Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Cheers to A Healthy Life - We Have A Winner!
Healthy Life Contest - And the winner is...
Thanks to all of you who sent in your entries. They were so varied and wonderful; I loved reading them all.
The winning entry by Angie Hakanson was chosen because it touches on both exercise and nutrition, and the desire and ability to celebrate life. Not only is it physical, but it is spiritual. It encompasses everything that it means to live a healthy life, in my opinion. The runner-up entry by Green Diva Jenifer O'Neill was a close second, and the list provides readers with a great outline for good health. In addition, I've posted a few notable ones I thought you should read. I love Mimi Kirk's entry for her commitment to raw living (and, by the way, she is stunning at 71 - google her; she looks about 40); and Laura Farago's for her ability to meet cancer head-on, beat it, and make a conscious choice to be as healthy as possible. And last but not least, is a great quote by Francine Marcello, one that encompasses the true purpose for maintaining good health. Thanks to all who submitted entries. They were wonderful to read.
The winner will receive our Lotus Blossom Inspiration t-shirt, and the first runner up will receive a Nomad Adventure Journal (courtesy of Nomad Adventure Journals).
Angie Hakanson, Carlsbad, CA:
To be fit means I will be able to touch my toes when I am 90 years old. It means the I eat is translated to and my body will reward me with and bountiful energy. Being fit means I am the parent creating memories while playing lacrosse with my son in the park. It is the peace I feel when I practice yoga and the runner’s high I receive while running on the beach with my . Being fit is not so much about physical results for me but more about where I want to be as I get older. I only have this one body and I cannot exchange it for a new one if this one breaks down. When I focus on those goals, is not a chore but something I look forward to every time I make the commitment to do it. It is the best gift I could give myself and my family.
Mimi Kirk, California:
I'll be 71 in sept. I feel healthy being a raw vegan and not taking animals lives in order to feed myself. Raw and living food allows me to tread lightly on the planet. I believe in giving and receiving love, being kind and caring and this all makes me feel healthy and happy. I love being an inspiration to people and especially women showing younger women that you can feel and look good at any age. I've just been crowned by PETA as the "sexiest vegetarian over 50" so at 71 I'm proud of this honor. I'm very active and feel like 20 yrs old. I'm very positive about life. We need to love ourselves enough to take care of ourselves...
Laura Farago, Stockton, CA: