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The Best Of 2021: Part One

By December 23, 2021January 10th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #650



As the Earth embarks upon another miraculous arc around the sun, let us prepare by taking space to pause, breathe, and reflect.

A blank slate represents potential energy. Let us infuse the 2022 tabula rasa with the energy of hope and inspiration to catalyze your new year ambitions into reality.

This process requires taking inventory of the twelve months past. Celebrate your victories. Deconstruct your setbacks. Imagine yourself this time next year. Set your intention for that experience. Establish specific time-bound goals and the stepping stones to get there. Create accountability for those benchmarks. And vision the better self laying dormant within, yearning to be more fully expressed.

But first, we pause. Because it is in quiet that we gain clarity—a crucial first step on the trudge towards self-actualization.

It is in this spirit that we indulge a tradition here at the podcast—our annual ‘Best Of’ series—wherein we reflect upon the previous 12 months with a 2-part compilation of clips excerpted from a handful of the year’s most compelling guests. Think of it as a refresher course for the avid fans. An anthology or digest for those newer to the podcast. A love letter to my guests. And most importantly, a way of thanking you, the audience, for taking this journey of growth alongside me.

“When the mind is controlled and spirit aligned with purpose, the body is capable of so much more than we realize.”


Guests featured in this first of two total anthology episodes (all hyperlinked to their respective episodes) are as follows:

Compiling this auditory yearbook is both a joy and a challenge. I have great fondness for all my guests. I take no comfort in leaving anyone out. Should you find one of your personal favorites missing, I get it—please don’t @ me!

Special thanks to Blake Curtis, Jason Camiolo and Dan Drake for the behind-the-scenes heavy lifting required to pull this two-parter together.

The visually inclined can watch it unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Here’s to an extraordinary 2022.

Peace + Plants,

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