Welcome to the Successfully New York Podcast, I'm your host Dr. Alex Shalman. My family have been dentists for over 100 years, and as a 5th generation dentist I practice cosmetic dentistry in NYC.
This is your exclusive invitation to my network of the biggest influencers, super creatives, and passionate New Yorkers that spread their inspiration, creativity and love every single day.
Now sit back, open wide, and let's drill into this episode!
20 Misha Hyman - Food as Medicine
Misha Hyman is a chef on a mission to heal communities with thoughtful and healthful foods. Through basic principals of nutrition and lifestyle, Misha's Health Warrior Project works to bring people and larger communities to optimal health. Misha ultimately aims to use the natural healing power of food to help people rediscover the important connection between body and mind.
In today's episode, Misha discusses his background in health and wellness, and how his love for food transformed into a mission to help disadvantaged communities. Misha shares his own personal health journey and how that has informed his work and greater understanding of a range of social problems in America today.
Tune in to hear Misha's thoughts on the growing urban farming market, how food can be leveraged for socio-economic change, and tips for healthier food shopping.
"You can't really get healthy unless your community gets healthy in my opinion." - Misha Hyman
Learn more about this episode of Successfully NY at www.alexshalman.com/20
19 Amber Rae - Choosing Wonder Over Worry
Amber Rae is an author, speaker, artist, and wild truth teller. Amber’s new book, Choose Wonder Over Worry, is an invitation to face your fears, wake up your truth, and get to the source of what’s holding you back. In today’s episode Amber tells us about her own journey of self-discovery and what led her to write Choose Wonder Over Worry. Tune in for practical tips on how to see yourself more clearly, feel emotions without getting lost in a dramatic story, and open yourself up to wonder, while still heeding the valuable advice of worry.
“I’m committed to living a life that is true over one that is comfortable.” - Amber Rae
Learn more about this episode of Successfully NY at www.alexshalman.com/19
18 John Romaniello - Shining a Light on Depression
John Romaniello is the CEO of Roman Fitness Systems, an entrepreneur, an angel investor, and a writer in the fitness space. In the last few years, John has started to transition away from the fitness world in order to concentrate on advocating for mental health and depression awareness. In this episode, John discusses why he decided to start sharing about his battle with depression, how he considers life as a series of Hero’s Journeys, and his take on modern marriage and polyamory.
“I didn’t know how to sit down and look somebody in the eye and talk to them about depression, so I did the only thing that I’ve ever really known how to do — which is write.” - John Romaniello
Learn more about this episode of Successfully NY at www.alexshalman.com/18
17 Lisa Lippman - NYC’s Celebrity Vet
Dr. Lisa Lippman is known as NYC’s celebrity veterinarian. Lisa works with high profile clients — and some high profile patients — as a home service vet in New York City. Lisa will care for your pet in your apartment, your house, your jet, your yacht — there’s no place she won’t go. Listen in as we discuss why Lisa wanted to be a vet, the pros of a home visit for your pet, tips for adopting a pet, and Lisa’s take on pet cloning.
“I love people who love their pets. ” - Lisa Lippman
Learn more about this episode of Successfully NY at www.alexshalman.com/17
16 Louisa Nicola - Rewiring Your Brain to Optimize Performance
Louisa Nicola is the founder of Neuro Athletics, an agency that works with athletes to enhance their performance through mental training. Louisa believes that performance is 90% psychological and 10% physiological. In today’s episode, we discuss the science behind Louisa’s training program, how you can train your brain to be in flow more often, and Louisa’s go-to lifestyle changes to immediately improve your mental performance.
“Your brain is limitless.” - Louisa Nicola
Learn more about this episode of Successfully NY at www.alexshalman.com/16
15 Lewis Howes - Taking Off the Mask of Masculinity
Today I sit down with my dear friend Lewis Howes to discuss his just released book, The Mask of Masculinity. Lewis is the host of The School of Greatness podcast, one of the top 50 podcasts in the world, and the NYT bestselling author of The School of Greatness. Lewis is a master of making people think introspectively and go beyond their masks to find what really drives them. In today’s episode, we discuss how being truly vulnerable changed Lewis’s life, what it means to be a man in a world of toxic masculinity, and how you can learn to take off your masks to find inner peace and follow your authentic vision.
“Masks get us big results, but at what price?” - Lewis Howes
Learn more about this episode of Successfully NY at www.alexshalman.com/15
Informative and relatable! Interesting content that I can apply to my daily life, choices, and for my patients
Personal development at its best
Thanks for taking time to help others and provide informative podcasts that will help people moving forward. My old buddy from dyker heights all the best wish you tons of success !!! Justin
Some of my favorite New Yorkers are on this podcast! Can’t wait to to hear more!