#86 Find Freedom by Being "Tickled" in the Present Moment with Duff McDonald

Season #2

A New York Times bestselling journalist set out to explore our addiction to the quantification of everything and ends up confronting his own addiction to certainty. In the quiet of quarantine, he decided to choose ease rather than control - pursuing habits and hobbies that bring joy and "tickles" to each and every moment - and found peace of mind, renewed creativity, and deepened relationships are the reward. Join me and my guest, Duff McDonald, to learn more about how to bring joy and love into your life right now.


In this episode you’ll learn:

⏰ 3:13 The COVID quarantine of 2020 realization and experiences that lead Duff to write Tickled

⏰ 9:47 The power of not counting and letting go of quantification

⏰ 13:41 Duff’s pain transformation story

⏰ 21:25 How life looks different when you allow yourself to be ‘tickled’ by life

⏰ 25:16 The magic of being in the present moment

⏰ 32:47 Harry Potter references and casting spells of love

⏰ 35:27 The ONE thing you can do today to help your body heal

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Check out  Duff McDonald’s Bio:

Duff MacDonald is the author of several books, and has written for magazines, including Vanity Fair, WIRED, New York, and numerous others. His most recent book, "Tickled: A Commonsense Guide to the Present Moment" is a departure from his previous focus on journalism in the business world. He lives in Hurley, New York, because it reminds him of his family’s cottage in Ontario, Canada. 

Duff McDonald’s gift and link:

Check out Duff's latest book, TICKLED: A Commonsense Guide to the Present Moment, here: https://amzn.to/3iFLFel 

Connect with  Duff McDonald:

Website: https://theduffproject.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/duff.mcdonald 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/duffmcdonald

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duff-mcdonald-076a8664 


Hi there! I am Jane Hogan, the Wellness Engineer, and the host of Wellness By Design. I spent 30 years designing foundations for buildings until the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis led me to hang up my hard hat and follow my heart. Now I blend my backgrounds in science and spirituality to teach people how to tap into the power of their mind, body and soul. I help them release pain naturally so they can become the most wonderful fine version of themselves. 


Wellness By Design is a show dedicated to helping people achieve wellness not by reacting to the world around them but by intentionally designing a life based on what their own body needs. In this show we explore practices, methods and science that contribute to releasing pain and inflammation naturally.

Learn more at https://thewellnessengineer.com 


Would you like to learn how to release pain by creating more peace and calm?  Download my free guided meditation audio bundle here: https://thewellnessengineer.com/audiobundle 


Connect with Jane: 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janehoganhealth






DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition before undertaking any diet, exercise, supplement, health program, or other procedure discussed in this podcast.