This morning when the pool was closed, I went for a two mile walk to close my Apple Watch green exercise circle. I always aim to close my red move circle and blue stand circles. It’s just a good way for me to keep track of my daily lifestyle goals lifestyle goals.

The walk around the peninsula across from the Morro Bay State Park Marina

On my walk, I met a friend who I’d met when we were docents at the Friends of the Elephant Seal rookery. We chatted about what we as retired people were doing now. Where I live there are many opportunities for retirees to contribute to the out-of-doors natural science education of visitors. Many travelers from all over the United States and all over the seven continents. California has a unique landscape of ocean, bays, rivers, forests, grasslands and deserts making a healthy lifestyle easy to experience.

As usual the topic of nutrition came up. With me, it usually does because it’s such a big part of my life ever since I watched the movie Forks Over Knives and various other links such as the one I received today. It was a podcast Plant Strong with Rip Esselstyn.

The strange thing was that when my friend went to the doctor’s office with her husband, a conversation began. She told me that all the women in the waiting room said that their husbands, partners or significant others were alive because of what the women were doing. I cannot figure it out why women are usually the ones who care, take responsibility and run the house so that their husbands are the recipients of all their efforts, continuous kindness, health care and generosity.

I have come to the conclusion that men are just as capable to take on their own health and lifestyle needs. Do we want to continually drag an unwilling partner along as we make our best efforts? Or do we just keep doing what we want and set a good example for a healthy lifestyle?

The way I see it, having two partners working on healthy lifestyles and nutritional needs has a much huge benefit for both of them. The biggest gift to our partner is to give them ourselves in our most healthy condition when we take responsibility for ourselves. Now the best gift they can give to us is the excitement, enthusiasm and knowledge to support a whole foods plant based, no oil, salt and sugar, lifestyle too!

Health is a gift we give to our immediate family, children and extended family. Right?

Recipe from T. Colin Campbell’ Center for Nutrition Studies: Loaded Miso Noodle Soup

After I made the soup Last night, I put some away in a pint jar for lunch today. I enjoyed it both days!

Have you looked at the other areas of this website? Websites and podcasts, books and cookbooks are some that I have used and followed. My introductory post is the “Healthy lifestyle.”

My favorite pizza with FieldRoast Italian sausages and NO CHEESE!

Can you identify all the delicious topping for my pizza? If you can, I’ll email you one of my favorite Jane Esselstyn Recipes for veggie burgers.

Until the next sketch…peace and good health, Heather

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