“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” ~ Mark Twain
Time waster: trying to provide helpful information or direction to someone who already knows he/she has all the answers. Ever met one?
Time enhancer: Providing helpful information or direction to someone with an open mind who’s willing to listen.
Joe: “I like older women.”
Pete: “How so, Joe?”
Joe: “They’ve been disappointed before, so they’re ready for me.”
Observe two couples in a coffee shop. The first couple compete for airtime where neither party listens to the other. The other couple engage in a conversation and shows interest in each other’s likes and dislikes. Which couple has the better relationship?
What is important to you? Are you ready to go all in? The degree you can go all in is directly proportional to the degree of importance. Is it time to rethink what is important to you?
5 Practices to Maintain a Healthy Body
- Eat healthy foods. A nutrient-rich diet includes whole grains, fish, nuts, eggs, poultry and lean meats, fat-free or low-fat dairy foods such as yogurt and fortified milk, and unsaturated fats like olive oil and avocados.
- Exercise regularly. Regular physical activity helps control your weight, strengthens your bones and muscles, improves your mood and overall mental health and may add extra years to your life.
- Get enough sleep. Sleep is necessary for the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. It aids in the balance of your body’s hormones and supports your body’s growth and development.
- Manage your stress. Strategies like exercise, yoga, meditation or participating in stress-reduction programs are effective ways to manage your stress and help keep your body healthy.
- Stay hydrated. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly. Water maintains body temperature, moves nutrients and waste materials through your body, helps normalize blood pressure and lubricates and cushions body joints and organs.
“Writing a first draft is like trying to build a house in a strong wind.”
~ William Faulkner
Are You There
W. H. Auden
Each lover has some theory of his own
About the difference between the ache
Of being with his love, and being alone:
Why what, when dreaming, is dear flesh and bone
That really stirs the senses, when awake,
Appears a simulacrum of his own.
Narcissus disbelieves in the unknown;
He cannot join his image in the lake
So long as he assumes he is alone.
The child, the waterfall, the fire, the stone,
Are always up to mischief, though, and take
The universe for granted as their own.
The elderly, like Proust, are always prone
To think of love as a subjective fake;
The more they love, the more they feel alone.
Whatever view we hold, it must be shown
Why every lover has a wish to make
Some kind of otherness his own:
Perhaps, in fact, we never are alone.