Walking with my girl.

Life marches on. A few nights ago I invited my daughter to take a walk with me after dinner. After a few minutes into it she asked me why was I in such a hurry.  I slowed down and we fell into a nice rhythm walking and talking. Connecting with my teenager on a random school night – a true gift – priceless. No interruptions, no screens, just the evening sounds, footsteps, and connection.

Some of my best conversations, ideas, realizations, and inspirations come when I walk or run. The rhythm, the cadence, the beat seem to bring forward untapped inspired thoughts. Stanford researchers say there’s something to it. They found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person’s creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.  So keep on moving. Your best work is yet to come.

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