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My special guest is Kelly Aiello, a registered holistic nutritionist (RHN) and Brain Health Coach, and the host of the Nutritional Nerd podcast.

She shares how her husband's traumatic brain injury affected their lives and led her into researching nutrition to help brain health.

She goes over some of the most important steps a person should do to improve their brain health through nutrition.

For more information on Kelly and the services she offers, go to https://www.happihuman.com/

While there you can sign up for her newsletter for free nutrition tips and such. I've already signed up and recommend it.

At the end of the episode you can listen to the short story "Twenty-Third District" which is taken from 25 Perfect Days and narrated by David Thompson.

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It felt being great being back home and going over the latest developments. In this episode I discuss:

The Try Not to Die series. Just read through The Wizard's Tower, fixing up Dethfest scenes, and starting the rewrite of the Wild West. Also discuss two new books added to the series.

Where I'm at with the traumatic brain injury book. Just received the first incredible blurb and the version translated into German.

Talk of finally getting 10th Planet Whittier opened.

What I get from my 5-mile walks in the morning, playing guitar, and taking care of myself.

The positive experience with a hypnotist. I have a few more sessions scheduled with her and will then bring her on the show to talk about it.

(15:45) Includes the short story "One Last Bedtime Story" taken from 25 Perfect Days and narrated by David Thompson.

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My special guest is Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell, an MMA fighter, bjj brown belt, and all-around awesome individual. Johnny's fight at Cage Titans 9 years ago was what turned me back into a fan of the sport. We had a great first interview a few days after that and another at Brown University a few years later.

It was great catching up with Johnny after his latest win at Bellator. We discussed:

  • His willingness to take fights on short notice.
  • Overcoming negative thinking and dark thoughts.
  • How at 34 he is in peak performance, physically and emotionally.
  • Loyalty to his gym South Shore Sportfighting in Rockland and his coach Bill Mahoney.
  • Why he fights and his plans after he retires.
  • If he worries about brain health.
  • What he gets out of playing video games.

Also includes the short dystopian story "Two Minutes to Midnight"

For more on Johnny: Follow him at:

https://www.facebook.com/cupcakesmma

https://twitter.com/JohnnyCCMma

IG @johnnyccmma

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How my interview with Mareike Kleinbohl, my guest from episode 107, has led me to release TBI or CTE: What the Hell is Wrong with Me? In both English and German this October while attending the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Why my family and I are back to training jiu jitsu.

How I’ve raised close to $1,500 for the Concussion Legacy Foundation through the virtual 5k I’ll be running this weekend.

Why I’m excited about my breakthrough while working on The Bridge.

(16:30) Also includes the short story “Eleven Times More Likely” taken from 25 Perfect Days narrated by David Thompson.

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My special guest is Dr. Mike Simpson, the author of the upcoming book Honed: Finding Your Edge as a Man Over 40, the host of The Mind of the Warrior podcast and the man behind Greybeard Performance supplements, fight gear, and first aid kits.

We talk about traumatic brain injuries, CTE, PTSD, and improving both your brain health and overall health.

(43:40) Includes "30 Day Program" a short story taken from 5 More Perfect Days and narrated by John Anthony Davis. For more info on Doc - https://drmikesimpson.com/ For info on Greybeard Performance - https://greybeardperformance.com/

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I had a fantastic conversation with Scott Gazzoli, the host of the popular podcast Causing the Effect. Scott's podcast is focused on the true exploration of your mind and body and it was a blast picking his brain. In our talk, he offers advice to help me with my meditation and exercise struggles, we discuss our cannabis and psychedelic use, love for heavy metal, rage issues, and much more.

Check out Scott's podcast Causing the Effect - https://www.causingtheeffectpodcast.com/

(51:58) Also includes the short story "Four Percent" taken from 25 Perfect Days and narrated by David Thompson. 

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My special guest is filmmaker Michael Plaster. Michael is a fellow 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu purple belt under Eddie Bravo and has collaborated on a few projects with me.

I brought him on to discuss his chronic depression and how he has overcome it by having his hormones regulated by Dr. Mark Gordon from Millennium Neuro-Regenerative Centers. This is the same protocol I followed that gave me incredible relief from the depression I'd experienced. Michael never understood why he was depressed until listening to Dr. Gordon and linking it to his early traumatic brain injuries.

To check out Michael's films and podcasts go to https://bit.ly/3w2I9g8

Also be sure to check out his Instagram at @plaster10p

(41:20) Also includes the short story "Nine Months Later" taken from 25 Perfect Days and narrated by David Thompson.

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In this special episode, I talk with Joey Hauss and his wife Lindsay after they led me through a powerful breathwork, meditation, and ice bath session. We discuss what led Joey to become a Level 2 Certified Instructor of the Wim Hof Method and why breathing, meditation, and cold immersion can help us heal. To learn more about Joey and his classes, check out https://joeyhauss.com/ (43:00) At the end of the talk, I share the short story "US-89N4X" which is from 5 More Perfect Days and narrated by John Anthony Davis.

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I couldn't be happier with my mother's brain scans and testing from Vital Head and Spine in Pasadena. With 40 sessions of neurofeedback, she greatly increased the amount and quality of her sleep and turned around the mild cognitive decline she wasn't even aware of. I'm so grateful that she probably just avoided a path toward dementia.

I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of Dr. Michael Simpson's upcoming book. The book is incredibly well-written and full of great information. Immediately after reading it I took his advice and scheduled six long-overdue doctor appointments.

The first week of teaching writing is nearly over and I'm loving it. Feels great passing on this skill and the students seem to be learning and enjoying themselves.

Includes the short story "Marked" from Untold Mayhem. Narrated by Angelo Di Loreto

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Update on the Untold Mayhem audiobook which is now being reviewed by ACX. The cast of 9 narrators do an incredible job with these stories and I can't wait to share them.

People have been responding to my traumatic brain injury article and video. Sad to hear their stories but I'm glad to give them hope of recovery.

I recently picked up an electric guitar for myself and electric drum kit for my son. We're trying to convince my daughter to be our singer but we're not sure she can handle our awesomeness.

Chapter 10 and 11 of the Ain't No Messiah audiobook.  

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