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THIS is Making People Sick.

hate_my_jobby Sean Croxton

Some people don’t like it when I talk about this.

Maybe it pushes them too far out of their comfort zone — just a bit too much reality from the podcast guy, I guess.

But this needs to be said.

When I was a diet and lifestyle coach, my job was to look for and find the root cause(s) of health conditions — digestive problems, low libido, poor memory and brain fog, weight gain, you name it.

Working one-on-one with real people for several years, a practitioner begins to see patterns, or common denominators, amongst his clients.

Of course there are the more obvious trends — eating the wrong foods and not making the time for exercise.

Yet the trend that showed up repeatedly was a pervasive sense of apathy for how my clients earned their livings.

In other words, they hated their jobs.

In fact, many barely knew their own children due to their jam-packed schedules. Intimate relationships were falling apart. Debt was rising. To earn more, they had to work more.

And it was making them sick.

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Podcast 231: Pain is Temporary. Quitting Lasts Forever.

istock_000002368152-don2527t-quit-665x442by Allyson Drosten-Brooks

Underground Wellness has come a LONG way since I first started here.

Things were rocky at times, with Sean even shutting down all social media and his YouTube channel. But he changed his mind and stuck it out. And I can say for certain, he’s never been happier.

One of the key components of his success is value, something that everyone should assess in their lives. Do you value yourself? Are you creating value for others?

To be successful in the business of helping others, or what Sean calls “help mastery”, the answers to both of those questions should be an emphatic YES.

But if they’re not, our friend Cynthia Pasquella is coming to your rescue — to help you live the life you deserve to live.

Because if you have a message to share that can change lives, but you’re not sharing it for whatever reason (fear, “not knowing enough”, lack of time, etc.) then you are doing a disservice to those who need you most.

To help you overcome the inertia of fear and uncertainty, Cynthia has put together a FREE video series to help get your rear in gear — in other words, to transform your mindset, relationships, health, and finances.

In this week’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio, she reveals her 3 Simple Secrets To Transform Your Body and Life, Help Others Do The Same, and Finally Experience Financial Freedom – Without Struggle or Compromise.

So if you’re in that place of “feeling stuck”, I highly encourage you to check this out.

Find your value. It’s there, I promise.

Click the player below to listen to the entire interview.

Or, click HERE to read my notes!

Listen to internet radio with Underground Wellness on Blog Talk Radio

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Podcast 228: How to Upgrade Your Memory…Kwikly!

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 12.37.09 AMby Sean Croxton

What if you could remember and recite a list of twenty random words immediately after hearing them?

Not just the words themselves, but you can recall them in exact order — 1 through 20.

And that’s not all….

The words are given to you out of order!

For example, 10 is thyroid, 2 is turmeric, 15 is liver, 17 is autoimmunity, and so on.

Would be pretty cool, huh?

If I had to guess, I’d say that you highly doubt you could pull something like this off.

But what if I were to tell you that you can learn how to do it in just 10-15 minutes? You’ll even do it backwards. No kidding!

Imagine how much more information you’d be able to retain if you actually…well, learned how to learn.

Last night on Underground Wellness Radio, our friend Jim Kwik stopped by to share a handful of effective and useful strategies for upgrading your memory — the sun list, the vowel technique, and the hook method.

Gosh, I wish I would have learned this stuff back in grade school…

It would have made life so much easier.

But hey, it’s never to late to learn how to learn.

Click the player below to listen to the entire episode/lesson. Be sure to have a pen and paper handy!

Listen to internet radio with Underground Wellness on Blog Talk Radio

Links To Stuff Mentioned In This Episode

UW Radio: How to Double Your Brainpower (Jim’s previous appearance)
FREE Brain Training Mini-Series
The Kwik System Crash Course

Enjoy the show!


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Lessons from a Long Staycation.

Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 4.58.40 PMby Sean Croxton

Marathons were never my thing.

This body of mine wasn’t built to withstand prolonged bouts of enduring physical or mental activity.

At some point I break down, literally crushed by yet another attempt to go against the very nature of who I am.

Such was the case during the final week of our SexyBack Summit festivities — Webinar Week, we called it.

I won’t solicit your sympathy with untold stories of the behind-the-scenes madness that accompanies a 3-week online event launch. Though, I can honestly say that I have a newfound sense of compassion for entertainers who cancel appearances due to “exhaustion”.

That sh*t is real, y’all.

Note to self: Hire a customer service team for all future online events, and nix the whole Webinar Week idea. You live, you learn.

Once SexyBack ended and I finished my Dark Side of Fat Loss presentation at Saint Mary’s College the following week, I submerged myself into what I hoped would be two weeks (it turned out to be a month) of nothingness.

I woke up without an alarm, saw just about every summer movie worth seeing, rented jet skis, went to the county fair, rediscovered Hulu and Netflix, read novels that had nothing to do with health, and uncovered this really awesome thing called EDM, or electronic dance music.

Glow sticks, anyone?

Apparently the plan was to completely remove myself from all things Underground Wellness and allow my evidently drained batteries to recharge to full power. Yet my mind always seemed to drift back to this blog, my vacationing brain endlessly peppered by a single unavoidable question:

What the heck are you doing here?

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail.

why-new-years-weight-loss-resolutions-failby Sean Croxton

How’d it go?

Around this time last year, you were likely mentally preparing yourself for the big day.

You know, the day when you’d turn over a new leaf and set forth on a journey to achieve the body, finances, and life you know you deserve.

So again, how did it go?

My hope is that you have used these past 354 days to become the healthiest, wealthiest, and most adventurous version of yourself — that your leaf has remained turned over.

But that’s not always the case.

According to, only 8-percent of us actually succeed in achieving our resolutions for the new year.

That’s pathetic.

When I see a statistic like that, my brain starts pondering what those 8-percent are doing that the other 92-percent are not.

In my experience, I find that successful goal-setters are those who set goals that are in alignment with what they value in life.