Ana Melikian is Eager to be Healthy – Enter the mindset Zone

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Ana Melikian grew up in Portugal and her podcast MINDSET ZONE is featured in The Huffington Post “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life’s Big Questions.
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Mike Vardy is Eager to be Healthy – By Will’s Might

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What can a productivity expert teach us about being healthy and happy?

Quite allot and that why I invited Mike on the show.  I believe he is the most productive Canadian ever.  

Mike Vardy helps me to be more productive. Much of the advice he teaches helps you stay healthy and have more free time do the things you really want to do.  In short working with him is making it easier  to be healthy and happy.

Before becoming a lifestyle and time efficiency expert. Mike was LifeHack managing editor and before that he managed 2 Costco departments. 

Mike also has a passion to perform comedy and he is a huge Green Lantern geek. 

Please enjoy links are below:

Productivityist –
The Productivityist Workbook –
Productivityist Coaching –
The Productivityist Podcast Patreon page –
Do Better With Asana –
Mike Vardy on Twitter –



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Eager to be Healthy Amy D

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Amy D played a huge role in me becoming a coach.  In just a few conversations with her I realized that I wanted to help people and I reengineered my life to make this happen. Amy talks about yoga, Kangen water, how her life changed by moving to Charlotte NC, and her new project Follow the Leader. 


Please visit her websites

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Wayne Elise is Eager to be Healthy – Talking about Talking

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Many know Wayne Elise from his New York Times best seller, The Rules of the Game. This might make him controversial to some.

Talking about talking is his trade.  He teaches people to be conversational artists and how to make friends with strangers.   

I consider Wayne a friend and mentor. He has learned much and shared some of these lessons with me. 


Wayne Elise is Eager to be Healthy

We talk about the end of his first marriage, how Wayne keeps healthy, his new wife Erika, and all the wonderful things she cooks. Wayne is now more healthy and happy.

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Ingrid Dinter – Want to live must be greater than fear of death

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I like fighters and I like lovers; Ingrid Dinter is one that fights for the love of life and she is my guest on this podcast.

From Ingrid Dinter – Want to live must be greater than fear of death

You know, when I was first told that there was a cancer recurrence, my first reaction was, “I don’t want to die!”
That was quick and immediate.
And it had both: a sense of self pity and huge fear.
Everybody would nod their head, everybody would tell me that they understand. And many people would give me an energy of “poor thing”. I noticed that this was keeping me stuck in fear and cluelessness.
And also: What a strange thing to say, as we ARE going to die eventually. So what’s the point of saying this as my big statement of commitment?
I realized that in order to find a way to really move on, I had to reframe:
“I want to live!”
And I am willing to do whatever it takes to do that.
What happened next, I was not prepared for:
I was shocked to feel resistance. The inner yes came much slower that I expected it to be. I knew that, in order to mean something and transform something, the yes had to come as loudly and quickly as a thunder in a thunderstorm that was hanging directly over my head:
“Do I want to live? – YES! BOOM!”
And it didn’t…
I didn’t want to die, but I was afraid of the changes I needed to make.
It felt like a huge undertaking.
A scary one.
If I really wanted to live, there could be no compromises, I had to find the best solutions for me.
I couldn’t cut corners, I couldn’t accept excuses.
And I realized that this had to be an ongoing, lifelong process without a finish line.
No wonder I was hesitant

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Nida Kazmi and The Exponential You

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I wanted to interview Nida Kazmi for quite some time. I like that she explores the topic of how to be a better man.

I also like that she was eating a low-carb grain free pizza as I was interviewing her. 

This is a simulcast interview. You learn something about Nida and you will learn something about me. 

What makes this interview special is that Nida really helped me open up about my life, and we learn how Nida stays healthy and what drives her to help men better themselves. 

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Eager to be Healthy – Thank You

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I wanted to thank everyone who listens and supports the show.  I need to take a break this week and slow things down to care for my family’s and my own health. 

Stay Healthy and Happy. 

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Association and networking in the Gluten Free world

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CSA Lifeline article 6 Mar 15. Lifeline is the quarterly publication of the Celiac Support Association, a membership driven group of over 4,000 members and 9,000 who participate with us in Chapter Support Group meetings, on line and via our Hotline. Our website is


This issue of Lifeline focuses on association. An association can be a group of people organized for a joint or common purpose; fellowship, human contact or cooperation; a mental connection between ideas. Actually, the latter is how most of us process thoughts. So, we know how to associate. However, we often shy away from doing so in some circumstances. Public speaking comes to mind. Leaving one’s comfort zone, or going beyond a skill set can be automatic fight or flight stimulators, and blocks for associating.

