Manifesto for Healthy Living
To express this intention clearly, I’ve created an easy-to-understand, 3-point manifesto:
#1: Create Happy Balance with Simplicity
So whether you’re retired and living in a studio apartment, or running a business empire from a 12-story headquarters, the joy and meaning of your modern life will deepen when you can simplify your daily routine and your surroundings.
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#2: Rise Above the Times in which You Live
Contemporary life has many advantages for which you can feel grateful, but be discerning.
Your soul is thirsty and that salty punch that’s coming down the corporate conveyor belt — you don’t have to drink it. It will only make you thirstier.
#3: Give Yourself More Time to Make a Positive Difference
The advantage to living the longest life possible is that it gives you more time to do things that will benefit or advance the human race.
When you improve your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, it adds more years to your life, yes, but more importantly, it adds more life to your years. This can give you the additional time and energy to:
- ◕ demonstrate kindness
- ◕ embody compassion
- ◕ share love
- ◕ deepen your relationships
- ◕ help make a positive difference in the world
It appears that one day, you will have a life-review. But even if you don’t believe this, imagine that it is true.
During this review, you will be your own jury and bear authentic witness to your Self — and you will finally, viscerally, know how others secretly experienced you and felt around you.
Your personality and press-releases will evaporate and what will be left is the entire truth of who you were in this life. Even if there has been selfishness up to now, by living longer you will have the chance to increase the zestful passion and genuine goodness in your own life-review. Give yourself that opportunity!
“…instead of using fear, I choose to inspire others
to discover the joys and vibrancy of optimized health just for its own sake”
While it’s true that this site is dedicated to helping you live healthier — and while it’s also true that I eat organic whenever possible — the simple truth is that whether or not people eat organic is the least of my worries. I’m still trying to help people understand that their health hinges on finding clever ways to sneak more vegetables into their daily diet. We live within a culture of burritos, pizza, and hamburgers!
What adds more challenge to my daily mission, is I’m committed to not using fear to motivate people (I see some pretty alarming statistics in my daily work). Having said that, I must also confess that there have were a couple of times early-on when I might have been tempted to stop working on this site (it’s a ton of work), but then when I learned that some scientists expect cancer rates to rise 75% by the year 2030 (others say: 1 in every 3 people), I felt compelled to continue. And while I do mention these statistics here on the site’s manifesto, you’ll see that throughout the site’s hundreds of helpful articles, I rarely mention bad news at all. I focus almost exclusively on positive news.
I focus mostly on the good news deliberately. There are many alternative health sites online that do an effective job of convincing you that the world is increasingly toxic — and while that is probably true, I feel like that “territory” is already covered adequately. So, instead of using fear, I choose to inspire others to discover the joys and vibrancy of optimized health just for its own sake. It’s a good thing I’m passionate about it, because I’ve got my work cut out for me!