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Roll On: Defusing Emotional Landmines

By November 26, 2020December 10th, 2022No Comments
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Episode #562



Managing holiday stress. Navigating different viewpoints. Connecting to gratitude. Weekly wins. And, of course, listener questions. Feels Good Man!

Roll On returns with my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.

Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:

  • Cultivating gratitude through intentional practice;
  • Plant-based holiday meal ideas;
  • How to manage holiday stress & family disagreement;
  • Alex Hutchinson’s essay on how to cope with challenges that have no end in sight;
  • ‘Feels Good Man’ documentary on how a meme turned into an alt-right mascot;
  • The terrifying capabilities of AI; and
  • Alenka Artnik’s 114m world record free-dive in Egypt

“The only thing you can control in a stressful situation is your response to it. Respond from a place of grace.”


In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • How do you cultivate true connection in the era of smartphones and social media?
  • How do you raise plant-based children?
  • How do you balance work, parenthood, and marriage while still making time for personal passions?

Thank you to Adrian from London, Daniel from Australia, and Carlos from Germany for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

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

Peace + Plants,

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