou…
 
Anna Pinkerton is a psychotherapist based in the UK who specializes in helping individuals and corporate groups overcome trauma, burnout and breakdown. This show starts out talking about the stresses of the traditional corporate workplace and how bad energy and dysfunctional communication can spread through an organization much like the pandemic vi…
 
Even the most health conscious people can benefit from a boost in health in the form of a supplement, and find they feel noticeably better once they’ve found a product that really works for their needs. In this episode, I’m breaking down exactly what makes MOFO such a powerful and effective supplement, and explaining why it’s so good at re-energizi…
 
“Life is all about stress and choices,” says investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney. He discovers how humans can wedge control over automatic physiological responses into the breaking point between stress and biology, so we can reclaim our evolutionary destiny. Today, he’s back on the show to discuss his new book, The Wedge (liste…
 
Assignment #2 of the MOFO Mission was Clean Up Your Act, and now we’re delving deeper into this concept with Assignment #3: Eat Ancestral Foods. Once you’ve ditched toxic food like grains, sugars, and industrial seed oils, it’s time to replace them with ancestral-approved foods and emphasize a nose-to-tail approach. Also consider incorporating supe…
 
Ashleigh is an all around ancestral living superstar, a longtime writer, editor, podcast hostess and muscle maven based in Canada. Enjoy this wide ranging conversation about many topics of interest! Regarding fitness goals, Ashleigh describes how she likes to get pretty good at something, then move on to a new challenge to keep things fresh and sti…
 
(Breather) Cleaning up your act requires you identify and then eliminate the things that no longer serve you, and these things could be anything from toxic foods to toxic substances to toxic relationships. It makes sense from a practical standpoint to start with your diet. If the big three toxic modern foods (grains, sugars, and refined industrial …
 
I was greatly inspired by Episode 1 of Luke Storey’s fantastic Life Stylist podcast as he took his listeners through his craaaazy life story with great honesty and vulnerability, and it made for such a riveting show right out of the gate. You know this dude is for real as he really goes there and holds nothing back, and he’s really been bringing hi…
 
Andre “Dr. Dre” Obradovic is a one-of-kind Australian national treasure and you will love his spicy, sporty positive disposition and no-nonsense approach to goal-setting, lifestyle optimization, and holding yourself accountable for both your attitude and behavior. In this lively show, we cover the benefits of micro-workouts and how to protect again…
 
(Breather) One great question from Mike about how to return to running after a long layoff opens up a great discussion on the topic of pacing yourself appropriately to avoid the all too common breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury that comes from following the prevailing “no pain, no gain” approach to fitness. The truth is that getting sore after…
 
Dr. John Gray will once again blow you away with a steady stream of life-changing relationship insights and distinct strategies to get things back on track when your relationship is feeling strained or downright broken. John lays the foundation for discussion by describing his “80/20” relationship principle. This means you should develop self-love …
 
(Breather) Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadersh…
 
Barb Garrison is a Career & Money Breakthrough Coach and “Job-You-Love” expert at Internal Groove, the company she founded 14 years ago. This is an interesting show about doing some deep reflection to discover your truth and taking action to pursue the highest expression of your talents while making an economic contribution. Barb is walking her tal…
 
In this episode, Frank and Sheila share five questions for starting a sharing soulful conversation. Whether you are a new couple or you’ve been a couple for years and years, these questions are perfect for starting interesting conversation. We usually use deep conversation as a last resort. We do this because they force us to sit with our feelings,…
 
(Breather) After learning how to strike a delicate balance between setting and pursuing meaningful tangible goals while adopting a healthy, process-oriented mindset, we cut to the chase with 5 tips that will help you quickly and efficiently reduce excess body fat. Well, it could be six tips with the first one being don’t get started down the slippe…
 
I catch up with a longtime mentor and godfather of fat-adapted endurance training, Dr. Phil Maffetone. We discuss the hot topic of “overfat,” which Phil says is “having excess body fat that impairs health and fitness.” Dr. Phil cites data that 91% of the global adult population can be classified as overfat, despite nearly half that percentage havin…
 
(Breather) Yes this title sounds familiar to the 2019 show titled, The Fatty Popcorn Boy Saga. I’m alternatively embarrassed but also pleased to report that I have succeeded with a focused effort of fat reduction, and have some insights about mindset and practical tips to share with you. The Part 1 show wrestles with the philosophical aspects of ta…
 
In this episode, Sheila shares some encouragement during her virtual meeting with the Creative Morning RVA family. During this difficult season of social distancing, economic upheaval, uncertainty, anxiety and panic regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, what would happen if you discovered something amazing about yourself? Your passion. Your purpose. Ins…
 
With the launch of my Male Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO), I present to all MOFO’s out there a comprehensive lifestyle plan to fight the battle against epidemic testosterone deficiency in hectic modern life. Did you know that the average American male testosterone level has declined at a rate of one percent per year since the 1980s! That’s…
 
(Breather) This Q&A breather episode exhibits great insights about evolving one’s approach over time from super competitive to enjoying the experience of nature and aging gracefully. Curly writes in about the dilemma of doing super fun endurance feats out in nature versus getting in the gym and doing strength sessions that deliver better hormonal a…
 
