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Alessandra Wall

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Welcome to Part 9 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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Welcome to Part 8 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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Life in Focus Podcast - Episode 54
Welcome to Part 6 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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LIF Podcast Episode 55 Glimpse of Lif 7
Welcome to Part 7 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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Life in Focus Podcast - Episode 53
Welcome to Part 5 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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LiF Podcast Episode 52 Usual Suspects (A Glimpse of LiF Part IV)
Welcome to Part 4 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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Life in Focus Podcast Episode 51 Back to Reality (A Glimpse of LīF)
Welcome to Part 3 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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Welcome to Part 2 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" shares the story of a real person, and guides you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake of the story, ...
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Welcome to Part 1 of "A Glimpse of LīF" - Life in Focus' first mini-series. Every week "A Glimpse of LīF" will tell the story of a real person, and guide you through the journey they  took to create changes that were right for them. Listen to the episode for the sake ...
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Ep 48 Life in Focus Podcast - Dare to be Inspired
Have you ever come across a book, a quote, a movie, or a real person that inspired you to make a real change in your life? I have! In this week's episode of Life in Focus I talk about the book that got me thinking about happiness, life, and Life in Focus coaching ...
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Ep 47 - It's your life!
How appropriate is it to talk about dreaming big, thriving and living a great life when people are being gunned down in the streets, individuals are fleeing bloodshed, only to be marginalized in their ports of arrival, and the ones who govern us act like bickering children on a playground? This ...
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Life in Focus Episode 46
Do you know what kind of impact you have on your world and your business? Knowing your IMPACT can help you stay in love with what you do, and keep that sense of purpose and value flowing in your life. Watch out listener! This episode is double the info, double ...
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Whose' life are you living? Are the choices you make yours or are they influenced by the values and desires of others? We are all influenced by the people in our lives. Sometimes the influence we get is sought out, and other times it is subtly internalized. Some influences we ...
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Lost & Found. A tale of self discovery and how-to guide to YOU
Let's talk about the most exciting, useful and self-defining document you can create to thrive and never feel lost again.   A year ago a few questions from a perceptive friend, and the right space of mind lead me to redefine who I was. In a matter of minutes I had created ...
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Level Up! Make small changes & upgrade your life
This is part II of our Level Up Episode- Learn about small changes you can make in love and happiness to get to the next level and THRIVE. Small changes can have a huge impact. Yet, we often ignore the smaller steps we can take in favor of big shifts, long-term goals ...
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Listen up! Theres only one expert who holds all the answers
Have you ever sough out the advice of a professionals who seem to have 'it' figured out, all in the hopes of building a life/career/body/mind that is strong, successful, right for you? Me too, but what if I told you that there is one expert whose advice you have been ignoring, that that ...
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Its easier to suffer than change
Episode 40 of Life in Focus is all about taking chances and living up to your growing potential. Dean is someone who has reinvented himself countless times, often successfully, and always by challenging himself to tap into his current strengths and interests. One of the big takes homes from this interview ...
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Finding Strength in Numbers
What is the value of community? Do we still fully understand what it means to have a tight knit community in this era of social media and virtual relationships? Our guest on Episode 39 of Life in Focus is Blayne Smith, Executive Director of Team Red, White and Blue (TRWB). TRWB is a organization ...
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Ep 38 - Tough choices, difficult conversations and daunting changes
Dispensing advice and helping others figure out what's right for them is easy, taking that same advice and applying it to your own life... not so  much. Working with people to help them feel and live better can be grueling at times. One perk of the job, however, is that ...
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Better is the Enemy of Great with Erick Castro
What do you talk about with a bartender gone bar owner, video blogger, documentary producer and writer? Everything and anything under the sun. Our guest this episode is Erick Castro, co-owner of Polite Provisions here in San Diego and Boilermaker in New York. Although we did talk about the San Diego bar scene, ...
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Ep 35 - Burning Out on Passion
They say that if you pursue your passion, you will never work another day in your life. I am sorry to tell you that is a myth. Following your passion can never be just about doing fun and fulfilling things. A lot of work goes behind the scenes to make a passion ...
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Ep 36 - Passion Isn't Enough with Tara Gentile
I credit Tara Gentile with saving me at least a year in business development. She could probably save me more if I actually sat down, revisited our work together and applied myself to putting all her wisdom into action (I have a plan to use this summer to do just ...
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Ep 34 - The Six Fundamentals of a Balanced Life
Ah life, it has a way of keeping you on your toes (and always just on the brink of stumbling forward and falling face first onto the ground). It doesn't have to be that way, but somehow we seem to do it to ourselves; for as much as we may say ...
