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Darian Parker Dr. D's Social Network

Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is the Co-Owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC., the Owner of Parker Personal Training LLC and the Host of Dr. D's Social Network Podcast. Dr. Parker is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. During Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company.

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Faith Forward: Getting Rid Of The Dogma And Embracing The Spirit &Raquo; Bcf4A82D7700E459
Faith Forward: Getting Rid of the Dogma and Embracing the Spirit

In this episode of Faith Forward, Simon and Darian discuss the importance of wrestling with many questions about religion and focusing on the spirit of faith versus the Dogma that often stigmatizes an…

In this episode of F…

In this episode of Faith Forward, Simon and Darian discuss the importance of wrestling with many questions about religion and focusing on the spirit of faith versus the Dogma that often stigmatizes and hurts others.Simon's Links:www.urbanjackproductions.comDarian's Links:www.doctordarianparker.comIntro Music by Wordsmith: www.wordsmithmusic.com

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594. Exploring Synesthesia, The Perception Of Art In Society And Why There Is An Artist Inside All Of Us &Raquo; 38662812 1719427608771 E96B5758Aba35
594. Exploring Synesthesia, The Perception of Art in Society and Why There is an Artist Inside All of Us

In this insightful episode, Heather Eck discusses her unique experiences with synesthesia—a condition where her senses blend together, allowing her to see sounds and feel colors. She describes how t…

In this insightful e…

In this insightful episode, Heather Eck discusses her unique experiences with synesthesia—a condition where her senses blend together, allowing her to see sounds and feel colors. She describes how this ability influences her artistic creations and her approach to painting portraits that capture the energy and aura of individuals. Heather shares her personal journey, from discovering her gift to pursuing art full-time, and offers practical advice for aspiring artists. The conversation also touches on the broader acceptance of energy and spirituality in today's world and the intrinsic artistry…

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593. Finding The Blessings In The Broken Pieces W/ J. Lewis Iii &Raquo; 38662812 1718816812434 0350D98Bb941F
593. Finding the Blessings in the Broken Pieces w/ J. Lewis III

In this interview, Dr. Parker talks with John Lewis III about his personal journey and professional insights into understanding and managing Grief. John shares how the loss of his wife in 2016 led him…

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In this interview, Dr. Parker talks with John Lewis III about his personal journey and professional insights into understanding and managing Grief. John shares how the loss of his wife in 2016 led him to delve deeply into the subject and ultimately transform his life and career. He emphasizes the importance of acknowledging Grief, converting Grief's energy into positive action, and the distinction between blame and responsibility. John also discusses the role of belief, self-improvement strategies, and the necessity of finding purpose in one's struggles. The conversation addresses different fo…

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592. Functional Fitness And Intimacy: A Conversation With Model Amy Taylor &Raquo; 38662812 1718473728719 Bf546962011B4
592. Functional Fitness and Intimacy: A Conversation with Model Amy Taylor

In this engaging and candid discussion, Amy Taylor delves into the stigmas surrounding aging, fitness, and sexuality. She challenges the outdated perception that vitality and sex are exclusive to the …

In this engaging and…

In this engaging and candid discussion, Amy Taylor delves into the stigmas surrounding aging, fitness, and sexuality. She challenges the outdated perception that vitality and sex are exclusive to the young, emphasizing the importance of maintaining physical fitness and an active sex life into older age. Amy, drawing from her personal experiences and professional background, discusses the psychological and physical benefits of staying fit, how modern society can better address and support aging populations, and the importance of embracing personal choices without shame or judgment.Amy Taylor…

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591. An Inside Out Approach To Combating Misinformation In Health, Fitness And Wellness &Raquo; Bcf4A82D7700E459
591. An Inside Out Approach to Combating Misinformation in Health, Fitness and Wellness

In this episode of Dr. D's Social Network, Erin Nitschke and Chris Hoffner Barthold join the discussion to delve into the pervasive issue of misinformation in the fields of health, fitness, and wellne…

