The word ‘adventure’ has just gotten overused. For me, adventure is when everything goes wrong—that’s when the adventure starts.Yvon Chouinard
I like the way Chris Ballard wrote about the basketball great, Brian Grant, in this 5/2/18 article on SI.com:
“the disease is both everywhere and nowhere, because while 60,000 people are diagnosed every year, and roughly 10 million live with Parkinson’s worldwide, most do their best to hide it. Until they can’t. Then they hide themselves.”
How can I enjoy and appreciate this as a gift right now?
One of the doctors I have learned about in my quest to improve my health is Daniel Amen. He runs a number of clinics focused on optimizing brain health and decelerating the aging process, among other things, and one of his recommendations is this:
Don’t believe every stupid thought you have.
The brain is noisy, and skews negative. There is no imperative that you must believe every thought that is rattling around up there. Instead, ask yourself, “is it true?” This will help reframe the thought, and re-focus your mind. I have found this helpful and I hope you do too.
Honoring the place between no longer and not yet.
“Still, I am learning”