Gate of Life Podcast

My Metro Medicine

Pandemic or no pandemic, you have NO EXCUSE for living a mundane life! Walk with me through the Gate of Life to a place where you will start feeling a little bit more like you; with some sprinkles of happiness and empowerment added on top. In the new evolution of this podcast, I will guide you through the Gate of Life to a place where you can look out into the world with open eyes and an open heart; a place where you can enjoy life and all it has to offer you. Now go click the latest episode and take your first step through the #GateofLifepodcast! (Hosted by @mymetromedicine) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

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What challenges are you facing in your life right now? What are you doing to overcome them? In this podcast, we help you to explore within yourself what you need to do in order to conquer and overcome these challenges. Never succumb to the difficult parts or your life. There is always a way! Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #MyMetroMedicine! Have an awesome day! Don’t forget to subscribe, share, and comment! We would love to hear from you! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an #Acupuncturist, U.S. champion in Chinese Martial Arts, University Professor, public speaker, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning #Acupuncture and #TaiChi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel where we publish weekly videos to help improve your health. Go to the My Metro Medicine website to make an appointment with us, and check out our pages on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our journey through the Gate of Life. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Feb 26

15 min 23 sec

What are you afraid of most in life? Are your fears keeping you from reaching the next level of self-understanding? Are they preventing you from experiencing the life that is waiting for you through the Gate of Life? It is time you face those fears and let yourself live the way you were meant to. Listen to this podcast and begin breaking down the barriers that are holding you back. Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #MyMetroMedicine! Have an awesome day! Don’t forget to subscribe, share, and comment! We would love to hear from you! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an #Acupuncturist, U.S. champion in Chinese Martial Arts, university professor, public speaker, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning #Acupuncture and #Tai Chi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out the My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram for more information and to make an appointment with us. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Feb 18

13 min 32 sec

In this week’s episode, we travel from the core of the earth to the core of you to discover the answer to a very important question: “Why do you get out of bed every day?” If you can find the answer to this question, then you have found a purpose in your life; something that drives you to wake up and do life a little bit better each day. This is what the Gate of Life is all about! Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #MyMetroMedicine! Have an awesome day! Don’t forget to subscribe, share, and comment! We would love to hear from you! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an #Acupuncturist, U.S. National Champion in Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu), University Professor, public speaker, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning #Acupuncture and #TaiChi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out the My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram for more information and to make an appointment with us. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Feb 10

18 min 29 sec

Are you losing control? Does your life feel like it is all over the place? Do you have trouble making clear decisions? Are you riding an emotional roller coaster? Then what you need is not something else to do that will distract you like watching Netflix, but rather, you need a new approach. In this podcast, we focus on YOU and give you a chance to examine the actions you are taking in life to see what is working and what isn’t. If you are ready to #takecontrol of your life once and for all, then this episode is meant for you. Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #MyMetroMedicine! Have a blessed day! Don’t forget to subscribe, share, and comment! We would love to hear from you! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an #Acupuncturist, U.S. champion in Chinese Martial Arts, university professor, speaker, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning #Acupuncture and #Tai Chi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out the My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram for even more tips on how to live a healthy and happy life. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Feb 4

19 min 14 sec

Are you a dancer? What style is your favorite: ballroom, ballet, swing, breakdancing, or something else? Dancing is an expression of self; an artistic display of one’s emotions without using words. Dancing is also a useful analogy for moving through life. (Gracefully, we hope!) Every aspect of movement is connected to your posture and therefore your back. In this podcast we discuss these connections and explore through a short exercise how you can begin to move differently in life by repositioning your body and your mind. Don’t forget to watch the YouTube video this week on 3 Movements to Improve the Health of Your Back/Spine! Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #MyMetroMedicine! Have a blessed day! Don’t forget to subscribe, share, and comment! We would love to hear from you! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an #Acupuncturist, U.S. champion in Chinese Martial Arts, university professor, speaker, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning #Acupuncture and #Tai Chi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out the My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram for even more tips on how to live a healthy and happy life. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jan 28