In this episode of D…

In this episode of Dr. D's Social Network, Erin Nitschke and Chris Hoffner Barthold join the discussion to delve into the pervasive issue of misinformation in the fields of health, fitness, and wellness. Together, they explore the challenges posed by the ease of spreading misinformation in today's digital age, highlighted by 'slippery scientists' and uncritical consumption of flawed data. The discussion emphasizes the importance of mentoring in fostering professional growth, the need for credible and accessible information, and the value of interdisciplinary collaboration. The episode wraps up…

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590. Arbiters Of Bad Taste - Why Everyone Is Trying To Be Their Own Batman &Raquo; 38662812 1717678148704 273Efcb84B784
590. Arbiters of Bad Taste – Why Everyone is Trying to Be Their Own Batman

Arbiters of Bad Taste is a bi-weekly movie review segment with professional musician, Simon Milliman and fitness professional, Darian Parker. Basically Simon and Darian use movies as a cover to talk a…

Arbiters of Bad Tast…

Arbiters of Bad Taste is a bi-weekly movie review segment with professional musician, Simon Milliman and fitness professional, Darian Parker. Basically Simon and Darian use movies as a cover to talk about deep and substantive real life issues. Today the guys cover why everyone is knowingly or unknowingly trying to be come their own version of Batman.Simon's Links:www.urbanjackproductions.comDarian's Links:www.doctordarianparker.comDarian's Affiliate: Stick MobilityGet your flexibility back and prevent injuries with Stick Mobility. Training Sticks improve range of motion, muscle ac…

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589. Fighting For Fitness W/ Krissy Vann &Raquo; 38662812 1717027647480 8Db2188012422
589. Fighting for Fitness w/ Krissy Vann

In this engaging conversation, Darian chats with Krissy Van about her journey into the fitness industry, her passion for fitness advocacy, and the critical role of exercise in mental and physical heal…

In this engaging con…

In this engaging conversation, Darian chats with Krissy Van about her journey into the fitness industry, her passion for fitness advocacy, and the critical role of exercise in mental and physical health. Krissy shares personal stories, including her motivation derived from her father's struggle with type 1 diabetes, and discusses the importance of grassroots efforts in promoting fitness. The discussion covers the fitness industry's challenges, from influencing legislation to integrating fitness influencers into the advocacy movement. Krissy also highlights her work with All Things Fitness and …

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588. In Defense Of Doping W/ Dr. Alexander Hutchison &Raquo; 38662812 1716420428864 8Aed114F756C7
588. In Defense of Doping w/ Dr. Alexander Hutchison

In this engaging conversation, the host and author Dr. Alexander Hutchison dive deep into his book, 'In Defense of Doping.' They discuss the evolution of Hutchison's thoughts on doping, influenced by …

In this engaging con…

In this engaging conversation, the host and author Dr. Alexander Hutchison dive deep into his book, 'In Defense of Doping.' They discuss the evolution of Hutchison's thoughts on doping, influenced by historical events in sports, like Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, NIL in college sports, and controversial decisions by sports bodies. Hutchison provides insight into his personal journey and experiences, including being denied a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone in weightlifting. The conversation addresses the moral complexities and the perceived hypocrisy in the anti-doping stance, ex…

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587. Less Time On The Internet And More Time On The &Quot;Inner-Net&Quot; – A Conversation With Emmy® Award-Winning Producer And Cinematographer, Brian Isom &Raquo; 38662812 1716414274576 3Ec454E2905F9
587. Less Time on the Internet and More Time on the "Inner-net" – A Conversation with Emmy® Award-Winning Producer and Cinematographer, Brian Isom

In this episode of Dr. D's Social Network, Dr. D. welcomes Brian Isom, an Army veteran turned actor, producer, and motivational speaker. Brian shares his gripping near-death experience in Iraq and how…

In this episode of D…

In this episode of Dr. D's Social Network, Dr. D. welcomes Brian Isom, an Army veteran turned actor, producer, and motivational speaker. Brian shares his gripping near-death experience in Iraq and how it compelled him to pursue his dreams in Hollywood. He delves into his upbringing in Alabama, dealing with conditional love, and his journey towards self-love, forgiveness, and non-judgment. Brian also talks about the essence of listening to one's intuition and minimizing distractions to achieve clarity. This poignant discussion highlights Brian's path to healing, personal growth, and his dedicat…

