The Well-Rounded Actor

Cultivating Resilience & Mental Fitness for Performers | Dr. Shawn Talbott, Best-Selling Author, Elite Athlete & Nutritional Biochemist

September 08, 2021 Jen Morris Season 1 Episode 11
The Well-Rounded Actor
Cultivating Resilience & Mental Fitness for Performers | Dr. Shawn Talbott, Best-Selling Author, Elite Athlete & Nutritional Biochemist
Show Notes

As theaters and sets are revving up again, actors are experiencing a mix of emotions.

We need to find motivation to get back out there, conquer our self-tape fears, remember how to rock a 16-bar cut, keep showing up in the face of rejection and continuing to navigate this career in the midst of so much uncertainty.

The key is resilience.

In fact, it's been one of the biggest buzzwords over the last 18 months.

You probably know it's good to have but do you really understand what it is? 

In today's episode, I explore what resilience is really all about and why it matters so much for performers with Dr. Shawn Talbott.   An expert in the field of psycho nutrition, Dr. Shawn is fascinated by the links between diet, biochemistry and psychology: the idea that what we eat changes the biochemistry of our bodies, and influences how we think, feel and behave.

We also dig into science, nutrition, gut health and biochemistry...but don't worry, one of the many reasons I love talking to Shawn is because he has a unique ability to make high level science incredibly relatable and pretty f'ing interesting. 

Dr. Shawn also shares:

> How to hack your gut health to get more motivation

> His top 3 ways actors can easily start to improve their mental fitness

Dr. Shawn's newest book is available for pre-order and is released on September 14th!

"Mental Fitness: Maximizing Mood, Motivation, & Mental Wellness by Optimizing the Brain-Body-Biome"

>> Grab your copy  here. <<


Dr. Talbott holds a MS in Exercise Science from University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers. He also holds advanced certificates in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from MIT. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. As a Diplomate of the International Olympic Committee’s Sports Nutrition program, he has educated elite-level athletes in a variety of sports including at the United States Olympic Training Centers.

He is the author of hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books on nutrition and fitness.  His work has been featured in media outlets around the world, including a variety of segments on The Dr. Oz Show, as well as at the White House as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity.

A veteran of dozens of Iron Man Triathlons and trail Ultramarathons, Dr. Shawn is intrigued by how our mental wellness impacts our physical wellbeing.  He is also the Chief Science Officer for Amare Global, the Mental Wellness Company. He is responsible for Amare’s research, development and product formulation.

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