Inspiration Archives: Dylan Richards
Dylan is a teen food critic, television host and advocate for healthy habits.
If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
As cliché as it sounds, one should pursue their interests. If you find something that inspires and motivates you, then dedicate yourself to it. Think about how you would like to pursue your interest and, like the Nike commercial states, "Just Do It!"
Do you want to be an advocate? To learn? To create and deliver a concept? How do you want to channel your enthusiasm? Don't waste time with things you don't care about. Look for something in the world that needs your help, something that you care about, and then commit.
My interest in sustainable, local and organic food arose from the simple experience of not having an adequate school lunch. I was raised eating local food, eating healthy food that came from the earth without preservatives and additives. The New York City school lunch program does not promote a healthy lifestyle. I found that that school food upset my stomach and the way I felt. My own experience helped me understand the importance of eating healthy food.
The quality and effects of school lunches were explored in the film Lunch, and this led to a TV show called Lunch NYC where I explored and evaluated healthy and organic restaurants by providing reviews so that others could learn from my experiences.
Share your views and opinions---it's important. It might not seem important - there are so many people out there, what does one voice matter? Believe me, it is important. Expressing the way you feel will be important to you, your local community and possibly the world.
Hilary Clinton, the former First Lady and our current Secretary of State wrote It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, a book on the impact that individuals can have on a child's well-being and what can be done to develop a society that is more healthy and productive. People learn and grow from hearing other people's thoughts. You never know whose life you will change by offering your opinion as others think and later act on issues of our day.
It is also important to listen to what other people say as you will benefit by understanding the viewpoints of others. The exchange of thoughts and theories inspires growth and change so communicate your opinions, but first listen to others. Let's all work to make our world an even better place than it is today.
Our greatest limitations are the ones we place on ourselves.
May 22, 2013
Bouncing with Style: Yoga Did Not Help Me Learn to Forgive
May 21, 2013
By Sandra Beck. One of the things I tried was yoga to get through the aftermath of my divorce. So many people told me...
Remember, perspective can cause two people to look at the same thing and see two totally different things.
May 21, 2013
Focus on the 'WHY' and not the 'HOW'. Remember... where focus goes, energy flows.
May 20, 2013