WST 164: Ride on the Over Train

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Data gathering and micromanagement. Both are often put into place the moment we decide to either train for something or improve our health/fitness. For most people, however, this level of attention is not only unnecessary, it’s too stressful. BECOME a Patreoner My stress management and habit change courses (includes, nutrition, breath work and more!): SMALL […]


philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Bad things happen. But how do we respond when they do? Do we retreat or do we fight, and what happens when we realize we really don’t have a choice in the matter? Also, Taylor Swift and I BOTH broke the internet. BECOME a Patreoner My stress management and habit change courses (includes, nutrition, breath […]

WST 162: Shock Therapy

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Having something fear-inducing floating in our future, the periodic thought of which shocks us into awareness, helps us stay engaged and never numb. Also, given the choice of solving world hunger or buying twitter, I say Twitter all the way. Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. Small Steppers 12-week program – my ground-breaking stress […]

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 (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! (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) (my habit change program) (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! 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 […]