From: Howie Jacobson <>
Subject: Tres Cosas (Three Things)

Hi there - long time no email :)

I’m writing today with three things, or tres cosas, as I’m liable to say in my toddler-level Spanish.

First, last week’s podcast episode with Glenn Livingston is life-changing if you’ve ever tried to change your diet and found yourself mystified by the resilience of cravings that you thought you’d licked weeks ago.

Our food urges can be like those hands poking out of freshly dug graves at the end of horror movies aspiring to be prequels to a cinematic universe of gore. Arghhhhhhh!!!

Glenn explains that these reappearances aren’t supernatural, or even particularly worrisome, once you understand why they occur and what you can do about them.

Listen or watch here: The Sneak Attack that Makes Cravings Irresistible – and How to Resist Anyway: Glenn Livingston, PhD on PYP 576

Second, as a brief semi-commercial break, I proudly announce the existence of - wait for it - Plant Yourself Podcast Merch.

Artfully designed by my artist daughter, Yael Zivan, the first design is available on clothing, mugs, tea towels, tote bags, and journals.

The main Plant Yourself design is a bearded man’s head made entirely of plants. Bonus points if you recognize the dude (who has very little hair left, lol).

And there are other designs, which you can get on a woman’s one-piece bathing suit and a holographic sticker.

Shop here to support the arts (and plant-based daughters):

Third, if you’re into sourdough bread baking, or wish you were, or wonder why you’re not, then today’s episode is for you.

Ed and Natasha Tatton are co-owners of a vegan sourdough bakery and co-authors of BReD: Sourdough Loaves, Small Breads, and Other Plant-Based Baking, which has 4.9 out of 5 Amazon stars at the moment and has even inspired me to create a sourdough starter and coddle it like it’s a beagle puppy on life support.

Listen or watch here: How to Make Healthy Vegan Bread: Ed and Natasha Tatton on PYP 577

And fourth, I’m thinking of doing another “walking around Spain” episode. What would you like me to talk about? Got any questions that you could conceivably be interested in my answers to? (Like, “Why shouldn’t you end a sentence with a preposition?”)

Be well, my friend!