Master meditator, author, and globetrotter. Brett Moran is back - and he’s had a rollercoaster year. A disastrous project in Thailand that didn’t work - you’ll hear all about that. A brilliant project that did work. And what’s being naked or nude in a field got to do with anything. All is revealed as the podcast goes on, honest!
We covered Brett's story the first time we chatted on Zestology, but basically, at young age he got in with the wrong crowd: experimenting with drugs and in trouble with the law. He quickly progressed and started dealing drugs to friends, which seemed like harmless fun. By the time he was 18, he was addicted to crack, boozing every day and fighting on the weekends. Brett felt lost and suicidal and at 21, after his daughter was born, Brett was sentenced to HMP Highdown prison.
Prison, he says, was the best thing that ever happened him. And he sees his adversity as a blessing in disguise. Brett woke-up inside prison after reading a book on mindfulness and meditation. Since his experience, Brett’s been meditating, visualizing and manifesting the exact life he desires.
Remember to check out Brett’s tribe and retreats here https://www.brettsyoga.com/
You'll know the answer by the end of this podcast, and you'll know what to do about it.
Linda Stone coined the phrase continuous partial attention. Stone also coined "email apnea" which means "a temporary absence or suspension of breathing, or shallow breathing, while doing email."
And it’s all the more interesting because she has a real tech background… at a very high level. She was at Apple, in the early early early days. She was a Microsoft Vice President. And then she became a celebrated thinker and writer about the world we live in.
You’ll be fascinated by her stories of working at Apple. And you’ll love her dinner party tactics… which I’m definitely going to be using.
Renowned addiction expert, speaker and author Dr. Gabor Maté is famous for his expertise on trauma, addiction, stress and childhood development.
I went to see him speak in London at an absolutely packed out venue in Notting Hill. And then went to interview him at the offices of Penguin and Random House the next day. Coincidentally this is where my publisher Virgin Books is, though I haven’t been there for about 8 years though.
In this podcast we talk
The day before this recording, Gabor was interviewed by Russell Brand, and had travelled to Russell's house for the interview. I joked with Gabor that if I get a few more listeners he’ll come to my house but until then I’m happy to meet him anytime for a chat at Penguin’s offices.
I hope you enjoy this one. I feel privileged to have met Gabor.
Or... Why you should never put your phone in your pocket (part 2)
Today: EMF and tech dangers explained in depth.
How many times do you check your phone per day? Since Apple brought out iOS12, I know now, and it's fairly shocking - about 70 per day. And I thought I was good at this stuff.
And the negative effects of smartphone and technology extend beyond distraction - perhaps we should be worrying a lot more about EMFs. Daniel DeBaun is the man - and comes back to Zestology again to helps us know what to do