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Wim Hof Method Week 3 & The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Book

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Margaret Schlachter

It’s been three weeks of working on the 10-week Wim Hof Method course. The course is an online module which is simple enough to follow consisting of both breathing exercises and cold emersion through showers and such.


Above is a quick video talking about how I am feeling a couple weeks into the course. What the tasks were this week and how taking cold showers is getting a little less rugged as the weeks go by. The biggest takeaway from this week was not the breathing or holding breath but the fact that I was able to sit several days in a row for almost 10 minutes at a time meditating, something a few years ago would cause me physical pain.

One other cool thing that happened this week but was outside of the practice time was another meditation in which I was able to see new colors in my third eye area those being, greens, blues, and purples. Normally the colors are just yellows, oranges, and reds. It’s a bit woo woo for most people but those into chakras will understand. It was pretty awesome to see colors and feel the power of meditation first hand.


Additionally, I mention the latest book I finished this week… The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.


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For some reason, I have been obsessed with reading these days. I am consuming books like crazy either in the audio, ebook, or traditional paper form. The latest book that ended up on my doorstep and was read cover to cover in two days was The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

The book is kinda like the anti-self-help book. It doesn’t promise sunshine and roses at every corner of your life. Instead, it tells us to thrive on adversity, to take responsibility for our sh*t in our life, and overall remind us we aren’t as unique as we think we are, and it’s all okay.

Having read the book cover to cover in a matter of two afternoons, it’s an easy read and one that will both entertain you with the language and humor but also make you think about life and how you view yourself in it. The author multiple times says he doesn’t know it all and reminds us we are in control of what we individually decided to “give a f*ck about” no one else.

I read many of the reviews of this book and many have said it should be required reading for millennials, but upon reading the book the “special snowflake syndrome” that is blamed on almost every millennial started way before any of us/them were born (being I myself is on the cusp of that generation). Overall, you want a good quick read that will make you laugh and think about your life this was a good one!

One last note about Wim Hof this week, cold showers still suck. Yup, but at least I take the extra time to meditate and think while trying to control my breathing! 

Yup, but at least I take the extra time to meditate and think while trying to control my breathing!