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“Everything in your life is happening for you, instead of happening to you.”
Today me + @SriMati crack wide open, get super vulnerable, and share the hard-fought journey from there to here. This is a conversation about the power of owning your story as a vehicle to better connect with yourself and others. To cultivate community. And ultimately bring all of us closer.
Excerpted from a live session we conducted during our recent retreat in Italy — including audience Q&A — I sincerely hope you enjoy the listen wherever and however you enjoy fine podcasts. As always, clickable link in bio.
✌🏼🌱 - Rich
📷 @leia_vita

The resistance to maintaining a childlike nature increases in lockstep with time. It becomes harder to hold on to - and embrace - the awe and wonder that defines youth. Kids don’t have this problem. They are here to constantly remind us what is most essential. So resist the resistance. Search the recesses of memory to recapture and reconnect with that which moved you as child. Kindle that. And watch your world come alive in technicolor. I say this as a reminder to myself. Because with age and the pressures of adulthood I forget. I default to ‘serious’ matters. I get lost in the meaningless details. And put space between myself and what is most beautiful about just being alive.
Have an awesome day everyone. ✌🏼🌱 - Rich
PS love you @parrotcookie

An actor, musician and rapper redefining Hollywood leading man stereotypes, @UTKtheINC is best known for his performances in television and movies like Pitch Perfect, Barbershop, The Mindy Project and White Famous. * * * * *
But it was being let go from the role of a lifetime — Aaron Burr in Hamilton — that forced Utkarsh to change his perspective, grow up, and become the amazing and selfless performer he is today — a young man in the prime of his creative flow. * * * * *
Today he shares his story. * * * * *
This is a conversation about what it means to cultivate a creative life. It's about confronting racial stereotypes. And it's a frank exchange about battling and overcoming an addiction that nearly destroyed a young life and a promising career before it barely even began. * * * * *
Raw and unedited, Utkarsh's tale is powerful, certain to both move and inspire. My hope is that you see in him what I see -- the power of true sobriety to shape a person into that which they were always meant to be.
Clickable link in bio, available wherever you enjoy podcasts and viewable at
✌🏼🌱 - Rich

Bob Roth @meditationbob is a meditation Jedi who counts everyone from Jim Carrey to Oprah as students. But he’d much rather talk about his work as executive director of the @davidlynchfoundation, where he has helped introduce meditation to 500k underprivileged youth, veterans with PTSD and female survivors of domestic abuse. This is his story - a primer on the transformative power of meditation. Full episode available wherever you listen to podcasts and viewable at
✌🏼🌱 -Rich

Young @alexbanayan wanted to learn what college couldn’t teach him. On a quest to understand how the world’s most successful people launched their careers, at just 19 he set about tracking them down - everyone from Bill Gates to Maya Angelou. Along the way, he discovered much - including certain consistent things they all did - that we can apply in our own lives. 7 years later he compiled his discoveries in a book called ‘The Third Door’. This is his story.
Excerpted here is what he learned about writing from the great @callfussman, one of the world’s best interviewers.
Full episode available everywhere you enjoy podcasts and on YouTube at


Already missing our Italy tribe 🇮🇹✌🏼🌱
📷 @leia_vita

REMEMBER TOMORROW. Wisdom from my man @jesseitzler - entrepreneur, philanthropist, ultra runner, adventurer, NYT bestselling author and overall awesome dude. This week’s #RRP is all about building a life resume, why happiness is an action & what it means to keep growing. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I loved having it. Available wherever you listen to podcasts and on YouTube at
✌🏼🌱 -Rich

Arrivederci Venezia 🇮🇹 After wrapping another Plantpower retreat in Tuscany, @SriMati and I spent a few extraordinary days in Venice - an experience that left me so grateful and frankly stunned that this is my life. But it didn’t come easy. It wasn’t overnight. As I was boarding our flight home last night, I noticed someone tweeted an old blog post I wrote 8 years ago back in 2010. I decided to read it for the first time since I wrote it, which brought a flood of emotions. Entitled “Man Up”, it chronicles a very rough and confusing time — what Julie calls our ‘dismantling’ — in which I was confronted with choosing fear or faith. The rational, well trodden, socially approved path or the less travelled unknown. It was the hardest decision of my life - a test far more rigorous than any ultra I have raced. But, to echo Frost, that decision has made all the difference. If you are struggling with your life trajectory, perhaps this post might be helpful. Click the link in my bio to have a look. Oh, and thanksto the talented @kurtarrigo for the awesome📷
✌🏼🌱 - Rich

It’s so easy to take for granted the liberties I enjoy. I didn’t serve in the military. And I haven’t lost a loved one who did. But I benefit from the sacrifice of countless. To better understand the men and women who give selflessly, last month I took the opportunity to visit Ft. Irwin, a Rhode Island-sized Army base in Mojave desert. Under the wing of Army Special Forces Colonel & Stanford Univ. Senior Military Fellow Seth Krummrich (pictured here), I spent the day really getting to know the soldiers. I heard their stories. And I left with a greater appreciation for the people beyond the uniforms. It’s a day I won’t soon forget. A day that re-framed my sense of what it means to serve. Thanks to @jessealbert14 for inviting me. * * * *
Today I find myself reflecting back on that experience. Honoring those we’ve lost. And experiencing gratitude for all that I have. Happy Memorial Day everybody.

PS - for more on this adventure check my saved Instagram story on my profile page.

Ask and ye shall receive. By popular demand, I give you the first edition of GURU CORNER — an intimate fireside with my friend, mentor & overall gift to humanity @gurusinghyogi.
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A master spiritual teacher, author, and musician, for the past 40 years Guru Singh has been studying and teaching Kundalini Yoga, lecturing worldwide and serving as a behind-the-scenes guide to Fortune 500 CEOs, athletes, artists and various luminaries, Tony Robbins included.
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The first in what I anticipate will be a regular series on all things spiritual and mystical. today we zero in on compassion and discernment. It’s an exploration of the nature of violence. A deep dive into what drives psychic and emotional pain. A sermon on the importance of setting healthy boundaries. And a master class on the power of group consciousness to drive cultural change.
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For the full blog and episode click the link in my bio. The entire video version is also available on YouTube at And if you are enjoying the visual rendition of my podcasts it would mean a lot of you hit that subscribe button. You can also configure your notifications to be alerted when I post a new video.
Enjoy the discussion!
✌🏼🌱 - Rich
PS - I’m in Venice (Italy!) enjoying a little r&r post retreat. But more on that later...

We ran trails at dawn. We drank tea in silence. We dined on the finest. We cried a little and laughed a lot. We worked hard but played harder. Along the way, all our lives were forever transformed.
My heart is full as we close the books on another mind-blowing retreat in the Tuscan countryside. ✌🏼🌱 - Rich
PS - check my IG Story while it’s still up
PPS - more thoughts and images to follow
PPPS - for those who attended chime in so I can tag you (I don’t know everyone’s IG)

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