Mental Muscle: June 2018

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“Learning and seeing are more important than education.”

~ Sten Nadolny


Podcasts – 

The Model Health Show #276: Protect Your Mental Energy, Attention Residue, And Deep Work—With Cal Newport 

The Joe Rogan Experience #1109: Matthew Walker

The Joe Rogan Experience #1130: Adam Frank

The Waking Up Podcast #128: Transformations Of Mind—A Conversation with Geoffrey Miller 

The Waking Up Podcast #129: An Insider’s View of Medicine—A Conversation with Dr. Nina Shapiro 

Under The Skin #52: Jordan Peterson—Freedom and Tyranny 

Under The Skin #3: Adam Curtis—Do We Really Want Change? 

The Rubin Report: Sam Harris Live

The School Of Greatness: Rainn Wilson on Acting, Spirituality, and Living Your Purpose 


Documentaries – 

1968 (CNN)


Series – 

Explained (Netflix)

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)

United Shades of America (CNN)

Pose (FX)


Films –

First Reformed


Videos – 

Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump is a Distraction 

New Rule: Crass Dismissed 

Quit Social Media: Cal Newport (TEDx) 


Performances – 

Tiny Desk Concert: August Greene


Music – 

Stream of Thought, Vol. 1: Black Thought 

The Midnight Hour: Ali Shaheed Muhammad; Adrian Younge 

Letters of Irrelevance: Patrick Paige II 

Nasir: Nas

Everything Is Love: The Carters

Please Don’t Be Dead: Fantastic Negrito 

K.T.S.E.: Teyana Taylor 


Books – 

White Tears, by Hari Kunzru 

The Discovery of Slowness, by Sten Nadolny

The Three Lives of James Madison, by Noah Feldman 



Author: J.J.Valdivia

I have worked in the health and fitness industry for a decade. Through my personal work with clients, and my writing, I strive to help others become more well-rounded human beings, so that they may thrive in all areas of their lives.

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