Fun & Recreation

#15: Jeppe Skovgaard – Get out of your head and start feeling yourself again

Jeppe Skovgaard is a movement expert. He was part of bringing parkour to Denmark and later Akroyoga. He has been teaching movement around the world and has now started his own movement studio in Copenhagen. Jeppe shares his story of going deep into different movement forms and how to get out of your head so you can start to feel yourself again.

Show notes:

2.17: How Jeppe got into movement

4.00: Crawling with the founders of Parkour and getting the nickname “Hulk”

5.45: Fainting after training

5.50: Getting into yoga

7.30: Getting into Acroyoga and teaching around the world

9.45: Starting Rört and why the word movement is important

12.14: Why it is a problem that we are not touched as much today

13.45: How stress is taking us out of the body and into the mind and why that is a problem

15.10: What Jeppe think is the best form of movement  

18.40: Why Jeppe has started getting into dancing and what dance can do for you

20.03: Doing the movement that you actually do

21.30: Why it can be a challenge to have your personality tied up to one form of movement

23.45: Is it meaningless to be flexible?

27.04: How to get started with movement and how much you have to move

28.00: Mindfulness exercise

30.00: Getting into a shitstorm after being on national television

33.45: The power of a squat

35.30: Squatting when pooping

38.02: Jeppes routines

42.00: The importance of community  

 

Final recommendations from Jeppe:

Choose a practice. Commit to a practice.

 

Links to selected resources:

https://rort.dk/

 

Links to Jeppe:

https://www.instagram.com/skovgaardjeppe/?hl=da

http://www.jeppeskovgaard.com/

#13: Bart Kloosterhuis – How to ask meaningful questions

Bart Kloosterhuis is a coach and entrepreneur. He started Vertellis which started as a card game with meaningful questions that has since expanded to other products which have now been used by more than one million people. Bart shares how to ask better questions, start new habits and live a minimalist life.

Shownotes:

0.45: What Vertellis mean

1.30: The story behind starting Vertellis

6.50: Questions to ask for a deeper connection

9.30: Who Bart gets inspired by

10.00: Taking time to reflect

10.30: Journaling

12.20: Questions to ask when journaling

13.10: Going into the woods in Sweden for a week without food

16.45: Finding the meditation that works for you

18.00: Some of Barts routines

18.30: Cold showers and how to get started with it

22.00: How to get new habits

22.30: Reading one page a day

24.10: How to get skeptical people to play Vertellis with you

25.00: Simple living

27.10: Why Bart does not have internet on his phone

28.30: Fasting  

30.00: Ketogenic diet

 

Final recommendations from Bart:

  • 80/20. Don´t be too hard on yourself. Relax. Ask yourself one questions a day, read one page a day and do one sit up a day.  

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Links to Bart:

  • https://www.instagram.com/vertellis/

#11: Dr. Imran Rashid – How to live in a highly digital polluted world and get the most out of technology

Imran Rashid is a medical doctor with a specialization in Family Medicine. He is also a IT entrepreneur. And bestselling author now out with the new book “Offline”. He is currently one of the most sought after speakers in Denmark when it comes to healthy use of technology. Imran shares how to stay away from digital pollution and get the most out of technology.

Show notes:

1.06: How Imran went from being a Medical Doctor to an IT entrepreneur

3.45: Being pro-technology and pro-human

6.05: What you do when your young daughter ask to get a smartphone

8.05: Is social media good or bad for you?

11.24: Understanding stress

14.00: How often do you think about your work after you leave work?

14.45: Why screen time is not the right thing to focus on

15.43: Digital pollution

18.03: How our brain is changing with the use of technology

21.02: Exercise you should try at home

27.03: How much screen time the founder of Snapchat allow his kids

28.30: Acknowledging that we have limited control over our brain

30.01: Digital self-defense

31.40: Imran’s background screen on his phone

32.30: How to change behavior

38.01: How Imran gives his kids veto to get his attention

38.30: How Imrans kid got introduced to using a smartphone and how he got smartphone restrictions on his daughter’s school

40.02: Friday apps

42.31: Imran’s rule for posting on social media

45.02: Do the ones you love know or do they feel they are loved

53.01: Why long hugs can make a difference

54.26: The WE hormone and ME hormone

 

Final recommendations from Imran:

Deep and meaningful relationship is key to happiness

 

