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Slo Mo is a series of conversations hosted by bestselling author and former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Mo Gawdat. With stunning honesty, Mo and some of his wisest friends explore the profound questions we all face in the pursuit of purpose in our lives. Achieving happiness and fulfillment is a lifelong journey, but step one is simple: slow down, and listen.

Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat Mo Gawdat

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 278 Ratings

Slo Mo is a series of conversations hosted by bestselling author and former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Mo Gawdat. With stunning honesty, Mo and some of his wisest friends explore the profound questions we all face in the pursuit of purpose in our lives. Achieving happiness and fulfillment is a lifelong journey, but step one is simple: slow down, and listen.

    Unstressable with Jodi Wellman - Living Fully

    Unstressable with Jodi Wellman - Living Fully

    We're well into our Unstressable series on Slo Mo where today I have the profound pleasure of sitting down with Jodi Wellman, a luminary in the realm of living fully. You can help our mission by preordering "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" written by me, Mo Gawdat, and Alice Law. 

    In today's conversation with Jodi, we ventured into the heart of what it means to truly embrace every moment of our existence, guided by Jodi's remarkable journey and the wisdom she's garnered along the way.
    Jodi, with her vibrant approach to life, challenges us to confront the finiteness of our time with grace and intentionality. Her work, centered around maximizing the richness of our days, resonates deeply with my own quest for happiness and meaning. We explored the delicate balance between acknowledging our mortality and using that awareness as a catalyst to live more fully, a theme that has touched my life personally and profoundly.

    Listen as we discuss: 
    UnstressableDoing the Math of LivingTuning InScheduling vs. Savoring Living without RegretsAfterlifeWhat Brings us Joy What should we Care AboutThe Joy ListSociety at LargeJodi's message is a call to action, urging us to not only chase our dreams but to savor the journey along the way. Learn more about it here: https://fourthousandmondays.com/ 
    I left our conversation more inspired than ever to embrace the beauty of the unknown, to appreciate the finite nature of our existence, and to live every day to its fullest. I invite you to continue the conversation with Jodi on her Instagram, or LinkedIn. 


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Unstressable with Gabor Mate - Overcoming Stress, Pain, and Suffering

    Unstressable with Gabor Mate - Overcoming Stress, Pain, and Suffering

    Joining us on Slo Mo today is Dr. Gabor Maté, a revered figure in the fields of addiction, stress, and childhood development and someone I personally deeply respect and admire. We engage in a conversation that feels as intimate as one between lifelong companions and Gabor shares insights from his extensive exploration of the human condition.

    Don't forget that you can help us in our mission by preordering "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" written by me, Mo Gawdat, and my wonderful co-author Alice Law. 
    Dr. Maté's journey reveals the profound connection between our emotional well-being and physical health, shedding light on how our environments, from early childhood onwards, shape our behaviors, relationships, and even our susceptibilities to diseases. Dr. Maté invites us to consider the complex tapestry of factors influencing addiction and stress, advocating for a compassionate approach to generational healing and recovery.
    This episode is a homage to the power of understanding, the importance of authentic connection, and the transformative potential of embracing vulnerability.

    Listen as we discuss:
    What Pain and Trauma are and how to Accept themWhy You should never compare Pain and SufferingWhat we can do Individually to Make a DifferenceHow to Awaken OurselvesWhat Integrative Thinking isWhat are the Choices we MakeA sort of Preprogramming of Humanity The Effects of Longterm StressHow to Face the TruthAnd How we can Begin Generational HealingFor more wisdom and guidance from Dr. Gabor Maté, follow him on Instagram or visit: https://drgabormate.com
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    Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Unstressable with Robert Sapolsky - Revealing Humanity's Inner Workings

    Unstressable with Robert Sapolsky - Revealing Humanity's Inner Workings

    Today I'll start with a gentle reminder that our upcoming book "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" is available for preorder. It is written by me, Mo Gawdat and my wonderful co-author Alice Law and we hope it will truly make an impact in getting a million people out of Stress.

    To help us learn more about Stress, in this episode of Slo Mo, I am honored to welcome Robert Sapolsky, a luminary in the field of neuroscience and a master storyteller of human behavior. A truly remarkable human being. Like a deep and engaging dialogue between friends, Robert shares his journey through the intricate maze of the human brain, discussing the marvels of biology that underpin our emotions, actions, and the essence of what makes us human.
    Beyond his groundbreaking research on stress, Robert explores his passion for teaching, his profound insights into the intersection of biology and behavior, and his unyielding curiosity about the human condition. This episode is a celebration of intellectual exploration, the wonders of scientific discovery, and the profound impact of sharing knowledge to illuminate the mysteries of our existence.
    Listen as we discuss:
    The upcoming release of UnstressableThe Biology of StressHow our Compassion sometimes contributes to our StressHow humans are a species of ContradictionsHow Contextual is StressThe Evolution of our Tribal mentality DopamineFree WillThe Positive impact we can makeFor more insights and inspiration from Robert Sapolsky, dive into his lectures and books (his most recent: https://a.co/d/iZTAUed), and follow his work at the forefront of neuroscience and behavior. To stay in touch with Robert, you can follow his academic contributions and public engagements, or subscribe to his Instagram page.
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    Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Unstressable with Katie Maycock - Reclaim Your Passion by Overcoming Burnout

