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The Justin Flinner Podcast

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Justin Flinner is the CEO of an award-winning primary holistic care center in downtown Washington, DC and a multiple-time U.S. National Martial Arts Champion. This podcast brings you expert advice and innovative thoughts from the world's top experts in health and wellness in addition to first-hand e… read more

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Ep65 – Why I Never Make New Year Resolutions (& You Shouldn’t Either)

February 19th, 2020


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 …

Ep64 - Did You Miss Your Calling in Life?

December 19th, 2019


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” …

Ep63 - What Do You Treat First: EXCESS or DEFICIENCY?

November 16th, 2019


Acupuncturists tend to focus on treating deficiency (or weaknesses) in their patients instead of excess. In this podcast, I describe the difference …

ASK THE EXPERT---Mina Larson (CEO, NCCAOM – Part 1)

November 4th, 2019


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. ( …

ASK THE EXPERT---Ronni Abergel (Founder & CEO, The Human Library)

October 4th, 2019


In this episode, we interviewed Ronni Abergel, the Founder and CEO of “The Human Library Organization” ( Ronni started The Human Library 19 years ago with the goal of using conversation and …

Ep62 – Are You Connected?

September 29th, 2019


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? …

Ep61 – Surviving the Ups and Downs of Life

September 11th, 2019


We all experience times in our lives where we feel absolutely amazing and other days where we feel completely miserable. Traversing the course of …

Ep60 - Defining "Healing Presence" (A Chat with Acupuncture Students)

August 30th, 2019


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 …

Ep59 - The 5 Treasures of Acupuncture - Part 5 (Shen/Spirit)

August 14th, 2019


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 …

Ep58 - The 5 Treasures of Acupuncture - Part 4 (Jing/Essence)

August 5th, 2019


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 …

Ep57 - The 5 Treasures of Acupuncture - Part 3 (Body Fluids)

August 1st, 2019


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 …

Ep56 - The 5 Treasures of Acupuncture - Part 2 (Blood)

July 29th, 2019


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 …

Ep55 - The 5 Treasures of Acupuncture - Part 1 (Qi)

July 19th, 2019


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 …

Ep54 - Spleen, Kidneys, and Changing Your Mood

July 13th, 2019


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 …

Ep53 - What are the Basics of Tai Chi?

July 5th, 2019


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 …

Ep52 - Always Do The Right Thing

June 28th, 2019


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 …

Ep51 - Stop Complaining!

June 21st, 2019


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 …

Ep50 - Sticks and Stones

June 15th, 2019


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 …

Ep49 - The Power of Positivity (Inspired by #BTS)

June 7th, 2019


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 …

Ep48 - The Time is Now

May 30th, 2019


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! …

Ep47 - Nearing the Finish Line

December 19th, 2018


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 …

Ep46 - Going Through the Motions

December 6th, 2018


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 …

Ep45 - How To Live With No Regrets

November 26th, 2018


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 …

Ep44 - Be Thankful

November 21st, 2018


Thankfulness is the tune of this holiday season. Gatherings with friends and family are a blessing and an opportunity to success stories, …

Ep43 - The Stories We Tell

November 10th, 2018


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 …

Ep42 - You Eat What You Are

November 2nd, 2018


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 …

Ep41 - The 90-Second Rule

October 26th, 2018


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 …

ASK THE EXPERT---Jeff Millison, LAc, MSOM (Academic Dean, VUIM)

October 19th, 2018


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 …

Ep40 - Have a Little Faith

October 12th, 2018


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 …

Ep39 - 3 Signs You're Having F.U.N. in Life

October 5th, 2018


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 …

Ep38 - Sit Well, Stand Well, Move Well

September 23rd, 2018


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, …

Ep37 - The Reason You're So Unsatisfied

September 17th, 2018


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 …

Ep36 - The Art of Mastering Your Time

September 9th, 2018


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 …

Ep35 - Does Your Doctor Do This?

August 31st, 2018


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 …

Ep34 - What's Your Plan?

