I explain why I care & founded this blue online project.
These ‘lucky’ areas* are the proof that, however wealthy or culturally, technologically, and politically advanced a society can be, the quality of life and ultimately good health depend also on another facets of day-to-day activities and an overall lifestyle. Our disharmony is like a crescendo that accumulates and sounds particularly loud with our advancing age. Scientists flip and scan all the possible variables, trying to puzzle out the secrets of these ‘blue’ people’s longevity, yet it is hardly possible to consider every aspect of human life, therefore their scientific hypotheses may change like a Maui wind. But one agreement prevails in the culturally, scientific as as well as by wisdom driven conclusions.
Too much of this, took little of that, as Hippocrates told in his chronicles – the only thing that makes a poison from a cure is its dose. As millennia passed this old truth is still recognized. So how does this applies to our modern lifestyles?
Now, I will also get little philosophical. No poetry, this time, but my pure reflection on our state of being.
Do something …
- INDULGENT, when we feel deprived,
- REJUVENATING, when exhausted,
- LEARN a new skill or socially engage in pleasant activities,
- TRAVEL to open the horizons of understanding others, the world, and ultimately ourselves.
Experiencing different cultures, religions and societies can broaden our respect and capability to appreciate what we have, who and where we are in our lives.The basics of existence are that eating and drinking, together with breathing, is all the energy we need to keep us alive.If we want to make the experience of living more pleasurable, we should be mindful of food, liquids and the air we consume daily. Not just in the hedonist sense of an imbibing sustenance, but consciously and responsibly drawing water from the well of life. Enjoying these necessary acts of living, while respecting our environment leads to a sustainable future of ours and the generations to follow. In their simplicity, like meditation, they naturally lead to a comforting contentment and the real sense of balance within ourselves and with the outside world.The readers of La Muse Blue are interested in digging deep into these daily necessities while seeking equilibrium.Sample Blue Zones (The five regions identified and discussed by Buettner in the book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest):
Ikaria (Greece),Okinawa (Japan),Sardinia (Italy),Loma Linda (California)
Radka Beach is the founder of La Muse Blue and a journalist. Prior to studying journalism and psychology in London, Radka lived and worked in Asia and Europe as a fashion model. Later she worked for lifestyle publications globally, while contributing to her indulgent, wine dedicated blog. She loves cooking, food, history, people, traveling, and anything that makes everyday life better.
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