I’m curious about what inspires my need to teach.
Truly there is a force that compels me to take the information I process and share it with those I love. And it is not simply caring and sharing, but rather explaining, and rewording, and listening, and answering questions.
Truth be told, it also involves studying. Yes, “teaching is learning” and “re-teaching is re-learning.”
What I’m teaching these days is what I’ve learned–and unlearned–over the last five or more years about health and diets and drugs; I find it truly as fascinating as I did when I first learned it. Indeed, the rewording of what I understand is still rewarding–mostly because my 82-year-old student is as attentive and curious and as keen to learn as I am to teach.
The bonus is that our classroom is our daily five kilometre route at 8:00 in the morning.
Who could ask for more?
For the curious out there, this blog post from four years ago has the basics of what I have been sharing recently: https://sunflowergirls.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/healthy-eating/ FYI, although I have relaxed a bit and do eat more carbs now, I still believe there is truth in all of it.