Season 4 Ep. 3: “We’ve All Got a Boulder & a Mountain to Climb” Guest, Dr. Joseph Cardillo

SEASON 4 Ep 3: “We’ve all got a boulder & a mountain to climb” Guest, Dr. Joseph Cardillo

            There are people you meet in life, whether through words, groups, from a community or work that redefine how you interact with and see life. For me, it started with words; a little book I found one rainy Sunday morning at the bookstore. Mike and I used to spend Sunday’s perusing books, coffee in hand, walking up and down isles. He pouring over car magazines, I searching for meaning in books or looking to get lost in fiction.

One day I came across a book, Be Like Water. I flipped through this tiny paperback, it’s first sentence reading, “More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is water. Every living thing is composed of water.” I was intrigued so I bought it. Little did I know that book would help me through some difficult times in my life. Whether finding my center, conquering fear, channeling my energy or freeing my mind of anger and guilt. So back to the store I went and purchased his other book that I relied on heavily, Bow to Life.

More than a decade later, I turned to the book again when my husband Mike died from brain cancer. Now here I sit, getting the chance to interview its author, Dr. Joseph Cardillo for this very podcast.

Dr. Cardillo is a best-selling author in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit, and psychology. His books, which include The 12 Rules of Attention: How to Avoid Screw-ups, Free Up Headspace, Do More and Be More at Work; Body Intelligence – Harness Your Body’s Energies for Your Best Life; The Five Seasons; Your Playlist Can Change Your Life; Can I Have Your Attention? How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Concentration; Bow to Life; and the body-energy classic, Be Like Water  have inspired people of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. Foreign language editions of his work have appeared in German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Malaysian, and Indian.

He co-writes books for Harvard Health Publications. Joseph teaches workshops in Health and Wellness at various colleges and institutions. He is a Research Associate at the Mind-Body Science Institute and writes a health column for Live Happy Magazine. He is a black belt martial arts specialist and a master teacher of Chinese and Filipino martial systems and philosophy.

His most recent book, Body Intelligence, focuses on harnessing your body’s energies to live your best life.

This is an eye-opening episode with poignant moments, thought-provoking insight, and lessons to be learned. Listen or watch now!

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Resources from SEASON 4 Ep. 3:


Creations Magazine: Discover the Promise of the Five Seasons-by Dr. Joseph Cardillo

Mission GBM: An Honest Discussion about Goals of Care in GBM

Forbes, Digital- The Science Of Gratitude: How Thankfulness Impacts Our Brains And Business,

Positive Psychology- The Neuroscience of Gratitude and Effects on the Brain,

NIH (National Library of Medicine)- The role of patient and physician advocacy in reducing wait times for cancer care,

Boehringer Ingelheim- Why is patient advocacy important in cancer?

Neuroscience News- Novel mRNA Vaccine Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Clinical Trials:

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Imvax Inc. IGV-001- Phase 2b Clinical Trial Combination Immunotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Glioblastoma,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Multiple sites across the US- Post-Surgical Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) Versus GammaTile-ROADS (Radiation One and Done Study)

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! Lenox Hill/Northwell Health- Tissue autograft to bypass the blood brain barrier (BBB) in human glioblastoma multiforme,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! BSW Health- Treatment of Recurrent GBM With APG-157 Via Expanded Access,

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! UF Health – RNA-lipid Particle (RNA-LP) Vaccines for Newly Diagnosed Pediatric High-Grade Gliomas (pHGG) and Adult Glioblastoma

CURRENTLY RECRUITING! UCSF and Ivy Brain Tumor Center- Phase 2 trial of Sonodynamic Therapy Using SONALA for DIPG


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