Sometimes I wonder if my wandering mind has gone more wayward than normal – but I have no doubt it is making it even more difficult to be me. A few months back, I hauled my children out for a day watching a free music festival in the park. Wearing out picnic best and armed with deck chairs and cooler bag, we schlepped down to the venue – only to find it was in fact taking … [Read more...]
Health is probably the most important factor for happiness. Without health, everything else is diminished and your ability to celebrate being alive are limited. It affects every aspect of your life from your independence to self-image, energy levels and relationships. Pain and fatigue are not fun. But encroaching age means more things go wrong with our bodies as parts wear out.
But here is something to think about: “So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” AJ Reb Materi
Hindsight is a fine teacher but it’s too late now to wish we’d prioritised health more in our younger days. However, there’s still heaps we can do to preserve and nurture what we have now. Personally, I don’t want to so obsessively health-nutty that not a preservative or inorganic veggie passes my lips, nor do I want to take so many supplements and tonics that my pee becomes a very expensive Day-Glo orange. But I do want to be as fit and well as I can be without being a boring slave to fanaticism because the truth is we will all eventually die. It depends on what you want the quality and length of your life to be.
As with everything else on these pages, they are just random ideas to take or leave so help yourself to anything that resonates with you and your lifestyle ambitions.
A 104-year old Aussie scientist committed suicide because he felt he was too old and didn’t want to live anymore. He had no serious illness, there were clips of him walking and singing, eating cake, drinking champagne and hanging out with his family. Yet he was allowed to kill himself in Switzerland because he was tired of life and wanted to die. What I think he needed was … [Read more...]
There might not be conclusive proof that microwaves cause cancer, but there is enough opinion out there to make me very worried -- and I for one am not taking chances. By Catherine Mann I don’t own a microwave and would never use one, because I believe it is unhealthy, unnatural and might indeed cause cancer. Yes, the evidence is slim and perhaps not verified in any … [Read more...]
If you are serious about getting fit and ditching the flab, stop pottering about with feeble weights or kid yourself that boot camp is the elixir to your body woes. by Catherine Mann My little town is largely inhabited by retirees, evidenced by the presence of almost more mobility scooters than cars, and shops selling very sensible shoes and clip-on earrings. But … [Read more...]