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65 minutes | 3 months ago
#48: Carley Smith | The Fairy Gut Mother
Carley Smith (aka Fairy Gutmother) is a Nutritional Therapist, Certified GAPS Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher. After using nutrition to heal her own debilitating lyme disease, she decided to dive deep into the world of the microbiome and help others reclaim their digestive gut health. She is a wealth of information, so prepare to take some notes! Carley Smith | The Fairy Gut Mother Carley Smith, AKA Fairy Gutmother® is adamant about promoting the gut health lifestyle. More than a diet, it is rather a combination of food and environment that play a role in the health of the microbiome. A Nutritional Therapist, Certified GAPS Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher, Carley became interested in health and nutrition after being diagnosed with Lyme disease. She began using food as medicine, emphasizing gut digestive health. Becoming so empowered in the progress of healing solely based on diet, lifestyle changes, and gut health, she started her business, Fairy Gutmother®. In so doing, she could spread awareness around nutrition and help others. Carley Smith | The Fairy Gut Mother She has been a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show and is a frequent guest for Colorado’s Own Channel 2 News, and the popular iHeart Radio show Modern Eater. Her articles have been published in major worldwide publications including MindBodyGreen, Yoga + Life Magazine, and Paleo Magazine to name a few. Carley leads numerous workshops, public speaking events, and cooking demonstrations centered around the gut health lifestyle. She also enjoys yoga, fishing, hiking, golf, cooking, and spending time with family and her dog Marty. Carley is a wealth of information, so prepare to take some notes! You can view more on her website www.fairygutmother.com. I loved this conversation. Not only do we go deep on gut health, we also discuss bridging the gap between homeopathic and conventional medicine, and the immense power of a mindful eating practice. Enjoy! The MindMill Podcast on Youtube https://youtu.be/OJugHykEGtQ SHOWNOTES 1:14 Podcast begins 2:50 Carley’s story 4:30 All disease begins in the gut – so start there 5:40 Gut health isn’t just diet, but lifestyle also 6:50 Choosing conventional medicine or natural health 7:22 Gut health as supplemental care 9:30 Bridging conventional physicians and holistic approaches 11:50 Book – New Biology 12:55 Shift towards holistic inclusivity 15:00 How to understand your gut 15:50 Proteobacteria – lifestyle bacteria 16:25 Red flags of gut health 17:17 Gut basics: heal the gut lining and then repopulate your biome with healthy bacteria 19:10 Discipline and diet 21:15 Needing time for dietary self care 22:22 Method: eliminate processed foods, sugars, and artificial ingredients. Add nutrient-dense foods and probiotics 24:18 Need for fiber 25:20 Knowing cooking oils 26:50 Risk of prepared foods – knowing your ingredients 28:50 Kombucha and sugar 31:30 Too many probiotics – is there such a thing? 32:42 Probiotics vs. Prebiotics vs. Postbiotics 36:12 Insoluble fiber vs. soluble 38:10 How did we get to this point of poor gut health? 42:00 Role of moderation: 70/30 approach 43:00 How to make healthy food taste good 46:00 Dirty questions: colon hydrotherapy and fecal transplants 50:10 Acupuncture and gut health 52:30 Gut/brain connection 55:10 Mindfulness lifestyle: presence and intention 56:50 Prayer, intentional eating, mindset and their effects on the body 1:02:15 Conclusion Links: Social Media: Instagram/Facebook @fairygutmother Website: www.fairygutmother.com Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
68 minutes | 5 months ago
#47: Drew DeOrsey | Embodying Your 2.0 Self
Drew DeOrsey | Embodying Your 2.0 Self Drew DeOrsey is a holistic health and nutrition coach based in Denver. In 2019, he was voted the #1 men’s fitness instructor in Denver. Drew is also a certified weight loss hypnotherapist. Drew and Seth discuss the evolution of Drew’s career, the importance of working with a professional coach, and how tapping into your subconscious self facilitates massive and impactful life changes. Voted Number 1 men’s fitness instructor in Denver, Drew Dorsey joins us today. He is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach. In 2019, he was voted the number 1 men’s fitness instructor in Denver. And he is also a Certified Weight Loss Hypnotherapist. He is one of the most driven and empowered individuals I’ve ever known. His positivity is infectious. He leads by example and is always searching for new ways to hone his body and mind. And welcome back to another episode of the MindMill Podcast. I have to say, it’s so fulfilling to be back on the show. It feels like a fresh start. And mostly, I love sharing these topics and guests with you. I relish open discussions and connections with fascinating people. And on that note, please send me feedback about what topics you would like to hear discussed on the show, who you would like me to chat with. Addressing the Social Dilemma with Open Discussion. I just recently watched the Social Dilemma documentary. We are surrendering our uniqueness and free-will for click bate and fleeting dopamine hits. As much as it feels like we are destined to continue down this path of distraction and divide, I also found some silver linings. The film highlights that we are losing the ability to have open discussion with each other. Seeing how that is the foundation of this show, I feel empowered to continue producing the Mindmill. I love being back, healthy, and presenting this new episode with Drew to you today. I’ve known Drew since he moved to Colorado and started teaching at a local gym. Over the years, we’ve become great friends. However, after I got sick, Drew became like a brother to me. He hosted a fundraising event on my behalf, came and visited me at the Mayo clinic, and guided me through weekly cyber hypnosis sessions to keep my mind and soul strong through the darkest points of my illness. After our interview, we recorded a short hypnosis session together. I included the session at the end of the show, so stick around! I’ve witnessed Drew grow in incredible ways in the years we’ve known each other. I’m so grateful for Drew, and am happy to share this conversation with him on the Mindmill. Enjoy! The MindMill Podcast on Youtube https://youtu.be/LtMBixaVKi0 SHOWNOTES :30 Seth talks The Social Dilemma Documentary and the loss of discourse, reinforcing the mission of the The MindMill 1:00 Seth introduces guest Drew DeOrsey 2:05 Interview begins 3:10 Drew leads a brief intentional meditation 4:45 Reflections on the meditation 5:10 Drew’s story is illuminated through presence 6:15 The hero’s origin: Drew’s story unfolds 8:15 Inspiration: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 10:22 How leadership inspired Drew’s evolution towards authenticity and spirituality 12:45 Shedding layers to expand into the infinite 14:25 As related to routine, discipline, and effortlessness 16:30 Discipline vs. effortlessness 17:10 Self-belief in a state of being sheds the stresses of a state of doing 19:30 The 2.0 version of self and Drew’s guidance in its visualization technique 25:30 Drew’s success under guidance of a life coach 28:30 Internal shift in attitude and behavior affects the external 30:45 Relating to a life coach 37:00 Drew’s journey towards nutrition and its relation to overall health and a unique diet 43:00 Tools for Maintaining deadlines during a pandemic: Jocko Willink’s Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual; Headspace App; Breathwrk App; A tip from Aubrey Marcus 49:15 Tapping into subconscious healing and change 54:45 Drew’s recommendations for a kickstart 57:40 Guided Meditation to embody the 2.0 self Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/drewdeorsey/ https://linktr.ee/DrewDeOrsey https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjz5M9CKIlmX7V1oMWLJjUA Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
62 minutes | 6 months ago
#46: The Return of the Mindmill Podcast | Featuring Yoshua Greenfield
