Interview with Daniel Eisenman
Author + World Class Retreat Host + Om Daddy
Daniel is Author of the book, Breaking Normal: Rewild Your Inner Child and Set the Truth Free, based on his experiences leading transformational retreats all over the world. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in California, always looking for new adventures and spreading positivity, and life-affirming change wherever he goes. Daniel is also known as the Om Daddy, because of the powerful Om chants he does with his daughter to soothe her.
His passion is helping others reach their untapped potential. Radical honesty, inclusion, love, and a variety of meditation and spiritual techniques help Daniel bring out the best in others.
Andrew: What is the #1 thing you do to maintain your health??
Daniel: The number one thing I do to maintain my health is to remember the power of choice. Then, no matter what I'm doing, whether it's exercising, eating, meditating, sleeping, etc. that I always have the choice to do it better than I have before. That remembering of that choice and that accountability and that conviction is what I will say for now. Additionally, remembering that one thing will always change because it's only getting better.
Andrew: Where is your favorite place in the world?
Daniel: My favorite place in the world is where I'm at, but for the fun of the game, I'm gonna say some of the best places I've been would probably be:
-Byron Bay, Australia
-The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon
-Big Sur, California
-And Encinitas, California of course.
Andrew: Beach or Mountains?
Daniel: I'm gonna say both especially when the mountains are on the beach, like Big Sur &/or Kauai.
Andrew: Was there one moment or event that set you on track for a healthy lifestyle?
Daniel: Yes, realizing I wasn't a victim of acid reflux, but I was actually creating it by eating foods that weren't the easiest for me to digest. Realizing that if I ever had acid reflux, it's like my check engine light to realize how much I'm dictating my health with the choices I'm making. To discover certain foods gave me acid reflux and certain foods didn't, catalyzed me to realize the power of my choice, which goes back to number one.
Andrew: What ONE thing would you recommend everyone should do daily?
Daniel: I'm going to be funny and say to let go of 'should-ing' on yourself. Rather than coming from a place of obligation, to come from a place of passion, passionate choices and upgrade. PS. Macrodosing on oxygen, and polar plunging are great passions btw.
Andrew: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Daniel: All of those, all of the books, podcasts, movies, people etc., and specifically audio books on highspeed while walking, hiking, getting a massage, etc. I am especially inspired by people that address first what culture seduces others to avoid. That's where I've found a lot of illumination; from people who have let go of the heaviness of hiding and realize the secret of living without secrets. Those type of people. And I love going to the movies by myself and crying. Great way for emotional release for a lot of men that may have been cultured about crying not being a great thing.
Andrew: Can you sum up your philosophy on health in one sentence?
Daniel: Yeah, I'll say "It only gets better. Can you believe it?!"