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Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whol...

Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume mak
11/16/2022

Joe De Sena: Unbreakable Humans

Season 7, Ep. 95
This week we had the pleasure of speaking to Joe De Sena!Where to start? What a remarkable man! But would you want him as a partner? Or even a friend? Well not if you like lie-ins, tasty treats or taking it easy… We like to think we are pretty good at facing discomfort with our daily sea swims and active lifestyle, but when Joe challenged us to joining him on one of his death races, you can literally hear us squirming in our seats! Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports brand. Growing up in working-class Queens, De Sena has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit since his preteens. He built a multi-million-dollar pool cleaning business before moving to Wall Street, where he started his own trading firm. In 2001, De Sena fled Wall Street for Riverside Farm in rural Vermont. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for adventure races and endurance events, and Spartan Race was born.De Sena has built Spartan into a global fitness and wellness brand, with a 10 million+ community of athletes across the globe. Under his leadership, Spartan’s portfolio of brands has grown to include Spartan Trail, DEKA, La Ruta, Tough Mudder, and HIGHLANDER.A New York Times bestselling author, De Sena’s latest book, 10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families, hit bookstores last October.A brilliant episode!Lots of love,Dave & Steve xThis episode is sponsored by our friends from HEALF.com the amazing online platform for all yoru health needs!Get an exclusive 20% off HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEATHYPEARHealf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind SleepProduced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill
11/2/2022

Happiness is an Equation according to Mo Gawdat

Season 7, Ep. 93
Can happiness be taught?According to this week's podcast guest, Mo Gawdat, it can!“It’s not the events that make you happy in life, it’s the comparison that happens inside your head between the event and your expectation of the event.”Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo, author of the international bestselling books Solve for Happy and Scary Smart; and founder of One Billion Happy.After a 30 year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google X (Google's 'moonshot factory' of innovation)  Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world. Motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared to one billion people.“If a parent only wish is happiness for their children than why aren’t we teaching it in school?”  According to Mo, happiness is an equation, and gratitude is the ultimate expression that can remind us to be happy. “You are the one that is setting your expectation. You are the one interpreting the event a certain way, therefore you are in control of your own happiness.”We had a great chat with Mo, on our favourite topic, you guessed it - happines! A brilliant episode that will hopefully leave you feeling elevated, grateful, and dare we say it… happy!What’s more, Mo has also offered you a gift! The first 100 listeners of The Happy Pear Podcast to sign up, will get an exclusive two month free access to his membership community. You get all the training material, rieki infused meditations, and live webenars with Mo, his co-author Alice and expert guest speakers. This is worth 50 Euros and you get it for free on Unstressable.com. sign up now and use the code THEHAPPYPEAR to be one of the first 100!Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Mo and his work please check out: https://www.mogawdat.com/Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill
10/25/2022

How to achieve more by doing less with Oliver Burkeman

Season 7, Ep. 92
Oliver Burkeman is the author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, about embracing limitation and finally getting round to what counts, along with The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. “We are dissuaded from doing things that add great value to our lives just to avoid discomfort.”For many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. In his email newsletter The Imperfectionist, he writes about productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of distraction. He lives in the North York Moors. This episode is particularly special as it is the first that was LIVE on our app, Healthy Living by The Happy Pear!“We talk about not wanting to settle when we think we can do better… but we end up becoming a commitment-phobe and don’t realise that both of these are settling. One is settling for an imperfect human being and the other is denying yourself the pleasure of and benefits of a long term relationship… this doesn’t just apply to dating and it’s great to realise this so you stop making decisions motivated by this notion of a perfect outcome.”We had a wonderful conversation with Oliver, and members of the app got to ask their questions too. We spoke about the issues with time management, our inability to be in the present moment, how to achieve more by doing less, how the concept “to settle” isn’t always a negative thing, and the importance of leaning into discomfort, amongst many other things.We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.Lots of Love,Dave & Steve xTo find out more about Oliver Burkeman and his work, check out: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill
10/19/2022

Groove Armada, From Music to Revolutionising the Food industry

Season 7, Ep. 91
“If you are worried about biodiversity or climate change, the single greatest point of agency you have is your food choices, and by deciding to buy this pizza rather than that pizza you have changed the game and you are part of the solution“Most of you might know Andy Cato as one of the duo, Groove Armada, the English electronic music band. Which achieved chart success with their singles "At the River", "I See You Baby" and "Superstylin'". Having released eight studio albums, four of which were charted in the UK Albums Charts Top 50.However, the other side of Andy, when he’s not traveling the world on tour, is a mixed arable and livestock farmer and co-founder of Wildfarmed. “Once you have seen this stuff you can’t unsee it.”17 years ago, at the age of 33, on his way back from a gig, Andy was reading an article about agriculture and climate change, and like most people he hadn’t made the link between climate change and how we grow our food. This article became the catalyst for Andy to make a change! Today Andy, is the first Englishman to be awarded the Chevalier L’Order Mérite de Agricole - the equivalent of a knighthood for services to agriculture. His unique Wildfarmed method brings the concept of rewilding to farming, combining the best of nature with modern technology to create thriving ecosystems and diverse, healthy soils.Now, Andy is on a mission to take what he’s learned and help other farmers adopt his Wildfarmed system so they can too can work towards restoring biodiversity and producing delicious food. How does Andy balance his fame and music career with being an award winning agriculturalist? What was life in the music industry like in those early years, how did he get into it? These are some of the questions we ask Andy and many more, diving deep into his farming journey. It was particularly special being able to record this episode on his farm.Enjoy!Get an exclusive 20% off the amazing online platform that is HEALF.com when you enter the promo code HEALTHYPEAR - Healf is where you will find only the best of the best health brands all vetted by their community and validated by experts. We love this platform, you can’t go wrong and it has all our favourite stuff covering the 4 pillars of heath: Eat Move Mind SleepLots of Love,Dave and Steve x