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with Dr. Jin Ong

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Join me today as I chat with James Hardiman a mortgage broker based in Melbourne Australia.

7 years ago James was diagnosed with a chronic illness he still manages to this day.

Remarkably well in my eyes.

On reflection he sees how his lifestyle and stress levels contributed to his health taking a turn. He weight 110kg, was living the busy corporate life travelling interstate, divorced, kids and also had an unpleasant end to another relationship.

James isn’t a practitioner of sorts, but I’ve followed his story via his partner. James hasn’t followed the conventional advice to help him manage his condition, his been open minded, taken up new practices, and acknowledge what needed to change to on the emotional level.

We delve into alcohol, relationships, moving countries as a child and the impacts it had on James.

I love that as a male and working in the industry he’s in, that he’s open to sharing his emotions. No matter where you come from or what industry you work in, we all have emotions that can hit us pretty hard.

To find James:






01:03 James Hardiman’s Introduction

06:35 James’ background

13:54 Diagnosis of James’ Type 1 Diabetes

17:58 What is Type 1 Diabetes and what is the difference?

24:17 Julie’s part in James’ Diabetes journey

25:26 James’ comment on typical advice for Diabetes

32:47 Weightloss journey of James

36:54 What did trigger James’ diabetes?

41:25 Where did James’ feelings come from?

45:47 James’ coping mechanism

52:17 How did James' relationships are affected by being diabetic?

57:33 What did James implement to help him manage his chronic illness?

01:04:54 James' message to men about being vulnerable

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The Art of Listening to Your Body is a podcast from Jin offering up real-life success stories, straight-talking and life-changing insights.

The aim is to create awareness to the underlying emotions behind pain, injury, disease in the body as well as behavioural dysfunctions and mental imbalances using a unique blend of eastern and western philosophies and a good dose of intuition.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the story of your body, what different issues may indicate, how to release emotions so that you can prevent problems as well as inspiring pain story interviews.

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