pix Aside from emotional and economic stability, one of the most important things a person should do, is to take care of their health. Surveys have shown that some fast food restaurants target the majority of their locations to exist in the poorer neighborhoods of a city. Often, the less educated a person is, the less knowledgeable they are about nutrition, and therefore the more likely the poor and uneducated are to be obese.

If you are fortunate enough to live in this great city of Los Angeles, do your self a favor and go The Farmers Markets if you have not done so. Let me tell you, food you can get there is often just as inexpensive as fast food, and it is actually good for you. If you can not get to a farmers market, try go to your nearest independent grocer, and buy healthier, organic food.

Not only is your diet important, but physical exercise is also a necessity. If you don’t have a work out routine, get one. Those who work out their body regularly, get stronger, those that don’t, get weaker. There is no in between. If you smoke, get some willpower and quit. Why practice a bad habit that brings the death of you and those around you closer?

Find a career that you love doing. Why spend nearly half of your life when you are not asleep, doing that which you hate? If you don’t love your work, quit it, and make money doing that which you love. You will be much happier, healthier, and thankful you did. If you love it enough, you can find a way to make it happen. The only thing that can stop you from achieving any reasonable thing you want in this life, is your self by thinking you can’t. Think it, believe it, act on it, and live as if it is, and it can and shall be so.

Make time for loved ones. Some of the wealthiest people in the world were once interviewed, on their death beds. When asked what they wished they had more time for, they did not say ‘more time for another deal,’ or ‘more time for another close’ or ‘time for another car’ or ‘time to make another million.’ No, what they all said, was that they wished they could have had more time to be with their loved ones, one on one time with the people they loved. That is what ultimately matters most, the people in your life you love. Not another deal or another dollar, but moments shared with ones you love. That is something that no money in the world can buy or sell, and what ultimately matters.

The last thing I want to share with you that should matter most to you, is your spiritual awareness. Look up your average life expectancy based on your race and gender, look at your age now, and do the math. After that number of years is over, what do you believe will happen to you? I know that I keep discussing this here, but think about it. We don’t last for ever in this body. Doesn’t that blow your mind? Now, what will happen to you then? Matter, and energy, which we are all comprised of, can not be destroyed. Think about that. Can you destroy the energy of an atom? You can not. Even the process of decay is energy. Awaken your spirit, and live your life accordingly.

Your purpose should be to live as long, healthy, and happily as you can, doing work you love, enjoying time with those that you love, and finding the true essence of your being. If every one did that, I can assure you, we’d have a much saner, happier planet. Enjoy the new issue.

- Bruce Edwin
Editor, The Hollywood Sentinel ©

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