Aaron Alexander is the founder of Align Therapy and host of the top-rated Align Podcast.
In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with Jamie Kilstein who is the host of the Fuckups Guide to Self-Help, as well as a well-known stand-up comic and Jai Jitsu fighter. Jamie shares the root of his humor, why weirdness is something you should accept and love about yourself, and his journey towards building more self-awareness. Plus, we dive into the divide in our country when it comes to social movements and political stances and how harsh each side can be towards each other.  What We Discuss:  Jai Jitsu  Controversial comedy  Accepting your weirdness Meditation Why the US is so divided right now Being a political flipflopper  Online fighting    Find more from Jamie: Podcast: A Fuckups Guide to Self-Help Instagram: @thejamiekilstein Twitter: @jaimiekilstein Joe Rogan: #1031
We are a species that–whether we want to face it or not–is on it’s way to becoming extinct and this earth will carry on with or without us. So the great question Michael and I explore in this conversation is how can we pull ourselves back from all the noise so that we are able to hear the signal? Michael believes the answer to this question is shifting the way we live by reverting back to ancient ways, techniques, and worldly views. What does that mean? Download now to find out more. Michael is a social entrepreneur focused on building movements for social impact. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied community-building strategies in Sri Lanka, where he lived and researched for two years. As a member of the Board of Directors of Sarvodaya USA Michael worked intimately with Sri Lanka's largest social movement and NGO, Sarvodaya, serving 11 million people across 15,000 villages. Since that time he has traveled and worked to build global movements.   What we discuss: The collective vs. Individual way of living: 6:00 Shifting the way we live to preserve humanity: 20:00 Michaels shamanic experience: 34:00 Using psychedelics 37:00 RIghts of passage: 42:00   Find more from Michael: Instagram: @michaeltrainer Podcast: Peak Mind 
In this episode of the Align Podcast, I am joined by Harry Grammer, who is by far one of the most important figures I have had on the podcast and one of the most important conversations I have ever shared. Harry discusses the primary roots of oppression, injustice, and racism that exists in the United States. There are a lot of layers. It’s not as simple as putting one blanket statement on a cardboard box and going out and yelling about it. There is a deep injustice happening among our fellow human beings and it is our duty to uncover it. Harry is an activist, scholar, and poet and founder of New Earth, an organization playing an integral part in reforming the juvenile justice nationwide system. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero and in 2018 selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow. Harry is an invaluable character with invaluable information to share. I hope my conversation with Harry will help you begin to peel back the layers. What we discuss: African American, people of color, or black? 4:30 The appropriate response for white people during this movement: 6:30 The difference between the BLM Movement and BLM organization: 13:30 How oppression and prejudice are highly adaptable: 16:00 The issues of our prison system: 18:30 Defunding the police: 24:00 Is posting on Instagram enough action? 28:30 Must-read books and must-see movies: 30:30 The history of Jim Crow: 35:30 The progress made between 1865 and now: 40:30 Our justice system is a scary beast: 49:30 How do we stop “othering” each other?: 53:30 The Pygmalion Effect: 55:00 My experience with being arrested 1:01:00 Henry’s perspective on the system and how it needs to change: 1:04:00 How to can we support the movement? 1:20:00 Find more from Harry: newearthlife.org Harry's TedTalk
If you think you’ve heard everything Max Lugavere has to say about the Genius Life, I’m guessing you haven’t heard this. We go deeper than his brand-new book and take a look into how Max lives his personal Genius Life. We not only discuss his brand-new book, The Genius Life, but also dive into how he has navigated through the events of 2020, the music he creates (did you know he’s a musician?), and all things mind and body because that’s what this podcast is all about. Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, as well as The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, which is his newest book. He is also the host of the #1 Apple Podcasts Health podcast, The Genius Life. What we discuss: How posting only your “best side” can be a form of violence to others 4:30 Max’s experience navigating through the coronavirus: 8:00 Statistics on obesity: 18:00 What inflammation does to your body: 20:30 The three H’s that define good health: 28:00 Common nutrient deficiencies: 29:45 Max’s personal journey as a musician: 34:00 Dealing with trauma: 49:00 Mastering your voice: 55:00 Find more from Max: Website: www.maxlugavere.com Instagram: @maxlugavere Book: The Genius Life Podcast: The Genius Life Podcast
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