| EP 337 – Dr Tara Swart & Brain Agility

Author / John

1 hr 24 min listen

Neuroplasticity is Sexy

Dr Tara Swart [@DrTaraSwart] is author of The Source, an in depth look at how the science of the brain can be utilized to realize your authentic self. Does this seem like heavy Thanksgiving dinner conversation? Well then it may be just what you need to divert the attention from religion and politics. Swart joins The Crew for a discussion about her book, her work in neuroscience, and recent research that teaches us just how to shape our destiny by training our brain. John, Luke, and Tex are, quite frankly, smitten with Dr Swart. Her sense of humor and strength in conviction knock the boys down a peg or two…and also make her the perfect guest for PA Radio.

What does it mean to visualize yourself younger, more successful, or happier? Can we convince our brain that we possess the qualities necessary to really become those things? The answer is YES. According to Dr Tara Swart, visualization is just one aspect of neuroplasticity.  Combined with other techniques as described in her book, The Source, one can begin to create the world around them rather than merely respond to it. This is the magic and science of the brain, our most adaptable resource. Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Follow Dr Swart on social media @DrTaraSwart on Instagram and @TaraSwart on Twitter. Her book is available for purchase on Amazon or perhaps you can just manifest it’s existence in your personal library by visualizing it.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. 2020 Updated Reading List | It's A Long Road on March 27, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    […] We had Tara Swart on Power Athlete Radio.  Check it out here. […]

  2. Matthew D'Aloia on April 7, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Hi John,

    Do you have the name of the book you read before you had your daughters?

    Great podcast!

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