The James Swanwick Show

When was the last time you reconnected with a great childhood friend? My European journey continues from Wales, as I’ve recently flown into Manchester, England. And today I met up with a good childhood friend, Mark Rutherford, who I went to high school with back in Brisbane, Australia. Mark and I reminisce on the fun times we shared back in the day, how we took different paths in life, and much more. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm PST

Wake up! Do you have big plans for life, but never seem to put in the effort to make them happen? Here’s the thing…we all want to lose weight, make more money, meet the right woman or man, and turn that great idea into a business. But for some reason, no matter how deeply you want a better life, history always repeats itself. Joining me today is my good friend Mark Dhamma, who’s going to teach us how to make the shift from wanting a better life, to fully taking action and responsibility. Mark is a positive psychologist, celebrity personal trainer, and peak performance coach here in Los Angeles. In our conversation Mark reveals his big wake up moment in life, when his father suddenly passed when he was 21 years old. At the time he was not working in a field he loved, and was actually dealing drugs to make extra cash. But something shifted for him in that moment… He began to realize that death can come at any moment, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re gone. Unfortunately many people don’t realize how precious life is until something comes along and shakes their world. But is doesn’t have to be that way. Listen in and enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm PST

Wake up! Do you have big plans for life, but never seem to put in the effort to make them happen? Here’s the thing…we all want to lose weight, make more money, meet the right woman or man, and turn that great idea into a business. But for some reason, no matter how deeply you want a better life, history always repeats itself. Joining me today is my good friend Mark Dhamma, who’s going to teach us how to make the shift from wanting a better life, to fully taking action and responsibility. Mark is a positive psychologist, celebrity personal trainer, and peak performance coach here in Los Angeles. In our conversation Mark reveals his big wake up moment in life, when his father suddenly passed when he was 21 years old. At the time he was not working in a field he loved, and was actually dealing drugs to make extra cash. But something shifted for him in that moment… He began to realize that death can come at any moment, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re gone. Unfortunately many people don’t realize how precious life is until something comes along and shakes their world. But is doesn’t have to be that way. Listen in and enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm PST

Would you consider moving to Norway? I’m here in Oslo and I’m joined by a fellow Australian friend, Mark Vaughan, who’s now living here as an expat. Listen in as we discuss why he decided to live in Norway over Australia, his experience over the past 10 years, and how he’s created a new life in Norway. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com  

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am PST

Can you run a marathon with little to no training?  I’m coming to you from Oslo Norway, where I just finished running a spur of the moment half marathon with two new friends. My final time ended up being 1:57, not bad for no training! But in reality, you don’t need to run long distances to prepare for a marathon.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm PST

I’m coming to you today from beautiful Oslo, Norway.  And joining me on the show is a new friend of mine, Petter, who’s a native and living here in Oslo. Listen in as we discuss why Norwegians are more closed off than others, the benefits of going to school in Norway, and how the sexual culture is much different here.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm PST

When was the last time you traveled alone? I’m currently in Bergen, which is a city on the west coast of Norway.  And I’m about to take a ride on the Bergen railway, known as one of the most exciting and beautiful train rides in the world. No other train ride between two cities in Europe is at a higher altitude than the one between Bergen and Oslo. Linking Norway’s two main cities, it has unbelievable views of the Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountainous plateau. Listen in as I travel and share this amazing trip through the beautiful region of Norway. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am PST

I’m out to dinner on a Sunday night in Stockholm as I record this. And I’m joined by my good friend Faye Medeson, who is a Swedish artist, singer song writer, and music producer. Listen in as we discus how she signed with her manager, Randy Jackson, life in Sweden compared to life in LA, and much more. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instragram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm PST

Are you standing up right now? Believe it or not, but your chair might be slowly killing you… Joining us today is the author of the new book “Get Up,” by Dr. James Levine. According to Levine, who is the co-director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University obesity initiative and inventor of the “treadmill desk,” for every hour we spend sitting in our chairs, we lose two hours of our lives. He also believes excessive sitting is more dangerous to your health than smoking. So how many hours are you currently sitting during the day? Enjoy this fascinating episode with Dr. Levine. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswnwick.com 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm PST

Are you standing up right now? Believe it or not, your chair might be slowly killing you… Joining us today is the author of the new book “Get Up,” by Dr. James Levine. According to Levine, who is the co-director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University obesity initiative and inventor of the “treadmill desk,” for every hour we spend sitting in our chairs, we lose two hours of our lives. He also believes excessive sitting is more dangerous to your health than smoking. So how many hours are you currently sitting during the day? Enjoy this fascinating episode with Dr. Levine. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswnwick.com 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm PST