Interviews with Top Performers in different areas and industries to learn lessons from their stories, and discover their habits, routines, tactics, and their mindset. www.jjruescas.com
Host: JJ Ruescas - Curiosity Driven. Lifelong Learner. Kaizen Advocate. 🚀
#46 - Jonny Miller - Nervous System Mastery
Jonny Miller is someone who clearly leads by experience. His mind is driven by curiosity and he lives by the eagerness to learn, covering a wide range of topics that have the power to make human lives more joyous
Jonny is not only the mind and voice behind the Curious Humans podcast, he's also a breathwork facilitator and meditation coach, but above all of that, he is the master of nervous system mastery.
He is a renowned person in nervous system education and human performance, showcasing the growing importance of understanding and optimizing our own biology for overall well-being.
In this conversation you will learn about:
- The nervous system
- Human Performance
- Exploring one's own inner landscape... and more!
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#podcast #jonnymiller #breathwork #nervoussystem #humanperformance
#45 - Wayo Longoria - Plant Based Nutrition and The Human Behind "Casa de Luz"
#45 - Wayo Longoria - Plant-Based Nutrition and The Human Behind "Casa de Luz"
A visionary person with a passion for community and wellness are the perfect words to describe Wayo Longoria. He comes from a Mexican family that specializes in the industry of oil production, but that didn’t hold him to change the course of his life and become a pioneer in the macrobiotic lifestyle and plant-based diet. Today Wayo is the person behind Casa de Luz.
Casa de Luz is a non-profit community wellness center. In the words of Wayo, it can be called: educational – experiential – wellness – community center. Educational because when people attend they’re accustomed to feeding highly processed food and by eating at Casa de Luz they’re learning a new way of living. Experiential because people are learning by doing, as it has a volunteer program. Wellness because everything that happens there results in benefitial for everyone. And lastly, community happens on its own.
Wayo Longoria doesn’t like to be in the spotlight of Casa de Luz, he prefers the well-established difference between him and the center which he claims to have a life of its own. His whole motivation is to share that something so simple and humble can be so powerful and life changing.
His ideas are defined by the wholefood nutrition based in plants. Wayo afirms that the word ‘macrobiotic’ to describe their food, sounds too science-y. Macrobiotic actually means ‘great life’ and that includes food, but it’s so much more. It means to live every part of your life consciously, therefore be aware of your diet and become one with the plant you eat.
To wrap things up, adopting a plant-based diet can offer numerous health benefits and contribute to a more sustainable and ethical food system. As Wayo Longoria has demonstrated through his inspiring journey, making the switch to a plant-based diet can be both manageable and rewarding. Whether it’s for personal health, animal welfare, or environmental reasons, choosing to eat more plant-based meals is a positive step towards a healthier, happier, and more compassionate lifestyle. So why not give it a try and see how a plant-based diet can transform your life too?
In this conversation, you will learn about:
- Plant-based diet
- Healthy lifestyle
- Lifelong learning
… and more!
Enjoy the interview!
#44 – David Sutcliffe – Healing Through Feeling, Psychosomatic Therapy, Shadow Work and more
We all probably know David from the TV Shows Gilmore Girls or Private Practice. He definitely had a successful career as an actor, but one day the shawdow of his own dissatisfaction finally caught him and triggered his shift point.
He thinks that being an actor it’s a very vulnerable profession, because actors are always exposed. But it’s also very liberating once they get to manage the fear of exposure. As a former actor, he’s the one to point out the fact that we’re always on a role in some way, wearing a mask and always performing. Acting taught him more than anything else about presence, because that’s what the camera reads, presence; and that’s where everything changes.
Today, David Suitcliffe is a facilitator whose mission is to share what he learned from his experiences and preparation, to create, inspire, and contribute toward people healing. He studied many fields related to the human mind and body, such as yoga, breathwork, hypnosis, including shamanism. He even became a certified practicioner, in order to really understand the mind and how emotional blockings affects it.
One of the most powerful ideas he has, is that it’s not only our anger or frustration and pain that is held back, it’s also our love and light. In fact, he reinforces the reality that we all have something unique and powerful to give to the world, and being full awared of our fears and pain can help us fulfill our highest potential.
