As Dads, we are pulled in several different directions. We have work, family time, household responsibilities, homework, sporting events with our kids…our list is endless. Is it possible to take just a small amount of time (just 30 minutes) to attend to our own health? For some of us, taking 30 minutes per day would seem like a daunting task or maybe even selfish. Part of being the best versions of ourselves means having the healthiest body and mind possible. With out those two critical components, we can become over stressed, tired, and burnt out.

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Self-Care for Dads

When we become fathers, we have be in charge of caring for our families. We must step up and provide for them, protect them, and lead them. Fatherhood is an opportunity to become our best selves, but we can’t show up if we don’t invest in our physical, mental, and intellectual wellbeing.

Today we have everyday dad and Dad Edge Alliance member Eric Martinez on the show. He is the founder of Be Well Dad and is dedicated to helping men become their best selves, enabling them to give more to their families and lead on a confident and competent level.

Eric’s been with his wife for sixteen years and is the dad of a five-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter. He talks about how he and his wife overcome the most difficult obstacles, how he got out of his dad bod rut by losing 40 pounds, and how he steps off the hamster wheel of busyness to make time for self-care.

“Fatherhood is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to show up in the best way you can. It’s an opportunity to influence the next generation of human beings.”—Eric Martinez

 

What You’ll Learn

  • Often spouses think their marriage problems are because of the other person when it’s themselves.
  • As challenges arise you must work as a team with your spouse.
  • There is nothing you can do better on your own.
  • How to make a decision as a family on how you will approach life
  • The family unit is bigger than all problems.
  • How to deal with emotionally sensitive children
  • Validating your kids’ feelings
  • How to support a spouse who suffers from mental illness
  • How CBD helped Eric and his wife mentally and physically
  • What he did to lose 40 pounds
  • The false narratives we create around being busy
  • What fitness will do for your sex life

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What It’s Like to Do the 75Hard Challenge


Do you want to win the war with yourself? The 75Hard is a 75-day mental and physical challenge created by Andy Frisella that will test the resilience of any man.

Today, we talk about the benefits of doing a challenge like 75Hard to improve our health and mental toughness. We also go over how to do the 75Hard without burning out, giving up, or sacrificing family time.

Think you can handle it? Find out!

75Hard rules:

  1. Exercise twice a day for 45 minutes each. One workout must be outdoors.
  2. Drink a gallon of water a day.
  3. Choose any diet or eating plan and stick with it for 75 days. No cheat meals and NO ALCOHOL.
  4. Read a minimum of 10 pages every day of personal development or business book.
  5. Take one progress photo each day.

 

 

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Imposter Syndrome: Defeating Your Inner Bully with Dr. Jamie Hope


Every year, we envision a new future and set goals to become who we really want to be. Why is it that more often than not, we never get very far? If we pay close attention, we can hear a taunting voice, an inner bully who says, “You can’t do that. Who do you think you are? You’re not worthy or deserving. You’re a fake, a fraud, and a loser.” Meet Imposter Syndrome, and we all deal with it.

Today we have Dr. Jaime Hope on the show. She’s an Emergency Medicine Physician, Wellness Expert, Teacher, Speaker, and Author. Jaime tells us how to notice when Impostor Syndrome is creeping up and how we can shut that bully down. She gives us tools to build resilience against our own negative voices and build a new vision of ourselves. Jaime also reveals how to deal with times of stress by connecting the pain with our vision and purpose. Best of all, she gives us examples of how we can “program” our kids to have built-in protection against imposter syndrome.

Get ready to defeat that inner bully once and for all!

“Your brain is neutral. It doesn’t care what self-identity you give it. It believes what you tell it with confidence and repetition.”—Dr. Jaime Hope

Dr. Jaime Hope

Dr. Jaime Hope is a dual board-certified physician working outside of Detroit, Michigan, in one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. In over twelve years on the job, she has learned that no matter what brought her patients to the ER, they all want the same thing: to live happier, healthier lives. Today, whether she’s helping patients, teaching future doctors, or engaging the local community, Dr. Hope is showing others how to create better habits and make healthy living fun, practical, and accessible. Her talk, Learn How to Gain Confidence & Remove the ‘Imposter Syndrome’, can be found on YouTube.

