The Challenge of Challenging

My most recent YouTube video documents a self-inflicted challenge I completed a few days ago. (More on the ‘self-inflicted’ part in a bit.) The challenge, conceived by David Goggins, is called “4X4X48” and it goes like this: Run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. So…I started on Thursday (May 7), running 4 miles […]

WST 076: Now Just Keep Doing That

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Happiness can be boring. Support me on Patreon SmallSteppers.com (Winter 2020 session starts Feb. 2!–Enter the code “SmallStepsWinter” for 35% off — offer ends Midnight, January 31, 2020). Health Made Simple 8-week Challenge Begins Monday, February 3, 2020! Videos on VIMEO! sidgarzahillman.com stanfordinn.com (eco-resort) SID HILLMAN QUARTET MUSICiTunes | Limited Edition, hand-letterpressed CD! Buy My […]

WST 039: Lying in Wait

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

What happens when we lie. To ourselves, to others. How that can keep us stuck, unhappy, and exhausted. Btw, don’t google ‘lying in wait.’ I did, and it’s totally not what this episode is about. Support me on Patreon Health Made Simple (8 week Healthy Eating Training) SmallSteppers.com (my habit change program) sidgarzahillman.com (Sign up […]

WST 007: All’s Not Fair in Love and War

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Does it bother you when someone gets something that he/she doesn’t deserve? Without really working for it? Do you think it’s unfair? Yeah, me too. Let’s get over that crap. Support me on Patreon! Join my kick-ass 12-week program! sidgarzahillman.com Buy My Stuff: Merch Books Upcoming Speaking Gigs: Sonoma County VegFest (Santa Rosa, CA, August […]

To Champion the Mundane

Quick thanks to a few donations that recently came in! This money enabled me to buy the equipment I needed/wanted for my new upcoming podcast (see the equipment in this recent vlog!). To be clear (in answer to questions I’ve been getting), the new show is NOT a reboot of the Approaching the Natural podcast. It’s […]

There’s a fine line between discipline and militancy

(Subscribe to my YouTube channel–there you will see me going heavy duty in setting up my new studio for a…well…I’m getting closer to a new podcast with each passing day. Including a whole new microphone/equipment set up. Let’s just say I’m in deep). Ok-here’s the post: As you know I’ve been doing the small steps […]

Change Up.

First a quick thanks for the recent podcast donations I’ve received. Some new-ish listeners who started with older episodes (btw, ALL 222 episodes are on my site, and the most recent 50 are on iTunes) are just now getting the news that I shut down the show. So, in came a few really nice e-mails and […]

Ah, push it.

Not sure who actually wrote “Ah, push it.” I mean, was it Salt, or Pepa, or a joint effort? Sure, it’s neither here nor there, but I’d kinda like to know, since I’m using that bit of wisdom for this post. I’d also like to add that I’ve always appreciated Salt-N-Pepa using just an “N” […]

No, no, no…yes?

A few years ago my sister announced she was beginning the “year of no.” A year where she decided to turn down everything. Everything. Can you help me move? No. Can you watch my children? No. I’m not exactly sure how it went, or how closely she stuck to it, but that move definitely stuck […]

Are you positive about this? 

I am hyper-focused these days. On what? Hold on, I can’t remember. Oh right, hyper-focused on distractions. Sorry, got distracted there for a moment. Today’s world is so full of distractions it’s crazy-making. And the result? The very real energy expenditure required to get focused and stay focused. Without this expenditure, we can easily become […]