August 22nd, 2018


Do you have a plan for tomorrow? How about for the next stage of your life? Do you know exactly HOW to plan? So many people waste time during their summers trying to "escape" from the lives they have built, which they …

Ep33 - Burning Your Candle at Both Ends

August 7th, 2018


Burning your candle at both ends is something that will ultimately destroy your health and affect your livelihood. That is usually why August is the …

Ep32 - Break Your Patterns

July 31st, 2018


Patterns are something we develop over the course of our lives. They form our speech, our emotions, our movement, our decisions, and every other aspect of our lives. Some patterns are constructive, but for many, some …

Ep31 - Summer Lovin'

July 24th, 2018


It's summertime again and unfortunately it's common for us to forget that we should be enjoying ourselves! In this podcast, we focus on the ins and …

Ep30 - The Essence of Tai Chi

July 10th, 2018


Tai Chi is commonly thought of as an exercise that is usually practiced by Chinese people in a park. We recognize it for its health benefits; its success in stress relief; and occasionally its place as a martial art. …

Ep29 - The Fastest Way to Master Your Life

July 6th, 2018


We are all beginners in life at some point. What KIND of beginner determines how much success you will experience. Those who take the reins of their own destiny and say “I will succeed” are the ones who will educate …

ASK THE EXPERT---Asya Haikin, C-IAYT (Peaceful Mind Yoga Therapy)

July 4th, 2018


For this month's #AskTheExpert, we sat down with Asya Haikin, a certified professional Yoga Therapist. Asya runs her own practice right here in …

Ep28 - Who's On Your Team In Life? (Inspired by the 2018 World Cup)

June 27th, 2018


If you're a #WorldCup fan, then you understand the concept of having a good quality team. And in your life, you must decide who you will allow on your own team in this game of life. Who is talented enough to be your …

Ep27 - How To Be a Positive Person (Not Annoyingly Positive)

June 20th, 2018


Being positive is a learned practice. It comes through repetitive observation of reality, not from ignoring it and claiming everything is always positive. Annoyingly positive people are, most of the time, ignorant of …

Ep26 - The Next Chapter of Your Life

June 12th, 2018


It's the time of year where endings become new beginnings; where children finish the school year; where people are graduating and moving on to the …

Ep25 - Coffee Time VS. Growth Time

June 5th, 2018


How many times a week do you have coffee with someone? Have you ever added it up for the entire year? Trust me, it's a lot more time than your think! What if you made the choice to use this time for your own personal …

Ep24 - The True Meaning of Balance

May 30th, 2018


What really IS balance? What does it mean and how do we achieve it? This podcast will teach you how to think differently about finding balance in your life and how to discover it in every moment of your day. Stop …

ASK THE EXPERT---Dr. Stacy Snow, DPT (Tranquil Place PT)

May 24th, 2018


This month, we sat down with Dr. Stacy Snow, Doctor of Physical Therapy, for a LIVE interview to discuss the ins and outs of PT. We went into great detail about the benefits of this therapy and how you can make the best …

Ep22 - The Answer to Your Anxiety

May 10th, 2018


Anxiety is a misunderstood illness that has come to fit more people under its umbrella than it actually should. Skyrocketing to the number one mental …

ASK THE EXPERT---Joanne Creary (Well Woman Coaching)

May 1st, 2018


On April 30, I had the great pleasure of interviewing an amazing life and relationship coach; owner of Well Woman Coaching right here in the Northern Virginia area. Joanne's passion for coaching others comes from a …

Ep21 - The Battle of Technology vs. Humans

April 24th, 2018


What are the upsides and the downsides of technology in the world today? What changes would we benefit from when it comes to the implement of this …

Ep20 - Why You Should Control Your Emotions

April 17th, 2018


Our emotions define how we experience our life. And if we are not in control of our emotions and we let them run wild, then what kind of experience …

Ep19 - How To Change The World

April 11th, 2018


Are you amped up with the energy to make a difference in the world? Are you tired of hearing others complain about ridiculous things and not doing …

Ep18 - Off the Grid

April 3rd, 2018


Time for yourself is not far off. You can do it right now if you really wanted. We all need some space reserved for ourselves that doesn't take a lot of time or effort. Going "off the grid" is an easy way to do it. My …

ASK THE EXPERT---Eve Soldinger (Acupuncturist, Qigong Master, Author)

March 21st, 2018


This month we had the opportunity to interview this amazing practitioner and healer right here in Washington, DC! Eve Soldinger has been transforming …

Ep17 - How Committed Are You?

March 16th, 2018


It is easy to say we are committed to something or to someone in our life, but on what level are we actually committing? Are we in it just for us or …

Ep16 - Finding Value In Your Life

March 6th, 2018


Value is an interesting word. It only appears when we can hone our breath, our energy, and our time and see what exists beyond. When we are able to find value in our lives, we are able to develop a sense of purpose. So, …

ASK THE EXPERT---Jamie Gallagher (Origin Fitness Fairfax)

March 2nd, 2018


This month's interview was done right here in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. We interviewed Jamie Gallagher, founder of Origin Fitness Fairfax and CrossFit Burke. We talked about the amazing competition they are …

Ep15 - A Nature Meditation

February 27th, 2018


One of the best methods of healing and re-balancing ourselves is at our disposal and waiting for us 24/7; Nature. Begin by immersing yourself in nature through this podcast and start developing your own practice of …

Ep2 - The Modeling Technique For Goal Achievement

February 23rd, 2018


Not sure what you need to do to be successful in achieving your goals? Follow this technique and WIN everytime!


