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EP213: Making Sense and Meaning Out of Life with Jade Teta

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I love this interview so much. It was part catch up, part exploration, part jam session with an old friend, Jade Teta. The common threads throughout each topic we covered were making sense and meaning out of ourselves, life, and the world. Jade shared why he hates the term “vulnerability” for men, and what he finds helpful instead. We talked about openness, flexibility, and perspectives on spirituality and power. He also shared some sage advice he received from his mom during a time of great suffering in his life, how he constructed his personal honor code, and the importance of creating a legacy. It was so so good. You might want to listen to it more than once. xo, E

About Jade Teta:

Dr. Jade Teta is an integrative physician, author and sought after expert in the realm of metabolism and self-development. He spent the last 25 years immersed in the study of strength and conditioning, hormonal metabolism and the psychology of change and success. He is the founder and creator of the international health and fitness company, Metabolic Effect, and the author of several books including the best sellers, Metabolic Effect Diet and Metabolic Aftershock. He has also contributed both, the exercise and sports nutrition chapters, to The Textbook Of Natural Medicine.

In this episode, Jade shares:

1. Social MVPs
2. Living your way into the answers
3. The relationship between longing, yearning, and desire

What You’ll Hear:
5:33 On vulnerability and emotional openness + not going to one person for everything
18:02 Different ways of finding and defining spirituality + making sense of things
27:40 How yearning drives us + constructing your own honor code
35:19 Legacy, ripple effects, and the idea of sharing things
46:30 Perspectives on having children and cultural pushback
55:25 A definition for power

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EP213: Making Sense and Meaning Out of Life with Jade Teta
  • Jessica Diana

    I typically have a difficult time listening to the podcasts when your guest is male. Not by any fault of your own, but I find I relate to those podcasts the least. I usually give them a chance and listen to the first few minutes and then move on to another podcast. However I really enjoyed this interview with Jade. His thoughts on vulnerability from a man’s perspective were really really interesting. I also really enjoyed the discussions on holding space for loved ones, different types of friendships, legacy, creating, and not wanting to have children. I often find men’s perspectives quite triggering but I found his views easier to receive and understand.

  • Lisa

    Great podcast. For the most part I agree with his views. There was a great deal that you talked about that I agree with. I found myself saying, “Yea! I agree with that!” Very insightful. I 100% agree with Jade’s viewpoint on legacy. I have even spoke about that with my husband and I do think about it a lot. I also do not think that having children defines a person. When someone tells me that they do not want to have child, my response is, “Then don’t. Children aren’t for everyone. If you don’t want children, simply don’t have them. Who cares what everyone else thinks or says. They won’t be responsible for them, you would.” It isn’t necessarily because you don’t like children or don’t want to be around them, everyone has a different reason. It pisses me off when other people try to talk someone into having children. Why do people feel the need to discount someone because they don’t have or want children. On the other hand it pisses me off when a couple decide to have children and one of them wants to stay home and raise the children, that they get shamed in doing so. If your partner makes enough and you can raise your children at home, go for it. THOSE are your life choices in either scenario and not society’s. It was a GREAT discussion.