Michael Easter is an author, speaker, professor, and adventurer. His book, “The Comfort Crisis,” explores the human evolutionary need to be challenged, and uncovers a blueprint for leveraging uncomfortability to unlock your happy, healthy, wild self. In this episode, Drew and Michael delve deep into topics such as human development, once-in-a lifetime adventures to the arctic, and techniques for leveraging uncomfortability throughout daily life to unlock your true potential.
[03:45] Where Michael got inspiration for his book, why being uncomfortable is involved in all areas of human growth, and the powerful idea of “misogi.”
[18:47] How our biology is actually working against us in an age of technology, and what the future of health looks like as technology continues to remove the need for movement and uncomfortability.
[25:08] Michael tells the story of his epic misogi in which he spent over a month trekking through the arctic backcountry hunting Caribou.
[37:20] The power of leveraging intentional discomfort in your daily life, and some practical ways that you can begin to implement discomfort to unlock your true potential.
[47:37] One of the best exercises based on human evolution, and why you should add “rucking” to your weekly routine.
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