As our beautiful summer does its best to hold off fall it is easy to forget that the season began with a terrible bang (more accurately, several bangs) with the shootings at Café Racer Espresso in the U District. While I didn’t know any of the victims, I had seen Joe Albanese & Drew Keriakedes perform, we had mutual friends and that was close enough to effect me.
As the details of events began to emerge in the following days I was struck by the actions of one of the shooting’s survivor’s Mr.
1. Eat MINDFULLY. Eating without paying attention causes you to eat the wrong things and/or too much food. Doing either (or both) could, as they say, “take the shine off your shoes.” Heart disease, diabetes, and all sorts of ailments await the person who doesn’t practice mindful eating. Look to the video, below, for for some mindful eating basics (it’s Harvard Professor, Dr. Lilian Cheung, co-author of Savor, Mindful Eating, Mindful Life): The video is here:
As I get ready for the day, I like to listen to, or read something that sets a great tone for my day. Sometimes, I just need to watch Jon Stewart on Hulu, because what beats laughing first thing in the day. Today though I found this Ted video. It was worth the minutes. I hope you think so too.
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