February 21st Show
Proudly Sponsored by Woodward, Pires & Lombardo
The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
On today's show:
How to Eat Healthier
Happiness at Harvard
Guest Karysia Demarest, Executive Director of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
Night at the Museum Event
How to Eat Healthier
MOXIEmail bag: "Before I got married I felt like I was really healthy. I just got divorced after 18 years and my wife was in charge of the food and now my diet has tanked. Not really sure where to start because if feels overwhelming. Right now I do mostly fast food because I'm to busy for anything else. Please help."
Jonathan - Fort Myers
At Life with Moxie my #1 rule is that we no longer have an excuse to claim "too busy." I've not had one client that we weren't able to take back HOURS in their weeks.... HOURS!
So here are the recommendations we offered to get started, some are distilled from much of Michael Pollan shared in Food Rules.
1. Don't allow yourself to get to starving. Keep Almonds/Walnuts (most nutritious options among nuts) dried fruit, fresh apples, clementines, etc. at your desk or in your briefcase. if you are only reasonably hungry you can make significantly better decisions.
2. Plan ahead. If you can organize yourself at the beginning of the week, you can have many of these decisions made before the week starts. Dinners, lunches, calendar them, Monday, dinner at home, Tuesday, dinner with clients, etc. So your Sunday shopping trip will include exactly what you need for your dinners and lunches so you need not fret constantly over what to do next. Three meals a day happen EVERY SINGLE DAY, there is no need to attempt to recreate the wheel before every meal.
3. Don't eat anything that you can't make in a normally equipped kitchen.
4. Don't eat anything that your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. A 15 ingredient tube of yogurt is the result of science... thats no longer food.
5. Don't eat anything that won't rot. With the exception of honey which is basically a miricle of nature, all your food should rot fairly soon after buying. For example, Twinkies and McDonald's hamburgers don't rot which means they aren't food.
6. Eat food at a table, preferably with other people. Even if you head to a restaurant alone, ask to join some or sit at a community table that many establishments offer.
7. Eat food that requires utensils. If food is designed to be eaten in the car its not food.
8. Don't eat food that is delivered through a window, it's not food.
9. Turn off technology when eating. No TV, no phone, no headsets. These exterior stimulators keep you from experiencing the process of eating and you won't taste the food, enjoy the food and more importantly, you won't notice that you're getting full until you've passed that mark.
Happiness at Harvard
Harvard’s Positive Psychology 1504, taught by professor Tal Ben-Shahar (PhD), will enter the history books as the most popular course in the history of Harvard University.
Tips to be happier from Tal Ben-Shahar:
1. Accept and lean into your full range of emotions. Avoiding painful emotions denies you the ability to fully feel happiness.
2. Spend quailty, technology free time with friends and famiy.
3. Keep a gratitude journal. At night before you go bed or first thing in the morning list at least five big or little things that you are grateful for. It will strengthen your immune system and you will find yourself heading directly toward your goals. In three minutes a day, it will change your everything.
4. Simplify your life. The more we do the less time we have and with less time we have the more poorly we perform at everything we do.
Special Guest, Karysia Demarest, Executive Director of
the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples.
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples believes it is a privilege to share life with a child, and is committed to nurturing bonds among families and generations. We celebrate the natural curiosity of children by offering an educational dynamic space that encourages exploration and discovery. This safe and wonderful place inspires children and families to have fun while learning together.
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples believes it is a privilege to share life with a child. Our beautiful cultural institution where children and their families can play, learn and dream together is located in North Naples Regional Park. The Museum includes state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, traveling exhibits, a healthy Café and Museum Store. Through the Loos Arts Gallery and the World Café, featuring the O’Connell Collection, C’mon helps children experience the global community.
Extraordinary opportunities abound when the Museum and its patron's come together to make it happen. The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples invites you to join us for an unforgettable evening on February 27th at 6 PM as the museum is transformed into an authentic Caribbean get-a-way with exotic dining and dancing at our annual Night at the Museum fundraising event! The “Waves of the Future” theme highlights the opportunity to help shape the future of C’mon’s programming and exhibits. Join us by calling 239-260-1708 or going to cmon.org or click the button below.