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Ep. 82 – Rena Haber, yogi :: Living Healthy in Mind and in Body

I was joined by my sister, Rena Haber (@renaashleywellness), for a conversation about living healthy within mind, body and soul.  We hit an array of topics, including social media effects on human psychology, spiritual introspection through yoga and meditation, how to overcome mental blocks, and the importance of loving (and knowing) oneself in order to...

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Ep. 81 – LVfromCLE and Billy Gura :: Rap Culture Alive and Well in the CLE

LVfromCLE (Lamar McKnight) is a Cleveland-based recording artist, songwriter and studio engineer. I was joined by LV and his manager, Billy Gura, for a conversation about music, culture, and influences throughout the entire Cleveland hip-hop scene. Connect with LV on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Connect with Billy on Instagram Connect with Nate on Instagram...

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Ep. 80 – Sally McRae, ultrarunner :: Blazing Life’s Beautiful Trails

Sally McRae is a Nike sponsored ultrarunner who provides coaching and training services in addition to motivational speaking and consulting.  She first began her ultrarunning journey in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since.  You can find her on YouTube in an array of ultrarunning videos, always portraying a positive ‘can do’ demeanor regardless of the...

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Ep. 79 – Recorded Phone Call from Unwanted Solicitor “Mortgage Company”

Are you sick and tired of getting dozens of phone calls from ghost solicitors trying to sell or “help” you with something every single day?  Yeah, well so am I.  This company kept calling tonight, so I decided to record them as well and see what it is they were offering.  Needless to say, it...

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Ep. 78 – Devin McCourty :: A Champion On and Off the Field

Devin McCourty is a 3X Super Bowl champion of the New England Patriots.  He joined me for a conversation about football, family and what it takes to be a success both on and off the field. Connect with Devin on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Connect with Nate on Instagram | Facebook www.natehaber.com *Please rate...

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Ep. 77 – Aaron Wilson, NFL reporter at Houston Chronicle covering the Houston Texans

Aaron Wilson is an NFL reporter for the Houston Chronicle who covers the Houston Texans. Formerly a reporter in Baltimore covering the Ravens, Aaron opens up about the loss of his wife several years ago, how that loss fueled him to improve his lifestyle, and provides details into the delicate relationship between reporter and player. ...

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Let Gratitude Lead the Way

Overcoming challenges is what life is about.  There’s not a single person on this planet who goes untouched, unscathed.  Some of us have to face hurdles while others have to face horrors.  There are levels to what we deem to be “challenges,” and, with each level, a different set of mental, physical and/or emotional tactics...

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Ep. 76 – Larry Zukerman, criminal defense attorney specializing in some of Northeast Ohio’s most high profile cases

Larry Zukerman is the managing partner at Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., one of the top defense law firms in Northeast Ohio.  For over 30 years, Larry has fought for the rights of individuals facing allegations of white collar crimes, computer/Internet crimes, murder, sexual assault, Federal narcotics crimes and many others. He often handles the...

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Ep. 75 – Rabbi Zushe Greenberg (2) :: You Were Created for a Purpose

Rabbi Zushe Greenberg returned to the podcast to share insight into life, after-life, and the duty we all have to live for today.  It was another inspirational and thought-provoking episode that I can’t wait for you to hear! Connect with Nate on Instagram | Facebook www.natehaber.com

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Ep. 74 – Amani Roberts, professional DJ and music producer :: Pursue Your Dreams for Life’s Not Guaranteed

Amani Roberts is a professional DJ, music producer and podcaster who left the corporate world to pursue his passion in music after the tragic loss of his father.  Ever since, he has created a premier DJ agency known as The Amani Experience and has produced remixes for artists such as Kehlani, Little Big Town, Niia...

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Ep. 73 – Ricky Mendez (2) and Brian Thompson :: From Stolen Happiness to Stealing Oceans: How Mental Conditioning Can Change (and Save) Your Life

Ricky Mendez is an implementational speaker and business coach who helps people better their lives through association changes and the daily practice of gratitude.  Brian Thompson is a recovered drugs and alcohol addict – turned hip-hop artist – who uses his past as the fuel behind his music as lead singer of the band, Stealing...

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Ep. 72 – Tommy Sinito and Peso :: Why Relationships Matter in Hospitality and in Music

Tommy Sinito is a restaurateur whose family owns Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar and Il Venetian.  In addition to hospitality, he now manages local R&B artist and rapper, Peso.  Both Tommy and Peso joined me for an insightful conversation about the power of their relationship, why relationships and teams matter, and how they work...

