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Cure For The Common Life with Joseph McClendon III

Cure For The Common Life is a weekly dose of blazing hot topics on exactly how we function and how to use that information to get the very best out of ourselves. This powerful mixture of personal development, psychology
Latest Episode6/30/2020

How to Train Like a Gymnast

Ep. 9
A career in sports is usually short, and most athletes get used to a lifestyle that can hardly be recreated outside the playing field, whichever that may be. After they retire, they begin to miss that environment, and sometimes they miss having that accountability, that structure, and the community they’ve been a part of for a significant period in their life.In today’s episode, I have a very special guest, Danielle, who, as a former gymnast, understands firsthand what it’s like to experience this shift, from being an athlete to retiring and having to change her lifestyle. Being part of both worlds, we discuss how she managed to create a concept that helps people live a better life, be physically fit, mentally strong, and emotionally intelligent, as a whole, just like athletes do throughout their careers.Danielle Gray is a multi-talented, multifaceted, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. She’s a fitness model, a professional trainer, a speaker, and she’s also the founder of Train like a Gymnast – a program that helps high-achieving formerly competitive athletes become more emotionally intelligent through physical and mental conditioning, so that they can maximize their full potential.Listen to Episode 09 of Cure for the Common Life, to learn how to develop the right mindset and take the best approach with regard to your health and wellness, because it will have a domino effect when it comes to your performance, strength, flexibility and your entire life.Some questions I ask:What brought you to the place you’re at, and what are some of the things that you’ve gone through? (03:30)What caused you to retire from gymnastics at an early age? (07:34)What are your beliefs with regard to taking care of yourself? (17:01)If you could say something to your future self, 10 years from now, what would you say that would help you now? (31:03)In this episode, you will learn:How the two types of people – the matcher and the mismatcher – react when their beliefs are challenged. (10:57)The concept of training like a gymnast & the reality athletes have to deal with after they retire. (13:41)How aligning your decisions with your identity has a ripple effect in all aspects of your life. (17:51)The difference in how Danielle - being of mixed descent - was treated before the whole race issue emerged in our country and now. (19:51)How the acts of kindness, love, and forgiveness soften the attitude of bullies. (25:41)Connect with Danielle:Train Like a Gymnast WebsiteDanielle’s WebsiteInstagramPodcastLet’s connect!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
6/23/2020

From Pain to Purpose: Turning Tragedies into Triumphs

Ep. 8
“Life is not a fairy tale, and the minute that we decide it's not going to be and we're still just going to think of it as beautiful and look for the good stuff, then we can have a great life!” – Rebekah GregoryWe can’t avoid experiencing the uncomfortable, we can’t predict the tragedies that will knock on our doors, and, for sure, we can’t change what has already happened. No matter the challenges that are thrown at us, what matters is our attitude toward them and our capability to embrace them and turn them into successful adventures that can change our lives and those around us.Rebekah, my guest today, epitomizes the phrase, ‘turning tragedy into triumph’ and in this episode, I invited her to share the painful story of surviving a bombing attack that actually turned out to be one of her greatest blessings in life.Rebekah Gregory is a nationally recognized public speaker & author, whose life was forever changed due to the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013. This act of terrorism may have claimed her leg, but it could not claim her spirit, and since then, Rebekah has become a force to be reckoned with. She has inspired audiences across the spectrum, including the Ambassador of the Holy See in Rome, Italy, the United Nations, Asics, ESPN Women’s, and hundreds more.In 2017, Rebekah had published her first book, “Taking My Life Back”, and shortly after, she launched Rebekah’s Angels Foundation, which she and her husband created to aid in the treatment of childhood trauma and PTSD. As you can see, she’s a woman that doesn’t give up in the face of adversity, so listen to Episode 08 of Cure For The Common Life because this one might be exactly the nudge you need to get up, stand tall, face the challenges you’re going through, and be bold!Some questions I ask:Could you tell us a little bit about your journey from the bombing attack up to the point where you realized that your calling really is to help other people move beyond their tragedies?Where did you learn the concept of counting your blessings instead of looking at the problems? (14:08)What advice do you have for somebody facing whatever challenges, that will help them move forward with their lives, especially now, in times of COVID-19? (15:54)What is your book about? (21:26)Tell us about your future podcast: when will you launch it, and what will it be about? (27:57)In this episode, you will learn:The tough story on how the Boston Marathon Bombing has affected Rebekah’s life. (02:29)How emotional scars can oftentimes hurt more than the physical ones. (08:41)The mindset that made Rebekah embrace the tragedies she has experienced throughout her life, and turn them into opportunities of helping other people. (12:48)The importance of stopping, in the midst of a crisis, to listen to the thoughts inside your head. (18:09)The changes that happen in our lives when we embrace the uncomfortable situations. (20:05)Rebekah’s attitude toward the person responsible for the bombing & the promise she made the day she faced him. (23:33)Connect with Rebekah:WebsiteLinkedInFacebook PageTwitterInstagramYouTube ChannelTikTokBook: Rebekah Gregory – Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon BombingLet’s connect!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
6/16/2020

