Total Recovery For True Joy In Life By Guest Author Dr. Michael McGee

Guest Contributor

Dr. Michael McGee

I am honored to have a special guest contributor today who is Dr. Michael McGee. Dr. McGee is currently the Chief Medical Officer of The Haven, a psychiatric treatment facility specializing in the treatment of addictions, located on California’s Central Coast. Dr. McGee also has a private practice in San Luis Obispo.

Previously, we published the article The 5 Biggest Misconceptions of Addiction and Recovery and Dr. McGee has generously offered to author some thoughts and perspective on recovery to serve as a complementary piece.

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13 Best Motivational Videos From Goalcast

Goalcast

Motivational Videos

We live in a remarkable time right now where access to information and content is at the tip of our fingers ready to be streamed at a moments notice.

The leveling out of content distribution, via low-cost and low-barrier outlets, has allowed for a proliferation of content creators to rise up from seemingly out of nowhere to allow their voices and stories to be heard.

All of these videos being shared throughout the social media landscape have served to empower others to open up, be vulnerable, and bravely share their own stories.

Anyone looking to make a single step towards some positive change in life or a radical and wholesale change to their entire lifestyle can simply jump online these days and get lost in the countless on-demand videos of hope, information, and inspiration. The first destination those individuals should want to visit is Goalcast.

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The Dirty John Podcast - A Special Valentine's Day Podcast Pick

Valentine’s Day Podcast Pick:

Dirty John - Presented by the LA Times and Wondery

 

“Who you marry may be the most important decision of your life, but it might be the most irrational.”

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer, whom after a couple of marriages and children leaving the nest, is looking to date again.

The doorbell rings. Standing in his surgical scrubs is John Meehan, a man in his late forties to early fifties. John is a successful anesthesiologist. His prior Hollywood style looks have weathered slightly, unbeknownst to Debra, who views nothing but a tall, dark, and handsome man in her doorway. Could he be the perfect man?

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Monstruo: Incongruity True Crime’s Latest Offering

True Crime Dream Team

“The heart of a man is delicious” are the only notes in the feed description of the new terrifying podcast Monstruo. Finally, we have the ultimate new macabre offering from a true crime and dark fiction podcasting dream team.

That team is comprised of Sword and Scale creator Mike Boudet, Jack Luna, the creator of Dark Topic, and Tyler Bell, author and producer of The Westside Fairy Tales. Fans of these respective shows will be in their glory with Monstruo.

The project, according to Mike Boudet, has been in the works for over a year. After a couple of teaser episodes and a documentary style preview, the long-anticipated true crime, psychological, and downright creepy podcast finally arrived on January 9th, 2019.

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Podcasts To Listen To: The Argument By The New York Times

Stuck In My Echo Chamber

I must acknowledge I typically stick to the same sources of news from the same outlet with the same rotating guests of talking heads and experts. I am aware of the lack of diversity in opinion I am seeking out on a daily basis and I am admittedly not so comfortable with dwelling in a left-leaning echo chamber.

I truly do value the opinions of others and want to stay open-minded in my quest to stay informed but I feel like seeking diversity in my news often leads me to political commentary so slanted and blindly entrenched in a camp, to the detriment of an open exchange of ideas, it becomes tough to even bear for a moment.

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11 Best YouTube Meditation Music Videos For You

Meditation Has Gone Mainstream

Meditation, or the general practice of mindfulness, seems to be tipping from an underground ritual for crystal toting, new age eccentrics over to a mainstream practice for business people and soccer moms alike.

Just about anywhere you turn these days you seem to run into an article, podcast discussion, or some sort of social site post about the benefits of meditation.

My meditation practice has evolved over time for me from initially just something I felt compelled to now a deeply held daily routine.

