Hola amigos, welcome to episode #14 of DOUGIT the podcast with NZ's fittest athlete, Kevin Manuel.... show notes to come... :)
Welcome to Dougit episode #13 with Ben Warren - founder of BePure, one of NZ's leading nutrition and holistic health experts, former golf pro, permaculturist, and all round nice guy - see for yourself here.
This chat is my favourite yet! Lucky number 13 maybe? Or maybe just that Ben's such a kindred sole, his path so closely mapping my own that it felt like just catching up with a long lost very intelligent considered friend...
Show notes to come :)
"Careers are over now. I don't want to have a career. I want to have some kind of life. I want to be alive while working."
- Darren Smith
La bienvenida a gente guapa! Welcome beautiful people to episode #11 of #DOUGIT with Darren Smith. Truth be told, this is actually the first episode of the podcast. Darren was kind enough to sit down for a chat with me over a cup of tea and toast at the start of the year as a trial run/chat. Recorded this bad/interesting boy on the iphone off the cuff after a yoga sesh with the man himself.
D-Money, aka Darren, is a very smart dude of a dude and his story parallels mine quite closely. We grew up together going to the same primary, intermediate, and high school and spent much time battling on the chess board and cricket field. And ended up both transitioning to teaching Yoga at the same time after much time apart and corporate careers...
"If it doesn’t touch you. Then change it."
- Vincent Bolletta -
Welcome to episode #10 of #DOUGIT with Vincent Bolletta - yoga superstar and teacher to the stars and non famous people who are also stars in this crazy galaxy we reside in that has provided plenty more questions than answers which is a great theme for this episode - accepting the unknown and riddle of life.
This episode is so much more than yoga. It's a philosophy on life, art, eating chocolate, living out of car and everything in between. Vincent is a wonderful teacher, creative, comedian and artist and his philosophies and insights transcend far beyond the mat.
One smoothie at a time, we are on a mission to inspire and empower New Zealanders to realize the age old truth – food is medicine.
- Graedon Parker/Organic Mechanic -
Welcome to episode #9 of #DOUGIT with Graedon Parker - smoothie rockstar and one of the founders of Organic Mechanic.
I feel so lucky to have met this guy and his extended Organic Mechanic family and to now have the chance to share his story the OM amazing Organic Kombucha! Using the promo code "DOUGIT" you wonderful listeners will get 20% off your first subscription of this delicious elixir of health - Order here.
“The greatest wealth is health”
Yolo! And welcome to episode #8 with Tanz! Aka Tanya Ellison from the Wellness Hub.
It's bananas how those who care the most about food often also stress the most about food. During this talk with Tanya we cover off why this is, the big food issues, the big not food issues, her story overcoming Graves disease (an autoimmune condition of the thyroid), her health recommendations, why you should be open in life and business and drum roll please.... How you can win a 6 pack of Tanya's impressive cold pressed juices from the Wellness Hub in their spritely new glass jar which are totally Instagramable!!! #delicious :P
Not only is Hannah an amazing artist, she's an amazing Yogi, loving caregiver/volunteer and beautiful friend. For me she is the definition of success - she works hard, she does what she loves with such beautiful energy, she loves the process, her smile is vibrant, her heart is kind and she knows how to have fun. Even singing Karaoke for fun, and weight loss... believe it or not, but a good excuse to sing more.
Her story is enthralling. Her art practice fascinating. Her morning routine uplifting. Her energy contagious. She is well traveled, honest, and a true world changer, adding a little bit of joy to everybody and every moment that she meets...
Apa Kabar!? (How are you in Indonesian) Welcome to episode #6 of #DOUGIT with Jay Goodey fromONCEIT.
