A Happy Life is Grounded in Balance, Baughman Lecturer Says
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 [1:38 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Leading a balanced life
can lead to a happy life.
That was the advice given by Dr. Chris Peters of
Louisville, Ky., at the second-annual Lindsey Wilson College Dr.
Henry Baughman Lecture, held Tuesday, Oct. 22.
"Does leading a balanced life guarantee happiness? No.
But I guarantee if you strive towards a balanced life, then
happiness is much more likely to be a byproduct of that," Peters
told more than 100 LWC students, faculty, staff and guests at the
Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship.
Peters, an associate professor of pediatrics at the
University of Louisville, gave the audience his "Top 10 List" of
things to do to enhance health and wellness: mindfulness; accurate
thinking; mindset; moderation; nutrition; sleep; exercise;
thankfulness; serving; and engagement.
"Focus on your breathing. It helps de-clutter the mind,"
said Peters, who specializes in sports medicine, depression and
adolescent psychology. "Breathing is something we have with us all
the time, right? At least we hope so."
Peters reminded the audience of how often people go
against what they know to be right.
"Don't procrastinate," he said. "That's stress' best
friend. Don't avoid things. If you want to avoid something, I tell
people you need to go do it right now. Just get it off the
Peters said people are surprised how engagement can make
a difference in their life.
"Engage the things that are most challenging," he said.
"Don't hide from them and don't run from them. The important thing
to do in life is act."
The Dr. Henry Baughman Visiting Fellows Program was
established in 2012 by Henry Baughman of Stanford, Ky. The program
invites a scholar in the field of health, safety and wellness to
give a public talk and meet with LWC students. Modeled on the
prestigious Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, the mission of
the Baughman Visiting Fellows Program is to enlighten area
residents and LWC students about critical life issues.
A retired college professor, Baughman helped start
Western Kentucky University's emergency medical
technologist/training program, and he also shaped some of
Kentucky's regulations for emergency technologists.
... Click here to watch Dr. Chris Peters deliver
the second-annual Dr. Henry Baughman Lecture. (Click on the "On