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Podcasts To Listen To: One Life One Chance With Toby Morse

A Thirst For Inspiration

There is a reason that self-help and personal development are an 11 billion dollar per year industry. Life has a way of throwing an unending parade of stressors and difficulties in our path. Couple those challenges with that feeling in our gut that there is something out there in the world that is better for us and you can see why many are seeking to grow and find more fulfillment out of life.

There are countless personas within the world of creating empowering content who have authored books, made audio recordings, and delivered soaring motivational speeches in halls across the world.

The access to this life-enriching content is mostly available right at our fingertips to stream on demand for free. Whether you are looking to shed an old destructive habit, start a new business, or undertake a new mindfulness practice, there is sure to be a message that can speak directly to you.

What do you do if you are just a kid, though, looking to escape the trappings and pitfalls of a neglectful and abusive home? What if people like Tony Robbins, a legendary figure to most, seem like oversized personalities from a world you do not recognize speaking in a language you do not speak.

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9 Best Episodes Of The Jocko Podcast

The Jocko Podcast

A Unique Approach To Empowerment

There is a wealth of content available in the world of business and life performance that is affirming, inspiring, and cheerful.

There is also another podcast out there now that approaches empowerment in a different manner than most. The Jocko Podcast is hosted by retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink along with his cohort in the studio Echo Charles.

Jocko is not here to motivate you. He believes motivation is a failed concept. He feels If you rely on motivation to get through the daily grind of life you will eventually get burned by it.

Discipline is the calling card for Jocko. Jocko touts discipline over motivation all day.

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Hey Adam Carolla Show, What Ever Happened to David Alan Grier?

The Adam Carolla Show

Pioneering Podcast

The Adam Carolla Show is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most downloaded podcast. Coming from the terrestrial radio world and syndicated shows like Loveline, Carolla brings a professional, well-produced show to his fans each and every day of the week.  

In fact, with his construction background and blue-collar roots, or “no collar” as he would jokingly say, Carolla, personally built and designed his very own state of the art podcasting studio. It is that humbled “no collar” upbringing which lends a grounded perspective to his observations and humor.  

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11 Best Videos From Evan Carmichael And His 10 Rules For Success Series

Evan Carmichael

Entrepreneur

Evan Carmichael is one of the most respected and prolific content creators on YouTube. His work ethic is unrivaled, cranking out and publishing 3 new videos per day.

While his focus is centered around entrepreneurship, his videos could just as easily apply to and inspire someone pursuing a creative endeavor, an athletic challenge, or anyone just wanting more purpose and joy out of life.

Gary Vaynerchuk, the standard bearer for entrepreneurial hustling and grinding, aptly described Evan as a video DJ mixing up and repackaging bits and samples of all the greatest and most inspirational video content that is out there.

Evan takes these video clips from motivational titans like Les Brown, Tony Robbins, and Simon Sinek and distills them down to their most potent and impactful form, adding on top his own philosophies and key takeaways from the content.

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Are Podcasts Becoming Too Popular?

Podcasts

We Buy “The Why”

“And the Golden Globe for the best podcast adapted show goes to…”  could be a phrase we will all be hearing in the near future. In fact, I believe I may have heard an early rendition of it on the most recent awards broadcast.

I marvel at the juxtaposition of billionaire Steve Jobs and his mammoth, international corporation Apple having invented the iPod which ultimately gave power to the lowly individual to change the world.  

With a single device, one can record an “iPodcast” and their lone voice could be heard around the globe at any time. It is this rugged individualistic counter-culture ability that gave Apple its appeal to its consumers. However, I find it ironic that the Apple Corporation, being a huge international conglomerate, has empowered the individual to change the world.  

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Podcasts To Listen To: Broken Harts

Podcast

Broken Harts

How did it come to this for the Hart family? I am so shaken and sickened over this story. At points, I feel anger too.

I am angered at the thought of the foster care system being co-opted and corrupted for abuse, neglect, and ultimately a shocking end to young, innocent lives.

