Justin Wren is a mixed martial artist, humanitarian worker, and founder of Fight for the Forgotten. Erik and Justin discuss performing under pressure, defeating hate with love, and Justin’s fight for the enslaved Mbuti pygmy people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. If you’re looking for information and resources to improve your health, well-being, and performance, then sign up for my Free High Performance Newsletter. Just go to www.erikkorem.com and sign-up now. This Newsletter is my effort to bring zero cost, High Performance resources, and tools to anyone with the desire to improve.
#9.5 - The Meaning of the Song “I Am” with Satsang and Justin Wren
The Amy Edwards Show
Friend of the show Justin Wren, Pro MMA Fighter and Humanitarian, stops in for a surprise acoustic performance of the song that means the most to him, “I Am” by Satsang. We discuss what it means to Justin, how Satsang wrote it (listen to all of episode #9 for more), what it means to him now, and some beautiful lessons that shine through in all that. Be sure to check out Satsang on Instagram @satsang and on Twitter @SatsangMovement. Also, don't forget to check out Justin Wren on Instagram @thebigpygmy and at https://fightfortheforgotten.org. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/realamyedwards Twitter - https://twitter.com/realamyedwards Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/realamyedwards Website - https://www.amyedwards.com Hot Pie Media is an on-demand digital audio/video entertainment network with interests primarily in the creation of original, relevant, and entertaining podcasts. https://hotpiemedia.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
AMP #295 Light In The Darkest Places: The Justin Wren Story
Aubrey Marcus Podcast
Justin Wren was bullied relentlessly. He fought back to claim his place as a UFC Fighter, but the demons still haunted him. Self hatred, exclusion, self-sabotage. He made several attempts to end his life, but through a series of coincidences that can only be described as divinely orchestrated, his time was not done. As the founder of Fight For The Forgotten, he has dedicated much of his life to serving clean water to the Pygmy people in the Congo. And over this past year, he has become a pillar of the Fit For Service Fellowship. I’ve had the honor of watching his giant heart continue to expand, and this gem of a human continue to shine his light for the world. Donate to Fight For The Forgotten | https://fightfortheforgotten.org/justinwren Connect with Justin Wren: Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/thebigpygmy/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/thebigpygmy Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/justinthevikingwren This episode is sponsored by Get your 1st month of FIT FOR SERVICE APP FREE | https://bit.ly/3pd4HGw BLUblox Get 15% off BluBlox blue light glasses by visiting https://www.blublox.com/AMP and enter the code AMP at checkout Helix Sleep save up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by visiting HelixSleep.com/AMP Onnit Get 10% off Onnit products | https://www.onnit.com/Aubrey/ Connect with Aubrey: Website | https://www.aubreymarcus.com/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/aubreymarcus/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/aubreymarcus Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/AubreyMarcus/ YouTube | https://bit.ly/2DLctpk Check out Own The Day Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus| https://bit.ly/2t6x4hu Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Newsletter: https://www.aubreymarcus.com/pages/email Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Podcast: iTunes | https://apple.co/2lMZRCn Spotify | https://spoti.fi/2EaELZO Stitcher | https://bit.ly/2G8ccJt IHeartRadio | https://ihr.fm/397Msh0 Google Podcasts | https://bit.ly/3nzCJEh Android | https://bit.ly/2OQeBQg
Justin Wren: Learning to Love Yourself, Practicing Kindness, and Surviving Depression and Addiction
How many of you experienced bullying in your childhood? How did that experience shape the person that you are today? Is self-love all that you need to get through difficult times? In this episode of the Align Podcast, we get deep and personal with Justin Wren. From bullying to self-sabotage with addiction, we discuss the importance of learning self-love and how expressing kindness towards yourself and others is the key to healing. We also get a very intimate insight into Justin’s darkest thoughts and moments and how he overcame them. Plus, a message is given to those going through dark times. Justin Wren is a former heavyweight division fighter, holding an MMA record of 15-2. After overcoming depression and addiction, Justin took the decision to step away from MMA, seeking out a purpose and passion for his life. He then founded Fight For The Forgotten initiative, where he now fights for those who don’t have a voice. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-8255 to talk. What we discuss: 02:26: Justin's relationship with his mom 05:30: What do martial arts teach you? 07:11: What makes a bully? 11:18: Justin's experience with bullying 24:50: Learning how to love yourself 29:17: Discussing suicide ideation and attempt: Justin's experience 01:08:44: How kindness can help you 01:17:47: Self-sabotage with addiction 01:22:58: A message for those going through dark times 01:34:10: More about the Fight for the Forgotten initiative To learn more about Justin: Website: fightfortheforgotten.org Instagram: @fightfortheforgotten / @thebigpygmy Podcast: The Justin Wren Podcast
