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The Fit Mess is an online community for anyone struggling with physical, mental or emotional health issues. It is run by two average guys who are making small changes toward a more balanced and healthier lifestyle.

The Fit Mess is an online community for anyone struggling with physical, mental or emotional health issues. It is run by two average guys who are making small changes toward a more balanced and healthier lifestyle.
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The Fit Mess is an online community for anyone struggling with physical, mental or emotional health issues. It is run by two average guys who are making small changes toward a more balanced and healthier lifestyle.






It’s Great to Suck at Something: Episode #15 with Karen Rinaldi

When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you’re really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. Author, Karen Rinaldi joins us for a powerful discussion about how being a shitty surfer and all-around-imperfect human has helped her to live a richer, more fulfilling life and how you can reclaim for your health and your sanity through your...


Unbreakable with Karl Romain: Episode #14

We all do it at one time or another. Sapped of ambition, overcome by fear, or just not able to get going- we do nothing. We procrastinate. Procrastination comes in many different forms - and over time it can become paralyzing. So how do you bust out? For answers, we turn to Certified Life Coach, Trainer, Author, Podcast Host, and former Kung Fu World Champion Karl Romain.


The Heart of a Boy with Kate T. Parker: Episode #13

For generations, boys have been taught to be stoic and unemotional—and traits that do not fit in that box should be suppressed. It’s more important than ever to redefine our expectations of them—and nurture all the attributes that make them who they are: the sensitive and the strong, the creative and the silly, the kind and the curious. THE HEART OF A BOY: Celebrating the Strength and Spirit of Boyhood by Kate T. Parker seeks to positively redefine masculinity at a moment when the country...


Outer Order, Inner Calm with Gretchen Rubin: Episode #12

These days it seems as though everyone is doing it. Organizing our lives and paring down our possessions. Thrift stores have been inundated with donations of clothes, books, and home furnishings that are being tossed aside to make room for serenity. For many, it's a monumental task so difficult it's hard to know where to start. Our guest on this episode of The Fit Mess is here to help. Seriously. She LOVES this stuff as you'll hear in our discussion with bestselling self-improvement...


Transform Your Life with Shaun T: Episode #11

Most people know Shaun T as the man who brought the world the popular Beachbody and Insanity workout programs. He’s back again with a new routine to help you get in shape in just 20 minutes a day. It's called Transform: 20. But this time he's not only helping your physical fitness...he's helping you with your mental and emotional fitness too. He tells us how in a very open and honest conversation in this episode of The Fit Mess.


The Broke and Beautiful Life with Stefanie O'Connell: Episode #10

A new study reveals Americans are not taking steps to ensure financial security. Freedom from the stress of money is the top dream for their future (59 percent), but more than 2 in 5 Americans polled have less than $1000 in their savings accounts. Economists around the world are predicting another market slump, but most of us (4 in 5) don’t feel that we could survive another market downturn. At the same time, we haven’t adopted any better financial habits since the Great Recession. But...


The Holy Sh*t Moment with James Fell: Episode #9

With 80% of New Year’s resolutions failing by February, it's time to consider a new path to lifestyle change. Through in-depth scientific research, motivation expert James Fell uncovered how people can be coached toward experiencing such a sudden, life-changing insight that helps them realize their dreams of who they’re meant to be. We talked with him about his new book THE HOLY SH*T MOMENT: How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant. James Fell has been writing about motivation, health,...


FutureProofed with Dr. Natalia Peart: Episode #8

Multitasking. Everybody does it so they can be as productive as possible. But according to the American Psychological Association, multitasking reduces productivity by up to 40 percent. But that’s not all it does . . . In this episode, we’ll talk with Dr. Natalia Peart, a Clinical Psychologist & Fortune 500 Executive Leadership Consultant who tells us “While you think it helps you get more done, multitasking actually leads to burnout.” Dr. Peart is the author of the brand new book,...


Overcoming Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha Brody: Episode #7

Overwhelm affects us on all levels. It is both the cause of and result of stress. When overwhelm manifests physically, as stress, it plays a role in many of the diseases that plague our culture. Over the last two decades in Dr. Samantha Brody's integrative medical practice, she's found that most, if not all, symptoms of compromised health are related, in one way or another, to stress and overwhelm. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Brody, author of "Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your...


Holiday Hangover with Johann Hari: Episode #6

The new year has begun and so has your effort to make that resolution stick...this time. For many that resolution might be finally kicking an addiction or a dependency once and for all. But to beat an addiction you have to understand it. Understanding addiction ranks high among the biggest problems that people face. So we have again called on an expert to help. Author, Johann Hari took a journey of 30,000 miles around the world interviewing experts and looking into different cultures for...


Game Changers with Dave Asprey: Episode #5

Dave Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, a popular startup that has changed a lot of what is currently believed about nutrition. Perhaps most famously, he's the guy who popularized the idea of putting butter in your coffee. He's a world-famous bio-hacker who lost over 100 pounds on a quest to improve his physical and mental performance. He's written about much of his learning in his prior books, which have been New York Times Bestsellers. He's talked about a lot of it in his...


PREVIEW: Game Changers

By now you've probably heard of the idea to put butter in your coffee. That trend was started by northwest resident and world famous "biohacker." We spoke with Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey about his NEW ideas that could make you smarter, faster and HAPPIER. This is a preview to the full conversation with Asprey which will post on December 10th.


The Empath's Survival Guide with Dr. Judith Orloff - Episode #4

We live in an often overwhelming world – the 24-hour news cycle, social media, and technology constantly demand our attention. If you’re a highly sensitive or empathic person, this can leave you exhausted. But rather than being a weakness, high sensitivity can be something of a superpower allowing you to feel things deeply, care about and connect with others, and appreciate nature. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of "The Empath's Survival Guide" about strategies you...


Strong Is the New Pretty with Kate T. Parker - Episode #3

In this episode, we talk with Kate T. Parker. She has created “STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY: A Guided Journal for Girls.” This interactive journal features prompts to spark confidence and creativity paired with meaningful quotes and favorite photos from her international bestseller, “Strong Is the New Pretty.”


Lost Connections with Johann Hari: Episode #2

What really causes depression and anxiety--and are we treating them correctly? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari struggled with depression since childhood. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance. He started treating it with antidepressants as a teenager. As an adult he's tried to find out whether this was true--and as you'll hear in our conversation with him...he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.


AWARE with Dr. Daniel Siegel: Episode #1

His groundbreaking new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, is a guide to becoming more focused and present, helping you reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. In our debut podcast episode, we talk with UCLA Psychiatry Professor and author, Dr. Daniel Siegel, about how the simple act of meditation can improve mood, brain function, and overall health.