19 min 42 sec

How you stand tells the rest of the world a whole lot about who you are: your level of #confidence, your #innerstrength, your #comfortlevel, your #emotions. Everything about you is displayed in how you stand in this life. That is why #posture is such an important starting point in 2021, the #YearofRecovery. In order to stand tall and stand with full confidence, we need to have the strength necessary to do so. If you haven’t practiced the strength exercises for your back this week, go to our YouTube channel after listening to this podcast and start building the foundation for your confidence so you can stand up for yourself, no matter the challenge you encounter in 2021. Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #mymetromedicine! Have a blessed day! Don’t forget to subscribe, share, and comment! We would love to hear from you! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an #acupuncturist, a U.S. champion in Chinese martial arts, a university professor, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning Acupuncture and Tai Chi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out the My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram for even more great content each day. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jan 21

20 min 18 sec

It’s the second week in 2021, are you back to normal yet? Of course not!! But at least I hope you are preparing yourself to be. This week’s podcast is about teaching you to apply the posture techniques taught in our YouTube video last week titled “Fix Your Posture” (link to channel below for other videos too) so that you can focus better and be more efficient while you work, drive, or watch TV. (I don’t imagine that last one requires much effort though...LOL) Those aches and pains you have are not going away anytime soon either if your posture isn’t any good. So, follow the easy exercise in this podcast, keep practicing it, and you will be prepared for even more sitting (Yay! Not…), at least until this pandemic has passed. Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #mymetromedicine! Your #1 source for living a better life every single day. Have an blessed day! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an acupuncturist, U.S. champion in Chinese martial arts, university professor, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning Acupuncture and Tai Chi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out our My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jan 14

17 min 26 sec

2021 is finally here and you are tired of the pandemic and ready for things to get back to normal! I feel you! But, are you prepared for what the new normal will look like? You adjusted quickly at the beginning to the changes necessary for working and schooling at home, wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart, and you cancelled your vacation plans (reluctantly!). But are you ready for whatever the new normal will be? What are you doing to prepare yourself? In this new episode (and new season) of the #GateofLifepodcast, we will guide you on how to choose the best steps for getting you prepared for an awesome life in 2021. Don't forget to check out our weekly videos on YouTube. This week is on getting you prepared with a healthy back and good posture and has some great techniques that anyone can practice! (Link below) Thanks for listening to the #GateofLifepodcast by #MyMetroMedicine! The host of the Gate of Life podcast (Justin Flinner) is an acupuncturist, U.S. champion in Chinese martial arts, university professor, and the owner of My Metro Medicine; an award-winning #Acupuncture and #TaiChi clinic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Be sure to check out our My Metro Medicine pages on Facebook and Instagram. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXSDXcktV5J93vxoLDAlag Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyMetroMedicine/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mymetromedicine/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/mymetromedicine Website:  www.mymetromedicine.com Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jan 6

14 min 59 sec

In Episode #11, we complete part two of our interview with Mina Larson, CEO of the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Washington, DC. (www.nccaom.org) According to their website, the “NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification.” In our interview with Mina, we asked questions about licensing, their national board exams, and questions that came directly from Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine students who participated in our survey. We are grateful to both Mina and the NCCAOM for allowing this special opportunity to look closely at what the organization is doing behind the scenes to support our growing profession. Thank you for listening!  (Full YouTube video available here >>> https://youtu.be/WPK7XPxCN6c) *IMPORTANT NOTE: This interview was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and before social distancing guidelines were implemented in the local region. Some information in this interview may reference events that are no longer taking place due to the pandemic.* Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though.  Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com  Phone: (202) 505-2805  Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine)  Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine  YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5  Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX  Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy  Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

May 2020

47 min 17 sec

In this audio version of our ASK THE EXPERT interview, we sat down virtually with Pukai Jin, Radiology Technologist Specialist from the Inova Health System at Mount Vernon Hospital. Pukai is one of our local frontline healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic here in Northern Virginia (Fairfax), the hardest hit county in the state of Virginia. We discussed the challenges Pukai is witnessing in the Inova Health System as well as the sacrifices he and his co-workers are making on a daily basis to ensure the health and safety of our community and our country. Thank you Pukai and thank you to all those who watched the full interview, available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAq6Y0mQeeM Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though. Oh yeah! And don’t forget to check out our SECOND podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Both podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone: (202) 505-2805 Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine) Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5 Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Apr 2020

