Own the Day, Own Your Life – Aubrey Marcus (#302)

Own the Day, Own Your Life – Aubrey Marcus (#302)

“Welcome to heaven. Population: everyone.”  – Aubrey Marcus Aubrey Marcus (IG: @aubreymarcus) is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products touching millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the …

Jack Kornfield — Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300)

Jack Kornfield — Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300)

“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is the ancient and eternal law.”  – Dhammapada Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught …

Dr. Gabor Maté — New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction (#298)

Dr. Gabor Maté — New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction (#298)

“Trauma isn’t what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you.”  – Gabor Maté [HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: Some people in the comments are asking “Which ayahuasca/ibogaine retreat center would you recommend?” and similar questions. To avoid DIY medicine, potential injuries, and other liability headaches, we have decided not to publish these comments. There’s plenty of other …

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art (#263)

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art (#263)

“Procrastination is part of the process.” – Darren Aronofsky Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The …

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live (#153)

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live (#153)

The small things ain’t so small. —BJ Miller At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you to live a better life now? BJ Miller (@bjmillermd), MD, knows. BJ is president of Mettle Health in Mill Valley, California, where he also counsels terminally ill patients and …

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (#104)

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (#104)

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. “Be curious.” – Dr. Dan Engle Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Crossroads specializes in helping patients conquer powerful addictions (heroin, cocaine, etc.) by using the African hallucinogen …

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More (#66)

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More (#66)

I’m not high in this picture, despite my appearance. DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in …