Seth returns to the Mindmill Podcast with special guest Yoshua Greenfield. In the rocky mountains outside of Boulder Colorado, Seth and Yoshua discuss Seth’s battle with Cancer, reconnecting with nature through a barefoot lifestyle, and living your best life during a global pandemic. The Return of the Mindmill Podcast | Featuring Yoshua Greenfield Back on the MindMill I am so incredibly excited to be back on the Mindmill Podcast. It feels so good to be healthy again, reunited with my friends and family, and to be back on the mic to share my first podcast episode in over a year! For those of you who weren’t aware, in August 2019 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It’s amazing how quickly life gets turned upside down. On Saturday I hosted a pool party. Sunday I went out to dinner to celebrate a birthday. Monday I went to the hospital with stomach pains. And by the end of that week, I had been diagnosed and my mom had flown out to take care of me in the hospital. Thus started a journey of tests, scans, scopes, meds, infusions, fear, pain, depression, loneliness, slow recovery, and eventually a connection to loved ones and an appreciation of life I never knew possible. I will never be able to verbalize it all. Just know that my heart is full of gratitude for all of you who donated, prayed, sent gifts, visited, called, wrote songs, and supported me and my family through this chapter. The Return of the Mindmill Podcast | Featuring Yoshua Greenfield There is much I could say about my journey with cancer: so many incredible gestures by loved ones, so many medical professionals to whom I owe my life, so many moments of despair as well as beauty and joy. I will never be able to verbalize it all. Just know that my heart is full of gratitude for all of you who donated, prayed, sent gifts, visited, called, wrote songs, and supported me and my family through this chapter. Rebuilding Normal in Connection with Nature Since my return home from the Mayo Clinic in March, I have been continuing medical treatments, rebuilding my body, and readjusting to “normal” life, whatever the hell that is. The Return of the Mindmill Podcast | Featuring Yoshua Greenfield I’ve also been spending a lot of time in nature and in music, which brings me to introduce this podcast. My good friend and former mindmill guest Joshua Greenfield (Yoshua) has been a pillar of support for me through my sickness. He has also been through a massively transitional year himself. We got together outside of Boulder Colorado for a barefoot hike and a nature inspired conversation. I wanted my return to the Mindmill to be an open dialogue with a close friend. And so in this episode, we discuss each other’s journeys, how we are both adapting to a COVID lifestyle, finding yourself through nature, and the future of the Mindmill and Yashua’s movement “You Enjoy Life”. I encourage you to go back and listen to Yoshua’s previous mindmill episode. But for now I hope you enjoy the return of the mindmill podcast. The MindMill Podcast on YouTube https://youtu.be/vq9dEsCqGvo SHOWNOTES :08 Intro 2:22 Interview Begins 3:14 Recap the year 5:00 Set and Setting – Sacred cliffs of Green Mountain 7:20 What is cancer? 8:45 Importance of choosing How we relate to experience 11:30 Finding opportunities of awareness and appreciation in the midst of challenges 14:00 Fear and vulnerability in relationship dynamics 16:00 Importance of honesty with Self and how this affects our relations to others and the world around us 19:30 Adjusting lifestyle after the initial covid shock 21:15 Covid world as a reaffirmation of lessons within Joshua’s life 24:45 Stripping away fear to gain freedom 25:45 How mental constructs can limit agency in the world 29:00 Barefoot lifestyle – the detriments of comforts vs. the rewards of pain and struggle 32:00 Importance of choosing How we relate to experience 34:30 By embracing an acceptance of surroundings and shedding limiting constructs, we gain recognition of opportunities and empowerment 36:15 Your poison is your medicine – finding Self and lessons within challenges and injuries 38:45 Look out for outlook – how your perceptions affect surroundings – Is that woo woo? 41:15 Music’s connection to experience 44:30 Relationship with Self and how that impacts engagement with others 49:45 Your gift is meant to be shared – for the world around you and for yourself 52:30 Authenticity is alignment 52:45 Success to facilitate opportunities and authenticity 56:00 Money is not the end goal. Success is in happiness and abundant time 57:00 Joshua’s conclusion – you enjoy life 58:15 Seth’s gratitude for reconnecting with The MindMill OTHER MINDMILL EPISODES REFERENCED JOSHUA GREENFIELD | SOUND HEALING, MUSICAL ECSTASY, & GOOD VIBRATIONS Yoshua Greenfield is a vibrational healer, professional musician, and teacher of mindful cooking. He is on a mission to teach the world how to tap into their own ability to heal themselves through music. Check out Yoshua’s YouTube channel, You Enjoy Life https://youtu.be/D8BFVfJbWGg Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/youenjoylife/ https://www.instagram.com/brothersgreen/ https://www.patreon.com/YouEnjoyLife?fan_landing=true A MASSIVE THANKS TO: All my friends, family, and community, and all of you who donated, prayed, sent gifts, visited, called, wrote songs, and supported me and my family through this chapter. Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. 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46 minutes | 2 years ago
#44: Eben Pagan | Coaching a New Generation of Online Entrepreneurs
Eben Pagan on the MindMill Podcast Eben Pagan is a well-known entrepreneur teacher and technology investor. He’s launched and invested in many companies, selling over 100 million dollars of products and services in the process. He’s devoted the past years of his life to the study of opportunity and creating trainings that teach entrepreneurs all his best strategies and techniques for business, marketing, and wealth creation. Eben Pagan on the MindMill Podcast Today’s episode is with Eben Pagan, business and lifestyle coach for online entrepreneurs. Like many coaches, Eben first found success in his own business. After writing his first e-book, Eben grew his company to a multi-million dollar business with over 75 employees, completely online. He has since shifted his focus to teaching others the tools he developed for success, and offers an array of different programs. While Eben’s courses are primarily focused on business, he teaches that mindset and lifestyle are directly connected to success. Eben is a fascinating human, and I absolutely loved hearing about the systems and routines he has curated for his optimal life. We kick off todays episode with a discussion about the Burning Man festival; how it changed his life, how it inspires him every year, and why he believes it is a glimpse into the future of human civilization. We then dive into his daily routines, and how he maximizes his day for productivity, connection, learning, and joy. Eben is constantly trialing new ways to improve upon his routines, including calculated breaktimes, the best body state for reading, and the perfect superfood smoothie. All this, and much much more with Eben Pagan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqxiREmm4w&feature=youtu.be CONTACT EBEN PAGAN Eben Pagan Training Website Eben’s Newest Book – Opportunity: How to Win in Business and Create a Life You Love Bio Hello! I’m Eben Pagan. I got my start in business over 10 years ago after my best friend showed me how successful he was selling information products online. I can still remember locking myself in my bedroom for three straight weeks to write my first ebook. When I finally finished writing the book, I put it online and went to bed.I woke up the next morning and couldn’t believe what I saw… I had my first sale. It was only one sale, but more sales came in over the next few days and that’s when I knew I was on to something…I kept growing my company and after a few years, my little ebook quickly turned into a multi-million dollar a year virtual business employing 75 people around the world. That’s when I started getting emails from people asking me for business and marketing advice to teach them how to be successful starting and launching their own businesses using my techniques and formulas. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some amazing people like Tony Robbins and Sir Richard Branson. I’ve devoted several years of my life to create trainings that teach entrepreneurs all my best strategies and techniques for business, marketing and wealth creation and you can find it all here at Eben Pagan Training. Show Notes :08 Intro :40 The MindMill Booklet – Available here 2:00 Seth opens the podcast, the third in a series on Habit Hackers (https://www.habithackers.co/) 3:10 Seth intros Eben Pagan 4:48 Eben talks about the art at Burning Man 5:36 Seth asks for recommendations for Burning Man 6:04 Eben talks about the community of Burning Man 7:38 Seth talks about applying new experiences to your daily life 8:28 Eben talks about visionary culture becoming mainstream 8:55 Seth asks about companies going to Burning Man 9:13 Eben talks about growth 11:35 Seth psychedelic medicines ( https://themindmill.com/ayahuasca/ ) 12:16 Is Burning Man too big? 14:18 Eben talks about how Burning Man is the most important cultural event in this moment 16:00 Eben Camp Mystic at Burning Man 16:13 Seth asks about how Ebens business coaching started 16:34 Eben talked about before his started business 17:46 Eben selling E-books 18:23 Eben talks about starting Altitude entrepreneur program (https://ebenpagantraining.com/product/altitude/) 19:43 Eben constantly changing 19:55 Seth asks about Ebens morning routine 20:39 How Ebens routine changed after having a kid 21:55 Seth ask Ebens daughters routine 22:09 Eben talks about how we are creatures of habit 24:04 Seth about applying mindfulness for the younger generation 25:02 Eben’s new course Super Habits 27:27 Daniel Pink new book “When” 28:10 Seth talks about how he shifted his day 29:00 Seth talks about the Wim Hof breathing technique 29:46 Seth asks about early disciplines 29:56 Eben talks about the importance of learning 31:38 Seth talks about how music has helped him 32:32 Eben is working on optimization habits 35:41 Ideal leaning state 36:37 Eben is building a video studio 37:50 Seths concern with falling asleep 38:10 Eben on listening to your body 38:40 Seth asks about ineffective habits 38:47 Eben on arguing 40:00 Last questions 40:12 Routine vs spontaneity 41:36 Eben ideal life designer 44:36 Finding balance 45:40 Outro Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! 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38 minutes | 2 years ago
#43: Emily Schromm | Powerlifting, Super Nutrition, and the Routines of a Serial Entrepreneur
