I know that you remember my blog post this past January. I didn't do New Year's Resolutions but instead chose to focus on specific hopes for all of us for 2017. I used this beautiful quote as my inspiration:
"What you focus on becomes your reality"
You will probably also remember that I am making my way UP the list.
Bottom of the list was: Do something nice for someone else. I am firming up plans and designs for my agreement with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which will benefit this wonderful organization.
Next up was: Move More. I shared with you my plans to relearn how to ride a bike in order to get more exercise.
Which leads me to the next item on the list: Eat Well. I am diving into that topic now by researching the best foods to eat for better long time health. I was surprised at some of what I found. This information is from the AARP, if you wondered.
1. So, it turns out that eating more daisy fat is good for us. Who knew, right? We have all be conditioned to buy only skim milk, fat free yogurt & on & on. (I am moving from skim to 2% milk.)
2. Drinking coffee (3-5 8 ounce cups a day) is GOOD for us! Yay - bring on the caffeine~ (I am drinking a couple of cups a day that I'm sure are more than 8 ounces so I think I am good with this one.)
3. Experiencing a "sense of awe", such as viewing the Grand Canyon or even a walk in nature or viewing art, has a direct influence on your heath and life expectancy. (I am vowing to visit more museums, take more outdoor walks and go to a National Park as often as I can! In addition, I do consider my jewelry a form of art so enjoying wearing my own jewelry is a way find more pleasure in life.)
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of these suggestions? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments section.
Until next time!
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!