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The Longevity Lifestyle Podcast with David Rachford

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Feb 18, 2016

Joe Jacobi is a 2-time U.S. Olympian. He and his Olympic Whitewater Slalom Canoe partner, Scott Strausbaugh, won the United States of America’s first and only Gold Medal in the Olympic sport of Whitewater Canoe-Kayak Slalom. They won the Gold Medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain at the whitewater course venue in La Seu d’Urgell in the province of Catalunya.

Joe, also, represented the United States as a member of the U.S. Canoe & Kayak Team at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. He, along with his canoe partner Matt Taylor, finished in 8th place.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

Feb 11, 2016

In this episode, I share my experience from my second visit to the California Vipassana Center where I recently sat for a 10 day silent meditation retreat.  I discuss meditation, and how to start and maintain a practice.

Vipassana is one of the world’s most ancient meditative techniques. It was practiced 25 centuries ago by Gotama the Buddha, who said he had rediscovered a much older practice. After his enlightenment in 528 BCE, the Buddha spent the remaining 45 years of his life teaching the way out of suffering. Vipassana is the essence of what he taught. The Buddha’s teaching is known by the general term Dhamma (Sanskrit: Dharma).

For five centuries Vipassana helped millions of people in India, the Buddha’s homeland. This era saw the matchless reign of the great Emperor Asoka (273-236 BCE) who united India and initiated a golden age of peace and prosperity. Asoka also sent ambassadors of Dhamma to all the neighboring kingdoms (including what has become Myanmar in modern times), thereby spreading both the practice and the words of the Buddha.

After about 500 years the practice of Vipassana had disappeared from India. Fortunately it was maintained by a continuous chain of meditation teachers in the neighboring country of Myanmar (Burma) until the present day.

In our time, Vipassana has been reintroduced to India and to people from all over the world by
S. N. Goenka, a retired industrialist of Indian heritage who was born in Myanmar. He learned the technique of Vipassana from Sayagyi U Ba Khin, the renowned lay Vipassana teacher who was the first to teach westerners in English. U Ba Khin appointed him to teach Vipassana in 1969.   

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

Feb 3, 2016

Larry Hagner is the founder of The Good Dad Project and author of bestselling book: "The Dad's Edge."

His story and passion for being a father is a bit unique.

Larry grew up virtually in “fatherless environment” for most of my life.  He didn’t meet his real father until he was 30 years old.  As fate would have it, their paths crossed when he walked into a coffee shop eight years ago.  They now have a great relationship now and spend a great deal of time together.

It was really through his own childhood struggles that Larry realized true passion for being a dad.

Children are not born with manuals and the Journey of Fatherhood doesn’t necessarily come with a “map.”  There are challenges, twists, and turns along the way.

Larry says: "as much as we truly enjoy our children and being a father, we tend to internalize our struggles.  When we do that, we get distracted and stressed out.  As a result, we do not enjoy the Journey of being a Dad as much as we would really like to."

Larry is not a psychologist or counselor in family dynamics.  He doesn't have any accolades behind my name. He's an everyday dad trying to do the best job he can. He strives to be the best version of himself so he can guide his kids to be the best version of themselves.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes. It helps our show get found, and I truly appreciate it.  Also, the way this show grows is by word of mouth.  or rather you sharing on social media, talking to friends, tweeting about it, posting on Facebook.

To stay in touch with the show, get detailed show notes, and subscribe to my email newsletter, visit DavidRachford.com/podcast.  I’ve got a great info-graphic I just released that shares the 5 simple tools I used to lose 50 lbs in 6 months, just subscribe to my list and I’ll send it over.  I won’t spam you, I just send out a weekly email to keep in touch and share some things I’m working on.

 

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