Dustin Watten, Part One

Today on the podcast - Part One of special guest Dustin Watten! Dustin Watten (@DustinWatten and dustinwatten.com) is a Libero for the USA National Team, currently playing professionally overseas in Radom, Poland. Dusty is commonly known amongst the volleyball community as one leading a movement towards veganism. He’s actively outspoken on Instagram and on his personal blog toward this end, but this is just a small scoop in the whole container of “Nice Cream” that is Dustin Watten. Dustin truly wants to make a difference for the next generation, sharing a lot of his daily practices on either of these channels including Stoic philosophies, tips and tactics for young Liberos looking to improve their own games, and a whole lot more. It seems like every time we get together, Dustin and I end up having these incredibly insightful conversations. I learn so much from Dustin on a regular basis about appreciation and the quest for better, and this time was certainly no different. As will be a theme throughout the show, he shows why he’s a great mentor of mine as not only a seasoned veteran presence on the national team, but someone who walks his talk in all aspects outside of volleyball life. 

Part 1 of Dustin and I’s conversation ranges from a breadth of topics including:

  • What he’s been reading, most notably within the field of stoicism, and how those reading choices have helped him along the way in his professional career.
  • Dustin’s humble beginnings on the mean streets and sands of Long Beach as yet another late-comer into the world of volleyball who has found his stride and made it to the professional level.
  • His foundation of creativity and experimentation when starting with volleyball at his house and on the beach, leading him to be able to handle all obstacles thrown in his path in his volleyball journey.
  • His daily practices which include his “List” of daily actionables and accountabilities.
  • His original inspiration and vision as to why he chose to become a vegan athlete, and how he has found strength and growth in his particular nutritional path since that conversion.
  • What his life as a vegan athlete living in Europe has been like, how his diet adapts for road matches, and what kind of opportunities he was working with in France and now in Poland.
  • And a whole lot more. Whip out that notebook!

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

Sound Bite 1: Perfectionism, Take a Breath, Grounding, & More.

On this week's show, I introduce the first of many "Sound Bites", a shorter-form style of episode featuring a few different segments including:

- Main Topic of the Week: Perfectionism

- Actionable Tip of The Week: One or two deep breaths before every meal or snack.

- Crazy-Awesome Health Nugget of the Week: Grounding and its huge effects on blood thinning. 

- Quote of the Week: "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." - Rosa Parks

- Listener emails or questions of the week.

- Bowl of the Week:

- Egg-Kale-Onion Scramble with sauerkraut and avocado on top. Coconut-oiled out. Yum.


Austin Einhorn

Today on the podcast - special guest Austin Einhorn!

Austin is one of my favorite people on planet Earth. He has become a great mentor and friend for me as well as his serving as my movement coach, in a more official sense. Austin and his performance business, Apiros Performance, are working almost non stop in trying to redefine athletes’ limits - and not just the ones that he works with in his gym in Santa Cruz, California. Austin has a wealth of knowledge in so many different backgrounds that one podcast hour is definitely not doing him and his ideas justice (be on the lookout for more conversations including him in the coming months on the show). His bowl is definitely full, so to speak. So, if you’re a fan of people who could be classified as “students of the game”, you’re going to want to listen to this podcast. 

Austin and I get into much good stuff, including:

  • What his thoughts are on “higher education” institutions.
  • His experiences as a volleyball player at the collegiate level.
  • His transition in fueling for performance and experimentation from college meal plans to now following the ketogenic diet.
  • Training philosophies in the volleyball community, with regards to amount of training, etc. 
  • His mission and objective at Apiros, and what types of people he tends to work with and want to work with
  • His daily practices with regards to eating habits, specifically mentioning the importance of probiotics and prebiotics.
  • His brand new arm swing progression video series, available at vimeo.com/ondemand/apirosvb for purchase and download. 
  • “Transition” and its important role in the scheme of a young person’s life, especially that of the athlete figuring out his or her place in the world.
  • So much more.

You can connect with Austin on social media here:

Web: www.apiros.team

Instagram: @apiros.team

Twitter: @AustinEinhorn

Episode 1: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself!

In this area, you'll find the show notes of every episode. Sometimes I'll give you just about word-for-word transcription, other times I'll just give you the general gist of the episode. 

Episode 1 is a total introduction to the podcast, what my whole idea with this thing is, and how I can start to learn, along with you, to tailor our desires of the show towards one another. Some of the things I touch on in this episode include:

- An introduction to the concept, the muse, the idea that became and is Bowlful of Soul

- An introduction to myself, if you have zero clue as to who I am or what I'm doing seemingly talking at you for no reason. OR maybe you do have an idea as to who I am but want to get to know me better through this specific avenue. Either way, I talk about me and my story a little bit.

- I talk about healthy eating/nutrition as a concept in general.

- I talk about the connection that is our mind, body, and soul and how it relates to food and information. 

- I tell you about the life of a pescatarian and how that has had an impact since I made the change about 5 months ago. 

- I give you some of the goals of the podcast, with regards to its format, its ideal guests, its purpose, and even what it's been inspired by. 

Lastly, I want to thank you again for listening. I hope you've already subscribed, rated, and reviewed this sucker. If not, THERE'S STILL TIME AHHH!

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