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My name is Sam Webb. In 2013 we lost our good mate to suicide and no one saw it coming. The stigma and shame around talking about mental health issues was a contributing factor in Dwayne's suicide—like many others. I am grateful that I've been able to connect with and share epic conversations with some of the most fascinating people on the planet—entrepreneurs, leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and more—to elevate the conversations around mental health and to empower you to live your best life. New episodes Tuesdays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let's go to the top!
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It Ain't Weak to Speak with Sam Webb Sam Webb and LIVIN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

My name is Sam Webb. In 2013 we lost our good mate to suicide and no one saw it coming. The stigma and shame around talking about mental health issues was a contributing factor in Dwayne's suicide—like many others. I am grateful that I've been able to connect with and share epic conversations with some of the most fascinating people on the planet—entrepreneurs, leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and more—to elevate the conversations around mental health and to empower you to live your best life. New episodes Tuesdays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let's go to the top!
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    4 Signs Someone Is Toxic For You And 3 Ways To Let Them Go

    4 Signs Someone Is Toxic For You And 3 Ways To Let Them Go

    There are many different kinds of toxic relationships in the world, but one thing they all have in common is that they drain you. They make you feel drained, exhausted, and sad. Toxic people come in many forms: your boss who never gives you credit for your work, a friend who always tries to get something out of you, or even a family member who just won't stop judging every decision you make.
    The good news is that there are ways to tell if someone is toxic to you and how to let them go, so they don't ruin your life. In this episode, I share the signs that someone is harmful to you and ways to get them out of your life. Tune in to learn more!

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro.[04:45] The importance of self-care.[05:41] Signs someone is toxic for you.[08:19] People who constantly prioritize their needs above yours.[10:44] Strategy to determine if someone is good for you.[14:39] How to let someone go effectively.
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg@samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,
    Sam

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    • 17 min
    Steve Murphy and Javier Pena Speak On Taking Down Pablo Escobar & The War on Drugs

    Steve Murphy and Javier Pena Speak On Taking Down Pablo Escobar & The War on Drugs

    My guests today, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena are DEA agents assigned as the lead investigators targeting Escobar and his organization. They are true American heroes who brought down the world’s first narco-terrorist and successfully ended the reign of terror of the world’s most wanted criminal.
    In this episode, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena talk about the mission of bringing down Pablo Escobar. They share the real meaning of DEA, how they got into the mission, the impact of the mission on their mental health, the effects of the bounty put on them by Pablo in their lives, and how Pablo used to put the police system on his side. They also share some insights on how they knew the mission was coming to an end and how close they were when Pablo was killed on the rooftop.
    Steve and Javier remind us that when we dedicate ourselves and make sacrifices for our goals, we can achieve them because we are willing to invest time and effort into them until they become a reality. The commitment must be present at all times, and we need to be committed 100% of the time regardless of what happens because this will give us strength and motivation that will help us overcome any obstacle that comes our way.

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[03:56] Steve and Javier's background information[07:41] How Steve and Javier got into law enforcement[10:46] The real meaning of DEA[14:10] The frustration that comes with the rise of so many drug cartels[18:32] How the mission to Colombia started[20:34] How top level was the mission?[23:02] The impact of the mission on their mental health[28:37] Their role in Narcos, the series[32:30] The effects of the bounty that was put on them by Pablo[34:31] How Pablo used to put the police system on his side[39:04] How Steve and Javier knew that the mission was coming to an end[45:52] How close they were when Pablo was killed on the rooftop[50:45] The fate of Pablo’s money[52:20] The biggest lesson from the mission[55:18] The real heroes of the mission[56:03] The cure for drug trafficking
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.

    Episode resources:
    Website: https://www.deanarcos.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanarcos/?hl=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEAnarcos/
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,
    Sam

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Reframe Rejection So It Makes You Stronger

    How to Reframe Rejection So It Makes You Stronger

    Rejection is a part of life, but it doesn't have to end your world. Rejection can happen anywhere. In school, at work, on dates, in social situations and on the phone. It occurs when someone who you're interested in romantically rejects you or when a business opportunity falls through. Rejection hurts because we're all afraid of rejection by people who matter to us. But rejection doesn't have to be the end of your world. It can make you stronger.
    In this episode, I share some takeaways on how to reframe rejection, so it makes you a better person. Think of rejection as an opportunity for growth, understand why rejections happen, don't let rejections define who you are as a person or take away your self-worth, and think about what else might have been wrong with the situation. Tune in to learn more!
     
