I know that I have not put anything out in 3 weeks & the truth is- it took me 3 weeks to completely organize all of my thoughts in a comprehensible manner…I write this not to inspire a quest of mindless suffering, but with the simple aim of better preparing you for the times that life deals a shitty hand of cards. There are incredible benefits (mentally, physically & spiritually) to be had in discomfort, all it takes is a mindset shift.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is to avoid excessive comfort…
Craving perpetual relaxation, convenience & a sense of safety suffocates us with a warm embrace that provides only short term gratification. We sit safely in our human zoo, protected from many challenges we used to face. But the bars of the cage remind us of our limitations as domesticated creatures…We comfort ourselves with material possessions perhaps as a way to...
Last week we asked you guys to answer the question, "How strong is strong enough" and this response from Danielle really stood out to us:
"I've experienced ‘strong enough’ all throughout this past year working a physically strenuous job, but I found myself still able to wake up, work on Homebodies, and do it all again. Working through the program (now for the second time) has helped me in my day to day life.
Something as simple as lifting grocery bags, cleaning the house, etc. feels like nothing, knowing I have the groundwork completed and can properly use my body so as not to hurt it.
‘Strong enough’ is what I always envision myself to be, knowing I have the tools to properly use and train my muscles, soothe my muscles, and keep them engaged in day to day life.
We only get one body, so why not have your personal best version of it?
So grateful to have Homebodies every morning to ground myself and work on myself."
Over time your body reflects your HABITS & will adapt to the demands that you place on it every day…
Habit has become a very hackneyed watch-word in Western Self Help Culture.
We have the capacity to create seemingly endless problems for ourselves but there is always some NEW HABIT that will fix our problem.
What if our actual problem is a habit? [The Habit is the Problem- a new self help book by Nate]
What if we habitually skip exercise, habitually reach for junk food, habitually take the elevator, habitually reach for anything easy, convenient, and instantly gratifying?
We all know that there is no one-single quick fix that can lead to real-sustainable health. You have to live that fuckin life. Every-single-day. It takes deliberate action to instill the healthy habits that govern good health.
Today we are going to discuss a simple-spiritual-ritual (say that 3x fast) that will connect your [Soles and Souls] with nature.
We're also going to show you how to make your very own ROCK- MAT.
Standing or walking on rocks barefoot may not sound all that appealing, but there is a method to the madness I promise and it feels very relaxing.
Our ancient ancestors walked barefoot for thousands of years- making this practice extremely primal and instinctual. I promise not to go down a rabbit hole of chakras, and electro-magnetic ionic energy transmitter grounding ritual stuff, because that goes way over my head & falls more into the woo-woo category for me.
I am going to instead concentrate on the spiritual & scientific benefits in a more pragmatic and practical way.
We have over 200,000 nerve endings in our feet, they are one of the most important sensory organs we are equipped with. Unfortunately our feet spend the most time...
A majority of individuals that may label themselves as un-FIT are not maladapted at all. In fact, it’s quite the contrary- they are adapted quite perfectly to the environment that they find themselves in most frequently.
The painfully apparent theme-
We are (literally & figuratively) killing ourselves with comfort.
I’ve often wondered why it seems, as a culture, so many of us are unhealthy, unhappy and sick- despite neverending “advancements”, an overabundance of food, and endless scientific progress to make our lives better. As a whole, we are getting LESS FIT and MORE SICK each year. Shouldn't we be...
The winter months are that time of year when our rhythm starts to seriously shift. It gets darker earlier, cold(er) weather, and back to back holidays have the potential to inevitably upend any healthy routines that you may have worked really hard to create.
(Ice baths are a regular occurrence in my household)
It is first important to note that the word “Fitness” as I refer to it has nothing to do with the modern fitness industry, but rather- the state of our physical-being. That is a culmination of our nutrition, health & well-being (lack of sickness, both mental & physical) as well as the ability to perform challenging physical activities that may present themselves to us in daily life. So it's important that we use every tool at our disposal not just to survive through these months, but use it as a chance to adapt, evolve & THRIVE. Because there are far more ways to move the needle on our “fitness” than mindlessly...
Do you think our emotional mood prompts physical changes in our body, or do the physical body changes affect the mind and mood?
This 3 part series- better inputs for better outputs is all about the correlation of what goes into our body & the overall effect that it plays to the human condition- physically, mentally & spiritually.
As humans we are a fluctuating reflection of our inputs and it's far more than just what we are eating and drinking. It's what we read, what we listen to, what we watch and who we associate with. So, I want to set down some words indicative of my own personal meditations and experiences on the matter. This is not some ‘power-of-positive-thinking’ fodder. I write this in hopes that it can help you bring awareness to your state of consciousness and how it affects day to day life. Throughout my trials and errors I have found that without...
This series is about improving the standard of our health and wellness by becoming more mindful of our "inputs."
Part 1 covered the importance of the most essential compound for all of life- H2O. If you missed it, you can read it here.
Part 2 is all about the NomNoms, let’s dig in.
So, if you want to make the largest impact in your life- the key is to start with something really simple that you can do every day.
The topic of food and how to properly nourish our bodies SHOULD be simple by nature... unfortunately it has become needlessly complicated.
Many people obsess over obscure items while ignoring the most basic standards for eating that actually carry the most massive weight. I'm here to KISS. (No, not like that, this is what I mean- keep it simple stupid)
Better inputs for better outputs is going to be a 3 part series centered around how to improve results by NOT focusing on the goal itself…
Without further ado, welcome to Part 1:
[[Outputs depend primarily on inputs, and inputs depend on you.]]
**Therefore our inputs are 100% controllable & actionable; Outputs are not.
An idea that I am pondering as I write this series is…
Nailing the basics is simple, but simple does not mean easy
With New Years comes a lot of resolutions and wishful thinking. So, I wanted to hit on the most simple and essential routine that every single human can implement to promote optimal health and well-being...
DRINKING ENOUGH WATER
Of all the behavioral modifications to positively impact the human body in literally every single way- drinking adequate water is the most cheap, uncomplicated, and readily available.