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My baby was sold this week. It is funny how we humanize some things. Like cars. After 5 years it was time for me to grow up and out of the boy racer car and look for something more mature. Still, it does not make it any easier after you have spent almost every day driving her, had heaps of fun with her (twin-turbo 0-100 in 4.8sec), and she has been super reliable. Lots of memories.
According to the American Heritage dictionary, “Anthropomorphism” is the “attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.” I am curious, do you have things (inanimate objects) in your life that you speak about (or to) as if they were alive? Or is it just me?
Here are the top three things that have made a difference in my week.
They might also be useful for you, or not.
1) Great Netflix documentary I watched this week...
My Octopus Teacher. This is fascinating about a filmmaker that forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. This is amazing footage that shows the incredible life of the animal kingdom. Importantly for those who are students of flow, it shows the power of cold water, breath, and nature on finding flow. Definitely worth watching.
2) Something I am seeking to understand more about...
The Carnivore Diet. I know, it is a bit different from the Plant-Based Diet I’ve talked about in recent Three Things Thursdays. I like the idea however of understanding different perspectives rather than always consuming information that re-enforces our own world view. In this episode, Mark Sisson welcomes carnivore diet expert Dr. Paul Saladino for a wide-ranging conversation centered upon the exciting new carnivore diet movement.
Functional medicine physician who has become a leading authority and promoter of carnivore-style eating. Paul talks about his background in western medical training, his approach of practicing "root cause medicine," and his discovery of incredible results from carnivore in himself, his patients, and many enthusiasts.
Got to warn you these guys go deep into the science of how eating what we have always believed to be a healthy plant-based diet can actually result in nutrient deficiency (especially vegan and vegetarian), autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Dr. Paul explains how coffee and tea can also deliver net negative results, especially in sensitive people. You will emerge with an excellent understanding of the premise behind carnivore beyond the knee-jerk reaction that this strategy is unfounded or even dangerous. Open your mind and learn about the radical concept that plant foods may not be necessary and may even be harming your health.
3) Something my son Logan taught me about this week...
A Dopamine Fast. My son Logan is doing Year 12 and struggling to fully engage with the homework required. At dinner, this week he came to the table telling us about his Dopamine Fast that he had been on for the day. As he explained he did not have any problem browsing social media or watching YouTube. But an hour of studying was sometimes just way too hard. So, he went looking for a solution and discovered the power of dopamine. If you are wanting to increase your productivity, willpower, and desire to do the things that are not always easy this is a great video, and something worth trying. How long will you fast for 1,3 or 5 days?
P.s. Speaking of empowering people, quote of the week is...
"Knowledge is not power. Knowledge is only potential power. Action is power." – Tony Robbins
I would love your feedback on what had an impact on you and the lesson in it, moral of the story, or learning you would share.
Have a ripper finish to your week.
Cheers Dr. Ben
Dr. Ben Carvosso
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