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586. &Quot;Sometimes You Show Up And Shut Up&Quot;: Navigating Hospital Chaplaincy With Christine Davies &Raquo; 38662812 1715695702351 Ec198D9027A86
586. "Sometimes You Show Up and Shut Up": Navigating Hospital Chaplaincy with Christine Davies

The Rev. Christine Vaughan Davies runs the hospital chaplaincy department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is an ordained Presbyterian Minister, a Certified Educator with the Associatio…

The Rev. Christine V…

The Rev. Christine Vaughan Davies runs the hospital chaplaincy department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is an ordained Presbyterian Minister, a Certified Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, a Seminary Professor and a trained Spiritual Director. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.Christine's Links:Website - www.christinevdavies.com Newsletter - https://journeyingalongside.substack.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rev-christine-davies/…

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585. Learning How To Connect To And Trust Your Intuition With Emma Andrews &Raquo; 38662812 1715299298223 44F0603Bfb37
585. Learning How to Connect to and Trust Your Intuition with Emma Andrews

Emma is an Intuitive, Medium and Intuition Teacher who specializes in clairvoyance, energy healing and psychic development. Highly perceptive as a child, she became aware of her gifts after the death …

Emma is an Intuitive…

Emma is an Intuitive, Medium and Intuition Teacher who specializes in clairvoyance, energy healing and psychic development. Highly perceptive as a child, she became aware of her gifts after the death of her father. Her intuition development course, The Intuitive Method, is a well-respected entry point into the world of intuition and is in the process of being published into a book. In addition to teaching at festivals and events around the world, she also works one-on-one with clients in her Intuitive Sessions.Emma's Links:Website: https://www.emma-andrews.com/Instagram: https://www.inst…

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584. Arbiters Of Bad Taste - Review Of The Three Amigos, Arguing Against Your Side, Darian'S Plant Based Journey And Simon'S Mono Episode &Raquo; 38662812 1715196903855 9593B4Fedc5D6
584. Arbiters of Bad Taste – Review of the Three Amigos, Arguing Against Your Side, Darian's Plant Based Journey and Simon's Mono Episode

In this episode of Arbiters of Bad Taste...Simon and Darian discuss Simon's Mono and how cannabis can help you are sick, why the move The Three Amigos has a lot of parallels to today's political divis…

In this episode of A…

In this episode of Arbiters of Bad Taste...Simon and Darian discuss Simon's Mono and how cannabis can help you are sick, why the move The Three Amigos has a lot of parallels to today's political division and how arguing against your beliefs is a good exercise in critical thinking.Simon's Links: www.urbanjackproductions.comDr. Darian's Links: Website: www.doctordarianparker.comDr. Darian's Affiliate: Stick Mobility Get your flexibility back and prevent injuries with Stick Mobility. Training Sticks improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a str…

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Arbiters Of Bad Taste - Rewatching Ghostbusters 2, Honest Liars And Defining Faith &Raquo; 38662812 1712790695063 2285Ed317Bb1B
Arbiters of Bad Taste – Rewatching Ghostbusters 2, Honest Liars and Defining Faith

In today's episode Simon and Darian get pumped about Darian's soon to be visit to Alabama to meet Simon and get deep on why people play characters in real life and why faith may mean different things …

In today's episode S…

In today's episode Simon and Darian get pumped about Darian's soon to be visit to Alabama to meet Simon and get deep on why people play characters in real life and why faith may mean different things to different people.Simon's Links:www.urbanjackproductions.comDarian's Links:www.doctordarianparker.comIntro Music by Wordsmith: www.wordsmithmusic.comFitness Affiliate:Get your flexibility back and prevent injuries with Stick Mobility. Training Sticks improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a strong foundation for better movement. Go t…

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583. Navigating Screen Time Challenges In Parenting, Fitness And Beyond (Featuring Emily Cherkin) &Raquo; 38662812 1712086298715 3565Da79E2C54
583. Navigating Screen Time Challenges in Parenting, Fitness and Beyond (Featuring Emily Cherkin)

In this in-depth discussion, Emily Cherkin, a Screen Time Consultant and former classroom teacher, shares her journey from observing the increasing prevalence of smart devices and social media among s…

