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Fear Is A Choice

…and therefore unnecessary.  I didn’t used to believe that.  You’d think that being a police officer for virtually all of my adult life, I’d understand that fear was something I could choose or not.  I didn’t realize that until after I’d retired (the first time) and I still have to thank a Will Smith movie (After Earth) for the realization. What I did all throughout my career was simply ignore the fear, or overcome the fear, to perform my duties as my oath and circumstances required.  It wasn’t until I heard these words in After Earth that I realized: fear doesn’t HAVE to exist; we choose it. Continue reading

Will vs. Won’t; Can vs. Can’t

One of the things I’ve come to realize is that, “Use it or lose it” is a true statement.  As I’ve studied aging (because we all do it, like it or not) I’ve learned that what we do (or don’t do) in our twenties and thirties can contribute to our physical strengths or frailties when we reach our later years… our seventies and eighties.  Strength, flexibility, bone density… it all gets affected by how we treat our bodies when we’re young.  Heart health is also greatly impacted by maintenance: how well you take care of and exercise your heart and cardiovascular system ALL YOUR LIFE.  When you realize that, then the saying, “I will do today what others won’t so that I can do tomorrow what others can’t,” is a literal truth. Continue reading