Welcome to Adventures In Humaning. We (that’s Meredith & Frank) would very much like to invite you to come along, with an open mind and a curious spirit, to get lost with us in a meandering adventurous conversation about what it means to be human.
We are excited to share this introductory episode with you! Many thanks for joining us. We want you to get to know the vision we have for this podcast, get to know us and to provide you with a glimpse into our philosophies and musings on life and what we think it means to be human.
Here’s some information and ideas that are relevant to this show:
- What is a human?
- Why do we not refer to ourselves as human, and largely refer to ourselves as ‘people’ or ‘person’?
- What is the definition of Homo sapiens?
- Here’s the classic definition of human.
- ‘Humaning’ from the urban dictionary.
- Taxonomy of Homo sapiens.
- The history of the human genus.
- Do we need to re-create or reenact the past to inform our present and our future?
- Strive for abundance.
- Modern humans are a species under stress and stuck in survival mode.
- Autonomic nervous system.
- Overthinking, A human trait both a blessing and a curse.
- Food is information.
- There is more to living a life of abundance than just simply food and nutrition there are many other factors, ‘primary foods’.
- What can we look at through the ancestral Humaning lens?
- Are we too late? What did the dawn of agriculture and civilization do to humans?
- Biomimicry >>> Check out this podcast.
- Why don’t you just ask nature?
- Nature innovates using shape and information; we are informed by our environment.
- Nature is capable of crazy wild awesome natural things.
- The Bullet Train.
- The body has the ability to heal itself. We need to get out of its way.
- Self-awareness an instinctual human characteristic that many of us lack.
- The modern human has a stark lack of exposures to epigenetic triggers and variety that it sorely needs.
- Hormetic stressors.
- Why babies don’t give up and adults do.
- Can we go overboard with metrics and quantification?
- 5000 steps on the ground pretending that it’s lava is greater than 10,000 steps in a mall. Truth.
- You are more than your resume, you are more than your obituary.
- The influence of our environment on our health is vast and profound for all life on earth.
- Sunflowers tracking the sun.
- You adapt to what you do 100% of the time.
- One hour in the gym does not negate 16 hours of sedentary lifestyle.
- Michael Phelps Advanced Humaning
- Humaning is many things. Humaning is a journey, Humaning is an adventure, and humaning is very individual.
- This humaning adventure will be uniquely yours. There is joy in individuality.