53 min 28 sec

As most of us are on lockdown and have been ordered to stay home, we are slowly coming to the reality that everything in our lives today is NOT okay. How will we transition out of this? How will we all move on with our lives when this #coronavirus pandemic is officially over? What will the world look like? The reality we are about to face is going to be a very different one, which is a reminder that everything in our lives is changing as we speak. What will you do to make the best of it? Lots of questions everyone…lots of questions. In the meantime, I wish you all the best. #StayHealthy #StayHappy and #StayHome! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though. Oh yeah! And don’t forget to check out our SECOND podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Both podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone: (202) 505-2805 Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine) Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5 Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Apr 2020

22 min 12 sec

Across the world, people are going crazy staying inside their homes. People want to go out and live “normally” again, even if for just five minutes. Who can blame them? It is unnatural for us to stay indoors for so long, but the fact is, we have ALL been called to stay home. It is our duty as a caring citizen to think about the people around us in our communities. The health of the world is at stake, and we must all step up and work together. Please pass this important message on to as many people as possible. I wish you all the best. #StayHealthy #StayHappy and #StayHome! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though. Oh yeah! And don’t forget to check out our SECOND podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Both podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone: (202) 505-2805 Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine) Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5 Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Mar 2020

24 min 30 sec

As the days go on while we are locked away in our homes, the one thing we shouldn’t lose besides hope is our routine. We must have a routine with a solid structure to adhere to each day from morning to night. We must find a way to maintain this routine even with such a huge disruption like the #coronavirus. Regardless of who or where you are right now, your routine is severely impacted. Let’s make the best of this time and find a way to #staystrong, #stayhealthy, and #stayhappy together while maintaining our daily routines. We can do it! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though. Oh yeah! And don’t forget to check out our SECOND podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Both podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone: (202) 505-2805 Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine) Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5 Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Mar 2020

13 min 51 sec

Are you going crazy yet with your #coronaviruslockdown?? If you are, perhaps you just need something to do! In this podcast, I give you a variety of ideas that you can incorporate into your new, and somewhat disrupted, routine during your lockdown; from spring cleaning, to board games, to butt-dialing. (Maybe I should have added pranks!) Don’t get sucked into the boredom that is standing at your doorstep. Take charge and find fun and exciting things to do during this time of uncertainty! (And don’t forget episode # 1 in this new Coronavirus Lockdown Series on “How to Become a Leader and Stay Focused!” >>> Just go back one episode to # 67) Now GO GET BUSY!!! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though. Oh yeah! And don’t forget to check out our SECOND podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Both podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone: (202) 505-2805 Facebook Messenger: https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine) Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5 Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Mar 2020

18 min 5 sec

This new CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN series is designed to bring you a guiding voice during this uncertain time of the #coronavirus #pandemic. In this first episode, we focus on the one thing we all need right now; being a good leader. What kind of leader are you being right now in your home, in your workplace, and in your community? Are you driven by fear or have you stepped forward courageously and taken on the burden that others are not willing to? We must all remain focused and have a clear vision of caring for ourselves and the people around us. In this new series, I start by challenging you to become a leader for the people around you. Let us all lead by example, not by our emotions. If we can all learn to do this, then I am confident we will get through this pandemic faster and perhaps find ourselves stronger than we ever thought we could become. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with someone else in that needs to hear it. We would also love to read your comments on this podcast! Write to us on any of our social media accounts, or share a tweet with the hashtag #thejustinflinnerpodcast and let us know what you though. Oh yeah! And don’t forget to check out our SECOND podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Both podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Email: jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone: (202) 505-2805 Facebook Messenger:  https://m.me/517901514918605 (@mymetromedicine) Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine YouTube: Tai Chi Lessons w/Justin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0gTH3o2aPiZhLEG7Vo-iLc5 Ask The Expert Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3JhIZLAcC0j2tfGogQ6KjLMiRoyw2toX Podcast Links: The Justin Flinner Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-justin-flinner-podcast/id1275669562 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oyx4erYaxRDuJNq2QjIIy Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZWJhOWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Mar 2020

20 min 48 sec

Every #healthcare practitioner will have to decide at some point if they want to run a part-time clinic or a full-time clinic. It is a decision that is not easy to make but one that will cross every practitioner’s mind at some point. In this podcast, I briefly share with you my personal experience in making this decision over the last 7 years as well as some tips to keep you on track with making the best decision for yourself. No matter the choice you make, just make sure it is the BEST choice for YOU! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and pass on this podcast to someone else in your life that needs to hear it. Don’t forget to check out our second podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone:  (202) 505-2805 Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission by helping us impact as many lives as possible by empowering the people around us! (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Mar 2020

