I went for a walk recently and although I had my Ipod on me, I didn’t use it. Typically, I love to have music playing and blasting in my ears while I’m working out, but I noticed on this particular walk that by the time I was done, my head was completely clear and I was motivated for the week to come. I attribute this sense of euphoria to actually listening to the world around me. It was a bright, warm day and I was present in that moment. I was conscience of my breathing, something I haven’t been listening to for some time. I was alive.