Tuesday, April 10, 2012

attitude adjustment

One day you up and the next day you’re down 

you can’t face the world with your head to the ground 

the grass is always greener on the other side they say 
we made enough mistakes but you know we got what it takes 
from the Blues Magoos song “We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet" 

It’s easier to give advice than follow it. Even following your own advice can be hard. Your attitude, state of mind, outlook, feelings color the way you process the world around you. I’m no philosopher, guru, or life coach. Many of you know this stuff better than me. No I’m just a simple guy who traveled through a good number years trying to pay attention. Just when I think I have it figured out, wham, I’m knocked for a spin. I think it’s just the nature of life. 

Last night I watched NOVA’s presentation called, “Mind Over Money(did you know scientists study emotions and attitude)

 “So what we've been discovering about sadness is that sadness has this effect on making people pay more to buy things...” Jennifer Lerner, social psychologist Harvard University 

I wonder if this effect provides the underlying support for women shoe prices.

I know close to zilch about yoga but I did take a class with my wife once at the park district. Also, as a kid there was a period I was under the strict surveillance of nuns. It was not called yoga but you had to hold a variety of positions during a mass given in Latin. 

Writing this post about yoga was relaxing and I didn’t even need to buy any Lululemons. I found this funny clip about yoga girl. 

My favorite line is “when you do your Chaturanga do your toes curl”



Bearmancartoons said...

How many Lululemon shirts do you own?  haha

Barbara said...

Funny that we both had attitudes on our minds today! I'm not sure about the shoe prices, but I do know visiting garage sales when the kids were small greatly improved my attitude! Shopping therapy on a tight budget! My favorite happiness quote comes from Lincoln... "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." 

lisleman said...

none - do they make shirts?  I thought it was only the tights.

lisleman said...

 yes that is a good quote - thanks

kat said...

That video is hilarious! Some people have a lot of time on their hands...!

oceangirl said...

Lisleman, did you abandon DISQUS???

I like this post a lot. Thank you.

oceangirl said...

Now I got DISQUS.  Where did my comment go?  I think this must have happened to some of my missing comments that I received by email.  Oh well, I need to refine my attitude.

lisleman said...

 I still enjoy it but it does have occasional problems.  You should report any problem to their support team.

lisleman said...

 I found it awhile ago and finally worked it into a post.  It looks like a professional production.  Maybe Lululemon should sponsor them.

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