Hi! This site is a little labor of love about my passion for food, cooking, nutrients and exercise. Its my little gift to you from my heart, as my other passion is to help others with their health. Its also about discovery and the mysteries about health that I continue to unravel and marvel at. So welcome!
As a labor of love from my heart, I’m raising money for Alzheimer’s Society in a series of rides that culminate in a mega 600km cycle ride in May 2018. Please pledge support and drop by my donation page.
||Read Hugo’s story
Hugo is cycling to help Alzheimer’s Society
a little story
60 miles into a 100 mile cycle event, I caught site of him again. He was on a steel framed bike, heavy by contrast to the ultra light carbon bikes he was keeping pace with. But what shone from his body wasn’t simply his mastery of the bike under him and the gears on it that you could count with one hand (compared to the 15 or so gears on the carbon bikes). It wasn’t even his sandaled feet and lack of a helmet. It was his energy, his smile, his pure enjoyment of being out of a bike, being free, sharing the experience and … the glide. Yes, a glide: a grace and rhythm that seemed effortless, that looked as if it could go on forever.
This reminded me of tales I had read about of endurance runners winning ultra marathons (of 50+ miles) not because of their equipment, but more precisely because of their technique, their finesse … and above all, their energy evident in the smiles on their faces and their bodies. Yes, their bodies exuded something mysterious, something magical with each step. Was it confidence? Was it experience? Or was it simply surrender … to something greater: what was this?
the greatest wealth is health
This greatness, this grace in motion, this glide reveals something unique that flows through us. Its life, its vitality, its health, its an elusive treasure. Sometimes we have it, then we lose it, or it is stolen, or we simply need to go on a quest to find it.
For me, I ride to support Alzheimer’s Society and to inspire you to find and appreciate what we can find through our bodies: the majesty and mystery of life itself! My own personal health journey has involved gaining profound awareness about how health is the cornerstone of anything that we do. And this is a journey of learning to master (as opposed to being mastered by) my own myofacial pain. Its also about what i have learned along the way and what i wish to offer you now on this site: revelations and inspiration!
Have you ever thought how amazing life is – and how you only know that because you can remember the amazing bits? I like to think of life as being defined by magic moments – those moments where we are touched, feel deeply, feel alive, feel the magic of life dancing within us. With our memories, we can recreate those moments, recall them and all those we shared those moments with. Without memory, life becomes so different – as if life has been robbed from us. And this is what Alzheimer’s does: it steals our loved ones from us.
Nearly every family is affected by dementia. After losing both my father and my aunts to Alzheimer’s I have committed to raising at least £800 for Alzheimer’s Society. Help support me in raising both this amount and even more!
- £800 could pay for an experienced Dementia Support Worker to provide invaluable support for a week, supporting both people with dementia, their family or through supporting carers
- £1400 is enough to pay for a person to attend weekly peer support sessions for an entire year
This is the vital work your donation would support that Alzheimer’s Society does – directly helping Alzheimer’s sufferers, their carers and their families. And in the process we can support Alzheimer’s society’s mission to transform both care and research for a cure to dementia (more on this here).
Your support is vital!
- If you donate just £5 you’ll be making a difference
- £10 and you’ll be on the front line
- £20 and you’ll be a striking a mortal blow in the fight against Alzheimer’s
- Anything more and you’ll be a hero, not just now, but for the future.
Most importantly, imagine the benefit your help will bring to people with dementia. Imagine the relief, the hope, the new opportunities. As this touching story reveals, you can help to send “angels of hope” to those who are suffering.
So please support Alzheimer’s by donating directly to my fundraising page – https://www.justgiving.com/Hugo-Allen-Stevens.
Many thanks for your support! And here’s to years of happy memories!