Either I am a tightly wound ball of stress around my family or I am talking too much about my pursuit to become a better person because for my birthday a few weeks ago, my 14 year old son gave me a book titled: Practicing Mindfulness, 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health and Find Peace in the Everyday.
I have been spending quite a bit of time lately thinking about what makes me happy. In fact, I am taking this so seriously, I enrolled in an online course through Yale University that focuses on the science and importance of being happy. I am doing this for a few reasons
Adding in exercise is also crucial to increasing your body’s metabolism, adding lean muscle mass and improving stamina. Remember this: while diet and exercise are both important for long-term weight loss, “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet,” says Dr. Shawn Talbott, PhD, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic.
I will never, ever forget our first attempt at fishing nearly 9 years ago. We didn’t have fancy equipment, in fact, we didn’t have any equipment. I thought it would be more fun, more rustic if we used long sticks and tied some string to the end with a hook…very Tom Sawyer, don’t you think?