Longevity Tip

 A key takeaway from a new book on how to eat and live like “the world’s healthiest people” is that longevity is not just about food.

The people who live in the Blue Zones — five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. researchers have identified as having the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world — move their bodies a lot. They have social circles that reinforce healthy behaviors. They take time to de-stress. They’re part of communities, often religious ones. And they’re committed to their families.


Vinnie Never Lets Up

“Ray, I just made you $50,000. Will you bring me back?” said Vinnie.

“$50,000. No way,” I said.

“I did, Ray. I was reading your emails and clicked on the link to somebody named Lufa who said you can get $50,000 if you click on the link,” said Vinnie.

“You didn’t! I probably have spyware, ransomware, malware. Why did you do that?” I stammered.

“Ha, ha, Ray. April Fool! I gotcha.

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers ~ Emily Dickinson

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I’ve heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me. 

by Emily Dickinson