Category Archives: Awareness

Fitness is about the mind, intelligence is about the body

on July 24, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness

Fitness is about the mind After all these years, it finally dawned on me that physical fitness trains the mind more than the body. The body shows the results. I bet few fit people haven’t developed mental discipline. You might start working on the body, but you won’t get far without working on the mind. The physical work opens the door. I doubt many people who think fitness is just[…] Keep reading →

9 ways I’m un-American

on July 2, 2018 in Awareness, Nonjudgment

I love living in the United States, New York City, and Greenwich Village. I love our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. I love that our culture produced people like Henry David Thoreau, Michael Jordan, Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Muhammad Ali, and Richard Feynman, and attracted others, like Albert Einstein. Our country has evolved since its entrepreneurial, revolutionary, freedom-minded, can-do origins. We pollute the air, land, water, and our bodies more[…] Keep reading →

How not to be hungry

on June 23, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Freedom

I like food. I don’t like skipping meals. Sometimes I can’t avoid missing them. Obligations arise and I have to do something for a few hours nonstop. Sometimes I know the only options are so disappointing, unfulfilling, or involve so much plastic, oil, or other things that will lead me to regret that I’d rather eat a big next meal than what’s available. Most of my life skipping a meal[…] Keep reading →

Life lessons from 1883 Montana

on June 20, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Visualization

People keep acting like I have some special discipline that most people don’t. They think the burpees, cold showers, avoiding packaged food, and so on take effort. They don’t. Creating a lifestyle where they are normal and easy took effort—a once-in-a-lifetime effort—followed by their being the default for the rest of my life. Almost no willpower or discipline needed. People don’t believe me. I think they find it easier to[…] Keep reading →

I Haven’t Eaten for 3 Days and It’s Amazing

on May 28, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Habits, Inc.com

I Haven’t Eaten for 3 Days and It’s Amazing It’s Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I’ve ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing. I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours. Why? Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. Since swimming across the Hudson River,[…] Keep reading →

The difference between delicious and yummy

on May 9, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Nature, Perception

Here’s what I mean by yummy: Here’s what I mean by delicious (a delivery from my CSA): What’s the difference? “Yummy” food tends to have qualities such as: Little fiber Fried Sugar, fat, and salt provide the dominant flavors and textures Little raw ingredients Mostly yellow, orange, or brown Other colors often come from food coloring and don’t represent the raw foods Sauces Packaged Corporate processing Many ingredients “Delicious” food[…] Keep reading →

Do American Restaurants Only Serve Comfort Food?

on May 4, 2018 in Awareness, Fitness, Perception

Do American Restaurants Only Serve Comfort Food? Can you eat delicious and healthy away from home? You probably want to eat healthy. It’s hard in American restaurants and markets, which may devote over 90% of their space to packaged and fiberless industrial food products. Maybe you put the effort in to avoid industrial food products in favor of fresh, whole vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds. If you’re like me, you learned to love the subtle, complex, nuanced flavors[…] Keep reading →

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