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Ever found yourself wondering what the hell you were doing with your life and how you got to where you are. Do you sometimes wonder what happened to all those dreams you had when you were growing up? Good, so you get how many of the Millennials feel about being ...
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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas is a former Marine who today balances the roles of wife, new mother, professor and author. Her latest book Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior's Battle for Balance takes a close look at resilience, stress and what it takes to learn how to face distress successfully. Pulling from ...
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You know that expression: "Be the change you want to see"? Tad Parzen, one of Chris' mentors, is the embodiment of that saying. Tad is a civic engineer, someone who has dedicated his life to designing solutions to issues that fundamentally undermine our social fabric. His passion is education and ...
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Some people are lucky to know exactly what they are supposed to be, and yet, they ignore their calling. Why? Fear, thinking that right is better than right for you and any and every other roadblock you can imagine. Episode 30 of Life in Focus introduces us to Katy Helen ...
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It's a leap year, and why not use that as motivation to take action, move forward and take a personal leap in life. There are two main reasons people come to Life in Focus for coaching: 1) They know something needs to change, but they have no idea what it ...
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We all have that room, drawer, or desk that just seems to accumulate clutter. No matter how often we clear it up, somehow things always seem to end up cluttering it; enter the Declutter Dude, Lars Thurfjell. Lars took what could have been a devastating situation - the loss of ...
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Ahhhhh happiness... we all seem to want more of it, and we're in luck, because everywhere you look, someone seems to be selling it. The thing with happiness is that it's something only you can create for yourself. All those mushy inspirational meme are onto something. Lucky for you, my guest on episode 27 of Life in ...
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"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." - George Bernard Shaw  That quote by ...
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Have you ever met someone who seems positively fearless? Someone who (on the surface at least), appears to be truly gutsy and brave? Chef Kat Humphus of Savory Made Simple is that person. At age 18 Kat dropped out of college to attend Le Cordon Bleu culinary academy in Paris. She ...
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Jack Butler describes himself as a conscious agent of change, and that is exactly what he is trying to help others become. Being an agent of change literally means you strive to create and make a difference in your world. The conscious part refers to the type of change and ...
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What is the difference between a goal, a resolution, and an intention? Why bother with any of them? That is what this week's episode (23) of LīF is all about. Chris and I get together and not only define these three terms, but work in the episode to uncover his ...
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Episode 22 Putting Certainty Aside - with Robb Wolf
Our guest this week is Robb Wolf: scientist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, reality TV celebrity, father, and husband.  Robb is extremely intelligent, fiercely opinionated, a firm believer in being accountable for your choices, doesn't have time to deal with excuses or complaints, and is the kind of person who leads movements rather than following them. Robb is a pioneer in the ...
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Episode 21 Creativity, hitting rock bottom and living in full color with Melissa Dinwiddie
This is a podcast for all the creatives, for all the people who don't think they are creative but wish they were, and for anyone who mistakenly believes that failing and falling hard on your ass is something you can't recover from. Have you ever met someone who just makes ...
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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and hear what others say when they think no one is listening? Well, Episode 20 of Life in Focus is just that, a recording of a conversation between Chris Browning and me; one we didn't realize was being recorded ...
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Episode 19 of Life in Focus could have been intimidating. After all, I was interviewing Jimmy Moore of Livin' La Vida Low-Carb, someone who has over 1,000 podcasts to his name!!! With a thriving podcast and business Jimmy is a force to contend with in the health and nutrition world ...
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Episode 18 of Life in Focus brings some great insights about relationships and marriage (or monogamous committed relationships) with our guest, the first other therapist we have interviewed - Avrum Nadigel. Avrum is the author of recently released Learning To Commit, a book on commitment and marriage - for those ...
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Episode 17 of Life in Focus has us chatting with Sarah Fragoso. Pioneer of the Paleo movement, I first became aware of Sarah through her first series of podcasts which she co-hosted with Chrissy Gower. Together this duo taught me much about how to negotiate the world of paleo as ...
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Welcome to Episode 16 of Life in Focus! Meet the Doc, Doctor Kirk Parsley. The Doc is a former navy seal, entrepreneur, physician and a functional health specialist. Best known for his work on sleep, he is a staunch advocate for the importance of proper rest, recovery and SLEEP in military ...
