Episode #71: Mark Sisson talks The Primal Connection!

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Episode #71: Mark Sisson talks The Primal Connection!

UPCOMING EVENTS: The Balanced Bites Workshop with Diane & Liz!

NEW YORK – NEW JERSEY – CONNECTICUT AREAS: This is going to be your closest event! 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 | Oceanside, NY (Long Island)

9am-5pm at O-Side CrossFit
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DC – MARYLAND – BALTIMORE – DELAWARE AREAS: This is going to be your closest event! 
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | Washington, DC

9am-5pm at CrossFit Metro Center
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PHILADELPHIA – HARRISBURG – ALLENTOWN AREAS: This is going to be your closest event! 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Allentown, PA

9am-5pm at CrossFit Honor
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Remember that all events are open to the public, you do not need to belong to the hosting gym to attend!


Mark_Large_Publicity_Web03:20 — Introducing Mark and his purpose
04:45 — Mark’s mission, history, and inspiration for The Primal Connection
07:25 — What is it about our hunter-gatherer ancestors that we are missing to find happiness?
09:33 — The inner dialog connection and how it affects your life and overall happiness.
11:45 — Why hunter-gatherers can’t wallow, but must move on.
12:45 — Why we aren’t wired to have a lot of stuff and the currency of tribal humans who experience affluence – why sitting around “doing nothing” is valuable.
15:20 — Why we aren’t meant to wake up and hate what we’re about to go do for the day.
19:30 — What it’s like working in Mark’s offices.
23:30 — What science shows about being barefoot and bipedal.
25:45 — Posture and whether Mark was sitting, standing, or walking during our interview.
28:20 — Squatting and how we should be able to move.
30:00 — Mark talks squatting and pooping.
31:00 — Why vaginal childbirth is so critical to health.
33:30 — The concept of attachment to outcomes and moving on.
37:15 — Mindset and the high school star athlete.
38:25 — Connecting hunter-gatherer mindset to positivity in modern life – The Primal Connection.
39:50 — Finding the blessing in a less-than-positive situation.
41:38 — Worry and how it brings on depression – appreciating what we have.
43:30 — Why sex feels good… and scarcity and abundance of food, sex, drugs, etc.
44:45 — Where to get started with The Primal Connection.
48:40 — How many close connections we can maintain – our “fire circle.”



Mark’s website: Mark’s Daily Apple

Mark’s books (2 of many!):
The Primal Connection
The Primal Blueprint

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Thanks for listening!
Diane & Liz



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