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73 Urban Monk: Interview with Pedram Shojai

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast

Hello my Clan of the Crave Bears!

In today’s Crave Cast episode #73 I want to talk about the feeling of overwhelm that I have been experiencing, many of my friends and so many of you my readers and listeners been dealing with. It comes with frustration and anxiety this overwhelm.

We are just at the beginning of month two on 2016 and so many people have come to me saying they are so anxious, so stressed out. How is this possible? I am supposed to feel rejuvenated at the beginning of the year. How do I deal with this? Today’s episode is for you if you are dealing with stress, anxiety, overwhelm.

My guest today is a dear friend, Pedram Shojai the founder of well.org, editor of “Be More” Magazine (that I have appeared in) and is the author of “Rise and Shine” and co-host of the podcast, The Health Bridge, and producer of the movie “Vitality” and the upcoming film “Origins”.

Pedram’s new book The Urban Monk: Eastern wisdom and modern hacks to stop time and find happiness, success and peacedrops this week, and it’s a game changer:

Pedram has a very interesting life story. He is trained as a chiropractor, he is also a Taoist priest, a Doctor of oriental medicine, he studied Kung Fu. He is a fierce global green warrior! He just has all these incredible old school, Jedi, bio hacking tricks. So he really brings together eastern wisdom and modern bio hacking.

In this episode you’ll hear how Pedram sees my theory about the four root causes of cravings and his perspectives as an eastern, medical expert. And then lastly his book “The Urban Monk” talks about a way to simply and effortlessly integrate the powerful teachings of spiritual masters to modern life. This is not about religion at all! It’s about a connection to spirit! You can get his book this week. It’s destined to be a bestseller! You can go to bit.ly/urbanmonkalex.

Win a Swag Bag worth $1000!

I have a huge announcement! I love giving away things that I love. So, all year here on the crave cast I have partnered with a dozen of my favorite product partners to put together for you on incredible giveaway every month. It’s the $1000 swag bag!

It’s an incredible bunch of products and memberships that I have put together with some of my favorite people to give away to one lucky listener every month!

So here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!


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“We forget to drink from the fountain and then wonder why we are thirsty” ~ Pedram Shojai (Click to Tweet)


Show Notes:

  • Energy is from earth, not caffeine or food
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Where do we get energy from?
  • The body needs nature!
  • Stand barefoot in nature at least 30 minutes a day
  • Vibram footie shoes- good or bad?

“Our lives are generating energy leaks.” ~ Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • How do you “up” your energy?
  • Don’t bring work home
  • What is a life garden?
  • You have to hold a line with your children!
  • Needs vs wants
  • Bonus 7-day reboot adventure with Pedram!


Every “yes” I agree to now causes me to say no to something I already agreed to.” ~ Pedram Shojai (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Enter to win my$1000 swag bag: write a review at bit.ly/cravecast or go to iTunes

Get Pedram’s book: bit.ly/urbanmonkalex

Check out www.well.org and pick up a copy of Be More Magazine

Get a copy of Pedram’s first book: Rise and Shine

Check out Pedram’s Podcast: The Health Bridge – Pedram Shojai

Get his movie: Vitality – Pedram Shojai

Swag bag products are from some of my favorite companies: 










Be sure to check them out! xo, Alex