Health and happiness are inextricably linked. In this day and age, we all know that exercise is good for us. But exercise science is relatively new, and we don’t really know exactly HOW good for us it is. We also don’t know exactly where the threshold is for getting all the health benefits of exercise. Either way, I’m not taking any chances. I started a new exercise program this month. It centers around strength training and conditioning in varying degrees. However, even if you don’t like weights or running, you can still get a lot of health benefits relatively easily.
I wasn’t planning on doing two Stir-Fridays in a row, but I’ve been really busy recently and I already had this one typed up. May is pretty hectic, with a wedding last weekend, a family graduation this weekend, a beach trip the next week, capped off with a conference for work at the end. I’ll try to get back to regular posting in June, but it’s shaping up to be fairly busy too. Anyway….
It’s that time again. It’s Stir-Friday! For the complete list of this series click here. Today’s recipe is one I’ve been making for a while now, and it’s my go-to bread recipe. Simple, delicious, awesome. Baking is something that can make anyone happy. Assuming of course you don’t end up fighting the smoke detector and biting into what can only be called ‘civil war rations.’ The smell of freshly baked goods alone is enough to boost my mood. So I thought today I’d give you a very user-friendly bread recipe. Impress all your friends with your baking prowess by making these.
This is the second post in the Challenge series. Here’s the first one. The rules are 1) I will only challenge you to do something if I think it will make you happier, and 2) I will never challenge you to do something illegal (so don’t interpret it that way). So here is the challenge: I challenge you to commit a random act of kindness for a random stranger every day this week.
This is a post about something that makes me, specifically, happy. As I said in the post about beer, this may or may not make you happy. But I don’t care, because it works for me and you have to find out what works for you. I went camping two weekends ago, and it was a blast. My girlfriend and I packed up the car and met up with one of my high school buddies and his future wife for a good old-fashioned camping trip. A good time was had by all.
OK, guys. This is the first of many challenges I will issue to you on this blog. Some will be short and sweet, others long and hard (that’s what she said). Here are some ground rules. First, I will only issue a challenge if I think that completing it will make you happier. Second, I will never challenge you to do something illegal (so don’t interpret it that way). That’s pretty much it. Without further ado, here is the first challenge: today I challenge you to high-five a complete stranger.