Want to know the one Latin phrase that will help you with any problem?

Want to know the one Latin phrase that will help you with any problem?

Happiness is not a life without problems.

Happiness is a life in which you feel you can cope with and/or solve any problem.

And this simple Latin phrase will help you deal with problems and, therefore, enjoy more happiness…

via qz.com by Ephrat Livni

All the conveniences of postmodern life don’t seem to be relaxing us. Pop songs are increasingly about anxiety and depression. “Burnout” has become the buzzword of 2019. We’ve all got problems and don’t know how to solve them, though there’s surely never been a time in history when more advice, self-help books, mindfulness apps, and wellness gurus were so widely available to so many people.

Maybe the proliferation of advice is one of our issues. How do you choose the right solution when there’s too much guidance for any one person to make sense of?

Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, an English professor at Belmont University in Tennessee, has a marvelously simple answer. Go back to the classics. She offers this Latin phrase for your consideration: Solvitur ambulando. Loosely translated, this means, “It is solved by walking,” and by “it” Whitehouse means practically anything.

Whitehouse is not alone in her contention that walking is the key to health, well-being, and creativity. Her new “interactive journal” for mindful walking, Afoot and Lighthearted, is a charming and aesthetic ode to the classic constitutional, replete with data on the physical and mental health benefits of this activity (paywall). Interspersed among citations of scientific studies are quotes from the world’s great philosophers, writers, artists, scientists, and naturalists about the wonders of ambling, as well as mindfulness exercises, prompts, and blank pages to record thoughts about or after wandering.

In the 19th century, the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”

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