Habits I’m Working:
- Lately my FOCUS has been scattered because I’m temporarily in an environment with a lot of distractions (I’m use to being home all day by myself without anyone around). Whenever I find myself scattered or jumping between tasks, I say to myself “FOCUS” and go back to what I was doing. Essentially, I am training my mind and the more I do this, the easier it becomes.
- I’ve been going out to eat a lot lately due to circumstances but I just crave for a few consecutive home-cooked meals. I much prefer to cook 80% of my meals so I know exactly what’s in my food. Who knows what kinds of toxic seed oils or butter restaurants use in their food, no matter how high-end?! I don’t feel good about myself when I’m constantly eating out!
- Synthetic chemical in consumer products linked to early death, study finds. Most of us in the wellness space already knows this but maybe people will start taking this more seriously. I spent the last few years removing as much plastic as I could in my home especially learning that there are estrogenic chemicals in plastics.
- Neuroscientist turned Twitter legend Nadia Chaudhri dies at 43. RIP to @DrNadiaChaudhri –Twitter has a huge medical community of well-respected real doctors. I’ve been following many of them for years pre-pandemic and I promise you they are a much more reliable source than your “Facebook doctors and scientists.”
- Chronic Illness Had Me Stuck in Grief. My E-Bike Helped Me Find Joy Again. I know many people who took up cycling or running because they were stuck in a rut, and exercise radically transformed their lives.
- There’s Finally a Legitimate Tour de France for Women. I’m really not into competitive racing but this is great news for the industry!!
- How to Fight Diet Culture at Your Family Dinner Table. All parents need to read this because your kids are absorbing EVERYTHING in their environment subconsciously including a bad relationship with food that you may have. It’s our responsibility to NOT pass these onto future generations.
Our kids are listening when we talk about “earning” dessert with a hard hike or long bike ride, or when we call their Goldfish crackers “junk” and try to steer them toward farmers’ market veggies instead. And they’re watching when we cut out gluten or stare critically at our thighs or our abs in the mirror.Outside Online
- How Exercise Makes You Better at Life. I can never be with anyone who doesn’t exercise regularly. Once you know it’s affects on your wellbeing, it’s hard to go back and level down! If they are mandating vaccines, they should mandate exercise!! I see exercise as essential to my life like working, eating, and brushing my teeth. It’s just a mindset shift. 😉
Research shows that regular physical activity increases creative thinking and problem solving, improves mood and emotional control, enhances focus and energy, and promotes quality sleep. There is no line of work that doesn’t benefit from these attributes.
The link between physical activity and BDNF helps explain mounting evidence that regular movement prevents and delays cognitive decline.
- [School of Greatness] Dr. Phil’s 3 Secrets For A Happy & Successful Relationship – Get relationship and life advice from people already doing it. NOT from your single friends with bad habits who don’t prioritize innerwork and leveling.
- [Huberman Lab] Effects of Fasting & Time Restricted Eating on Fat Loss & Health – I’ve been waiting for this episode for a while! If you are one of those people who reads a few articles and declares “fasting doesn’t work” — you aren’t following the right people. In fact, if I had to choose one podcast to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be Huberman Lab!
- [The Drive] Lance Armstrong: The rise, fall, and growth of a cycling legend – I haven’t heard from Lance in a while I have so much respect for Peter Attia.
- [Insights at the Edge] Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic – Trauma is the root cause of many relationship issues, mood disorders, and even illnesses.
- [The Spectrum of Health] The Biology of Meditation – There are so many benefits of meditation proven by science, and it blows my mind why people aren’t doing it. Everyone is looking for quick fixes and shortcuts but no one wants to spend time working on lifestyle changes: exercise + sunlight + sleep + meditation.
Kickstarters I’m eyeing:
- Mind Expanding Stroboscopic Lamp: a stroboscopic lamp that easily induces altered states of consciousness for relaxation, focus, sleep and exploration. This is super dope! I’m a huge fan of light therapy. Most people don’t realize that since your skin is your biggest organ, we are hugely affected by all the lights around us.
- Secret Powers Planner: a planner for children to help create a positive mindset for childhood and beyond! I can imagine how the world would be a better place if we teach children the power of journaling, affirmations, and breathwork at an early age.
- Little Hackers: Learning to Code for Early Readers: a fun, interactive experience that uses a workbook and augmented reality to teach coding without a computer. My secret aspiration for my future child is a computer hacker!
- we need a pixar movie about the secret life of the socks that go missing in the wash – @adamgreattweet
- Smartest investment you can make is in yourself, there’s zero competition in the space – @jaimeschmidt
- read comments: “What is the most meaningful thing a doctor ever did for you?” – @DrBryanLeyva
- I found a new physiotherapist that I just LOVE this week. Originally I went to see her for craniosacral massage but she did such a thorough full body assessment on me like no other, and I connected with her energy. Let’s just say not all health practitioners are equal, and I have seen A LOT of them (since recovering from bike accidents and car crashes). As requested, I will write a separate post on my recovery journey!
- The past two weeks, my left shoulder (from the whiplash) began acting up again. Healing is a pain because you can do all this treatment and then one little thing can set you back to square one. I can probably speed up this healing but I’m always try to aim for delayed gratification so I’ve been resting as much as I can.
- I haven’t been able to ride (wah) and Vancouver has been having torrential downpour all week. Let’s just say I haven’t been this sedentary in ages. I DON’T KNOW HOW PEOPLE GO FOR DAYS WITHOUT EXERCISE!! Honestly it’s driving me nuts but I’m trying hard to reframe this as downtime for recovery. I’ve been doing a lot of stretching + mobility + meditation, and without hardcore bike rides and grouse grinds weekly, my body hasn’t felt this ‘loose’ in a while. 🙈
- I haven’t had this much body fat on me in 7+ years (not complaining, just saying!!!) so the universe is telling me to start lifting again. Since I can’t do much for the next couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to get back into a consistent weightlifting because I know I need to strengthen certain muscles in my back + shoulders.