109 episodes

Growth Island is a podcast about how to become and be the best version of yourself. The focus is on strategies, tools, and blueprints for a meaningful life.
I interview high performers and experts within nutrition, meditation, exercise, relationships, business, general health and lifes bigger mysteries.
More info at www.growthisland.com

Growth Island Mads Friis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Growth Island is a podcast about how to become and be the best version of yourself. The focus is on strategies, tools, and blueprints for a meaningful life.
I interview high performers and experts within nutrition, meditation, exercise, relationships, business, general health and lifes bigger mysteries.
More info at www.growthisland.com

    #109: Dr. Rutherford - Psychologist Discusses the Good, Bad and Ugly of Perfectionism

    #109: Dr. Rutherford - Psychologist Discusses the Good, Bad and Ugly of Perfectionism

    Does being a perfectionist stop you from connecting with your emotional side? Or does it stem from unresolved trauma?



    Well it depends on what type of perfectionism you are referring to, YES there are different types of perfectionists. This week's guest on Growth Island is an author, blogger, professor, Clinical Psychologist and has her own podcast.



    Dr. Margaret Rutherford holds a PhD. in Clinical Psychology, is a Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, she has been having a private practice for more than 29 years, she is the author of “Perfectly Hidden Depression” and runs her own podcast called “The Selfwork Podcast”



    In this episode we discuss:

    👉 What is perfectionism and what are its types

    👉 What are the traits of perfectionists

    👉 How to deal with traumatic perfectionism

    👉 The importance of self acceptance

    👉 How to deal with anxious attachment

    👉 And so much more…



    If you or someone you know is a perfectionist then you might want to check this episode out.




    Keynotes:

    1:23 Dr. Margaret Rutherford’s journey to becoming a psychologist

    4:40 Shifting focus to perfectionism

    8:15 Types of perfectionist

    10:32 How perfectionists can understand and work with their traits

    15:37 Dealing with traumatic perfectionism

    19:50 The importance of self acceptance

    21:58 How to deal with anxious attachment as a result of a neglected childhood trauma

    25:18 Where you can find Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    26:27 Dr. Margaret Rutherford’s advice for a happy healthy and meaningful life




    Connect with Dr. Margaret Rutherford



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmargaretrutherford/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMargaretRutherford

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmargaretrutherford/



    Resources



    Dr. Margaret Rutherford’s Website: https://drmargaretrutherford.com/

    Perfectly hidden depression book: https://drmargaretrutherford.com/perfectlyhiddendepressionbook/

    The Self worth Podcast: https://drmargaretrutherford.com/selfwork/

    • 29 min
    #108: Dr. Laura Berman - How to Spice Up Your Sex Life and Relationship?

    #108: Dr. Laura Berman - How to Spice Up Your Sex Life and Relationship?

    Is your relationship or sex life going stale? Would you like to bring back the flare and spice things up with your significant other?



    Well, I’m sure we all need help every once in a while to keep the fire burning in a relationship, because relationships take time and effort, but it’s always worth it.



    This weeks guest on the Growth Island is a leading expert when it comes to sex and relationships. Dr. Laura Berman is a leading expert in the field of sex and relationship therapy. She is a New York Times bestselling author of many books, including her latest “Quantum Love.”



    In this episode, we discuss:

    👉 Laura's journey into sex, love and relationships

    👉 Why is sex taboo?

    👉 How to take sex to the next level

    👉 How to spice things up in a relationship

    👉 What is quantum love

    👉 And so much more…



    If you're someone who wants to bring back the flame in a relationship, or just someone looking to increase the quality of their relationship, then this episode is a great listen.




    Keynotes:

    1:35 How Laura got into sex and love

    3:20 Why sex is such a difficult topic to talk about

    4:28 What can we do to take sex to the next level?

    10:18 Quick ways to spice things up in a relationship

    17:15 What are some concrete things to bring back passion into a relationship?

    25:52 What's quantum love?

    39:20 How to understand people who don't believe in the things you do

    49:00 Laura’s advice for living a happy, healthy and meaningful life

    50:54 Where you can find Laura Berman

    52:18 Special guided meditation for grounding



    Connect with Laura Berman



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlauraberman/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrLauraBermanOfficial

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFNORC0Pa42loixEayYryTA



    Resources



    Laura’s website: https://drlauraberman.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #107: Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez - How to Use Peptides Properly and get Results

    #107: Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez - How to Use Peptides Properly and get Results

    Do you want to get a tan without being in the sun or a tanning bed?

    Well I certainly do, Dr. Heather Smith-Fernandez, my guest on this episode, talks about all the amazing things peptides can do.


    Dr. Heather is fully trained and certified in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, advanced biocellular aesthetics, Integrative medicine, and preventative health. In 2016, she opened the Regenerative Institute of Medicine and is the Founder of Peptology - a trademarked set of protocols for the clinical application of peptides. She utilizes Peptides in all areas of her practice for her patients. And is one of the leading peptides experts in the world, lecturing throughout the United States, and training & certifying other physicians and providers through her online training, and in-person workshops.



    In this episode we discuss:

    👉 What is peptide?

    👉 How to take it?

    👉 Current state of research surrounding it

    👉 Use Cases of peptides

    👉 The difference between good quality peptides and stuff you get off the internet

    👉 And so much more…



    This episode is a good start to learn more about peptides.



    Keynotes:

    1:28 Dr. Heather’s journey

    5:05 What is peptide?