11 min 19 sec

Why do people wait until January 1st to decide on making a significant change in their lives? Most likely there are issues with commitment at a deeper level that ultimately lead us to the failure that is experienced by the majority of people within the first two months of the year. Don’t be like everyone else. Discover in this podcast what is at the root of true change in life and commit with a different approach that will guarantee success that is more gratifying and more sustainable than ever before. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to subscribe and pass on this podcast to someone else in your life that needs to hear it. Don’t forget to check out our second podcast, #TheKungFuEquation, and find even more life-changing episodes with my co-host, Jose Johnson from the Personal Mastery and Growth Academy. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Alexa, and more! Website:  http://www.mymetromedicine.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @mymetromedicine Email:  jflinner@mymetromedicine.com Phone:  (202) 505-2805 Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission by helping us impact as many lives as possible by empowering the people around us! (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Feb 2020

16 min 29 sec

Did you miss your calling? Do you feel you should be living a different life, or even worse, COULD BE living a different life that your “stupid self” chose not to or didn’t take advantage of in the past? All of us are presented with opportunities in life that may allow for us to live the life we dream of, but we may not have our eyes open wide enough to recognize the opportunities before us. Regardless of you might have missed, that calling is gone, and in this podcast, I share with you WHY it is not important whether you “missed your calling” or not. For the title of this podcast is a serious question we should all ask ourselves. So, listen closely if you know what I mean! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better your life and give you a new way to think about things in your life. And don’t forget that we have a 2ndpodcast as well: #TheKungFuEquation Find them both on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission by helping us impact as many lives as possible by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Dec 2019

13 min 9 sec

Acupuncturists tend to focus on treating deficiency (or weaknesses) in their patients instead of excess. In this podcast, I describe the difference and break down the thinking of why you should focus on one versus the other. It is important for us to understand why an illness is taking place versus what exactly the patient presents with. Another idea that relates to this is treating the root cause rather than trying to “fix” the patient by tending to their current signs and symptoms. Try this new approach and let me know your results! I bet you’ll be surprised! Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast! Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better your life and give you a new way to think about things in your life. And don’t forget that we have a 2ndpodcast as well: #TheKungFuEquation Find them both on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission by helping us impact as many lives as possible by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Nov 2019

14 min 16 sec

In this audio version of the recent ASK THE EXPERT show, we interviewed Mina Larson, CEO of the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Washington, DC. (www.nccaom.org) According to their website, the “NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification.” In our interview with Mina, we asked her questions about the role of NCCAOM, their reason for moving back to DC from Jacksonville, FL and what they plan to achieve, as well as what the organization does for licensed acupuncturists. We are grateful to both Mina and the NCCAOM for allowing this special opportunity to look closely at what the organization is doing behind the scenes to support our growing profession. Stay tuned for part two of this interview in the months ahead! Follow this link to watch the full version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-I2GOQE6Cg Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! Don’t forget that we have a 2ndpodcast as well: #TheKungFuEquation Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Nov 2019

39 min 9 sec

In this episode, we interviewed Ronni Abergel, the Founder and CEO of “The Human Library Organization” (https://humanlibrary.org/). Ronni started The Human Library 19 years ago with the goal of using conversation and dialogue to challenge our judgment and prejudice towards others. He has worked with companies across the world like #Microsoft, #Heineken, the International Monetary Fund (#IMF), and The World Bank (#worldbank) to name a few. The Human Library (#thehumanlibrary) allows the opportunity for everyday people to open their minds and hearts as "readers" of their fellow colleagues and neighbors with the intention of creating opportunity for, and understanding of, all by sparking the elimination of societal stigma and personal biases. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to interview Ronni Abergel in person. His friendly and playful approach to life is a true example of what it means to truly LIVE. A heartfelt thanks to Ronni and his amazing team for the tremendous opportunity not only for the interview but to become a book on the shelves of The Human Library. We are eager to hear more about what is next for The Human Library and participate in their upcoming events. My hope is that each of you will take the opportunity to become a reader or even a book at a local Human Library event near you. Find an upcoming Human Library event near you here: https://humanlibrary.org/events/ Follow this link to watch the full version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwMkioj5itM Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! Don’t forget that we have a 2ndpodcast as well: #TheKungFuEquation Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Oct 2019