In this in-depth dis…

In this in-depth discussion, Emily Cherkin, a Screen Time Consultant and former classroom teacher, shares her journey from observing the increasing prevalence of smart devices and social media among students to starting her business aimed at addressing screen time issues from a parenting perspective. Emily argues that screen time is not just a children's issue but an adult problem impacting kids, emphasizing the responsibility of adults in creating a tech-intentional environment.Emily's Links:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thescreentimeconsultant/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/…

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582. The Economics Of Love: Leveraging Data For Dating Success (Featuring Rebekka Grun Von Jolk) &Raquo; 38662812 1711488649603 16C5B3Bd9A7E6
582. The Economics of Love: Leveraging Data for Dating Success (Featuring Rebekka Grun Von Jolk)

In this engaging conversation, host Dr. D interviews Rebekka, an economist with a PhD, who applies her expertise in economics to the domain of dating and relationships. Rebekka explains how understand…

In this engaging con…

In this engaging conversation, host Dr. D interviews Rebekka, an economist with a PhD, who applies her expertise in economics to the domain of dating and relationships. Rebekka explains how understanding and applying concepts such as opportunity costs, preference clarification, and the impact of gender ratios can significantly improve one's chances in the dating world. The discussion also covers the role of mental health in relationship choices, the impact of economic stability on marriage rates, and the potential of dating apps in optimizing matches based on personal preferences. Rebekka prov…

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581. Bridging The Mentorship Gap In The Fitness And Wellness Industry (Featuring Debbie Bellenger) &Raquo; Bcf4A82D7700E459
581. Bridging the Mentorship Gap in the Fitness and Wellness Industry (Featuring Debbie Bellenger)

This discussion features an in-depth conversation on the importance of mentorship in the fitness and wellness industry, highlighting the post-pandemic challenges such as the shortage of personal train…

This discussion feat…

This discussion features an in-depth conversation on the importance of mentorship in the fitness and wellness industry, highlighting the post-pandemic challenges such as the shortage of personal trainers and fitness instructors. Debbie Bellinger, a wellness industry professional, shares her journey, emphasizing the critical role of mentoring new entrants and providing career guidance, especially in the evolving landscape of fitness professions. The dialogue also touches on the struggles of the younger generation entering the workforce, the necessity of human connection in a tech-saturated worl…

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580. Arbiters Of Bad Taste - Knowledge Seeking, Skepticism And Darian'S Impending Visit To See Simon &Raquo; 38662812 1710361884067 7Fab44A05Bee6
580. Arbiters of Bad Taste – Knowledge Seeking, Skepticism and Darian's Impending Visit to See Simon

Simon and Darian discuss seeking knowledge until you hit a wall, Darian's impending visit to see Simon for the first time in person, personality development and more in this next installment of Arbite…

Simon and Darian dis…

Simon and Darian discuss seeking knowledge until you hit a wall, Darian's impending visit to see Simon for the first time in person, personality development and more in this next installment of Arbiters of Bad Taste!Simon's Links:https://www.urbanjackproductions.com/Darian's Links:https://doctordarianparker.com/Intro Music by Wordsmith: www.wordsmithmusic.com---Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/darian-parker/message

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579. What If Working With A Lawyer Could Be Fun? An Interview W/ Cory Sterling &Raquo; 38662812 1710273741385 7812F10537652
579. What If Working with a Lawyer Could Be Fun? An Interview w/ Cory Sterling

This episode features Cory Sterling, a lawyer who aims to revolutionize the legal field by making it more enjoyable and aligned with personal fulfillment and social good. Sterling discusses his journe…

This episode feature…

This episode features Cory Sterling, a lawyer who aims to revolutionize the legal field by making it more enjoyable and aligned with personal fulfillment and social good. Sterling discusses his journey from being disillusioned with traditional law practices to establishing Conscious Counsel, a law firm that offers legal services to health and wellness small business owners and focuses on creating positive, meaningful relationships and results.Cory's Links:Business Name: Conscious CounselWebsite: https://www.consciouscounsel.ca/LinkedIn: https://br.linkedin.com/company/conscious-counselF…

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