WITH GUEST:  Jenny ValentishWHAT'S THE WHAT: On this episode, I talk to Jenny Valentish, journalist, editor, author and teacher. We talk about her new book, Everything Harder than Everyone Else: Why Some of Us Push Ourselves to Extremes," and how extreme fitness culture relates to other extreme behaviors, like addiction, pornography and other gonzo-style pursuits. We discuss the space between having a healthy balance and being unafraid to thrust your whole mind and body into achieving something. We also discuss the ways we, the public,  react to those achievements.  Addiction, restlessness, pride, exhilaration... it's our wild human nature and it can be traumatic if we lie to ourselves about it or healing if we approach it with honesty. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Jenny Valentish Check out Jenny's Books________________________________________________________SUPPORT THE SHOW!**Join my Patreon! Be a member of the Iron Beaver Rebel Club and get all kinds of sweet perks like Discord server access, bonus podcast content, sticker packs and more! https://www.patreon.com/ironbeaver** Head over to my merch store! Apparel and accessories are stocked!https://www.ironbeaverfitness.com/merch ** Check out my Guides to Health and Fitness! Know the fundamentals so you don't get caught in the details. https://www.amazon.com/Liz-Beaver/e/B005M66TWK**Looking for a great grocery delivery service?  Use my link to get $10 off your first order with InstaCart! https://instacart.oloiyb.net/c/2938036/1107857/7412**Starting your own podcast? Use my link to sign up for a paid plan from BuzzSprout and get a $20 Amazon Gift card! https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=754291This is an archived episode of DAM WELL BETTER. Monetization, Patreon and other advertisements no longer apply. Any link not correlated with the guest does not work. New website: https://ironbeaverfitness.wordpress.com/

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THE PODCAST WHERE WE CUT THROUGH THE HYPE AND TALK ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS, hosted by Liz Beaver of Iron Beaver Fitness. Topics vary from health, fitness, and wellness to mental health, medicine, sexuality, sports, diet, and the politics that affect our well-being. Interview guests cover a broad range of expertise within the industry as well as the activists trying to change it. If you are sick to death of fitness culture and you like salty babes serving straight-up facts, with a side of sass - you're in the right place.