Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser


Accumulating the Most Powerful Form of Wealth with Fernando Flores

Ep. 86

When he was 12, Fernando Flores got hit by a car that broke his femur, forcing him to deal with a screw through his knee for 29 days in a hospital. After that, he spent another seven weeks flat in bed with a cast from his stomach to the ankle. During that time, Fernando cherished movement, and he decided to make health and wellness part of his identity.

However, pursuing his dream of becoming an attorney, Fernando stopped taking care of his health and well-being. After several loved ones died from heart conditions, he decided to get back on track and take care of his health, the most powerful form of wealth. 

Fernando Flores is a Certified High-Performance Coach, attorney, author, lecturer, podcaster, and international speaker. He is the Founder of Health and Wellness University, LLC, and he is an expert in occupational burnout and emotional intelligence. 

In this episode, we talked about Fernando's extraordinary journey of commitment to reach his best version and helping others to achieve theirs. We also spoke about how and when he decided to commit to himself and how he became his first coaching client. He kindly shared some brilliant insights about emotional intelligence, managing emotions, and identity. 

Tune in to Episode 86 of Rejuvenaging and listen to Fernando's masterclass about self-love, acceptance, and awareness. 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What's so unique about you, and what makes you different? (4:56)
  • Why aren't we just naturally emotionally intelligent? (16:04)
  • Tell us a bit of the Health and Wellness University (22:24)
  • What advice would you offer to parents who are raising kids? How do we introduce some of your concepts to them? (27:10)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How Fernando learned to detach from his identity (7:12)
  • We are not taught to manage our emotions. We can't talk back when we are angry; we can't cry when we are upset (12:35)
  • We are emotionally constipated. We forget how to feel emotions (19:23)
  • Letting go can help us reach high levels of fulfillment (22:30)
  • The importance of being the authentic version of ourselves (29:09)

Resources Mentioned:

  • Health and Wellness University website
  • Health and Wellness University podcast

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The Man Who Is NEVER Done Growing with Doug Sohn

Ep. 101
A couple of hours before the celebration of his 40th wedding anniversary, Doug Sohn suffered a stroke. He and his wife had planned a huge party at their house, a wedding cake and lots of guests included, but the party never happened. Within 24 hours, Doug would suffer four strokes. Fortunately, the incident wouldn't leave any lasting damage. At that moment, celebrating his Ruby Anniversary in a hospital room with his wife and kids, Doug had a realization. Reevaluating his life, he would notice he hadn't gotten where he expected to be at this point in his life; he still got lots of dreams to reach.After studying personal development for over 40 years and applying it in his life, Doug realized he was on a plateau. Somehow, he had bought into the concept society tries to impose, that we are done growing when we reach a certain age.Today, I'm honored to welcome Doug Sohn once again to the show. Doug is the Founder and CEO of Success After Sixty, where he shares his over 40 years of experience studying human potential development and applying it to his own life, and helps people reach their success. Doug is also a trial lawyer, inventor, patent holder, entrepreneur, martial artist, husband, and father of six.In this episode, we talk about the overlooked potential of people going through their second half-century. Doug shared the story of his realization in the hospital room and how he decided to use his over 40 years of experience in self-development to help himself and others. We explore Doug's unique approach to aging, the vital importance of having the right mindset, and the extraordinary resource of using our thoughts to modify the physical structure of our brain.Tune in to Episode 101 of Rejuvenaging, enjoy Doug's ideas about aging, and be prepared to NEVER stop growing.Some Questions I Ask:Could you share a bit of your journey to becoming who you are at this point in your life? (4:44)How is Doug's film version 2.0 different than you were if I met you three years ago? (11:18)What particular things can you draw upon from a science standpoint to support and promote your ideas? (28:20)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How Doug realized he hadn't reached his goals and what he decided to do about it (6:53)Doug's unique approach to aging (9:59)The concept of living another 50 active and productive years after our 50th birthday (13:20)Why mindset is a crucial part of becoming the best version of ourselves (21:10)Putting an armor first thing in the morning. The power of morning meditation (24:41)Resources:Success After Sixty websiteSuccess After Sixty FacebookThe First Three Things To A Successful Life After 60 programWin Your Morning In Four Easy Steps guideConnect with Doug:LinkedInInstagramTwitterUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place

Celebrating 100 episodes of enthusiasm and wellness, joined by Dr. Michael Mantell

Ep. 100
Many years ago, an article written by the American Council of Exercise called Dr. Michael Mantell's attention. The report was a plan to eradicate obesity in America by 2030 through diet and exercise. Dr. Mantell decided to call the Council and ask them about the third leg of the tripod they left aside: thinking. After a long silence on the other end of the line, a woman told him they'd like to talk to him. Two weeks later, Michael became the Chief Behavioral Consultant for the American Council of Exercise.Today, I'm honored to welcome to the 100th edition of the show an outstanding professional, colleague, and friend, Dr. Michael Mantell. He is a Global Behavioral Science Authority, Cut to It Coach, Speaker, Author, Advisor, and member of SAG/AFTRA since 1981. His latest book, The Link Is What You Think, helps people overcome their self-imposed obstacles. Michael also authored Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, which is on its 25th edition.Dr. Mantell has been a guest on countless television and radio talk shows, including "Oprah," "Nightline," "Larry King," and "Good Morning America" where he appeared for more than a decade as a regular contributor.In this episode, we talk about overall wellness, longevity, and treating decrepitude as a choice. Dr. Mantell shared how he got interested in general health and the benefits of physical exercises. We also discuss the relevance of our thoughts in our mental and overall health, and people's demanding approach to things, believing everyone needs a unique, custom treatment.Tune in to Episode 100 of Rejuvenaging, and learn the secrets of a healthier, purposeful, and active longevity.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us a bit of the journey that got you to be who you are today? (7:16)How do you address the issue of, hey, maybe some of this stuff isn't all small stuff? (16:33)In recent years, you've been doing a lot of work in the active aging area. What drew you to it? (24:37)From a health and fitness standpoint, what kind of things should people be building into their lives so that it's not an abrupt change when they get to where we are? (28:35)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Dr. Mantell's habit of seeing things differently (9:06)Who was Michael influenced by, and what direction he gave to that inspiration (13:01)What happens when we turn bad stuff into horrors (16:57)The decision of living a life without regrets of any kind (25:13)Resources:Dr. Michael Mantell websiteBook: Michael Mantell - The Link Is What You ThinkBook: Michael Mantell - Don't Sweat The Small StuffBook: Walter M. Bortz - Dare To Be 100Book: Bronnie Ware - Top Five Regrets of the DyingConnect with Dr. Mantell:LinkedInTwitterFacebookUseful Rejuvenaging Resources:Website: Dr. Ron Kaiser -Rejuvenaging: The Art and Science of Growing Older with EnthusiasmEmail: ron.kaiser@thementalhealthgym.comTEDx Talk: Aging Enthusiastically to Make the World a Better Place