In today’s edition: Breaking the 120 year lifespan barrier, ATD here we come, and a tender for your life.
A few years ago, I decided I want to live to the age of one hundred and twenty. I just did the math a minute ago and realized that 121 will get me into the year 2100 so now that just became my new goal. 😉
The astonishing thing, though, is that my goal might actually be a little on the conservative side. I listened to an incredible interview with Dr. David Sinclair on The Knowledge Project Podcast this week. “Dr. Sinclair is a professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School, and he is best known for his research on aging, with a focus on epigenetics.”
This conversation is chock full of both excellent, accessible scientific theory but also clear, actionable steps you can begin taking tomorrow to help significantly increase the odds of your living a much longer and healthier life.
“80% of our longevity and our health in the future is in our own hands. Only 20% is genetic, which we cannot yet do much about. Some of these changes are very simple.
“The other thing that really is important to know is that there are additive benefits. If you eat, exercise, do hot and cold therapy, mental state, if you do all of that, plus the supplements, they’re additive. It’s not take a supplement and you don’t need to do any of the others.”
Tomorrow morning Ashlinn and I are flying to Orlando for the ATD Conference happening there this week. After two very long years of Zoom workshops and virtual conference events, I’m so very grateful that in-person networking and learning events are happening once again!
Voicing eLearning content is my bread-and-butter so I love having the opportunity to immerse myself in the latest developments and trends happening in the industry. I will also get to meet a number of my favorite clients in the flesh for the first time ever. If you are going to be there and we haven’t talked about connecting yet, please drop me a line today to make sure we see you.
Ash and I had some shiny new business cards and branded swag printed up this week so we are now ready to rock it!
Life can be pretty paradoxical sometimes, can’t it? We crave security in our lives but we also want to maintain some feeling of freedom, too. We want to feel a certain amount of certainty (pun intended) in our ideas and affairs but we also want surprise and serendipity. We want our individuality but we also require community. We need healthy boundaries and self-interest but we also need to balance those with empathy and letting others in.
Since we met in 2019, my wife Ashlinn has astonished me time and again with her ability to navigate these sorts of dialectical dilemmas of life with efficiency and elegance.
Perhaps it has to do with growing up as an American in Japan and Germany. Or with attending both a rough public high school in Florida and three of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. Or with caretaking a mother who died far too young and a father who is vibrant and healthy today ten years post heart-transplant. Or with managing people and projects with global reach during her days working in brand strategy and advertising in NYC.
Whatever the recipe for her powerful paradoxing prowess may be, she’s a trusted go-to source of insight and advice for all of the folks in her sphere.
I’m absolutely stoked/proud/delighted to announce today that she’s now making her perspectives available to a wider audience via her lifetending offerings at HowToParadox.com.
What’s lifetending, you ask? Well, in Ashlinn’s words, “Lifetending is my own special approach that blends the services of a life coach, the care of an insightful friend, and the objectivity of a bartender. ” If you’d like to learn more or book a session to unravel a dilemma in your life just click that link above.