Lane 8, are you kidding me?

Lane 8, are you kidding me?


Why would anyone want lane 8?

Please forgive me, but it just feels compelling to suggest you check out yesterday’s post at:

It’ll reveal my answer.

Dream big. Get there. Stay there. If you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Need Help Not Giving Up?

Know what she said?

Know what she said?

Yesterday I heard one of our school’s middle-aged, elementary school teachers, with 35 years teaching experience, soliciting our parental feedback to make next year’s annual elementary, overnight camping trip more successful.

And in the process, she revealed two concepts I had to write down, because I thought they were profound. Now I’m sharing them with you.

First, she talked about the “Scared Privilege” it is to be a school teacher. And you could really feel her passion and sincerity.

It made me wonder what some of my sacred privileges are. Immediately, I had a decent list. Here are a few:

Being alive at Mid Life.

Being the parent of a student.

Being married.

Having good health and a roof over my head.

You know what it made me think?

It made me think. “Virtually everything we have is a sacred privilege”.

Secondly, she talked about her simple process for using any advice we give.

Tweak it or toss it“!

What she meant was if something isn’t working too well, tweak it. If it doesn’t make it better, toss it.

It made me wonder how long I hold onto something that doesn’t work, without even trying to tweak it.

So today, I promise to relish my scared privileges and tweak the way I find time to be in the moment of our Mid-Life Celebration.

Make it a sacred day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jeff 🙂


Slowest of the Fastest

What is your motivation?

Tough question, unless I get more specific, eh?

What’s your motivation, to want to not only get healthy, but stay healthy?

Here’s a website and blog that will show you my motivation:

Lane challenges you and me to: Dream Big. Get There. Stay There.

Dreaming is fairly easy. Setting a big goal and attaining it, an aweful lot of work. Staying there is a whole other story.

Staying there is virtually impossible.

My big, hairy, audacious health goal? To be the slowest of the fastest – out in lane 8. In the finals. At the world championships. This August.

You’ll see.



Senior websites?

Yep. Here’s a few in today’s Orlando Sentinel article:,0,4771340.story

The article doesn’t include links, so they’re provided here for your curiousity and convenience.

Personally, I didn’t log in or register at any of them. I didn’t want to have to. Plus, I think I’m too young. Is that crazy?

The article states only 7% of seniors belong to social networks, while a full 75% of 18-24 year olds do. Get the picture?

We don’t stop doing things because we get old. We get old because we stop doing things.

Go do something “young” or “youthful”. But don’t hurt yourself. Safety first!

Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, your Mid-Life Wellness expert, jeff noel


Too Thankful at Mid Life?

Too thankful at Mid Life?


Richard Bach said something that may be perceived as being too thankful:

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it’s hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”

Is it possible, to be thankful for problems?

Or, as Richard Bach suggests, is it possible, we actually go looking for problems?

All I know is problems are everywhere and impact everyone.

I hope I never stop calling them opportunities and challenges.

Life is hard. Life is good.

Make it a great mid-life day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