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BHP 008: Lindsey Matthews | BIRTHFIT

The Better Human Project

Release Date: 02/13/2018

BHP Shorts 068: Arnold, Ballet, & The In-Between Moments show art BHP Shorts 068: Arnold, Ballet, & The In-Between Moments

The Better Human Project

There is an iconic scene in the cult classic Pumping Iron where the Austrian Oak himself, and reigning Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger takes ballet lessons. This scene contains several lessons for us, starting with the fact that true mastery requires total ownership of one's craft. In other words, champions are willing to do whatever it takes to be the best. In this case, the most famous champion in bodybuilding history realizes the moments on stage are about more than just the mandatory poses. By thinking about the moments in between poses, and how one moves from pose to pose, he almost...

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BHP Shorts 067: Get More Flow show art BHP Shorts 067: Get More Flow

The Better Human Project

What do the Runner's high, suspension of self, LuLuLemon, the neurochemistry of flow states and the Artist's Journey have in common? TUNE IN and you're about to find out! This seed for this episode was planted when LuLu Lemon founder Chip Wilson wrote the following statement: "the runners high hits after 35 minutes of sustained elevated heart rate and in this state we are present and somehow our past is no longer dictating our conscious thought or even subconscious thought." In this BHP Short, we're digging deeper on: Flow states, heightened awareness and performance How physical activity...

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BHP Shorts 066: The Father Of The Bride Lesson show art BHP Shorts 066: The Father Of The Bride Lesson

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If you want more discipline, consistency or follow through, you need to listen to this episode. If you constantly break promises to yourself, let yourself off the hook, or have trouble "staying on track" when things get a little tough, this is for you. At its core, this message highlights the massive chasm between promises and commitments. While that may sounds like semantics, you'll realize the significance like a punch in gut when you hear how this plays out in a real world example. And once you hear it, I hope you never look at goals, promises, or commitments that same way. Be #ALLIN or...

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BHP Shorts 065: Understanding Risk show art BHP Shorts 065: Understanding Risk

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It's only dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Or is it? Risk is a tricky thing, and in some instances impossible to eliminate completely, but it's not impossible to navigate. Let's look at driving. There is a certain level of risk involved in driving your car across town today (and everyday) no matter how good of a driver you are - or how high your car's safety rating. But how does that risk change if we're distracted? (You know using our phone for directions while talking and trying to take a sunset photo?) And how does that risk change again if this time we trust that same daily...

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BHP Shorts 064: Advice to 20-Year-Olds show art BHP Shorts 064: Advice to 20-Year-Olds

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"Becoming yourself is a beautiful struggle." - Forrest Limon & Nathan Wagner A few weeks ago I had coffee with two young entrepreneurs who, at just 20-years-old have already published their first book, are speaking to large groups of high school and college students, and are pursuing day jobs on Wall Street and Aerospace Engineering. The morning we spent together was energizing and inspiring. I won't bore you with details, but Forrest and Nathan wrapped up our conversation by asking me if I had any final advice for them. In today's BHP Short I recount how I answered that question along...

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BHP Shorts 063: Nutrition Q and A Part 2 show art BHP Shorts 063: Nutrition Q and A Part 2

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We're back with another edition of Nutrition Q and A. In this episode, we're talking about sleep, digestion, and probiotics. I track my sleep, but I don't get enough REM or Deep sleep. How do I improve sleep quality? My favorite sleep supplements and why I'll never take melatonin to help my sleep. My digestion is messed up - and stress seems to make it worse? What should I do? I get overwhelmed in the Probiotics section...what do you recommend and how can I find the right one for me? I want to optimize my gut health, where should I start? You guys could not have given me a better group of...

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BHP Shorts 062: Are You Operating Out Of Fear Or Love? show art BHP Shorts 062: Are You Operating Out Of Fear Or Love?

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ARE YOU OPERATING OUT FEAR OR LOVE? I’m fascinated by what motivates and drives us. Not in the sense of #MondayMotivation but MOTIVE, as in, why do we do what we do? In most instances, I’ve found that our actions can be distilled down into one of 2 categories: fear or love. Show me an action and I’ll bet we can trace it’s motive back to either fear or love. So the developmental, or integrative question becomes: am I operating out of fear or love? Our best selves, the version of us that we want to be operates out of love. The version of us that we hide, chastise, loathe, etc: operates...

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BHP Shorts 061: Can You Live With This Decision? show art BHP Shorts 061: Can You Live With This Decision?

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Whether it’s in F*ck Your Feelings, a Better Human Workshop, a podcast or a keynote presentation, much of my guidance centers around helping us understand our minds so we can make better decisions and ultimately align our actions with our values, not our fleeting emotional states. But one of the most common questions I get is something like this: “When you’re in the moment, how do you #FuckYourFeelings and act according to your values?” While I prefer to focus on long-term solutions, like how awareness creates choice, cultivating this awareness, defining our values first so we have a...

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BHP 076: Rick Alexander | Ambitious Heroes and Heartache show art BHP 076: Rick Alexander | Ambitious Heroes and Heartache

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I'm honored to call Rick Alexander a friend and I'm always excited for the chance to share our conversations with you on the podcast. I've learned a lot from Rick and in this unique episode of the BHP, Rick and I dig into several of those powerful lessons, including: It pays to be a winner Being a team guy (or gal) Do I want to share a foxhole with you? We also talk about Rick's new book, Ambitious Heroes and Heartaches: A Book About What It Means To Be Human (it's excellent, pick up a copy when it comes out!) Oh, and we debut some new-for-2020 Rapid Fire Questions. #easydoesn't PRESS PLAY...

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Let's talk about your moat. Simply put, a moat is your competitive advantage. Like the water around a castle, it's the thing that keeps your competition at bay. So what is your moat? What's the thing that makes you unique? Wait, scratch that...unique for the sake of being different isn't enough. Anyone can be different. That doesn't make us irreplaceable. What's the thing that makes you irreplaceable? Unrepeatable? TUNE IN to today's BHP Short and learn: Why businesses, athletes, employees, and (almost) everyone needs a moat This lesson transcends business. If you're an athlete, your coaches...

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BIRTHFIT founder and CEO Lindsey Matthews joins us on the Better Human Project to talk BIRTHFIT, hormones, relationships, movement practices, posture, and more.

What You’ll Learn from Lindsey Matthews on Episode 8 of the Better Human Project Podcast

  • Health begins on the inside.
  • The 4 pillars of BIRTHFIT and how Lindsey used them to recover from her own setback
  • Why everyone, especially expecting mothers need to start a movement practice.
  • The power of breath and the McKenzie Protocol.
  • The industrialization of the birth process - and how women can explore their different options for the birth they want
  • The misconceptions about pre-conception
  • Planning your training, nutrition, and even your workflow to match the phases of your monthly cycle
  • Mastering the different areas of life: work, home, relationships, and more - “you are going to grow and evolve and it’s up to you to put energy into it to make it continue.”
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: what is it and how finding DNS was the missing piece and light bulb moment for Lindsey in her personal and professional evolutions
  • “Right now our society is doing a piss poor job on both sides of the mountain.” The struggles women face postpartum and how BIRTHFIT is tackling this problem.
  • “Change is not going to occur until we start speaking with our money.” - find out what we can do right now to drive the changes we want to see.
  • Lindsey’s #1 Tip To Be a Better Human: It starts with your mindset, embrace a growth set mindset in everything that you do.
  • Lindsey’s #1 Tip To Do Better: Getting out of your own story and going into the story of the person through their own eyes.

Strong women build strong babies who build a better world.