Episode 168: Coming Out of Desperation with Joe Marchesani

Jim Ellermeyer continues his conversation with friend and yoga instructor Joe Marchesani about how he was covering his sexuality, learning to love, self compassion, working through his recovery, the gift of desperation, and his life today.

Catch Parts 1 and 2 with Joe Marchesani

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Episode 10: Desperation and Anxiety as Positive Forces

Jim Ellermeyer discusses the ability to use our fear and desperation to better yourself. What is “Optimal Anxiety” and how do we push past the fear to turn it into a driving force? 

Challenge: Next time you're in an elevator, strike up a conversation with a stranger. Compliment something the cashier at the grocery story is wearing. Step out of your comfort zone. 

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Intro music: “Life” by Tobu