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The Magic of Fiber with Will Bulsiewicz: PYP 405

What’s the most important dietary rule? Is raw better than cooked food? Why shouldn’t I always avoid foods that give me an upset stomach? This conversation with Dr Will Bulsiewicz, author of the just-published Fiber Fueled, will make you rethink everything you know about the link between diet and health. Read More
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When There’s Nothing More to be Done: PYP 404

Sometimes I hear from clients that they’ve done all they can, and they can’t move the needle. They’re stuck. They’ve hit a plateau. And there’s simply nothing more to be done. What do we do then? Read More
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Changing Your Thinking Isn’t Enough: PYP 403

Say you want to stop eating junk food, or drinking soda, or watching porn, or whatever. Maybe you’ve read a motivating article or seen a video, or gotten a scary medical result, or just got fed up at your current reality. So you set an intention, and then… you end up doing the same thing… Read More
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How to Eat Less During a Pandemic: PYP 402

Lots of us are moving less during this stay-at-home time. But we’re often eating just as much, or more, or more frequently, or worse. It’s easy to say, “Just eat less,” but it’s not that easy to do. In this short episode, I share three strategies for reducing caloric intake without feeling deprived. Read More
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Gardening Our Way Through Calamity with Will Bonsall: PYP 401

Will Bonsall is a self-described “back-to-the-land hippie homesteader,” and author of two extremely important and prescient books: Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical Self-Reliant Gardening, and Through the Eyes of a Stranger, an adventure novel that explores what a sustainable society might look like following what he calls “the calamitous times” of the 21st century.  I took… Read More

The Power of Incantations: PYP 400

In the Jewish tradition, we say “Blessed is the righteous judge” upon hearing of a death. That’s pretty much the opposite of how we may feel at that moment. We’d rather lash out at the unfairness of it, rather than praising the deity that ordained the death. So that incantation gives us the space to… Read More
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Exploring Digital Spirituality with Gregory Grieve: PYP 399

Meditation apps have become a huge market. Headspace, Calm, 10% Happier, Insight Timer, and others promise stress relief, better health, and even spiritual contentment to users. Gregory Price Grieve, professor of religion at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studies the nexus of spirituality and digital media. He recently published an article with Beverly… Read More

Liberating Humans and Animals with Michael Schwarz: PYP 398

Michael Schwarz is the founder of Treeline Cheese, a plant-based cheese company dedicated to ending the suffering caused by the animal-based dairy industry. He’s also the child of one of the great heroes of the South African anti-apartheid struggle, Harry Schwarz. In our conversation, we try to connect the dots between political activism and vegan… Read More

The Power of Diversity: PYP 397

One of the factors that weakens any system – a garden, a community, a nation – is lack of diversity. Monocultures provide economies of scale, but also opportunities for scaled disaster. A messy, diverse ecosystem is far healthier and more resilient. Today I talk about how we support diversity in our garden, and why the… Read More
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Gardening with Nature: PYP 396

Today I talk about one element of my gardening practice and philosophy: working with, rather than against nature. This includes growing perennials, mulching with wood chips, and refraining from unnecessary tilling. Read More
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