How To Block The Negative Frequencies That Drain Your Energy

Ep. 7
The trick to life is to boldly step up and dare to make your life magnificent and dare to do something different. Sometimes this requires an open mind to learn and understand scientific facts and truths that may be hard to accept.In our day-to-day existence, we are surrounded by electronic devices – phones, laptops, tablets, TVs – that put out electromagnetic frequencies that harm our bodies and drain us of the energy we so much need to get on with our activities.So what can we do? How can we protect ourselves from these negative effects and how can we harness the Earth’s beneficial energy, to have more vitality in our lives, without being addicted to coffee, energizers, and the like?The good news is there are simple things you can do at home, and today I’m going to share with you something that I learned almost 30 years ago, that has protected me ever since. By simply paying attention to these things that I’m about to share with you once you hit ‘Play’, and doing a little research that proves what I’m talking about, you’ll notice that your strength and your energy are going to improve the second you try them.Listen to Episode 07 of Cure For The Common Life, to find out the hard truth many people try to hide, and the simple steps you can take that lead to a stronger immune system, thus a better life.In this episode, you will learn:The two main things that hold people back from getting what they want in their lives. (03:40)How I struggled with low energy when all I wanted to do was keep going at full speed. (04:22)The story of how I got introduced, 30 years ago, to a device that neutralizes the bad energy that’s around me. (05:48)How the electromagnetic frequencies put out by our devices affect us negatively and interfere with the Earth’s beneficial frequencies. (16:02)Quick and simple experiments that you can do at home that prove how powerful the electromagnetic frequencies emitted by our devices are. (19:57)What Q-Link is, how can it help you, and where you can purchase it from. (24:42)Inexpensive things you can do to reduce the bad frequencies in your home. (28:04)The importance of leaving your phone in a different room while you sleep. (29:39)Let’s connect!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramResources mentioned:Q-Link WebsiteCure For The Common Life, Episode 05: Using Physics to Heal Naturally
6/9/2020

