Episode 59

Published on:

27th Dec 2020

Completing the whole person with Breslin and DeMarco

We talk about shifting your mindset into a lifestyle of sustained, healthy practices. From meditating to journaling, hot and cold water therapy to the outer impact of what we're doing to the planet, this conversation packs a punch. It's the very end of a wild and difficult year and this episode leaves you with lots to process and be hopeful for as we veer into a new year. Will it be a whole new you? Why not you?

Janna Breslin was born and raised in Southern California and is a former pharmaceutical representative for one of the leading Pharmaceutical companies in the world. After battling multiple health issues and realizing she could heal herself with food and nutrition, she discovered a passion for helping others achieve optimal health. Janna is now a well-known fitness model, certified personal trainer, health coach, and nutrition expert.

Evan DeMarco is a leading sports medicine and nutrition expert, published author, public speaker and frequent guest on television, radio, and digital platforms. Evan returned to school to study bio- and organic chemistry and went on to develop a vastly improved formula for prenatal supplements delivered in liquid form after finding out he was going to be a father. From there he worked to develop numerous ingredient technologies to improve brain function in infants, children and adults. 



Time Stamps:

2:14 Evan explains epigenetics 

3:44 Evan shares the four pillars of epigenetics 

6:33 We discuss radical responsibility 

9:04 Our ego and radical responsibility 

12:16 Evan and Janna share how to establish and maintain good habits 

14:17 The impact of reframing the idea of habits as creating a lifestyle 

16:07 Janna and Evan share their why and how they connect it to their daily practices

19:55 The impact of stress and suggestions to modify your lifestyle to decrease stressors 

21:53 Evan shares some scary stats about social media consumption and the impact it’s having on our stress levels and our health 

27:41 Janna and Evan share more about the inner work they do and how it translates into their outer work 

34:09 We talk about the practice of gratitude 

36:42 Janna discusses empaths and shares her recommendations for recharging 

39:40 The power of the negative ions of water for empathic people 

43:56 Evan shares about the children’s book he just published and about how the proceeds are going to fight human trafficking 

47:54 Where to find Evan and Janna 

48:07 Evan shares about their product line and their mission

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The Big Self Podcast
Inner Growth. Outer impact.
Shelley and Chad kick off each week with a provocative thought leader who has something to say about the power of inner growth to drive outer impact. From building resilience to life design to life transitions to leadership to growing ourselves up, we touch on all things Big Self. At the back end of the week Chad and Shelley dish on their experiences and expertise.

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Chad Prevost

Dr. Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.