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Welcome to Episode 15 of Life in Focus! Our guest this week is a professional podcaster, until recently the voice behind Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint and Ben Greenfield's podcasts, Brock Armstrong is also responsible for producing the Dave Asprey, Abel James and Katy Bowman's podcasts to name a few. Brock was also ...
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Welcome to Episode 14 of Life in Focus! It's a premier, a big movie event, as we get to talk with Caroleen and Tjard Reimann the oh so determined and dedicated couple who produced the first crowd funded feature length documentary about the Paleo lifestyle, We Love Paleo. I got ...
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Welcome to Episode 13 of Life in Focus where you get to meet the astounding and ever evolving Lee Selman. BE WARNED: There is a lot of laughing and giggling in this episode. If you don't like to hear people laugh, don't listen. Also Christopher talks and asks questions... It's ...
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We have a real treat for Episode 12 of Life in Focus and her name is Hilary Bromberg. Hilary is a mover, a shaker, an author, speaker, evangelist, thought leader, sustainability expert, strategist, marketing expert and entrepreneur. Hilary is a FORCE OF NATURE. She is someone who has boldly crafted ...
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Zach Horvath - Live a great story!
Episode 11 of Life in Focus features Zach Horvath. Zach is the co-founder of San Diego based company Live a Great Story. If you follow this blog you will have come across Live a Great Story before, right here. I first saw their posters and fell in love with their messages ...
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Life in Focus Episode 10 Dan Edwardes - "Pursue purpose rather than happiness"
This week's episode features Dan Edwardes. Dan is a founder of Parkour Generations, one of the foremost international parkour organization, as well as a co-creator of A.D.P.T™ and Movement Fitness Specialist™ certifications. Despite my recent fascination with the art, philosophy and practice of this skill, in Episode 10 of Life in Focus Dan ...
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Welcome to Episode 9 of the Life in Focus Podcast, where we talk about what it means to thrive, and the difference between doing what’s right, and doing what’s right for you. This week we interview Dr. Theresa Larson, founder of Movement Rx, physical therapist, coach, author, speaker and warrior! Theresa has been ...
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Episode 8 - Decide What Kind of Life You Want with Nik Hawks
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Life in Focus Podcast, where we talk about what it means to thrive, and the difference between doing what’s right, and doing what’s right for you. This week we interview Nik Hawks, co-founder and operator of Paleo Treats, and all around kick-ass human being ...
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I was very fortunate, in recent months, to be invited to speak as a guest on two amazing podcasts. If you haven't yet listened to these, I highly recommend checking them out and subscribing to both. While you're at it, you can also check out the Life in Focus Podcast, ...
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Our interview Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo and The Paleo Athlete fame was more fun than work. Steph is honestly a huge nspiration both by virtue of her lifestyle and her business sense.  Capitalizing on her great success and her clear awareness of what right-for-her looks like, we asked ...
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Meet Darryl Edwards, author, coach, speaker and founder of the PRIMAL PLAY methodology. Darryl shares his journey from investment banker technologist to the Fitness Explorer. He talks about moving from financial wealth to real wealth and what it means to live with integrity. He is one of our first guest ...
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Life in Focus Podcast Ep. 5 The Price of Parenthood
In this edition of the Life in Focus Podcast we get to talk with San Diego stay-at-home-dad Erin Eldred-Brown about what it means and what it takes to be a parent. We get to hear a lot about parenting from moms' perspectives, are things different with dads? Take Home: Parenting ...
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This week we talk about our current tendency to treat symptoms rather than addressing the larger problems in our lives. This modern method of handling stress is really at the crux of our sense of discontent and helplessness today. Are you part of the multitude who treat the symptoms of ...
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This week we talk about Zombies, pandemics and the Apocalypse. Beyond our own interest in the Zombie apocalypse and our chances of survival, this episode explores why there seems to be such a fascination with  post-apocalyptic scenarios across literature, movies and in recent pop-culture. Take Home Chris and Alessandra are nerds + Chris will not survive the Zombie ...
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Life in Focus Podcast Episode 2: Sweet Sleep
Do you sleep enough? Do you sleep well? Sleep is essential to life, deprive someone of sleep long enough and they die. In this episode we discuss how to get better sleep and compare expert advice to real life circumstances. Take home: Sleep or die Best conditions to sleep is ...
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Life in Focus Podcast Episode 1: Stress
Meet the crew: Psychologist and Life Coach Alessandra Wall and millennial, creative and co-host Chris Browning get together and share their thoughts on what it means to thrive and the difference between right and right for you. From stress, to health, zombies to parenting no topic is off topic. These podcasts feature ...
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