SMOGCAST
048: INWARD with Ease

048: INWARD with Ease

May 22, 2019

Life is tough, we all know this. Are you making things more difficult on yourself? Your experience is something that only you get to have, so why not make it the best possible? While this may sound too easy, there are some conscious efforts you can make to approach all of life with ease. EASE is the focus of today’s episode of INWARD with Kelsey and Bryan. They will feed you new ideas on how to always put your best foot forward internally and FLOW. Simply, be easy on yourself!

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047: Bryan on Living Significantly

047: Bryan on Living Significantly

May 8, 2019

On this SMOGcast I want to share my experience in finding purpose behind my passion because, honestly it took me a while to see this clearly. To me, passion seems pretty easy to identify and define, but in order for it to reach its fullest expression and ultimately, VALUE, there needs to be purpose behind it. It must be shared with others in a such a way that theyre left inspired and empowered to tap into their own brilliance.  I hope you can take something from my experience in finding significance in my life and inspire you to begin playing BIG! After all, we don’t have much time to put our gift out into the world and thats precisely why were all here.

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046: INWARD: Grateful for the Goodness

046: INWARD: Grateful for the Goodness

April 26, 2019

Bryan and Kelsey talk about one very small, simple and often overlooked thing. GRATITUDE. It feels pretty good when someone shows you appreciate for the things you do, right? It also feels good to give those same compliments, doesn’t it? On today’s episode, the third in the INWARD series, we explore the concept of being grateful, the endless list of benefits from it and how to do more of that good stuff. This is definitely a bright and shiny conversational and I hope it leaves you inspired to put more love out there!

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045: INWARD- The Key to Communication

045: INWARD- The Key to Communication

April 19, 2019

On this episode, Bryan and Kelsey examine the word communication: it’s chronology, how it’s changed, and why so many people are terrible at it. Bryan believes communication to be the most important facet of connection and that you can’t have one without the other. So, whether you’re trying to relay a message to your coworker, make a pitch to your staff, or have a difficult talk with your spouse, you can benefit from the incredibly simple tools for communication laid out in this episode. It’s literally just one thing and you may be surprised to find out the missing ingredient for most people. SMOGgers, get comfy for another episode of INWARD with Kelsey Abbott.

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044: Love Changes Everything with Mikael Rosen

044: Love Changes Everything with Mikael Rosen

April 12, 2019
Dubbed “The Rainman of Swimming”, Mike Rosen has an insane thirst for and knowledge of all things swimming. Mike lives in Stockholm, and travels all over the world every year as head coach of Sweden Open Water. Mike was a 19 time national champion swimmer in high school and has since raced open water on the world cup level with some big results to show.
 
With his encyclopedic knowledge of the world of swimming, he wrote a book simply titled “Open Water” and the english translation is available on June 4 from Chronicle Books. Check it out!
 
His most recent mission is one I’m particularly interested, being one to bring awareness to the open water, the community that can be created around it, and water safety - in the Maldives. We talk all about what this was like, how the locals received his message, and the plans he has for future missions of this sort.
 
 
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043: The First Step to Overcoming YOUR Fear

043: The First Step to Overcoming YOUR Fear

April 4, 2019
Overcoming fear doesn’t have to be a difficult thing. Bryan breaks down what he found to work for himself and the approach he’s taken with thousands of clients since then. People show up to SMOG thinking they’re going to swim, and of course they do, but the deeper stitched value is in their overcoming of fears. The ocean simply serves as a vehicle to bring them there. 
 
SO, are you ready to take your fears, those both known and unknown to you, head on, full steam, courageously, boldly, confidently, with the knowing that you will be literally unstoppable after? Bryan is ready to take you there on this episode!
 
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042: INWARD: Examining Mindfulness with Kelsey Abbott

042: INWARD: Examining Mindfulness with Kelsey Abbott

March 29, 2019
Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself. Mindfulness equips us to navigate a world of cognitive assault. Mindfulness allows us to respond rather than react. As you are here now, reading the words coming on this page, you are practicing mindfulness, being actively present and finding the joy in this moment. By being here now, you are investing in yourself, in the quality of your day and how you feel about the world around you. Now, do you know how to maintain this? Do you know how to tap into this space when you need it most?
 
My good friend Kelsey Abbott and I love dissecting the psychology wrapped around human experience and today we discuss all things mindfulness. This episode is the official first episode of a new podcast her and I are co-hosting called INWARD - an honest, humble exploration of who you are, why and how to recognize the beauty around you, even in the most unassuming of places. 
 
 
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041: Fear of Open Water and The Power of Overcoming it 2/3 with Bryan

041: Fear of Open Water and The Power of Overcoming it 2/3 with Bryan

March 22, 2019

Don’t fear the teacher. Fear IS the teacher! In part 1, Bryan told his humbling near-drowning experience and how he set out to conquer his fear on his own. A couple years later, Bryan uncovered another fear that lived deep inside of him that was holding him back from who he wanted to be. He had the choice to continue turning his head or take his fear face on. Episode 41 shares this story. 

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040: From Pain to Purpose with Khalil Rafati

040: From Pain to Purpose with Khalil Rafati

March 14, 2019

Khalil is author of “I Forgot to Die” and the founder/owner of SunLife Organics. From the ground up, he built the concept around offering the most nutrient dense, organic, plant-based food with a high value on convenience. Today they have 10 locations and 4 more babies on the way this year, with no intention of stopping any time soon. When you hear Khalil’s story, you’ll understand the intimately deep desire to surround himself with the healthiest things in this world, thus born SunLife Organics, and his yoga studio Malibu Beach Yoga. Homeless and addicted, Khalil hit a rock bottom that may seem impossibly irreversible.

He’s redefined the word transformation, rewritten the story of a Phoenix rising. “If I can do it, you can” tends to fall short. There’s typically not enough information or inspiration behind those words to ignite the flame, but after hearing Khalil’s story and hearing him say just that, you WILL believe it. You WILL believe we are all birthed with infinite opportunity. 

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039: Cool, Calm and Collected with Bryan

039: Cool, Calm and Collected with Bryan

March 4, 2019
Cool, calm and collected. What does this really mean? Bryan believes it’s approaching a situation KNOWING that you can, that you are able, ok and equipped for it. Focusing on what is, rather than what is not. Understanding that circumstance is not truth; it's temporary. It's knowing that you will take away knowledge and wisdom from this; it's a teacher to you. Perhaps most importantly, it's NOT PERSONAL. 
 
In understanding this, you can approach a situation/difficult conversation from the driver’s seat, not as a helpless passenger anticipating a crash. YOU are in control of how you perceive and receive the world around you. 
 
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