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My special guest is Gary Roberts, the host of the Good Dudes Grow podcast, a Firefighter, and Cannabis / CBD Advocate.

Here is Gary's story:

From physical pain to the emotional pain of losing my daughter and father in the same year to opioids. To growing a Hemp CBD Company and Recovery and Research Center based on plant medicine. I talk to physicians, Professional Athletes, and entrepreneurs in the world of Hemp, Cannabis, and Psychedelics to get their view on the future of a new medical revolution.

My CBD discovery started out as a selfish journey looking to help my CrossFit Master Competition career but then realized that my daughter had a dependency on opiates that lead her down a path of using heroin.

I then realized that this plant could help her overcome her addiction. Unfortunately, the law and legislation were not on my side, and before I could get the product that was safe and viable, she lost her battle, losing her life.

She was on life support until her 27th birthday. That day my wife and I decided to let her go. She was always the type of person who wanted to help others, which even showed her death. To our surprise, she was an organ donor, and she saved someone else’s life with her own.

At that point, my CBD / Cannabis relationship changed to one of helping others in addiction and my fellow brothers and sisters in the fire department.

All proceeds on any sales go to help build out Research and Treatment Center

www.pbzcbd.com

Want to ☕️ support them by donating? Go to 👇👇👇

www.promisesrecoverycenters.com

To check out his podcast go to https://gooddudesgrow.com/

 

(28:55) Also includes the short story "Twenty-Fifth of December" taken from 25 Perfect Days narrated by David Thompson

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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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My special guest is Alexandra Callner from Life Craft Hypnosis. I just completed my third session with Alexandra and am loving the results. In this episode we discuss:

How she discovered hypnosis and why she wants to share it with others.

What the biggest misconceptions are when it comes to hypnosis.

What you should look for in a hypnotist.

What type of people can benefit the most from it.

The three issues we've been working on and why I want to do more.

Why listening to self-talk messages is so helpful.

If you want more info on how Alexandra can help remove the subconscious blocks that are holding you back, check out her website - https://www.lifecrafthypnosiseft.com/

(36:30) Includes the short dystopian story "Twenty-Two Pine Avenue" 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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My special guest is Lucas Hohmann, the host of the podcast The Creativ Cast which explores the creativity in all of us. Lucas, who is also a photographer, shares his understanding of creativity, discusses how much time went into getting his podcast started, and tells us what he's learned from it.

For more on Lucas, check out: https://lucashohmannphotography.com/

Also includes the short story "26 Pills" a short story from 5 More Perfect Days narrated by John Anthony Davis.

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What a fun conversation with Mat Santos, a lifelong martial artist, devoted family man, and co-author in the Try Not to Die series.

Mat, the owner of Team Santos Fighting Academy, is one of the brightest and funniest black belts I've had the pleasure of hanging out with.

In this episode we discuss:

Connections made through martial arts.

Skill acquisition.

Overcoming obstacles due to the pandemic.

Raising our sons and understanding our fathers.

The importance of participation trophies.

Why I no longer get drunk or high before recording podcasts, and why I'm rethinking that approach.

The highest compliment you can give a Rhode Islander and the quickest way to start a fight with one.

(1:34:50) The short story "Twenty-Twenty" from 25 Perfect Days and narrated by David Thompson.

For more on Mat and his academy check out: http://matsantos.com

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My special guest is Evan Scott, the drummer from the Boston-based death metal band Stone the Oracle.

I first met Evan 9 years ago when I interviewed him for Unlocking the Cage at Lauzon MMA and I've had the pleasure of training with him a few times since.

In this episode we talk about what he has gained from martial arts, what a positive gym culture they have at Lauzon's where he is a kickboxing instructor, how he developed a love for music and became part of Stone the Oracle.

You can pick up the band's new EP at https://stonetheoracle.bandcamp.com/ 

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This episode my special guest is Dom Brightmon, a self-leadership expert that advances others through motivational teaching and book-casting. He is also the host of The Going North Podcast and the author of Going North!: Tips & Techniques to Advance Yourself and Stay the Course: The Elite Performer's 7 Secret Keys to Sustainable Success.

We discuss what led Dom into speaking and self-leadership and he shares some of the techniques that he and elite performers utilize.

For more on Dom - https://www.dombrightmon.com

Also includes the short story "28 Blocks" taken from 5 More Perfect Days and narrated by John Anthony Davis.

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My special guest is Chris Zanderholm, an old friend from junior high. Chris talks about all the health issues he has faced, the emotional and physical struggles he encountered, and how they helped shape him into a more positive person who wants to help others.

Chris is also a finalist in the Muscle and Fitness contest for Mr. Health and Fitness. Voting begins June 14. To vote for Chris you can check out : https://www.muscleandfitness.com/

You can follow Chris on IG @swedefromthemeade75

or find him on Facebook

Also be sure to check out where he works at: https://mysmartspine.com/

I will be going down there soon for treatment and plan on doing a podcast about the facility.

(51:00) Includes the short story "Three Sacred Truths" from 25 Perfect Days narrated by David Thompson

 

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I interview Derek the Demon, a puppet that lives in hell. It's a short interview as Derek turned out to be kind of a dick. We talk briefly about MMA, cannabis, and traumatic brain injuries.

(6:30) Includes the short story "Six Hail Mary's" taken from 25 Perfect Days and narrated by David Thompson

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