Links to selected resources:

https://www.amazon.com/Offline-Smartphone-Social-Media-Stress/dp/0857087932

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman

https://humansbeforetech.com/

 

Links to Imran:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/imranrashid/

https://drimranrashid.com/en/

#9 Espen Hjalmby – Quantum Living: Setting goals aligned with your Soul’s expression to optimise the function of body, mind, and spirit

Espen Hjalmby is many things. A Doctor of Chiropractic. A health expert. A Ninja Warrior. An entrepreneur. And an internationally recognized personal development expert. He is a fantastic and positive inspiration despite encountering many difficulties throughout his life; such as losing his brother when he was 8 years old, his sister being born paralyzed and breaking both his legs in an accident and then contracting an infection at the hospital which nearly cost him his life. Espen shares how he has gone through difficulties and resurfaced stronger than ever. And how you can as well!

 

 

Shownotes:
2.21: Understanding movement
4.01: Espen’s story of near death and turning his life around
5.45: Interpreting life events
7.56: Almost dying in hospital
8.32: Being a victim or seeing the growth in situations
11.02: Becoming free in situations of challenge
13.10: Modern medicine and other forms of medicine
13.55: Quantum living
20.45: How to live with an open heart
21.46: How to let go of guilt and shame
23.37: Letting go of the past
25.54: The important influence of friends, role models, and coaches  
27.23: Finding a mentor that you resonate with
29.10: Empowering yourself
32.01: What epigenetics is and what it means for you
33.12: Placebo or the power of the body to heal itself
37.56: History of epigenetics  
43.19: The Wheel of Life

 

Links to people mentioned:

Preston Smiles: http://prestonsmiles.com/main.php

Tony Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

Marianne Williamson: https://marianne.com/

Louise Hay: https://www.louisehay.com/

Bruce Lipton: https://www.brucelipton.com/

 

Links to selected resources:

https://www.drespen.com/programs/7-days-to-ninja-your-life/

 

Final recommendations from Espen:

Ask yourself: When you are at the end of your life, at your deathbed and you place both hands on your heart and you ask: Did I do everything I could, with everything I had? Then what do you then need to do right now to be able to answer yes?

 

Links to Espen:

https://www.drespen.com/about-dr-espen/

https://www.instagram.com/dr_espen/

https://www.facebook.com/drespenhjalmby/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2-JHEU23noJo-ZB9GymTQ

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-espen-hjalmby-356aab37/

#7: Michael Auchenberg & Johannes Hoseth – 3 simple tricks on how to break habits which are backed by science

Michael Auchenberg is a health entrepreneur and Human Physiologist and Johannes Hoseth is a Design Psychologist. Michael co-founded Tiba which helps people break habits and Johannes works with the behavioral design in Tiba to help individuals break habits. They share very concrete and easy implementable techniques on how to break and build habits.  

 

Shownotes:

  • 1.40: Why habits are important  
  • 3.30: What habits consist of
  • 6.00: How to work with habits
  • 6.48: Simple way to break a habit or craving
  • 7.35: Easy trick to eat less
  • 9.00: The importance to stop and notice feelings when habits occur
  • 10.54: The Marshmallow experiment
  • 11.03: Is willpower a limited resource or not
  • 14.30: One way to build habits
  • 15:00: Building one or many habits at the same time
  • 17.15: How long does it take to build a habit
  • 19.00: Implementation strategies for habits
  • 21.38: The power of reminders and ques for habits
  • 23.00: Trick to watch less Television
  • 27.10: The story behind Tiba. and how it works
  • 32.00: How you can get involved in a habit study with Tiba.
  • 34.05: Earlier study results from Tiba.

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Final recommendations from Michael og Johannes:

  • Be curiously aware, take time to notice and experiment

 

Links to Michael and Johannes:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauchenberg/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanneshoseth/

http://tibalife.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Tibalife/

info@tibalife.com

#6: Martine Kveim – Great Lessons You Can Learn From Positive Psychology

Martine an entrepreneur, kitesurfer and expert on positive psychology. She has co-founded Young Happy Minds which teaches kids about positive psychology and now also expanded with courses to adults. She shares techniques from positive psychology to live a more happy life and perform at your best.  