“We act in accordance with how we view ourselves.”—Dr. Jaime Hope

What You’ll Learn

  • Jaime wanted to be one of the fly girls on In Living Color.
  • Now Dr. Jaime Hope uses the truths of human behavior to teach patients how to work with themselves instead of against themselves, empowering them to make substantial changes for better health.
  • Our expectations for ourselves are ridiculous.
  • We think of ourselves as either/or. Either we’re perfect or we’re a total screw up.
  • We are born with a healthy self-esteem.
  • As we grow up, bullies or other negative experiences plant seeds of self-doubt in us.
  • These seeds get watered more than the seeds of self-confidence. They grow larger and stronger, creating hyperbolic negative beliefs.
  • We focus on the negative and let it invalidate the positive. If we fall short in any way, it overshadows everything.
  • Not everyone’s always going to like you.
  • What imposter syndrome sounds like—Do I belong? Am I capable? Am I worthy? Do others think I’m capable?
  • The difference between mantras and affirmations
  • Affirmations won’t work if you really don’t believe them. This can do more harm than good.
  • You can train your brain for the positive thinking, but it must be done with the same consistency and confidence as your negative thoughts to start to change.
  • The brain likes short, catchy, frequently repeated phrases.
  • How to formulate first-person, action-oriented mantras
  • If you view yourself as an impatient parent, you’re going to act like one.
  • Your kids will learn how to deal with situations from observing you.
  • Own your own feelings. Your kids can’t make you frustrated. You’re choosing to be frustrated over the situation.
  • You become your child’s inner voice, which means you have the opportunity to implant a positive voice.
  • Examples of mantras to teach your kids
  • What to do when we go down the path of absolute negativity and hopelessness
  • How to turn stress into success
  • The 5 Types of People You Need in Your Life:
    • People who light the way for you
    • The fail friend
    • Your tribes
    • Someone who would take a bullet for you
    • Those you are lighting the way for
  • Keeping the learner/beginner mindset
  • It’s important to share mistakes so others don’t repeat them.
  • What brings the most joy in marriage
  • When it comes to opening up emotionally as a man, do you want to be a strong, rugged individual, or do you want a strong relationship?
  • As a husband and father, you must see AND BE SEEN.
  • Look how far you’ve come with all your negative thoughts. Imagine what you can do now that you know how to defeat them!

 

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Getting Started with Intermittent Fasting

Getting Started with Intermittent Fasting


It’s 2020, and we’re all pumped about taking action on our health and fitness goals. Intermittent fasting is getting a huge amount of attention, not just for weight loss, but for anti-aging, disease prevention, and mental sharpness.

Getting started with intermittent fasting is challenging mentally and physically, but in this show you will learn the benefits that make it all worth it.

Today we have Joel Staley from Dads Who Lift on the show. He helps busy parents turn their bodies into fat-burning machines. He tells us what happens to our bodies when we fast, how to break into a fasting routine, and what results to expect.

Intermittent Fasting Benefits

  • Better at preserving muscle than calorie deprivation
  • Gives your digestive system a break
  • Triggers autophagy, the recycling of old cells
  • Increases mental sharpness
  • Puts your body into ketosis to burn fat
  • Regulates hormones
  • Stimulates human growth hormone

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Unlocking Your Intrinsic Health with Zach Bush MD


Are you not showing up in your life as energized as you want to be? Are you weighed down emotionally and physically for no particular reason? Are you overwhelmed, feeling like a million things are sapping your energy?

Today’s guest is Dr. Zach Bush. His mission is to apply the rigor of science, strength of humanity and the intelligence of nature to transform our health and our world.

Zach explains our body’s close relationship to the Earth and how we can unlock its intrinsic ability to heal. He also talks about why we need to get rid of our to do lists, allow space to happen, and change our identities as men and providers.

This interview is full of revolutionary ideas that will forever change your perception of the world and your place in it. There is a lot to absorb here. Put this episode on repeat!

“You have to have a more complex relationship with your child than just being their guide rails.”—Zach Bush, MD

Zach Bush, MD

Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country – with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up- shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large.

“My destiny into my full potential is fully in my hands.”—Zach Bush, MD

What You’ll Learn

  • Zach’s beginnings in auto mechanics, landscaping, and construction
  • His life-changing experience helping midwives in the Phillipines
  • How he was guided to the doctor’s path
  • Why he excelled in medical school when in the past he was a bad student
  • His desire to be a dad early in life, starting a family at the age of twenty-five
  • His 20-year marriage to a woman he knew since childhood
  • How after twenty years of marriage, Zach’s wife left to start over in life with another man
  • Zach’s times of turmoil during the dissolution of the relationship
  • How he triumphed through it by letting go of what he thought should be and helping his wife and her new partner
  • The innate wisdom kids possess
  • Zach believes his job as a father is to create space for his children and not try to shape their paths.
  • When we’re feeling broken is the time when we’re most fertile for change.
  • Why Zach doesn’t check off a to do list anymore
  • Zach’s advice to men in turmoil
  • Letting go of the identities, titles, and roles that limit you
  • How to drill down to your core self
  • Why fathers must stop seeing themselves as providers and fixers
  • You don’t have to fulfill all your spouse’s and kids’ needs, because you can’t.
  • Modern science, biology, and physics suggests that the source of energy is within us
  • Detaching from identities built around health diagnoses
  • How identifying yourself as a resilient person will keep a cycle of trauma in your life
  • If you haven’t experienced a transformation in 7 years, you’re stagnant.
  • How many of our decisions are based on things that happened years ago.
  • Just how destructive the scarcity mindset is
  • Excusing your parents for their shortcomings and mistakes
  • Living below your means to achieve freedom
  • Why you should stop focusing on putting your kids through college
  • Why “I’m proud of you” is a subtly destructive form of praise
  • Intrinsic health—we already have everything we need to heal and be healthy
  • How the microbiome facilitates communication between cells
  • The connection between your microbiome and your self-identity
  • The toxicity of glyphosate
  • Getting the bottle of Round Up out of your garage
  • Getting into a co-creative relationship with Earth instead of being exploitive.
  • What Zach Bush is most excited about for the future.

 

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