Dr Paul Wood has had a very colourful life. At age 18 and having just lost his mum he was on a path for disaster, a drug addict and entrenched already in a criminal underworld.

One night a drug dealer tried to molest him and the young Paul reacted violently and caused the death of this man. He had just days before lost his mother and had been the victim of sexual abuse in his childhood and so his reactions were beyond what the situation called for. He was convicted and would spend the next 11 years in jail, most of it in the high security unit at Paremoremo but this is where the story gets interesting.

Instead of living the predictable criminals life, Paul eventually got the chance to study while inside and this changed him and his destiny. He was the first inmate in NZ to come out of prison with a Doctorate to his name.

Since then he has completely turned his life around and continues his work in helping others escape their own mental prisons. 

He discusses the need for more emotional literacy especially amoung young men and the need to teach more resilience, mental strength and how to manage emotions. 

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My favourite running podcast by miles⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This is the best podcast for long runs. Lisa is just so relatable, honest, funny and inspires me to push my own limits. Awesome guests (I particularly enjoyed the podcast with Kim Morrison) and a wide variety of topics covered. Thanks for keeping me running, Lisa!
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My favourite podcast ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Helps me get through my boring desk job. Absolutely love this podcast. Great topics and advice that has helped me to better myself and my approach to running.
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Always great guests, great insights and learnings that can be applied immediately for every level of experience.
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I am getting my mojo back with regards to my health and running after treatment for breast cancer, I connected with Lisa as I was looking for positive influences from people who are long distance runners and understand our mindset. Lisa’s podcasts have been a key factor in getting me out of a negative space where I allowed others limiting beliefs to stop me from following my heart and what I believe is right for me. After 18 months of being in cancer recovery mode I wanted to get out of the cancer mindset and back to achieving goals that had been put aside. Listening to Pushing The Limits has put me onto other great podcasts, and in the process I have learnt so much and am on a pathway to a much better place with my mindset and health. Thanks so much Lisa for doing what you do and always being you.
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