210 Joe Rogan Experience Review of Justin Wren et al.
Joe Rogan Experience Review podcast
5% of ALL SPONSORSHIP proceeds goes to Justin Wren and his Fight for the Forgotten charity!! This commitment is for now and forever. They will ALWAYS get money as long as we run ads so we appreciate your support too as you listeners are the reason we can do this. Thanks! Fill out this survey if you're a fan of the show! http://survey.libsyn.com/jrereview This week we discuss Joe's podcast guests as always. Guest list: Justin Wren (Fight For the Forgotten), Bredan Schaub (Fighter and the Kid) and Jamar Neighbors. Stay safe.. Enjoy folks! Follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/joeroganexperiencereview Please email us here with any suggestions, comments and questions for future shows.. Joeroganexperiencereview@gmail.com Follow Garrett on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/gloveone
#2.5 - STRENGTHEN YOUR PRACTICE: How to Make a Difference in Every Moment with Justin Wren, MMA Fighter and Humanitarian
The Amy Edwards Show
Get stronger every day with quick nourishment for your practice. In this mini-episode, Amy returns with friend of the show Justin Wren, professional mixed martial artist and humanitarian who founded Fight for the Forgotten https://fightfortheforgotten.org/, to tell an emotional story from his recent trip and how it is an example of the practice of mindfulness in every moment. You can find Justin Wren on Instagram and Twitter @thebigpygmy and be sure to check out Fight for the Forgotten at https://fightfortheforgotten.org. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/realamyedwards Twitter - https://twitter.com/realamyedwards Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/realamyedwards Website - https://www.amyedwards.com Hot Pie Media is an on-demand digital audio/video entertainment network with interests primarily in the creation of original, relevant and entertaining podcasts. https://hotpiemedia.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
#2 - Rebirth with Guest Justin Wren, MMA Fighter and Humanitarian
The Amy Edwards Show
As we enter into a new year, there is no better time to talk about leaving the past behind and feeling reborn. Join Amy as she connects deeply with Justin Wren, a professional mixed martial artist and humanitarian who founded Fight for the Forgotten https://fightfortheforgotten.org/, who openly shares his powerful story of attempted suicide, recovery, rebirth, and overcoming addiction to move forward in life and leave the old behind. If you’re looking to rock life and develop into the most badass version of yourself, you’re in the right place! Stay for the end as Justin drops back in and shares his daily habits, and Amy provides affirmations, meditations and concrete, effective habit building strategies. You can find Justin Wren on Instagram and Twitter @thebigpygmy and be sure to check out Fight for the Forgotten at https://fightfortheforgotten.org. Mentioned: https://stevenpressfield.com/books/turning-pro/ https://jamesclear.com/habit-journal https://fullfocusplanner.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/realamyedwards Twitter - https://twitter.com/realamyedwards Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/realamyedwards Website - https://www.amyedwards.com Hot Pie Media is an on-demand digital audio/video entertainment network with interests primarily in the creation of original, relevant and entertaining podcasts. https://hotpiemedia.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Justin Wren - The Amazing Story of 'The Big Pygmy' (#142)
Ten Laws with East Forest
Over a decade ago the world got to know Justin Wren through his successful mixed martial arts career in the UFC – from starring in the Spike reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” to becoming a dominating force in the heavyweight division, to his MMA record of 15-2. Today, the world knows this 6-foot-3-inch, 265-pound fighter for the size of his heart. Following a six-year struggle with addiction and depression in his early career, Justin stepped away from MMA to seek out purpose and passion for his life. What he found was a forgotten tribe of Mbuti Pygmies deep in the jungles of the Congo, beaten down by economic enslavement, disease, and hopelessness. Through his Fight For The Forgotten initiative, 1,500 members of this formerly enslaved people group are now free and flourishing on 3,000 acres of their own land with access to clean water and their own farms. Today Fight For The Forgotten is working with a community of Batwa Pygmies in Uganda supporting them with clean water, latrines, housing and agricultural tools and seed for farming with the dream of them one day in the not-to-far future becoming self sufficient, going from extinction to thriving. In 2019, Justin felt a deep burden for youth struggling with depression and bullying like he experienced starting at the age of 13 years into adulthood. Because of what Justin went through and seeing himself in many young people, especially during some of his speaking engagements, Justin knew he wanted to play a part in the solution. January 1, 2020, Generation Why “GNWY”, a high energy performing arts collective team that had been presenting youth assemblies for three years, joined Fight For The Forgotten with their universal message of “why”. They challenge students to pursue their purpose to pursue their why. The diverse team engages students with hopeful and inspiring dance, rap, spoken word intertwined with multiple stories. Topics are customized for the age, event, school, or youth event including subjects about - Anti-Bullying - Suicide Awareness - Drinking & Substance Abuse - Youth Empowerment. https://fightfortheforgotten.org/ Join the newsletter and be part of the East Forest Council Community. Listen to East Forest guided meditations on Spotify & Apple. Check out the East Forest x Ram Dass album on (Spotify & Apple) + East Forest's Music For Mushrooms: A Soundtrack For The Psychedelic Practitioner 5hr album (Spotify & Apple). *****Please rate Ten Laws w/East Forest on iTunes. It helps us get the guests you want to hear. Stay in the East Forest flow: Mothership: http://eastforest.org/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/eastforest/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/EastForestMusic/ TW: https://twitter.com/eastforestmusic
