While having breakfast at a restaurant, I pulled out a jar of vegemite. For those who don’t know, it’s a salty black yeast extract with a strong taste that Americans usually don’t appreciate. I spread it on the toast before lifting on the over-medium eggs. Please don’t laugh……this is the way my dad taught me in Australia. And I love it this way. My curious friend asked me how old was the vegemite. When I looked at the label it said 2002. I had no idea. She burst out laughing, pointed out the vegemite was 12 years old, and wondered if it had ever made me sick.… More
I asked Shanessa’s daughter, who is 17, what are the secrets to greater happiness. She gave me a quick list: • More freedom. My parents are too strict. • More friends ‘liking’ my posts on Facebook. • Live more like the models and superstars in the checkout mags and on TV. • Date more often. • Nicer car. • More movies and less schoolwork. • An iPad.
At the other end of the age spectrum, I asked a heart doctor, who is probably 70 and jogs several times each week. He said Mindfulness was one secret for destressing and happiness. When I asked what Mindfulness was, he gave an example. When you first taste a glass of wine, you comment on it.… More