Learning from the School of Grit

School of Grit

Ever wondered what you’re really made of? Have you asked yourself what might be possible if you dug just a little deeper? Today’s guest, Brad Ritter, asked himself those questions and then set out to find the answer. In his new book, School of Grit, he shares hard-earned lessons from the toughest civilian training in […]

Worthiness is Inside

worthiness podcast

We are conditioned to outsource our worthiness. We look for it from family, friends, accolades, possessions, and more. All things outside of ourselves. However, we can never find our worthiness outside. Worthiness is an inside job—a process of developing awareness, intention, and a firm stance on what matters most to you. Listen as Jake and […]

Mental Fitness

mental fitness

Truth: you cannot separate the brain from the body, nor can you separate the body from the mind. Unless things get weird science around here! Because of the deep and bi-directional relationship between the brain and the body, today’s conversation is so important. Training the mind starts with our guests’ “body-first” approach. Meaning we can […]

Moving Toward Wellness

moving toward wellness

What would you do with a body filled with health? How might you serve in a body where anything is possible? Our physical bodies are gateways to health, wellness, and growth. Yes, movement can help us feel good about the way we look. However, that is incredibly boring compared to how it makes us feel […]

Beginning Meditation

The first time I sat in meditation, it was a weird experience, to say the least. In the thick of raising babies and toddlers, I finally had the few moments to myself that I often dreamed of. Only instead of peace, I found myself a fidgety mess, wishing the whole thing would just be over […]

The Gift of Darkness

When darkness descends, it can be consuming, all-encompassing.  It doesn’t take long for fear, anxiety, and uncertainty to dominate our thoughts and infiltrate our actions.  And yet, the human experience of traversing darkness often leads to great light.  Maybe not today, maybe not this year.  Sometimes the arch of finding the goodness that pain and […]

Surviving to Thriving

We all experience struggle or hardship – loss, divorce, trauma, disease, war.  Sometimes the struggles are smaller like getting cut from the team or strain on a friendship.  Our struggles great and small feel unique to us all. Its not hard to bring to mind people who decide, sometimes unwittingly, to sit inside of struggle […]

Plan for Success

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone about their day, a common answer is “it was a long day”. “Long” is usually code for feeling beat down. Instead of the grind, let’s plan for success. No Plan is No Good Most of us are reactive, and by that I mean that most people […]

One Change That Changed Everything

Phase 2 – I have to make a change My 32nd birthday came and I had been out of hockey for 4 years. There I was celebrating with my family and feeling disgusted with myself. I was thinking, “why do these people even want to be around me?” I had a miserable attitude, never worked […]

Self-Mastery Happens One Day at a Time

Phase 3 – Focused on the present What I have learned in the last 6 years is that the only thing that I need to focus on is now, today. Each moment is a chance to make the right choice, move one step closer to my life’s mission. I have a vivid and clear picture […]