John Gray is a relationship counselor, author, lecturer and family therapist. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Prior to his career as a personal relationship counsellor and author, he was the personal assistant to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for nine years.
In 1992, he wrote the bestselling book “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” The book also formed the central theme of all his other career activities and subsequent books. “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” sold more than 15 million copies and was hailed one of the “highest ranked work of non-fiction” in the 90s according to a report published by CNN.
The book has been published in over 40 languages and has led to weekend seminars, infomercials, videotapes and audiotapes, a TV sitcom and even a contract with 20th Century Fox.
John also writes a USA-syndicated column with over 30 million readers. His piece appears in New York Daily News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Denver Post, San Antonio Express-News, and New York Newsday. He has also made countless media appearances including Larry King Live, Oprah, and The Phil Donahue Show. John has also been profiled on People, Forbes, and Newsweek magazines.
This week’s episode talks about how men and women can be more mindful of their hormone levels, how to understand gender differences, and the modern obstacles to women having normally produced estrogen.
John also discusses the link between testosterone and meditation, how one can be less judgmental towards how others think, and the biggest estrogen producer there is.
On how estrogen is produced, John has this to say, “Estrogen is produced when you feel dependent. This is like a big revelation. A lot of research went into this. When women feel dependent on someone for something that they can’t get themselves, estrogen levels go up. That’s what estrogen is about.”
Brandon Epstein is a fitness model, peak performance coach, and former college football player turned serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of The BE Mindset and the co-founder of Jump Rope Dudes. He is also the creator of the BE app, an app designed to help people live their lives in the present moment. The guided meditation is designed to program one’s mind to spend more time in the present moment resulting to a feeling of satisfaction, peace, and joy.
Jump Rope Dudes is the largest online fitness brand in the world exclusively dedicated to jump rope exercise. After losing a combined 130 pounds on each of their fitness journeys, Brandon and co-founder Dan Witmer have shared what they have learned and has helped countless people around the world transform their bodies (and their lives) through rope jumping. Their YouTube channel now has a total of 500k plus followers.
Jump Rope Dudes has been featured in several publications including the Wall Street Journal and GQ. They have also collaborated with Roc Nation to introduce new music to their followers via jump rope workouts. Other brands they have worked with include Crossrope, Audible, and MeUndies.
This week’s episode talks about Brandon's experience with Bufo Alvarius, how perceptions can become beliefs, and the two ways you can reprogram your beliefs.
Brandon also shares what his latest psychedelic journey was like, the importance of having a stable meditation foundation before trying psychedelics, and how people can build a solid foundation so they can reassemble their subconscious.
On the power of belief, Brandon has this to say, “I believe that the way we feel, the way we behave, what we are attracted to, what we are attracting all stem from our beliefs.”