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What if you could have the life you want, now? Your emotions and energy are a key component and engineering them engineers your life. Justin Wenck has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and over a decade of experience with yoga, meditation, nutrition, fitness, and personal development and he'll be your guide on this journey.

What if you could have the life you want, now? Your emotions and energy are a key component and engineering them engineers your life. Justin Wenck has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and over a decade of experience with yoga, meditation, nutrition, fitness, and personal development and he'll be your guide on this journey.


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What if you could have the life you want, now? Your emotions and energy are a key component and engineering them engineers your life. Justin Wenck has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and over a decade of experience with yoga, meditation, nutrition, fitness, and personal development and he'll be your guide on this journey.




It Is What It Is...Not

"It is what it is" Have you ever used this phrase or heard someone use it? It's often used when there's a frustrating situation that can't be changed. There isn't much that offends me, but I do find this phrase offensive because it's 100% a lie. Nothing is 100% static. Nothing is what it is. IT is whatever we interpret IT to be. This is a verifiable fact of Quantum Physics where if you choose to see a photon of light as particle then it behaves as a particle. If you choose to see it as a...


Celebrating Growth

Celebrating Growth When was the last time you celebrated growth? Why not celebrate growth with me today as I celebrate the 100th episode of the Engineering Emotions and Energy Podcast. I'll be taking a look back at the first episode, You ARE Influential, published on Dec 29, 2019 . I'll also be revisiting some of the most loved episodes… Guided I Love Myself Meditation Episode 35 from 2020 Depression, Divorce, & Dissolution Episode 65 from 2021 And I'll be joined by the most...


It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Are

"You can be right or you can be happy." How do you feel when you read that quote? When I first hear that quote when going to Al-anon meetings, as someone who loved to be right, it did not make me happy. Yet, I really really wanted to be happy. I thought if I learned the right things and did the right things, THEN I would be happy. Just as the Free Beer Tomorrow will never be available now. You will never be happy in the future. You can only be Happy now. Some of you might already be...


Be Your Own Truth Detector

***Be Your Own Truth Detector*** How open is your mind to new information? Or if it doesn't fit with what you've been told by an authority, do you write that off as lies, nonsense, or fake? Have you ever asked where that authority discern fact from fiction came from? (Hint: It's usually self-given.) Am I telling you to disbelieve everyone and everything? Absolutely not. Many, if not most authorities have great intentions and beneficial information to improve your life in the proper...


What Would You Do If you Almost Died?

***What Would You Do IF You Almost Died?*** What would be the first thing you do after being released from the hospital after almost losing your life? Did you answer "clean the house"? I'm guessing not. That was the answer of someone close to me the day after they got out of the hospital. Since I knew this person so well, my response wasn't surprise or scolding. I simply asked: "Is someone coming over?" "Some people from the hospital are coming to check in on me." This might not make...


Hoʻoponopono for Healing

*******Hoʻoponopono for Healing******* When your heart breaks or your body aches, what do you turn towards? Drugs? Distractions? Depression? Last week I pulled a muscle in my back and pain was practically unbearable. How could I handle this? I turned to Hoʻoponopono for healing. What's that? Hoʻoponopono is a traditional Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. It's simplicity is only matched by it's power. Repeating it's 4 magic phrases had my back pain free the next day, and...


What You Want Is Already So Close - Maybe Too Close

What you need is already so close, maybe too close Hawks, wildflowers, sunshine, breezes, bay views, redwoods, succulents, and...the Salesforce skyscraper? Recently I wanted to go for a hike that got me away from the overcast and cold near the Ocean where I live and enjoy some sun and trees. I thought I might have to drive 30 to 45 minutes, but a quick search found everything I wanted and more only 15 minutes away. I've always loved water, yet growing up as I got older I found myself...


Exercising Choice (Money Edition)

Inflation, Market Crash, Housing Bubble...Does information about the economy going down worry you? It doesn't bother me because I choose to not see it as a problem for myself. I understand it represents a challenge for many people in terms of jobs, businesses, and lives, and because of that I want the economy to do well, but personally I choose not to worry. What if...Good, bad, or indifferent you chose to see the news simply as information that you can utilize for ever increasing money...


Exercising Choice (Reproductive Edition)

To get a vasectomy or not? That was the choice, or was it? "Freedom of choice Is what you got Freedom from choice Is what you want" -Devo There are infinite possibilities in choice, so actually it was a decision, and last week I decided to get one. For so long, I didn't entertain this option, and when I talked to my mom about it after the procedure, I understood why. On this episode I talk about how there's always choice, always, even if it's not always easy and how we should be...


