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This show is about stories and strategies to help you optimize your health, your relationships and your business. We focus on keeping it simple and having fun.

The Optimized Life Amy Guerrero & Jess Janda

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

This show is about stories and strategies to help you optimize your health, your relationships and your business. We focus on keeping it simple and having fun.

    34: Working with Your Body's Natural Rhythms

    34: Working with Your Body's Natural Rhythms

    34: Working with Your Body's Natural Rhythms

    You see posts on social media and you feel like everyone else has figured out this adulting thing and they’re sticking to a schedule, a routine, like a boss; and you’re a big hot mess with no structure, no schedule. Or maybe you are sticking to a schedule, but you’re exhausted and having to rely on caffeine or worse to get you through the slumps in your day. Can you relate?

    Most of us have felt this way and have assumed that the problem is us -- we’re just not disciplined enough . But in this episode of the Optimized Life podcast, we’re going to challenge that assumption.

    You see, the problem is not your ability to stick to a schedule or a routine, but rather, your ability to identify your body’s natural rhythms and develop a routine that optimizes those rhythms. And we can help.

    In this episode, we’re going to tell you about our own experiences tuning into our bodys’ rhythms and the huge changes, which we previously thought were impossible, that we’ve experienced as a result.

    We’re going deep with this topic and giving you the tools that you need to identify your own rhythms so you can work with them (instead of against them!) for optimal productivity.



    Listen in as we talk about:

    03:56 The external sources that have overridden our bodies’ natural states and rhythms

    20:09 The significance of the circadian rhythm

    23:46 The dangers of overriding our natural rhythms

    25:02 The four phases of the menstrual cycle, which may be impacting your daily life in ways you don’t realize.

    32:29 Chronotypes and how working with your chronotype can optimize your schedule or routine



    Resources mentioned:

    When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink



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    • 46 min
    33: The Gut Brain Axis, Weight Loss & Happiness

    33: The Gut Brain Axis, Weight Loss & Happiness

    33: The Gut Brain Axis, Weight Loss & Happiness

    Have you ever felt like you are doing all the things and still feel stuck? If so, this episode is for you.

    On this episode of the Optimized Life podcast, we are joined by world renowned Psycho-Nutritionist and award-winning product formulator of nutraceuticals, Dr. Shawn Talbott.

    Listen in as we dive into all thing gut-brain axis and how it impacts weight loss and happiness.

    In addition to being the Chief Science Officer at Amare Global, the mental wellness company, he is the author of 14 books, including the new book - Mental Fitness: Maximizing Mood, Motivation, & Mental Wellness by Optimizing the Brain-Body-Biome.

    What I appreciate most about Dr. Shawn is the functional approach he takes to health by combining physiology, biochemistry, and psychology to help people improve their mental wellness and physical performance.

    His ability to take complex scientific topics and break them down in a way that’s fun, digestible and actionable is one of his greatest gifts.

    Dr Shawn will be our special guest speaker at our upcoming Keep Austin Happy event on Saturday 3/12 from 10am-1pm at dadaLab in East Austin.

    If you are in the Austin or surrounding central Texas areas join us for a morning of empowerment, community and action.

    Tickets can be found here: www.keepatxhappy.com



    Listen in as we talk about:

    5:10 The question Dr Shawn asked Jess when they 1stmet that changed everything: Does it feel like your brain is low on cell phone bars? The gut-brain axis explained.

    13:40 Applying modern scientific techniques to traditional medicine systems like Ayurvedic, ancient Chinese medicine and Kampo to create natural interventions

    18:50 How tuning and reprograming your gut microbiome creates a dynamic, internal pharmacy

    22:10 A new approach to weight-loss through the gut – getting in tune with your body’s appetite signaling

    31:00 When you are doing all the things and still feel stuck

    37:38 Why mental wellness is the place to be right now and how you can be part of it



    How you can be part of the KEEPY AUSTIN HAPPY movement:

    If you are in the Austin or surrounding areas, we invite you join us at our very 1st Keep Austin Happy event on Saturday, March 12th 2022 from 10am-1pm.

