Eric Zimmer: Mindful choices

In this conversation, Eric Zimmer talks about mindful choices, and the parable that inspires him:
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?” The grandfather quietly replies: The one you feed.

Eric zimmer

Eric Zimmer is the host of The One You Feed podcast. The show was named a Best of 2014 Podcast by iTunes and one of the best health podcasts of all time by The Huffington Post. The show is about creating a life worth living and can be found at At the age of 24 Eric was homeless, addicted to heroin and facing looming jail sentences. In the years since he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living. In addition to the podcast he does coaching work with numerous individuals and companies. He has been involved in many successful startup companies in the software and clean energy industries. He also founded Tipping Point Renewable Energy in 2008.

Published May 2016