In this conversation, you will learn about:
Healing through Feeling
Emotion created by Motion
… and more!
Enjoy the interview!
#43 Xuan Gwar – Shamanism, Religion, the Wisdom of Plant Medicine, Ego Work, and more
Our guest today is a Shaman from the Andean-Amazonian traditions.
Xuan Gwar our guest today, is a Shaman from the Andean-Amazonian traditions.
His skill is the translation of the silent messages that Sacred plants like Ayahuasca, Tabaco, San Pedro, and others utter to human beings.
He is a connector between ancient healing technologies and the modern world; this is especially helpful in situations where modern medicine cannot heal spiritual wounds.
His curiosity led him not only to embrace South American mysticism but also philosophies like Buddhism, Alchemy, Zen, Tantra, Sikshm, and others.
His wise words produce a profound introspection in those who listen to them.
I am very excited about this conversation because he is one of my go-to’s when talking about altered states of consciousness.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to the Shaman, Xuan Gwar.
In this conversation, you will learn the following:
- Shamanic practices
- Spiritualism and religion
- Outer state of consciousness
- Traditions and plant medicine
- And more!
Watch the full interview with Xuan Gwar on my YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/DX42aQx1O44
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#42 – Mike Linares – Simple Nursing, How to Disrupt Traditional Education, Entrepreneurship and more
Mike Linares is the CEO and Founder of SimpleNursing an online modernized teaching tool for nursing students born from Mike’s needs. Around 2012 (while attending Cerritos Nursing School in Southern California), Mike was called into his Dean’s office to receive perilous news about his upcoming mid-term. Unfortunately, he wasn’t doing so well.
Following that news, he realized that the nursing education system was outdated and impractical, but he still managed to graduate. After graduating from Nursing School and in the middle of his shift as a nurse in a Hospital, he realized that he needed to change his lifestyle and find a way to improve the Nursing School learning methods. From that point, he spent nights and weekends filming content to publish for his peers on Youtube…, and that’s how SimpleNursing was born!
Mike Linares defines himself as an entrepreneur who saw a need in the educational system and decided to take the risk of starting his own business while helping others get through Nursing School. His company quickly succeeded after many YouTube videos and became the favorite and most trusted resource for nursing students worldwide. One of the benefits SimpleNursing offers is its dynamic exam preparation and e-learning technology to provide nursing students with the knowledge and resources critical for success in today’s most competitive nursing programs.
As with every story, Mike’s and SimpleNursing’s story has a rough patch, and at some point, things started to get complicated in the family business, which grew quickly. After this, he had to reinvent his ideas and realized he had to keep learning to grow; today, one of his greater quotes is: “You have to learn before you earn.”
In this episode, you will learn about the following:
The 3 P’s of Success
Questions to focus (What?, Why?)
Techniques to Create 10 Business Ideas
… and more!
#entrepernuship #jjruescas #optimizandome #success #educationalbootcamps #techniquesforbussiness
#41 – SoloCast – Intro a la Respiración Óptima
Hace mucho tiempo me considero un apasionado de la respiración, todo empieza por una anécdota personal donde visito mi ciudad de nacimiento (La Paz, Bolivia) después de muchos años. Luego de reunirme con mi familia sentí mareos y automáticamente me desplomé, luego de que mi familia me ayudara a levantarme y descansar un par de horas, empecé a pensar: «¿Cómo es posible que esto haya pasado? ¿De qué manera mi metabolismo cambió de manera tan radical, que ahora que vuelvo a mi ciudad natal me afecte como si fuera un extraño?». A partir de esta experiencia, me interesé en tratar de entender la manera en qué respiro y cómo reacciona mi cuerpo ante este proceso.
Tras cuestionarme si estaba respirando de manera óptima, una de las cosas que entendí es que el concepto de respirar profundamente, en la mayoría de los humanos está totalmente erróneo. En este episodio en solitario – SoloCast – Hablo acerca de los aspectos fundamentales de la respiración y de qué manera el Breathwork o Trabajo de Respiración nos ayuda a Optimizar este proceso.
En este episodio aprenderás sobre:
Qué es la respiración
Fisiología de la respiración
Técnicas para optimizar nuestra respiración
Disfruta de este SoloCast!