Create Your Own Happiness
To stay in shape, Dr. Valenzuela takes a core strengthening class at the local gym, which also helps him engage in yet another hobby: roaming the world on a motorcycle.
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In recent years, he has taken motorcycle trips with friends. So far, he’s traveled on and off roads in Alaska and Canada, across Argentina’s salt flats adjacent to the Andes, through the Swiss Alps and across deserts in South America. This year, he’s planning a trip to Eastern Europe.
“It’s another way to stay connected with nature,” he says. “Each place, each environment, has a peculiar visual and scent beauty that’s very attractive.”
Dr. Valenzuela says these activities make him happy and enrich his life.
“Great people in history have had passion for something else in their life, not just their profession,” he says. “It educated them, gave them peace, made them happy and made them appreciate life better. We should all try to discover that something else in our lives that will make us happier and better human beings.”
Carol Patton is a freelance writer based in Las Vegas.