the year of you, day 293

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (Day 293)

Relaxing Music for the week: Meditation: Liquid Mind (10:05) –

Question: What dietary philosophy (e.g. vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, etc.) do you follow when it comes to your eating choices, and why?

Answer: The philosophy that I follow is…eat whatever the hell I want to eat, in moderation. How’s that for a philosophy? I’m not a fan of fad diets and I’m not a fan of having to spend A TON of money to follow a specific regime. Most of the diets that I’ve seen/observed seem to be geared towards people with money, since they are the only ones that can afford them. I don’t see weight watcher centers in urban communities where there are lots of minorities. Right? My wife Rebecca does both Whole 30 and Weight Watchers – not a fan. Food is SO bland! Give me flavor or give me death! Of course, most of my meals consists of some type of pasta dish and sometimes with vegetables thrown in. I have a pretty basic, simple diet. I like what I like and that’s about it. I’m not an experimenter, I don’t like to try new stuff, and I’m okay with eating the same things over and over (like my bananas, one pop tart, and chocolate milk every morning. If I had a dietary philosophy, it would probably be consistency, since that seems to be the name of the game for me. Some people would call it boring, since there’s not much adventure, but that’s okay. For example, when we order Chinese Food, I will typically get one of two things – pork fried rice or chicken with broccoli. If Red Lobster, I will get the Cajun Chicken Linguini Alfredo, unless they have an endless shrimp deal. If Mexican, it’s always ACP (rice, chicken, and cheese). Doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Other Stuff

Here’s another article on the “Great Resignation,” identifying simple strategies that employers could do to try to keep their employees:

The quote I love from the article is this: “People want a good job and a life well-lived.” What’s consistent among ALL of the articles that I’ve read about retaining employees, all share that employers really have to be more proactive in connecting with their employees. And I can tell you, in my situation at UNCG, that has not happened. I have very little connection with my boss (the Associate Dean) and ZERO connection with our Dean. And it truly breaks my heart, since this is the first time that I feel TRULY disconnected from my School and from UNCG. It’s been really, really hard going into work every day, when there’s no connection with the Dean and Associate Dean – and they don’t seem to value the Life Design Catalyst work very much. A true bummer. But I’ve got to keep moving forward, right?


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