    8:00 How to take peptides

    9:23 Current state of research

    10:27 patent hurdles

    11:27 can we make it naturally

    14:00 What other peptides are useful

    16:45 thymus and alpha 1

    19:13 how often do you use peptides

    21:32 how to get your hands on good quality peptides

    26:20 The stance of western medicine on peptides

    30:43 How long before this becomes mainstream

    35:20 Peptides for every problem

    40:00 Where to learn more about peptides and Dr. Heather



    Connect with Heather:

    Dr Heather’s website: www.drheather.net



    Resources:

    Special offer: www.Drheather.net/mads

    • 45 min
    #106: Nelson Dellis - Memory Grandmaster Explains How To Improve Your Memory

    #106: Nelson Dellis - Memory Grandmaster Explains How To Improve Your Memory

    Does our memory grow weaker as we grow older? Is it inevitable that we forget more and mo- NOPE!

    That’s one of many misconceptions we debunk in today’s talk with Nelson Dellis! He is a five-time USA Memory Champion and Grandmaster of Memory. He is also one of the co-founders of Memory League and runs the nonprofit Climb 4 Memory.

    Safe to say, his passwords probably look like this - s6Kw4UmVgnC;>}c#5C

    Jokes aside, I wanted to learn more about one of our core features - memory; the misconceptions surrounding it, how we can better it, and if good memory is something people are born with ( Again, NOPE.)

    In this episode we discuss:

    👉 Becoming a memory champion
    👉 Our innate memory capacity
    👉 Various ‘Memory Techniques’
    👉 Foods that help with memory
    👉 Getting into trouble for having a great memory
    👉 Fun times to be had with having a great memory
    👉 And so much more…

    Memory is something a lot of us struggle with on many fronts. This episode will help you learn and understand how your memory works, allowing you to tackle and solve the problem you may be having.

    Keynotes -
    2:44 - Understanding 'Memory Techniques'
    7:00 - How to remember names?
    12:45 - How much memory capacity do we have?
    20:57 - Your brain is trainable
    23:38 - Foods that help with memory
    34:26 - Tips for learning a language
    38:22 - Common misconceptions about memory.
    39:25 - Where can people find out about you?

    Connect with Nelson Dellis

    Instagram: Nelson Charles Dellis (@nelzor) • Instagram photos and videos

    Twitter: climbformemory

    Resources

    Nelson’s Website: https://www.nelsondellis.com/

    • 44 min
    #105: Wayne Phelps - The Psychology of Killing With Drones

    #105: Wayne Phelps - The Psychology of Killing With Drones

    As the Russo-Ukrainian war continues, Ukraine has used lethal ‘Punisher drones’ to return fire. Sounds absolutely terrifying, right? What role do these drones play in shaping our future?

    In this unusual but important episode, I talk to retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, Wayne Phelps. He has commanded units at every level from Platoon to Squadron and was the commanding officer of the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron Three.

    Seeing as tensions are escalating around the world and Russia refuses to back off, I wanted to learn about what goes through the minds of all those brave soldiers on either side and see the purpose of drones in modern warfare.

    In this episode we discuss:

    👉 What do you learn as a Marine?
    👉 How do you deal with killing a person?
    👉 The consequences of Drone technology
    👉 The psychological and physiological effects of being a drone operator.
    👉 Information warfare in the digital age
    👉 How to take care of your mental health as a soldier
    👉 And so much more…

    If you are interested in learning about the human side of this conflict, this episode is for you. It’s a tough but rewarding one.

    Keynotes -

    2:50 Marine corps disciplines a person

    10:08 How to deal with killing another human or dehumanisation

    16:28 What if drones fall into the 'wrong hands'?

    29:00 The mental health toll of being a member of a drone crew

    37:20 The importance of information in warfare.

    44:36 The importance of humanity in a war

    51:50 Where can people find your book?

    • 54 min
    #104: Nikki Trott - How to become a successful entrepreneur

    #104: Nikki Trott - How to become a successful entrepreneur

    How important are your personal values when it comes to making business decisions?
    Well turns out they are really important, if your personal values don’t align with your business values you probably won't have the same level of interest in it anymore.

    My guest this week is Nikki Trott. She is an entrepreneur who was featured in Thrive Global’s “Top Thriving Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021”, she is the founder of Conscious Accelerator where she provides coaching/advisory and consulting to aspiring entrepreneurs. She also runs her own podcast “Going Conscious”.

    In this episode we discuss:
    👉 Nikki’s Journey to helping people
    👉 The hardships that she had to overcome in her journey
    👉 How Nikki works with entrepreneurs
    👉 The importance of values
    👉 Tools that Nikki uses to help budding entrepreneurs
    👉 How Nikki manages her time
    👉 Her experiences with meditation
    👉 And so much more…

    Nikki really seeks to redefine the relationship that entrepreneurs have with their businesses and the impact they are creating.


    Keynotes
    0:11 Nikki’s journey to helping people finding their purpose
    2:59 The hardest thing Nikki had to overcome to change
    5:28 What made Nikki want to change
    8:09 Questions Nikki asks entrepreneurs
    11:58 Working with people who are confused about what they want
    13:08 The importance of values
    16:09 The tools Nikki uses while working with people
    17:45 How Nikki manages her time
    21:18 Nikis shares her experience with passionate meditation
    30:10 Nikki shares what breath work she does
    32:10 Where you can find Nikki Trott

    Connect with Nikki Trott

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkitrott/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkitrott/

    Resources

    Nikki’s Website: https://www.nikkitrott.com/
    Conscious Accelerator Website: https://www.consciousaccelerator.com/

    • 36 min

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