January 7, 2022
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from 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 giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
How I (Pretty Lazily) Keep My Hair Fresh And Clean
2021 may forever go down as the year of my hair. Back in April, I kicked off an epic hair growth and health project during which I devoted podcasts, articles, and social posts to the latest hair-related products, technology, and research findings. The undertaking was wildly popular, confirming what I suspected—you know that your mane signifies your health and virility to the world.
But the truth is that keeping your hair truly healthy can be challenging as most hair brands out there try to conceal the ingredients that are really in their products—you know, trying to pass off their stuff as “natural” and “safe to use” when they're actually anything but. Thankfully, I recently discovered Wellnesse, and now it's my go-to brand for healthy hair. I don't have to worry about the gnarly chemicals and unsafe ingredients because Wellnesse is so transparent about what's in their products (they literally have an entire page on their website dedicated to what ingredients their products contain).
Wellnesse was founded by my friend Katie Wells, a mother of six who started the company with her own family in mind, wanting to put all-natural, toxin-free products first. The harmful ingredients in other commonly used brands can cause things like disrupting the body's natural hormone balance and even different types of cancer (that's why a lot of the stuff on the market has been recalled in recent years).
Lately, I've been relying on Wellnesse's dry shampoo to clean my hair. The hibiscus and lavender in it support healthy hair growth, it smells really amazing, the clay absorbs oil in your hair while the cactus flower boosts shine and it is super convenient, especially when you’re too lazy to shower, to just massage dry shampoo and hair to clean it and refresh it. To learn more about this incredible company and its even more incredible products, you can check out my podcast with Katie here (I was also on her podcast!).
Your Invitation To Join Me On A Reading Retreat (& Build Your Spiritual Library)
The last three days, as a kick-off to 2022, I took time for a dedicated reading retreat. What’s a reading retreat? Basically, it's a series of days that you set aside to intentionally dive into all the important, meaningful, or interesting books you’ve been “saving up to read” but haven’t had the time to do so. My team officially cleared my work schedule for the middle of the week and I dedicated three days to doing nothing but waking up and reading.
Don’t get me wrong: I read *every* day of the week all year long and typically read/listen to 3-5 books per week, but inevitably many of the books I read during the year are focused on health, fitness, personal productivity, biohacking, business, etc. and I have a whole collection of other books I’ve been meaning to read for my spiritual discipline that I haven’t yet gotten to.
The theme of my 2022 three-day reading retreat is “evangelism.” I deeply desire to better equip myself to tell others about the amazing hope, love, and joy I wake with each morning and have collected several inspirational tales of missionaries and also several guides on building spiritual fitness and putting on the armor of God.
If you can swing it, I highly recommend a three to seven-day reading retreat, but if your time is limited, you could also do a single day focused upon just one or two books, and even weave in a combination of audio and physical books so you can listen, for example, at the gym, then move on to your favorite reading chair. And if you want to partake in the books that I read this week, you can see the full list/description of my “spiritual fitness” book stack here. Happy reading!
My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I recently turned 40, and as a birthday gift from myself to you (because there's no better gift than the gift of giving), I've let you in on my newest book that's coming out in April of next year. It's called Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina.
This book is for you if you struggle with temptation and often find yourself succumbing to it; if you get overwhelmed by all the ways you can pray and meditate; if you lay awake at night with your mind racing thinking about the general anxieties of the week; if you want to live an impactful life that inspires others to greatness; and more.
By the conclusion of Endure, you will have discovered and learned how to implement tools, tactics, and habits for spiritual stamina that were inspired by great philosophers, thinkers, and theologians of ancient and modern ages, including Augustine, Plato, the Apostles Paul, Peter and John, the kings David and Solomon, C.S. Lewis, Naval Ravikant, Anthony de Mello, Derek Sivers, Doug Wilson, Randy Alcorn, John Piper, many, many others, and of course, Jesus Christ himself.
Just click here to be the first in line to be notified as soon as Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina is ready for release, which is officially happening in April 2022. Thanks for reading, and for putting up with this old 40-year-old curmudgeon's ramblings. :)
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I Want To Know What You've Got Cooking
I'm so stoked about the positive feedback I've been getting about my new Boundless Cookbook. The cookbook was a labor of love, but I'm really proud of the end result (especially considering I'm definitely not a trained chef).
Now that the Boundless Cookbook is available on Amazon, I have a favor to ask…
If you have the cookbook and you love it, can you hop on over to Amazon and leave a review? Amazon reviews—as I bet you know—are super important. I want your honest feedback and I'll be reading them to hear what you think.
You can leave your review on Amazon right here (and if you don't have a cookbook yet, and you're an Amazon Prime member, you could have your copy at your doorstep as early as tomorrow).
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