Camp FI: Texas Talk

This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to speak at Camp: FI Texas.  My talk was An argument for Slow FI: Health and Wealth

My most Utilized Healthy Apps
Here are all of the resources that I mentioned during the talk.

Here is the blog post from The Fioneers. It’s their version of Slow FI

What would your life look like if you took care of your body as well as you take care of your money?


Exercise #1: Write down exactly what you do every day for one week in 15-minute increments.  Find gaps where awesome things can be plugged in.

Book: 168 Hours: You have more time than you think by Laura Vanderkam

Exercise #2: Find your highlight.  What do you look forward to EVERY day?

Book: Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Habit Building

Exercise #3: Write down 3 habits you want to bring into your life.

Book: Design your Life by Dominic Quartuccio

Exercise #4: Write down: “I’m the kind of person that …”

Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Exercise #5: Take this quiz and figure out your Tendency. Map how you will use your unique tendency to encourage new habits. She gives you strategies of accountability.

Book: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin


Exercise #6 : Take the quiz with your significant other and identify your Love Language

Book: The 5 Love Languages

Exercise #7: Consider looking into your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and see a relationship counselor. With EAP you usually can get 4-8 sessions a year for free counseling.  There are also financial coaches that specialize in relationships. Couples Financial Counselor at AHK Coaching The best time to start therapy is before you need it.


Exercise #8: go through your room and make sure it’s sleep worthy. CDC Link here.

Review Sleep Guidelines to help with insomnia and improve your sleep.


Exercise #9 Try a YouTube meditation, download a meditation App such as 10% Happier or Calm. 

Book: 10% Happier by Dan Harris


Exercise #10: Start tracking how much water and vegetables you take in on a daily basis.  I love My Fitness Pal App for tracking.

For more information about specific foods, is a good resource, it’s written by a vegan physician and he presents the latest research on different nutrition options

Book: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Book: Intuitive Eating

Podcast: The Drive with David Attia

Book: Obesity Code


Exercise #11: Identify a side hustle that increases your activity level.  Rover is a great option if you like dogs. Identify activities with small people that get your heart rate up.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Loved this talk! Tons of actionable insights, thank you so much!

    1. Thanks! It was super fun meeting everyone and hanging out.

  2. Excellent talk. I appreciate the focus on health and links to great resources. For relationships, I highly recommend The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman. Here is a summary video:

    1. I’m adding this book to my library list!

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