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Plant Yourself

Resources for a Healthy Plant-based Life
with Howard Jacobson, PhD

The Plant Yourself Podcast: weekly interviews with fascinating practitioners, researchers, and DOers every Tuesday. Plus “Healthy Habit Fertilizers” on Fridays.

Thought-provoking, irreverent, funny, and empowering essays and rants on how to get – and stay – healthy. Read 'em online, or get 'em in your inbox each Friday.

My “day job” – helping people align their actions with their values, goals, and priorities to get fit, lean, and healthy. And joyful!

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Steven C Hayes on PYP 425: How to Liberate Our Minds

Steven C Hayes is the originator of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or Acceptance and Commitment Training, take your pick), one of the most important psychological approaches of the past 100 years. Why the high praise? For several reasons: ACT is evidence-based ACT is learnable ACT is actionable ACT can be practiced and shared by…
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Behavior: Mark Faries, PhD, on Plant Yourself 424

A key role of medical professionals whose job it is to help their patients and clients change, is to frame messages to maximize the odds of desired behaviors. Unfortunately, most medical professionals have been trained to communicate in ways that actually reduce patient self-efficacy by challenging their autonomy and undermining confidence in their competence. On…
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Latest Articles

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…
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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.
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Investing for an Uncertain Future: PYP 395

Those of us in one kind or another of “limbo” – life, career, relationship – are all facing the same question: what do we do with our time and energy right now to support our future? When the future is so uncertain, our old “default” answers can feel insufficient. Today I talk about my own…
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“Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree, with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe.” – DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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