Episode 133 |

Dancing With Your Fears with Kristen Ulmer

How can you become bold and truly fearless? The traditional narrative suggests that the only productive way to address fear is to defeat it. Believe it or not, that’s not actually true. Instead of trying to win a battle against your fear, a far healthier approach is to lean into the fear. You need to fully feel it, accept it, and stop resisting it. In other words, instead of doing things in spite of your fear, do things because of your fear. Once you leave your comfort zone and live in your fear, you have room to grow.In this transformational conversation with Kristen Ulmer, you’ll learn how to dance with your fears. You’ll learn how to talk to your feelings of fear in a way that honors yourself instead of rejecting part of yourself. Kristen is a true expert on fear. She was recognized as the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world for twelve years and was voted the most fearless woman athlete in North America. As you’ll learn, though, she isn’t fearless. Instead, she knows how to appreciate fear in a healthy, productive way.

Episode 132 |

Hacking Your EMF Exposure for Improved Health and Longevity with Brian Hoyer

Let’s start things off with a few questions. Do you ever keep your phone in your pocket for convenience? Do you talk with it against your face? Maybe most importantly: have you ever noticed the ultra-fine-print disclaimer in cell phone manuals that says to keep your phone a certain distance away from your body? The reason these questions matter is because having your phone too close to your body exposes you to electromagnetic fields, or EMFs. Even if you’re already aware of EMFs and choose to use Bluetooth instead, you may still have a problem.A few weeks ago, Luke Storey mentioned EMFs in our conversation on this podcast. We only got a few minutes to talk about them, though, and I want to make sure you get the whole picture! Brian Hoyer joins me today for an in-depth discussion on EMFs and their health effects. Brian uses EMF shielding as a primary tool in his wellness practice, and has toured the country doing workshops. In our conversation, he’ll explain what EMFs are, why they’re such a problem, and how you can take steps to reduce exposure and heal yourself.

Episode 130 |

Shining the Light on Light Therapy with Jacob Liberman

Light is inseparable from life. Plants, animals and humans all need light to exist and survive. This connection between life and light runs so deep that people have strong intrinsic reactions, both positive and negative, to various colors. As people become more receptive to colors on the light spectrum, they also become more receptive to the life spectrum.Here to dig into all the nuances of light, color, vision, and consciousness is Dr. Jacob Liberman. He’s a groundbreaking expert in color and light therapy whose work is admired by such luminaries as Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. Jacob began his career in optometry and vision science, but has been working with light therapy for over 40 years.

Episode 128 |

Finding a Higher Level Consciousness Through Extreme Biohacking and Spirituality, Part 2 of 2 with Luke Storey

If you’re a faithful Optimized Geek listener, you’ve probably already heard my recent conversation with Luke Storey. Luke, who hosts the Life Stylist Podcast, was already a recurring guest on the show. He originally joined me to talk about fashion in one of my very  first episodes. In our more recent conversation, we discussed extreme biohacking, spirituality, and how this combination can lead to a higher level of consciousness.Today, Luke generously joins me for a third time to talk about lots of great new topics that we didn’t cover in his first two episodes. We’ll spend quite a bit of time digging into the fascinating strengths of personality assessments, and why you (and just about everyone in your life) should take them. We also cover imposter syndrome, disempowering beliefs, sleep hacks, kinds of light, health gadgets, and so much more!

Episode 126 |

Finding a Higher Level Consciousness Through Extreme Biohacking and Spirituality, Part 1 of 2 with Luke Storey

Most of us stop believing in Santa Claus when we’re children. But what if believing in him as an adult enhanced (rather than detracted from) our lives? Because we are fundamentally unable to access ultimate truth, we shouldn’t think of our beliefs as true or false. Rather, we should view our beliefs as either empowering or disempowering. Choosing empowering beliefs leads to an empowered life!Luke Storey explores this concept as well as many others in an episode that is a fascinating combination of biohacking and spirituality. We’ll talk about extreme higher-level consciousness topics as well as extreme self-experimentation. In addition to being a master in both of these realms, Luke is the host of the Life Stylist Podcast. In fact, he was one of the first guests on the Optimized Geek in an episode about fashion. Talking to him about biohacking and spirituality was fascinating and this is one of my favorite episodes. I think it’ll be one of your favorites too!