Optimize Your Morning Routine To Begin Your Day Right

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Welcome back to our second spin around the listener Q&A merry-go-round!

Due to popular demand (and all the great questions flooding our inbox), we’re happy to once again banter on the subjects, issues and topics you want addressed.

In this episode Julie and I cover a ton of ground, name dropping resources like an over-caffeinated publicist. Here’s a top down view on the landscape:

    • The importance of the morning ritual to optimize your day;
    • Inspirational and educational books, websites, podcasts & other online resources;
    • Resources to facilitate your shift to a Plantpower lifestyle;
    • A few (very brief) thoughts on high carb / low carb / gluten and nutritional density;
    • More brief thoughts on certain foods to avoid and others to embrace; and
    • A few closing thoughts on running volume.

No need to break out pen and paper. Due to the hard work of my trusty right hand Chris Swan, everything is detailed, itemized and hyperlinked for your convenience in the below show notes. So just sit back and enjoy.

Special thanks and shoutout to everyone who submitted questions. Keep them coming! 

Peace + Plants,

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Production, music & sound design by Tyler Piatt with additional production work by Chris Swan. Graphic art by Shawn Patterson.

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SHOW NOTES

MORNING ROUTINE: JULIE

Pre-Dawn Rise
Hygiene: Wash Hands, Face & Mouth
Light Candle
Living Tea
Visualization Proactice
Jai Release Meditation Practice

MORNING ROUTINE: RICH

Pre-Dawn Rise
Mindfulness in all actions
Water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Tea (Pu-erh) by  Living Tea
Visualization / Recitation
20-minute meditation ( Headspace App )
Journal / Mini-Journal
Gratitude List
Hygiene
Train/Work

RICH’S STARTER KIT READING LIST (& CURRENT READING)

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
The Artist’s Way  by Julia Cameron
The War of Art  by Steven Pressfield
Autobiography of a Yogi  by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Power of Now  by Eckhart Tolle (book)
Practicing the Power of Now  by Eckhart Tolle (3 Audio CD’s)
A New Earth  by Eckhart Tolle
1Q84  by Haruki Murakami
Infinite Jest  by David Foster Wallace
Zero to One  by Peter Thiel

JULIE’S READING LIST

The Divine Romance  by Paramahansa Yogananda
Awake: The Life of Yogananda  (documentary)
Oneness  by Rasha
The Starseed Transmissions  by Ken Carey
Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians  by Barbara Marciniak
YOGA  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The History of Bihar School of Yoga  by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Volume I ) by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Meditations from the Tantras  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Kundalini Tantra  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Nidra  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Sadhana/The Path Of Transformation  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

MISCELLANEOUS WEB RESOURCES CITED

Brian Pickings (Maria Popova):  brainpickings.org
Zen Habits (Leo Babauta):  zenhabits.net
Unschoolery (Leo Babauta):  zenhabits.net/unschoolery
Energetic Synthesis (Lisa Renee):  energeticsynthesis.com
Think With Your Heart (Lauren Gorgo):  thinkwithyourheart.com
SriMati (Julie Piatt):  srimati.com
Bihar School of Yoga (info & Books):  biharyoga.net  

PODCASTS CITED

Serial  with Lisa Koenig
WTF  with Marc Maron (this week’s episode with Paul Thomas Anderson is particularly amazing)
Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich
Hardcore History with Dan Carlin
The Tim Ferriss Show with Tim Ferriss
The James Altucher Show with James Altucher
offCamera with Sam Jones
StartUp with Alex Blumberg

ONLINE PLANTPOWER RESOURCES

The Ultimate Guide to Plant Based Nutrition  (online course) by Rich Roll & Julie Piatt
Finding Ultra  by Rich Roll
Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes  by Neal D. Barnard ( pcrm.org )
Thrive  by Brendan Brazier
The Engine 2 Diet  by Rip Esselstyn ( engine2diet.com )
My Beef with Meat  by Rip Esselstyn ( engine2diet.com )
The China Study  by T. Colin Campbell ( nutritionstudies.org )
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition  by T. Colin Campbell ( nutritionstudies.org )
The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook  by Ann C Esselstyn
Veganist  by Kathy Freston
Eat to Live  by Joel Fuhrman
Nutritionfacts.org : Dr. Michael Greger Website
Lifeforce & Lifestyle Workbook on Living a Hypronic Life  by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda
Explore-asian.com : adzuki, black bean, mung bean and other vegan, organic, kosher and gluten-free pasta varieties 

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