September 14, 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!
“Eternal Spark” by Ben Greenfield
From my new album Made For, here is the latest song: “Eternal Spark”.
This song is originally a love letter to my wife about falling into her eternal spark and connecting with her on a deep soul level – but it’s about more than that because it reflects the idea of an invisible, glowing spark inside each of us that fuels our drive, our passion and our purpose, and also reflect our importance and worth far more than our looks, or our muscles, or our clothing…
…so what is your spark?
Your spark doesn't have to be your life's purpose or part of your career or your deepest identity. It can simply be the part of you that lights up when you’re engaging in activities that feed your soul and make you happy, even if your spark-lighters seem trite or don't “advance your career” or “build your health” in some way.
Don't worry about *doing* so much; instead, focus on the *being* that fuels your spark. Incidentally, this message is beautifully reflected in Pixar's animated movie Soul.
You may also see a glimpse of someone’s spark when you look deep into that someone's eyes: the windows to their soul. When I’m interacting with someone, I try my best to look past the physical, fleshly shell of a human being and instead attempt to see them as an ethereal, infinite spark as I look into their eyes and peer into their soul.
In this song, I sing about gazing into the deepest blue eyes of my wife and finding myself subsequently free-falling into the brightest blue eternal star…
“Just show the light that lasts forever
Oh from your heart, oh from your soul
Open your eyes, just for a moment.
I wanna fall into your deepest blue.”
Give “Eternal Spark” a listen below and check out my other songs here!
Happy listening. :)
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Sunday Spiritual: How Has God Surprised You?
I've got some good things cookin' for this weekend…
…so be sure to check out my Sunday Spiritual post that comes out this Sunday about all the ways you can look into your own life and reflect on how God has surprised you lately.
Plus a *sweet* little story about one of my favorite foods, and probably yours, too.
Be sure to check it out here when the time comes!
I'm Hiring For A New Editorial Position
I'll keep this brief.
Ben Greenfield Life is hiring! I'm currently looking to bring on a full-time Editor to join the team.
The Editor position will play a lead role within our global media team, which is responsible for project managing, scheduling, and the creation and publishing of all written content for Ben Greenfield Life. If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, or you know someone who'd fit the bill, click here and check out the application.
Looking forward to seeing what you can bring to the table. :)
Introducing My Brand New Masterclass For Total Life Optimization
In case you didn't see, I just started promoting my official Masterclass this past week!
My new Masterclass is a comprehensive guide, based on what I’ve learned, to help you optimize your daily routine in just the way I live mine now, with the right priorities, in the right order, with the right fulfillment, success, and happiness.
A film crew even came to my house for this Masterclass filming, and spent an entire week there while they captured me going through my actual routine (OK, OK, I locked the bathroom door and didn’t let them in for my coffee enema, so that’s not going to be part of my life optimization challenge I guess)…and later, over 6 months, an educational team made all my teachings super easy for you to learn and implement.
You can sign up for my free 6-Day Life Optimization Challenge now, and it begins on September 25th.
See you there!
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Disrupt: September 28th – 30th, 2023
Join me for the Disrupt 2023 Event in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 28th – 30th. This event is oriented toward entrepreneurs and health practitioners alike, centered around the topic of making healthcare truly healthy. This highly practical and immersive workshop will feature live Q&As, my top secrets for career success, and much more! 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.
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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”?
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