Travelling and Windsurfing

Travelling and Windsurfing

by Toh H L

When I was younger,

I windsurfed 3 times a week.

It was excessive,

but the hope was to reduce the appetite.

About 8 years ago,

I bought a new surfboard,

the urge is still there,

the mind is willingly,

but, alas, the body is uncooperative!

beach foam motion ocean
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I still retain the hobbies of travelling,

hiking and a bit of mountain climbing.

These activities not only exercise

the body but the mind as well.

Planning a travel itinerary,

requires a lot of brain effort.

Somehow, these hobbies releases

the happiness hormones, ie dopamine, endorphines, serotonin and oxytocin.

It’s a bit addictive, but we are

merely triggering and tickling its release

to feel what Louis Armstrong sung….

“What a wonderful world.”

by Toh H L

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

13 thoughts on “Travelling and Windsurfing

  1. 💜 Here Be My 3DJourney Thus Far EveryOne; so Please Enjoy:

    1 Conceived
    2 Born
    3 Raised
    4 Athletic and Smart
    5 Working
    6 Failed Return Athlete and DumbAss
    7 Psychiatrically DisAbled Pensioner

    …it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I AM Worse than a Child NOW!!! that I Have Returned to The Purity of My Childlike State as a ‘Grown Up’ because I Don’t Do as I AM Told, I AM LAZY!!! and There is NoOne To ASSUALT ME!!! in The Name of Discipline; so GO, GO, GO Super KiDults!!!…


      1. 💜 Yes it Was, Is and Continues To Be; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene


      2. 💜 In a Word SupaSoulSis; this is My 3DExperience


  2. 💜 I Played Rugby through High School EveryOne then The Job Got In The Way; then I Started Rugby again in My 30s and I Damaged My Shoulder hence NOW!!! Only Exercising with Red Wine


      1. 💜 I AM Also Seeming to Reverse My Aging; so Rugby may be back on The Agenda again


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