10 Hallmarks of Well-Being

Ten Hallmarks of Well-Being

1. My life has meaning & direction.

2.  I have experienced one or more important transitions in my adult years, and I have handled these transitions in an unusual, personal, or creative way.

3.  I rarely feel cheated or disappointed by life.

4.  I have already attained several of the long-term goals that are important to me.

5.  I am pleased with my personal growth and development.

6.  I am in love; my partner and I love mutually.

7.  I have many friends.

8.  I am a cheerful person.

9.  I am not thin-skinned or sensitive to criticism.

10. I have no major fears.

So, how Well is your Being, wife, mother, woman?

c 1981 Gail Sheehy, Pathfinders

10 Ways to Radically Reduce Migraines

On Migraine pages (website and social media) a huge amount of time and effort is spent on triggers and medications, but my migraines radically reduced when I changed my diet.

I can’t recommend any migraine-knowledgeable doctors/specialists in the Waikato, tho once I spent an hour and a half with a so-called migraine Dr, who spent that time just talking about the effects of different meds, including prophylactics. I don’t recommend! I have tried all the new drugs as they come out, but I still like my old-fashioned Migril / Cafergot.

Anecdotally my former doctor told me a specialist told another patient to cut out the toxins of yoghurt and apricot.

This lead me to read up on toxins > acid (20%) vs alkali (80%) foods > vegetable-rich diet (less dairy, wheat, red meat).

Along with regular sleep (minimum of 6.5-7.5 hours each night), correct deep breathing, and 6-8 drinks of filtered water (not so-called diet soda), and at least one cup daily of weak no-milk tea (green, jasmine, rooibos).

Also supplements or foods rich in magnesium, zinc, B6/B12 – at least for a few days every month – especially in the week before any known stressor.

No sachet foods or additives, no MSG, sulphites, nitrates – this would include no processed meats. I tell my kids if you can’t say and spell a word in the ingredients list, it’s best not to eat it.
Cut out MSG (E621) and other flavour enhancers, nitrates, sulphites, aspartame. For some reason, some food manufacturers find it necessary to hide and rename these products. MSG (monosodium glutamate) alone seems to hide behind dozens of identities 

Choosing to Live Life …


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