Emily Schromm on the MindMill Podcast Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, nutritional therapy practitioner, and serial entrepreneur; helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. Her passion, patience, and positivity have blossomed five successful wellness companies. Emily Schromm on the MindMill Podcast Today’s episode is with Emily Schromm. Emily is a personal trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and serial entrepreneur helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. Running online programs at emilyschromm.com, her other ventures include her backpack-turned-weight-training invention, the EmPack, her podcast (Meathead Hippie), an herbal tea line, ELEMENT TEA, and her newest venture: A 24/7 access STRENGTH GYM right in RiNO, Denver… Platform Strength. Emily’s story is out of this world. A testament as to where a positive and determined attitude can direct your life. Her career spring-boarded following an appearance on an MTV Challenge. She harnessed that momentum to build a personal brand, multiple successful companies, and a platform where she leads a community focused on mental and physical wellness. She is one of the busiest humans I’ve met, and I was so glad to share some time to hear her story. In this episode, we discuss daily routines, the power of team building and trust, having the courage to leap for your success, and the future of wellness in our global community. A Quick Note A quick note before we start the show. This episode almost didn’t make it! Any musician or podcaster can tell you about the nightmare of data loss. Without going into details, I had to go above and beyond to recover this episodes audio. Unfortunately the last 30 seconds of the interview were lost. I apologize for the abrupt ending. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_RLBDAjxLw&feature=youtu.be CONTACT EMILY SCHROMM https://www.emilyschromm.com/ Instagram : @emilyschromm A catch all for all the things Emily is doing. The EmPack: The FIRST & ONLY backpack designed to serve as a weight training pack with patent-pending straps and by using water as weight. https://theempack.com/ Element Teas: These teas came out of a passion for what mother nature is capable of, and how powerful our own bodies can be when supported. https://herbalelement.com/ The Body Awareness Project: An educational course with a box of essentials to begin your own journey of healing. Part 1: Skin and Acne. Part 2: Adrenal Repair https://www.thebodyawarenessproject.com/ Platform Strength: Strength & Conditioning Hybrid Gym. All day, every day. Online and in RINO, Denver. https://www.platformstrength.com/ Meathead Hippie Podcast: Deadlifts and squats meets the cycle of the moon. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to Em’s award winning podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meathead-hippie/id1212711812?mt=2 BIO Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and serial entrepreneur helping others empower themselves by way of food and movement. Running online programs at emilyschromm.com, her other ventures include her backpack-turned-weight-training invention, the EmPack, her podcast, Meathead Hippie, an herbal tea line, ELEMENT TEA, and her newest venture: A 24/7 access STRENGTH GYM right in RiNO, Denver… Platform Strength. Show Notes :08 intro 0:40 Seth talks about The MindMill booklet 2:01 Seth opens the podcast, the second in a series on habit hackers (https://www.habithackers.co/) 3:12 Seth intros Emily Schromm 4:20 Data loss addressed 4:38 Seth talks about scheduling difficulties 5:04 Emily talks about how busy she is and doesn’t have much time to sit a talk with people even thought she wants to 5:37 Emily talks about how often we do what makes feel like ourselves 6:40 Seth talks about balance of work and what fuels us 7:02 Emily talks about running a business complicates your vision 8:22 Seth asks about whats she is excited about 8:45 Emily talks about how she loves solving problems 9:03 Emily tells us about what she was going to do before becoming a businesswoman 10:04 Emily gives an example of how she helps better themselves 10:56 Seth recaps how Emily is different then other business people 11:34 Emily on authenticity for the consumer 13:26 Seth asks balancing pacince 13:40 Emily’s end of day reflection 15:09 Seth asks about how Emily perps for the day 15:58 Emily’s relationship with emails 17:30 The mountains is mental sanity 17:40 Seth’s start to a day 18:16 Tarot cards 19:30 Changing your mindset to view the situation differently 20:14 Ego getting in the way of purpose 21:41 Seth on spirituality 22:53 Emily on mindfulness 23:40 Seth talks about balance 23:54 Emily on balance and burnout 25:24 Seth talks about crashing at the end of week 26:04 Emily phases of an entrepreneur 27:31 Seth brings up journaling 27:41 Emily talks about Gretchen Rubin 28:37 Emily on journaling that works for her 30:34 Seth and Emily talk personalities 31:10 Emily on feeling crazy and finding tools to help people 32:52 Seth on core meaning 33:33 Endless compassion to love 34:31 Final questions 34:50 Emily on balancing five companies 36:50 Outro Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! 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72 minutes | 2 years ago
#42: Kaila Mullady | The Habits of a Beat-Boxing World Champion
Kaila Mullady on the MindMill Podcast Kaila Mullady is a competitive beat-boxing world champion, advocate, and educator. She credits the accomplishments in her craft to ritualized systems, positive mindset, and healthy habit building. Kaila Mullady on the MindMill Podcast Today’s episode is with one of the presenters at the Habit Hackers conference. Beat-boxing world champion, Kaila Mullady. Kaila has been in beat boxing for over a decade. She is a leader, teacher, and advocate of the craft all over the world. Kaila has always been talented, but credits her success in competition to her mindset, and her commitment to daily habits. We discuss these habits, and their origin. Starting with breathing practices to warm up for beatboxing, Kaila discovered the how ritual and routines can prime the body and mind for success. She is now a dedicated journaler, habit tracker, and meditator. Kaila and her parter Mark Martin form Lighship Beatbox, sharing their gift and passion to empower all ages in creative expression. Kaila Mullady on the MindMill Podcast Their presentation at habit Hackers floored me, both as a fellow musician and participant. The blend of entertainment and self-expression, coupled with education and habit awareness facilitates a learning experience like no other. Kaila and I got right into this episode. She and i got lost in travel stories before realizing we had an interview to conduct. Kaila’s energy is palpable, she carries so much passion for her craft. We decided to have jam session after the interview and Im so glad we recorded it. i’ve included a bit of our “bass & drums” session following the interview. So stick around, I hope you enjoy this episode with Kaila Mullady. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNG-DupuRQ4&feature=youtu.be SHOWNOTES CONTACT KAILA MULLADY Kaila’s Website : https://www.kailamullady.com Kaila’s Instagram : @kailamullady Lightship Beatbox’s Website : http://www.lightshipbeatbox.com Lightship’s instagram : @lightshipbeatbox BIO Kaila Mullady on the MindMill Podcast Kaila Mullady is the 2015 & 2018 World Beatbox Champion, the 2014 American Vice Beatbox Champion, 3x Loop Station Champion and 3x Beatrhyme Champion. She was the first woman to ever beat a man on a National Level in the North American Battle League. Kaila performs all over the world infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of. One of the most fulfilling parts of Kaila’s career has been traveling the world teaching workshops promoting expression and leadership through music. Her work using beatboxing as a tool for speech therapy led to a partnership with New York University where a class was explicitly designed to build tools in the classroom for blind students based off of her curriculum. Giving back to communities is an integral part of Kaila’s creative process which motivated her to take over producing the American Beatbox Championships and Mexican Beatbox Championships which are the most significant platforms for Beatboxers in North America. With her influence, North America has now become the only continent in the world that does not segregate men and women from competing against each other. Kaila has traveled the world speaking at schools with the purpose of inspiring the youth to find the power of their voice, stand up for what they believe in and learn how to hold constructive discussions about hard issues like racism, sexism, bullying and more. From elementary school assemblies to college presentations she has been thrilled to have her message reach many people all around the world. Whether on stage in front of beatbox fans, in an auditorium speaking to students, or helping staff training at a corporate event, Kaila has seen the benefits of beatboxing and how it allows people to open up, work together and build listening skills, no matter what their musical skill level is. Kaila believes beatboxing is the perfect vehicle to allow audiences to come out of their shell and build confidence in their voice. Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
46 minutes | 2 years ago
#41: Eric Hinman | Lifestyle Design for Health, Wealth, Adventure, and Connection
