Here’s what you can expect from me

These days, almost every time I post something on Instagram, I lose followers. Sometimes, a hundred at a time.

I imagine that’s because the kind of ideas I’m sharing don’t match what those particular people wanted and expected from me.

Most people think of me as the guy who co-founded the Whole30 program, who created the More Social Less Media program, or who speaks and writes about health stuff like exercise and sleep and social connection.

All of that is true… but it’s only a fraction of the real story.

I don’t do what I do because I think that food (or even health, for that matter!) is the most important thing in the universe.

I only care about your nutritional status or how your circadian rhythms work or what dopamine polymorphisms you have or what kind of functional strength program you do because those are always and only opportunities to open and expand the container of your mind so that your human experience includes more love, beauty, peace, ecstasy, gentleness, and wonder.

I’m in the late stages of writing a book about the most critical health factors—food, sleep, movement, and human connection—in an integrative, rhythmic system, yes, but I don’t care about those things as ends, only as means.

Purposely creating a life that works well for you is truly the work of a lifetime, but those health choices only matter to the extent that they can “clear the fog” and open up space for you to breathe, grow, live, and love better.

So here’s my stake in the ground: better living through living better.

That’s it.

I hope you’ll walk this long, winding, beautiful road through life with me. 🙏🏼

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  • charlie richie

    hi dallas,

    i am curious if your book addresses the areas in which certain demographics and peoples have access to your stake in the ground? does it speak to the topics of accessibility to resources to be able to realise better living through living better? if not, how are you addressing this for peoples with limited resources? how do marginalised groups of people get access to this stake?

  • Deb

    Hope you book deals with various health issues that interfere with….. “critical health factors—food, sleep, movement, and human connection—in an integrative, rhythmic system”

  • Suzanne

    I love that you’re willing to be so vulnerable as to share the most uncomfortable parts of yourself in your journey to heal and move forward. It’s very brave! And interesting, and it makes it easier for me to look at parts of me that might not be so comfortable to see. Growth! I appreciate the opening that you create for all of us, if we want it.

    Maybe some people are leaving your site, no longer following you, not because of anything about you personally, but because they’re getting so many emails/posts/blogs from an array of great people and they just can’t follow all of them at one time. You and Melissa changed my life in some ways 6 /12 years ago, so there will always be a soft spot in my heart for each of you. Not everyone is so willing to share who they are or where they are at in the moment, but you doing so adds another layer to what you’re saying, and personally I find it very valuable. I don’t always have time to listen at the moment, but I keep a Dallas Hartwig file on my Macmail, so I can retrieve your emails when I slow down enough to listen. I look forward to each one.

  • Glenna Turney

    I’m ready to take the walk, Dallas. I really appreciate the fact that you are an open to book.
    Looking forward to your new book!

  • Leanne

    Always thought provoking 🤗

  • Deb M

    Looking forward to reading your new book!

  • Minnie

    I never felt that Chemotherapy was a total answer. I really feel the Medical profession is self serving, but it’s serving the wrong people.
    So looking forward to receiving the ten modules.

  • Lynn

    Walking with you through all this lovely and mucky life as well.

  • Sydney Y

    Each post resonates for my life at that moment.
    I’m not on any social media platforms. For me, they are spaces for folks’ flashes of perfectionism not reality.
    Each of your communications I forward to friends in need of your wisdom. Your notions are rare gems.
    Keep them coming; we need them.

  • Kat

    I love reading your posts. Anything to help inspire me to live a more healthy and full life is appreciated. Can’t wait to check out your new book!

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    • Amy McLain

      The more I read your writings, the more I respect you. We are on similar paths. Blessings.

    • Kathi Salatino

      Yes! Bring it on!!

  • Sarah Simmons

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Diana Hunter-Carlson

    I appreciate every one of your posts. I admire you and cannot wait to read your book. Thank you for being who you are. D

  • Sally

    Very true facts of life. Plus, reading your posts always make me look up the meaning of a word or two. Lol. Thanks 🙏

  • Susan

    Can’t wait to read your new book. Love the posts/blogs. Keep ‘em coming.

  • Jamie Fellrath

    I actually wasn’t following you during the Whole30-development years… I only started following you BECAUSE of the stuff you’ve put out more recently (via retweets, etc.). So keep it up, and can’t wait to see your book. I appreciate anyone who looks at a broader picture than just the religious-dogma-like aspects of diet, exercise, etc.

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