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Wild Habits with Tara Mackey

Tara Mackey, author of WILD Habits, talks about growing up with an addict, and how she got hooked on prescription drugs before giving them up cold turkey. And host Keith McArthur speaks with fitness contributor Kathleen Trotter about exercise without equipment.

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Episode 39 Show Notes

[00:00] Welcome and Intro

  • Keith shares a funny story from Podcast Movement

[4:14] Featured interview with Tara Mackay

Tara Mackey is author of WILD Habits: Unlock Your Mind, Improve Your Health, and Release Your True Power. Tara lives in San Diego. She is an author, singer, speaker, and entrepreneur behind organic skin care brand Genetix.

In this conversation, Keith and Tara discuss:

  • Tara talks about her childhood growing up with a mother who was an alcoholic and drug addict [5:38]
  • Tara attempts suicide and decides to quit her meds cold turkey [10:16}
  • Tara explains what are WILD Habits [15:19]
  • Tara’s number one tip for healthy eating [16:59]

[18:57] Tara’s Instruction Manual

1. What are the habits you maintain every day to stay happy and healthy? [19:18]

  • Take a walk
  • Read
  • Spend time with her dogs

 2. What personal development book do you recommend? [19:33]

  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
    • “It was the first book that really got me off my ass and made me realize that miracles in everyday life are possible.”

3. Favorite personal mantra / inspirational quote [20:10] 

  • “Stay Open”

4. What’s your one guilty pleasure? [20:59]

  • Binge watching The Handmaid’s Tale

5. When your time comes, how do you want to be remembered? [21:37]

  • “I want to be remembered for giving people hope.”

[22:50] Where to find Tara

[23;24] Fitness contributor Kathleen Trotter on Exercising without equipment

Kathleen Trotter is author of Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit

In this conversation, Keith and Kathleen discuss:

  • Best exercises without equipment including squats, step ups and lunges [24:25]
  • Finding ways to do back-of-body exercise without equipment is challenging but super important [27:52]
  • Make the workout time-based [28:40]
  • Where to find Kathleen [30:37]

[30:32] Closing words

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