Start Here - Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing

by Eric Langshur, Nate Klemp
The Manual of LIFE XT
If given the choice, we would all choose to be less stressed, to feel happier, and to experience a more optimal state of wellbeing. So why are these outcomes so hard to achieve? The answer is quite simple. No one has taught us how. It turns out that just as you train your body for fitness, you can train your mind for wellbeing. We call this Life Cross Training (LIFE XT), and Start Here – The New York Times best seller – is the manual for anyone seeking to achieve emotional fitness.
352 Pages  |  Hard Cover  |  Illustrated


Complimentary for LIFE XT participants
Drawing on rigorous research and interesting stories, Langshur and Klemp provide a practical guide to leading a happier and healthier life. Read it, absorb it, and follow its prescriptions.  Start Here can be the start of your personal revolution.

- Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, Author of the New York Times bestseller Happier

If you're interested in greater emotional fitness — and looking for a step-by-step training program to get you there — Start Here combines ancient wisdom, science, and detailed practice tips to help you master a lifelong habit of wellbeing.

- Chip Conley, NY Times bestselling author of Emotional Equations, Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy

Langshur and Klemp have done the public an outstanding service by distilling the body of ancient wisdom and modern science on the practice of wellbeing. Start Here is a practical manual for living a better life that cuts through the clutter and presents this material in an accessible and enjoyable way.

- Gregory Fricchione, MD, Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School

Start Here is a remarkable gift: a holistic, scientifically-based, and accessible training program for bringing well-being into your life. Uniquely integrating exercises for your brain, your heart and your body, their Life XT program goes from stress reduction and increased productivity all the way to developing compassion and happiness.

- James Gimian, Publisher, Mindful magazine and

Eric Langshur
A seasoned corporate executive and entrepreneur, is the founder of Abundant Venture Partners. Years of research into the intersection of philosophy and neuroscience have established him as a thought leader in optimizing wellbeing.
Nate Klemp, PhD
A Stanford-Harvard-Princeton trained former philosophy professor and an expert in understanding how the tools of ancient and modern wisdom can be used to improve individual wellbeing.

An Introduction to "Start Here"

Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp speak about the impetus for co-authoring "Start Here" as well as how they track measurable results through the LIFE XT program that they co-founded.

Start here with your complimentary guided meditations

As a free companion to the Start Here book, these guided meditations will help you clear your mind and gain focus. LISTEN HERE  

Ready to optimize your team’s performance?

LIFE XT is a human performance program that provides your team with the necessary tools for increasing resilience to stress and maximizing joy, meaning, and productivity in modern life. All in service of keeping your employees fresh, and your organization competitive. LEARN MORE  

How it works

Research shows that mindfulness, meditation, and movement build the mental and physical foundation of habits that cultivate wellbeing. LIFE XT participants not only learn the value of these practices, they receive coaching to help them develop and deepen their skills as well. LEARN MORE  
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Start Here - Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing

by Eric Langshur, Nate Klemp