Networking is another way to associate. Speaking of networking, by other names it can be:
• collaboration
• outreach
• coalition
• conference
• strategic alliance
• one to one
• CSA Telephone Hotline (at least 4200 calls a year)

Strategic Alliances could include CSA Recognition Seal participants, CSA Benefactors,
DDNC (Digestive Disease National Coalition), NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), DOD,(Department of Defense), FDA, U.S Senate and House of Representatives, CSA Chapters and Resource Groups, other support groups, EXPOS, visitors and potential members to our Chapter meetings, and the people we haven’t met yet. These are all groups and individuals that CSA staff and Directors on the Board are constantly working with.

Just think about the numbers of people we could reach and help if each CSA member recruited at least one other member every year, if our Recognition Seal businesses cloned themselves, and our Benefactors went forth and multiplied. That’s what networking is all about. The more than 300 diseases and symptoms related to CD and NCDS is an associative talking point, with the possibility of bringing people together, increasing membership, and building CSA’s strength and recognition with all those we reach out to. A manufacturer, restaurant, school or university, Co-op, business serving staff meals does not want to do damage control if a patron becomes ill with a gluten reaction. You can ask a decision maker “would you be upset if someone became ill on your food?” Then apply the remedy—contact info for CSA. Then call CSA to share who you talked to, and why, and how we can make contact. Simple.

Blogs, Facebook, Linked In, YouTube, Pinterest, and many more, are social associations that could fit all of the above descriptions. These are useful, often the preferred, tools for bringing people and ideas together in a big way. Many people have these instruments in the background all day (and night). People and media can become a contribution to others, one to one or to the masses.

How can we effectively network?

First, why network? To…
• be friendly
• get a job
• obtain information
• advance your position
• increase revenue streams
• create an opportunity
and much more.

Networking creates an opportunity to learn about people, the one you are talking with, or someone they know. Learn about them, their wants and needs, their hot and cold buttons, and how you might help/assist them. You are gathering info and creating ideas for later application. You don’t want to firehose your person with info, nor try to close a sale at this time. Of course, there are exceptions, but not often.

Plant seeds, create interest and curiosity. Get their contact info. Water and fertilize the seeds during follow through. It is always a good idea to clarify a callback time-“is Tues or Wed better, what’s the best time, will you take the call? If this is a referral, asking if they will take the call is a neat way to bypass any gate keeper.

People are always more receptive when we approach them in a manner of making a contribution to their interests and needs. Most of us don’t like, don’t feel comfortable, and resist or run away from being sold—on anything.

The contribution part is about them. It can be as simple as a referral, or an intro to another person or idea. Your part/benefit should come later, during of after the follow through.

Relating to CSA, what could be your purpose in talking with this individual or group?
• potential member
• potential Recognition Seal/Benefactor
• a place to hold your Chapter meeting
• a restaurant that wants to safely serve gluten and allergy free
• a restaurant to have a gluten free themed dinner for your support group and guests
• the possibilities are endless

We can always have our eyes and ears open, our radar on, so to speak.

A great book changed the way I seek out people and start relationship building. The book is: The Art of Possibility by Zander and Zander. Penguin Books, 2002. Chapter 4, “Being a Contribution” has been the change agent that has made a significant beneficial difference in my people skills. The book has an introductory poem by Emily Dickinson. She lived near my home. It is an interesting coincidence. “I dwell in Possibility”…

Possibility is just that, unless there is action. Focus and purpose grease the ways for action.

Association, networking, et al, is fun, creative, works well. It is how business is done, jobs are obtained, and moves civilization along.

As the Nike mantra goes “Just Do It!”/

The first one may not be easy, certainly not perfect. Do the first one and you are on a roll. Now I am not thinking of a small piece of bread, individually baked. But if you are, make it gluten free.

Remember, Givers Gain. A law of Nature and the Universe.

Bruce Homstead, MS, RDN, LDN
President, Board of Directors, CSA

Read more here:: The Gluten Warrior


Ernie Boxall is Balanced and Relaxed

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Ernie is one of the first people I interviewed. He called in from the UK to join the show and it was a lot of fun talking to a practical zen person. Ernie played soccer and rugby he was when younger. The sports damaged his joints, but one day a chance “wrong turn”, promoting him to try something new.

This show is all about quality of life, how to keep moving into old age, and how relax and be balanced.

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