― Albert Schweitzer ―
― Sang H Kim ―
This week on The HERO Podcast we’re combining what I feel are two cornerstones of healthy, fulfilled living - mindfulness, and movement.
Alone these things have had a drastic impact on the quality of my life. But when you add them together, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, so to speak.
In other words, adding a little mindfulness to your movement practice is one of those simple things that can 10x your results - both those that you might be chasing after and some you might not even be aware of until they occur.
Let's dig in.
― Ido Portal ―
This week on The HERO Podcast we’re talking all things movement. One of my favourite things. More specifically: the big difference between the generalist and specialist approach to moving.
The way human beings move has changed drastically over the course of the past ten thousand years.
Back in the day, our hunter-gatherer ancestors would spend a fair chunk of time moving over uneven terrain, climbing, jumping, hanging, swinging, grappling, throwing, swimming, crawling, squatting, lifting... There was plenty of variety and complexity.
Fast forward through the revolutions of agriculture, industry, and technology, our need for movement variety and complexity has reduced drastically.
To the point that many people spend their days sat in the same position, only moving their fingers to click buttons. Bigger bouts of movement are reserved for specific exercise periods - often set exercises for x number of reps, x number of times a week.
We've become specialists, losing so many of the movement capabilities we were designed to enjoy.
I think it's time to reclaim them. And this week, we're talking about how to do just that.
― Seneca ―
This week on The HERO Podcast we’re talking all things minimalism. More specifically, how you can apply the minimalist mindset to different areas of your life. To live well, with a little less.
So there are a bunch of misconceptions surrounding minimalism. The word might conjure up images of the hipster, vegan stereotype. You might think it’s a pretentious thing reserved only for the middle class. Or maybe you've heard that it's all about living frugally, being a bit of a hermit, owning no possessions and having no fun. No fun whatsoever.
Now I don't claim to be an expert, and I certainly don’t claim to be a full-blown minimalist.
But I have done a few mini-experiments with the minimalist lifestyle, and benefited from it in many ways. One of the best ways I’ve heard it described is by Joshua Becker:
“Minimalism is less about taking things away, and more about what you choose to fill that new found time and space with.”
So this week on the show, that's what we're gonna explore.
How can the minimalist mindset benefit your life, beyond getting rid of unwanted possessions?
Let's get stuck in.
― Seneca ―
This week on The HERO Podcast we’re gonna be touching on the idea of Stoicism. More specifically, a few key lessons we can learn from the Stoics and apply to our everyday lives.
For those of you who perhaps aren’t quite sure what Stoicism is (which was me, not too long ago), it’s a school of philosophy that was founded in Athens by a cool dude called Zeno in the early 3rd century BC.
Some of the most famous practitioners were people like Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, and more recently people like Tim Ferriss and Ryan Holiday - who is the author of the Daily Stoic, the book that’s kinda sparked my interest in Stoicism (linked to below). It contains daily meditations on thought provoking Stoic principles and how you can apply them to your life.
When you hear the word Stoic you might think of the more modern interpretation, which is to be somewhat emotionless or even a bit bland. But from what I’ve read it’s much much more than that. In his book Ryan describes it as:
“A tool in the pursuit of self-mastery, perseverance, and wisdom; something one uses to live a great life, rather than some esoteric field of academic inquiry”.
Which is pretty much what this podcast is all about.
Let's get stuck in.