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Podcast by Michael Ostrolenk

    Catching up on the travels of the Five Backpacks Family, #ORadio

    Catching up on the travels of the Five Backpacks Family, #ORadio

    Ostrolenk speaks with Chris and Holly Santillo of Five Backpacks Family (https://fivebackpacks.family/). Nearly a year ago, Chris and Holly sold most of their worldly possessions and took themselves and their three children on a journey across the US and Asia. Holly and Chris tell their tales of their travels, from visiting friends in the States, to following the silk road and walking across the border from China to Kyrgyzstan, training in the Shaolin Temple in China, and collaborating with an English school in Russia. Chris and Holly highlight the value they found in exploring local areas in each country and investing in the culture.

    The Five Backpacks Family will soon set off again, this time traveling to Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand, after which they will plan their next journey.

    To learn more about Chris and Holly and their family’s travels, visit their website (https://fivebackpacks.family/).

    • 45 min
    Ultra Endurance with Jeff Grant, #ORadio

    Ultra Endurance with Jeff Grant, #ORadio

    Ostrolenk speaks with Jeff Grant, Coach, Ultra Endurance Athlete, and author of several books on mind training and running. Grant discusses how he transitioned from a corporate lifestyle to coaching athletes to finish some of the toughest events on the planet, including desert and mountain ultra-marathons, Ironman Triathlons, SEALFIT Kokoro and long-distance open water swims. Grant also details his own experience with nutrition, weight, internal work, and teaching across the globe.

    To learn more about Jeff Grant and his work, visit his website (Hillseeker.com) and follow him on Instagram (@Hillseeker). Also check out Grant’s books Hill Running: Survive and Thrive (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/395246676X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0) and Flow State Runner Activate a Powerful Inner Coach's Voice(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3952466700/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1), and be on the lookout for upcoming publications.

    Today’s show is brought to you by Resilience Parenting (https://fivebackpacks.family/).

    • 38 min
    MovNat with Erwan Le Corre, #ORadio

    MovNat with Erwan Le Corre, #ORadio

    Ostrolenk speaks with Erwan Le Corre, founder of MovNat, a forward-thinking approach to fitness that educates people to physical capability for the real-world. Natural movement is a philosophy, practice, and lifestyle based on humanity’s ancestral roots. Le Corre discusses his pathway to developing MovNat, including the skills encouraged of him in childhood and his early resistance to conventional systems. Le Corre also details the differences between gym-based training and real-world training that teaches the whole body how to operate in its physical surroundings. Le Corre and his international team of instructors hold training workshops around the world, where participants rediscover, practice and master the movement skills of their nature-dwellling ancestors.

    To learn more about his work and become certified visit his website https://www.movnat.com/. Online training is also available. And read his book "The Practice of Natural Movement." https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Natural-Movement-Reclaim-Freedom/dp/162860283X/ref=asc_df_162860283X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=270645996404&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6556103316151703395&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007541&hvtargid=aud-829758849484:pla-549422445978&psc=1

    Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, a rolfer and body worker https://www.cosperscafidi.com/.

    • 39 min
    Bestowing meaningful admiration with Dr. Stuart Sovatsky

    Bestowing meaningful admiration with Dr. Stuart Sovatsky

    Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Stuart Sovatsky, a marriage-family therapist for 44 years and author of Advanced Spiritual Intimacy (https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Spiritual-Intimacy-Tantric-Sensuality/dp/1620552647), Words From the Soul (https://www.amazon.com/Words-Soul-Spirituality-Psychotherapeutic-Transpersonal/dp/079143950X), and Your Perfect Lips (https://www.amazon.com/Your-Perfect-Lips-Spiritual-Erotic-Memoir/dp/0595375871). Their conversation arises from Dr. Sovatsky’s commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of the psychiatric-medicalization of life's challenges which risks missing the full picture of their aliments and potential. Dr. Sovatsky discusses the maturation of character that comes by meaningful engagement with the stress and struggles in life, but not to over-focus on these events in the healing process. Rather, progress can be made through highlighting the client’s continued efforts, week by week, and focusing on positive events, compassion, and the bestowing meaningful admiration, not merely “mirroring” the client’s experience.

    To learn more about Dr. Sovatsky and his work, find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stuart.sovatsky.

    Today’s show is sponsored by Synergy Float Center (https://synergyfloatcenter.com/).

    • 55 min
    Origins with Joan Davis, #ORadio

    Origins with Joan Davis, #ORadio

    Ostrolenk speaks with Joan Davis, a Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, a Hakomi Sensorimotor Trauma Psychotherapist, and author of Origins: a body-based approach to developmental evolutionary process from preconception to standing. Davis describes her own background and what life experiences drove her engagement in self-exploration; she further details how she learned and practices body-mind centering, Hakomi, authentic movement, and pre and perinatal training. Davis details some of the content of the 9 spirals of her book Origins. To learn more about Joan Davis and her work, visit her website at https://www.gorsehill.net/books/origins/.

    Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today: https://www.somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/.

    • 58 min
    Living the High Performance Life with Joe Gagnon, #ORadio

    Living the High Performance Life with Joe Gagnon, #ORadio

    Ostrolenk speaks with Joe Gagnon, an entrepreneur, bio-hacker, CEO of Performance Tea, CEO of Sparkcentral, and author of Living the High Performance Life, An Ordinary Joe’s Guide to the Extraordinary. Gagnon describes the importance that curiosity has played in his life, and how he ultimately decided to travel down the path his life is now on. Highlighting the pillars of his book – life, learning, and fitness – Gagnon discusses the importance of volunteering and how fitness and health are integral in helping others and in his own life. To learn more about Gagnon and his work, follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/THPLife), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thehighperformancelife/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheHighPerformanceLife/) and visit his website http://www.thehighperformancelife.net/. You can also find his book at (https://www.amazon.com/Living-High-Performance-Life-Extraordinary-ebook/dp/B079ZSKZ8H/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Living+the+High+Performance+Life%2C+An+Ordinary+Joe’s+Guide+to+the+Extraordinary”&qid=1573163829&sr=8-1) and find Performance Tea at https://www.performancetea.com.

    Today’s show was sponsored by Synergy Float Center. To learn more about their work, visit: synergyfloatcenter.com.

    • 31 min

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