A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness
I am writing to express my opinion, share my experiences and to maybe provide some insight. My blog is addressing women at 50 ( but men are welcome to read my posts) ,their issues and the questions that come up at this stage in life. I don’t aim to teach, but to learn together.
Though I haven’t watched Games of thrones, I love this song.
I was born of the ice and snow With the winter wolves, in the dark alone The wildest night, I became the one And you’ll know you’re mine when the silence comes
Heavy is the crown, only for the weak
A knife in my heart couldn’t slow me down ‘Cause power is power, my fire never goes out I rise from my scars, nothing hurts me now ‘Cause power is power Now watch me burn it down
I been down for the coldest war And I’ll know where I been ’cause I bled before, yeah How do I know if I let you stay? How do I know if we did it your way? You wouldn’t take my place Put me away, I’d die lookin’ up at your face How do I ever know? Who can I trust? Feelings of emptiness Only love could kill me, God bless
A knife in my heart Couldn’t slow me down (couldn’t slow me down) ‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power) My fire never goes out I rise from my scars Nothing hurts me now (nothing hurts me now) ‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power) Now watch me burn it down
Breathe, feel the air that I breathe (yeah) Air that I, air that I breathe (ooh) Who’s hotter? Been a monster with a crown (ooh) So swamped by high water, keep your head up, you might drown (ooh) In this world it’s way colder, by the day, we count it down Been around, just been waitin’ up, she gon’ come around I took a drag, bust it out the gates, my lil’ baby slay I wore the flag, put that on my face, ain’t nobody safe Lift the mask, they gon’ have to see what they can’t erase I took a lie, so I took it back (do-do-do-do-do, yeah) Danger’s on my mind (ah) Ain’t no knife, dagger, bullet that can do it For you, yeah you know, I go right up straight through it (yeah, yeah)
Heavy is the crown, but never for a queen (oh, yeah)
A knife in my heart It couldn’t slow me down (couldn’t slow me down) ‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power) The fire never goes out (oh) I rise from my scars Nothing hurts me now (nothing hurts me now) ‘Cause power is power (’cause power is power) Now watch me burn it down (ooh, yeah, yeah) Now watch me burn it down
A few days ago I visited my elderly aunt. She is nearer to 90 than 80. She is gradually losing sight due to macular degeneration. Her life has been an uphill struggle since she was in her forties. But what I see in her home makes me appreciate how she has overcome her hardships and keeps herself busy and constructively occupied.
She had made an exquisitely embroidered table top insert which she had installed in an antique round table. She told me that she had started it 50 years ago but couldn’t finish it at that time because of the unavailability of the wool she was using it to embroider. When she got the material again, she finished the piece and now had found a table to get it inserted in.
I take so much courage and hope seeing her as she never gives up and is always busy making one thing or another, despite having difficulty seeing clearly. I wish I had taken a picture of that table top.
This month we’ll try a Japanese poetry form; dodoitsu. It is non-rhyming, with a humorous twist.Dodoitsu has four lines: 7 syllables, 7 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Please write about harvest or nature.
Organic food is supposed to be healthier for us, at least that’s what those in the industry tell us, but there’s a problem with it, it’s at least twice as expensive as ordinary food.
Free-range eggs and chicken are much more costly than caged eggs and chickens but I fail to see what is the actual difference here except for the price.
The same is the story with organic vegetables and fruits, where smaller packaging cost more and they look the same as non-organic produce, especially bananas which are smaller and greener!
People are conflicted when they are given the choice of buying organic or regular produce, but I personally feel that it’s just a marketing gimmick and that there is very little difference between the two.
I feel like it’s a sort of nutritional blackmail, that if we don’t buy organic produce or free-range chicken and eggs, we will be putting the health of our family at risk!
” What I’m really concerned about is reaching one person.”
— Jorge Luis Borges
If we consider bloggers as writers, we can safely assume that the goal of a blogger is the same as a writer; To have their writing read!
When we write/ blog on a public platform, the aim is that people should read and benefit from our writing. It could entertain people or educate them. So it would be amazing if more people read our posts. But if only one person, the one who needed to read what we wrote, read our post then the purpose of writing is very much validated.
When more than one person reads my posts and comments on them, I feel that I am reaching out across the world to people who I probably would never meet in person ( except by a chance) and connecting with them. This is an amazing feeling and empowering too. The power of written words is immense and no one can foretell the impact it may have.
A few points I’ve learned during my blogging journey regarding the importance of what I write are;
Always stick to the truth, unless you’re writing fiction. Research your topic well and from multiple sources.
Convey a positive message whenever you can. Every situation has both positive and negative aspects, and concentrating only on the negative can have a depressing effect on the reader.
Be meticulous about your writing ( as much as you can) bad grammar and spelling can really distort your message.
Share personal experiences, it allows the reader to connect with you.
These are a few ways to reach out to the readers and connect with them.