Do I think it’s applicable? Gelb offers an activity to measure one’s investment into the body called Corporaltia. I enjoyed checking off all the elements. Is this a surprise? Let’s see… Yesterday I posted: Focus on “Mind, body & soul… & Lovin’ life!” on Instagram after running the paths of Kentucky, spending a day of knowledge consumption as a doctoral candidate and engaging the rest of my waking hours with an amazing MSU cohort playing and praying. In the middle of my Master’s program, I ran my first marathon. When tragedy struck, my family went to Haiti to pay-it-forward and during the middle of my doctoral program I ran my second marathon… faster and stronger.
But, it’s not enough to reap the benefits alone. As an educator I brought students and teachers on board with DOE grant purchased Fitbits. This Get Fit to Persist design initiative was with the intention of improving our students’ bodies and souls, increasing their retention to improve their minds in our program. Pay it forward. Introduce it at your school to the concept and try it yourself!
‘Mens sana in corpore sano!' -Da Vinci’s
Gelb, M. J. (2009). How to think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven steps to genius every day. (Kindle Locations 2635-2636). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.