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Big Change

The Art and Neuroscience of Transformational Change: Dr Tori Olds on PYP 553

For most of the 20th century, neuroscientists believed that old emotional memories could only be managed, not removed. Until the discovery of Memory Reconsolidation…

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Mind Hacks for Getting Through a Pandemic: Josh LaJaunie on PYP 440

Josh LaJaunie returns to talk about his strategies for staying sane, strong, and fit during the pandemic.  Read More

How Our Communities Can Get Healthy at Last:
Eric Adams on PYP 432

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns to the podcast to talk about his new book, Healthy at Last. Part family memoir, part political mission statement, part science review, part self-help book, and part cookbook, this is a celebration of the possibilities of health for the American people in general, and the Black community in particular.… Read More

A Behind-the-Curtain Health Coaching Demonstration with Ian Lawton and Howard Jacobson: PYP 374

In this episode, I share a personal coaching session that I conducted with Ian Lawton, host of the Workshed Podcast. 

Ian has lost around 150 pounds and turned himself into marathoner (3 marathons in December, 2019). And he’s training for his first ultra marathon in April 2020.

The problem is, he’s been sneaking in the vegan junk food, and his weight has plateaued and started creeping back up.

As a former fat guy, he’s terrified of slipping back to where he was.

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Don and the Perfect Game

Don Larson died this month, at the age of 90.

He played baseball professionally from 1953 to 1967, and had a less than stellar career. As a pitcher, his lifetime record was 81 wins and 91 losses. He played five of those years with the powerhouse New York Yankees during their dynastic heyday in the 1950s; his record for lesser teams was a dismal 36 wins and 67 losses.

And yet he’s one of my favorite players of all time.

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This is What Getting Older is Like with Matt Buckner: PYP 361

Matt Buckner’s low point came one day about 9 years ago, when he was 41. He was getting ready for an international business trip, and realized that one of his key medications, tramadol, was going to run out during the trip. The drug, which Matt took for the back pain caused by his morbid obesity,… Read More

Your Role Models Are Not Superheroes

When we look to public figures as role models for the changes we aspire to make, we’re in danger of assigning them “Superhero” status.

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New Year’s Resolutions, Pursuit Angles, and the Forward Edge of Your Capacity

Josh and I uncoddle our Sick to Fit readers, listeners, and FB group members in today’s New Years video.

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Do I have to be happy-happy to change?

Joy. Misery. Bad choices. Change. Surrender. Korean War defectors.

Something for everyone in this end-of-year convo with Mergoddess Sarah Bofinger.

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Documenting the Possibilities of Health with Carly Asse: PYP 343

Carly Asse is a fitness trainer and documentarian. His first film, Unsupersize Me, has been seen over 3 million times, and has inspired and guided countless people to embark on their own journeys of healthy weight loss. Read More