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May 29, 2018

Amy Killen offers patients cutting-edge treatments for bodily optimization, as you’ll hear all about in our conversation. She’s also the medical director of an integrated medical practice in Salt Lake City. Tune into this episode to learn more about the role of stem cell treatment in sexual and skin health, youthful appearances, and (somewhat) reversing the aging process.

Connect With Amy:

Dr. Amy Killen
Dr. Amy Killen at Docere Medical
Docere Medical
Dr. Amy Killen on Facebook
@amybkillen on Twitter
Amy Killen MD on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [03:50] - Amy shares a bit about herself, explaining her history in the medical field as well as what she does now. She then discusses what kinds of people typically come to her.
  • [05:38] - What type of medicine does Amy do, exactly?
  • [06:52] - Amy talks about the procedure that she did with Orion, and shares how she got into using these sorts of techniques.
  • [07:37] - Why do lots of people have negative impressions of stem cell therapy?
  • [09:51] - After her stem cell procedure, Orion has wondered whether the stem cell supply in her bones was depleted after they were harvested. Amy answers this question.
  • [12:29] - Amy explains that stem cell joint injections can be painful for a few days after the procedure.
  • [13:37] - We learn about the sexual health injections that Amy does for both men and women.
  • [15:47] - Amy talks about the gifts that she gives to patients to take home with them after their procedures.
  • [17:35] - Has Amy had the procedure done herself?
  • [19:11] - We hear more about what procedures Amy did on Orion’s skin and hair.
  • [20:36] - Amy shares her thoughts on Botox, which she explains that she does for some of her patients.
  • [21:26] - Does Amy use any lasers or energy devices?
  • [22:10] - Amy talks about what the ultimate facial is, specifically for looking more youthful. She recommends combining several different therapies.
  • [23:05] - What’s good for wrinkles under the eyes?
  • [24:07] - We go back to the topic of Botox, with Amy discussing whether it’s dangerous to put something unnatural in your skin.
  • [25:13] - Depending on the cause, some dark spots can be treated very effectively with lasers, Amy explains.
  • [26:04] - How do balanced hormones affect skin, hair, and sexual health? Amy answers, then discusses her approach to hormones.
  • [28:09] - Amy talks about the ideal age at which people should come see her for the first time.
  • [29:55] - We hear more about the role of a healthy lifestyle in having the procedures that Amy offers.
  • [31:21] - We can reverse our age to some degree, but not completely, Amy explains.
  • [31:47] - What are Amy’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Having close connections with people. #2. Making good choices regarding diet and exercise. #3. Learning how to deal with stress.
  • [33:39] - Amy shares some final words of wisdom for listeners.
  • [34:13] - How can listeners find Amy or get treatment from her?

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May 22, 2018

Idit Sharoni joins me to talk topics related to relationships and fidelity. She's a relationship expert and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Miami, Florida. She specializes in affair recovery, communication issues, and helping couples who sense they are drifting apart. Idit loves helping couples in committed relationships strengthen their communication or rebuild trust and heal after infidelity. If you’re at a place where you’re having a hard time with your partner or there’s something missing, this is the episode for you.

Connect With Idit:

Idit Sharoni
Relationships Uncomplicated podcast
Idit Sharoni on Facebook
Idit Sharoni on LinkedIn
@IditSharoni on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [04:25] - Idit shares a bit about herself and explains why she does what she does.
  • [06:47] - What is the main obstacle that people are encountering in their relationships?
  • [08:08] - After infidelity, people are shattered, Idit explains. She points out how valued monogamy is in the modern world.
  • [09:42] - Men used to cheat more than women, but we’re rapidly closing that gap.
  • [10:57] - Idit explains that most of the reasons that people cheat can be divided into two categories.
  • [12:43] - Idit shares a case study to illustrate why somebody might cheat even in a really good relationship where nothing is fundamentally wrong.
  • [14:44] - Orion shares a story of going to a conference with her husband a few months ago. Idit then offers her suggestion for what Orion could have done in the situation she describes.
  • [17:26] - American society makes it seem like being a jealous wife is a terrible thing, and you should hide it as much as you can. Idit shares a different perspective.
  • [19:12] - Idit talks about the shock that people can feel about infidelity, and recommends that people not believe that infidelity isn’t something that can happen to them.
  • [22:46] - There are three phases to moving through infidelity: the initial shock phase, a reattachment phase, and a rebuilding or restart phase.
  • [25:57] - There’s a lot of work you need to do as a couple before you can rebuild, Idit explains.
  • [26:23] - What are some of the steps that Idit gives people to work on it as a couple?
  • [29:30] - Idit explores the difference between interrogative questions and investigative questions.
  • [34:14] - For people who have been together for a long time, what are some tools for good communication to reduce the chances of cheating on each other?
  • [36:55] - Idit talks about creating rituals of connection, and makes some specific recommendations.
  • [40:56] - What are the most surprising rituals that Idit has seen people do? Orion shares one of her own.
  • [45:31] - Idit shares her thoughts on polyamory and open relationships, discussing whether they’re healthy.
  • [47:26] - How can people know whether they’re ready for an open relationship or polyamory if they’re looking to transition from a monogamous relationship?
  • [48:44] - Idit shares her three top tips to living a stellar life: 1. Make sure that you’re doing everything you can to make your relationship thrive. 2. Make sure you like your partner, not just love them. 3. Put humor back into your relationship.
  • [50:48] - Where can people get in touch with Idit?

