As a college sophomore, I wanted to be an exchange student. England seemed like an exciting option. Mom dissuaded me by telling me England didn’t have central heat and I wouldn’t be comfortable. I didn’t understand exactly what that meant, “no central heat”, but I understood Mom was saying I couldn’t go. Given my life experiences since then, that little bit of discomfort, if it had in fact been the truth, would have prepared me for my life.
Do you approach challenges as something good, as a game, or as something to be avoided? Barny Stinson, a character in the TV series How I Met Your Mother loved challenges and was often heard saying “challenge accepted” as he took on some crazy challenge. That line always made me laugh. I seem to enjoy challenges, too.
What do you think of when you hear something like “Live your dash”? My immediate thought was about how I live life — dashing around, being involved with many things, and hurrying and scurrying.
…when it comes to tending to his health. So, how is it he’s lost 32 pounds in two years — without really trying? He looks great! His bloodwork numbers are good, too. I have his secret to share, though it doesn’t totally make sense to me. Are you curious?
Sitting is the new smoking. Only, there is no warning label on some package you buy about the dangers of sitting as there is on a package of cigarettes. You won’t find concerned citizens rallying in front of government buildings or picketing stores in protest to the dangers represented by sitting too much.
I’m going to show you what it means to me to get better — not older — in style. That was the name of my recent article. And there I talked about hydration, and brain activity, and gratitude. And I can incorporate all but the specific of hydration today, because I decided that I couldn’t carry my water bottle and my phone at the same time. So, I just decided to leave the water bottle at home. You know what it means to stay hydrated.
I used to think that the best part about growing older was that I could make my own rules, like starting dinner with dessert if I wanted. But, I’m finding there are even better benefits of growing older, and they include realizing that while I may be growing older, I’m not getting older — I’m getting better. Better? Yes, better.