Life Perspectives

What Does Skeet Shooting Have to Do with Living Well?

Prepare for a long and eventful life, and you will have it. This has been my experience. I knew that there would come a day when I would retire from working for a paycheck. And so, it came. One must consider how to make this transition and remain vital, vigorously-engaged and connected by planning early and continuously. Hobbies are an important part of this “second” act.

When I am asked, “How are you?” My response is, “Too young for Medicare, and too old for the women to care.” (OK – not true on both counts!) I am on Medicare, and I share a loving, romantic relationship. I thought about the situation described by this joke, which rarely escapes a laugh.

We may develop good habits, scientifically proven as the below are, with living well, well past working for a living, by practicing:

  • Gratefulness – Are we historically, emphatically and most remarkably born in the greatest country in history? Yes! Here, dreams do come true.
  • Exercising – This is for health, but it is exercising the human condition, the whole body, mind, and spirit, which are the elements of thriving. Learn to thrive to be 100; many of us will achieve this milestone.
  • Meditation – Just 10 minutes every morning can have a daily impact for a lifetime.
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Everyone Has Ten Minutes a Day
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The science of how to live well continues in an avalanche. We know that Being Good, Doing Good, for the Common Good builds brain synapses to grow the process. We also know that doing simple, routine practices do the same.

The result is your personal movement to:

  • Improve health and wellbeing continuously
  • Improve vital and vigorous age-appropriate longevity
  • Having happiness discover you as it should