Writing and Body Hacks: Benefits of Ritual and Fasting

We're back after a little break! This time, Nora Young talks about this New York Times profile of author, Philip Pullman. In particular, she looks at his very specific rituals around writing. Nora and Cathi talk about journaling and their own rituals for writing. Nora's preferred method: pomodoro! Cathi Bond looks at a study on the benefits of fasting, in particular, 5 days of 'regular' eating a week, and 2 days of extremely limited calorie intake (via New Atlas). Do you have rituals to get in the mood to work? Have you tried fasting, and if so, have you seen any benefits? Let us know! [iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5962988/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/237069" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3

One response to “Writing and Body Hacks: Benefits of Ritual and Fasting

  1. This was a timely episode for me. I'm trying to get back into writing and using it to complement a consulting business. I've heard so many people say the same thing about writing, creativity, or even entrepreneurship. Its not so much skill as just doing it, and doing it regularly. With the diet I've heard of that but not really thinking of trying it. Maybe try going longer in a day without eating but not 2 days with just a nut!

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