“Rinse, repeat, and live to fight another day.” These are the prophetic workouts that represent the cutting edge of athletic training and functional fitness. I catch up with former Los Angeles Lakers Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim DiFrancesco to discuss matters of great importance to weekend warriors everywhere: how to get the most out of your…
 
Breather: “Mindless positivity isn’t practical or helpful for most people,” Mark Manson writes in his first book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck. He is, as usual, right on with this observation. Realizing that, “our modern, and maddening, urge to always find happiness only serves to make us unhappier,” Manson communicates clearly and concisely…
 
What an incredible honor and memorable experience to connect with the worldwide #1 bestselling author Mark Manson, author of the runaway sensation The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*&k, which has now sold over 12 million copies worldwide and been translated into dozens of languages. Mark also wrote a brilliant follow up book called Everything is Fuck…
 
An interesting mix of questions gives an opportunity to sound off on important insights covered in previous shows. First, a cross country skier says hills and altitude causing elevated heart rates can require possibly more dietary carbs? I say find a way to slow down - same for me on the mountain bike! Gabrielle the super mum from Aussie land refer…
 
Get ready for a wild ride with the multi-faceted Dr. Anna Cabeca, author of an exciting new book, Keto Green 16 and also The Hormone Fix. Dr. Anna is an OBGYN with a deep interest in holistic health, alternative healing strategies, menopause, sexual health, and pulling yourself out of health destruction and accelerated aging with integrative strate…
 
(Breather) Enjoy more insights from Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work. In this episode, I discuss why attention is key to living a happy life, why you are the sum of what you focus on, and why you can find something positive in any and every situation ― even when you get into a massive blowout fight with a friend or family member! All the way back in 1…
 
Host Brad Kearns welcomes Luke Shanahan for the momentous occasion of unveiling the true identity of the bestselling book, The God Academy: A Master Class In The Power of Attraction, by Angelica Crystal Powers. ACP is in fact a pseudonym, and the true author of this Amazon.com classic is Luke himself! This book was written as a satire of the bestse…
 
(Breather) Deep Work is about building the mindset and habits to eliminate distraction and focus on producing high quality, meaningful work. This book was written by Cal Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University who has authored six self-improvement books. He also writes the Study Hacks blog, which is focused on academic and ca…
 
Dr. Ron returns to the show to focus on the topic on everyone’s minds these days, and provides an extremely compelling and fresh perspective about the true mechanisms for how the virus attacks the body and how you can greatly improve your chances of getting sick. In short, your aerobic condition and your body composition are directly associated wit…
 
I am so grateful that I’ve been able to connect with such a wide variety of interesting people through this show - to hear their stories, learn from their wisdom, and gain insight into experiences I never would have had access to. This show will encapsulate some of the best moments and lessons that have been featured on Get Over Yourself - from Dr.…
 
I catch up with the Fat Burning Man himself, Abel James. Abel has been a prominent voice in the ancestral health community for nearly a decade with his sensational Fat Burning Man podcast (check out my episode on Abel’s show!). Abel is a free-thinking guy who is not afraid to speak his mind and call out the BS in the diet or fitness scene. He descr…
 
Lately, I’ve gotten quite a few questions from listeners about the importance of factoring in your maximum aerobic heart rate minus your age when exercising. I’ve talked a lot about the benefits you receive from doing this practice, but what happens when you (accidentally) exceed that figure? Unfortunately, it can be all too easy to go over your id…
 
I welcome one of the most knowledgeable straight-shooting leaders in the health world, Dr. Cate Shanahan. Please enjoy her previous shows, Setting Things Straight, The Four Pillars of Health, and How To Become Cancer Proof! The occasion of her return visit is the publication of her long-awaited new book, The Fatburn Fix. In this show Cate will expl…
 
How much should you eat? Should you increase your carb intake? And if you’re eating six eggs for breakfast, but getting hunger pains by noon, then what is that a sign of? I cover all these questions and more in today’s breather episode dedicated to answering some awesome inquiries sent in from listeners. Most of the questions I’ll cover today cente…
 
Drew Manning burst onto the global fitness scene back in 2011 with his incredible “Fit to Fat to Fit” experiment, where he deliberately gained 75 pounds of fat in six months. A lifelong competitive athlete and chiseled personal trainer, Drew purposely let himself transition to obese and inactive in an effort to connect and empathize better with his…
 
We are back with another Q&A show! Today I’ll be answering some more questions sent in from listeners concerning sprint workouts, the MAF method of training, and finally, I’ll share how you can banish extra body fat - once and for all. First up is a question from Sheila, who wrote in wanting to learn more about my cure for plantar fasciitis. Sheila…
 
This show was syndicated on the Primal Blueprint podcast. The main man of primal living, the mayo king of Miami joins the podcast again for more reflections about his wild entrepreneurial journey and how to leverage the concept of Mental Flexibility to live long and live awesome. Mental Flexibility is one of the four pillars of longevity covered in…
 
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