Join Dallas Hartwig and Pilar Gerasimo for this series of smart, rollicking, no-BS conversations about healthy, happy, conscious living — plus real-life "experiments" to help you discover the practical shifts that work best for you.
Episode 115: Make Time with John Zeratsky
This week on The Living Experiment we bring you an episode that has been a very long time coming — a special guest episode with New York Times bestselling author John Zeratsky. John is the co-author — with Jake Knapp — of two terrific books, Sprint (a popular business title from 2016) and Make Time: How to Focus On What Matters Every Day, which came out in the fall of 2018. In this episode, recorded in the fall of 2019, John and Pilar talk about both titles, and about the themes connecting them. From the value of creating clear mental space for our most pressing priorities to the importance of respecting the limits of our time and attention, John makes a case for doing our lives differently than we're doing them now so we don’t get overwhelmed and start feeling like our lives are passing us by.
Get full show notes and resources at http://livingexperiment.com/make-time/
Episode 22: (Another) New Year
This week on The Living Experiment, we're talking about the concept of the New Year — from meaningless consumer hype to contemplative pursuits that really can make a difference.
We explore the potential pros and cons of leveraging the New Year as an opportunity for self-improvement, and we share the approaches we like best for pursuing change in our own lives.
From expert theories of change to the awkward realities of working on a goal that eludes you, we take a thoughtful look at New Year's conventions, and we offer some experiments to help you establish a better, more self-compassionate plan for your year ahead.
Get full show notes and resources at http://livingexperiment.com/new-year/
Episode 114: Midlife
This week on The Living Experiment, we're talking about Midlife — that fun and potentially funky moment when you realize you might well have fewer years ahead of you than you've already put behind you. It's a clarifying moment for many, and a moment of crisis for others. A moment when we realize that we may not have lived our own highest choices up until now — and that if we're going to make the rest of our lives more the way we'd like them to be, this is the time to make that happen. In the midst of all of this is the anxiety about getting older, looking older, being seen as just plain old in a culture that glorifies youth and youth-centric standards of beauty. And then, of course, there's our mortality to consider. So here, we talk about what middle age means to us, and the meaning our society has ascribed to it — cliches, stereotypes, prejudices and all. We explore the assumptions we've had to challenge, and the gifts we've only begun to unwrap. Dallas shares his view of life past 40, and Pilar shares her view from the other side of 50, which is looking pretty darn good to her. Finally, we offer you some experiments to help you more fully appreciate — at any age — the years you've lived into while also making the most of the years you have left to embrace.
Get full show notes and resources at http://livingexperiment.com/midlife/
Episode 113: Mini Update from Pilar
Life continues to be weird. So we are just rolling with it. This week on The Living Experiment, Pilar offers some updates and options for folks who want to stay connected and who are eager keep experimenting through the rest of 2020.
Get full show notes and resources at http://livingexperiment.com/mini-update/
Episode 112: Rewilding with Daniel Vitalis
This week on The Living Experiment, Pilar interviews a special guest, hunter-gatherer and rewilding enthusiast Daniel Vitalis. Daniel is a well-recognized advocate for what's known as rewilding, a term that he points out means very different things to different people. To Daniel, and also to Pilar, it means reclaiming and reconnecting with aspects of our own wild-creature origins, and for getting into a closer, more intimate connection with our natural world. Daniel visited Pilar's family farm in Wisconsin in summer 2019 to film an episode for his forthcoming TV series, called "WildFed." In the process, he collaborated with Pilar's partner, Forager Chef Alan Bergo, to put on an amazing dinner of pigeon and wild-harvested plants. But Daniel wasn't always the hunter-gatherer type. In fact, for a long time he was a hard-core raw food vegan — a way of life he has happily left behind. So here, we talk about the evolution of Daniel's viewpoints, including some of the mistakes he says have taught him a lot of what he knows today. Along the way, we offer up some reflections on the history of humans, both ancient and modern. And as always we leave you with some experiments to help you re-connect with nature and your own natural self, right here and now.
Get full show notes and resources at http://livingexperiment.com/rewilding/
Episode 111: Moving Forward
This week on The Living Experiment we're talking about Moving Forward in this unusual time in history. Thanks to COVID-19, we're still recording from a distance. Since we were last in the studio though, and even since the last time we did one of our COVID-edition Facebook Live episodes, so much has happened. We've seen new waves of conflict around the pandemic, as well as the murder of George Floyd and the historic calls for social and racial justice via the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, we've been witnessing divisions widening, not just within our country, but within our circles of family and friends. So here, we talk about how we've been coping with the present moment, and also about how we are moving forward, from managing our media choices and navigating difficult conversations to finding our own points of view in what can seem like a very disorienting world. Finally, we leave you with some experiments that encourage you to explore your own capacity for making sense of what's happening now, and for building discernment into your own next steps.
Full show notes and resources at: https://livingexperiment.com/moving-forward/
I love the connection between Pilar and Dallas and the warmth of the conversations. I learn so much with each episode and find them inspirational. The experiments they present at the end are fun too.
Dallas Hartwig Is A Dangerous Predator And Covert Narcissist
Dallas Hartwig is not who he claims to be. He’s a dangerous predator and covert narcissist who utilizes therapeutic modalities and lies to lure women in. There are multiple women coming forward who have been abused and manipulated by him. I don’t think it’s safe for him to have a platform preaching about mental, emotional, relational health and male maturation, because he is a predator, and not in integrity with any of the above. Not all of his victims have a voice, and that haunts me. But he unfortunately uses his power and platform to collect, manipulate and gaslight his victims, and then leaves them to pick up the pieces. It’s incredibly disturbing he’s able to have the reach that he does. I don’t know Pilar personally, but I’m sure she’s a lovely human who has also been duped by Dallas.
So Glad You’re Back!!!
Loved hearing about your journeys this past year. And very happy you’re back!