Take Care of Your Animal

October 29, 2015

This video blog post is inspired by an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert and my friend Jonathan Fields on his podcast, The Good Life Project.  Elizabeth talks about the importance of taking care of her “animal” (aka her physical body) so that her “supercomputer” (aka soul/spirit/creative life force) can function at the highest level.

I love this simple, yet powerful distinction.  If we can take good care of ourselves on a basic, physical level, not only are we healthier, but we become more open, receptive, creative, and powerful.

How are you doing taking care of your animal?  What makes this challenging for you?  What works best for you?  Feel free to share your thoughts, insights, or any questions you have below.


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  1. Hi Mike
    Thank you again for being the inspiring person that you are and for sending out your positive messages. I thoroughly enjoyed your book “Nothing changes until you do”. Reading some of your blogs and your videos helps to keep me encouraged. I have always tried to take care of my “animal” and I believe in overall health and fitness but I will do so with more compassion and less self-criticism. As challenging as life is for me right now; I always try and put things in perspective and I see the pain and struggles of others. I am grateful for what I do have and appreciate the fact that I was born an optimist! Good health to you and yours and know that what you do, helps to make this a better world.
    Brenda Upson

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  2. Great one, Mike. Yeah, the animal.

    I see living examples – every single day – of people taking better care of their cars and lawn than they do of their animals.

    I mean… just saw a guy smoking a cigarette and drinking a coke while mowing his lawn!?! WTF?

    Keep it up. Have missed these videos.

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