Love & Relationship

#20: Kiki Bosch – The Queen of Ice: Overcoming Rape, Anxiety and Pain

Kiki Bosch is an Ice Water Freediver, adventurer, practitioner, and coach at The Wim Hof Method. Having gone through rape, anxiety and pain she knows how to deal with the darker sides of life. She use these experiences to be positive light where she helps people break through barriers and overcome trauma in the journey of becoming happy, strong and healthy. She loves searching for truth and beauty in the world and helping others to do the same.

In this episode, Kiki’s takes us through some of her most incredible encounter with life and nature. She also shares her journey, and how the cold helped her overcome her past traumas, depression, and how you might be able to do the same. She also shares why ‘Disturb the Comfort’ is her life’s mantra.

 

 

“For me, the big shift is being able to shift my mindset…it is the constant reminder of the person I want to become.”

-Kiki Bosch

 

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01:59 –  Kiki’s transformation journey through her travels, how it helped her define herself

02:36 –  Finding her calling through freediving, feeling that it was something she needs to do

05:13 – Being raped by a colleague and how that caused her anxiety, pain, trauma and massive questioning of her purpose

07:44 – Regaining strength and health through The Wim Hof Method, how the cold therapy helped her find herself and live her present moment

10:58 – The mindset shift she had despite her bad experience

12:12 – The ice bath experience as your life’s mirror, experiences in the cold being a big mirror for life

13:41 – The tool in the toolbox: The Wim Hof Method benefits and component

16:57 – The power of being present in the moment, surrendering the pain and breathing technique, how Kiki handled her broken wrist and calmly bringing herself to the hospital

26:42 – Teaching the Wim Hof Breathing Method

27:57 – Embracing nature and being the nature and seeing nature in everything

29:57 – Compassion for her abductor, her perception on why he did the wrongdoing towards her and other victims

33:34 – Rewiring the brain through The Wim Hof Meditation, different ways to perceive life

33:45 – Forgiving and accepting, how to set boundaries and to be aware of people’s pattern of behavior

35:32 – Working and training elite athlete Mauricio Salazar. Helping him train for his challenges and events using the Wim Hof Method

42:15 – Visualization as a training routine to mentally prepare the body for the worst

46:06 – Kiki surviving a near-death experience

53:55 – Kiki’s parting words: “Stay focused, stay connected.”

 

Final recommendations from Kiki:

  1. Focus on yourself and how you fell
  2. Compassion for everyone and everything around you
  3. Know how much potential you have, realize how powerful you truly are

 

Resources Mentioned:

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#18: Dan Brulé – breathing for self-healing and top performance

Dan has personally trained more than 150,000 people in over 60 countries to use breath and breathing for self-improvement, self-healing, and spiritual awakening. He has trained Olympic athletes, elite warriors, and martial artists. He coaches leading medical experts, corporate executives, and peak performers including Tony Robbins. He is the author of several books including “Just Breathe: Master Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business and Beyond.” He shares some of his wisdom about breathing and concrete techniques in this episode.

Show notes:

3.02: What the best way to breath is

4.10: Working with Tony Robbins

5.20: What Breathwork help with

7.02: Why awareness is so important

10.00: Different breath techniques and how to get rid of the pain

12.15: Triangle breathing

13.40: Letting go through breathing

15.20: 70% of toxins are released through the breath

17.40: Breathing into different parts of the body

22.00: Science and medicine is catching up on old wisdom

23.02: Group flow might be the next thing western science will catch up on

25.20: Circle breathing

27.10: How to breathe in the morning “sniff and poo”

 

Recommendation from Dan:

Become conscious of your breath

 

Links to mentioned people:

https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

 

Links to Dan:

https://www.breathmastery.com/

http://www.justbreathebook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/danbruleofficial/

https://www.facebook.com/DanBruleBreathmastery/

#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/

#14: Danni Liljekrans – Five steps to give better feedback

Danni Liljekrans is a feedback expert and coach. He started a consultancy called “Bedre Feedback” (Better Feedback) where he helps companies get better at giving feedback. Danni shares some of his strategies and tips for giving and receiving feedback.

Show notes:

1.30: How Danni got into feedback

3.10: Why feedback is important

6.50: How to give good feedback

8.08: What happens in the brain when we receive feedback

9.15: The Burger Model and whether to use it or not

11.10: The model Danni use for giving feedback

12.20: Why it can be so hard to receive feedback

12.42: How to receive feedback

13.50: Why you should not get feedback from everyone

14.54: The 3 different ways we reject feedback

17.30: The five steps when giving feedback

19.00: Giving feedback to emotional people

25.00: Receiving feedback in a good manner

25.50: The 3 buckets of feedback

27.10: Giving feedback in a difficult co-founder relationship

29.48: How to give a boss feedback

31.15: What to do when you ask for feedback and don´t receive it

33.00: How to give your spouse good feedback

36.50: Who Danni gets inspired by

37.50: How to get help with feedback

 

Final recommendations from Danni:

More than half of us believe we are better than average which is theoretically impossible. We have a tendency to overestimate our self. When doing personal development: Ask what is one thing I don´t know about myself. Ask people around yourself about feedback on that subject. Be curious about yourself.

 

Links to selected resources:

https://stoneandheen.com/

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame/transcript

 

Links to Danni:

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

https://bedrefeedback.nu/

 

#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/

#10 Kartik Sreenivasan, Ph.D – The newest research on neuroscience and how you can use that in your life

Kartik Sreenivasan is an expert in psychology and neuroscience. He has a bachelor in psychology from Yale University and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been aResearch Assistant at Yale University, guest lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and now works as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi. Kartik shares insight from the newest research on neuroscience and how you can use that in your life.

Show notes:

1.07: Kartiks way into psychology and neuroscience

2.04: What neuroscience is

2.46: Difference between short term and long term memory

5.13: Executive function and short term memory

6.50: How much data you can keep in your mind

8.02: How to remember more things

9.04: The memory palace technique

12.08: The connection between the microbiome and brain  

16.26: How to use the new knowledge about the brain

17.52: How our view of the view is very limited

20.10: How our long term memories are distorted

21.30: The problem with eyewitness testimony

22.02: How we can manipulate with memories

23.04: Why it is a good thing we can change our memories

25.36: New research on consciousness

34.01: The importance of being social for your brain health

 

Final recommendations from Kartik:

  • Find something you do that gets you so excited you can get other people excited about it.
  • When you start to feel really comfortable professionally it is time to move on to keep challenging yourself   

 

Links to Kartik:

http://sites.nyuad.nyu.edu/faculty/sreenivasan/

Twitter: @sreenivasanlab

#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/