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239: Energy, Flow, Psychology, and the Running Lifestyle
17th December 2018 • LIVETHEFUEL • Scott W. Mulvaney
00:00:00 01:03:41

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Today we discuss Flow State, High Energy, Millionaire Mindset Reconnection, and the Running Lifestyle Podcast:


Kari Gormley is a facilitator, certified Bounce Back Better trainer, flourishing coach, and positive psychology practitioner who works with individuals and organizations to bring to light the best versions of themselves. She believes that people can flourish through more meaningful relationships and by being their own “Chief Energy Officer”. Kari has helped businesses, government agencies, and schools create healthier lives through energy management programs. She has been featured in What’s Hot and New and Noteworthy in Apple Podcasts for her podcast, The Running Lifestyle Show. Kari has completed six marathons and has taken a solo trip around the world.

Kari earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. She also studied at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden, and has a certificate in applied positive psychology from The Flourishing Center.


On This Episode You Will Hear:

  • [spp-timestamp time="00:30"] Introduction
  • [spp-timestamp time="03:07"] Speaking of dinner, I actually have a Paleo, actually a Whole 30-friendly chicken soup in the Instapot going right now.
  • [spp-timestamp time="03:25"] Shoutout to Anna Vocino and her sugar-free, grain-free Eat Happy Cookbook.
  • [spp-timestamp time="05:50"] Discussing skiing best spots to train Kari's son here in Pennsylvania. Bear Creek, Blue Mountain, Camelback, etc.
  • [spp-timestamp time="11:45"] He's more of a karate kid, individual sports karate.
  • [spp-timestamp time="15:15"] I had a come to Jesus moment with my PT. Marathon Maniac. What I love about running is for people who are, strong, high energy, like both of us. It is this idea that calms you down and you're able to maybe get rid of some anxiety. After many injuries and after running six marathons...
  • [spp-timestamp time="20:09"] I love Flow. Side note, Steven Kotler who's written books about flow has been on the podcast. A famous quote, And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years, quoted by Abraham Lincoln.


"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln

  • [spp-timestamp time="24:20"] I have mad respect for vegans because I do understand from the environmental global warming standpoint, like, Whoa, I get it.
  • [spp-timestamp time="25:37"] Flow is defined as, where what you're doing is just a little bit past where we are competent, and you're just sucked in, so time disappears...
  • [spp-timestamp time="29:20"] I like to call that high performance. It's a gift, it's Flow.
  • [spp-timestamp time="32:55"] Geeking out on stainless steel cups and now straws.
  • [spp-timestamp time="35:55"] Marathon training do's, don'ts, injuries, and recoveries.
  • [spp-timestamp time="38:30"] OESH Shoes
  • [spp-timestamp time="40:30"] You have to try something called Balanced Athlete, which is similar to CrossFit. I believe it is way better because you're actually in your bare feet. They're not all about quantity, they're about quality.
  • [spp-timestamp time="45:40"] Connecting on Julian Kaufmann and his Flow related book, Let Go Let It Flow.
  • [spp-timestamp time="45:40"] I geek out about Flow because of Positive Psychology and being in the state where things feel right. I think it's wonderful how CrossFit has this community and Runners have it too, it comes down to knowing yourself.
  • [spp-timestamp time="51:30"] There's the classic wheel of life that I think every self-development conference you ever go to mentions. You have your wheel, and then you have your different spokes...
  • [spp-timestamp time="52:28"] It's all on your mindset. That's the whole positive psychology. Well, one of the domains mentioned was eating fat, David Perlmutter is great at influencing that.
  • [spp-timestamp time="57:25"] They say people with ADHD at companies are three times more productive. Entrepreneurs who have ADHD...
  • [spp-timestamp time="58:46"] Final Words



Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.

Henry Ford

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Final Words:

We've had this sharing, this joy of sharing people that have influenced us and connections. I just really want to share that, especially in this is coming from a mom and you know, all of us have things going on. This is that to really honor this, is why I say that in my podcast is to honor yourself because you're the most important person.

We get to interview, we have the opportunity to interview some big names, and they're great. That doesn't mean you're not great. That you're not important, you know, and I think I think it's really time to be with that...


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