The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Dominic ScaffidiDominic’s purpose is to inspire greatness.  He is committed to people and organizations being extraordinary and producing extraordinary results. 

Dominic has coached executives and senior leaders in a variety of organizations as they take on challenges including new roles, goals, dealing with significant change/transition and new projects.  He helps leaders engage the full potential of their people to achieve unprecedented performance.  His approach is to engage with leaders through intentional conversations that cause them to generate new thinking, create new strategies and produce new actions in areas that are most important.

As President and founder at HR Possibilities Inc., Dominic’s focus is executive coaching, team coaching, and training managers to develop coaching skills. 

With over 25 years of business experience as an HR executive, sales manager, entrepreneur, and consultant; Dominic has worked with leading edge global organizations across a variety of industries including consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunications, financial services, retail, public sector and non-profit. 

In this show, we spoke about Dominic's incredible clear understanding and personal experiences of abundance. In fact, he goes further than that to describe it as overflowing abundance - in that we can never use up all there is. This isn't about thinking positively or simply wishing for a new Tesla or whatever, it's simply understanding the design of life and how we can align ourselves with it to experience all the abundance that life has to offer.

Direct download: Dominic_Scaffidi_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

This week's show is with Richard Abbot, a professional numerologist and teacher of all things spiritual, cosmic and mystical.

Combining mathematics and spirituality his unique approach has helped thousands of people find their core identity and purpose. He has written numerous books and magazine articles, appeared on TV and radio and at events in the UK and the USA.  He teaches and consults from his base in Northamptonshire, and is also a consultant and teacher at the College of Psychic Studies in London.

In this show we explored the whys and wherefores of numerology - basically answering the questions that might be on your mind: what is numerology and why should you even care? And then I was the guinea pig, Richard gave me a consultation on the show so you can hear how this stuff actually works. I've got to say it blew my tiny mind!

Direct download: Richard_Abbot_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

This week's show is with Dave Booda, a writer, teacher and musician. He is the co-founder of IntimacyFest, an annual festival in Southern California that celebrates connection, sexual self-expression and community. He writes weekly at Boodaism.com and his work has been featured on ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Elephant Journal, Good Men Project and Thought Catalog. He is the host of three podcasts, Dude Panel Radio, Darken the Page and Boodaism.

In this show we explored one of Dave's recent posts about how we rarely go after the medicine we need. When it comes to our personal growth we typically do what's comfortable and what we're already good at. If we can instead lean into discomfort and things that we're not so good at, that’s when real transformation can occur.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We tend to do the same things over and over when it comes to personal growth, this is amplified because we're often surrounded by people with similar beliefs and preferences. It can take some effort to go outside of our normal surroundings to look for the medicine we actually need!
  • Self-awareness can only get us so far if we're only listening to ourselves, real awareness and growth comes from being part of a community and listening to others about what they see in us.
  • We don't necessarily have to completely change how we approach our personal growth, sometimes it's powerful to just lean a bit in the opposite direction.

 

Direct download: Dave_Booda_3_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

This week's show is with Jeremie Mercier. Jeremie is a natural health coach who helps his clients to find the nutrition, emotional hygiene and natural health practices that will bring them back to full health. An interesting factoid is that Jeremie is married to one of our previous guests, the amazing Flora Douville who we had on the show a month or so ago talking about her incredible approach to expressing your unique essence. What an amazing couple they are! In this conversation, Jeremie and I talked his research into the Blue Zones - the regions of the world with the highest concentration of centenarians - and what he's seen about the three most impactful things you can do to create a long healthy life.

What you'll learn from this episode:

The importance of eating a wide range of fresh, natural foods, especially plant foods such as legumes and grains. This can be challenging in this modern world where we typically don't have access to locally grown food but I thought the example of Loma Linda in California was a great one for showing that it's possible to still eat healthily when living in a city.

What's seen to be true in all of the Blue Zones is a lack of chronic stress. Stress is a natural feature of humans, it's only when it becomes chronic that it often creates health issues. As we often talk about on this show, when we're in our natural state, our primal state, we move in and out of stress when it's useful.

Movement (and the all important rest) are a common feature of all the Blue Zones. It's not typically intense, high impact exercise like going to the gym for a session of cardio, it's more lots of natural movements such as walking, stretching and crouching as they're going about their day.

Direct download: Jeremie_Mercier_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:20am EST

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