“Hang around people that are high level thinkers. If you can’t find those people, then … leverage it by listening to podcasts, reading powerful books, things that will inspire you.” Zach Even-Esh (Bulletproof podcast #161)
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” ― Charlie Jones
An ongoing list of those I’ve found most inspiring and/or thought provoking (dates reflect listening or reading date, not publication/air date)
I wanted a sticky sauce with a lot of punch. I got it.
I based my recipe on the Bourbon Maple Glazed Chicken recipe found here.
A lack of bourbon and maple syrup in the house meant the need for a rethink. As I’m currently living on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, there tends to be a lot of whisky about, and I also happened to have some honey. I wanted something a bit smokey, so I selected Port Charlotte Scottish Barley (40ppm) for the whisky.
Great viewing from ABC Catalyst.
“New research has linked the Western diet to asthma, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, and the list goes on. The reason a healthy diet could be even more important than previously thought is because food affects the bacteria deep inside our guts. Unbeknownst to most of us, we each carry about 1.5 kg of bacteria – that’s trillions of tiny microbes that contribute 100 times as many genes as our genomes do. In the last ten years, a technological revolution means scientists are now beginning to discover just how crucial these microscopic creatures are to our overall health…and what they’re learning is shaking the very foundations of medicine and nutrition”
Full report here: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/gut_reaction_part_1/#
Change Your Beliefs About Yourself to Form Better Habits
Some great advice:
“Your goal isn’t to be perfect. Your goal is simply to win the majority of the time. And if you cast enough votes for the right identity, eventually the good behaviors will win out.
For some reason, we often think that if we fail to follow our exact plan step-by-step, then we have totally blown it. The truth is that it doesn’t work that way at all. If you make a mistake, remember that it’s just one vote. Be aware of the votes you’re casting and try to win the majority. Every action is a vote for your identity.”
Well, I’ve gotten this far! Normally I cave in about now … and I must say I was really tempted yesterday as I made my family mushroom and chicken san choy bau for dinner (not my recipe choice) and while it contained some very lovely paleo ingredients, it also called for kecap manis (sweet soy) and peanuts. In hindsight I should have just substituted coconut aminos (why didn’t I think of that last night?!). Instead, I considered eating the very tasty looking mushroom mix v/s $300 donation to Mr Rabbit … and Continue reading
12 Factors to Look For in a Job Other than a Paycheck
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.” —Roger Caras