The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, exists to transform the conversation around sleep on the planet! Each episode is a conversation with industry leaders designed to deliver practical takeaways to improve your sleep. The intention is to shift the paradigm of wellness to make SLEEP the #1 focus in our journey towards great health.
For years, my sleep was a problem in my life. When I went through my own challenging period of insomnia while traveling internationally, I felt like there was nowhere to turn. After obsessively learning all that I could about chronobiology and circadian rhythms — what I learned changed my life and I’m committed to sharing what I've learned (and continue to learn!).
Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep.
034: Christian Chasmer, Partner & COO of Vessel, At-Home Wellness Testing in the Palm of Your Hand!
Imagine having the power to gain a full diagnostic of your current health right in the comfort of your own home? Vessel has given us the capability to do so. Christian Chasmer, Partner and COO of Vessel demistfys this new technology by walking us through their at home wellness testing kit. The personalized analysis that is affordable to all, will provide you with the ability to get a breakdown of any deficiencies, give unique recommendations specific to you and connect you with actual wellness professionals all from the palm of your hand! Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, Christian was raised to live life with “no what-ifs.” Using this mentality to guide him in his career, he started multiple businesses, consulted with 7 and 8 figure companies on systems, leadership, and scaling before becoming a partner and COO at health tech company Vessel. The secret to his success lies in the systems he uses for both his personal life and his business.
Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, Christian was raised to live life with “no what-ifs.” Using this mentality to guide him in his career, he started multiple businesses, consulted with 7 and 8 figure companies on systems, leadership, and scaling before becoming a partner and COO at health tech company Vessel. He’s also the author of the #1 Best-Selling book Lose the Limits: Break Your Limiting Beliefs, Become a More Productive You, Achieve Everything You Want in Life. Now, Christian lives in San Diego where he builds impact-driven technology companies as an entrepreneur. The secret to his success lies in the systems he uses for both his personal life and his business.
033: Dr. Ron Gharbo, HRV Expert: The circadian dance between your brain and heart
This week, we talk about heart rate variability and all five million impacts it has on your body. Well, just two of them: sleep and mindfulness. Dr. Raouf (Ron) Gharbo completed his specialty residency medical training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at an elite program at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. In this episode of Sleep Is A Skill, Ron talks about his story and why he believes measuring heart rate variability is important. Get your heart rate up with this one!
032: Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Co-Founder and CEO of Timeshifter: The BEST app to beat Jet Lag! [And how to use Timeshifting even in a pandemic]
Have you ever had major jet lag when you traveled somewhere a *bit* too far from home? Mickey Beyer-Clausen is a Danish-born, New York-based serial entrepreneur. In the ’90s, he was one of the first to launch successful Internet businesses and today he's building genre-defining companies around innovations with the potential to improve the human or planetary condition. Currently, Beyer-Clausen is the Co-founder and CEO of Timeshifter — the world’s first platform for circadian shifting with a mission to solve large, previously unsolved problems caused by our circadian clock. In this episode of Sleep Is A Skill, Mickey talks about his story and why he felt it was necessary to create Timeshifter. Compensate for all the time we lost in 2020 with this episode!
031: Esther Blum, Nutritionist and Author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Sick: How Your Gut Health is Preventing You From Getting Restful Sleep
Our gut health serves as a powerful tool for hormone release and regulation. When we take care of our nutrition and pay attention to our stress levels we can start to see the connection between how it also affects our sleep. Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian, and Author of several books has helped women become clear on what they need to eat to create both an internal and external environment for healing while aiming to get on a consistently restful sleep schedule. In her episode of The Sleep is A Skill Podcast, Esther tells us all about her 13-year long journey and struggles with sleep even as a practitioner and her empathetic approach to the individualistic needs we all have when it comes to our dietary needs to accomplish a great night’s rest.
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High-Performance Coach. She has helped thousands of women by teaching her clients how to get clear and decisive about what to eat while healing their relationship with food and their bodies.
Esther is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. She currently maintains a busy virtual practice where she provides 360 degrees of healing with physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual support. Esther believes that diet and supplements are the foundation to healing, but treating the whole person is paramount.
Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, the Today Show, A Healthy You with Carol Alt, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5’s Good Day NY, and Fox News Live. Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in E! Online, In Touch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, and Cosmo.
030: Kayla Osterhoff - MPH, PhDc, Health Optimization Practitioner & Entrepreneur: Biohack Your Way Into The Best Sleep of Your Life
Let’s break old habits and take back control of our circadian rhythm! Kayla Osterhoff explains how biohacking allows us to leverage our environment and behaviors to subconsciously create new neural pathways leading to a healthier lifestyle, including getting great sleep. Kayla Osterhoff, MPH is a current doctoral candidate, a biohacker, a global leader in integrative mind-body medicine, and is formally trained across the health sciences spectrum. From childhood to early adulthood, Kayla witnessed the cost and devastation of mental illness and addiction, but it acted as the catalyst for her health sciences career. She was determined to learn about the human body and understand why some people suffer illness and disease while others don't. She discovered that chronic illness and disease are not inevitable but can be prevented and cured through lifestyle. In this episode of Sleep is A Skill, Kayla gives us five simple biohacks to start doing tonight. Tune in now to learn how you can create a unique biohacking formula that works succinctly with your body.
029: Joy Dushey, Founder of The Joyful Approach, Holistic Guide, Alchemist, Facilitator, Educator, Activist: What does emotional hygiene entail & how does it support great sleep?
“I’m all about healthy habits for sleep - setting the environment by 8:00, dimming the lights, getting away from the blue lights.” Joy Dushey is the founder of The Joyful Approach. She is a holistic guide, an alchemist, a profound facilitator in healing, an educator, and an activist for deeper connection of humanity. In this episode of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, Joy talks about her story and why she’s so passionate about breathwork and its effects on our sleep. This episode hits close to home!
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Mollie is such a bundle of energy and her passion for topics around sleep is refreshing. Learned a bunch from her guests. Highly advise people who are looking to clean up their sleep to subscribe.
Get the Best Sleep Ever
Mollie is so skilled at bringing together expert voices to teach the audience how to craft and hone the skill of sleep.
Fresh Podcast on Sleep
Mollie brings a fresh outlook on our old problem of dealing with that Sleep Monster! I have had sleep issues for 30 years because of shift work and health issues. It’s great to listen to her weekly podcast to hear about all kinds of new ways to get better sleep! Zzzzzzzzzz