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Why I Dump 4 Buckets of Ice Cold Water Over My Head Every Day

Every morning I wake up before sunrise, go outside, and pour five gallons of ice cold water over my head, back, and chest. Twice. Then I do it again just before bed. The weather is cold at night and early in the morning, around mid-30s these days. It’s never easy, but I think of it […]

Let Them Be Monkeys! A Fun Climbing Workout for Kids (and Adults)

Part of living in a natural or ancestral way is using what you already have to create the best environment possible. Most of us can squat (hopefully), walk, run, jump, and climb. Fostering these basic skills is a great way to improve your fitness and general well-being. It doesn’t have to be complicated. How can […]

Make Your Own Kids’ Punching Bag for $10 Or Less

Our house is a bit like a Buddhist Kung Fu monastery from an old martial arts movie. One of the many reasons for this is that we believe in providing our young padawan offspring with plenty of Warrior Hero training. They have unleashed their striking power on my muay thai bag for awhile, but I […]

Our Paleo f(x) Adventure

I was fortunate enough to attend Paleo f(x) in Austin a few weeks ago, as we had the opportunity to cover the conference for Breaking Muscle. One thing that stood out to me was how warm and communal the ancestral crowd was. As an international group of cutting-edge athletes, coaches, best-selling authors, and movement specialists, […]

The World Is Getting Smaller: A Reflection on Locality

“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the […]

I Threw Away the Nebulizer! (Or, Why We Eat the Way We Do)

You’d think eating would be simple. You wouldn’t think food would incite feelings of passion, irritation, or contempt. But we humans are funny creatures, and it seems that it does. How many times have you heard statements like these: “I want to eat what I want to eat. It’s a free country. Stop telling me […]