I am very grateful to have Jay as a friend, a sounding board for ideas, and as a reliable Friday night burger and beer and now bali buddy. It was a pleasure to sit down with him for a quick chat, sacrificing some surf and Bintangs in paradise, to share some of his ideas, stories and inspiration on his fashion rags to online retain riches, how he got started with ONCEIT - which is now one NZ's fastest growing businesses, doubling year on year in size and now with over 250,000 members - why he wanted to quit everyday for the first year, to his daily rituals, company culture tips, favourite vegetable, a book about frogs (reddit ;), how to dream big by thinking small, working backwards to go forwards, and how Tony Robbins is much more than a Memphis Meltdown parody and much more...
Cam is the man, and not just because it rhymes, like "hey ho lets go", but because he is also a tip top kiwi bloke and the General Manager and Communications Director for multi-award winning New Zealand charity Sustainable Coastlines. In his (increasingly medium rare Broccoli on the BBQ) spare time he also shoots photos, writes, designs websites, crafts infographics and works on brand strategy for several organisations through his whale of good time design agency -Whale Shark
In our short but sweet, Eight Thirty caffeinated conversation at their new Auckland urban refurbished, reused #sustainable, camping headquarters we dive head first mouth open into some shitty, how was single use plastic ever a good idea, problems that can't be resolved Kardashian style with a bit of surgery - #nobigbutts ifs or maybes.
Truth is, New Zealand and the world has more than 99 problems, and single use plastic is a big one - I'd add turmeric to my smoothie and dairy and agriculture to the top of that list too. So much so we can't swim in half of our rivers a 100% of the time, and 90% of them when it rains, because when it rains it pours and pollutes with plastics and a variety of things all of which end up in our H2-0hhno, which is just bananas and as a percentage more toxic than Kardashians reality TV...
Tim had been flipping and flopping for many years as an accomplished skier, kite surfer, adventurer, and explorer. For him the risk of turning his world around and upside down was was as routine as cooking toast, yet on this day something went a miss and the toast landed macadamia butter side down on a dirty floor.
Head over heals he fell, not in a good way, over rotating he landed on his back, and fractured his T-12 thoracic vertebrae. Lucky not to be paralysed, he had feelings in his extremities and balls and also feelings of "this sucks snow balls!" and "how do you say "why me" in Japanese?".
What are 10 ways bananas will become extinct tomorrow? I don't know, one idea I had was that slipping on a banana would become a crime punishable by death. The risk of eating bananas would then be too high that supply and subsequent demand would dry up. Sounds a bit bananas doesn't it? Well that's the kind of question Ryan Everton asks of himself and others everyday.
Who is Ryan don't you ask? He is a self described performance freak, blogger and entrepreneur. He is someone who lives an unconventional life. Some people say he's an idiot. Other people say he changed their life. I'm certainly in the later.
Jordan is a multitalented creative who has the skills to pay the bills, sing songs, paint paintings, act and act like a dude. We share a lot of similarities, coming from a small town, having creative ambitions, loving life, living healthy, and even looking alike and liking a lot of the same things including the same ladies... Tune in as I stumble/mumble and say "yea" & "like" way too many times (note for self) while we discus everything from dealing with his brother going through cancer by making art, to reality checks from Max Gimblett in the Big Apple/New York, to reality chicks as we discuss the silliest reasons for creative work, to celebrating success and having fun seeing your mates off their face.
Super stoked, like surfing a barrel drinking a triple expresso with freshly pressed almond milk stocked, to have my Dad, Vince Moore, as the first guest with his reflections from his recent trip - TourD'Afrique - a 12,000+ km ride from Cairo Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa. Yes you read that type right, this ain't no corner dairy ice cream ride. This is a triple scoop, cherry on top, extra sprinkles and covered in shit with kids throwing rocks at you in the savannah flavoured bicycle ride. A remarkable journey and a truly inspiring and insightful and inspiring (yea I said inspiring twice, make that thrice!) recollection into what it means to stop choosing vanilla, to get out of your comfort zone, to get saddle sores and an anaconda in camp, and to ultimately live a life less ordinary.