Eric Hinman on the MindMill Podcast Eric Hinman is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Semi-retired at 34, Eric now focuses on his lifestyle brand, influencing thousands in powerlifting, adventurous travel, and mental/physical recovery. Today we are with Eric Hinman, a serial entrepreneur turned health and adventure influencer. I love me some routine and discipline, and Eric’s lifestyle is on a whole other level. He has crafted his days around intense training, optimal nutrition, community connection, time in nature, and maximized recovery. All the while documenting his life and inspiring his online community. Eric Hinman on the MindMill Podcast In this interview, Eric and I dig deep into his daily routine, how he balances discipline and spontaneity, our shared love of cold therapy for recovery, and how to share your authentic awesomeness with the world. So many topics, so little time… Eric Hinman. Eric Hinman on the MindMill Podcast https://youtu.be/PlSxXKlegcc SHOWNOTES CONTACT ERIC HINMAN https://www.erichinman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/erichinman/ BIO Based in Denver, Eric is a content creator and social media influencer, sponsored by dozens of consumer brands. Some of Eric’s partners include Vita Coco, Vital Proteins, Revere, Trusii, Optimum Nutrition, Rockin’ Protein, Waiakea, Saucony, STR/KE MVMNT, The Go Life, Rise Bars, YumButter, and Snow Monkey. Eric is also a health + wellness, tech, and hospitality entrepreneur / angel investor. Eric is the co-founder of Original Grain, a multi-unit, healthy-fast-casual restaurant, XO Taco, a trendy-Mexican restaurant in Syracuse, NY, and Urban Life Athletics, a fitness facility in Syracuse, NY. Eric is a contributor and partner at Fellow Gent, an aspirational new media company for wellness-minded men. Championing innovative disruptors in the fitness/wellness space, Eric’s portfolio of angel investments include brands such as Ten Thousand, WellWell, Fitner Technologies, and Swerve. Eric is also an investor in Verlaine, an acclaimed restaurant in West Hollywood. Eric’s Daily Routine This is my typical day / routine when I’m home in Denver, Colorado. Having some structure to your day is so important to success. First, you must find the people, places, and things that bring you joy, and fill your being with positive energy. 6:45am — Wake up I wake up around 6:45am (I don’t set an alarm). I rarely schedule anything before 8am. Upon waking, I drink 20 ounces of cold water, and brew 16 ounces of Eleva Coffee in my Technivorm Pour Over Coffee Machine. I then blend 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer in my Blendtec blender. I take two Go Life Pills (promo code: GOERIC20) and two Trusii Tablets — (promo code: EHINMAN FOR 30% off). I then make a smoothie bowl using REVERE plant-based protein powder (promo code: PeSaleEH for 20% off), 2 handfuls of spinach, half a banana, two tablespoons cacao nibs, 1 1/2 cup Elmhurst cashew milk, Golden Root turmeric powder, ginger powder, ice. If I don’t have a coffee meeting, I work from 8am — 9:30am, answering messages, and posting on social media. 3–4 days / week, I meet someone for coffee — generally someone new. This might be a contact from social media, someone I was introduced to, or catching up with a like-minded person. I make a conscious effort to meet several new people every day. 10am — 12pm — Workout 1 (5 days / week — Thursday + Sunday, I typically stay out of the gym) Olympic Lifting / Gymnastics / Crossfit Metcons — I follow Hybrid Performance Method for strength training + gymnastics. 12:30pm — Lunch 2 scrambled eggs, kale, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, bacon bits, raisins, apple slivers, pecans, white balsamic dressing 2–4 giant glasses of water 8 ounces of coffee with a little steamed oat milk 2:30pm — 4:30pm — Workout 2 (7 days / week) Aerobic Conditioning — running, hiking, mtn biking, or body weight interval training — keeping my avg hr around 130 beats per minute. I like to vary this — 3–4 days of mtn biking. 2–3 days of hiking / trail running. 2 days road running — on pavement. Rock climbing occasionally — for mental toughness! Take two Trusii tablets — post workout with 6 ounces of water 1 Vita Coco coconut water 6:30pm — Recovery (every day I do this!) 50 minute infrared sauna session 156 degrees 30 minutes alternating between a hot tub (104 degrees) + cold tub (52 degrees) — 5 minutes in each 2–4 giant glasses of water 8:30pm — Dinner Out Usually a big Salad — Kale, Walnuts, Feta Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Pesto, Chicken or Ground Beef, side of Plantains 2–4 giant glasses of water 10pm — Pre-bed Snack 1 Luna Melotonin Pills (2.5mg) 2–4 tablespoons of homemade organic almond or organic cashew butter 1 teaspoon of raw honey Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
52 minutes | 2 years ago
#40: Julie Penner | People over Product, Process, and Profit
Julie Penner on the MindMill Podcast Julie Penner is the former director of the famed Techstars business accelerator program. She has worked with hundreds of diverse companies; challenging, empowering, and propelling them into new arenas of success. Julie now works as COO of Halp. This episode is with Julie Penner (@soulofstartups), former director of the famed Techstars business accelerator program in Boulder Colorado. She has worked with hundreds of diverse companies; challenging, empowering, exposing, and propelling them into new arenas of success. Despite the endless metrics and data-points of analysis, Julie maintains that its always human development that governs the success of a company. The Techstars accelerator has expanded to over a hundred global programs, but started in Boulder. There are few people who have the collective knowledge and experience Julie possesses. Julie now works as COO of Halp. Julie is one of those people who I immediately felt connected to. She has incredibly demanding schedules and responsibilities, yet I have never had an interaction with her where she has come off rushed, uninterested, or not present. This interview was much different than i expected. I had prepared a series of analytical questions surrounding startups, founders, and processes. While we touch on these topics, the resounding theme of our conversation is on intentional self-growth and genuine connection. We discuss the emotional challenges that founders face, embracing humanity to propel teams, the power of self-reflection, and strength through vulnerability. We also touch on intentional ways to celebrate holidays, the Burning Man festival , and the Danish lifestyle of Hygge. Julie is a fantastic individual, i learn so much from her every time we speak. Im proud to share this conversation with Julie Penner on the MindMill podcast. https://youtu.be/HVULp7oG0Dw SHOWNOTES ABOUT JULIE PENNER BIO From Linked in I am currently the COO at Halp. Before Halp, I worked as Director at Techstars Boulder, investing and working with 60+ early-stage companies. Prior to Techstars, I worked as VP of Operations for Graphicly, an automated ebooks conversion and distribution platform. I managed a team of eight employees and contractors. My responsibilities included process improvement, weekly cash management and forecasting, contract management and negotiation, metrics tracking, HR and other non-product/sales functions. Prior to that, I worked as a corporate development analyst at Liberty Media. My work involved industry and company-specific research, strategy development, technology trend tracking, and valuation support. I graduated with an JD/MBA from University of Colorado focusing on entrepreneurship and technology in both the law school and the business school, graduating top third in my class with an entrepreneurial law certificate. Prior work also includes internships at SRS, a company that manages escrows and holdbacks in VC-backed M&A deals, Lijit (now Sovrn), a Boulder-based VC-backed startup and interning at the CU Tech Transfer Office. I also worked at Zeo, a Boston-based VC-backed startup that developed a consumer product. Specialties: consumer web, ebooks, eCommerce, strategy, social media, digital media, social commerce, entrepreneurship, start-ups, broadband, financial modeling, valuation analysis, market analysis. CONTACT JULIE Linked InEmailHalp WebsiteInstagram THE FEELING WHEEL Full Transcript Julie Penner | People over Product, Process, and Profit Intro: Welcome to the MindMill Podcast, where host, Seth Marcus dissect and discusses all things impacting young adults. Peers, mentors and professional share intimate conversations on subjects such as entrepreneurship, exercise and health, music and art, the blessings and curses of technology, travel, and how to navigate adulthood in this age of information. We are the largest generation in history and we dictate the future. The MindMill. Find your purpose. Fuel your purpose. The MindMill booklet has arrived. This back pocket notebook is designed to be your catchall for daily life. For many of us, note taking is an absolute free for all. An idea strikes us. A friend recommends a good book. We remember that the bill is due tomorrow. What do we do? For most of my life, I was the quintessential random note taker. I tried to jot things down on the back of receipts and keep notes in my phone. These habits left me disorganized, and simply did not work. Without a system in place were doomed to continue scribbling on scraps, searching for random notes and getting lost in our phones. Letting our genius slowly slip away. It is for that exact reason that we created the MindMill Booklet. It fits in your back pocket or purse and goes wherever you go. It’s packed with templates and organization systems for productivity and clarity. Features in the booklet include dedicated areas for to do’s, categorize shopping lis, habit tracking, cash transactions, idea developments, AM, and PM routines, and much, much more. This booklet is packed with useful and intuitive sections. Easy navigation, inspiring art, and powerful quotes. While the MindMill Booklet is incredibly easy to use, we’ve included a detailed instructive introduction to help guide beginners inexperienced noters alike in maximizing their writing habits and overall productivity. The MindMill Booklet is a game changer. Consolidating your daily ideas and notes while limiting distraction, giving you much-needed reprieve from your phone. Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t bashing technology. Tech is a wonderful tool in a crucial part of our society. But we see legions of distracted folks out there, and we’re here to help the world reclaim their attention spans. The booklet provides tips on how to use it alongside your tech to maximize productivity and design for your most mindful life. With the MindMill Booklet there are or no dings and alerts. Just your thoughts ready to be captured and developed. So whether you’re looking to optimize your productivity, build a writing practice or just limit your screen time. The MindMill Boklet, is your best companion. Go to the mindmill.com for more information, tutorial, sample pages, one hell of a podcast and much more. Seth Marcus: Hello, and welcome to the MindMill Podcast. Today’s episode with Julie Penner. Director of the famed Techstars business accelerator program in Boulder, Colorado. She has worked with hundreds of diverse companies. Challenging, empowering, exposing propelling them into new arenas of success. Despite the endless metrics and data points of analysis, Julie maintains that it’s always human development that governs the success of a company. The Techstars accelerator has expanded over a hundred global programs but started here in Boulder. There are few people who have the collective knowledge and experience Julie possesses. Julie is one of those people who I immediately felt connected to. She has incredibly demanding schedules and responsibilities, yet, I have never had interaction with her where she has come off rushed uninterested or not present. This interview is much different than I expected. I had prepared a series of analytical questions, surrounding startups, founders, and processes. While we touch on these subjects, the resounding theme of our conversation is on intentional self-growth and genuine connection. We discuss the emotional challenges that founders face, embracing humanity to propel teams, the power of self-reflection, and strength through vulnerability. We also touch on intentional ways to celebrate holidays, the Burning Man Festival, the Danish Lifestyle of Hygee. Julie is a fantastic individual. I learned so much from her every time we speak, I’m proud to share this conversation with Julie Penner on the MineMill podcast. Seth: Well, Julie Penner welcome to MindMill Podcast. Julie Penner: Thanks Seth. It’s great to be here. Seth: It’s great to see you. It’s been a long time in the making. I remember very distinctly when I, was like I want Julia to be on the show was when we spontaneously met at Techstars sustainability demo. It was just were walking out early at the same time those. But no, we were both had to get out of there and I was like, you look so familiar and we had met at a different event in Denver and you offered to give me a ride back to my car when I was going to take a scooter. So I really appreciate that. Julie: In retrospect, I’ve ridden a lot of scooters maybe that would have been more fun. But I you know, I remember really enjoying our conversation. Seth: Yeah, we just had this very quick Powell across Denver metro, and I was like, awesome Julie’s great and then that was totally strengthened when we shared New Year’s Eve with that great group of people at Winter Park, and I was so floored by how intentional that New Year’s Eve was and you really have a big part putting together. So thank you for that. Julie: Welcome. It’s great to have you as part of that. Seth: It seemed that you and our mutual friend, Amy Baglan structure that, was their inspiration for why that happened or is that something that you do every year? Julie: I think New Years, I’ve had both really good ones, and really terrible, probably more terrible ones then than really great one because probably a shared experience. There can be expectations for that day that are hard to meet. Seth: Absolutely. Julie: It is a resetting of the clock. Each New Year is a time to be reflective. I enjoy some introspection, and I think those triggers around introspection are helpful, birthdays or another one. Sometimes they make us uncomfortable because not measuring up to some of the expectations that we might have for ourselves. But I think there
80 minutes | 2 years ago
#39: Ayahuasca | A Life-Altering Experience
Seth’s Ayahuasca Experience on The MindMill Podcast Ayahuasca is an ancient psychedelic plant medicine from South America. Seth shares his personal relationship with Ayahuasca, how he prepares for a ceremony, and a recollection of his most profound experience, to date. I’ve been hesitant in releasing today’s episode. Not because I doubt its quality, quite the opposite in fact. I was a bit uneasy to share this story with you because of its extremely personal and exposing nature. There are a handful of episodes that have never made it to the airwaves, and this one could’ve easily collected the metaphorical dust on my metaphorical shelf. However, in listening back to this episode, Im reminded how impactful this event was on my life, and how I still tap back into this experience for guidance and direction. Also, my episode cohort Brian Tirey has been on my case for months to release this. Seth’s Ayahuasca Experience on The MindMill Podcast Today, I speak candidly on my own experiences with the psychedelic plant medicine ayahuasca. Specifically, this is a recollection of a recent 2-night ayahuasca ceremony I attended. Brian Tirey and I discuss how I prepare for these ceremonies; physically, mentally, and spiritually. I then attempt to discuss the events and experiences that absolutely changed my life over these two nights. I say “attempt” because psychedelic experiences are near impossible to describe in words. The word ‘ineffable’ defined as “too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words”; is the commonplace explanation for many of these experiences. With that disclaimer, I do my best to tell the story of what happened to me over those two nights. Seth’s Ayahuasca Experience on The MindMill Podcast Ayahuasca is in a legal gray area here in the US… like many plants these days. I say this because it’s important to understand the risks and responsibilities associated when considering taking ayahuasca. Plant medicines such as Aya have exploded in popularity over the past decade, and many people are rushing to experience them. There are some amazing resources out there, I encourage you to use them. Be sure you are medically fit to ingest these substances, and that you trust the integrity of the practitioners you consider. While my own experiences with psychedelics have been overwhelmingly positive, they have also been some of the scariest and most difficult moments in my life. This stuff is no joke, it’s unlike anything you have likely experienced. When people ask me about Ayahuasca, I like to say that its like having a backhoe in your garage. Its an incredibly powerful tool; but it can hurt you if your not prepared to use it. Furthermore, it’s still a tool, not a cure-all; it requires the user to apply what they learn to their own lives. A couple side notes on this episode we before we dive in. First, I preface this story as one of the two life changing events that occurred in the Fall of 2018. I do not touch on the other event in this episode, but it was the tragic breakup of my last band, DARKARTS. If you are interested, I highly recommend you listen the “the story of Darkarts” episode. While your there, leave us a review on Apple podcasts, its the best way to help the MindMill podcast. I also recorded another podcast episode on ayahuasca. Titled “Before & after Ayahuasca with Chip Baker.” Go back and check out that episode if you are curious and would like to learn more about plant medicines and first-time experiences. Seth’s Ayahuasca Experience on The MindMill Podcast Alright, my most vulnerable episode yet. You may leave this episode thinking I’m nuts, and thats a risk I’m willing to take. Ayahuasca has and continues to be an incredible tool for me. It has given me insights on life and clarity beyond my comprehension. Some have described a psychedelic experience to be “10 years of therapy” in one night. While I have not undergone 10 years of therapy to compare, this story provides a small glimpse as to the power of this medicine, enjoy. https://youtu.be/EGQP7sKXyBw SHOWNOTES OTHER MINDMILL EPISODES REFERENCED Brian Tirey | A Life Meditated & Preparing for Fatherhood Brian and Seth open up about their meditations practices; how they started meditating, how they made the habit stick, what has worked, what hasn’t, and how it has changed their lives. The Music & Story of DARKARTS DARKARTS is a Psychedelic Alt-Rock band from Denver Colorado. MindMill host Seth Marcus performed in and managed the group. Seth and lead-singer Liat Arochas debut the ‘Mountain Sleep’ album, share the story of the band, and discuss the complexities of collaborative creation in music and life. Chip Baker – Before and After Ayahuasca 2pt Series Chip Baker returns from the Amazon rainforest and reflects on his first Ayahuasca experiences. Part 2 of series Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
