The Balanced Life
As it stands currently, it seems that the 'good health industry' in all its guises is profiting greatly from distorting our sense of purpose. In this quest it is legitimate to spend our time hunting for recipes, developing recipes, sharing recipes; filming and photographing ourselves consuming healthy food and working out; taking selfies of our nearly naked bodies; and feeling tremendous guilt and lethargy if we do anything less. In the process, so much human energy is wasted. And all this, sadly, makes us extremely unhealthy in other ways.
When it came to leaving, the converted stable room quarters had begun the feel like home. Hacienda El Carmen had given me what I was looking for, an escape from the ugliness that the world can hold, and an embrace with a magnificence that is far more than a weekend escape.
It's just another year, just another birthday and yet there is something kind of special about changing decades, maybe more so than when you enter your 20s from your teens. There is a series of questions that go along with turning 30, the question "do you feel different?" is one that really made me laugh last week as I turned the big 30.
Whether you believe in god or not, wisdom is wisdom whoever speaks it and so for me there was never any question that I have the right to live my life based on words I resonated with from both biblical and non-biblical sources.
When the chips are down or things are not going exactly according to plan that's when you know you are truly living life, for I believe it is life's challenges and obstacles that make us see where we are and where and how we need to move forward.
The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.
Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.
Like many women I fell victim to the clever marketing campaign of low fat, sugar free, reduced this, lacking that and so on, coupled with this terrible diet was an unhealthy woman in her late teens and 20s.
The reality is that today, anybody with ambition, determination and courage can start a successful business - whatever their age. And it's true for the over-50s too. In fact, 'baby boomer' businesses are booming, as more and more of them take the entrepreneurial plunge.
Endorphins should be the new buzz word for 2015. That is what exercise does for you and they are free. Endorphins boost your mood, leave you feeling happy and give you that feeling of really being alive.