October 5, 2023
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!
In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!
Introducing My New Masterclass For Total Life Optimization – Everything You Need To Optimize Your Life
The challenge was essentially a comprehensive guide, based on what I’ve learned, to help you optimize your daily routine in just the way I live mine now, but customized for you, with the right priorities, in the right order, with the right fulfillment, success, and happiness.
Now, following the Life Optimization Challenge, I have a *new* offer for you if you're interested in taking total life optimization to the next level…
My brand new Masterclass.
Join thousands of others who are choosing total life optimization with me and learn to master your time, shape your body, connect your mind & spirit, and deepen your connections with my challenge. Sign up here before time runs out.
See you there!
P.S. In addition to my Masterclass, be sure to check out my latest Elite Coaching Program I just launched. It's a holistic journey that encompasses every aspect of your well-being. From customized nutrition guidance to biohacking, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you surpass your own limits. Check that out here.
Fart of War – Your Next Favorite Way To Blame It On The Dog
Board games have a magic of their own, an ability to transcend age groups, and engage players of all generations. Over the years, our family game nights have transformed into a fun-filled educational avenue, teaching us invaluable life skills in the most entertaining way possible. From logical thinking and game theory to argumentation, reading, writing, arithmetic, conflict resolution, forward-thinking processes, and creativity, the list of valuable life skills these games foster is endless.
Our gaming adventures are as diverse as they are engaging – and we have an enormous variety of games that range from math-based games to spelling and word scramble-type games to rhetoric and speaking games, and beyond.
And per our love for games in the Greenfield household, this means we obviously had to create our own…
…called the Fart of War.
The Fart Of War – a simple, easy-to-learn, two-deck card game that makes you chuckle, snort wine out your nose, and choke on your fried chicken – is designed to bring people together, to have fun, and to create memorable experiences. The game is not just about playing; it's about interacting, laughing, and enjoying the time spent together. It's about sitting on the living room floor together and belly-laughing over the fact that you just defeated a powerful airplane fart with a sweet baby fart equipped with taco seasoning and broccoli casserole and that your opponent now has to fart from scratch.
This game will resonate with you, your family, your friends, and your kids and definitely add a dash of humor to any of your gatherings, dinners, parties, and vacations.
Frankly, my sons and I have designed the Fart Of War to be easy to learn and hilariously fun to play. Unless you're seriously gassy, bloated, and distracted, you can learn to play it in about 5 minutes flat.
So if you, your friends, your family, or your coworkers enjoy playing games, my sons and I urge you now to support us by getting on the e-mail list here: we promise to make it worth your while with plenty of perks, insider discounts, and special announcements.
Together, we can let one rip, and blame it on the dog.
So click here, and let's do this!
“Cover It All” – My Latest (Love) Song
When my wife and I were on the brink of a horrible break-up and nearly divorced, primarily because of my personal sins and shortcomings as a father and husband (a story I tell here), it was our love for each other, our unwavering commitment to that love and our love for God that got us through it all and eventually brought us back together stronger than ever.
These days, whenever we have an argument, disagreement, falling out, or general strife in our relationships or in our household, my family and I have a saying we often use, taken from 1 Corinthians 13 in the Bible, and reflective of the love my wife and I relied on nearly a decade ago when we were going through so many relationship difficulties. The saying goes like this: “Love covers all.”
The passage from 1 Corinthians 13 about love goes like this: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
And hence the title of this latest song from my new album. It is called “Cover It All”, and tells the story of me trying to be an atlas and carry the world, and nearly losing everything I loved in the process. It also tells the story of my wife’s unwavering commitment and the love that now holds us together with faith, hope, and grace.
So enjoy this love song, and listen in towards the end for a special cameo appearance from my wife Jessa. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and feedback on my music, so feel free to leave it here, and give the song a like wherever you hear it!
Also, feel free to check out my full music page here, and see where you can check out my music on other platforms like Spotify and Apple Music!