84 minutes | 2 years ago
#38: The Music & Story of DARKARTS
DARKARTS Band on The MindMill Podcast DARKARTS is a Psychedelic Alt-Rock band from Denver Colorado. MindMill host Seth Marcus performed in and managed the group. Seth and lead-singer Liat Arochas debut the ‘Mountain Sleep’ album, share the story of the band, and discuss the complexities of collaborative creation in music and life. Today’s episode is very special to me. Today we debut the album and discuss the story of my most recent musical project, DARKARTS; Although this is just one bands story; the themes, successes and struggles echo for many of us when working creatively with others. There are few things more difficult than building a successful band. Just like any side hustle, it takes dedication, honest communication, late nights, and plenty of uncomfortable work. DARKARTS was very special to me. The music was unique and catchy, some of the best ive ever had part in writing. Furthermore, the moments shared with these remarkable humans will shape me for the rest of my life. Although many parts of this episode are sad, the overarching emotions i feel introducing the episode is pride and gratitude for experiencing this chapter in my life, and creating music I’m so proud of. As long as I can remember, I’ve been a music lover. I remember singing Beatles songs with my mom on the way home from school in 2nd grade, signing up for school band the first year it was available, my first concert (DC talk for all you christian rock purists out there), and (most importantly) my first time jamming and writing music with others. For those out there not familiar, jamming is musical improvisation. Getting together with other musicians and spontaneously creating songs and grooves. It is any extremely popular style of collaborative writing, and requires music theory knowledge as well as a keen listening ear. The result is a type of musical conversation, unique to the musicians involved and that time and place. The beauty of jamming is that it is a universal language, it provides a glimpse into each players soul, unachievable in verbal communication. A good jam can make great friends; and thats what made DARKARTS so special. Each of our unique musical voices came together to write beautiful music. In this episode, I am joined by my co-write and lead singer of DARKARTS, Liat Arochas. We get together over coffee to reminisce on the story of the band, as well as to introduce our finished album, Mountain Sleep. Liat and I have spent a lot of time together, our candor is quickly demonstrated via our slaphappy energy at the beginning of the conversation. Comedy is an absolute must when working together in such intimate creative setting like music. Liat is like a sister to me, and it was very therapeutic to celebrate DARKARTS with her in this fashion. As I mention in the conversation, DARKARTS had an abrupt and emotional ending. Because of this, I hadn’t spoke about the band or listened to the music in months. Revisiting this story was challenging for me, but Im so glad I faced it, and am sharing it with you guys. Our album, Mountain Sleep, along with a live concert release is available on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Listen away, I hope you enjoy DARKARTS as much as we did. Ok, long introduction Seth, lets get into the episode! DARKARTS MUSIC Listen to ‘Mountain Sleep’ Album DARKARTS Band on The MindMill Podcast Music Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwGAc8gwLB4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39jaPGKEdo The MindMill Podcast on YouTube https://youtu.be/uuu15bs4TTw SHOWNOTES DARKARTS – “A whirlwind of feels”. From the far side of the mountains, DARKARTS blends 90’s alt rock, heavy drum/bass grooves, and psychedelia. Fueled by haunting female vocals, DARKARTS stirs the soul. Liat Arochas – Lead vocals. Guitar. Lunar Siren Anthony Fugati – Backing Vocals and Vocal Effects. Synth. Percussion. Cockpit of Awesome Seth Marcus – Bass. Synth. Backing Vocals. Bass-face model. Adam Gerber – Drums. Vibes. Don’t touch his nipples. A MASSIVE THANKS TO: Jake Holschuh Photography – All DARKARTS Photo/Video. John Riley Productions – Tracking/Mixing/Housing ‘Mountain Sleep’ Album. All the fans, friends, and family who Supported DARKARTS. We LOVE this project, and you guys. Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
53 minutes | 2 years ago
#37: Lisa Dannen | Marketing the Cannabis Industry to a Diverse Nation
Lisa Dannen is the Marketing Director for NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association). Lisa works with companies, lobbying groups, government officials, and the public to further national cannabis reform and change of opinion. She believes no plant should be illegal and that federal cannabis policy reform is imperative to reduce social and economic inequity.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
#36: Evan Hung | Sustainability Through Capitalism. Optimizing How We Use Energy Sources.
Evan Hung is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nikola Power - a software company building solutions to bridge the gap between grid power, batteries, and renewable energy sources.
41 minutes | 2 years ago
#35: David Blutenthal | Harnessing Habits to Become Our Best Selves
David Blutenthal on The MindMill Podcast David Blutenthal is a serial entrepreneur, super-connector, and founder of the Habit Hackers Summit. David and Seth discuss the impact of routine in their own lives, what led to the creation of Habit Hackers, and the critical importance of owning daily habits. Oh man I'm excited for this episode! Not only is this episode with one of my favorite people, but it's also glimpse into an upcoming event that the MindMill will be participating in. Im talking about Habit Hackers, a day long conference dedicated to working with the routines that shape our lives. With the first ever Habit Hackers summit coming up in Denver Colorado, I sat down with the creator, David Blutenthal, to discuss what inspired him to start this project, what we can expect from Habit Hackers, and why directing our habits is more important now than ever. A quick side note: The MindMill podcast strives to keep its content evergreen, meaning it maintains its relevance and value no matter when an episode is listened to. Although this episode discusses an upcoming event, I assure you, the topics we cover aren’t expiring. We are our habits, from brushing our teeth to how we view ourselves. In essence, habits form our entire lifestyle and personality. This episode dives right into that, from a scientific approach, as well as personal. Im so excited to be a part of Habit Hackers, and to share this interview with its creator. Today's episode is with David Blutenthal. David has been in the entrepreneurial world for over 15 years, and has worn nearly every hat there is. He cut his teeth in the music industry; representing artists, creating music tech platforms, and spear-heading marketing campaigns. He now holds the position of Head of Product at Levo Oil Infusion Inc, a company on a mission to create the world's premier infusion lifestyle brand – becoming the source of truth on the topic of and access to, affordable plant-based wellness. Throughout David's career, he has become quite aware of the habits that form effectivity in both life and in business. It’s this fascination and introspection that inspired him to create habit hackers. Under David’s leadership and vision, Habit Hackers has developed into a premier event for self-improvement and routine manipulation. The speakers, contributors, and workshops are stellar; and I am honored to be part of it. So without further a-due, my conversation with David Blutenthal. https://youtu.be/s2TlNqL72-4 SHOWNOTES ABOUT HABIT HACKERS Why does it seem out of reach to be able to break bad habits and build healthy habits that stick for longer than a few weeks or months? All human beings are creatures of habit. Some habits are effective – others are not. Most ineffective habits form without our awareness, and they hold us back in life because we don't have the tools to break them. Our habits live in our blind spots. We see ourselves engaging in these disruptive patterns and it leaves us feeling stuck, powerless, and lacking control. For many of us, our habits around technology use has spun out of control. For others, habits linked to procrastination, diet, and interpersonal communication are blocking us from living out our dreams. If habit mechanics don't become part of the mainstream conversation we'll see a society that grows deficient in impulse control, productivity, physical health, self-efficacy, and starved from true connectedness to others. This is why we're hosting Habit Hackers – the first-of-its-kind personal growth summit all about habit training. Come participate in a transformational day of expert speaker sessions and workshop that will give you the tools you need to break ineffective habits, and craft powerful new ones for a life of continuous improvement. David Blutenthal on The MindMill Podcast DAVID BLUTENTHAL BIO Facilitating memorable, entertaining, useful, and engaging consumer experiences — this is wha...
