POTENTIAL PODCAST

Supporting community and helping others recognize their full potential.

Fun-loving husband and wife duo, Jeff and Sarah Giosi, focus on holistic wellness in this podcast exploring various topics relating to overall physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and family health.

There is no heavier burden than an unfulfilled potential.

– Charles M. Schulz

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Episode 27: The Importance of Rest Part 2

In this episode Jeff and Sarah continue the discussion on the importance of rest. If you missed part one, go back an episode to hear the scientific reasoning for why rest is so important. Otherwise, in this episode the Giosis share their own experience and 9 tips they’ve developed to help with making rest a successful part of your weekly routine.

Episode 26: The Importance of Rest Part 1

In this episode Jeff and Sarah discuss the very important topic of finding rest. For part one of this valuable conversation, they share with you scientific data about why rest is so important for our overall health and wellness AND our productivity.

Episode 25: Holistic Health & Relationships: Marriage Anniversary Part 2

Holistic health includes having healthy relationships. In this episode (part 2 of 2), Jeff & Sarah discuss tips for healthy connections to others. They recorded this on their wedding anniversary, but the tips are not specific to married couples.

Monday Mindset Minute: September 7, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 24: Holistic Health & Relationships: Marriage Anniversary Part 1

Holistic health includes having healthy relationships. In this episode (part 1 of 2), Jeff & Sarah discuss tips for healthy connections to others. They recorded this on their wedding anniversary, but the tips are not specific to married couples.

Episode 23: I'm Changing But My Spouse (or friends, or co-workers..) Aren't

What if you are having an amazing mindset shift, but the people in your life aren’t? Food and fitness are relational, and our dealings with them are relational too. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss tips to help when you are making strides in your health journey, but those around you aren’t in the same place.

Episode 22: Fitness: Practice vs. Competition

For fitness to truly be functional, we must practice. Competing can be fun, but too much competition can delay our progress and negatively impact our health. Moving with proper technique is better for our bodies and allows us to better our level of fitness. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah take a look at the difference between practice and competition.

Monday Mindset Minute: August 10, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 21: Setting Purpose Goals

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah talk about the difference between S.M.A.R.T. goals and “Purpose” goals and the perfect goal setting formula of combining the two.

Resources for the show:
Steps To Ditching Unrealistic Expectations
Creating Family Values

Monday Mindset Minute: August 3, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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Episode 20: Work For A Feeling, Not A Number

In this week’s Potential Podcast episode, Jeff and Sarah talk about unrealistic expectations that we put on ourselves and others. They cover the difference between unrealistic expectations compared to positive goal setting and high standards. They also discuss why we may set unrealistic expectations in the first place, and 5 steps to break the habit.

If you like the episode, please leave a rating and review. If you don’t like the episode, please leave in peace. : )

Resources for the show:
6 Tips To Develop Growth Mindset In Your Wellness
Affirmations: Useful or Hippy-Dippy Nonsense?
6 Steps To Creating Effective Affirmations

Monday Mindset Minute: July 27, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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Episode 19: Work For A Feeling, Not A Number

In this episode, Sarah talks about goal setting with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. The idea behind this chat is to take a look at goal setting differently and to focus more on how we feel versus arbitrary numbers. Check it out and share your thoughts and feed back!

Episode 18: Cons Of Complaining & Steps To Stop

Scientific research has proven that constant complaining can be bad for you. Jeff and Sarah talk you through the negatives of constantly complaining and give you some practical steps to help you break the habit.

Monday Mindset Minute: July 13, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 17 Defining Wellness

Especially as many are coming out of quarantine and Stay Home Orders, it’s a time when you may not be feeling great about yourself. Your wellness (whether mental, familial, stress levels, hormonal, or physical) may be at an all-time low.

Jeff and Sarah want to encourage you and give you tips on stepping out during this time and taking a new approach to wellness.

Need a little help? Here is your FREE worksheet to help you begin to define wellness for yourself.


Monday Mindset Minute: July 6, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 16: Potential Podcast Update

We haven’t released an episode the past few weeks and I want to share with you our why for taking a very intentional short break.

Episode 15: The Value Of Our Values

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah break down the mission and values of CrossFit Morgantown. They discuss how they developed them and how they serve as the foundation for their business.

Monday Mindset Minute: June 1, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 14: Breaking Stereotypes

“It’s a cult.” “I’ll get rhabdo.” “It’s huge men throwing tires.” “I’ll be expected to eat nothing but bacon.” These are some of the commonly heard misconceptions about CrossFit. They’re hilarious but, sadly, some people actually believe this. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah debunk some of the greatest CrossFit stereotypes.

Monday Mindset Minute: May 11, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 13: CrossFit Foundations For A Better You

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss the foundational elements of CrossFit. Whether you are brand new to the idea of CrossFit or have been training for years, this episode is a good conversation on the philosophies of the CrossFit lifestyle. The Giosis explain what CrossFit is, why it works, who it’s for, and why it’s the answer to long-lasting health and wellness. They also provide some tips on what to look for when choosing a gym.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Monday Mindset Minute: May 4, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 12: 7 Ways To Reset After A Binge

For many, this has been a time of stress eating, binge watching television, and getting into an overall slump. – If you’ve allowed yourself to get into bad habits, how do you reboot? Particularly when it comes to weight gain?

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah provide tips on how to reset after a period of binging. This is being discussed now with COVID-19 in mind, but can also be used after holidays, vacations, etc.

