Lyric Graffiti

Aside from the grammatical issues with this text, I felt I had to share it with my readers after my latest post. My friend Kyla and her mom went house hunting and found this written on a wall in one of the houses they toured.

Photo courtesy of Kyla Morris.

Photo courtesy of Kyla Morris.

The king is gone but he's not forgotten. This is a story of a Johnny Rotten. It's better to burn out than to fade away (than it is to rust). The king is gone but he's not forgotten."
- Neil Young
The king is gone but he's not forgotten. This is the story of a Johnny Rotten. It's better to burn out 'cause rust never sleeps. The king is gone but he's not forgotten."
- Neil Young

The Douglas Adams Guide

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Thanks to Google Doodle, I am reminded of yet another author’s birthday worth celebrating:

Douglas Adams.


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He died at age 49 from a heart attack but would have been 61 years old today. His most famous story was that of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” And as the Google Doodle article says, fans of the story don’t really know how to describe it so they respond with, “just read it!” I’ve had several friends say that to me when I asked them for book recommendations. When I worked at Half Price Books, I finally bought my own copies but still have not started it. Perhaps today is a good day to find myself hitchhiking into a humorous galaxy. I hope you will, too, if you haven’t already ventured.


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Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food."
- Hippocrates

The Successful Path in the Valley

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What I love about my hometown is how much it is growing into a bustling city, drawing in more people toward positive, healthy changes. The Farmer Market, for example, is filled with more organic choices, diversity, educated people on the importance of health and wellbeing, appreciation for local arts, etc.

One resource I feel that helps my favorite city continue to grow is Nature’s Pathways Magazine. I’d seen it multiple times at the tutor building I work in downtown, but always passed by to get ready for my appointment with my student. Well, shame on my journalism instincts. I’ve been missing out, and I wouldn’t have realized this if it wasn’t for my boyfriend dropping one in my lap last night. He does that on occasion if he finds an article that he thinks I might be interested in reading. But this magazine in its entirety made him think of me and my own lifestyle changes over the last year.

This magazine’s inspirational mission makes for a wonderful addition to our community:

“Nature’s Pathways is a monthly magazine and online resource that provides accurate, relevant information on living a healthy lifestyle via nutrition, fitness, personal growth, wellness, relaxation, and organic and green living.”

The magazines downfalls are few, but one important thing to note is that it’s written by advertisers who may be experts in their field but only share one side of the story. A few of the messages I disagreed with had to do with diet. For example, one of the articles pulled from the Metro Creative Connection (which, for starters, is some sort of creative service) said that diet soda is a better choice than regular soda if your kids just won’t give it up. But diet soda is  more harmful. If it’s not real sugar they are using like in regular soda, then it’s some processed form of it they use in diet, making diet the obvious wrong choice. But what the article should have said is absolutely NO soda. Kids need more water in their lives. If the kids need to wean off the sugar, try using creative ways to flavor their water by using organic fruits and herbs.

While I found a few articles I disagreed with, majority of them were helpful and informative. So for those of us looking to become a positive  impact in our society by being healthy citizens and good role models for our youth, mental and physical health is the best place to start, and most of the magazine articles are worth your time. Especially in a toxic world like ours has become over the last few decades (e.g., The food industry looking to save a buck any way they can, government regulating our food pyramid, technology distracting youth from an active lifestyle, depression and obesity rates at an all time high, increased pressure on adults to work harder for longer and children to advance in education earlier, etc.)

Nature’s Pathways is a great tool for discovering your healthy side, whether that’s through physical, diet, mental, spiritual, hollistic, or “going green” approaches. Hippocrates had it right all the way back in the BC era when he said,

“Let food be thy medicine
and let thy medicine be thy food.”


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As Americans and citizens of our communities, it is important we seek our best selves by being educated on what being healthy and natural really means in today’s world without being duped by media or government. The articles written in Nature’s Pathways are short, simple reminders of how easily we can return to where we once were as a human race: healthy and happy.

Nature’s Pathways is a reminder of what success really means. I encourage all of my family members, friends, acquaintances, and readers to pick up a copy of this magazine and choose the areas in which you’re lacking and get back on the healthy track; if not to live a healthier life, then to live a happier one.