First and most importantly, I hope you are taking the time to think about, appreciate, and celebrate the wonderful mothers in your life – whether it is your own mother, wife, daughter, friend, mentor, whoever. Happy Mother’s Day to all of them, and thank you for all that you do!
On a personal note, I consider myself so incredibly fortunate to have the most wonderful mother on the planet. I’ll try not to get too sappy on you, but my mom has been my biggest supporter throughout my entire life, and I am so grateful for this. My mom encourages me and supports me in everything I do – from being my ever-present cheerleader throughout school activities to being my very first “client” well before The Lyons’ Share even started. I think often about how she spent several entire years of her life shuttling my sister around between our dozens of activities in middle school and high school, armed with under-appreciated, foil-wrapped, on-the-go breakfasts and dinners, encouraging comments, and big hugs. She never made me feel guilty and always made me feel like I was doing the best I could do. Mothers certainly do put up with a lot! Of course, I can’t let Mother’s Day go without celebrating my mother-in-law, as well, who accepted me into her family just like her other kids, is always so supportive, and is the best hostess when we go visit. Happy Mother’s Day to both of my moms!
7 Interesting Things I Read This Week
- Tips to start running to lose weight and avoid injuries: I’m partnering with Curejoy to create content for their site. In my first interview with them, they asked about topics that I’ve talked about here before – why running doesn’t always mean losing weight, being cautious when beginning an exercise program, and the importance of bioindividuality. You may enjoy seeing some of these messages in a Q&A format, though! I also reframed my 7 tips for fitting in exercise with your kids in this Curejoy post. If you haven’t visited Curejoy, check them out – it’s a great and fast-growing website that curates content from natural healthcare experts around the globe.
- Organic food competition is driving down food prices: Michael sent this to me, saying it was “right up my alley,” and I agree! Like I said to him, the fact that organic foods are becoming more affordable is amazing for the general consumer and will hopefully lead many more of us to purchasing organic (at least for the fruits and vegetables that really matter!). Of course, I don’t know the economics behind it, but I worry that the organic farmers are being squeezed too much, and I hope that’s not the case!
- Statins cause serious issues for women: I have a huge issue with the over-prescription of statins in today’s world in general, and it’s impossible to explain my entire opinion in a few lines. However, I think articles like this are important to help people realize that statins may not be the “miracle drug” they claim to be for every single person.
- 7 ways to look great: Let me start by saying that I think you already look great! I don’t like the title of this article because it implies you don’t look good now, but I love the focus on nutrition and how it is connected to looking and feeling your best. This should serve as a reminder to get in those vitamins, healthy fats, and a whole lot of water!
- How improving your health improves your bottom line: This may be my favorite article of the week – I love how the author considers fitness a critical part of his day and his life. For me, exercise makes me feel better, have more energy, be more productive, and so much more, and I do what I can to fit it into even the busiest of days.
- Executives say walking during meetings leads to good decision-making: You know I’m a fan of standing as much as possible during the work day, and finding creative ways to fit in exercise where you can, so it should come as no surprise that I love reading about powerful executives who choose to host walking meetings. I wish more business people would catch on to this – what a great idea!
- Multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing: I am the epitome of a multitasked. I literally never have fewer than 6 or 7 tabs open on my internet browser, I rarely finish a task before flipping over to another, and I very frequently get sidetracked by new emails or other interruptions. Now, I also very rarely just “forget” a task or don’t get something done by the deadline, and I actually get quite a lot done, so I’ve always thought I was an efficient multitasker. However, articles like this (from Kellogg, where I got my MBA!) have been popping up more and more frequently, and definitely make me re-think my analysis of myself!
So tell me in the comments … What mother would you like to thank today? Which article was your favorite? Are you a multitasker?