Go Love Yourself

Work hard, grind it out, make something of yourself, and then…what exactly? Success, but with a side depression, anxiety, or declining health leading to death. This way of living that many of us consciously or unconsciously live by is effectively a big "Go F*ck Yourself" to ourselves. What if we did a George Carlin-esque switch and replaced "F*ck" with "Love"? Then you'd work smart, kind it out, and love something about yourself, and then… Joy, Abundance, and good health…isn't hat what...


Your Strategy is Broken - Minimizing the Suffering of Loss

How does it feel when you lose something in life? It could be a relationship, health, money, or almost anything. Usually it doesn't feel so good. And sometimes it doesn't feel so good for a really really long time. This pain often comes from the loss of one of our basic human needs being met, like the need for closeness, love, security, expression, etc….we humans have a lot of things we need to be living our #bestlife. The severity and length of the pain of loss is often related to your...


Tune Out To Tune In

***** Tune Out to Tune In (to what you want) ***** Have you ever had a horrible experience somewhere and you wish it would just end? I recently had a bad experience at a grocery store. It's a chain I usually try to avoid because I usually have a bad experience, but this store was on my way home, so I stopped into the Unsafeway, and guess what? The experience was NOT Good! Low selection of items, high prices, it was effectively like a convenience store with way more square footage. I was...


Naked and (Un)Afraid

***Naked and (Un)Afraid*** What scares you? And what do you do about this fear? In school I used to be so afraid of being seen at all. Being seen naked? Forget it! The hernia check to get cleared to play football was terrifying for me. So how did I recently go to a resort where some sections require au natural attire to attend? This podcast episode is all about overcoming fear. You might not ever need to be naked in front of others, but what ever scares you will scare you until it doesn't....


Your Triggers Are Your Traps

*** Your Triggers Are Your Traps *** Crypto, Covid, Trump, Taxes, or even...Help...what triggers you and automatically puts you into an irrational state where you don't even want to hear any more on the topic because you KNOW already? Today I'm talking about how I've seen close friends of mine get triggered when talking about some of my passions lately and how I continue to work on one of my key triggers: Needing HELP. I recently overcame that challenge by asking for help to invest in a...


How to Handle Hard Situations - My Escape from Folsom

*** How to Handle Hard Situations: My Escape from Folsom*** The reservation isn't held, the hold time is over an hour, continuous interruptions, text messages not returned, unexpected renovations, missing items, gridlocked traffic. Maybe you've experienced some of these situations or perhaps even all of them in a 24 hour period like I recently did in my escape from Folsom this past weekend. On the latest podcast I talk about how to handle hard situations where it seems like everything is...


Spring Cleaning Your Life

***Spring Cleaning Your Life*** In this podcast I'm talking about how to live a happier life by letting go of people, places, and things that are a drag on your life. ‘Does this spark joy?’ is the question Marie Kondo suggests to ask when deciding whether or not to keep an item that someone has owned for a long time. The sooner this is done the faster joy can enter your life. Recently this happened very quickly when a friend and I went to a Bobba shop and some drinks. They were both...


Focus on Progress Not Perfection to Pursue Your Passion

***Focus on Progress Not Perfection to Pursue Your Passion*** My last podcast was one of the worst I've EVER put out. This was my assessment after listening to the entire episode. What did I do with this smelly, stinky, pile of pod? I published it…why? My name is Justin and I'm a recovering perfectionist. My first memories of needing to be perfect go back at least to Freshman year of high school, if not earlier. I remember the shame of getting back tests with less than 100% correct....


How to Succeed at Love

Valentines day is fast approaching and maybe you're with a special someone or maybe you aren't, either way the question of… "Am I going to end up a failure with romantic relationships?" Could be coming up. This just adds to the anxiety of this hallmark holiday because the risk of failing creates tension which is the opposite of what's needed to open our heart to enjoy loving romance with another human. So how to succeed at love? Easy: Redefine success Have you ever considered what it...


Improve Your Relationships by Loving People Like Water

How would you like to improve your relationships with people? Like it or not, people are just about everywhere and the easier it is to relate with people, the easier life becomes. On this show I talk about how this can be done by loving people like water. I've grown up around water, been able to swim since 18 months old, and always lived within 20 minutes of a body of water, so…How do you love water? With Awareness With Discernment Without Expectation I'll be explaining how this works...


My Dark Night of The Soul

Why am I here? Hasn't it hurt enough? Why me? These were some of the themes that kept coming up as I sobbed for hours during my dark night of the soul last night. On this podcast episode I share the journey I went through last night and through today to journey back to the light. May this help you on your journey if and when you need it. I'm now on Tik Tok! Check out @justinwenckphd there for super quick ways to relax, energize, and connect. Remember to check out The Tuesday Twenty...