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Jun 24, 2020

Today we welcome back John Perkins to the podcast. If you are new to John, he is the author of the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He has written and spoken extensively on the global economy, American imperialism, and the so-called “death economy”.

However, there is another fascinating side to John. He has studied shamanism for decades, dating back to the late 1960s during his time in the Peace Corps in Ecuador. John is also the founder and a board member of both Dream Change and the Pachamama Alliance, both of which are organisations dedicated to establishing a world that future generations will want to inherit.

John’s latest book is called Touching the Jaguar – Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World. This is a book in which John combines his background in the global economy with his experience in shamanism, healing, and indigenous wisdom. Here at All Things Risk we strongly believe in the power of combining domains of knowledge and expertise and John provides that.

This is a conversation that is inspiring – with the authentic, grounded and wise type of inspiration we so desperately need given where things seem to be going in the world. In it, we discuss John’s background as an “economic hit man”, shamanism, ayahuasca, but the bulk of it focuses on fear and perception. This is what the “touching the Jaguar” metaphor is about. John also describes and exercise we can all do to help us make change happen. Enjoy!

Show notes:

John’s website

Touching the Jaguar – Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World

Dream Change

The Pachamama Alliance

Ayahuasca

B Corporation

The Green New Deal

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

Ep 51 with John Perkins

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Jun 12, 2020

Our latest update with Daniel Wagner on Covid19 and the geopolitical state of the world focuses on what’s been happening in the USA with the race-related protests and riots, the latest on Covid19, what has been happening between the USA and China and lots more.

Show notes:

Daniel’s latest book – The America-China Divide: The Race to Control the World in Amazon and in Amazon’s UK site

Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/countryriskmgmt

Daniel’s company, Country Risk Solutions: http://countryrisksolutions.com/

Daniel’s other recent books:

China Vision on Amazon’s US site

China Vision on Amazon’s UK site

AI Supremacy

Virtual Terror

NPR Podcast – “American Police”

Daniel’s latest  article on the US presidential election

“Wolf Warrior” diplomats and China’s ambitions

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

Ep. 91 with Daniel and Keith Furst and Ep 132Ep 129,  Ep 124Ep 119 Ep 102 Ep 98  Ep 69,  Ep 57Ep 17 and Ep 10 with Daniel Wagner

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Jun 8, 2020

Today’s episode in many ways is about resilience. There is an awful lot happening right now. We have a global pandemic of course, there are riots happening the USA following the murder of George Floyd – and protests around the world because of that event, a global economic recession, not to mention all the other stuff happening before all of this.

There is plenty of risk and uncertainty out there (and let’s not forget, opportunity). On top of that, we are all dealing with whatever personal stuff we have going on because well, we are all human. As a result, we need to think about resilience, and that means, getting back to basics – the breath.

That may sound strange. However, most people don’t know how to breathe properly. When we don’t breathe well, it increases stress, reduces resilience, and our overall quality of life. My guest today is Patrick McKeown. Patrick is a world-renowned author and breathing practitioner. His book, The Oxygen Advantage, is based on years of scientific research.

Patrick tailors his breathing exercises for anyone looking to improve their health, fitness, and sports performance. He works with professional and Olympic athletes. We was recently made a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK for his contribution to and understanding of breathing.

His message is simple – how we breathe at rest and exercise affects our health, including our mental health and our performance. That means nasal breathing and as you will hear, light breathing. And this also means nasal breathing throughout the day – sleeping, exercise, work and rest.

Patrick shares a ton of fascinating stuff about the breath, including:

  • Why most of us don’t breathe properly and what we can do about that;
  • The benefits of nasal breathing;
  • Breathing and anxiety and depression;
  • Why taking so-called ‘deep breaths’ is bad advice;
  • Exercises we can do to test and improve our breathing;
  • Comparisons between what Patrick does and the Wim Hof technique;
  • Tons more!

Show notes:

Patrick McKeown

The Oxygen Advantage

Patrick’s YouTube Channel

Links to the studies mentioned by Patrick

2 tests you can do – The Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) and The Maximum Breathlessness Test

Oura rings

The Vagus Nerve

Parasympathetic nervous system

The Bohr Effect

Stanford Medical School study on breathing and tranquillity

The Wim Hof method

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