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Stop Living Like You Get A ‘Do-Over’ Life

By October 7, 2015May 23rd, 20197 Comments

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Oscar Wilde

We’re back with yet another installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my normal format where we answer questions submitted by you, the listener.

In addition to recapping our recent visit to Washington, D.C. and our upcoming trip to Frankfurt, Germany, this week Julie and I traverse a variety of subjects, including:

  • the release of “Proteinaholic” by Garth Davis, MD
  • ‘happy traveler’ – my experiments in gratitude
  • the risk calculus of choosing security over passion
  • the persistent illusion of the “do-over” life
  • combating the “fundraising oxymoron”
  • the nexus (or lack thereof) between diet and addiction

The show concludes with My Man, written and performed by Julie — aka SriMati – accompanied by our sons Tyler & Trapper Piatt.

Special thanks to Scott, Lisa & Dallas for today’s questions, as well as everyone who submitted inquiries — keep ‘em coming!

I sincerely hope you enjoy the conversation.

Peace + Plants,


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  • JB says:

    Rich, you should read some of Eckhart Tolle’s books. In his New Earth book he talks about being in a state of acceptance / enthusiasm / excitement at all times to avoid stress in your life, and in that of those around you. My comment comes in relation to your new found gratitude practice. You may find that you spend a lot more time in “acceptance,” but it helps! Julie has it all figured out by the sounds of things.
    Love your podcast series!

  • Yume says:

    These AMAs may be my absolute favorites. Love listening to insights from Julie and Rich. And glad to see you were able to conquer more than one user question this time! I do feel at times that the same question is asked and addressed (i.e. I am unhappy with my job and want to change careers. Where do I start?). Hoping that a greater diversity of questions appear on future AMAs!

  • Lisa says:

    Rich as you trudge the road of happy destiny! We absolutely insist upon enjoying life! Is it enjoyable to get tweeked out about travel ? 🙂
    Have a greatful trip!

  • Tommy F says:

    My advice to Scott would be to shift into a career change now. Moving out of his money making profession, and into the one he feels would provide him greater fulfillment. Instead of doubling-down on expanding your education into something that isn’t your passion, devoting time instead to your identified preferred pursuit would be advantageous. Once you and your significant other have kids.. it’ll become massively more difficult to course-correct later in life. Best of luck in navigating.


  • Caitlin says:

    Does anyone have the spelling of the doctor who is involved with the gut biome the he mentioned at the beginning of the podcast? Robin something…..

  • richroll66 says:

    Robynne Chutkan, MD. She is coming on the show soon:)

  • Mariana Rittenhouse says:

    Yay! Perfect…this is just what I came here to find. I can’t wait for that episode!! <3

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