Motivation: What’s Yours? What works? A comment about motivation being “all that matters” really got me going this week. It didn’t motivate me. It irritated me. Worse, it was in the first line of a self-help book. I suspect there are many self-help books out there that intimidate or try to shame people into fulfilling their dreams. I wrote a self-help book and I want to dispel a couple of ideas that are potentially dangerous.…"Motivation: Don’t work so hard at the wrong things."
Focus on this for ten minutes: On today’s episode of the All That Chazz Stress Relief Podcast, we’re going back to basics with a visualization. We’ll quickly dig in on how to develop focus in the time it takes to take a breath. Be sure to hang in to the end of the podcast to get your taste and you’ll feel how quick and easy it can be to release your stress. I also have…"Focus: How to relax in the moment, in a moment"
Choices Must be Based on Good Data In my continuing quest to make better choices (a la Do the Thing) I need data. You probably need it, too. Let’s talk about some things you need to know to make those improved choices. I got quite a blow last week. The tax bill came due and, after too long at the accountant’s, the hammer fell. It turns out I need to pay twice as much to…"Choices: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
Sensory deprivation tanks and more If you have ever wanted to float on your back in the Dead Sea or get out of gravity and become an astronaut, you’re going to love today’s podcast. Sensory deprivation tanks are slowly growing in popularity again. If you can get to one, or if you are Joe Rogan and are lucky enough to have one in your basement, it might help you with stress, sleep disorders or even chronic…"Sensory Deprivation"
Is it time for your next vacation? What if you can’t afford a vacation. Pop quiz, hotshot! What do you do? What do you do? (I love me a very dated reference from the movie Speed. Such a dumb, fun movie! Also, it was the last time Jeff Daniels was badass in a physical way.) Sorry for the delay in releasing this podcast. After updating my software, my computer is screwing up in a huge…"Vacations: Problems, Solutions and More Questions to Consider"
Death is a fact of life but we’re generally not very well equipped to deal with it. In fact, most of us ignore it as long as possible. It’s not a satisfactory long-term strategy. Death comes for us all. I got quite a surprise in this regard this week and I want to share how I dealt with it. We’re going on a little field trip and I hope you will find the journey useful.…"Death: How to Deal"
Visualization Makes a Better Day A good diet is not as simple as calories in/calories out. The kind of calories (and the hormones released are variables, too.) On today’s show, I talk briefly about the big lies nutrition labels tell us. Then, to ease your stress, we dig into a powerful visualization designed to make your life easier. Start with the key: a deep breath brings and an easy visualization slows your nervy nervous system…"The Big Calorie Lie and a Powerful Visualization"
I looked it up. As a noun or adjective, “workout” is one word. Still looks wrong to me but never mind…on today’s show: I’ll update you on my progress with The Wild Diet and share my experiments (and my alterations) to the One-Minute Workout (from last week’s podcast). We’ll get right down to the keys I use to get exercise done quickly so I can get on with my day. Of course, before embarking on any…"Workout: Fast and Efficient"
On today’s podcast: 1. Your micro-biome and cravings. 2. The most effective exercise doesn’t take long at all. 3. When does arguing help? Is it worth it? It turns out the answer is 4% of the time (at best!) On this episode of the All That Chazz Stress Relief Podcast, I rant a little and I expect some arguing. Yes, there will be some listeners who will object to what I have to say on…"Arguing with People Who Are Wrong"
Today on the All That Chazz Stress Relief Podcast: I update listeners on my tasty success and my bad beef heart recipe on The Wild Diet by Abel James. (The bad beef heart wasn’t Abel’s fault.) I give a tip on how I beat a mad craving for something I shouldn’t eat. I talk about the social value of food and the implications of making interactions more social and less food-centric. (Seeing this on AllThatChazz.com and can’t…"Less Stress Around Food: Do the Incremental Thing"