20 min 44 sec

In a world that claims to be so connected, why do we feel so little connection with each other? Whatever happened to kindness, to caring for others, to respecting other people and treating them the way they deserve? This life has one certainty; that it will end. We are living here together, and my suggestion is to let go of any suffering you have experienced and start giving away the gifts you have to help change another person’s life, and possibly yours in the process. How will you live today different than yesterday? How will you learn to reconnect with the people and the world around you? Connect with your loved ones, connects with those you despise in a new way. Connection is the only thing we have that holds us all together. Learn to reconnect by listening to this podcast first. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! Don’t forget that we have a 2ndpodcast as well: #TheKungFuEquation Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Sep 2019

22 min 15 sec

We all experience times in our lives where we feel absolutely amazing and other days where we feel completely miserable. Traversing the course of emotional incertitudes is sometimes a challenge filled with both darkness and light simultaneously, which easily confuses anyone who travels along this path. This podcast is meant to provide you with a sense of hope and expand your limited faith in believing that these challenging times will eventually come to an end. If you are experiencing a tough time in your life right now, please listen from start to finish and think again about YOUR WHY in this life. Think about what you brought you here and what you can do next to move you out of this seemingly neverending moment of darkness. There is always a way out, and we are here to guide you. To listen to the episode from our other podcast with Jose Johnson; The Kung Fu Euqation – Episode 3 – “What is Your Why”, you can find the episode on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, and all other main podcasting platforms including Google Play Music. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Sep 2019

18 min 51 sec

In this episode, I share with you a recent conversation with the Acupuncturists of the future currently studying at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM).  Our course is focused on understanding and practicing the power of communication as a practitioner and how we can become better healers as we continue to grow and learn this powerful medicine. This insightful conversation brings out the experiences and personal opinions of these future healers on the importance of developing a healing presence and understanding why they chose to study this medicine over others. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Aug 2019

30 min 38 sec

In this final part of our series, The 5 Treasures of Acupuncture, we go into detail talking about the substance of Shen, or one’s spirit. Not only is this a treasure of Acupuncture, it is also a treasure that exists within every human being. Understanding the highest form of the human experience and how this affects the state of our health will bring you closer to the answers of your questions about life you have been searching for. Our health goes beyond just the superficial layers of the human body and expands outward much farther into the realms of what we have yet to understand that exist as part of the universe. Enjoy the final part of our series, which I hope was able to get you a few steps closer to what us Acupuncturists actually do.  Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. Be sure to follow and share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Aug 2019

40 min 9 sec

In part 4 of this series, we focus on a more mysterious substance that exists in Oriental Medicine; Jing or Essence. If you ever wanted to know where you get certain traits from within your family or how you have transformed into the human being you are today, this is the podcast that will bring you closer to those answers. The transformations every person goes through in life occur in somewhat predictable periods of time and have been a major focus of Oriental Medicine for thousands of years. Even more so, it has been an area of focus people have become interested in experimenting with to discover ways that could potentially lengthen one’s life. Jing is a substance that is essential for human life and development, and therefore it is easily considered as one of the treasures of acupuncture. As always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us! --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Aug 2019

29 min 35 sec

In part 3 of this new series, we examine the third treasure of acupuncture: Body Fluids. This substance that exists inside of our bodies comes in different forms and serves different purposes. Without fluids, we know of things like dehydration or dry skin. Listen to this podcast and learn the special functions of this very unique substance, the different types that exist, and what you can do to make sure you have enough of it in your body. And no, it's not just about drinking the "correct" number of glasses of water. :-) As always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Aug 2019

26 min 16 sec

In part 2 of this series, we focus on the substance of Blood, its formation, its functions, and its relationships with the various parts of the body. We know that if we don't have enough blood in our bodies, it can adversely affect our health. And when the quality of our blood is affected, this will also change the health of our entire body. Issues with circulation, blood pressure, and mental functioning all connect to this unique substance. Listen to this podcast to learn the true role of this important treasure that flows throughout your entire body. As always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jul 2019

