Optimize Your Morning Routine To Begin Your Day Right

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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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

*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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 Tantraa* 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

*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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 

*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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