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Day# 11: PaleoCon (The importance of PLAY: Charlie Hoehn, Michelle Norris, Pete Servold)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Though it's the final day of PaleoCon, the discussion doesn't have to end.

Try as I did, there was no way I could listen to every talk, every day, so I'll be going back to listen, ponder, add notes and continue to journey Ancestrally... I'd be so pleased if you'd join me!

Listen to the following talks HERE:
(each set of talks is available for 24 hours)

Charlie Hoehn
A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety: the Value of Play

For several months last year, this post was the #1 result on Google for the search “cure anxiety.” More than 100,000 people have read it, and many of them requested more information. So Charlie put together a short book — based on this post — called Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety, which reveals everything he did to conquer his anxiety and return to himself.

The book is a step-by-step blueprint for curing your anxiety — quickly, painlessly, without drugs, and without having to spend thousands on therapy. There’s nothing else like it on the market, and it’s been really well-received so far. Here’s a message Charlie received from one of his first readers:

“After reading your book, everything clicked for me… I can’t explain how nice it was to know that someone finally understood AND has solutions to change these feelings… The answers I’ve been searching for and asking doctors about for almost the last 3 years, you were able to summarize in one book.”

• Charlie's Orignal Post:

• FREE Chapter of the book:
Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety

• Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

“Man is God’s plaything, and that is the best part of him. Therefore every man and woman should live life accordingly, and play the noblest games… What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play…” PLATO

“Adults are just obsolete children.” DR. SEUSS

“A lack of play should be treated like malnutrition: it’s a health risk to your body and mind.” STUART BROWN

• The Lost Art of Play: Reclaiming a Primal Tradition

• Why You Absolutely Must Play, Every Day! (plus 10 Pointers for Successful Playtime)

• 15 Concrete Ways to Play

Michelle Norris
In The Pursuit of Happiness

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

"I’ve been contemplating this word, this idea, this emotion, for some time now. Webster’s defines it as such: a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy. b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience. c : felicity, aptness - How do you define it?"

"Do you measure happiness by how much money is in the bank, the car you drive or the address where you live? Most people would answer, no. In fact recent surveys show 85% of people asked what defines success, good health is essential, 83% answered finding time for the “important things” in life."

"Happiness is also about having meaning and purpose in your life. I have been contemplating this idea so much lately and I recently read an article that purpose and meaning is actually more important than happiness. However, I would argue, that purpose and meaning ultimately lead to happiness, contributing to overall better health."

"Michelle Norris is a self taught, life-long gourmand, with a love for coaching others in the finer points of achieving true kitchen mojo.A burning desire to re-write food policy on a national level as a “credentialed” food crusader has her currently pursuing a degree in the Culinary Arts."

"By creating new, innovative and gastronomic-delight Paleo versions of avant garde gourmet foods, Michelle wins-over even hardened skeptics to the idea that one need not sacrifice love of fabulous tasting food en-route to achieving — and maintaining — true Ancestral Wellness."

• Low Carb Mag
(REALLY COOL magazine!)

Pete Servold
VIDEO: Coq Au Vin Recipe Demonstration

Pete is a chef who was trained at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. He’s passionate about food and will stand up on any soap box, any day or time, to share his thoughts on the food industry.

Pete’s experience ranges from fine dining to running a family owned wine store to brewing his own beer.

• PODCAST: Pete Servold, Paleo chef extraordinaire

Fine dining chef Peter Servold talks about how his own health issues combined with a gift for making great food helped launch Pete's Premade Paleo, a San Diego Paleo delivery service. Pete, like many people in the Paleo community, is hot in the pursuit of excellence. Listen in as we talk about public policy, how grilled chicken and steamed broccoli are not the only Paleo options, the importance of learning Amharic (Ethiopian) if you life in Atlanta, and how it's damn near impossible to make Paleo bread.

• Pete & Sarah Servold – real food tips & paleo skincare

OVERVIEW & Register for the whole event here:

Over 25 renowned experts—including best-selling authors, nutritionists, doctors, sought-after chefs, olympic athletes, and more to guide you through the most effective and practical implementation of the Paleo diet & Paleo lifestyle…
...And it’s ALL FREE.
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    I just plain quit today and skipped the one by Michelle Norris and the cookware. I am conferenced OUT! I also did the Future of Nutrition one while I was home sick, so my head is pretty much spinning, all while trying to learn and make a decision about SCD! emoticon
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