I haven’t posted for a few weeks, but I have a good excuse. On November 10th, directly as a result of the stress involved in writing this blog (I propose), I managed to have a myocardial infarction-ish event. Better known as a heart attack. Oh my. Now now… no need to send flowers, or money. It was a minor one, thankfully, more of a wake-up call than anything immediately serious.
In the aftermath, a friend got me a book by Dr. Dean Ornish,Â this one happened to be “Reversing Heart Disease” and had loads of information on cholesterol, stress, yoga, ….Â Much of it I’m planning to ignore, but the section on stress was informative as heck. I had no idea how bad this stuff is for you. Much worse than chocolate. Especially if you worry a lot about how much chocolate you eat.
At least one thing I always did right – I manage my commuting stress by listening to audiobooks. Except for the Stephen King ones, they manage to make me feel warm and fuzzy even at the end of a 10 mile traffic backup.
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already a big fan of audiobooks. Pat yourself on the back. You’re diminishing the chances of having a future “health impairing event”.