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  • Summary

  • NBA superstar Blake Griffin is a “health and wellness geek” and he’s on a quest to find out the secrets to keeping his body and mind in shape—and he wants to take listeners with him on his journey. For him, it’s not just about performance, it’s about looking good, feeling good and feeling confident about your body. The world of health and wellness can be a confusing one—How often do we have to work out? What is cupping about? And do we really have to stop eating gluten? In 30 minute episodes, Griffin will lead a fast-break through the world of health and wellness, meeting top experts in the field, putting their ideas and techniques to the test, and discovering the best ways for everyday people to feel good about themselves inside and out.
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  • Aug 4 2020

    Michael B Jordan and his trainer Corey Calliet discuss what it's like training for movies like Creed and Black Panther, both physically and mentally, as well as the power of therapy. 

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    43 mins
  • Aug 4 2020
    Arianna Huffington — The Thrive Global CEO and Huffington Post Founder talks the keys to good sleep, finding life balance, and redefining success.
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    40 mins
  • Aug 4 2020
    Andy Puddicombe — The founder of Headspace talks about his search for mindfulness and the path that took him from Buddhist monk to tech entrepreneur.
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    31 mins

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  • BB
  • 2020-08-14

Some episodes better than others

Episode 1:
I wasn't sure what to expect from this but it was interesting to hear Michael B. Jordan talk about preparing for roles and his experiences on set. I'm not a fan of Blake Griffin but this podcast style listen can be enjoyed by anyone. If you would enjoy getting an inside look into what an actor does to prepare his mind and body for movie roles, as well as hearing about the beginnings of Michael's career, give this episode a listen.
Episode 2:
Anyone who has a hard time getting enough hours of sleep at night could benefit from listening to these tips from Arianna Huffington. This title was my introduction to her and I was pleased at how many tips were packed into this short conversation between her and Blake. I especially appreciated her recommendation to start out small and work up to your goal. So many times, people try to start at the max level and maintain, which sets them up to fail. Slowly working up to a goal increases the likelihood you will stick with the change in the long run.
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This is general information about mindfulness. If you are new to the topic, it is a good introduction. If you are aware of the basics of mindfulness, there's nothing new presented in this short conversation.
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This was an interesting conversation that kept my attention. Several things were mentioned that I plan to research further. With that being said, I do not agree with everything Deepak stated and I do not recommend following Deepak without doing some critical thinking and independent research. It can be dangerous to listen to the medical/health claims of ANYONE without doing your own research. I recommend listening with an open, yet, critical mind. I find many of Deepak's claims to be dubious, but I listened with an open mind, having heard of Deepak for many years but having never delved into his beliefs/teachings. This is an interesting overview of Deepak Chopra, but the content of his message should be received with caution.
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This short conversation between Blake and Antoni is worth a listen. I had never heard of Antoni before listening to this and I don't cook, but it was interesting to learn about this man's journey to where he is now. If you like learning more about interesting individuals, you might enjoy this.
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This is a great conversation between Blake and Oksana Masters. Oksana has overcome adversities in her life to accomplish things few ever will. She tells her story with enthusiasm and she embraces being a role model for others. Definitely share this with anyone in your life who may feel like they are limited due to a disability. Hopefully, they will find inspiration in Oksana's story.
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I had never heard of this guy before listening to this title. I am sure Dave Asprey's views are controversial. It was interesting to listen to this man's views, but I would recommend anyone who wants to follow this man's recommendations to do your own research into his claims first.

Each episode explores a different facet of healthiness and I appreciated the well-rounded approach. Worth a listen even if you don't agree with each guest.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-08-17

Could Be Great

While the host Blake Griffin lacks in the hosting department (I particularly wish he would not insert his strange non-humorous "asides"); I appreciate him using his platform to gather a group of mostly excellent experts. I believe that Blake will have the opportunity to improve on his hosting in the future. I was very disappointed in the final episode which was dangerously presented by a non expert and should be considered more of an opinion piece I would have loved for the issue to be addressed with open minded science. As a mental health professional I love finding resources for my clients, but I wouldn't share this with teens or any vulnerable young adults. However, I can share the resources of many of the experts interviewed and that's why I'm giving this 4 stars when at moments it feels like 2 stars.

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  • P. Nelson
  • 2020-08-24

A Little Something for Everyone

Listen without expectation & prepare to be pleasantly motivated! Each episode has its' own unique flow. Beneficial information selflessly offered through reflective conversation. Play, Indulge, Repeat.

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  • Matt
  • 2020-08-19

Shared knowledge to entertain and inform

A very laid back and easy listening audiobook. A book sharing helpful, informative and innovative ways and styles many people practice self improvement. In every chapter, Blake Griffin, interviews talented individuals who have committed themselves to reaching success. Listeners are treated to the journey behind each pursuit and the many different kinds of routines, rituals, techniques used to alter, overcome and improve the drive to excel. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking to learn something new in maintaining health and maturing in fitness.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-18

Not what I expected, in a good way!

Many people associate healthiness with the physical aspect of a person, and this is what I thought the episode would focus on since Blake is an athlete and we all know the guest for this episode has worked hard to achieve his great physique for several roles. As an MBJ fan, I have heard many pieces of his story but was glad that more was shared on this platform. I've learned over time that "healthiness" comes from within first, spiritually and mentally, and then physically. It is refreshing that this topic was associated with mental health, the challenges that come with caring for ill family members (as I know it to be a truly humbling experience), as well as the non-glamourous side to being what is perceived "a person who has it all." Well worth the listen!

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  • Robin
  • 2020-08-17

I couldn't finish it. Bored me and the author.

Sometimes it felt like the author himself was bored by the interviewees. Or maybe it was just the tone or the way he reacted to some things that were said. But it wasn't what I thought it was going to be and therefore and found the material not to be exciting to me.

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  • MKSusanW
  • 2020-08-11

Talks too fast

While this might be interesting and informative, the hyper-fast speech is off-putting and uncomfortable. My anxiety level increased tenfold.

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  • Elizabeth Hogan
  • 2020-08-09

Somewhat Interesting

Some interviews were more interesting than others. Those interviews where politics was mentioned were not welcome, because that is not what this subject matter was about. And it always proves, particularly Chelsea Handlers, that once again Hollywood and professional athletes are far removed from America and the core values of America and what Americans stand for and want. This is why no one listens to these people.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-24

Great Questions and Listening by Blake

So ... I personally loved Episode 2 with Ariana Huffington - though I've heard her and her story so many times before. Yet in the Q&A she was so natural and had lots of tips and well grounded advice.
Episode 4 - Deepak Chopra, surprised me as I didnt think I'd enjoy it as much as I did, it was very informative and interesting, was rsad when that finished.
I found episode 5 very irritating - this guy (Antoni) is a long monoluge and very, very self focused. i actually skipped the last bit as I couldnt bear to listen to his incessant ramblings.
Episode 6 - Oksana -wow what an inspiration, riveting, captivating, impressive.

Most of all though Blake Griffin' comes across as humble and open to listening and also his voice is so easy to listen to with smooth segways and responses .

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  • sharon
  • 2020-08-23

No in depth knowledge or new material.

I struggled to finish listening to this. It neither added to my knowledge or entertained me.

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