    Tickets can be found here: http://www.keepatxhappy.com

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    • 46 min
    32: How to Feel Safe While Expanding into Something You’ve Never Been Before

    32: How to Feel Safe While Expanding into Something You’ve Never Been Before

    32: How to Feel Safe While Expanding into Something You’ve Never Been Before

    What if paying attention to your gut microbiome could allow you to feel safe in the uncertainty while you expand into something you’ve never been before?

    Introducing KEEP AUSTIN HAPPY!

    A movement to feel good, more often and the ripple effect that could create in your life and in your family system.

    Over the past two years, Covid and long Covid has profoundly impacted the way we function in our bodies, live, work and relate to one another.

    Coupled with the rapidly shifting landscape of our world it created so much uncertainty.

    Uncertainty around health, family routines, money, and the health of the planet.

    What’s mind-blowing is that when given the choice ... people will always choose unhappiness over uncertainty ... think about that?

    On this episode of the Optimized Life Podcast, we take a deep dive into the disorganized pattern Covid has created through that uncertainly and what these last two years have really shown us as a world and in our individual life.


    In your nervous system
    In your your body
    In your thought life
    In your relationships 

    And how you decide what feels safe and what doesn’t feel safe thought the uncertainty

    What it would feel like for you to be able trust yourself again, to feel safety from within and to be able to come back home to your body?



    Listen in as we talk about:

    1:15  How Covid has created the dysregulation we are seeing throughout every aspect of our life and the Keep Austin Happy Movement this is coming to Texas to help get us re-regulated

    6:08  How uncertainty can keeps us stuck

    12:32 How to create regulation in the nervous system

    16:51 How the gut-brain axis impacts health, happiness and our ability to relate to the world

    22:38 An introduction to the Keep Austin Happy Movement and how you can be part of it



    How you can be part of the KEEPY AUSTIN HAPPY movement:

    If you are in the Austin or surrounding areas, we invite you join us at our very 1st Keep Austin Happy event on Saturday, March 12th 2022 from 10am-1pm.

    To register go here: http://www.keepatxhappy.com



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    • 37 min
    31: How to Feel Anger From a Place of Groundedness

    31: How to Feel Anger From a Place of Groundedness

    31: How to Feel Anger From a Place of Groundedness

    In each of our lives, there will inevitably be someone or something that triggers in you either a burning rage or intense fear.

    We know we should get it out of our nervous system and let it go, but that’s easier said than done. How can we so easily let someone off the hook after they cut us off in traffic? How can we not get angry when reading the heartbreaking news we wake up to everyday? Regardless of the reason, the fallout can often be damaging.

    Fear and anger arise from a ‘perceived’ threat creating a fight-or-flight response in our body. While it’s not easy to distinguish in the moment whether it’s a genuine threat or a distorted thought, slowing down to do so helps create space for us to respond appropriately to these highly charged emotions.

    In this episode of The Optimized Life Podcast, Jess and Amy share some of their personal experiences of dealing with emotions of fear and anger. 

    They even outline actionable steps that they find helpful to regulate their emotions and connect with themselves.



    Listen in as we talk about:

    10:47 Amy explains how she creates awareness around her anger in order to feel it safely.

    12:37 Jess relates her anger to excavating honesty and allowing it to exist instead of turning to aggression or numbing mechanisms

    21:55 How anger can promote urgency, cooperation and collectivism

    26:43 Jess goes deep into her personal experience with characterizing anger as an unmet need and how she’s come to express it in a healthy way in her marriage

    34:02 Amy defines the four types of attachment and how most of us typically respond to anger brought forth by these patterns

    45:17 Jess and Amy break down the actionable steps they are each doing to create space around anger in order to feel it from a grounded place



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    • 50 min
    30: Consistency & How to Create More of It

    30: Consistency & How to Create More of It

    30: Consistency & How to Create More of It

    Admit it. We all want consistency in our lives. In our eating habits, workout schedule, morning routine, cashflow, and even in our relationships…we crave consistency.

