Ep #21 Splurging: The Primitive Brain Unchecked

Do you sometimes want to eat unchecked? Totally without restrictions? Recently, I found myself in a situation where I had allowed my primitive brain to make my decisions. After some serious thought work, I uncovered a thought that splurging and allowing my primitive brain to run the show was “fun.” The result, however, was feeling sick and not living in integrity with my higher personal goals. Not so much fun. As I have discussed in other podcasts, the primitive brain attempts to seek pleasure, avoid discomfort and expend the least amount of energy possible. Consequently, decisions made from the primitive brain typically don’t serve our higher goals. In this podcast, I discuss my personal experience at the movies and explain how a planned splurge went wrong.

Ep #15 Where Would You Be?

Have you ever considered all the things in your life that you’ve started and stopped? All the things you didn’t follow through on, such as professional aspirations, personal commitments, gym memberships and weight loss programs? We’ve all had the experience of getting a great plan and then watching it fizzle out. We give ourselves innocent sounding excuses, but most of the time this is our primitive brain seeking the path of least resistance. In this podcast, I ask the question “How different would your life be if you ALWAYS followed through on your plans?” and discuss how our primitive brain often sabotages plans, including weight loss efforts.