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Ep14 - The Art of Becoming a HAO REN (好人)

February 22nd, 2018


It seems the world has slowly forgotten the essence of an ancient practice found in Chinese culture. In times like today, we need to resuscitate …

Ep13 - Stories Suck

February 19th, 2018


Stories are fun to listen to, but not when they completely suck. As human beings it is natural for us to go off into storyland about someone or something. Listen to this podcast and understand what you can do to leave …

Ep12 - YOLO (You Only Live Once)

February 17th, 2018


When you take your last breath in life, what will you focus on? Our lives are limited and are not meant to be wasted. Focus on what's important because you only live once! #YOLO


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Subway Rant (Part 1)

February 15th, 2018


Went on a Subway Rant and shared some powerful thoughts on life as a gift and why we should give without the expectation of receiving something in …

Ep11 - I Know Kung Fu

February 13th, 2018


Learn the TRUE meaning of Kung Fu. It's more than a martial art. It's more than it was in the movie The Matrix. Kung Fu is a special term that applies to the quality of every outcome in a person's life. Listen to this …

Ep10 - What Is Yin-Yang?

February 7th, 2018


This theory is known by many but understood by few. It can help you understand your health and your life on a much deeper level than you do now. Don't miss this enlightening episode that will teach you to understand and …

Ep9 - Lots To Learn

February 6th, 2018


Knowledge is not power. It is the gateway to power. We should never assume that our personal level of knowledge is greater than another's. because we …

Ep8 - Plans For The Weekend

February 3rd, 2018


Are you the type of person who looks forward to Friday? Or are you the type of person who looks forward to Monday? Most people can't wait for Saturday to arrive so they can enjoy their weekend. But during the week, they …

ASK THE EXPERT---Melinda Moore (Health and Fitness Extraordinaire)

January 31st, 2018


This month on ASK THE EXPERT, we had a blast interviewing Melinda Moore; Health and Fitness Extraordinaire. Melinda shared with us her thoughts on the best ways to approach fitness, design exercise routines, and …

Ep7 - Does Acupuncture Work?

January 30th, 2018


This podcast answers the modern age question "Does Acupuncture Work?" and explains why the medicine is so powerful and so effective that there are …

Ep6 - Fuel Your Fire

January 25th, 2018


When someone questions you or judges you based on their own thoughts or opinions, don't let their words get under your skin. Let them fuel your fire!


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Ep5 - Never Stop Being Childish

January 23rd, 2018


The Fountain of Youth is not found outside of us. It is found deep within us in our innate ability to be free, to let go, and to act like a child.

We all need to #letgo of the seriousness of life and discover what it …

Ep4 - Stop Making Excuses

January 18th, 2018


Everyone makes excuses in their lives at some point or another that lead to regret, which leads to pain and suffering. The question is: what are you gonna do about it?


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Ep3 - It's All About YOU!

January 16th, 2018


This week, it's ALL about YOU! This week's powerful episode is a healthy reminder of the most important person in your life: You! We gave our 1000% …

ASK THE EXPERT---José Johnson (Master Martial Artist, Musician, Renaissance Man)

December 10th, 2017


In episode #1 by My Metro Medicine, we traveled to Harrisburg, PA to interview José Johnson; master martial artist, master musician, entrepreneur, and Renaissance Man. (Music Written and Produced by José Johnson)

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5 Secrets to Living a Healthier Life (Secret#5)

August 3rd, 2017


This podcast series is for anyone who is having a difficult time making healthy choices in their life. Within these five podcasts, we reveal the …

5 Secrets to Living a Healthier Life (Secret#4)

July 24th, 2017


This podcast series is for anyone who is having a difficult time making healthy choices in their life. Within these five podcasts, we reveal the …

5 Secrets to Living a Healthier Life (Secret #3)

July 17th, 2017


This podcast series is for anyone who is having a difficult time making healthy choices in their life. Within these five podcasts, we reveal the …

5 Secrets to Living a Healthier Life (Secret #2)

July 9th, 2017


This podcast series is for anyone who is having a difficult time making healthy choices in their life. Within these five podcasts, we reveal the …

5 Secrets to Living a Healthier Life (Secret #1)

July 1st, 2017


This podcast series is for anyone who is having a difficult time making healthy choices in their life. Within these five podcasts, we reveal the …

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