Dr. Peter Percuoco

DIP Episode #7: The Stress in Our Lives


The Stress in Our Lives can sometimes Feel Overwhelming.

Today’s podcast is a conversation with Coach Joe DiStefano.  Joe is a health and wellness coach, life coach, podcaster, TEDx speaker and a modern day guru of emotional fitness.  Our conversation about stress is uplifting and fun.  I hope you enjoy.

[3:50]  Joes head injury

[6:30] Ask empowering questions and get inspiring results

[7:45]  You create stress in your mind

[9:20]  Cortisol – The stress hormone

[10:50] Controlling internal and external threats

[12:10] How stress makes us sick

[13:50] 93% of what you worry about never happens

[15:50] Prioritizing thoughts to maintain health

[17:50] Joes TED Talk

[24:55] Joe can’t watch his own TED talk

[34:50] Measuring your stress through heart rate variability.  Mindfulness, yoga, breathing have a measureable effect on your heart.

[38:20]  You make yourself sick or healthy by what you think about

[46:40] Your body keeps the score of what you are thinking

[51:40] Old traumas are hidden stressors

[56:30]  If you suffer an emotional, physical or sexual trauma, your brain may keep playing the event subconsciously and this may negatively impact your health.

[1:02:55]  Anxiety unchecked can become Panic

[1:04:50] Get to know your emotional operating system

[1:10:50] Protect the first 2 hours of your day

[1:17:00] Build the life you want to live in your mind first and your brain and body will work together to make it happen.

[1:24:00]  Joe is meandering with a purpose

[1:26:01]  I got hit by a bus

[1:29:15]  The importance of living in the moment

[1:32:40]  Learn from the masters – Children

[1:53:50] There can be no peace and happiness without pain and suffering.  No Mud No Lotus

Dr. Peter Percuoco is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and a Keynote Speaker. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Percuoco has stepped out of the clinic and onto the stage to share his message of hope and potential inspiring people to be the best that they can 



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