Day 76, Focusing on Values

“We need a clear-cut way to ensure that we consistently live the values to which we have committed ourselves, and a way of ensuring whether or not we’re actually achieving that value on a daily basis.”   Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within   Today is a beautiful day following the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Happily, Read More …

Day 64, Nutrient Targets Become My Activity Targets

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.  When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”~Ayurvedic proverb   Afternoon   The new second Cronometer app that I call Vibractivity is helping me get to all kinds of things.   This morning was a whirl of activity.  This afternoon, I settled down for a Read More …

Day 61, Attitude, Effort, and Skill

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” –Theodore Roosevelt. “Continuous effort– not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. ~Winston Churchill. “All things are difficult before they are easy.”   Morning     My weight went up this morning.  I suspect the sausage and bread Read More …

Day 55, Relationships Are Central to Our Physical and Mental Health

Here is a new happiness model, the MARSH model.
 
First, access the above mindmap to watch the TED talk.   It is an eye-opener based on a longitudinal Harvard study, initially done only on men.  The findings?  Positive relationships are the most significant determiner of physical and mental health as you age, including brain health.  

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Day 49, Too Much Information

“In the Information Age, the first step to sanity is FILTERING. Filter the information: extract for knowledge.   Filter first for substance. Then filter second for significance. These filters protect against advertising. Filter third for reliability. This filter protects against politicians. Filter fourth for completeness. This filter protects against the media.” ― Marc Stiegler, Davids Read More …