A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Durant's Lessons of History

History is often subject to the misconception that it's about timelines, dotted with wars, rulers,  and changing maps of the world. Success coach Jim Rohn recommended Durant's Lessons of History as a cornerstone in any successful person's library, I suspect, because of what it implies about a person's character. In order to make informed decisions, citizens need a framework of evaluative criteria to navigate the landscaoe of ideas, which is often confusing. Durant offers moral & analytical clarity.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Obesity Code

I finished listening to The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Unabridged) by Dr. Jason Fung, narrated by Brian Nishii on my Audible app. Try Audible and get it free: https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B01MYMRVSQ&source_code=AFAORWS04241590G4

The discussion in the Obesity Code about why a myriad of diets all seem to fail has started me on my journey to change my mindset about what to eat and when to eat. While the exact strategy and recommendations do not fully square with what my licensed nutritionist, Lisa Gloede, advised me today, the goal of reducing insulin resistance aligns perfectly. Maintaining a food log and increasing my heart rate were not emphasized by the author, whereas accountability and going to the gym as an appointment are at the heart of my new lifestyle plan. My nutritionist also pointedly did not agree with the recommendation to increase fats, eg, whole fat milk, coconut oil, etc. However, it was an informative, entertaining, and thought provoking read, perfect for Audible.