Attitude may be the best natural medicine

A good attitude along with appropriate medical intervention can only benefit us. When and where ever possible we should not let any condition negatively impact on our lives. I often refer to an old adage that reads…if it’s to be, it’s up to me. What that means to me in this context is that if and when (when is probably more true than if) we encounter one if these illnesses it will be up to us how we live with and through it. If you are or have negative thoughts such as why me, how could this happen, I have nothing to live for, all the good has gone out of my life, then your life will be as you predict. But if you are able to view the diagnosis in a more positive light with thoughts of, okay what are my options, what can I do to make this thing not negatively consume the time I have left, what action can I take to ensure I do not have time to sit and wallow in self-pity, is there something I can do to contribute to finding a solution for this even if I myself can’t directly benefit from it? (more…)

That fleeting thing called MONEY

The one thing I have learned about wealth in my life is that it is fleeting. There have been times when money was almost note; I said “almost”, no object. Which translated means, I had a good job, my husband had a good job and our income far exceeded our expenses, so we spent freely and might I add “foolishly”. I am sure many of you can relate to buying something just because you liked not needed it. It may have been a short-lived experience or simply an attempt to ease the pain of having no money, but we have all done it, I’m sure. The other thing I didn’t do is exactly what I get after (hound is more like it) my kids to do now is when they had a surplus funds was to put away in some interest bearing vehicle enough money to last through 3 months of living expenses. I am not quite sure why the three months, but it seems to me that we were never really out of work or lacking for funds no matter what the situation for more than three months. The other thing about money is that when we had it (more…)

Aging is natural

  Aging is a natural process, but how you is what matters to most people.#age Aging means many things to different people. To some the concern is about looks, to others it is about performance, and another may be concerned about their body. If you are like me my concern about aging is more about moving than how I look. For years women have been the most concerned about their looks. It seems to me a recent phenomenon for men to be not just concerned but overly concerned about their looks. I must say that to some degree I think it’s a good thing. I can recall being young and the biggest concern the boys had was about getting enough grease in their hair to make it stay up in an Elvis do. If that doesn’t give away my age nothing will. The male concern about their looks today includes their skin, face, hair, and smell. Some of the products do surprise me. Such as very expensive colognes, but you must remember that most of the men I grew up with used Old Spice, which I see has made a comeback. Shaving was simply a battle over masculinity! You were (more…)