Hello! Welcome to my website. My name is Todd Dosenberry although I would love for you to call me Toad. It was my nickname as a child that my 3 older siblings had lots of fun with. After the name faded away in my teens, I decided to bring it back in April of 2010 which was one month before my 22nd birthday.
Why Primal Toad? On April 5, 2010 I decided to go “Primal” based on Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint laws. Crazy, right? Kind of. Even though I disagree with Mark’s carbohydrate curve and his overall stance on carbs in general, I still dig the dude. He has had the biggest influence on my life outside of my immediate family.
Up until today (March 2, 2013), I’ve published more than 400 blog posts. At the moment, 194 are published since I deleted more than half. My thoughts and feelings continue to evolve as I further my education in many ways and continue to have great experiences which is the best educator. I observe a lot too.
You will notice a significant change in the content of this blog moving forward. If you are curious as to what the hell this is, then please subscribe to my free newsletter. I hate spam and those who send too many emails more than anyone else on this planet and so you can expect none of that from me. How does one email per week sound?
The most important thing about me is that I’m a wellness nut. There are lots of ways to live an extraordinary life and to enjoy each and every day, but when you feel awesome, it becomes a hell of a lot easier.
This is my wellness philosophy: Eat real food. Walk a lot. Manage stress. Sleep. Socialize. Seek me time. Sunbathe but don’t burn. Exercise but make sure you ENJOY the activity. Love what you do. Do what you love. Chase experiences, not things.
The gist of it is simple but due to the modern world which has millions of benefits and millions of downfalls, millions struggle. I am not perfect and never plan to be. What is perfection? I don’t think it exists. I plan to soon expand on each of the above 11 points in future blog posts. When I do, I’ll link to them here.
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Are you still here? Great. Labels can be dangerous, literally, but when used properly, they can be very beneficial. The following labels may give you a better picture as to who I am and may hint to you as to what the content will evolve into moving forward. Let’s do this.
Foodie – I love real food. I love to talk about it and so if you do too, then I bet we can be great friends. What is real food? I’ll explain in a future blog post and will link to it here when it’s published.
Entrepreneur – I sold my first Nintendo Wii on eBay when I was 19 years old. I continued to sell Wii’s for the next 1.5 years and had a blast doing so. Do you remember when they were sold out everywhere? Well then they weren’t and so I had to begin selling something else. And so I began selling American Eagle clothes which lasted about 1.5 years. This led me into internet marketing. I started an Acne blog in December 2009 and then PrimalToad.com on April 22, 2010. And here we are!
I truly believe I have a very inspirational story to tell and so I do plan on publishing an “epic” post all about my entrepreneurial journey. It actually started in grade school!
Minimalist – Since early 2011, my philosophy has significantly changed. Instead of material goods, I now seek memorable experiences. I own less than 100 things but you certainly don’t have to to live a more meaningful life. I am beginning to give back in big ways while being content with whatever happens to me and my surroundings and am happier than ever because of it. I most certainly need to expand on this as many can take this out of context rather easily. When a blog post is published, I’ll link to it here.
I thank the following human beings for having the strongest influence on my minimalist journey: Matt Madeiro (the catalyst – thanks dude!), Joshua Fields Milburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Leo Babauta, Nina Yau.
Walker – I’m kind of obsessed with walking. You can see my walking mileage and what not here. In May of last year I thought about the idea of Walking across America. You know, coast to coast! I am not doing that just yet but trust me when I say that my desire to do this continues to increase. I’m all about taking action and risks but you do need to plan some things too.
Writer – I love to write. I have not spent enough time in the past writing but damn do I really enjoy it. Now that my sister is working for me “full-time” I will be dedicating a lot more time to writing. Yes, this means you can expect me to publish a lot more blog posts on this blog and on others.
Weird – I’m weird. I mean, what’s a life when you just do what’s normal? Sickness is normal in today’s world. Sitting on your ass is normal. Working in a job that you don’t like is normal. Relying on drugs to save you while not taking preventative measures for disease is normal. Watching countless hours of TV and spending countless hours on Facebook is normal. Believing that red meat is bad for you is normal. I don’t like normal and so I choose to be weird. What about you?
If you wish to contact me then shoot me an email: Todd@PrimalToad.com.
And, of course, don’t forget about the necessary disclaimer.