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What Really Matters

What does really matter to you?

What makes you happy?

Do you live your life in a way

that makes you happy

most of your time?

I try to do that. When you grow older you become aware of all the things that makes you happy and what doesn´t.

I know that being in nature gives me so much energy. I can feel it flowing in my whole body. It makes me feel alive and kicking.

Sometimes it is great alone and sometimes it is fantastic to do it with your friends.

Here we are in Sweden in the archipilago of Västervik, canoing, two teams fighting paintball with slingshots and making food in the campfire.

 

Well yes I got shot in the face....But my soul is healed...



Love, Health And Wisdom
Brian

 

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Body 50 1 – Supercompensation

It can be rather tough getting older. You can´t do the same things any longer. You are getting slower, weaker, you feel pain all kinds of places in your body and your restitution time is longer.  That is just the way it is by nature and you really have to accept that. But it can be very hard to accept it. Here you have to focus on acceptance and adjustment. It is important to exercise all through your life. You have to adjust you way of training so it fits to your body. Do you know supercompensation? If not I will show it to you below. Supercompensation is an very important thing to know about when you are training.

When you are training you are breaking down your muscle cells. They are working for you, they are stressed and getting tired and damaged.

Therefore your muscle cells have to recover (Recovery) a period of 24-48 hours (depending) after your training. When your muscles have recovered, your cells are even stronger and better functioning than before your training. This is called the Supercompensation period. If you wait to long in the supercompensation period there is no supercompensation left and you return to where you started (return to baseline) or you can even go under your baseline.

The challenge when you get older is to find and respect the perfect recovery period. That can be very hard because habits are very strong, and we want to do, what we always have been doing, and we want to do that too. It is not always so easy to accept that we can´t do the same any longer. I know that from myself. I have always pushed my body to the limits and had good results in soccer, triathlon, biking, running, TaeKwondo, crossfit etc. But when you get older you just can´t get the same results any longer. Only in sports that demands good endurance e.g. Ironman, marathon etc. But here you really have to be aware of the strain on your heart. There is a balance in everything. Also in training. That is what you have to adjust as well on everything else. That also applies to what you are eating. You can´t eat the same amount of things that you used to do and you have to work harder to burn the calories.

Well I am still fighting a battle to stay fit and healthy. I have started competing in OCR races. The next one I am training for is The Spartan Race Super in Madrid in the beginning of May 2019. You can follow my training and diet here and on Youtube (search for WiseMovement Body 50). I am 47 now and I have been training hard in sports since I was 6. I have several muscle and joint injuries. But I adjust. Just like you can.

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Stay tuned

You can do it

if you want to.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Always Remember Us This Way

What do you want to remember

when time is up?


That Arizona sky burning in your eyes
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It’s buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn’t find
So when I’m all choked up
But I can’t find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won’t play
I’ll always remember us this way
Lovers in the night
Poets trying to write
We don’t know how to rhyme
But, damn, we try
But all I really know
You’re where I wanna go
The part of me that’s you will never die
So when I’m all choked up
But I can’t find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won’t play
I’ll always remember us this way
Oh, yeah
I don’t wanna be just a memory, baby, yeah
When I’m all choked up
But I can’t find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won’t play
I’ll always remember us this way, oh, yeah
When you look at me
And the whole world fades
I’ll always remember us this way
Sangskrivere: Hillary Lindsey / Lori McKenna / Natalie Hemby / Stefani Germanotta
Always Remember Us This Way sangtekster © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I wish you the best moment everytime

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Meant To Be

Today I have a story for you about becoming what you are meant to be. You can say just like H.C. Andersen´s “Den grimme ælling”.

UPWARD & DOWN

The tree in the yard grew vibrantly, upward toward the sky. Its limbs stretched and reached brilliantly, as if to ask:

“Sky, sun, rain, and earth—make me into something great!”

The flowers and the shrubs around the tree watched in awe, waiting, with fresh leaves and strong roots, for this tree to become something great, as they all knew that it would.

The young gardener boy who had planted the tree arrived early one morning, just as winter began to fade and spring began to arrive. He circled the yard, pruned some of the shrubs, picked some of the flowers, and came to a halt at the tree.

The tree had yet to sprout fruit from its branches. But the young boy was patient. He watered the tree, and decided to come back the next season when the tree had developed enough to bear fruit.

Over the summer and into the fall, the whole garden grew, and watched the tree grow, despite itsbarren branches. Through the scorching heat of midsummer evenings, and the shivering cold of the early year, the tree reached up to the sky, as if to plead:

“Sky, sun, rain, and earth—make me into something great!”

The next season, the young boy returned. He circled the yard, pruned the shrubs, picked the flowers, and came to a halt at the tree.

The branches had grown, and hung just over his head, but still, no fruit had emerged from the ends of the limbs. The boy shrugged, pulled out a bag of fertilizer, and spread the rich, heavy soil at the base of the tree. Once the roots were nearly suffocating in nutrients, he stood, brushed the dirt from his hands, and left.

The tree felt stilted as it grew, into the summer and over the fall. It felt outpaced, and unprepared for growing. But the rest of the garden watched it attentively, waiting for fruit to emerge. And yet, it never did. January came quickly, and the tree’s naked branches reached for the white sky, yearning and pleading for something more than itself.

The young boy returned the next season, but instead of circling the garden, he went straight for the tree. He yelled and muttered in disappointment, and kicked the tree’s trunk in anger. The thin, fast–growing bark split open, and the young boy paused, in an instant realization.

He left quickly and returned with shears and clippers. He set up a step stool, and climbed up to prune the branches.

“There,” he said, when the tree had been pruned. “That will teach you to grow fruit. You’re meant to grow fruit. I know this, because I planted you, I did.”