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Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Global Summit: October 10th — 16th, 2023
The Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Global Summit is a free, 7-day online event featuring 50+ world-class experts, including Stanislav Grof, Rosalind Watts, Rick Doblin, Gita Vaid, Andrew Weil, Paul Stamets, Hannah McLane, Bessel van der Kolk, NiCole T. Buchanan, Richard Schwartz, and many more. Join us as we explore therapeutic approaches and strategies, healing underlying traumas, standards, ethics, and best practices, and more. Learn more here.
RUNGA: October 14th — 15th, 2023
RUNGA offers an intimate journey of self-discovery through experiential workshops focused on mindfulness, embodiment, and purposeful living. In addition to workshops and classes designed to help your body come into a state of healing, you’ll have unlimited access to a multitude of powerful therapies, including PEMF, Electro-Stim, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Infrared, and more! RUNGA events are intentionally intimate to ensure meaningful connections and exceptional support from their team of teachers and experts. If you are ready to take the next step in your wellness journey and join RUNGA for an unforgettable weekend of transformation and celebration, I encourage you to apply today. Learn more here.
Couples Collective: October 25th – 29th, 2023
Couples Collective is an exclusive and immersive way to explore health, wellness, and mindset with your significant other. Jessa and I will be leading a health optimization and relationships workshop, alongside many other awesome couples. This is a small event, and access requires you to interview with event-holder OWN IT to ensure a right fit. However, for those who are said fit, this event is designed to bring you into deeper union within your relationship and onward into greater connection with your life, love, health, and happiness. I'm looking for 6 to 7 power couples to come join me at the event – are you one of them? Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Protein Bar
You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.
And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.
Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients—giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.
The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…
- Organic almonds
- Organic cocoa nibs
- Organic chia seeds
- Organic coconut, and
- Organic honey
And it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.
I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.
Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
As you may know, in February of this year I released Boundless Parenting: a labor of love made up of interviews with some of the most incredible parents on the planet and their combined wisdom.
This book is designed to be a guide to, well, guiding your child in a world where navigating the act of raising a family has become a lost art.
The interviews in Boundless Parenting range from Bryan Johnson of Blueprint to my friends Dr. Dan and Merily Pompa, and many, many more. The text is chock full of all sorts of tools and tactics, from teaching your kids how to fast (and when it would be appropriate) to the ways Jessa and I have invested in the Greenfield family legacy. It has everything you need to go from lost-puppy-without-a-clue to grade-A super parent, and also has plenty of wisdom and actionable information for well-seasoned parents.
Now Boundless Parenting is available as the ultimate audio experience, as each chapter's narration comes not just from me and my wife Jessa, but also from each contributing parent's voice.
That’s right, you get to hear each parent read their chapter from their own perspective, making this audiobook come to life.
The parents, including my very own mom, my dad, myself, my wife, and many other models of practical parenting wisdom, delve into the fascinating realms of education, discipline, parenting, legacy, and so much more with specifics like:
- The best methods for developing lifelong immunity, cellular resilience, mental toughness, and overall health in a child
- How to manage your time, deal with overwhelm, care for yourself, and maintain high levels of productivity and health while raising children
- Family mission statements to family brands, traditions, and routines that foster pride and a strong identity in children
- Parents like Naveen Jain reveal how anyone can start a non-profit for their child for generational wealth building
- The crazy, controversial primal secrets of “tiger dad” parents like The Liver King and Joe Desena
- Lenore Skenazy on why she's America's Worst Mom (and why you should be too!)
- Joseph Anew and Emilia Run's advice on respectful parenting, slowing down, and controversial topics like co-sleeping
- Angie Fletcher on the intriguing traditions she began with her oldest child as a single, divorced mother
- My own parents Gary and Pat Greenfield on how they raised me and my 4 siblings to approach the world in a far different, outside-the-box way compared to other kids
- And much more!
I’ve even included a sneak peek just for you in a podcast I recorded, so you can start learning right here, right now!
Listen to me go over my love and logic parenting philosophy, how Boundless Parenting came to be, and other sections directly from the book.
Because parenting isn’t something you have to do alone. Remember the saying “It takes a village”?
Also a quick little PS: I have a new book coming out soon called Boundless Kitchen that contains 48 inspired recipes for longevity, health, and great eating. Keep on the lookout for it as it'll be coming out later next month!
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