Let’s Keep it Real with Sandy Joy Weston, is all about hearing from amazing people from around the world who are making a positive impact. Topics are in every single area of life, the sky's the limit: the only criteria is that we know the individual will absolutely inspire you, we feel they’re making a positive difference in the world, and will leave you with a handful of takeaways you can apply to your own life. Some topics might be a little controversial, but we don’t shy away from them, because everyone we speak to is coming from a good space, so it’s an opportunity to learn a lot.
EPIC Performances: Lessons on Reaching Your Peak
Bryan Gillette knows what it is like to reach the peak as he has stood on the summits of many mountains and successfully completed many physically and mentally challenging ultra-distance endurance events. He’s reached several ‘summits’ in his career as well and before founding his own leadership consulting practice was the Vice President of Human Resource.
Bryan has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Leadership and Organizational Development with executive-level responsibilities in small and large companies. His experience also includes consulting, speaking, coaching, and teaching all levels.
Bryan is also a dedicated endurance athlete and has cycled across the United States, run 8-marathons back-to- back, and ridden his bicycle 300 miles in one day. When he is not traveling the world with his wife and two boys, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To learn more about Bryan, check out the following links:
Bryan’s Website: www.EPICperformances.com
EPIC Performance Book: https://www.amazon.com/EPIC-Performance-Executives-Endurance-Athletes/dp/1637552173/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GK8FCKKDZRX7&keywords=epic+performance+bryan+gillette&qid=1653260141&sprefix=epic+performances+bryan+gillette%2Caps%2C270&sr=8-1
Stop Stretching! A New Approach to Yoga
One of the most sought-after teachers today, Yogi Aaron is trailblazing a new path in the world of yoga. Known for his unorthodox perspectives on stretching and flexibility and how both cause more harm than good, his teachings aim to help as many people as possible live a pain-free life so they can realize yoga's true intentions.
He is the creator of the revolutionary approach to yoga — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA) and the online platform: The Yogi Club, host of the yoga podcast ‘Stop Stretching’, author of ‘Autobiography of a Naked Yogi’ and the forth-coming book ‘Stop Stretching! A New Yogic Approach To Master Your Body + Live Pain-Free', and is the Co-Owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica where he leads The Yogi Club Yoga Teacher Training Immersions year-round for students from all across the globe.
Yogi Aaron’s sense of humor, contagious laugh, courageous and adventurous spirit, and his own healing journey of overcoming pain and discovering and living his true life’s purpose makes him a stand-out and favored leading yoga teacher today.
To learn more about Aaron, check out the following links:
Aaron’s Website, Books, and Podcast: https://yogiaaron.com
Aaron’s Latest Book “Stop Stretching!”: https://www.amazon.com/Stop-Stretching-approach-master-pain-free-ebook/dp/B0BFDFDF6K?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&linkCode=sl1&tag=yogiaaron-20&linkId=7988d7534d128f85dd2e5ba75ea2c291&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
Aaron’s Business Website: https://www.yogaonlinebyblueosa.com
Aaron’s Complimentary 7 Days to Becoming Pain-Free Series: https://www.yogaonlinebyblueosa.com/become-pain-free-applied-yoga-anatomy
Aaron’s Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yogi.aaron.yoga
Aaron’s Business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueOsaYogaRetreat/
Technology and Your Mental Health
Rob Krecak is the founder of Humans First, a consultancy that helps people understand how technology impacts mental health, relationships, and productivity at work. He is a nine-time entrepreneur, and started his career in Wall Street. In his free time, he enjoys working out, traveling, learning, and spending time with his wife Niki.
To learn more about Rob, check out the following links:
Rob’s Website: https://www.humansfirst.us
Rob’s Email: email@example.com
To get a free 30-minute technology mindfulness consultation call with Rob, email Rob and mention this podcast in the subject line.
HIGH: Confessions of a Cannabis Addict
Leonard Buschel is a Philadelphia native, and a very happy Studio City resident. He is a California Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with years of experience working with people struggling with addiction. He attended Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
Mr. Buschel is the founder of Writers In Treatment whose primary purpose is to promote ‘treatment’ as the best first step solution for addiction, alcoholism and other self-destructive behaviors. Leonard is the director of the twelve year old REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium®, and for seven years has been the editor/publisher of the weekly Addiction/Recovery eBulletin®. He also produces the annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards® in Los Angeles.
To learn more about Leonard, check out the following links:
Leonard’s Website and Book: http://www.leonardbuschel.com
Addiction/Recovery eBulletin’s Website: https://addictionrecoveryebulletin.org/letter-leonard-buschel/
Reel Recovery Film Festival’s Website: https://reelrecoveryfilmfestival.org
Writers In Treatment’s Website: https://reelrecoveryfilmfestival.org
Episode 200: The Mic is Turned, Sandy's Journey!
Thank you all for helping me reach 200 episodes of Let’s Keep It Real! Without you, this podcast would not be possible and we wouldn’t be able to make our positive impact on the world!
For episode 200, the mic is turned! My mentor, Matthew LaBosco, interviews me as we explore my journey up to this point. From my darkest moments, to the lightest of days, we hit upon it all!
I hope you all enjoy this special episode!
Matthew LaBosco is the founder of the Vitality Program and co-founder of Arena Method. He has been teaching, coaching, mentoring, and supporting individuals from all over the world for the last 20 years in fitness, nutrition, and mental wellbeing. Matthew is also an author now and his first book, “Health to Vitality”, will release this December! Check out his website for more details.
He currently lives in Jupiter FL with his wife and 2 children and has a thriving coaching practice, teaches weekly classes virtually, and leads weekend workshops around the country.
To learn more about Matthew, check out the following links:
Matthew’s Website and Book: https://www.matthewlabosco.com/
Arena Method’s Website: https://www.arenamethod.com/
Girish Bali is the Founder of Back2Basicsmode Production, who has over 30+ years of experience in technology, telecommunication & cloud computing. Along the way, he has learned a lot of lessons, as well as have had exposure to the world of entertainment, such as hosting a radio show on the popular Indian Radio station, based out of New Jersey.
During Girish’s time at a telecommunication company, he came across an opportunity to learn the art of Videography/Cinematography and has since been active in capturing life-changing moments for people. Videography was the medium where he met people and learned that life has so much to offer and there are so many different perspectives and thoughts that brings individuality to one's persona.
Now Girish would like to share those thoughts/ perspectives with everyone through podcasting.
To learn more about Girish, check out the following links:
Girish’s Website and Podcast: https://www.back2basicsmode.com/
A wonderful podcast!
Sandy is warm, funny and, well, joyful!
She takes on topics that people are interested in, finds great guests and treats her listeners to news that they can use. These are positive and uplifting ideas that we can all benefit from. Ways to improve our lives, lower our stress and help us live our best lives. Well worth hitting the subscribe button.
Truly a fun podcast to listen to. Sandy's upbeat personality and interviewing style keeps the conversation moving and each guest has a unique story to tell.
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Sandy is a wonderful host bringing intesting guests and brining out the best in them. She offers insignts and empathy,