The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #172: From The Book Series part 4: Competence
I wanted to revisit Chapter 2: Competence Creators because I didn’t spend much time on this during part 1 of this series. These amazing thinkers, innovators, researchers, scientists, theorists, philosophers and their work needed to be addressed due to their impact and influence.
BOOK MENTIONS: Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Dr. Aubrey De Gray, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Dr. Mark L. Gordon, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Jason Silva, Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal, Dr. Jack Kruse, Naudi Aguilar, Leo D’Anniballe, Dr. Carl Hart, Tim Ferris, Ryan Holiday, Erik Erikson, B.F. Skinner, Albert Lazarus, Kohler, Tolman, Bartlett, Chomsky, Wundt, Helmholtz, Titchener, James, Socrates, Heraclitus, Emerson, Peele, Durant, Newton, Maxwell, Stewart Chase, Berkeley, Hume, Mother Nature, My mother, brother and grandma “Mamma”.
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #171: Jason MacKenzie
Jason is the best-selling author of The DADLY Book of Open. He is a survivor of his wife’s tragic battle with bipolar disorder, eventual suicide and his decade-long battle with alcohol. He’s learned that sharing the real version of our stories is one of the most powerful ways we can connect with people. Jason speaks and host The Mental Health Warriors Podcast and online community. He teaches that you can’t outrun grief, no matter how hard you might try. Jason’s mission in life is to inspire people to understand that sharing who we really are is our gift. When we do, we create a safe place for other people to be who they really are. When two authentic people connect with each other the possibilities for creation are limitless.
Jason is a Mental Health Warrior. His mission is to destroy stigma and help people find the courage to share their stories.
My name is Adam Brett Lowery. I am a Mental Health Counselor, Author, Host of The Cognitive Rampage Podcast and a Mental Trainer. I also take an activist role in treatment reform. I founded the diagnosis Athletes Depression, and the integrative psychological approach Transrational Structural Behavior Theory (TSBT). In my heart I am a father, son, brother, friend and humanitarian. In my spirit I am a teacher and protector.
Through a emotionally, verbally and sometimes physically violent childhood my only focus was my dream to play Professional Football. A college injury ended my NFL dreams. Angry, I chose a life of drug dealing that soon entwined with addiction. I transitioned to the nightclub business a saw quick success, but violence and addiction followed. I kept it masked by money and parties. One night after a random sixteen hour life contemplation session I left my career, gave away all my things, left a four year relationship and friends behind to embark on my walkabout, or what I now call my Spiritual Rampage
For 2 years I wandered from the Florida Keys to Tennessee, even a First Nation Reservation in New Mexico. I returned home a man on a mission to change self and help others do the same. Within 4 years I completed 2 degrees, published The Cognitive Rampage, launched a podcast and founded the Athletes Depression diagnosis. I Cognitively Rampage (Speak) on all things mental health, all social issues connected to mental health and athlete specific related mental health.
In my flow time you will find me in the great outdoors. I surf, dive, spearfish, kayak and offshore fish, hike, hunt my food and have survived on a deserted island. If nature isn’t calling, you’ll find me at reggae concerts, music festivals or cooking for friends and family. I have a serious addiction to the minimalist lifestyle, the road, podcasts, competence, new experiences and randomness. I talk to strangers, and too much. I love everybody, including you. A secret about this book; my Life Philosophy is hidden within these pages, just like yours.
I believe uncomfortable is where the change is. I believe in the power of you.
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #169: Patricia Baugh
Patricia did not experience typical childhood being the daughter of a self proclaimed Prophet with nearly 30 children and 4 wives. Patricia talks about what is was like, why she left young and how she made it to be a successful business owner while raising 4 (now adult) children on her own.
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #168: Chasing My Tail (Love & Optimization)
The history of Love and after nearly 10 years on a competence quest for mental health optimization, this is what I have come to…for now.
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions, expecting different answers. Allow me to explain…oh and I’ll get to the “love” part.
We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.
Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself).
Rebuilding our understanding of fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a more simple, authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one more in line with our true nature.
Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.