Shownotes:

  • 1.35: How Martine got started with positive psychology.  
  • 2.30: Martines journey for meaning through kitesurfing, meditation to positive psychology.
  • 4.35: What positive psychology is.
  • 6.40: The PERMA model.
  • 09.48: Why you should start a gratitude journal.
  • 14.20: Working with positive psychology and prisoners.
  • 15.16: How our brains are hardwired for the negative.
  • 18.08: Why exercise might be better than antidepressant
  • 21.00: How random acts of kindness can make you happier.
  • 23.12: What Young Happy Minds is.
  • 28.16: What happiness does to your performance and why you should give your doctor a lollipop.
  • 32.19: Martines routines.

 

Links to people mentioned:

Tal Ben Shahar: http://www.talbenshahar.com/

Dr. Martin Seligman: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/faculty-profile/profile-dr-martin-seligman

Shawn Achor: http://www.shawnachor.com/

Alexander Aventh: https://growthisland.io/2-alexander-avanth-how-to-use-technology-in-a-mindful-manner-that-improves-your-life/

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Final recommendations from Martine:

  • Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day or 3 days a week.

 

Links to Martine:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martine-kveim-8a902226/

https://www.younghappypros.com/

http://www.younghappyminds.com/

#2: Alexander Avanth – How to use technology in a mindful manner that improves your life

Alexander Avanth is a former monk, experienced meditation teacher, has done a Tedx talk with the title Navigating digital mindfulness and today helps companies and individuals in the role he defines as Spiritual Technologist.

It is a very honest talk where Alexander shares his experience about life not always being Instagram perfect but actually difficult and having anger. He shares how he uses meditation to deal with challenges and negative emotions.

He shares some of his routines and practices for living a mindful life

He also touch on how to use technology in a mindful manner that improves your life

I hope you get as much out of the interview as I did. I have definitely reflected on several of his point and already downloaded one of the apps he mention.

You can find links in the show notes to the different tools that Alexander reference throughout the podcast. So lets jump into the conversation.

Show notes:

  • Why Alexander is being called a spiritual technologist. 2:25
  • How Alexanders Thai heritage among other things brought him to become a Buddhist monk. 4:30
  • How to get accepted to study as a monk. 6:58
  • How some monks use technology. 13:25
  • What Alexanders Tedx was about. 14:56
  • How Alexander uses social media. 16:34
  • Calling people instead of texting. 18:40
  • Tracking phone use to stay mindful of how the phone is used. 19:00
  • Tracking your time spend on a computer. 19:46
  • Setting a timer to stay focused and be productive. 20:23
  • The app Alexander use for motivation. 22:02
  • Setting intentions for the day in turbulent times. 24.20
  • A routine for journaling and what to write down. 25:23
  • Finding out what makes you happy. 26:30
  • How Alexander got started with meditation and how it helped him through depression. 33:20
  • Why you should meet your anger and then let it go. 37:45
  • How Alexander currently meditate and why you should not start with that practice when being new to meditation. 40:43
  • Figure out your reason for meditating. 45:16
  • A powerful way to meditate with a partner. 47:30

 

Links to selected resources:

Alexanders Tedx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjtgGqNcLg

https://inthemoment.io/

https://www.rescuetime.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motivate-daily-motivation/id1068278823?mt=8

https://drjoedispenza.com/collections/books/products/breaking-the-habit-of-being-yourself-paperback-book

https://www.headspace.com/

https://www.calm.com/

https://insighttimer.com/

 

Links to people mentioned:

 

One ending tip from Alexander:

  • Pursue the mission of becoming the best version of yourself
    • You can start by sitting down and thinking about a time when you were the best version of yourself. Then reflect on what the circumstances where at that point.
    • If you cannot come up with a time you were the best version of yourself. Then it is an opportunity to explore and take risks to test out what it takes to be the best version of yourself.
    • If you right now in time is the best version of yourself then congratulations my friend. That joyful situation means you have a responsibility to yourself and society to nurture this state so you can continue to stay in this wonderful situation and contribute to others. The best time to fix your roof is when it is not raining.

 

Links to Alexander:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/avanth/

https://www.instagram.com/avanthgarde

https://www.avanth.io/

#1: Niels Vium – How to start your day and be productive at work

Niels Vium is an expert on productivity and is the host on Mindcast which is one of the most popular danish podcast on productivity. He has through his podcast interviewed some of Denmark’s most successful people and experts within different fields of productivity. He also works as a consultant in LEAD – enter next level where he help companies to bring their employees energy and productivity to the next level.   Read More