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May 15, 2018

The best way to keep yourself safe in a world that can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous is to be aware, alert, and prepared. I've invited my good friend David Nance onto the show in order to discuss these issues. David is a personal safety expert who has been featured on many TV channels, and knows all about protecting and defending yourself. He started off by creating the law enforcement training division for SABRE Security Equipment Corporation, the largest manufacturer of pepper sprays, personal safety equipment, and products for law enforcement, and today he's ready to share his twenty-plus years of wisdom.

Connect With David:

PersonalSafetyExpert on Facebook
@DavidNancePSE on Twitter
David Nance on LinkedIn
Personal Safety Expert

The Mission Log:

  • [02:32] - David starts things off by sharing a bit about himself and his history in the personal safety industry.
  • [04:49] - What do listeners need to know about self-defense? David answers, then Orion discusses her own experiences with safety issues in Israel.
  • [09:12] - David responds to the experiences that Orion has shared, then the two of them discuss the vulnerability of people who often aren’t present (due to being on their phones, for example).
  • [13:19] - Orion shares a more recent experience that illustrates that scary things can happen even in safe areas.
  • [14:39] - We hear David’s thoughts on the Santa Monica episode that Orion has just mentioned.
  • [17:06] - David shares his thoughts on gun policy and discusses the importance of training and responsibility.
  • [20:35] - What should listeners do to prepare themselves for any type of situation?
  • [22:20] - Orion shares the origin story of Krav Maga. She then talks about a powerful exercise she learned in Krav Maga to help prepare your body to react powerfully in dangerous real-life situations.
  • [26:32] - Has David ever encountered a dangerous situation?
  • [28:30] - David talks about learning how to take a punch, and what it feels like the first time you’re hit square in the jaw.
  • [29:52] - Orion talks about whether she has used (or consider using) pepper spray for self-protection.
  • [31:38] - David discusses how using pepper spray would work in relation to the specific hypothetical scenario that Orion has just provided.
  • [33:22] - We hear about the difference between pepper spray and pepper gel.
  • [34:21] - What are some of David’s top tips for women in regard to safety?
  • [37:58] - David shares some tips and techniques for creating physical distance and keeping yourself safe.
  • [40:39] - When using pepper spray, aim to go from ear-to-ear (meaning side-to-side) across the eyes rather than just trying to dot the eyes.
  • [41:21] - What does pepper spray actually do to the person who gets sprayed? And if you get attacked, what body parts should you go for when fighting back?
  • [42:50] - David talks about how to recognize whether someone is dangerous. He then shares his thoughts on home security systems.
  • [45:34] - What should you do when somebody knocks on your door?
  • [46:45] - David shares his three top tips for living a stellar life: 1. Have a plan. 2. Do what’s necessary. 3. Live well, be healthy, and be happy.
  • [47:15] - Where can people reach David or find and buy his products?

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May 8, 2018

Elisa Camahort Page was a marketing person in Silicon Valley before co-founding a company called BlogHer in 2005. Since then, this scrappy startup has turned into a global women’s media company. One of her strengths is knowing the secret weapon in building a business or growing a community: empathy. This strategy can help you get what you want without acting like what the other person wants is “wrong”. This is just one of the many gems of wisdom that today’s incredible guest will share in our conversation.

