What Is Success To You?

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Yes, bad stuff happens.  But, essentially, we are in control of our own lives.  With each healthy meal we eat, with each workout that we do, we are shaping the future we want – a future that will make us happy.  It is implicit, then, that success is completely subjective.

To me, success is having a healthy body and mind.  I’d like to help others.  I’d like to have financial freedom, and handle that with integrity.

What is success to you?

Going Organic

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This past summer, I decided that 2019 would be a year of not eating processed food.  I decided to get a bread maker and practice over this half a year.

So far, it has gone quite well.  All meat comes from either the farmers market or butchers (it is sooo yummy), fruit and veg comes in a weekly organic box, and bits and bobs (olive oil, soy sauce etc.) I’m getting from the local health food shop.

I have not tried making bread yet.

Though the initial outlay for quality meat and vegetables is quite high, when you don’t eat out at all, it is actually cheaper – and you get to eat better quality food.

I am doing it slowly, and not replacing things until they’re finished – because I can’t afford it – but I’m excited.  It doesn’t feel like a chore at all.  Just like I’m having treats all the time.  Man, you should try these organic pears!

It’s The Small Things

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Life can be confusing.  Looking after ourselves, looking after others.  Deciding our paths.  Deciding what socks to wear.  Dealing with heartbreak and loss.  Having to curb our more expensive or sweet food habits.  Fitting in exercise.  Staying well.  Loving, forgiving.  And sometimes, saying no.  It’s a minefield.

It is a constant path, working all that out.  It really is.  Thankfully as you get older, though, or as you learn more about your illness(es), it becomes easier, and you know roughly what you’re doing.

When things have got difficult, though, you find you can take solace in the small things; fresh sheets, a cup of hot chocolate.  Have a look and see what lovely things are around you today.

It’s World Mental Health Day!

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I have bipolar. We all know that. But what I’d like to talk about is how wonderful the people around me are. I live in a building filled with people mentally and physically different from ‘normal’. They are truly and thoroughly some of the best people I have ever met. So understanding, so caring.

Don’t judge us or pity us. The only hardship we face is people that don’t care.