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Usui Reiki with Primal Enlightenment

In this episode we talk with Johanna Smith, a Certified Primal Health Coach that combines Primal with Usui Reiki energy work. We cover:

  • What is Reiki
  • What are Chakras
  • Her walk with MS

Referenced Video: Minding your mitochondria | Dr. Terry Wahls:

Actionable Takeaways:
Open your mind – Google: Reiki and learn more

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The Daily Review

Today we reconnect with Tracy Milam to add a daily review to his detailed goal setting process

Actionable Takeaways:
Continue to refine your 15 minutes planning block, Renegotiate your [internal or external] deadlines, and define your process that need improvement

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039 Avoiding Temptation 2/16/18

Listen in while John and Jolene discuss how to deal with the tempations we are all presented with. They give some helpful tips on ways to overcome the temptation and give some recipes as well.

Ways to help avoid those tempations
-Change your relationship with food. View food as the fuel it is
-Be prepared

-Crunchy vegetables like bell peppers or cherry/grape tomatoes
-Eat a small piece of 90+% chocolate melt it down and add a bit of your own sweetener if you need to
-Sweet basil

Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Ingredients (Dark Chocolate Shortbread):
7oz bittersweet dark chocolate (about 70%, I used 4 ounces semisweet and 3 ounces unsweetened)
3 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla (or substitute espresso)
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
Almond Ricotta Cheese Cookies
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup low carb sweetener or 1/3 cup Pyure all-purpose
1 egg
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons almond milk
1/2 cup powdered low carb sweetener or powdered erythritol
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, sweetener, eggs, ricotta cheese, and extracts.
In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add the dry flour mix into the creamed mixture until dough forms.
Drop onto Silpat lined baking sheet using a cookie dough scoop.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes at 350 °F until lightly browned. Place cookies on racks to cool.
Store cookies in the refrigerator.
Stir almond milk, powdered erythritol, and almond extract until smooth.
Brush or drizzle over cookies to frost.

Support your Goals with Habits

In this solo episode John talks about assessing your goal and identifying practice that support. Then to focus on building consistency till it a habit. There is no rocket science here, just some planning to think about what habits will make you successful and how you can set yourself up for success.


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037 Interview with Chris and Miriam Bair Keto Chow 02/09/18

In this episode, John and Jolene interview the owners of Keto Chow, Chris and Miriam Bair.  They discuss how they were introduced to Keto, why Keto Chow was created, and how the business transformed from a small operation in their home to renting warehouse space.  


Chris and Miriam are offering our listeners $10 off your order!  Use the coupon code KetonianKorner10 at checkout.


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Relax Under the Stars [Local Event]

In this show our local Planetarium Curator (and Vice President of Programs) Renae joins us to give an overview of what to expect from the free Relax under the Stars event held the first Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm downtown Peoria, IL

She goes over:

  • 15 minutes talking about the basics and where we are currently in the sky for our location
  • Soothing background music and the amazing images
  • Luke – Her pet name for the tech that powers the presentation


She blogs at

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[Re-post] Caterpillar Group President Tom Pellette: Life Lessons Under the Hood of a Car

Group President Tom Pellette joins the Caterpillar Podcast to talk about auto mechanics with his dad, how to win in sales and about Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation business.

Program guide:

1:30 – Tom’s upbringing in New Mexico, and working on cars with his dad

6:10 – Lessons learned in sales and marketing at Solar Turbines: “If you find someone who is talking a lot, they’re probably not going to be a very good salesperson”

9:10 – On leadership, Tom talks about coaching for growth, timely correction and not “managing by embarrassment”

11:07 – Some difficult experiences of some of Tom’s closest friends – including lessons learned from Enron – helped develop his passion for winning the right way

15:12 – Tom talks about career growth and the three-legged stool that Tom views as the driver for success in your career

18:20 – On Caterpillar’s new purpose statement and the work we do: “It’s about moving the world forward and making peoples’ lives better”

22:00 – What makes the Energy and Transportation segment unique, including many brands and alternate distribution methods

24:35 – Global energy demands and growing world population directly impact the Energy & Transportation segment: “The world is going to need an all-in energy strategy”

Cold Expose and more via Wim Hof Method with Jesse Coomer

Today we are talking with Jesse Coomer. John reached out to Jesse as he was looking into taking his one day workshop. We review:

Actionable Takeaways:
If you have ever thought about trying cold exposure Jesse gives you a plan to start small

If you are interested in learning more:

Come to the workshop March 10 2018 and see how John does – The seminar is in Indy at  Sign up at

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EDIT: Per request here is the the Ben Greenfield Podcast:


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Happiness Haiku

In this show John passes along the idea of a Happiness Haiku. A Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry traditionally expressing a single feeling or impression – in this case Happiness.

He didn’t mention it but usually a Haiku and contains three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. Read more details at:


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Video – Tips to cut your viewing time

Quick tip: Can you save some time watching videos

Actionable Takeaways for YouTube:

Keyboard shortcut Function
Spacebar Play/Pause when the seek bar is selected. Activate a button if a button has focus.
Play/Pause Media Key on keyboards Play / Pause.
K Pause/Play in player.
Stop Media Key on keyboards Stop.
Next Track Media Key on keyboards Moves to the next track in a playlist.
Left/Right arrow on the seek bar Seek backward/forward 5 seconds.
J Seek backward 10 seconds in player.
L Seek forward 10 seconds in player.
Home/End on the seek bar Seek to the beginning/last seconds of the video.
Up/Down arrow on the seek bar Increase/Decrease volume 5%.
Numbers 1 to 9 on the seek bar (not on the numeric pad) Seek to the 10% to 90% of the video.

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