Chocolate Croissants
Breathing, Meditation, and Hope with Jeff Holcomb

Breathing, Meditation, and Hope with Jeff Holcomb

April 3, 2020

We welcome back world-class friend and lighting designer, Jeff Holcomb! Jeff shares his daily morning rituals that help mitgate anxiety and sets his day up for success. We continue exploring the healing potential of breathing from personal experiences. Matt shares a Dunkin' story that allows us to investigate our body's stress (fight or flight) response from cognitive, emotional, and biological perspectives. The concept of hope is introduced and given the attention it deserves.

Apologies for it sounding like everyone but Matt was recording from a spaceship. Joe Hamilton was not present to save us in the moment. We felt this conversation was helpful for us personally and believe it may be helpful for you. Also, respect to Jeff for reminding us to light from behind the camera!

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Finding The Opportunities In This

Finding The Opportunities In This

March 28, 2020

It's Week 2 of Quarantine Season! We welcome back Joe Hamilton from the comfort of his organized desk in Keynsham, UK. Our Facebook community gave us the questions that guided our conversations. We look for the opportunities to improve ourselves during this time of relative isolation, discuss the importance of developing a breathing practice, being mindful about our news and information intake, the possibilities of VR, and Joe gives his Toy Story 4 review (Spoiler: he cried).

We want to connect with you! Join our private, supportive Facebook group full of creatives from around the world: facebook.com/groups/chocolatecroissants or search "Chocolate Croissants" in Groups.

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@joe_ggd

Episode 58: We’re Back, And Socially Distanced

Episode 58: We’re Back, And Socially Distanced

March 20, 2020

It's been a minute. Or like a year...and a few things have changed since the last time we recorded. But we're in this together. Join us as we chat from the safety of our individual homes. Simply, two brothers and a good friend processing what the fuck is happening in real time. We cover mental health, information intake, productivity, social support, and frozen pizza. We got this!

We want to connect with you! Join our private, supportive Facebook group full of creatives from around the world: facebook.com/groups/chocolatecroissants or search "Chocolate Croissants" in Groups.

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@justinblakegoodman

Audio assist by good human:
Joe Hamilton - @joe_ggd

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Episode 57: 2018 Reunion

Episode 57: 2018 Reunion

December 25, 2018

Holy shit...we back! This isn't like every other "year in review" podcast out there...mostly because it's 3 secular Jews catching up on a Wednesday while on Facebook Live for an episode that drops on Christmas. We chat all the reasons we haven't been podcasting week to week and the vision moving forward. Simply, it's 3 friends catching up as Chocolate Croissants was intended to be. We talk about Kevin the Bunny, Kevin the Drummer, and Matt's wedding. We reference Periphery, Onnit, Ring of Honor, Raindeer, Alexei, and completely avoid cryptocurrency and Tiny Toon Adventures. <3

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Official Sponsor: RØDE Microphones

Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

Episode 55 w. Daniel Barreda (Army Veteran) Re-Air

Episode 55 w. Daniel Barreda (Army Veteran) Re-Air

April 22, 2018

This is a re-air of Episode 20 from August 2017, one of our most well received and emotional episodes to date with a new Intro and Outro.

This was one emotional episode by one amazing gentleman. Daniel joined us in the CCCompound to share his incredible story. He had a unique childhood, served over a year in Iraq, lost use of his left arm in a motorcycle accident, developed an opiate addiction in his physical therapy which led to heroin use, and gained significant weight in drug rehab...but now is healthy and in school to become a Registered Dietician. Dude is inspirational as fuck and articulate to boot. He could be "all time" as a motivational figure if he wants, and it's our honor to offer our platform to Daniel to share his story for the first time!

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Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

Episode 54 w. Adam Janzi (Vola Drummer)

Episode 54 w. Adam Janzi (Vola Drummer)

April 15, 2018

Adam Janzi is a young drummer from Sweden. He’s been a student of Matt’s for years and in this episode he shares information about himself and his journey which proves he is wise beyond his years. He struggled with severe social anxiety, physical ailments, and the loss of his father, but that hasn’t stopped him from reaching for his dreams as a drummer, performer, and man with a drive that pushes beyond any and all of his fears. Enjoy this episode, as there is a lot to learn about perseverance and believing in one’s self.

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Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

Episode 53: The Anniversary

Episode 53: The Anniversary

April 8, 2018

We have officially begun year two of Chocolate Croissants!

The difference between now and last year is the thousands of friends we've formed community with all over the world.

We're very grateful and inspired, and spent this entire episode sharing the feedback offered from those in the Facebook group. Thanks for being here.

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Official Sponsor: RØDE Microphones

Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

Episode 52 w. James Musselwhite (Portrait Of A Wrestler)

Episode 52 w. James Musselwhite (Portrait Of A Wrestler)

April 1, 2018

James Musselwhite knew photography was his thing as a kid. With persistence, a program was even created for him in school and he developed his craft in isolation. But through determination, a long-term mindset, and events that led him to go all in, James now finds community all over the world as he documents the biggest events in pro wrestling.

In an episode that brings the first year of Chocolate Croissants to a close, James chats with Jordan from over in the UK! He talks about the moments he knew photography and pro wrestling were for him. He then goes on to tell his story that includes numerous jobs, breaking into photography with an intense political escapade, learning how to build a business working with families, surviving cancer, and ultimately creating a path into the niche world of pro wrestling.

James is the complete package...smart, articulate, kind, and professional. He does us all a favor by sharing his story that we're confident will inspire, no matter your interests. There's no one we'd rather have close out our inaugural year of CC!

Connect with James on: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

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Official Sponsor: RØDE Microphones

Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com) *Special THANKS to Joe for his consistent contributions and friendship!

 

Episode 51 w. Eric Koenreich (Fitness Coach & Family Food Dude)

Episode 51 w. Eric Koenreich (Fitness Coach & Family Food Dude)

March 25, 2018

Eric spent nearly a decade training to become and working as a professional wrestler. While he enjoyed success, notably in Ring of Honor, he came to a crossroads in the late 00's and decided to move on. The transition was tough, leading Eric to a therapist to deal with binging behavior head on.

Eric shares his story of owning his shit and creating even greater successes as a result. He is a family man through and through. He's a great content creator with much of his content being food related. We chat about the difference of quality over quantity when attracting an audience. Eric is also a coach of physical fitness and nutrition.

The leader of Team Lemon is a great model of masculinity in a 2018 world. We dig into all of this and more on Episode 51!

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Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

Episode 50 w. Meg Forde (The Dolce Diet)

Episode 50 w. Meg Forde (The Dolce Diet)

March 21, 2018
Meg Forde is the Lead Registered Dietitian for The Dolce Diet. She willed this into existence. 

Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota does not afford the luxury of networking in person with cutting edge brands. Meg became a registered dietitian and began her clinical work in a typical setting. Even with this relative career success, she felt there was more for her to experience and achieve.

Meg shares her story of quitting her job and spending all her money to attend a single conference in Las Vegas. She literally went all in and it paid off. She nows works with top athletes and teaches at the same conference!

In Episode 50, she also chats with Justin and Jordan about nutrition, health, body image, and much more. She's super cool and OMG WE MADE 50 OF THESE! Enjoy :)

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Official Sponsor: Nat-A-Tat2

Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)