    Unstressable with Katie Maycock - Reclaim Your Passion by Overcoming Burnout

    Today we begin by shining a spotlight on the upcoming "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living", a book written by me, Mo Gawdat and my wonderful co-author Alice Law. This book is a beacon of hope and practical advice for anyone seeking to preemptively tackle the stress epidemic in our modern world. We encourage you to pre-order this transformative guide towards a more serene and fulfilling life.
    In this enlightening episode of Slo Mo, we're honored to host Katie Maycock. Katie's profound understanding of the intricate link between stress, anxiety, and physical health has made her a sought-after voice in the wellness community. Through her work, she addresses the root causes of stress and anxiety, especially in high-performing individuals, offering strategies that promote not just mental well-being but also physical health.
    Join us as Katie Maycock offers a treasure trove of knowledge and practical tips that promise to enlighten, inspire, and empower you to take control of your well-being, paving the way for a life marked by less stress and more joy. This episode is a heartfelt invitation to embrace a holistic approach to health and to discover the profound connection between mind, body, and spirit.

    Listen as we discuss: 
    What Burnout actually isWhat really Drives a personOur Perception of Stress and how to change itEmotionsPerformance The Compounding effects of tiny StressesThe Physical Signs of Stress6 Stages of BurnoutHow to Protect Your Capacity for PressureWhat to do to tackle BurnoutFollow Katie on LinkedIn and Instagram to Get Your S**t Together! 

    For those who do pre-order the book, Alice and I will be hosting a special webinar for those that do: https://www.unstressable.com/the-book
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    Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Claire Ghabrial - How Resilience in the Ring Inspires Empowerment Beyond It

    Claire Ghabrial - How Resilience in the Ring Inspires Empowerment Beyond It

    In this episode of Slo Mo, we sit down with Claire Ghabrial, a powerhouse in the world of female boxing and a beacon of resilience and empowerment. Like a conversation between old friends, Claire shares her journey from the disciplined world of karate to the dynamic ring of boxing, revealing the challenges and victories that have shaped her.

    Beyond her athletic prowess, Claire delves into her passion for coaching, her commitment to empowering others through fitness, and her unique approach to wellness that transcends physical strength. This episode is a tribute to the power of determination, the beauty of evolving with grace, and the impact of inspiring others to embrace their own journey with courage.

    Listen as we discuss: 
    If getting punched hurtsWomen in Boxing The Psychology of SportsSelf Realization and PressureMarriageGratitudeWorking to inspire othersFoodThe "Good Enough" thingFor more insights and inspiration from Claire Ghabrial, check out her story at Glove Up. To stay in touch with Claire you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, or learn more about her at: https://youtube.com/@gloveup_punchyourfearsaway
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    Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sah D'Simone - How Community Transforms Your Spiritual Journey

    Sah D'Simone - How Community Transforms Your Spiritual Journey

    Today, I warmly welcome back Sah D'Simone, a beacon of spiritual awakening and mental health advocacy. As a bestselling author, meditation teacher, and transformational speaker, Sah blends ancient wisdom with his humorous and accessible approach to mindfulness.

    In this episode, we peel back the layers of Sah's journey from fashion to finding peace, discussing how to embrace our true selves and the power of compassion-based meditation. It's a conversation between friends, diving deep into practices that foster self-love and mental clarity. Join us for an uplifting chat that feels like a heart-to-heart with an old friend.

    Listen as we discuss: 
    Writing about LonelinessThe contrast between Eastern and Western cultures The Dunbar effectTechnology, Fragility, Connection Chasing distractions How to break the Mould The Third Truth Interconnectedness
    For more about Sah and his work, follow him on Instagram @sahdsimone and explore  Sah D'Simone's Official Site, and of course take a few minutes today to slow down. 
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    Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

Greenhead420 ,

Thank you my friend

Riannon here! Thank you Mo!
I discovered your beautiful work and voice through Tony Robbin’s. The story of your angel son hit close. I myself almost lost my life with what should have been a simple appendectomy 2 years ago at 38.The discovery for awareness and awakening had started decades before. Thank you for sharing these beautiful insights from your experience and journey in this space we call life. Keep helping others thank you.

Heywatchit ,

Less plugging of products

I heard Mo for the first time on a Tony Robbins podcast and I really enjoyed what he had to say. So I thought I would try his podcast, but the first one I listened to both he and the guest started by plugging their books and their services and it really turned me off. I get it, you have to promote your business to make some money, but do you have to lead with it? I guess you do.

Christopher doesn't like ,

A must listen

First podcast review ever! I’ve listened to 263 of 287 podcast, and I have recommended episodes over a hundred times. Mo has a different approach on life that has helped me rediscover myself and to define how I live my life and to redefine what a successful life looks like. I have given away over 20 copies of his book “Solve for Happy” and can’t recommend it enough! Please choose an episode to listen to in an area where you want to learn something! Keep up the amazing work Mo!!

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