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Jason Coates- CEO and founder of Join us Around the World 

 This week we feature a conversation with Mr. Jason Coates, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Join Us Around The World. We discuss how a book changed his outlook and sent him on a mission to see the world. How his journey across over 20 countries allowed him the unique opportunity to start a global business. How this business turned into a huge humanitarian effort to support impoverished nations and people around the world.

We walk through his journey from the Philippines, Hatti and most recently Nepal. As his team provides people the tools & training which to instal and produce clean sustainable water. His teams efforts will provide over 480 million gallons of clean water to tens of thousands of people.  

Read This: Be sure to listen to the end of the podcast. Join Us Around The World is going to cover the costs for one of our listeners to get a FREE PASSPORT. If you have a dream of seeing the world, and giving back  – this is an episode that will inspire you. 

Contest Details:

Join Us Around the World is awarding one of our listeners with a FREE passport.
This is an amazing opportunity for one of our listeners to take action on global travel.
The call to action is to get out, find someplace abroad that you would like visit, and go.
Contest Rules: 
Complete your post no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time, Friday June 26th 2015. * Yes that is one minute before midnight on Sunday 🙂

You must be 18 years of age or older, void where prohibited, any taxes are your responsibility, no fictitious spam robots, unicorns or cylclops….unless you are all three. Then we just want to come have a beer with you. The team will announce the winner by June 30th.

Familiarize yourself with the Passport website and what the rules are as we cannot control that aspect of this contest.

Join Us Around The World


Nepal Earthquake 2015 – Join Us Around The World Documentary 

STATS: Every person in the world should have access to clean water
  1. 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet. 750 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases.
  2. Every minute a child dies from a water-related disease.*
  3. Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school. *
  4. Only 6% of international aid went towards investments in water and sanitation in 2011 *
  5. Join Us Around The World has provided the tools that will produce over 480 million gallons of clean water to people in the Philippines, Hatti and Nepal.
  6. Every person can make a difference

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Spotify Made Running Easier

Let me clear – I am not a runner, nor have I ever been. As a matter of fact, it is not something that I enjoy doing. That being said we are 2 weeks out from one of my favorite races. It sounds like a joke, but maybe it’s just a bit sadistic. We are competing in the World Famous Mud Run and Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

As part of my training I am in the gym 5-6 days a week working to have the best endurance of the race series yet. This is our 8th year and I want to have a good showing. Part of this training consists of 3-5 miles of running a day on short runs and 10-12 miles on a long run. There are only two things that get me through that time.


2. Podcasts

Spotify has just release a killer new feature that combines music recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists and original running compositions written by some of the world’s foremost DJs and composers – all tuned to your tempo and seamlessly transitioned to ensure you’ll never miss a beat.

Start running and Spotify will detect your tempo, matching the perfect music in time to your step – making you a harder, better, faster, stronger runner.” Source 

It doesn’t make it easier, but it makes things more enjoyable.

Cheers and happy running!

The Healthy Primate

People Changing the World

What do a Humanitarian, NY Times Best Selling Author & Hall of Fame Chef have in common? Aside from all being kick ass human beings – They are all being featured on The Healthy Primate Podcast series over the next 4 weeks. 

It is always such a motivating and humbling experience to hear peoples story. We all have a story. We all started somewhere. We have all experienced failure, heart break and success in some way. To hear the journeys and how the each are changing the world is one of the most inspiring things I have ever been part of. I hope as you listen to these amazing people you feel the same way.

A ton goes into putting these together and we can’t wait to share them with you! It feels like Christmas when the final edits are in my cue, just waiting to be released.

We want to keep things under wraps until the release to build anticipation. Our guests collectively hold some of the following accolades:

  • Started a global humanitarian program where he has personally provided tools that will generate over 480 million gallons of clean water to indigenous people in some of the harsher climates on the planet
  • Built a crowd fund campaign to raise awareness and generate clean water and medical supplies for tens of thousands of people
  • Has run over 30 ultra marathons including Western States 100 and is a finisher of the Angeles Crest 100-mile endurance run
  • Featured in the some of the worlds leading news outlets. Competitor Magazine, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Tim Ferriss’ New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Body, Men’s Running UK, LA Sport & Fitness, Muscle & Performance Magazine, and Rivera Magazine
  • Trained some of the worlds top Cross Fit competitors
  • Voted Chef of the Year
  • Inducted into the Culinary Hall Fame in one of the most competitive markets in the United States
  • Was in a 90’s hair band
  • Surfs with Laird Hamilton
  • Travels with a pillow case

We are deep into edits – please be patient as the creative trolls sit in the dark and work magic!

Thank you as always for your love, support and motivation in doing this project.


The Healthy Primate

Healthly Options to Reduce Stress – A Discussion

I recently polled our newsletter subscribers and asked them one question.

“What is one thing that interests you about stress reduction?”

Hundreds of people responded with a very similar answer.

“What are the healthy options to help reduce stress?”

That is a really dynamic question to answer and can be sliced into a few categories. When you Google “how do I reduce stress?” over 29 million results come up. There are lots of opinions on what people think will work. You would think the answer is relatively easy. For sure someone has figured it out right?

A few of the top things that came up as dove into the options.

  • Mediate
  • Breathe Deeply
  • Slow Down
  • Laugh
  • Music
  • Exercise
  • Drink Tea
  • Be Grateful
  • Sleep
  • Medicate

When you break down the science of our bodies, you have to understand what chemicals actually cause stress. I will cover that in a separate post. But why do some of us deal with stress different than others?

For example in the 8 years that I have been married, I don’t think I have ever seen my mother in law upset. This is in 6 hour car rides to California with 4 kids. This is working as a teacher putting in long hours and still making dinner when she comes home. This is calmly asking my 3 year old son Noah to stop throwing the toys at his sister. Me on the other hand have had to catch myself from diving out the window of a moving car to avoid losing it.

I would love to hear some of your thoughts on dealing with stress and what you have found to be successful. If you are not into yoga, meditating or working out – what can you do? The numbers will say that 80% of Americans don’t participate in the previous mentioned activities. So how do most cope?

Medication, alcohol, drugs, food, indulgence.

We are going to break down the science of how your body produces stress, ways to curb the stimulant and with healthy activity actually getting into amazing mental shape. I have become a human guinea pig over the past 60 days, keeping a journal my progress in the day and evening. I have felt more focused and less edgy than in years remembered.

Let’s not get it twisted; there is no magic pill that will solve things. Just a few options to assist in controlling what gets produced when stress is created.

I am a pretty passionate dude, who still feels a bit edgy. Not sure that will ever change.

But hey that is who I am – and that’s ok with me.