64 minutes | 2 years ago
#34: Darryl Purpose | An Extraordinary Life of Folk Music and Professional Gambling
Darryl Purpose on The MindMill Podcast Darryl Purpose is a Charting Folk Singer-Songwriter and Advanced Play Blackjack Player. Today we are with Darryl Purpose, top-charting folk-singer and semi-retired advanced play blackjack master. Darryl’s story is fascinating; his professions have taken him all over the world, and he has a plethora of anecdotes and tales to go with each adventure. Despite traveling the globe, Darryl maintains there is no better home for him than Nederland Colorado, where we recorded this episode. This podcast was recorded live on his property during the Ganja Guru Yoga HERE Retreat. A huge thanks to close friend and supporter of the show, Adam Brous, for hosting this amazing retreat, and facilitating this fascinating interview. In this episode, Darryl and I chat on the intricacies of song-writing, the not-so glamorous lifestyle of a professional gambler, the overlooked amazing benefits of owning a trampoline, and what we love about living in Colorado. Darryl Purpose on The MindMill Podcast Singer songwriter Darryl Purpose biography When Darryl Purpose was 16 years old, his mother put a book called “Beat the Dealer” in his Christmas stocking. He interrupted a guitar major program, went to Las Vegas as a teenager, began a career as professional card player. He was soon known as the world’s fastest card counter. Banned from casinos on six continents, he still calls this the “only real job I’ve ever had.” Years later, he took time off to walk across the country for peace, and fell in with a ‘bad’ crowd – musicians & peaceniks – which culminated, improbably sharing the stage with the likes of Santana and Bonnie Raitt in the first stadium rock concert in the former Soviet Union. In 1996, inspired by his work with a traveling band of musical activists and working his way out of a brush with the law (that’s another story), Darryl began to tour nationally as a solo singer-songwriter. Eight years, six CDs and a thousand-plus shows later, he was headlining venues like the Freight and Salvage, Club Passim, McCabe’s, The Bluebird Cafe, The Kennedy Center, and the Kerrville Folk Festival Main Stage. Darryl Purpose on The MindMill Podcast A break and further projects In 2005, he inexplicably set down his guitar, took a 7-year sabbatical in the Rocky Mountains. He set out to “get healthy in multiple ways”. During this time, he shepherded the release of “Singer-Songwriter Heaven: the songs of Kevin Faherty”. He co-captained the “Second Strings Project” delivering over twenty thousand sets of guitar strings to those who need them all around the world. He studied with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh; and in 2009, was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. One of 17 members was Ed Thorp, the man who wrote that book that his mother put into his Christmas stocking at 16. The music called him back in 2012 and saw Darryl record his first CD of original material in 10 years – “Next Time Around,” produced by Billy Crockett for the Blue Rock Artists label. With no formal radio promotion, the CD spent five weeks at #1 on the Roots Music Report folk chart for national radio airplay in 2013. His critically-acclaimed latest release – “Still The Birds” (co-written with Paul Zollo, also produced by Billy Crockett) twists and turns songs as unique and diverse as the stories from Darryl’s kaleidoscopic life. “Still the Birds” also rose to #1 on the Roots Music Report folk chart. Darryl likes to say that luck is a residue of design — and he has been crafting his own luck for some time now. Current interests include Camp Ned, (an intimate songwriter retreat in the rocky mountains); traveling, including the occasional gig; and, inspired by the mountains, a deep dive into mindful practices and a super-healthy lifestyle. https://youtu.be/5RxGdRkMBkk SHOWNOTES Connect with Darryl Purpose Darryl's WebsiteInstagramFacebookListen to Darryl Purpose on Spotify
65 minutes | 2 years ago
#33: Brian Tirey | A Life Meditated & Preparing for Fatherhood
Brian and Seth open up about their meditations practices; how they started meditating, how they made the habit stick, what has worked, what hasn’t, and how it has changed their lives.
70 minutes | 2 years ago
#32: Jake Holschuh and Seth | Home-Owning And Cohabitation, Buying Your First Home and Sharing it with Others.
Jake Holschuh on The MindMill Podcast Todays episode is a special one for me. Not only is it special because of the subjects discussed; but also because this episode is with the guest from my first ever MindMill podcast, Jake Holschuh. Jake has been a friend, photography teacher, and colleague of mine for the last few years. He is a stellar photographer and videographer, and was a huge inspiration for me starting this podcast, as well as my recent “The MindMill Abroad” photography project through Europe. Him and I touch on our story a bit in this episode, but I reluctantly recommend you to go back and listen to my first episode. Cringe-worthy at times, but a great way to learn a bit more about Jake and our friendship. Jake recently purchased his first home here in Denver, Colorado, And he had asked me to share some insight and advice for new homeowners, roommates, and landlords. I asked him if we could make a podcast out of it, and todays episode was born. Set in Jake’s brand new backyard, him and I start with some questions and discussion on homeownership, being your own handyman, selecting and living with roommates, budgeting, and coexisting. After a short break, we flip the script and switch topics to professional photography, how its changed, where its heading, and how to succeed as an artist in a world of camera phone and social media. I love this project, the MindMill has evolved and grown in ways I never imagined when Jake and I recorded the first episode. Theres amazing new episodes coming up, as well as some exciting new announcements at the MindMill. But now, please enjoy my spirited and periodically snarky conversation with Jake Holschuh. https://youtu.be/GDy_DoARA5A SHOWNOTES Some of my favorite photos from Jake. Jake Holschuh Bio Jake Holschuh is an incredibly talented photographer based in Denver, Colorado who boldly creates cinematic drama with his brilliant perspective. Jake graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography and Video. After graduation, he succeeded in freelance photography commissioning works for many of the most successful magazines (Denver Westword, 5280, DOPE, etc) and companies (Columbia, Phillips, Upslope Brewing, and more) in Colorado. Jake utilizes his talent to capture imagery that is not only visually stunning, but also accurately represents and tells the true story of the subject. Jake is fascinated by connections with new people, discovering hidden places, and learning about different perspectives and practices. He emulates this zeal for life in his photography work by resonating with his subjects, unearthing their truth, and capturing their unique essence in poetic imagery. Jake's demeanor is interactive and playful, but also professional. Jake loves relaxing and being with family and friends. He cherishes valuable time exploring the Rocky Mountains and volunteering to do social work in his community. Jake can typically be found in one of many coffee shops around Denver, working diligently behind a MacBook and drinking WAY TOO MUCH coffee. Although he specializes in Weddings, Editorials, Outdoor, and Travel photography, Jake states that Weddings are his absolute favorite because, "it is an incredible honor to be welcome into someone's family, their inner circle, on one of the most important days of their life. We get to become witnesses to the love, the connections, the memories, and the bonds that you and your loved one have created around you...Sometimes it almost feels like we become part of the family for this one day." CONNECT WITH JAKE HOLSCHUH Jake Holschuh Photography White Bison Weddings Jakes Instagram Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
63 minutes | 2 years ago
#31: Keri Bergeron | Breath, Movement, and a Mission
Keri Bergeron is a Physical Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Lululemon Ambassador. Keri works with physical education programs bringing mindfulness practice to the classroom.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
#30: Gina Gerboth | The Wisdom and Dedication of the Modern Midwife