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Ep. 71 – Dr. Roy Buchinsky, University Hospitals internal medicine specialist who promotes proactive healthy living through his Words of Wellness (WOW) program

Dr. Roy Buchinsky is a family doctor specializing in internal medicine at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.  He joined me for what became a conversation in which he drops a plethora of knowledge related to health, wellness and optimal living. Connect with the podcast on Instagram | Facebook *Please rate us 5 stars and please...

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Ep. 70 – Leah Hester (2), aspiring philosopher and student at San Diego State University, provides updates on first year college life

Leah Hester returns to the podcast for her second appearance to update us on her freshman year experiences at SDSU and to provide outlook for the upcoming semester. Connect with Leah on Instagram Connect with Nate on Instagram www.natehaber.com *Please rate us 5 stars and subscribe!* *Please share!*

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Ep. 69 – Afif Ghannoum, CEO of BIOHM Health :: Follow Your Gut

Afif Ghannoum is the CEO of BIOHM Health, a revolutionizing microbiome company specializing in probiotics that not only break down and neutralize bad bacteria – but also bad fungi – within the gut.  In this episode, hear about Afif’s growing company and how re-balancing our digestive systems are critical to achieving an overall healthy lifestyle. ...

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Ep. 68 – Charlie Eisenstat, coffee entrepreneur and founder of Pour Cleveland

Charlie Eisenstat is the founder and owner of Pour Cleveland, a multi-roaster and espresso bar located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  Hear about Charlie’s professional path, leaving behind a career in law to pursue his passion in coffee. Connect with Pour Cleveland on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Connect with the Podcast on...

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Ep. 67 – Rabbi Zushe Greenberg :: Let Go, Let God

Rabbi Zushe Greenberg is an Orthodox rabbi who has amassed a significant following within the community.  He joined me for an intimate and spiritual conversation about fate and destiny to make sense of life in our forever changing world. *Please rate the podcast 5 stars and SUBSCRIBE!* www.natehaber.com  

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Ep. 66 – Brogan Azriel, figurative artist :: Finding Your Passion is Not a Science, But an Art

Brogan Azriel is a Cleveland-based artist who specializes in figurative paintings and murals that communicate emotional content woven through narratives.  In this wide-ranging episode, hear about Brogan’s journey of finding this intense passion and how her work is a product of her identity. Connect with Brogan on Instagram Connect with Nate on Instagram www.natehaber.com *Please...

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Ep. 65 – Youssef Zalal, professional MMA fighter who has sights set on the UFC

Youssef Zalal is a professional MMA fighter with a current unbeaten record of 5-0.  Hear about his path from Morocco to the United States, how MMA became a part of his life, the pain he experienced in losing his brother in an automobile accident three years ago, and how he uses that pain to fuel...

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Ep. 64 – Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, UFC light heavyweight title contender :: It Takes the Heart of a Lion to Embrace Adversity

Anthony Smith is currently the #3 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC.  In this episode, hear about his adversity-filled journey to get to where he is today, the people he holds responsible for helping him achieve success, and his outlook on his UFC future as he eyes a title shot in 2019. Connect with Anthony...

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Ep. 63 – Nate Haber :: No-Shave November and the fight against cancer

Join me in the fight against cancer and put down your razors for the month of November!  Each person who donates at least $25.00 to the cause through The Optimal Life podcast No-Shave November page will have a chance to win a $100.00 Giant Eagle gift card.  Winner will be announced the first week of...

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Ep. 62 – Eliot Sloan :: Blessid Union

Eliot Sloan is the lead singer from the band Blessid Union of Souls, whose hit single “I Believe” topped the charts at #1 in 1995.  In this episode, hear from Eliot on how his band exploded onto the scene in the 1990’s and get a peak into some of the intimate stories behind their music....

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Ep. 61 – Ryan Florio, founder of Inca Tea :: Welcome to the Good Life

Ryan Florio is the founder of Inca Tea, a brand formulated through purple corn blends containing powerful antioxidants that Ryan initially discovered in Peru.  Formed in 2014, Inca Tea has grown to over 800 locations worldwide. Connect with Inca Tea on Instagram | Facebook  Contact Ryan via email at ryan@incatea.com Connect with Nate on Instagram...

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Ep. 60 – Carl Sullivan, Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children director of state prosecutions and assistant prosecuting attorney with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office

Carl Sullivan is the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) director of state prosecutions and assistant prosecuting attorney with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Connect with ICAC on Facebook Connect with Nate on Instagram www.natehaber.com

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Ep. 59 – Nathan Orchard, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo

Nathan Orchard is a 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Eddie Bravo.  Having recently married, he moved from Portland to Seattle with his wife and is set to open 10th Planet Seattle on October 1st.  In this episode, he talks about his Jiu Jitsu journey and sheds light into the martial arts way...

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