Practicing the Art of Pausing

Ep. 6
Fear is often the driving force of our success. We’re so afraid of not having enough money to secure our future, or not being enough in the eyes of the ones we love, that we constantly push ourselves beyond our capabilities and we always strive to do better and be better.And yes, the end result is we often achieve greatness, we’re shown huge respect and appreciation, and we get the financial safety we’re longing for. But, if you pause for a moment, you’ll notice that oftentimes there is a price to pay: health issues, less time spent with the people you care about, the stress of never being good enough, etc.Today, I’m extremely excited to introduce you to one of my oldest and dearest friends of all time – my mentor and my teacher for well over three decades now - John Lewis Parker. Before he discovered the power of mindful meditation and perfected a technique called ‘The Art of Pausing’, John was one of the people that became successful not only because of his amazing talent and perseverance but also because of that fear I was talking about.John Lewis Parker is an award-winning and Grammy-winning musician, producer, and songwriter. He’s also what I call a ‘megapreneur’ – someone that not only finds success in one area of their lives, but they’re able to use those skills that they’ve learned from that, into other areas of their existence. He accredits almost everything he has achieved throughout his journey – career, marriage, health – to meditation and the ability he gained to see life’s realities through a different lens. To give you an idea of who this amazing man is, here’s some of the celebrities he’s worked with: Chicago, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton – and the list goes on and on.Listen to Episode 6 of Cure For The Common Life, to learn how you can consciously tap into your thoughts and accept that everything around us changes constantly and nothing is permanent. John gives us practical takeaways that are easy to incorporate in our daily routine so that we can set our trajectory UP without letting fear be in the driver’s seat.Some questions I ask:What is it about you that you were able to find success, especially in the music industry where there’s a lot of competition? (03:50)What is meditation? (16:55)If you could go into the future, what would you say to yourself 10 years from now? (29:36)In this episode, you will learn:How John taught me a priceless lesson on work ethic. (07:42)Being mindful of the fact that reality can change in an instant can bring relief and progress into our lives. (09:13)How the entertainment industry is geared toward helping us forget the things we consciously or unconsciously know are true. (11:38)The reason why 40 years ago, John started to incorporate the habit of meditating into his daily routine. (14:03)What STOP stands for & how this technique can help us going up in our life’s trajectory. (21:20)Connect with John:Email: art.of.pause1@gmail.comLet’s connect!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
6/2/2020

Using Physics to Heal Naturally

Ep. 5
The body depends on the proper functioning and regenerating of its cells and whenever they lose their ability to multiply correctly, that’s when a chronic disease starts to occur.So what really makes a cell malfunction?My guest today, forced by life-threatening circumstances, found the answer to this question, and he is the man who is going to change the face of medicine, as we know it today. I know this is a bold statement, but I’ve experienced first-hand his theory and practical ways to heal my body, and I’m sure that after listening to this episode, you too will look at your body with a different lens – one that gives hope to those who were told by their physicians, “There’s nothing we can do.”Dr. Jerry Tennant’s life, dedicated to healing and innovation, has changed the paradigm of western medicine. He is one of the most awarded ophthalmologists of his generation and he was one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to place intraocular lenses in eyes after cataract surgery, eliminating the need for thick, incapacitating glasses – and taught his technique around the world.Dr. Tennant is known for many great accomplishments, but there is one that though was revolutionary, has had a definite impact on his health and the groundbreaking discoveries he made. As a pioneer in LASIK surgery, Dr. Tennant was responsible for most of the research done on the Excimer laser for VISX. Due to performing countless laser operations in times when it was believed that the ordinary surgical masks were sufficient to protect doctors from contamination, in time, he developed encephalitis and a bleeding disorder that ended his career as a surgeon.He was told by his physicians that there was nothing they could do for him, but he wasn’t going to give up and was determined to find a cure for the chronic disease that was affecting his wellbeing. He started focusing on the cell, and that’s when it all began!Listen to Episode 05 of Cure For The Common Life, and be prepared to be mind-blown by the way Dr. Tennant not only found a way to cure his particular affection, but his discoveries are universal and used now to either prevent or heal chronic diseases of all types. Spoiler alert: we’re talking electricity and physics here, but don’t worry! You don’t have to be either an electrician nor a doctor, to understand this priceless lesson on how voltage is the main driver that allows our body to function.I promise you that Dr. Tennant will rock your world!Some questions I ask:Can you please share with us who you are and what is it that you do? (03:33)What can people with tattoos do to have their body’s wiring system completely functional again? (26:51)Can you share with us a little bit about your clinic? What can people do to get more information about you? (29:30)What are some simple things that anybody can do now, during this pandemic, to keep their voltage and their oxygen in the normal ranges? (30:13)In this episode, you will learn:How the pH influences the capability of any cell to run properly. (06:13)How a chronic disease manifests in our bodies, at a cellular level. (09:34)The three essential conditions that will help a body start healing if all of them are met at the same time. (11:21)The meaning of piezoelectricity and the importance of movement and exercise for recharging our bodies. (12:16)How the body’s wiring system works. (15:07)The importance of the thyroid hormone T3 for our bodies. (18:04)How scars or even tattoos affect our body’s wiring system and prevents it from recharging. (19:04)The way our emotions impact our bodies – explained through the lens of electricity. (20:35)How to easily detox a body, using the principle of ‘destructive interference’. (24:44)The importance of going outside for walks, every day & and how the immune system uses ozone to kill the bugs in our bodies. (32:39)Connect with Dr. Tennant:WebsiteContact number: 972-580-1156
5/26/2020

