Emerson wrote that “The first wealth is health.” In other words, nothing can take the place of good health. Moreover, good physical health is at the foundation of sound mental and spiritual life as well.
EDN is about nutrition in the broadest sense of health, wellness, success and happiness. This means that the focus of EDN is not just on nutrition but on wellness generally, ie living a good life.
My name is Eugene (Gene) Clark and I am Lisa’s Dad. I have been fortunate in the drama of my life to play many roles: gardener, security guard, salesman, cleaner, Pizza Hut waiter/pizza make/delivery driver; janitor, hospital laundry room worker, furniture removalist, hot tar roofer, rough neck drilling water wells, counsellor, CEO, consultant, teacher, secondary school principal, professor, law dean, and pro-vice chancellor.
I have successfully coached both individuals and teams in debating, public speaking, chess, yearbook, school newspaper, drama, softball, hockey and more. In each of these activities I’ve enjoyed a measure of success. For example, my debating teams have won a national championship in the US. Three of my chess players have represented Australia in international chess competitions as well as won state and national chess titles. Softball teams have won state titles and my book (co-authored with Rob Owens) on Strategic Softball was adopted by the Australian Softball Association.
I am also a writer, having published 20 books and hundreds of academic and professional journal articles as well as written numerous opinion articles for both the Canberra Times and more recently, China.Org. Holding five degrees, including post graduate qualifications in law as well as education from universities in the US and Australia, university life has been the backbone of my career. My research focus has been on commercial law, legal education and more recently, technology and the law.
Now approaching the ripe old age of 68 I continue to work full time as a dean of a new law school. I’m an active researcher, author and opinion columnist. In each and all of these many roles I’ve learned some useful things about life, happiness, success and failure. I have made many mistakes, but also learned a great deal and been honoured to work with some amazing people.
The purpose of this blog, then, is to provide a life ‘context’ for success in life, which includes at its core health, wellness and nutrition. Sometimes the topic will be an issue of current interest or news. Other topics will include: motivation, learning, success, effective team work, leadership, positivity, goal setting, habits, planning, and other skills required to be successful in life.
I hope you find these blog entries helpful in your journey to live a happy, successful and good life.