Self-Help Fads and Finding What Really Works with mindbodygreen CEO Jason Wachob
There’s an enormous amount of advice out there in the self-help world…and much of it isn’t very good. Jason Wachob, the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen, joins Forrest and Dr. Rick to separate fact from fiction and clarify what really matters. They explore the importance of finding joy in the well-being journey, simple practices that have stood the test of time, and how we can pursue goals in healthy ways. Specific topics include the importance of high-quality sleep, breathing better, sifting through diet and exercise fads, developing a pursuit mindset, hormetic stress, and finding the things that work for you.
About our Guest: Jason Wachob is the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen, one of the largest, most influential media brands in the wellness space. He’s also the host of the mindbodygreen podcast, and the co-author of The Joy of Well-Being: A practical guide to a happy, healthy, and long life.
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0:00 : Introduction
1:15 : Distinguishing well-being from wellness
3:50 : Healthy change is joyful change
7:50 : Having a pursuit mindset
11:30 : Addressing the main objection to well-being
14:45 : Present moment awareness
16:55 : Box breathing and sleep
22:10 : Jason’s background, and how identity dictates our behavior
32:20 : Honoring your inner knowing
37:50 : Finding your ‘why’
42:45 : Good stress, and finding what works for you
46:40 : Vulnerability with others
48:55 : Feeling connected to the world
50:50 : Recap
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