Fit, Healthy, Happy

6 Unconventional, Unapologetic Paths to Joyful Living

February 10, 2024 Dave and Peggy Stevens, Kim Gibbs
Fit, Healthy, Happy
6 Unconventional, Unapologetic Paths to Joyful Living
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Whoever coined that tired line, “You can't teach an old dog new tricks,” clearly hasn’t had the pleasure of twirling through life with us at RiversZen. Let’s toss out that drab rulebook on aging and leap into a life spiced with habits that’ll have you questioning why you ever bought into that whole “getting old is a drag” myth.

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Hey there, fellow age-defying rebel! It's Dave Stevens here, your head cheerleader on this fantastic voyage we call life. Whoever coined that tired line, “You can't teach an old dog new tricks,” clearly hasn’t had the pleasure of twirling through life with us at RiversZen. Let’s toss out that drab rulebook on aging and leap into a life spiced with habits that’ll have you questioning why you ever bought into that whole “getting old is a drag” myth.

1.      Kickstart Your Day with a Dash of Mischief: Before you even think about plunging into the day's demands, pause. Breathe. And ask yourself, “What can I do today that’s absolutely delicious?” or “How can I laugh till I cry?” Spark your day with intentions that light fireworks in your soul, not just checkboxes on your to-do list.

2.      Move Like You’re the Star of Your Own Show: Ever heard of our infamous StretchPro system? It’s not merely about bending; it's about reshaping your entire dialogue with life. Boogie in your living room, chase after life as if it's the last bus of the night, or strike a pose like you’re the hero in your own epic. Movement isn’t a chore; it’s the elixir of life.

3.      Feast Like You’ve Graduated Kindergarten: The days of eating greens because “they're good for you” are over. Turn eating into an adventure, not a sentence to blandness. Be bold. Munch on something green that hasn’t been annihilated into oblivion via blender. Entice your palate with flavors that scream vibrancy, not mediocrity. Your body’ll thank you with a fist bump.

4.      Chase Genuine Connections, Not Digital Ghosts: In an era of ‘swipe right to like,’ let’s take a detour. Engage in conversations that demand your full presence. Laugh out loud (for real), share stories that warm the heart, and listen—truly listen. Collect moments, not followers. That, my friends, is the revolution we’re spearheading.

5.      Savor the Sweet Sound of Silence: If the mere thought of unplugging sends shivers down your spine, we need a heart-to-heart. Let’s embrace the beauty of silence together. Carve out moments in your day for serene reflection. No distractions, no digital buzz—just you and the raw, unfiltered world. It’s a form of self-respect, not laziness.

6.      Lead a Life Fueled by Curiosity, Not Dates on a Calendar: Wisdom comes with age, sure, but so does the temptation to nestle into comfort. Shake things up. Dive into something that would make your younger self do a double-take. Master the art of creating the perfect sourdough or become a plant parent that actually remembers to water. Stay intrigued, my friend.

Welcome to our tribe of joyful anarchists at RiversZen, where we boldly contest the stale tales of aging. Here, life is a grand escapade, and playing it safe is simply not our style. We’re on a mission to sprinkle every day with a little more sparkle and sass. Remember, it’s not just about “Moving Well, Staying Healthy, Being Happy, and Living Every Single Day with Passion and Purpose”—it’s about doing it with so much gusto that life has no choice but to take notice.

Embrace these habits, dive in headfirst, and you just might find yourself redefining the very essence of what it means to lead a life bursting at the seams with color and verve.