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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA—At just 16-years-old, Marcus Vlahovic of Baton Rouge, LA was already attending college and focusing on his career, when he got an unwelcome diagnosis just a few years later. After experiencing neurological and intestinal damage, a blood test confirmed he had celiac disease.
Have you ever wondered why boxers are such tremendous athletes? The vigorous training, non-stop running, strict diets, and subtle art of jumping rope are all excellent shape-makers, but for the purposes of this piece, I will focus on the art of skipping.
I'm not exactly sure what to write, but I think I will use the list of questions on Vocal as a guide until I get the hang of this. The first one is "What do you love in this world?" Well, I have four children, and I love them more than anything. We have definitely been through a lot of hard times to get where we are now, as we escaped from my abusive husband. A lot of people do not understand when you say you "escaped", because most people think it's as simple as just walking out the door and never going back, but there is so much more to it than that.
Exercising in your 40s is very important. A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body that sits in a recliner, tends to rarely get up from the recliner. So even though I am a fan of eating, I have always been a fan of exercising. And when I say exercising, I mean walking and spin class. I walk because it is my therapy, hence the number of pairs of sneakers I go through in a year. I enjoy spinning because the room is dark and no one can see me. No one should have to see me on a bicycle from behind, unless they are being punished for something. And the music is so loud that it drowns out the thoughts in my hear. The sweating doesn't hurt either.
Something I love in life is working out, and being fit. There are a lot of reasons that people give for wanting to work out, but I simply love doing it. I love lifting weights and watching my body change as my muscles become more visible.
Hyapatia Lee is out to revolutionize the mental health care system, or at least call into question the status quo; her past personal trauma fuels her tireless commitment to empower other people to heal themselves as she did and does heal herself. As a woman of Native American (Cherokee) descent, Hyapatia is well versed in the ancient inter-tribal ideology known as Native Wisdom—in fact, it was this very teaching that rescued her from the depths of her own mental anguish. So transformative was the effect of this spiritual discipline, Lee eventually developed the philosophy into "Native Strength," which teaches self-healing techniques for practical application.
TED Talks are academic level lectures that bring the complicated and lofty studies on business, science, and health down to earth. Each video packs tons of incredible, life-altering information into bite-sized packages that the average person can watch and enjoy. For those of us who are more health conscious, these important lessons can really have a huge impact on our lifestyles going forward. Because of that, I feel like it is my responsibility to share with you what I have found most inspiring on a personal level. These fifteen videos are essential TED Talks for anyone hoping to jumpstart their healthy living by turning around the ways they approach diet, exercise, and, in some cases, living.
Quick question: what is that thing, that marvelous thing, that makes living in another culture so... soul-satisfying? There is a Chinese proverb: "to learn a language is to have another window from which to view the world".