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Rhett Smith Podcast

CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE COACH | LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST | AUTHOR In this podcast we explore the intersection of relationships, mental health and performance, and how it impacts the systems and organizations we are a part of.
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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 28, 2021

I have always been a fan of breath work, especially in the way that it has not only been so helpful for my own life and the anxiety that I have struggled with -- but I have literally seen it change the people's lives that I work with. Breath work is integral to our ability to emotionally regulate -- to stay calm and connected, not only with ourselves, but with others. In this episode I explore:

  • the book that really shifted my belief in breath work
  • some tools that I recommend for breath work
  • my 110 day experiment with taping my mouth shut at bedtime
  • helpful apps to practice breath work
  • why breath work is so critical.
  • how my anxiety levels decreased drastically and my sleep increased drastically.
  • varying breath work methods I used in my running and weight lifting training.

  Here are some of the Things/People that I mention in this episode:

Feb 28, 2021
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I'm definitely no expert on the topic of fasting, but I have been experimenting with it for a few years, and finally decided to do my longest fast since I first tried it back on Maunday Thursday in 1999.

In early February I did my first ever 5 day water only fast. And it was a very difficult and amazing experience. I want  to share with you my ongoing experiment with fasting -- but as I do -- I always recommend that you consult with your doctor, health coach, etc, before you decide to do your own. Though I grew up in a rich faith tradition where fasting was an important spiritual practice, I know that fasting is really an integrative discipline that interconnect our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual lives. In this episode I will discuss:

  • the basic details of my fast
  • what I added to my water (lemon juice, salt, LMNT)
  • my experience of losing 13lbs in 5 days.
  • defining your purpose for fasting
  • the double standard when it comes to fasting
  • how fasting brings your emotional, mental and spiritual life to the surface in a very raw form.

  Links to Things/People Mentioned in the Episode Valter Longo The Longevity Diet

Zach Bush

Ion Gut Health

Prolon -- 5 Day Fasting/Mimicking Diet

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