The Stay Grounded Podcast
About This Show
Raj Jana is the Founder and Chief Brewing Officer at JavaPresse Coffee Company, a lifestyle brand on a mission to help people experience happier lives through the coffee they love. In the Stay Grounded Podcast, he interviews people from all walks of life to discuss happiness, success, fulfillment, and ways to infuse it all into daily life. Find out more at www.javapresse.com/podcast.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 12: Matt Kazam - Laughing at Death
6 days ago
“You are the best doctor for your body. You are the best therapist for your mind. You’ve just got to do the work.” Rewind the clock 4 ½ years and today’s guest was recovering from a heart attack. The cumulative effect of a lifetime on the stage had led to everything from diabetes to sleep apnea, to fertility problems, heart disease, and seriously high cholesterol. But there was something about facing death that shifted professional comedian, Matt Kazam’s perspective. He shocked him to realize that despite doing the work he was born to do, he was still unhappy. But in the face of his own mortality he became more open-minded. He didn’t want to die, he didn’t want to pump himself full of medication. Instead wanted to figure out a ‘real’ way to live a life of joy, health, and happiness. And it was this insight that transformed his life. “If you created a blueprint for unhappiness, it would be how western society lives its life.” In this episode, Matt shares how he went about undoing 45 years of living the wrong way. More than fixing his diet, Matt’s story is one of rewiring and re-booting. He attacked his problem from a place of logic and common sense and went back to the way we’re supposed to live our lives. With a day-to-day structured around rituals and routines that fill Matt with health, positivity and happiness, Matt’s story is an example of what’s possible when you take charge of your life. This is a guy who couldn’t tie his shoes - yet six months later he ran a half-marathon. This is a man who was infertile - but now he’s the inspirational dad to a beautiful three-year-old. This is an ‘u