30 min 55 sec

Have you ever asked your acupuncturist a question like how do you know what acupuncture points to needle, or what is this thing you call Qi? In this new series on acupuncture, I am taking you into the brain of an acupuncturist to help you understand how we think inside and outside of the treatment. These 5 treasures help us to understand each patient we treat, and they help us understand how to live our own lives and stay happy and healthy for as long as possible. Listen up for the next 5 episodes to learn about the treasures that each and every one of us hold inside. As always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jul 2019

31 min 24 sec

Want to change your mood from feeling tired and lethargic to feeling energized and like a rock star?? Listen to this podcast and understand the explanation behind why you sometimes have trouble making this shift. In order to change how we feel, there are key organ systems we need to activate, and in #OrientalMedicine, we need to understand which of them we need to target. This podcast teaches you the ins and outs of moving from LAZY to LAUGHING, from EXHAUSTED to EXCITED! Never underestimate the power you hold inside. Certain organs have a responsibility to perform specific functions, but YOU have a responsibility to make sure they are following your commands! As always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jul 2019

23 min 33 sec

Tai Chi beginners are often unsure of what to expect when they begin a Tai Chi class for the first time. This podcast tells you about our approach to teaching the basics of Tai Chi and why they are so important and why you need to focus on them constantly, regardless of your level. We all have to start somewhere and in Tai Chi, we start with understanding the basic steps and what is needed in order to perform them effectively. This brief preview of our 2019 Tai Chi Bootcamp will help you get started in our developing your own practice by first understanding what is at the root of it all. And don't forget to register on our website today (https://www.mymetromedicine.com/2019-bootcamp.html)  for the Bootcamp that starts on July 22! As always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jul 2019

20 min 30 sec

At some point in our lives, we are always put into the position of having to make difficult decisions, some of which may be life-threatening. No matter what decision you make, even if you're unsure of what to do, always  decide from the place that you know will be the right thing in that moment. Making the "right decision" is always somewhat of a mystery, but if you follow these instructions in this podcast, you will feel better about why you do what you do in your life.  Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening to us! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Music from Facebook Sound Collections) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jun 2019

21 min 48 sec

Do you wish people would stop complaining so much? Why is it that people complain? Better yet, why are people not ENJOYING their lives more than they are right now? We should all learn to understand the roadblocks we put in our own lives and the choices we can make to improve our lives at the same time. Living a life full of joy and prosperity begins with your choice to do so. Listen to this podcast and start making GOOD CHOICES in your life by first committing to NOT COMPLAINING!  Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening to us! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass on the Positivity!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Link to @JairekRobbins podcast clip on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/p/By3AC_mHdJY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ) (Music from Facebook Sound Collections; Image from @freestocks.org)   Sponsorships: on for this episode --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jun 2019

18 min 34 sec

Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words are just words. No matter what people say to you about who you are, what you look like, or what you DON'T look like, it is all irrelevant. Learning to understand that being made fun of is simply a chance to have FUN MAKING YOU! You can easily turn someone's hurtful words into a moment where you can grow and learn about who you are and what you are capable of. Never let the words of another change the thoughts of who you are as an individual. Be strong!  Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you here listening to us! Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass it on!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Link to the "Episode 41 - The 90-Second Rule" ---  https://open.spotify.com/episode/47QejTYYwIoMm2MW8b1cWe?si=SzICkXA8TR6f1rMqk0Xknw) (Music from Facebook Sound Collections:   You and Me; Global Genius = To Belong; The Poison Oaks = Waiting for Everything and Everyone; Nick Gallant = Bluebird; Sweet Briar Bramble)   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jun 2019

20 min 33 sec

Being positive is not an easy thing to do nowadays. It requires a major decision to commit to a lifestyle that may be difficult to maintain. But think of the reward, a constant current of #positivity flowing through your daily life drowning out any potential for negativity. We have the ability to change our minds and our bodies just by making a different choice. This podcast was inspired by #BTS, a Korean music phenomenon (#KPop) that has taken the world by storm! Their message to the United Nations (link below) is a reminder to live a life of positivity by first loving yourself and speaking yourself. Adopt this powerful mindset and you can quite literally #changetheworld around you!  Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you together with us on this journey. Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass it on!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  (Link to the Speech by BTS at the United Nations:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXCqBotaGRI )  (Image by Juan Mendez on Pexels.com) Sponsorships: on for this episode --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Jun 2019

