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The Badass & The Buddha

The Badass & The Buddha

The Badass & The Buddha was developed to create a community where we can have real and relevant conversations about topics that we will have the opportunity to encounter at some point in our lives.  We want this to be a safe place where participants can come to get support and share inspiration.

Episode 5

In today’s episode my pal, Alexis Williams is doing a Q&A session with me about my upcoming book that will be coming out at the end of the summer.  Have a listen.  Alexis asks me great questions that can help you in your own life.  The title of the book is Keep Your Ass In The Saddle: How a Farm, a Fire, and Failure Led Me To Freedom.

Please let us know what topics you are interested in discussing in the future and we will make it happen.

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Habit 4: They Read

Habit 4:  They Read

The benefits of reading are vast.  Have a look at Lana Winter-Herbert’s article on Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or the directions on your instant oatmeal packet?

If you’re one of the countless people who doesn’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out.

Reading has a significant number of benefits, and here’re ten benefits of reading:

1. Mental Stimulation

Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia,[1] since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.

Just like any other muscle in the body, the brain requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy, so the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly apt when it comes to your mind. Doing puzzles and playing games such as chess have also been found to be helpful with cognitive stimulation.[2]

2. Stress Reduction

No matter how much stress you have at work, in your relationships, or countless other issues faced in daily life, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.

3. Knowledge

Everything you read fills your head with new