    In an effort to better improve in this area, we buy all the best motivational books, watch the all recommended TedTalks and we hear the same message played back to us, “Consistency is the key to success.”

    While that may be true…it begs the question how do we integrate consistency into our lives in a sustainable way? How do we stay consistent while still consciously and mindfully moving forward in our lives?

    Nobody taught us that consistency involves priming our nervous systems with the energy to make those daily choices.

    Nobody taught us that it’s safe to choose a frequency of consistency that works best for us and to not feel guilty about it.

    Nobody taught us that wherever we are in our consistency process, we are worth celebrating and each of us should be…right now!

    In Episode 31 of The Optimized Life Podcast, Jess and Amy get right down to the hard-to-grapple-with truth of what consistency is, what it’s not, how to maintain it, and all the ins and outs we were never taught about it.



    Listen in as we talk about:

    07:05 Jess brings clarity to how nervous system regulation and attachment patterns are the underlying key to being consistent

    10:57 Amy uncovers how the role of technology and instant gratification relates to the way we view consistency for ourselves.

    12:55 Learning to choose whatever form of consistency that works for you.

    19:40 We learn that consistency is two steps forward, one step back with occasional doubt creeping in.

    22:06 Practicing celebration to expand your nervous system.

    27:05 Amy divulges how we can bring compassion to ourselves as we experience signs of dysregulation.



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    🙋‍ Amy Guerrero:   http://www.amyguerrero.com

    🙋‍ Jess Janda:   http://www.jessjanda.com

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    • 46 min
    29: Ayahuasca and What Comes Next

    29: Ayahuasca and What Comes Next

    29: Ayahuasca and What Comes Next

    Ayahuasca is way more than just “showing up and throwing up.” It helps your brain to rewire neuropathways, it allows your body to purge things that are no longer serving you, it heals the body and boosts mental well-being. With proper integration post ceremony, it has the power to create profound, positive changes in your life.

    Fresh off of a 3 day Ayahuasca ceremony, Jess reflects on back on her most recent medicine journey, the positive changes she is experiencing post ceremony and what comes next ... which is where the "integration" comes in. 

    Integration is such an important part of the healing journey as it allows you process and make sense of everything that came up during ceremony.

    But what exactly does integration look like?

    In Episode 30 of The Optimized Life Podcast, Jess and Amy take you through the sweeping narrative of experiencing Ayahuasca. They recount each day’s moments with a specific visualization of the events as they happened, the ups, downs and how each of their experiences are still plugging into their daily lives, guiding them.

    We’re inviting you into an extremely informative and interesting conversation between friends. As you listen, we invite you to purposefully reflect on your own experiences and feelings.



    Listen in as we talk about:

    3:30 Jess’ experience of exploring different groundbreaking modalities, and turning to Ayahuasca to transform her whole family system

    14:24 What psychedelics do to our brain to create new neural pathways

    20:08 Approaching integration that’s sourced from the inside and a connection with oneself

    36:15 Amy reflects on awakening and releasing trauma by holding space for relief

    39:23 The role of Ayahuasca in connecting us back to the natural world

    42:06 Jess and Amy share the energy shifts they went through in their life after experiencing Ayahuasca



    ———Download The Optimized Life Toolkit———

    Our TOP 5 HACKS that will FINALLY Get You "IN THE ZONE" All Day everyday: https://www.jessjanda.com/theoptimizedlife

    ———Where to Find Amy & Jess———

    🙋‍ Amy Guerrero:   http://www.amyguerrero.com

    🙋‍ Jess Janda:   http://www.jessjanda.com

    ———Connect With Amy & Jess———

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    • 56 min

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