Nick Buchanan – What Happens in Shakespeare

Front Cover for KindleLast week would have been Shakespeare’s 451st birthday, had he been as immortal as his work. Some would have it that you might need to have lived that long to have garnered the experience, the wisdom, and even to have had the time (or sufficient typing monkeys) to have been both so prolific and profound.

In the latest podcast from The Eternities, Nick Buchanan, author of What Happens in Shakespeare’s King Lear, explains why he believes it entirely possible that this one remarkable man could indeed have been the sole author.

“The folks who argue that [it couldn’t possibly have been] Shakespeare really dislike the idea that he didn’t go to university and he was a country boy. How dare he become this great playwright!”

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Raw Joy and Abundance – Interview with Health Blogger Sean Evans

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Sean at Fruit Winter

An interview with raw food blogger, Sean Evans, at the Fruit Winter meet-up in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

How did you find out about Fruit Winter?

I found out about Fruit Winter from a YouTube channel, HandymanBananas, which is produced by Conor McMillen, the founder of Fruit Winter.

How important is diet and lifestyle to you? Do you have a particular health regime?

Diet and lifestyle are very important to me. I’ve spent a lot of time and money in the search for the best diet for me. I found that raw, living foods made me feel the best. Before this diet I experimented with a Paleo diet which included grass-fed meat and grass-fed butter. My love for animals and the environment made it a clear choice for me to stop eating animals and consuming animal products. Now I am eat fruit in the morning and afternoon and will eat some cooked rice or noodles and vegetables in the evening. Yesterday I started a coconut water fast which I hope to continue for at least 21 days.

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The “Internal Family Systems” of the Mind

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Right at this moment a part of you wants to read this and another part of you wants to do something else. Notice that? You may even notice several parts of you that have already come up with ideas of what else they would like to be doing. Maybe one wants to check your email account, another wants to eat, while another wants to shut off the computer, run outside and dance in the streets. What if we view these parts for what they are: distinct and very real members of your system, each with their own needs, wants, desires, memories and narratives?

The brain functions as a multiple system, using parallel processing. This same mode of processing is used by computer engineers solving complex problems. They have discovered that using multiple computers to run the same problem is much more effective than having one single computer running that problem. These different computers, or parts, of our brain are constantly running, side by side, the same “problem” that is life. They often have different ideas about how to proceed, but the intention is always based in keeping the system surviving and in an ideal state, thriving.

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Johnny F.D. – Siamese Dreams 2: From Cubicle to Globe


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Johnny F D is an online entrepreneur, a location independent “digital nomad”. After a three week vacation to Thailand in 2008 he left his home and corporate job in Los Angeles and bought a one way ticket back to Thailand.

He talks in the podcast about the strategy for creating online businesses – known as “drop shipping” – which has enabled for him a dream lifestyle of leisure and travel. He is the host of the Travel Like a Boss podcast and was the organiser of the recent Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, a free day of talks given by highly successful nomads.

He is also the author of two books, Twelve Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap and Life Changes Quick: 7 Steps to Getting Everything You’ve Ever Wanted in Less Than a Year.

Click link below to learn more about the drop shipping course discussed on the podcast, also known as The Anton Method.

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Conor McMillen and Brittany Taylor – Siamese Dreams 1: Fruit, Simplicity and Self Love

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Conor and Brittany

Conor McMillen is a therapist and lifestyle coach with a popular YouTube channel, Handyman Bananas. Just three years ago he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He believes that eating a fruit diet was the key factor in his rapid recovery.

The interview took place at the recent Fruit Winter festival which Conor now organises each January in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The podcast also covers his experiences with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychotherapeutic model, which he now also utilises as a therapist.

Also on the podcast is Brittany Taylor, a lifestyle coach who also has a popular YouTube channel, called Simple Living and Travel.

Three years ago she downsized her life, leaving her job and home to become a digital nomad as a “location independent” IT consultant, in order to follow her dream of a lifestyle of optimal nutrition, physical movement and play.

Due to very poor sound quality in the first part of the interview, a complete transcript of Conor’s interview has been provided, below.

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