Gina Gerboth on The MindMill Podcast Gina Gerboth is a Professional Midwife, Certified Lactation Consultant, and Childbirth Educator. Today we are with Gina Gerboth; Professional Midwife, Certified Lactation Consultant, and childbirth educator. Gina is an absolute wealth of knowledge, and has been on the front lines of natural birth advocacy for decades. Her career as a birth worker has brought her all over the world, where she has absorbed a global view of birthing techniques and surrounding cultural norms. In this episode, Gina and I discuss the array of options and common pitfalls that new parents face when first becoming pregnant. We also dive into the life of a birth worker and where birthing professions are heading. I found this interview fascinating and am so grateful to Gina for providing her insight and time. So lets get into it, the MindMill Podcast with Gina Gerboth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OpRC0J26_Y&t=1s SHOWNOTES Gina's Bio Gina Gerboth, MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC is a Certified Professional Midwife (registered in the state of Colorado) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, living in Denver. She has a home birth practice and is also core faculty at Midwives College of Utah. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and is the mother of three sons, two of whom were born at home. When not busy with her practice, teaching, family, or other responsibilities, she enjoys knitting, reading, watching too too much tv, yoga, and long walks on the beach (okay, long walks anyway…). www.midwifegina.com 720-588-4462 email@example.com Gina Gerboth on The MindMill Podcast Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
46 minutes | 3 years ago
#29: Greg Woodruff | Fireside in Yellowstone Park
Greg Woodruff on The MindMill Podcast Greg Woodruff returns to the MindMill Podcast. Seth and Greg reflect on a transformative year from backcountry in Yellowstone National Park. This episode is a special one. A while back, I interviewed my good friend Greg Woodruff; Jiu Jitsu competitor, Yoga teacher, Yellowstone Ranger, and all around one of my favorite people. When we last spoke, Greg was moving across the country from Alabama back to Yellowstone for another season in the park. We were both in big chapter changes in our lives, and had tons to discuss. Greg is one of those friends that no matter how longs its been since seeing each other, we pick up right where we left off. I loved that episode, and highly recommend giving it a listen to it before (or after) listening to todays show. When we recorded the first episode, Greg invited me to come and visit him in Yellowstone sometime after i returned from Europe. Fast forward a year, and I find myself in Bozeman, Montana; getting picked up from the airport for a week long expedition through America’s most iconic park. 4 days backcountry, 100s of wildlife sitings (0 bears thank god), dozens of hooked fish, and countless thermal features later; and i can assuredly say this was one of the best outdoor experiences of my life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksv5pVC_9Mc&feature=youtu.be Despite the necessity of packing efficiently when backpack camping, I decided to bring my camera and podcast gear, and I'm so glad i did. We decided to record a followup episode while out in the backcountry of Yellowstone. Mid morning, sipping yerba mate by the fire, we asked each other some questions about our journeys in the year since seeing each other last. The conversation starts with me asking Greg about the impact of his new fishing guide position at the park. Greg is a wealth of knowledge, and delivers intellectual gems about Yellowstone, park sustainability, fishing, and sharing your passions with others. We take a mini break, and return with Greg asking me some pointed questions about my time abroad in Europe and Africa. This episode is treasured to me, listening back it takes me back to the campsite, lakeside, sharing an adventure with one of my best friends. In the show notes, I’ve attached a link to photography shot during our trip. Be sure to check it out, listen back to Gregs first interview, and enjoy this fireside chat episode of the MindMill Podcast. SHOWNOTES Greg Woodruff on The MindMill Podcast Greg is a martial arts competitor & instructor, a guide at Yellowstone national park, and a yoga teacher. He is a 5th degree black belt in Tang Soo do with over 20 years experience. He is a lifelong outdoorsmen, and spends roughly half the year in nature. If there’s ever an apocalyptic scenario, Gregs the man to team up with. The guy knows the woods. Greg has a gift and passion for teaching his skills to kids. The self discipline and confidence found in the practice shapes his character, which he now shares with the youth in his community. Greg discovered yoga about 4 years ago, around the time we first met. He now applies yogic breathe, stretching and philosophy to his martial arts teaching; providing unique and invaluable tools to his students. Click here for Greg’s first MindMill Episode! CONNECT WITH GREG WOODRUFF Connect with Greg on Facebook Greg's Instagram [hr] Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
46 minutes | 3 years ago
#28: Tyrone Beverly | The Poetic Flow
Tyrone Beverly on The MindMill Podcast Tyrone Beverly is an Entrepreneur and Unifier; Connecting Humans and Communities of Diverse Backgrounds through Yoga and Discussion. Todays episode is with Tyrone Beverly, and Im very excited to share his story with you. Tyrone is an entrepreneur, community leader, yoga teacher, family man, inspirer and unifier. His extreme passion for equality, humans rights, unity, and physical and social health has kickstarted a wellness movement that unites communities and foster healthy lifestyles across the nation. He is the founder and executive director of “I’m Unique”, a yoga program which combines elements of tai chi and eastern philosophy. Tyrone brings his programs all over the country, focusing on bringing yoga and social unity to people of all ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. Him and his team have conquered some amazing feats, including opening up dialogue between gang members and police officers through yoga, shared meals, and a safe space to communicate. https://youtu.be/0AeHYUBiJfU Tyrone finds his yoga venues in an array of places, from a cleared out section of a walmart to the Arise Music Festival, where I met him. His class was so unique and empowering, I had to invite him onto the show and get to know him better. Tyrone’s story is fascinating, his mission noble, and his movement growing. I’m honored to have Tyrone Beverly on this episode of the MindMill. Be sure to stick around after the interview for Tyrone’s reading of his “Poetic Flow”, a truly moving and powerful poem that encompasses the passion, integrity, and and connection to body and mind. Tyrone Beverly on The MindMill Podcast TYRONE BEVERLY BIO Beyond being the Founder and Executive Director of Im’Unique, Tyrone Beverly is a gifted and inspiring yoga instructor, bringing excitement and a higher purpose to every class. Mr. Beverly is one of the leading advocates for diverse inclusivity in yoga and has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. His extreme passion for equality, humans rights, unity, and physical and social health has kickstarted a wellness movement that unites communities and foster healthy lifestyles across the nation. Both internationally and nationally known, Tyrone has touched global communities by successfully taking his health initiative to locations such as the Ragamuffin Summer Camp in Settlement, Jamaica and Wudang, China. His enthusiasm and energy for quality of life for all continues to increase active participants—drawing those of all ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. His efforts supersede stereotypes and create avenues that permeate social and cultural barriers from a health perspective. Thus, Beverly’s life work epitomizes his vision of a future with more problem solvers and solution based thinkers, that are equipped to deal with the historical and systematic challenges we face as a society. He reminds us that we all have the power to improve our lives and contribute to positive change. CONNECT WITH TYRONE I'm Unique Website Instagram Facebook Tyrone Beverly on The MindMill Podcast [hr] Thanks so much for listening to The MindMill Podcast! For all MindMill Episodes Click Here! Support The MindMill Podcast. LEAVE A REVIEW!
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