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Tip Sheet for having a Reset After A Binge.


Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 27, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 20, 2020

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 11: Tips For A Healthy At-Home Work Life

It is very easy to fall into unhealthy habits when balancing work and home life, especially when in quarantine. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss tips to help with the new “normal” that a lot of people are facing while working from home.

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Tip Sheet for a Healthy At-Home Work Life.


Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 13, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 10: Writing A Legacy For Mental Health

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss the mental health benefits of taking time to write your legacy. They begin by describing what a legacy writing is, then they discuss why this is beneficial to do NOW, then they give tips on how to begin writing your own legacy.

In the show, they share some quotes and numbers from clinical research studies that have been completed on the topic. You can view the sources for those studies here:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/200910/trauma-and-the-benefits-writing-about-it: 21.06.2017 11:20

Pennebaker, J. W. (1997). Writing about emotional experiences as a therapeutic process. Psychological Science, 8, 162-166.

Ullrich, P.A. & Lutgendorf, S.L. Journaling about stressful events: Effects of cognitive processing and emotional expression. (2002). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 244-250.

King, L. A. (2001). The health benefits of writing about life goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 798–807.

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Legacy Writing Tip Sheet.


Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 6, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 9: Return To Simpler Times

Jeff and Sarah continue to explore the positives of our current situation. In this episode, they discuss ways in which the COVID-19 at-home mandates have inspired many to have somewhat of a “Return To Simpler Times”. They give examples from their own life, and share ideas for ways we can simplify our day-to-day activities even more using comparisons to the 1950s.

For resources to help you live your healthiest life during COVID-19 mandates, visit CrossFitMorgantown.com/COVID-19-Updates

Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 30, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 8: Recognize & Manage Stress

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah hit a topic that is incredibly relevant now but can also be revisited long after the threat of COVID-19 is gone. – Stress relief.

They discuss the signs of stress to help you become more self-aware. They also share ways you can relieve stress when you are experiencing it. Additionally, they provide you with a list of ways you can serve your community while social distancing. Finally, they provide you with tips to help children in your life feel supported.

If you, or someone you care about, is feeling overwhelmed call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Stress Relief Tip Sheet. This summarizes the episode’s tips. Print it, put it on the fridge, and find the positivity in your situation!


Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 23, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 7: 10 Tips For Thriving In Uncertain Times

We are in uncharted territories. For many, the past few days have brought uncertainty and fear. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah provide you with 10 tips for thriving during the stress and anxiety of COVID-19. The conversation is focused on having a positive mindset and finding the opportunity in our circumstances. We are in this together, and together we will thrive!

What else can we provide? We’re here to help!

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE “10 TIPS FOR THRIVING DURING COVID-19” Tip Sheet. This summarizes the episode’s tips. Print it, put it on the fridge, and find the positivity in your situation!


Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 16, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 6: Return To Fitness

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah are joined by Shon Rowan. Shon shares his personal story of making a return to fitness after taking years off. Together they discuss tips for starting a new fitness routine, working through a plateau, and returning after taking time away. The goal of this episode is to encourage you, wherever you may be on your fitness journey.

**Please note that Dr. Rowan is a guest to share his personal experience and opinions. Nothing he says on this episode should be considered medical advice.

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Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 9, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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Episode 5: Special Edition: First Month Blooper Reel

Laughter is an importantly piece of your holistic health. To celebrate one month of podcasting, Jeff and Sarah share with you the bloopers from their first few episodes.

Episode 4: 8 Tips To Simplify Meal Planning

In this episode, Sarah discusses the benefits of meal planning. She also points out what meal planning is NOT. – Breaking the idea that meal planning is about perfect Pinterest meals, time consuming recipes, and stress-inducing complexity. 

 

Why is meal planning beneficial?

  1. Keeps you on track, helping to mitigate temptation 
  2. Removes thinking/makes life much simpler
  3. Can save you time and money

Listen for tips on how to simplify meal planning and preparation for your family! This is for REAL people with busy lives. 

Visit Sarah’s “Capsule Meal Plan” blog post for even more tips.

Links:
Perfect Bar 

Daily Harvest 

 Fuel for Fire

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Mini Meal Planning Workbook. This includes a Meal Plan Worksheet, Grocery List, and Tips Sheet. Submit your email address and it will instantly open the PDF workbook.


Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 2, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 3: The Best Diet For You

Have you ever wondered what the best diet is for you? In this episode, we won’t give you the answer to that question. – BUT we will provide you with tools to help you 1.) establish the right mindset before jumping into a diet, 2.) ask questions to help you figure out what the best diet option is for you, and 3.) give reflection topics to aid you in coming up with a realistic and long-term plan for your life.

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Worksheet to help you begin a journey to finding the best diet for you.


Monday Mindset Minute: Feb 24, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

Episode 2: Creating Family Values

**IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are single or feeling like you are not in a place to be discussing family values, no problem! This episode can be applied to personal or individualized value creation as well. Not just for families!

No one is perfect, which means a family is essentially just a small group of imperfect people. Even so, when we work together as a unit guided by a common set of values, we can thrive as a healthy family. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah talk about the importance of family values in your overall holistic health, provide you with tips on how to create your own family values, and offer an explanation of the Giosi family values to use as an example.

Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Family Values Worksheet, which provides a step-by-step guide as well as conversation prompts to help you establish your family’s values.


Episode 1: Meet The Giosis

Who are the Giosis and what is this podcast all about?