16 min 40 sec

Are you a procrastinator? Do you find yourself making excuses? Are you frustrated with how behind you are on everything? Listen to this podcast IMMEDIATELY! There is no better time to get something done than RIGHT NOW! Why wait anymore to accomplish the things that are constantly nagging you? Hop to it and START TAKING ACTION! No Excuses! And as always, thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you together with us on this journey. Be sure to share our podcasts to help better someone else's life as well as your own. Pass it on!  *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can by empowering the people around us!  --- anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0  Song clip of The Fold - The Time is Now (featured in Lego Ninjago) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

May 2019

12 min 11 sec

As we near the finish line of 2018, it is time to stay focused on the last few weeks and keep our momentum while we continue it into the new year. What have you accomplished this year? Have you taken the time to reflect? What are you focusing on now to ensure you cross the 2018 finish line strong? It is extremely important that we all focus on the right aspects of our lives and being to draw our energy from deep within ourselves. There are only a few days left in this year. So, follow the advice in this podcast and learn the true importance of nearing the finish line of the year of 2018. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you together with us on this journey. Be sure to share our podcasts with your family and friends to help better their lives as well. *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Dec 2018

18 min 34 sec

From elevators to singing in the shower, we often just go through the motions. When was the last time you expanded your comfort zone and did more stare at the elevator floor or hum in the shower? If we are unable to open ourselves up to the people around us, how will we be able to create new ways to be and allow for new opportunity in our lives? Going through the motions is an act of limitation. It holds you back from what you might think is possible. So, the next time you're in an elevator, say hello, then compliment the person somehow. The next time you're in the shower singing, belt it out! Let the neighboring houses hear you! Routine is only meant to be routine for a certain period in your life; just like health and illness. They come and go. It is the experience that matters most. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you together with us on this journey. *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Dec 2018

11 min 29 sec

Regret is not a word anyone likes to hear let alone relate it to something in their lives. Because of our busy natures we rarely stop to smell the flowers as people say. We take for granted the moments that pass us by until we are no longer busy anymore leaving us with time to catch up on the things we've missed. This is an absurd way of going through life; watching everything pass by. Instead, we should be creating new memories and setting about on new journeys. We must remember it is ok to put down the heavy aspects of our lives and enjoy feeling light-hearted once again. So, I wish that this podcast serves as a reminder for you to do just this. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you together with us on this journey. *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Nov 2018

18 min 13 sec

Thankfulness is the tune of this holiday season. Gatherings with friends and family are a blessing and an opportunity to success stories, experiences, and create new memories. Thanksgiving is the proverbial campfire where people gather to be warmed by food, company, and love. Share with the people in your life the reason you are thankful for them. Share with them the stories that makes them thankful to be alive here with you. And remember to receive their offerings of gratitude as well. Thank you for listening to The Justin Flinner Podcast. We are truly grateful to have you together with us on this journey. *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Nov 2018

8 min 37 sec

Our lives are built on the stories we tell one another, and our stories are alive. They keep us alive too. The lessons that every story contains depends on what you learn along the way. Each generation that came before us heard stories that gave them a reason to move on in the life with a sense of purpose. And each generation that will come after us will live their lives based on the stories that our lives have to teach them. How we live our lives will determine how interesting and how rich in wisdom our stories of life will be for the children later on. We must live each day with the intention of writing a new and better story than the day before. It must be filled with lessons of how to overcome challenges and lesson of how to enjoy the subtle moments in life. The stories we tell will shape the future of our loved ones and the future of the world we live in and will one day leave. Remember this when someone is telling a story about you so that you will feel proud and satisfied that you have changed the life of another. If you ever need help realizing what your story sounds like, then WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! (Music used from Facebook Sound Collections. Thank you Facebook Music Artists!) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Nov 2018

16 min 7 sec

We have all said the phrase "you are what you eat", but have we thought about the opposite; "you eat what you are"? Nutrition goes way beyond just understanding carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We must understand the nature of the food we eat and what it is capable of based on its own energetic. We must also learn to create a peak state within ourselves and use food to further nourish this state to allow us to continuously thrive here! If you are interested in learning more, then WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Nov 2018