The boy left, and the tree hung, sadly and silently, with sap dripping from its muted branches. But the garden grew forward, into the New Year. The tree slowly recovered, and by the next season, it had renewed itself.

The boy arrived once more, and cursed the tree as he saw the naked branches.

“I planted you, ” he said, with contempt in his voice. “Why won’t you grow fruit, like you should?”

But his anger was short lived. He disappeared and returned quickly, with tape and a knife and a handful of fresh, green branches. The tree watched as the boy sliced into the limbs and grafted on the twigs of another tree. He dumped loads of fertilizer at the base of the tree, stood, and left.

The garden seemed to stretch and warp in the tension of the season, but not compared to the tree itself. The fertilizer accelerated the tree beyond health and beyond movement, and its bark cracked with the explosion of growth. The tree stretched and screamed, but no fruit grew.

The young boy returned to the garden the next season, and his eyes fell in disappointment. The tree stood, torn and stilted, with barren limbs and awkward grafts.

The boy grabbed his axe and called for others to join him. He pointed to the tree, but the other men corrected him, and pointed to the ground around the tree.

He dropped the axe, and retrieved a shovel. He sunk the shovel deep into the earth, to loosen the tree from the ground.

His shovel hit something, hidden in the dirt. He knelt to examine it.

Juice from a bright red fruit spilled into the dirt, split open by the shovel blade. He cleared the dirt to see a vast network of berries, clinging to the roots: Bright, vibrant, and alive.

The freshly awakened smell of the subterranean fruit met his senses.

He stood and threw the shovel aside.

The tree in the yard had grown, vibrantly, upward and down, to become what it was meant to be.

http://astoryeachday.com/december-27-2014/

It is all about how you have been formed/raised of your parrent and how you are raising or will raise your children. We have to be formed in a way, but not so much that it kills our passion, interests and competences. We shall not dominate children with our own ambitions.

There are many ways to succed in life.

The most important one

is the one

that makes you happy.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Fear Of Falling

THE FEAR OF FALLING

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. I can’t do this.”

You may have felt this sentiment at some point in your life, about any number of things. Maybe you realized what you were about to do was wrong, or that there was a much better alternative, or maybe you just changed your mind and threw it all out the window. On this bright, sunny afternoon, Jack experiences all of these.

“I changed my mind. I don’t want to do this!” he yells, and his voice wavers over the deafening roar of the plane, rushing 12,000 feet above the earth. The weight of his parachutes clings to his torso, and he shakes, violently.

He looks back at his instructor.

I’m sure you know that feeling—the feeling of biting off more than you can chew. It’s not an enjoyable feeling, because there aren’t many ways out of a situation like that one.

“Just do it, man!” the instructor yells.

The instructor had always struck Jack as a nice, responsible person; and he’s fairly certain this man wouldn’t tell him to do something unwise. The instructor uses the “Adrenaline Encouragement” tactic—prompting Jack to make a decision in the heat of the moment, purely on adrenaline, but Jack shakes his head.

“Come on, man! You got all the way up here, just jump! Don’t think about it!”

This bothers Jack, because the notion of not thinking about something sounds like a very bad approach to throwing oneself out of an airplane.

The instructor tries peer pressure:

“You wouldn’t want to get back and say that you couldn’t jump, would you? Think about what everyone else would say!”

But that doesn’t work either. Jack is stubborn, and there’s not much that he feels would make him embrace the vast weightlessness of free falling in the sky.

The instructor tries reminding him of the expense:

“C’mon, man! You already paid for it. If you don’t do it, you don’t get your money back!”

But Jack just shrugs. $245 dollars isn’t enough to make him jump. Why would it be? Money is an entirely poor motivator when fear is involved, and jumping out of an airplane is no exception to this rule.

This frustrates the instructor. He keeps his composure, but the tone of his voice is harsh:

“You need to jump. You came this far, you have to jump.”

Jack looks out the window, at the 12,000 feet of space below him.

“This is your chance, Jack. If you don’t jump in the next twenty seconds, you’ll miss your window. You probably won’t ever get this chance again. Jump.”

Jack looks back at the instructor.

Eighteen, seventeen, sixteen…

He questions himself: Why would I ever do something this stupid? Why would I get myself into this situation? Why did I think it would be fun, or cool, or exciting to do this? What was I thinking?

            Twelve, eleven, ten, nine…

            Jack shakes his head, and leans away from the window. He can’t bring himself to jump. He yells, once again:

“I can’t.”

Seven, six, five…

“Why not?”

Four, three, two…

“I’m afraid.”

The instructor pushes Jack out of the plane, because fear is a terrible reason to not do something.

http://astoryeachday.com/december-28-2014/

Would you dare to do it?

Sometimes you just have to be pushed to get over your limits

and get further with experiencing life.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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H.O.P.E For You

We’re delighted to announce that, after months of hard work, we’ve launched the first episode of our new short film series, Plant Power Stories!

The first film features the incredible cancer thriver D Anthony Evans. Back in 2012, D was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and given just 6 months to live. With determination, grit and a transition to a completely whole-food plant-based diet, D has overcome his diagnosis and is now healthy, happy and in the best shape of his life. The first part of his inspiring life story can be viewed on our website or on YouTube. Please feel free to share in any way you’d like to, through social media, on your own website or blog, and with your friends, family and communities.

Our new series aims to inform and inspire people about the power of a healthy, plant-based diet and conscious lifestyle – and there are more Plant Power Stories to come. To keep up with the latest releases from us, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook and Instagram If you’re interested in organising a free screening please get in touch.

Thank you so much for joining us in helping to make the world a more conscious and peaceful place!

Kindest,
Nina & The H.O.P.E. Team

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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