    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[02:48] What is rejection?[03:39] Rejection requires listening to the why[04:30] Takeaways to reframe rejection, so it makes you a better person[05:04] 1# Acknowledge the pain[07:01] 2# Rejection is not personal[08:13] Romantic relationship rejection[12:26] 3# Turn rejection into an opportunity for learning[14:18] Final thoughts[14:22] 1. Rejections are not always bad[14:43] 2. Think of rejection as an opportunity to reflect and self analyse[15:14] 3. Rejections are inevitable in life
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,
    Sam

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    • 17 min
    David Gillespie Speaks On The Harmful Effects That Sugar Has On Our Bodies

    David Gillespie Speaks On The Harmful Effects That Sugar Has On Our Bodies

    Our guest for today believes that sugar is the real culprit of human health. David Gillespie is a lawyer and the best-selling author of Sweet Poison, a book published in 2008 about how we are all poisoning ourselves with sugar. That book is generally credited with starting the current wave of sugar awareness in Australia. He followed up Sweet Poison with four more books about nutrition and diet. Then, having upset the dietetics industry by writing about stuff in which he has no qualifications, he turned his focus to something else he is unqualified to write about, education.
    David talks about how he got into the research on human health, the research on the effects of sugar by The London School of Nutrition, why companies add sugar in every foodstuff, and where we can draw the line when eating sucrose and fructose. He also shares some insights on the relationship between stress and addiction, how abandoning sugar in the diet made a difference in his life and the false narrative about fats.
    David reminds us that sugar is harmful to our health, especially fructose which is half the content of sugar we consume. Fructose is metabolized differently than other forms of sugar by the body and goes directly to your liver, where it gets converted into fat. That's why fructose causes obesity and elevated triglycerides in your blood.

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[02:28] David Gillespie’s background information[06:19] How David got into the research on human health[09:18] The evidence on the effects of sugar [13:45] Why companies add sugar to every foodstuff[18:49] Where we can draw the line when consuming sucrose and fructose[24:00] The false narrative around fats[26:00] The difference with USA labels[28:15] Fruits and how they are metabolized[31:49] How abandoning sugar made a difference in David’s life[35:40] Advice to people struggling with addiction[39:48] Takeaways from the book: Brain Reset[45:49] The relationship between stress and addiction
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Episode resources:
    Website: https://davidgillespie.org/
    Facebook: Here
    Instagram: Here
    Twitter: Here
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,

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    • 53 min
    3 Ways To Stop Self Sabotaging

    3 Ways To Stop Self Sabotaging

    Self-sabotage is the act of hindering your own progress towards a goal. It's when you do something that stops you from reaching the results you want instead of helping you get there. It can be challenging to spot in yourself, but once you start looking for it, it's easy to see how you may be doing it and know how to stop it.
    In this episode, I share three ways you can use to stop self-sabotaging in your life. I talk about taking full responsibility for your actions, choosing to accept more love in your life, and setting realistic expectations. I also share the forms of self-sabotage. Tune in to learn more!

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[01:02] Letting go of something painful[01:45] Sam’s backstory of self-sabotage[03:45] Forms of self-sabotage[05:40] Ways to stop self-sabotage[05:46] 1# Taking full responsibility for your actions[07:16] 2# Choose to accept more love in your life[08:30] 3# Set realistic expectations
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,
    Sam

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    • 12 min
    Alex McKinnon Speaks On Football Injury That Changed His Life & Finding Purpose To Live

    Alex McKinnon Speaks On Football Injury That Changed His Life & Finding Purpose To Live

    Our guest for today believes that focusing more on things you are grateful for will help you tackle many obstacles with courage and commitment. Alex Mckinnon is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer whose career was cut short by a spinal injury during a 2014 National Rugby League Premiership match against Melbourne.
    In this episode, Alex talks about how he started playing rugby, the benefits of going to boarding school for boys, the imposter syndrome, and the benefits of sitting back and cherishing the moment and our achievements and not always chasing the next level. He also shares some insights on how a football injury changed his life forever, the different ways you can find gratitude in your life, and the dangers of labeling yourself with something.
    Alex reminds us that gratitude is not just a nice sentiment. It can produce real and lasting results in your life. When we are grateful, we feel more positive emotions, leading to increased happiness, optimism, and healthier relationships. Gratitude also strengthens our immune system, helps us sleep better, improves our self-esteem, and allows us to live longer.

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[05:18] Alex MacKinnon’s background information[08:08] How Alex started playing rugby[10:46] The benefits of going through a boarding school for boys[15:10] How boarding school can sharpen your career[17:45] The imposter syndrome[25:58] Sitting back and cherishing the moment[33:20] The injury that Alex got in 2014[42:06] How the injury changed his life[48:46] The most challenging part of Alex’s journey & rock bottom[52:35] Finding gratitude in your life[58:23] The dangers of labeling yourself with something[01:01:54] The most amazing thing in Alex’s life
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.

    Episode resources:
    Facebook: Here
    Instagram: Here
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,
    Sam

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Gregg Champion ,

This podcast is full of passion!!!

Sam takes this time with you seriously, really does the research to pull real nuggets out of guests… he is present, he is full of passion, and ALL IN to get the word out on mental health to help others. You can almost see him tuck away the “new tool” he gains from his guests to use for himself or for someone in need down the road. Good Stuff each episode that’s for sure!

JG--407 ,

One of the most important convos we can be having right now

Sam is an amazing host and is facilitating a conversation here that is needed now more than ever. He is brave, wise, insightful, and courageous and he really brings that out of his guests as well. This is such a powerful show and I’m grateful that Sam created it to help so many people see that it truly ain’t weak to speak 🙏🏻

Dominick Q ,

Making mental health cool

This podcast offers honest real talk about all the things we need to be speaking about: therapy, anxiety, lifestyle design, vulnerability, etc.

I’ve been 5 year fan of Livin.org’s mission of making it cool to speak up about mental health issues.

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