Words from a centenarian author

Herman Wouk wrote some pretty fine fiction and won a Pulitzer Prize.

After he celebrated his 100th birthday, his good words (from a WSJ article by Marc Myers) about life are worth a scan!

“when you reach my age, you don’t yearn for friends who are no longer here… I do have the same excitement each morning when I see the sun.  That sense of enjoying being alive is still very real.  When you reach 100, you’re glad you’re alive.  Very glad.”

Atlantic and NPR also cited his longevity and good words:

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/14/462923148/herman-wouk-says-hes-a-happy-gent-at-100 and http://www.npr.org/player/embed/462923148/463084466

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/05/herman-wouk-at-100-one-of-the-greatest-american-war-novelists/393203/ 

Onward,

DF

SLEEP!

Thanks to the WSJ for reminders of what poor sleeping habits can mean to our wellness:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-eat-too-much-when-we-dont-sleep-enough-1457979613

 

FIVE THINGS LACK OF SLEEP DOES TO YOUR BODY

Researchers say insufficient sleep is associated with negative behaviors and physical consequences including:

  • an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • weakened immunity and an increased tendency to get sick
  • impaired cognitive function including memory, alertness and decision-making
  • increased impulsiveness, risk-taking and addictive behavior
  • eating more and eating more unhealthy foods