10 min 41 sec

It only takes 90 seconds for us to experience an emotion physiologically. After that, we make a choice, an important choice! The decision of what emotional state we will be in defines the quality of each moment we will experience. Choose upset? You'll stay there (and hate it!). Choose happiness? You'll stay there (and love it!). When we are able to take ownership of and responsibility for our emotions and what comes after them, then we have made the decision to empower ourselves to live a life that we control. Never let other individuals determine who you will be and how you will be. We all possess the power to choose the state of mind and the state of being we will live in. Consider this a reminder for you to do exactly that. And remember, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Oct 2018

13 min 45 sec

For this month's #AskTheExpert, we sat down with Jeff Millison, Academic Dean at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine and licensed acupuncturist. Jeff runs his own practice, Riverhill Wellness Center, in Ellicott CIty, MD. He has served the acupuncture and oriental medicine community by being a driving force for the development of high-level education and integrative medicine approaches. Jeff's passion for making a difference in the world stems from his professional life to his personal life. If you are a practitioner of oriental medicine, or even if you are a beginning student, then you will definitely benefit from this podcast as Jeff reveals some of the most important areas we need to focus on to preserve what we have accomplished in our field of medicine and strengthen its core together. As always, thank you all for listening, and please make sure you rate this podcast and leave us a comment! We'll see you back here next month for ASK THE EXPERT! And don't forget, we are here to help you 24/7. Contact us anytime you need support. ***FB & IG: @mymetromedicine --- Email: info@mymetromedicine --- Phone: 202-505-2805*** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Oct 2018

42 min 28 sec

Life is chock full of challenges, hard times, and uncertainty. We are constantly having our level of patience tested, and we are taught what it means to have faith. But there are times when we all forget its importance and tend to allow the stress in our lives to overwhelm us and drive us to make regrettable decisions. If we can remember, even in the toughest times, to have a little (or a lot) of faith and keep pushing onward, they we can discover not only what we are capable of, we can also discover what new possibilities lie ahead in our lives. I hope this podcast will inspire you to have a little more faith in your life than your already do. Please enjoy listening and remember, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Oct 2018

15 min 2 sec

Too many people are too serious too often. We should all just take a CHILL PILL! When we cannot find the time to relax in our life and simply find a moment to enjoy and have fun, then we are completely lost. By reminding yourself and recreating moments of F.U.N. in your life, you can remember once again what if feels like to just...have...F.U.N.! What does F.U.N. stand for? Listen and find out! And remember, if you need help having fun, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Oct 2018

19 min 59 sec

What if I told you that you can feel ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC right now just by adjusting a few minor things with your posture? So many people sit, stand, and move through life not realizing they have complete control of their health and of their body. Posture is one of the main areas we can control, and by making the tiniest postural changes, you can stop feeling lazy and rundown and start feeling energetic and full of vitality. The quality of our lives can be determined by the quality of our posture. Listen to this podcast to learn more and start feeling great TODAY! And remember, if you need help WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Sep 2018

23 min 38 sec

The number of unsatisfied people in today's world is rapidly increasing. People feel so overwhelmed that they have forgotten what nourishes them; what satisfies them. This sad state of living must end. Knowing that you have the power to make better decisions in your life will empower you to get back in the game fully recharged. Listen to this podcast to learn how to do exactly that. And remember, no matter how unsatisfied you are in life, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Sep 2018

16 min 32 sec

Why is it that a single day can sometimes feel like it lasts forever and other days it feels like they fly by? The length of the day did not change, but our experience of it did. In this podcast, we reveal effective methods that you can implement today that will help you either slow down your life or speed it up, depending on what you desire. By adding these changes into your life, you will learn and feel with your whole body that YOU are in control of your time once again. Master your time, and you will master your life. And remember, no matter what you are going through in life, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** Care to contribute to The Justin Flinner Podcast? Follow this link and you can become part of our mission and help us impact as many lives as we possibly can: https://anchor.fm/s/1eba9a0 Thanks for tuning in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Sep 2018

17 min 56 sec

There is one thing every doctor and healthcare practitioner should do with their patients. It's a sad reality that it isn't occurring, and every patient knows it. In this podcast, we reveal and discuss the MOST IMPORTANT element of healthcare. Start listening to find out exactly what it is. And remember, no matter what you are going through in life, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU 24/7! *** Find us on our website www.mymetromedicine.com, find us on Facebook & Instagram @mymetromedicine, or contact us at info@mymetromedicine.com or 202-505-2805. *** --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gate-of-life/support

Aug 2018

19 min 53 sec