Worry Less, Live More!
If we must live away from camp for part of the year, we are blessed that we do so in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In addition to being nestled between the Mississippi River to the west and the drift-less region bluffs to the east, it is also the home to three wonderful institutions of higher learning, one of those being Viterbo University.
Viterbo is a smaller, private university (established and operated by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) that has shown remarkable resiliency by offering unique and highly relevant education opportunities. A significant element of their program can be found in the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership programs at Viterbo. The director of this institute, Richard Kyte, recently shared a commentary (Worrying Often Makes Things Worse) of particular interest in our local newspaper where he discussed the personal liabilities we experience when we let worry consume our thinking. It is not about simply wearing rose-colored glasses or sticking our heads in the sand while we ignore grim happenings around us. Rather it explores our need to re-frame our thinking to reduce our anxieties and subsequently increase our healthy choices!
We thought it seemed timely and we hope you might appreciate it as well. Enjoy and remember…
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” Vocalist Bobby McFerrin