Why, you might ask, take advice from Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams about how to live?
It's true that they've lived a lot — singly or as a couple facing mental health problems and suicides of loved ones, exploring all sorts of physical adventures, marriage and divorce, parenthood, Hollywood celebrity, the run of diet and wellness pursuits. And now they have "The WillingWay," a book out this week with a title that plays on their names and their philosophy: Where there's a will, there's a way. (http://www.thewillingway.com)
It's also true that half a century into their lives, they look great, feel strong and laugh often.
The book is organized with a system of points users can amass for behaviors based on a good deal of common sense: Eat well, sleep enough, exercise. Have fun. Be mindful of the time you have.
"How are you starting your day? What thoughts are you having? Are you watching a sunrise or a sunset? What can you do to slow down and connect yourself? The more you connect, the more joy you find," Hemingway said in an interview.