Recipe of a Lifetime
My girlfriend's daughter just graduated from high school. An amazing feat these days given the pressures our kids endure even before junior kindergarten. So when my friend asked us to create a page of advice for her daughter's scrapbook that she could turn to when needing to connect to home, I shared the recipe for health and happiness that took me 46 years to define. Told in tips and quotes, enjoy...
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy
Eat Your Veggies
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." - Doug Larson
Eat Healthy Fats
"There's a great metaphor that one of my doctors uses: If a fish is swimming in a dirty tank and it gets sick, do you take it to the vet and amputate the fin? No, you clean the water. So, I cleaned up my system. By eating organic raw greens, nuts and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins and oxygen." - Kris Carr
Move Your Body
"Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order." Samuel Beckett
See Hard Knocks as Blessings
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you." - Rumi
Stay Connected to Self
"Comparison is the thief of joy." - Theodore Roosevelt
Meet Fear Head On
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." (You can't skirt around fear. Rather, you have to go right through it.) - George Addair
"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end." - Robin Sharma
Focus on the Action. Not the Outcome.
"To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
Follow Your Heart
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'" - Maya Angelou
As always for fun, I'll leave you with...
With gratitude and heart-felt intention...