Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.
On this episode, Robert sits down with Zach Jewell of the Into The Dark Blue Men's Mental Wellness Community Program. They discuss men's health groups, podcasting and much more.
1:05- Zach Jewell is one of the hosts of, Into The Dark Blue Podcast, a platform for Men’s Mental Health awareness and support group organization. Zach grew up artistic and sensitive, qualities that are not the norm of stereotypical masculinity.
3:00- Patton brings up the height determines masculinity complex that women often use. If you’re not tall and have well sculpted muscle, somehow this makes you less of a man.
5:45- Jewell and Patton agree that accepting yourself brings you the most confidence and is a highly attractive quality, regardless what gender the person is.
8:00- Breaking the misconception that meditation is associated with religion, Jewell explains how beneficial it is combined with mental health therapy.
11:25- Patton introduces his experiences with transcendental meditation. Using a sound with no connotation, he will make a sound for five to ten minutes and after stopping the sound naturally your thoughts will fall away and time is slowed down. Your shoulders are dropped and your face is loose, feeling your heart and organs operating in harmony. Jewell imagines himself elsewhere and will take away all the other pieces of the environment until there is nothing left.
17:17- Jewell is in a much more positive headspace after leaving behind toxic relationships and corporate work environments. Things that are truly important to him are happening on a more frequent basis.
19:45- His current job is logistics at Amazon, while Co-Host Josh works at Apple as a repair specialist. They met ten years ago at church, while Zach was serving as a youth minister. Zach lives in Seattle, Washington and Josh lives in San Antonio, Texas.
26:00- The big goal for Jewell is to continue his work in creating an everlasting organization dedicated to improving Men’s health. So far he is receiving positive feedback in the US, UK and Australia.
28:00- Medication is not always the best option first, having hobbies and doing therapy seems to be very helpful with mental health instead of just medicine only. Zach enjoys long boarding, shooting pool and hiking.
31:00- Patton talks about face planting in the sand while attempting to surf. Basketball is what he enjoys most and puts him into a zen state.
34:00- The importance of dressing well to promote positive self image became more important after trying on new suits after too long of wearing the same, boring clothes. Look good, feel good is the motto. Jewell goes with the thrift option to find affordable and stylish clothes.
40:00- Women have been very receptive to the Into The Dark Blue Podcast because they believe it can truly help with ending toxic masculinity. Having guided conversations with other men to help grow as men is very healthy and important.
43:25- Jewell states he has a whole new level of self confidence with wearing Sheath Underwear.
45:00- Robert Oberst and the strongest Men in America inspired Patton to lift heavier and feel good. Patton messaged Oberst and started learning more about each other.
52:30- After being in a tumultuous marriage for several years, Jewell went back into the dating world and found his current girlfriend, who is amazing and supportive of his life in all aspects, they have been together for two years.
54:00- Patton mentions that today he is driving his daughter to her first day of college and he may cry because it is a big moment, even though she is only two hours away.