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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Na Wahine O Ke Kai Outrigger Canoe Race

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail."– Dorothea Brande
Sammie is an outrigger canoe paddler and  she gives back to her community. As I commented in last week’s blog, it took a tragedy for Sammie to find a new beginning as well as a new direction in her life. But that’s only part of her story, as a physical handicap resulting from a “successful” surgery as a teenager propelled her to master other sports. If it wasn’t for that surgery, she would likely have been one of my ride and tie partners.
This athletic woman has been to and experienced the seven seas at a very young age. While other individuals in the 60s were more likely to be smoking dope or marching against the war in Vietnam, this woman was on a racing yacht in the Tasmanian Sea. Read about her adventure in her log but this is only one part of her story.
Sammie is proud of her involvement with the Pure Light Project. She has met many wonderful adaptive individuals and paddled with them in extreme ocean conditions. She learns from them and they learn from her. It is not too much to ask her about giving back. Her life is blessed and she brightens the lives of those around her as well. She has a small coffee plantation on her property and is extremely involved in its harvest. Reading about her will inspire and give you a glimpse into possibilities not yet acknowledged. The expression” the sky is the limit” fits with her. You will enjoy her story in “It Has Nothing To Do With Age.” Good luck Sammie in this year’s Na Wahine O Ke Kai crossing.


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