Control the Energy You Generate

Ep. 4
Energy is real. It’s not a symbol, and it’s definitely not a metaphor! It is real – and the best part is that we can control it. Every time we think, feel or do something, we’re actually changing the energy patterns in our bodies and in our minds.Once we’re aware of this truth, it’s only up to us to generate more energy of happiness, joy, and gratitude – and if you’re wondering how on earth you could do that, Master Co, my guest today, is going to not only tell you but more importantly, he’s going to show you!Before I met Master Stephen Co, even though I’m very open-minded – as you probably have already noticed - I was skeptical about energetic healers. But I have heard so many good things about him that I knew I had to at least get to know him, and I’m telling you, the moment this man came into my life, the instant he started working with me, I got some great results.Master Stephen Co is an expert in Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, an energy management system designed to empower people with personal development skills for greater health & well-being, a deeper spiritual connection, and living a practical & fulfilling life. Since 1988 he’s been sharing his teachings worldwide through workshops at organizations like Motorola, Microsoft, General Electric, Sears, Intel, Paypal, Us Naval Hospital San Diego, the US Army, and Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within.The first thing that strikes you about Master Co is his dynamic energy, his sense of humor and his saying it like it is, so these are some great reasons to listen to Episode 4 of The Cure for The Common Life if you’re a little bit skeptic about what he does. I guarantee you that at the end of our interview you’ll start to view the world through a different lens, and you’ll want to have this man in your life!In this episode, you will learn:Your greatness is dependent on the number of souls you can transform. (04:16)An exercise that will help you feel the energy you generate. (05:08)How you can actually direct the energy and move it to where you want it to go. (10:56)The reason why children heal faster than older people. (12:05)How our thoughts are particles of energy. (13:47)How the energy we produce affects our immune system. (16:19)The law of opposites explained. (23:30)The importance of meditating every day. (24:40)A meditation practice that focuses on love, kindness, and forgiveness. (26:21)Connect with Master Co:WebsiteFacebook PageTwitterMediumInstagramLet’s connect!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
5/19/2020

Step Up and Live Your Purpose

Ep. 3
Life deals us a hand of cards and we have to play it to the best of our ability because running away is not an option. Avoiding failure is not an option. Bypassing challenges is, guess what – not an option!Today, I’m extremely excited to share with you one of my favorite people on the planet - Nick Santonastasso! If there’s anyone on the planet that has the excuse to have given up, the excuse not to follow through, the excuse to not step up, it is this guy! But he chose a different route. He has not only stepped up in his own way, but he is an inspiration for people, he has good solid advice, and he is going to awe you with his attitude, mindset, and boldness!Nick is constantly defying the odds. Despite being born with no legs and one arm – don’t worry, you’ll hear all about it – he is a bestselling author, world-renowned keynote speaker and a professional model/bodybuilder. Nick is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their limiting beliefs and live a life that has NO LIMITS.Tune in, and listen to Episode 03 of Cure for The Common Life and I promise you’ll start to feel unstoppable, bold, fearless, and ready to step up in your personal life and your professional ventures because YOU have everything inside of you to achieve all the massive goals and visions that you have!Some questions I ask:What brings you to this place in your life where you are adding so much value to other people’s lives? (03:50)What made that shift in you, so that you were able to think, believe, and behave the way you do now? (05:51)What would be some advice you’d give to people during this pandemic? (23:25)What would you tell your older self? (26:19)In this episode, you will learn:The story of how Nick and I first met. (08:08)How listening to everything with an open mind can move you further faster. (13:08)How choosing a handful of people to look up to, and studying them, leads to your progress. (13:52)Nick’s thought process behind the bold things he dared to do. (14:58)There’s always personal growth on the other side of failure. (19:29)Connect with Nick:WebsiteInstagramYouTube ChannelFacebook PageLinkedInLet’s connect!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram