I’m so excited to welcome my friend, Robert Mack, onto the podcast today. He is a celebrity happiness coach and we met on his talk show. I was just floored by his energy. If you don’t know Robert yet, you’re gonna love him. He writes and speaks to people about how to achieve effortless, authentic success and authentic personal happiness based on the Ivy League science of positive psychology and timeless spiritual wisdom. Robert is here to share with us all about how we can become happier because I think that’s everyone’s true goal. He believes that everything we do is really to feel better, which he calls “feeling better happiness.”

As a child and young adult, Robert dealt with depression and suicidal ideation. As he attempted to follow through with those suicidal thoughts, he experienced more peace and bliss than he had ever experienced in his life. He didn’t understand at the time but he began to research and started to slowly dig himself out of the hold of depression and away from suicidal ideation. After some time, he found a Master’s program at Penn that was called Applied Positive Psychology and focused on the science of what makes life worth living. He started his private practice and things sort of unfolded from there. It began as a selfish effort to be happy himself, but evolved from there.

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Episode 91 | Hacking Happiness: Applying Positive Psychology with Celebrity Happiness Coach Robert Mack

I’m so excited to have Amy Shah, MD, aka Fasting MD, on the show today. She is a double certified MD, go clean, and nutrition expert. She has been on various local and national media, and she has a book coming out soon, called Why the F Am I So Tired? She’s also an entrepreneur in her own right. We’re here to talk about burnout and chronic fatigue, especially in the entrepreneurial space. The demographic of young, up and coming, want to work really hard and have success. We have a different idea of what success is and we feel like we have to hustle to get there. It’s causing a lot of adrenal fatigue and burnout.

 

When she went into med school and discovered that she wasn’t able to incorporate nutrition, like she wanted, she knew she wanted to do something different. She felt like nutrition was her calling. She went through a period of burnout, fear, and resistance, to do something different than she was already doing. She started listening to nutrition podcasts and reading books, and discovered a website called Mind Body Green. She submitted an article to them and they accepted it. That was the start of her journey. Two years ago, she finally made the mental decision to go for it and do what she loves. She shares information about Western medicine, science, and the Eastern route of self-healing, mindset, and emotions.

 

What we share about in this episode:

  • A little about what burnout actually is and some signs we can use to learn more about our body to recognize when we’re experiencing issues (9:20)

  • Reasons she feels like young and vibrant people are experiencing these issues (13:20)

  • Tips on how to help heal this type of burnout and fatigue (18:00)

  • What intermittent fasting is and how it can help (23:42)

  • What it looks like in the non-fasting part of intermittent fasting (26:42)

  • How different bodies have different needs (31:20)

  • What Amy’s take is on mapping the belief, or mindset, with the action (36:44)

  • The most important takeaway that she wants to share when it comes to healing, noticing something is wrong, and becoming your own healer (41:42)

  • The message she feels she is here to share with the world (47:10)

Links mentioned: Dr. Amy’s Instagram  

Episode 91 | Hacking Happiness: Applying Positive Psychology with Celebrity Happiness Coach Robert Mack

I’m so excited to welcome my friend, Robert Mack, onto the podcast today. He is a celebrity happiness coach and we met on his talk show. I was just floored by his energy. If you don’t know Robert yet, you’re gonna love him. He writes and speaks to people about how to achieve effortless, authentic success and authentic personal happiness based on the Ivy League science of positive psychology and timeless spiritual wisdom. Robert is here to share with us all about how we can become happier because I think that’s everyone’s true goal. He believes that everything we do is really to feel better, which he calls “feeling better happiness.”

As a child and young adult, Robert dealt with depression and suicidal ideation. As he attempted to follow through with those suicidal thoughts, he experienced more peace and bliss than he had ever experienced in his life. He didn’t understand at the time but he began to research and started to slowly dig himself out of the hold of depression and away from suicidal ideation. After some time, he found a Master’s program at Penn that was called Applied Positive Psychology and focused on the science of what makes life worth living. He started his private practice and things sort of unfolded from there. It began as a selfish effort to be happy himself, but evolved from there.

What we share about in this episode:

  • A little bit about the science behind why we want to be happy and what happiness really means (6:50)
  • What learned helplessness is and how we can learn to recognize that in ourselves (10:15)
  • How we can find good solutions for ourselves, in order to start taking action against the unhappiness (11:55)
  • The activities he recommends in order to quiet the mind (15:00)
  • Two phrases Robert uses most consistently and how those tie into regulating your emotions (18:40)
  • How micro meditation comes into play with decision making (22:40)
  • Some of the daily habits that he has found that are really powerful (28:00)
  • More about RAS, or the Reticular Activating System, and how the brain works (34:30)
  • Tips to overcome people pleasing and comparing ourselves to others (38:35)
  • One indicator that will help you realize when you’ve reached the right space when you’re meditating (42:00)
  • What Robert feels is the message that he’s here to spread to the world (45:05)

Links Mentioned: 
Jenay’s free training

Rob’s Instagram

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