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.
An update on where I'm at with my nonfiction brain book and why I've been hesitant to pursue it. As someone who has had a lot of trauma to the brain with boxing, MMA, college football, and motorcycle accidents, the subject of traumatic brain injuries and CTE is scary. But I have too many friends that either have or probably will develop brain issues for me not to investigate it a bit.
16:45 The short horror story "Twisted Memory" taken from my collection Twisted Reunion.
An explanation on my break from the podcast and social media.
The difficulty with finishing up Beyond Brightside's sex scene and marching a main character to his death.
How I've been searching for the perfect agent and have narrowed down my wish list.
Using Back 2 Basics and Downey Yoga to deal with my shoulder and back problems.
15:25 I narrate the short story "Five minutes Alone" taken from my dystopian mosaic novel 25 Perfect Days.
Discussing the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. What I wish I had done differently and what went well.
Slowly reintroducing jiujitsu, feeling good after a practice and open mat.
15:30 Chapter 19 of the Brightside audiobook, the final chapter.
Killing time in a park while waiting for my daughter's award assembly.
Writing multiple death scenes that take place in a park in Beyond Brightside.
3:30 A look at the brand new Ain't No Messiah shirt and commercial. Also the Try Not to Die shirt. Available soon for order.
Why I spend time doing yoga, how my kids liked their class at Downey Yoga, and why I've decided to keep with my current practice instead of switching to Bikram.
13:55 Brightside audiobook - Chapter 16