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210. How to Quiet Your Inner Critic to Boost Your Mental Health

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Release Date: 09/04/2023

Finding Calm in the Holiday Chaos: 5 Stress Relief Hacks for the Most Wonderful Time of Year show art Finding Calm in the Holiday Chaos: 5 Stress Relief Hacks for the Most Wonderful Time of Year

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Does the pressure to shop perfectly, party nonstop, stay cheerful, and produce picture-perfect holidays leave you drained and stressed? You're not alone! This week on The Fit Mess podcast, Zach and Jeremy share their best tactics for maintaining sanity amidst seasonal chaos. Tune in to hear them offer reasonable, realistic solutions to minimize holiday havoc so you can truly delight in the magic of this special time of year. From mindset shifts to self-care strategies, these guys are bringing practical advice to help you protect your peace of mind instead of just white-knuckling through the...

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How to Rewire Your Brain to Stop Craving Junk Food Dopamine Hits, with Dr. Glenn Livingston show art How to Rewire Your Brain to Stop Craving Junk Food Dopamine Hits, with Dr. Glenn Livingston

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Subscribe: In this conversation with psychologist Glenn Livingston, he shares how cravings can actually be a sign of a healthy brain rather than a sickness. He provides practical strategies for defeating cravings through specific food rules, redirecting fantasy about junk foods, and focusing on non-scale victories like freedom from obsession. Glenn emphasizes self-acceptance while still pursuing a healthy weight, starting with one simple change instead of dramatic overhauls. He advises not letting shame drive weight loss efforts. Topics Discussed: Understanding cravings as a sign of a...

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How To Relax Your Nervous System and Reduce Anxiety Through Better Sleep with Dr. Peter Martone show art How To Relax Your Nervous System and Reduce Anxiety Through Better Sleep with Dr. Peter Martone

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

*Join the 5 Day Change Your Life Challenge with Jeremy's personal trainer Jope Villegas! Learn more here:   In this episode, leading chiropractor Dr. Peter Martone shares his expertise on improving sleep for better health. He explains common mistakes people make with their sleep posture, like side sleeping, and how these strained positions lead to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain over time. Dr. Martone stresses the role quality sleep plays in balancing hormones, reducing anxiety, and optimizing health. Listen to learn easy fixes that will upgrade your energy, recovery, and...

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226. How to Find Your Passion at Any Age with Brian Ondrako show art 226. How to Find Your Passion at Any Age with Brian Ondrako

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Do you have goals you want to accomplish that you have been putting off? Sometimes, you need to just get started. How do you do that? Well, we decided to ask Just Get Started podcast host, Brian Ondrako. Today, we speak to Brian about how he helps inspire people on the cusp of getting started on their path toward happiness. According to Brian, happiness is the result of making consistent decisions that align with your vision for your life, not attaining any specific goal. Unless you have a clear idea of which way to go, seeking happiness is almost irrelevant, which is why Brian...

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225. How to Transform Your Subconscious Programming with Breathwork and Meditative Practices with Carson Finkle show art 225. How to Transform Your Subconscious Programming with Breathwork and Meditative Practices with Carson Finkle

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

The power of the mind and breath is so potent, that when tapped into, it can change your entire world for the better. Your heart and mind speak to each other, and we can change the way they communicate by releasing trauma stored in our subconscious and body, by using mindfulness techniques and breathwork. Breathwork has been life-changing for our host Jeremy Grater, so he wanted to share this healing tool with you all by bringing on his breathwork facilitator, Carson Finkle, on today’s episode to share his knowledge and insight on the benefits of breathwork, as well as the unique way he...

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224. Open Your Ears: Disney VP Lee Cockerell Shares How to Defeat Anxiety show art 224. Open Your Ears: Disney VP Lee Cockerell Shares How to Defeat Anxiety

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Former Disney executive Lee Cockerell shares how he struggled with anxiety and depression later in life, despite professional success. He emphasizes the importance of sleep, diet, and exercise for mental health. Lee also discusses the need for vulnerability and work-life balance, even as a leader. He offers advice on prioritizing self-care, family, and business obligations. Topics Discussed: Dealing with imposter syndrome as an executive Lee's personal struggles with anxiety and depression The prevalence of mental health issues today The importance of sleep for mental wellbeing Overcoming...

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223. How To Break An Internet and Phone Addiction show art 223. How To Break An Internet and Phone Addiction

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

In this episode, Jeremy openly discusses his personal struggles with internet and phone addiction, including constantly checking his devices for validation from likes and comments. He covers recognizing the signs of unhealthy technology dependence, like anxiety when disconnected and neglecting real-life responsibilities. The episode provides tips for overcoming internet addiction such as deleting unnecessary apps, establishing tech-free zones, finding rewarding offline activities, monitoring usage, taking digital detoxes, seeking professional support, and addressing root causes like...

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222. Man Enough to Embrace Our Emotions - Justin Baldoni Discusses Creating New Masculine Ideals show art 222. Man Enough to Embrace Our Emotions - Justin Baldoni Discusses Creating New Masculine Ideals

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

This week we talk with actor and author Justin Baldoni about his new book Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity. We discuss the origins of limiting masculine stereotypes, the generational trauma around suppressing emotions that men inherit, and why embracing vulnerability is true strength. Justin shares his personal journey questioning the man box and advocates for redefining old-fashioned ideas of masculinity that often leave men feeling inadequate. We discuss practical ways men can open up and reconnect to their emotions and full humanity without feeling “unmanly.” Bulleted list of 10...

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221. How To Find The Motivation To Lose Weight And Transform Your Health, with David Specht show art 221. How To Find The Motivation To Lose Weight And Transform Your Health, with David Specht

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

Today, we're joined by inspirational weight loss success story David Specht. This former 300lb+ man, now dedicated health coach, is here to teach us everything he knows about the journey to better health. If you thought losing 100+ pounds was impossible, you're not alone - David once felt defeated and stuck in his obesity. However, through discipline and lifestyle change, David transformed his body and mindset over time. His story proves that lasting change is possible if you do the work. In this powerful episode, we ask David all our burning questions about weight loss and health journeys:...

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220. Feeling Anxious About the Future? This Nostalgia Exercise Could Help You Find Gratitude show art 220. Feeling Anxious About the Future? This Nostalgia Exercise Could Help You Find Gratitude

Fit Mess: A Men's Mental Health Podcast

If you've struggled with childhood trauma, you know how it can haunt you into adulthood. The memories and unhealthy patterns of coping can lead to anxiety, depression, and feelings of being stuck. You may feel like you can't escape the pain of your past. In this vulnerable episode of The Fit Mess podcast, Jeremy and Zach share stories of overcoming difficult childhoods through self-compassion and gratitude. Looking back at old mementos helped them realize how much they've grown. They discuss strategies like mindfulness and perspective-taking to combat negative thought cycles. The hosts...

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In this raw, candid episode of The Fit Mess, hosts Jeremy and Zach have an open discussion about Jeremy's battle with depression, imposter syndrome, and negative self-talk. He shares his struggles with anxiety and isolation at recent entrepreneurial events, where he felt different and inadequate compared to others. Zach provides perspective by focusing on Jeremy's progress over time, avoiding unproductive comparisons with others. Their conversation dives into beneficial tactics like self-compassion, adding structure through routines, reframing negative thoughts, and utilizing social support.

Topics Discussed:

  • The need for self-acceptance beyond achievement
  • Learning from the past to appreciate the present
  • Staying focused on your own path
  • This transparent discussion offers connection and hope

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