In this episode, I speak with Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis, about how stepping out of our modern, comfortable lifestyles can dramatically improve our health, happiness, and spiritual wellbeing.
0:45 – Introduction
2:00 – Why write about discomfort?
7:00 – Evolutionary mismatches
9:30 – The mental benefits of discomfort + regaining perspective
14:45 – Not losing newfound insights
17:30 – Quick fixes vs. natural solutions
19:45 – How to start adding difficulty back into your life
23:45 – Boredom and technology
32:00 – Rediscovering the past
33:30 – What you eat doesn’t matters much as why you eat
38:50 – Prevalence-induced concept change, i.e. “comfort creep”
- The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self
- Michael’s blog and newsletter
- Michael’s writings at Men’s Health
- Trevor Kashey nutrition