Welcome to La Muse Blue!
In my first Monthly Musing, I would like to explain why I founded this “blue” online magazine, but most importantly why La Muse Blue will be a wonderful resource for your happiness and life after work.
Lifestyle is the irreplaceable parent of satisfaction or unhappiness in our current lives. Physically, there were identified the so called “blue zones*”, places where people live longer than in any other areas on the Earth or as my husband says “the places that have everything“. Virtually, La Muse Blue is one of them.
These lucky, long living and happy areas are the proof that, however wealthy or culturally, technologically, and politically advanced a society can be, the quality of life and ultimately good health depend also on another facets of the day-to-day activities and the overall lifestyle. Our disharmony like a crescendo accumulates and chimes particularly loud with our advancing age. The scientists flip and scan all the possible variables, trying to puzzle out the secrets of these “blue” people’s longevity, yet it is hardly possible to consider every aspect of a human life, therefore their scientific hypotheses may change like the Maui wind, suddenly and with the opposite direction. But one agreement prevails in the culturally, scientific as as well as by acquired wisdom driven conclusions: BALANCE.
Too much of this, too little of that, as Hippocrates told to his chronicles – the only thing that makes poison from a cure is the dose. As the millennia passed, this old truth is still recognised. So how Hippocrates’ knowledge applies to our modern lifestyles?
Now, I will also get little philosophical. No poetry, at least this time, but my pure reflection on our state of being and the longevity in the blue zones.
Do something …
- INDULGENT, when you feel deprived,
- REJUVENATING, when exhausted,
- LEARN a new skill or socially engage in pleasant activities,
- TRAVEL to open the horizons of understanding others, the world, and ultimately ourselves.
Experiencing different cultures, religions and societies can broaden your respect and capability to appreciate what you have, who and where you are in your life.The basics of human existence are that eating and drinking, together with breathing, is all the energy we need to keep us alive. If we want to make the experience of living more pleasurable, we should be mindful of the food, liquids and the air we consume daily. Not just in the hedonistic sense of an imbibing sustenance, but consciously and responsibly drawing water from the well of life. Enjoying these necessary acts of living, while respecting our environment, will only lead to a sustainable future of ours and the generations to follow us. In their simplicity, like meditation, they naturally lead to comforting contentment and the real sense of balance within ourselves and with the outside world.
Lifestyle of the blue zonesLike the people in the blue zones, the readers of La Muse Blue are interested in digging deep into these daily necessities while seeking the equilibrium.Generally, the inhabitants of the blue zones have clean air, do not rush, enjoy friends and social activities, do a meaningful work, are elderly respecting societies, eat little or none animal produce, drink some fermented beverage or foods and are close to nature.Nature strives for harmony as we do. The Chinese captured such a phenomena in the abstracts of Yin and Yang, two complementary forces attracting one another. The expansive capacity of yin interacts with the contractive force of yang, absorbs a piece of the other, while remaining in the harmonious round space of the Universe. As I wrote earlier, avoiding the extremes in our lifestyle brings us closer to balance. After all, too much of anything is neither good for us and for the Planet. Seeking peace in our existence is the only way to finding the inner and outer harmony. Earning a healthy body and mind for ourselves and our dearest family and friends.I want to be happy, healthy and to follow the purpose of my life, and this is my motivation and why I care about sharing the wonderful content on La Muse Blue. To inspire your better, more informed lifestyle.
You can read more about the purpose and navigation around this website on our ABOUT page.* Blue zones: Ikaria (Greece), Nicoya (Costa Rica), Okinawa (Japan), Sardinia (Italy), Loma Linda (California)