As a journalist, I turn to the experts for advice. So this year, at Passover, I asked my 93-year old nana for the secrets to her longevity. It’s simple, she said:
1. Eat right. (Nana has followed a pretty simple diet for the past 50 years. Take whatever you were going to put on your plate and cut it in half. If at a restaurant, cut it by 2/3. Save the rest for tomorrow.)
2. Watch the trees grow. (This she said while pointing to the Magnolia tree on the side of her driveway, planted about 60 years ago. A tree grew in Brooklyn.)
3. Make jokes out of everything. (Of late, she is especially fond of ribald humor you wouldn’t expect from a nonagenarian).
(Note: I know this is a little off topic for my blog, but we should never lose sight of the “life” part of “work/life.” And I hear that tips do well in the blogosphere.)