Elder Wisdom: When The Pursuit of Happiness Fails, What Next?

In today's podcast, we bring you a very potent and life-changing conversation with my friend, mentor, and vision quest guide Mark Tollefson. We're talking about this elder wisdom and when the pursuit of happiness fails what next, what we should do when we've done everything right in our lives yet we still don't have the results that we desire.

Mark Tollefson has been doing this work for over three decades taking men and women into nature and also doing very high-level one-on-one coaching under his business called “Living a Thriving Life” a modern path of ritual and ceremony.

Mark Tollefson has been teaching nature-based connection and facilitating transformation for 30 years. 

From a young age mentored by people intimately connected to their lineage and nature-based roots, he brings rich life experience and wisdom to his work.

How To Live Life Well

Wellness + Wisdom is the place where we discover how to gather, apply, and embody mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial intelligence so we can live life well. 

I'm Josh Trent and over the past 8+ years, I've asked myself and my guests a profound, yet simple, question: How do we how do I live my life well? 

What is the wisdom it requires, to live an amazing life…

Wisdom is a combination of knowledge and information combined with experience and delivered through compassion and healthy empathy but the only way that this ever can breathe or live is through a container or a vessel of true embodiment, and the most embodied people I know I call elders.

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Are You On The Pursuit Of Happiness?

In this podcast, we are diving into the deep waters of the ocean of intelligence and my promise to you is that by the time you leave, you will have a greater understanding and an inspired place to act from when it comes to:

celebrating your own spiritual awakening, how to search for the right answers inside of you, self-introspection practices, healing generational and collective trauma, transforming our emotions, and how to love ourselves and others without control. 

That was just a scrape of the tip of the iceberg you are really going to love this podcast I know it Mark is a dear brother and friend and it took a long time to get him on the podcast so get ready to experience a tremendous conversation with a man I respect and a man that I know you'll be able to learn from right here right now on wellness and wisdom. 

“You have to become aware of who you are as a human being. We depend on other people to tell us who we are, we're not confident in ourselves to say: I can know myself, I don't believe this to be true.” – Mark Tollefson

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organifi green juice pursuit of happinessThis podcast is supported by your support and by the support of our sponsor Organifi. My friend Drew Canole many years ago had the vision to make the best-tasting green adaptogenic morning energy bursting with all the phytonutrients and great taste… and to date, it's the best green drink while it's the only green drink I’ll ever drink.  

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About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, daughter Nayah + a cat named Cleo. He is the host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath + Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 20+ years as a trainer, researcher + facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. Helping humans LIBERATE their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual + financial self through podcasts, programs + global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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