Between asking about recovering from a heart attack in your 40s and about water bottles, where do you start? As it turns out, they’re more closely related than you think. We started talking about recovering from the heart attack. Dan has faced his mortality several times before, so fear of death didn’t hit him most. We talked more about changes to his lifestyle, particularly diet, which connected with sustainability.
As a leadership community leader, Dan noticed and shared about his emotional experiences. Since we’re friends who talk a lot, I think you’ll find the conversation more friendly than most, so I think you’ll hear more intimacy than with many podcast conversations.
Dan seemed to reach a greater ratio of change to effort than many guests. He sounds like he’s just starting, maybe because he’s changing a lot of things in his life now, maybe because he’s changed before. I love that he’s made the term doof a part of his vocabulary and that it’s taken root with his family. Man, it clarifies and simplifies choosing what to buy and put in our mouths.
His experience to me reinforces how much we do on autopilot that hurts others and instead of facing we put out of our minds because it superficially makes us feel bad. We don’t see the life improvement after the transition. Dan has experienced it.