YOU ARE #1 . . .

BEING IN HOSPITAL FOR A FEW DAYS SHORT OF A WEEK IN LAST YEAR WAS A FEELING SO UNFAMILIAR TO ME. I WAS NOT IN THE POSITION TO DO ANY WORK AT ALL AND TO MY BODY THIS WAS SOMETHING FOREIGN AS I HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO BEING A WORKAHOLIC. . . IT DAWNED UPON ME THAT I ACTUALLY FORGOT HOW TO FOCUS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON “ME”. I WAS SOON SHIFTED INTO THE MODE OF MAKING THE #1 FOCUS “ME”.

I SPENT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME REFLECTING ON WHAT WE KNOW LIFE TO BE. . . WOMEN IN THEIR PRIME BEING WHEELED IN AND OUT OF HOSPITAL OVER THE FEW DAYS MADE ME REALIZE JUST HOW MUCH OF A HAMSTER WHEEL LIFE HAS BECOME FOR SO MANY OF US HUMANS OUT THERE. EACH OF US JUST PUSHING HARDER TO KEEP THE WHEEL OF LIFE ROTATING AS BEST WE KNOW HOW TO UNTIL THE DAY THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO FUEL THAT WHEEL OF LIFE.

I COULD SENSE THE PANIC WITHIN MY CHILDREN AS THEY HAD TO PREPARE FOR THEIR FINAL EXAMINATIONS WITH MOM IN HOSPITAL UNDERGOING ALL SORTS OF TESTS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEIR WORLD. EACH OF THEM DISPLAYING THEIR FEARS IN SOME OR OTHER MANNER WAS THE MOMENT WHICH HAS FORCED ME TO TAKE SOME FUNDAMENTAL SHIFTS AND LEARN TO KNOW MY OWN LIMITS IN LIFE. LISTENING TO MY BODY AND NOT DISMISSING THE SLIGHTEST PAIN NOR UNFAMILIAR FEELING.

LYING IN THE TUNNEL OF THE MRI WAS THE MOMENT WHEN I ACTUALLY “HEARD” THAT ONE CONVERSATION WHICH PUSHED ME IN THE DIRECTION OF MAKING MY BLOG HAPPEN AS I WAS THE ONE WHO WOULD BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEING MY DREAM COME TO FRUITION.

So yes, I am not getting younger and I am not going to be able to do the things I can do now next year this time… Just as I cannot do what I was able to do a year back…

THE BLOG – WELL …. THIS IS ONE OF THE MILESTONES TO TURN MY DREAM INTO A REALITY. I HAVE SINCE DISCOVERED THAT THE HARDER IT IS TO CRAFT YOUR DREAM, THE EASIER IT WILL BE IN ACHIEVING YOUR ULTIMATE END GOAL.

99% PREPARATION + 1% IMPLEMENTATION = SUCCESS

FOR STARTERS, DESPITE BEING IN A DIGITAL AGE, THERE IS SO MUCH VALUE IN PUTTING PEN TO PAPER WHEN CRAFTING YOUR DREAM AND THIS FOR ME WAS QUITE A SHIFT BUT I AM SLOWLY GETTING THERE. AS THEY SAY, EAT THE ELEPHANT ONE BITE AT A TIME BECAUSE YOU CERTAINLY CANNOT CONSUME IT ALL AT ONCE …

WHAT I HAVE LEARNT THROUGH ALL THIS IS THAT A HEALTHIER YOU IS ONE WHO IS ABLE TO LIVE IN THE NOW AND KNOW THE PACE AT WHICH YOU ARE ABLE TO WALK. IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO OPEN YOUR EARS AND EYES TO THE WORLD AND REFLECT AS REGULARLY AS POSSIBLE. LIVING IN THE NOW MEANS THAT YOU NEED TO BE PRESENT IN EVERY CONVERSATION, FOCUS ON WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR MIND AS WELL AS YOUR BODY. KNOW THAT YOU WERE CREATED BY A POWERFUL BEING AND THAT YOU HAVE A PLACE IN SOCIETY… OWN THAT PLACE WITH RIGHTEOUS DEEDS, ACTS OF KINDNESS, COMPASSION AND NO MATTER YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS IN LIFE ALWAYS LIVE WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMILITY & A SENSE OF GRATITUDE.

DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELLNESS AS THERE COMES A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOUR HANDS MAY BE TIED… I TRY TO LIVE MY LIFE ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT AND OPEN TO THE UNPLANNED ADVENTURES OF LIFE – AN OPPORTUNITY HAD SUDDENLY COME UP FOR ME TO SPEND A FEW DAYS AT KWANTU PRIVATE GAME RESERVE IN LAST YEAR… I GOT THE INVITE ON THE WEDNESDAY MIDDAY AND BY 11pm WE WERE ON THE ROAD HEADING TOWARD OUR DESTINATION AND ENJOYING THE JOURNEY ALONG THE WAY… #5 OF THE BUCKET LISTED IS TICKED OFF… KWANTU PRIVATE GAME RESERVE HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR ME AS I SAT BACK AND ALLOWED MYSELF THE OPPORTUNITY TO SOAK IN ALL THAT NATURE HAS TO OFFER ! ALBEIT THAT I HAVE TRAVELLED MANY PLACES ACROSS THE GLOBE, THIS WAS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE AS I HAD ALLOWED MYSELF TO CONQUER THE FEARS WITHIN MYSELF OBVIOUSLY FORCED TO DO SO WHEN YOU ARE ON A GAME DRIVE AND WATCHING A LION HUNT HER PREY MERELY METRES AWAY FROM YOUR VEHICLE . . .

Human Body, Mind & Soul Connection

My inspiration for this article is articulated by an encounter with a beautiful lady who has been through many trials and tribulations in her life. I met a beautiful lady who is 90 years of age.
A strange feeling overcame me as I looked at her date of birth and fondly recalled the memory of my beloved Grandmother born 18 July 1926 as she would always say to me . . . the lady who forever is etched within my heart . . . my name-sake . . . the lady I yearn to stroke my hand so lovingly ever so often. As I engage the 90 year old lady, she speaks proudly about the fact that she is not on any medication. The signs of an aging women are few and far between.
My pondering question to her is “HOW” and more so . . .“HOW DOES SHE STILL MANAGE TO RETAIN HER RADIANCE SO WELL”
She answers these ponders of mine without me having to even ask her . . . It was possibly the look of awe I had when looking at her . . .
Her answer is simple and wrapped up in one word : “PEACE” . . .
I live with peace within my heart, I live with forgiveness of all mankind even for the man who was the demise of my daughter, I live in harmony with all those around me, irrespective of religion and race. She does not want the services of a delivery system to make it easier on her as she briskly displays how she enjoys her walk to get her daily needs as that is her daily dose of exercise. I am wowed by her display of energy at her age where I am currently in my prime but still hop in the car for every errand. I am taken aback at how well she is groomed and how she ends our conversation with a statement my late Gran ever so often whispered to me in her infinite wisdom :
“Always remain positive in life . . .”

Words of Closure from M

Understand what the heart desires from this life, program the mind to set small achievable goals and use the body to achieve these goals for yourself. Technological advances in life are spearing ahead, but remember to keep it as simple as what you really need.
Do not let your hearts’ desire be that which is desired based on the need of another being as their life is their life just as your life is your life.

XoXo until we meet again . . .

Purpose

So this is where it all begins . . . Cliché much . . . But I am super excited about my Journey!

Dreams do come true & make sure not to let anyone or anything ever stop you from pursuing that dream . . . A large part of my personal journey has been to understand “What my Purpose in life is”. A few days stuck in a hospital away from it all with a HUGE life scare, has pushed me to the point to take the big leap, roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty to pave the path of my own dream as I realized nobody else will make it happen but ME !

I’ve been contemplating another business venture for years after not being in business for the past 5 years. Done all the necessary courses, gained all the necessary skills, but still remained content with just being employed within the corporate arena. Thank you to those around me who has always spurred me on to do more as I am back on the road again to make it happen.

So … back in the day ones’ community would be the people residing in your road, area or district.  Today, ones’ community has expanded all thanks to technology where our fellow Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter friends know more about us than our next door neighbour. The core reason that I have been wanting to start this blog is to inspire others, live my dream and be a benefit to my community. I am positive that this blog will inspire many of you out there to take that first leap in your life while providing you with loads of topics about Your Health & Wellness.

Do not for one second believe that things happen in your life for no apparent reason – pay attention to the here and now and realize that every person who has entered into your life has done so for a reason. Watch this space as I fill you in on the very latest in Your Health & Wellness . . . .

M-HEALTH&WELLNESS . . . from a born and bred Pharmacist, Daughter, Wife, Mother and Entrepenuer,

XOXO

Mariam B Halday