Connect With Elisa:

Elisa Camahort Page
Elisa Camahort Page on LinkedIn
Elisa Camahort Page on Twitter
Elisa Camahort Page on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [02:17] - Elisa starts things off by sharing a bit about herself, her background, and her mission in life.
  • [04:08] - We hear about Elisa’s experience with growing a community from scratch with BlogHer.
  • [07:55] - What happens if you build a community, and you give and give and give, but don’t see fruits from your labor?
  • [11:47] - For Elisa, it’s deeply personal to help other women share their stories, especially because so much of history is written by men.
  • [12:56] - Orion has heard a recommendation to record an interview your parents and ask them questions about their lives.
  • [15:42] - Looking back, what were the biggest lessons that Elisa took away from building her blogging community?
  • [20:46] - Elisa talks about how to prepare herself to be in the situation she has been describing, and suggests getting over the automatic emotional response.
  • [22:32] - Orion takes a moment to recap the three pieces of advice that Elisa has just offered to listeners.
  • [23:45] - We hear more of Elisa’s thoughts on failure, with her asking when we decided that failure was to be avoided at all costs.
  • [25:29] - What are some of the secrets and challenges of women collaborating together?
  • [29:12] - Elisa has a conflicted relationship with the word “girl” when it refers to adult women, she explains.
  • [30:38] - We learn about Elisa’s forthcoming book, which will be available in September 2018 and is already available for pre-order!
  • [32:51] - Orion just recently got dual citizenship because of what’s going on politically. Elisa then points out that if people got engaged more in their own communities, it would help address some of the polarization.
  • [34:32] - What are some of the tips or issues that Elisa touches on in her forthcoming book?
  • [39:01] - Elisa believes that we cannot be happy if we’re not activating on behalf of the things that we believe in. She also discusses her perspective on boundaries.
  • [41:55] - Orion shares her experiences in coming from Israel, which is a very direct culture, and sne and Elise discuss culturally different communication styles.
  • [45:11] - Elise tends to err on the side of being direct and forthright.
  • [47:36] - What are Elise’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Behave in alignment with your values. 2. Appreciate your own boundaries. 3. Respect what drives you and what doesn’t drive you.
  • [49:09] - Elisa talks about where people can find her and her new book.

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May 1, 2018

Here to explore complexities behind spirituality and unravel the confusion is one of my spiritual mentors, the extraordinary Douglas Bentley. Spirituality is about finding inner happiness, feeling love, and coming to a place where you’re authentically at peace. Douglas' passion is helping people flower on the journey of spiritual awakening, and that’s exactly what he does in our amazing conversation today. Listen in and learn about how to integrate spirituality and awakening into everyday life!

Connect With Douglas:

Douglas Bentley
Douglas Bentley on Facebook
The Eternal Moment on YouTube

The Mission Log:

  • [04:49] - Douglas talks about what his guru told him, and how he ended up getting sent home to help others.
  • [06:00] - How did Douglas become a monk?
  • [09:46] - We hear about Douglas’ transition from being a monk to living in the Western world again, which in some ways was surprisingly easy.
  • [12:15] - Douglas discusses why he loves and respects his master so much, and raves about how special it is to spend time around him.
  • [13:45] - What’s a being, or an avatar? And is Douglas himself an avatar in the sense that he has been describing?
  • [16:33] - Orion takes a moment to share a powerful experience that she had at Oneness University in India. Douglas then explains some of what happened in the experience that Orion has described.
  • [20:48] - Douglas points out that high states of consciousness are not the end goal, but they’re very special things that change your perception forever.
  • [21:41] - What is Douglas’ definition of spirituality, and what is it to be spiritual?
  • [26:10] - Orion has a hard time accepting things when they’re hard, or when there’s a major gap between reality and expectation. Douglas points out that she’s not alone.
  • [29:55] - The first step is just to understand that you happen to be in a physical, animal body that has a brain that constantly labels, assess, and compares sensory inputs.
  • [34:11] - Douglas always tell people that they’ve been duped by the mind for their entire lives. The key is to fall out of resistance and not get sucked back into being engaged as the mind fighting the mind.
  • [36:04] - Something that really helped Orion to be present with her body in the moment was taking pole dancing classes.
  • [39:06] - Why can’t we just stop suffering? In his answer, Douglas shares something that his teacher told him once: unless you start staying in the present moment, there is no more growth.
  • [43:38] - Douglas talks about how to react proactively in the moment when someone treats you badly.
  • [46:29] - What’s the difference between being spiritual in the sense of being present in the moment and expressing your feelings (including anger), and being a destructive jerk?
  • [50:22] - Douglas discusses how we can live more in awakened states.
  • [53:22] - When Orion was younger, she used to do what Douglas has been recommending.
  • [54:32] - One of the things that’s important, but that people have to discover in their own way, is how incorrectly you’re breathing.
  • [60:35] - What are Douglas’ three top tips for living a stellar life? He doesn’t have three, but rather one powerful message: realize that you can come out of suffering internally by stepping out of daydreaming and stepping into a state of vast beingness.
  • [61:13] - Douglas talks about where listeners can find him.

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