Broken Harts is a new podcast offering that is taking a fine-toothed, investigative comb to the death of 5 family members when their van sped rapidly off of a cliff and plunged into waters in Mendocino, California.

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21 Best Episodes Of The Joe Rogan Podcast 2018

Joe Rogan

Podcast

I feel like I have said this about years past, however, it rings true once again, 2018 was another brilliant year for The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

Joe’s channel on YouTube has now exceeded 4 million subscribers. He smoked cannabis on-air with Elon Musk, revived Sober October, attempted to crack the code of life with countless brilliant guests, and created all sorts of other highly entertaining greatness on his show.

While Joe is a comedian at heart, it is when he attempts to deconstruct life or attacks current social issues with an open mind and open forum that have always most attracted me to his show.

There have been many moments on the JRE podcast that have sparked some considerable changes in my own life. My dietary strategies, my pursuit of fulfillment in life, and the way I tend to personal relationships, have all been shaped by Joe and his guests.

Now, let us take a look back at 2018 which was a banner year for Joe and his diverse and intriguing array of guests.

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11 Best Guests Of The Adam Carolla Show

Adam Carolla

Podcast

The Adam Carolla Show is the world’s most downloaded podcast. Coming from the terrestrial radio world and syndicated shows like Loveline, Carolla brings a professional, well-produced show to his fans each and every day of the week.  

In fact, with his construction background, Carolla personally designed and built his very own state of the art podcasting studio.  

Adam Carolla is a seasoned radio personality who brings a unique and informed perspective on all sorts of matters to his show. Whether it be relationships, nutrition, politics, music, or any other universal topic, Carolla is free to roam and tackle all subjects.  

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11 Life Changing Videos From Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

Inspiration

Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, investor, entrepreneur, and notorious self-experimenter, but he may be best known for his commercially and critically acclaimed podcast, aptly titled The Tim Ferriss Show.

Tim has an unyielding thirst for learning and his podcast is a reflection of his many worldly curiosities. The Tim Ferriss Show features a stunning guest list of world-class achievers from big business, the arts, science, the military, and more.

On his podcast, Tim methodically deconstructs the habits and traits of all these high-level performers and looks to tease out the common threads of success for all his faithful listeners, but Tim also has an impressive collection of brief “how to” style tutorials and quick hitting informative video pieces in his content catalog as well.

These are videos that can inspire and instill within you routines and habits that can begin to help making lasting changes for your life.

We have combed through Tim’s video catalog to gather the most impactful content and have compiled those pieces neatly into this feature all for you.

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13 Best Guests From The Tim Ferriss Podcast

The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, investor, entrepreneur, and notorious self-experimenter, but he may be best known for his commercially and critically acclaimed podcast, aptly titled The Tim Ferriss Show.

Tim has an unyielding thirst for learning and his podcast is a reflection of his many worldly curiosities. The Tim Ferriss Show features a stunning guest list of world class achievers from big business, the arts, science, the military, and more.

On his podcast, Tim methodically deconstructs the habits and traits of all these high-level performers and looks to tease out the common threads of success for all his faithful listeners.

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11 Best True Crime Podcasts For You

True Crime Genre

The Podcast Explosion

The true crime genre for podcasts has hit the internet like a storm. This new wave of gripping productions seems to be serving a morbid curiosity that is encoded deep in the DNA of human beings.   

Society has always had an interest in the macabre. Whether it is Dateline, 20/20, Cops, or even Dr. Phil in certain moments, true crime has always had major traction on television and through other media like books and films.   

There is an entire television network dedicated to the genre, so this recent explosion in podcast shows makes total sense. The long-form audio format of a podcast allows the listener to not only get lost in the depth of the story but to also become privy to real audio clips from 911 calls and actual confessions recorded by the police.  

If you are already a fan of true crime or if you are looking to get indoctrinated into this thrilling new wave of investigative entertainment, we have compiled the ultimate true crime feature for you.

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