Quotes of the Day – Try Something New

Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day. -Roger Von Oech

There are only 7 days in the week & “someday” is not one of them.” –Rita Chand


Daily Challenge – Try something new

Try a new food. Go to a new restaurant. Purchase a new food item at the grocery store.

The question What is your favorite food?” should have an evolving answer 🙂



Trying New Things

Why new experiences are so important to have.

My wife and I are similar in a number of ways, but we’re completely opposite in how we feel about trying new things. I resist and often fear it, while she positively craves it. For as long as I can remember, I haven’t even liked trying new foods (an aversion my family and friends have alternatively found amusing and consternating), preferring instead to eat what I already know I like.

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Quote of the Day – Movement

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. – Carol Welch

Daily Challenge – Sweat

Go walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing or any of dozens of other activities that can help your heart. They all cause you to feel warm, perspire and breathe heavily without being out of breath and without feeling any burning sensation in your muscles.

Even better do it with a friend!

It’s good for your body and your happiness.

6 Reasons Why Exercise Makes You Happy

Sure, you know exercise is good for you. It keeps your weight in check, makes you stronger, and keeps you feeling youthful and staying active into old age.

But did you know that exercise can also make you a happier person? It’s true.

When you work out and stay active on a regular basis, it’s not just a coincidence that you feel less stressed out, less anxious, and generally happier.

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Quote of the Day – Happiness is…

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale

The History of Happiness

Apparently it’s an American thing – beHAPPY

A modern Russian adage holds that “a person who smiles a lot is either a fool or an American.” It’s true that when McDonald’s arrived in Russia, in 1990, one of its first tasks was to train clerks to seem cheerful. I’ve spent time since with Russian friends, discussing cultural rules on showing happiness, agreeing that differences remain.

The point here is not to disparage Russians. Most East Asian cultures also have lower happiness expectations than Americans are accustomed to. Some Latin American cultures tend in the other direction. The point is that cultural variations on happiness are considerable, contributing to the findings of international happiness polls that dot the contemporary public opinion landscape.

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