Episode 231: Justin Wren - Mixed Martial Artist & Fight For The Forgotten
Human Performance Outliers Podcast
Justin is a humanitarian and the founder of Fight For The Forgotten, he is a professional MMA fighter for both the UFC and Bellator, competed in season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, a two time All-American and National Champion Greco Roman Wrestler. Show updates & links - IG: @zachbitter Tw: @zbitter FB: @zach.bitter Web: zachbitter.com Find Justin: IG: @thebigpygmy Tw: @TheBigPygmy FB: @justinthevikingwren Web: fightfortheforgotten.org Episode Sponsor: BiOptimizers – www.bioptimizers.com/human promo code: HUMAN10 Episode Sponsor: LMNT - drinkLMNT.com/HPO Support the show: - patreon.com/HPOpodcast or https://www.paypal.me/hpopod Consultation with Zach: https://calendly.com/zbittercoaching If you would like to contact the show, please send your emails to email@example.com
Justin Wren is a heavy-weight mixed martial arts fighter, humanitarian, and all around incredible person. Over a decade ago, the world got to know Justin through his successful career in the UFC – from starring in the Spike reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” to becoming a dominating force in the heavyweight division, to his MMA record of 15-2. Today, the world knows Justin for the size of his heart and the amazing work he is doing in the world. Following a six-year struggle with addiction and depression in his early career, Justin stepped away from MMA to seek out purpose and passion for his life. What he found was a forgotten tribe of Mbuti Pygmies deep in the jungles of the Congo, beaten down by economic enslavement, disease, and hopelessness. Through his Fight For The Forgotten initiative, 1,500 members of this formerly enslaved people group are now free and flourishing on 3,000 acres of their own land with access to clean water and their own farms. Today Fight For The Forgotten is working with a community of Batwa Pygmies in Uganda, supporting them with clean water, latrines, housing and agricultural tools and seed for farming, with the dream of them one day, in the not-too-far future, becoming self-sufficient, going from extinction to thriving. Justin is an incredible story-teller, and has become a close friend of mine. His voice and his stories are exactly the kind that I want to be raising up on this podcast, and I am so excited to share this one with all of you. If You Enjoy The Thought Room Please Subscribe and Give Us a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts. Special Offers: Apply for the Conscious Man: hallierose.com/men Topics Explored: 12:00 How Hallie and Justin met 16:00 The beginning of Justin’s incredible life story 21:00 Justin’s experience on the Ultimate Fighter and challenge with addiction at a young age 32:30 A traumatic story from Justin’s childhood 45:30 How helping others helped Justin begin to heal 58:00 A slap on the head from God and a path to recovery 67:00 Justin’s suicide attempt 87:00 The pressure of the pedestal 90:30 Justin’s visions and transformative journey in Sedona 131:00 The genesis of Fight for the Forgotten, Justin’s non-profit organization 151:00 Defeating hate with love - Stories from the Congo 173:00 How showing up with love can shift energy Resources: fightfortheforgotten.org Apply for The Conscious Man: hallierose.com/men Subscribe to The Thought Room: Apple | https://tinyurl.com/qp3mqnp Spotify | https://tinyurl.com/wxyzmdw Stitcher | https://tinyurl.com/wrxv39g Connect with Justin Wren: Instagram | @thebigpygmy Website | fightfortheforgotten.org Connect with Hallie Rose: Thought Room IG | https://www.instagram.com/thoughtroompodcast/ Hallie Rose IG | https://www.instagram.com/hallie_rosebud/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/ThoughtRoomPod YouTube |http://bit.ly/ThoughtRoomYouTube Website | www.thoughtroompodcast.com Email | firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for the TRP Newsletter | www.thoughtroompodcast.com HELP SUPPORT THIS SHOW! → SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts + Spotify + Stitcher + Google Podcasts → LEAVE A SHORT APPLE PODCASTS REVIEW: Would you please consider leaving a typed review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? 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Quotes from my guests on Psychedelics: “Psychedelics are like a direct portal to the Psyche” - Erick Godsey “What my experience with psychedelics has taught me is that all the magic is here!” - Kyle Buller “The medicines have a way of changing one's perspective powerfully and profoundly.” - Luke Storey “Psychedelics are not suppressed because they are dangerous to users; they’re suppressed because they provoke unconventional thought, which threatens any number of elites and institutions that would rather do our thinking for us.” - Dr. Dennis McKenna Quotes from my guests on Consciousness: “I’m a true believer that our lives are a product of our imagination.” - Ollie Ollerton “Never let those who lack belief in themselves rob you of yours.” - Dorian Yates “Your ability to feel good in any kind of environment is up to you.” - Dr. Craig Koniver Quotes from my guests on Ayahuasca: “And I am leaving, knowing — I don’t want my dharma revealed to me...I want to create it, I want to walk it, I want to dance it, moment by moment. 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