Mental Muscle: November 2017

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“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

~ Leonardo Da Vinci 

Podcasts –

Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia: A Brain-Based Approach For Optimal Performance with Dr. Heidi Hanna

Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia: Chris Kresser On Healing Your Gut, Performance Nutrition, And Unconventional Medicine 

The Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris: Is Buddhism True—A Conversation with Robert Wright 

The Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris: American Fantasies—A Conversation with Kurt Andersen 

The Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris: A Live Conversation From The Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver—with Richard Dawkins and Matt Dillahunty 

The Joe Rogan Exeprience #1034: Sebastian Junger 

The Joe Rogan Experience #1035: Paul Stamets

The Joe Rogan Experience #1037: Chris Kresser 

Under The Skin with Russell Brand: Science Vs. God—Is There A Life Force That Transcends…

TED Radio Hour: Maslow’s Human Needs

Broken Record with Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell: Walk On Water 

1947: The Meet The Press Podcast—Bobby Kennedy’s “Raging Spirit,” with Chris Matthews

Documentaries – 

Saving Capitalism (Netflix)

Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge (HBO)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix) 

The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick (PBS)

Films – 

Last Flag Flying 

Performances – 

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert: The Roots featuring Bilal 

Music – 

Face Your Fear— Curtis Harding

Thrill Of It All— Sam Smith

Friday On Elm Street— Fabolous & Jadakiss 

Books – 

Leonardo Da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson

The Origins of Creativity, by Edward O. Wilson

A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Genes, by Adam Rutherford 

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Author: J.J.Valdivia

My name is J.J. Valdivia. I've worked in the fitness industry for almost a decade, helping others achieve their goals and dominate in all aspects of life. I started writing on the internet almost 3 years ago in order to reach out to as many people as possible and spread my personal philosophies on training, nutrition, and life. Along with health and fitness, I have many other passions and interests: I enjoy listening to music, watching films, and reading as many books as I possibly can in my free time. I believe that learning is a life long endeavor, and I strive to better myself on a daily basis in order to grow as a human being and spread positivity, love, and knowledge throughout the world. I don't believe that anyone should be limited to doing any one thing; and I encourage others to explore their creativity and unique genius in as many mediums as possible. Some of my personal heroes include: Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Bruce Lee, Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Steve Jobs, Samuel Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Viktor Frankl, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus of Nazareth, Sydney Portier, Charles Darwin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Nelson Mandela.

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