Being brought up with the adage of, nice girls are not angry, I always struggled with such feelings. I found it difficult because, like everyone, I did feel angry from time to time and I didn't know what to do with it.
Our bodies need fuelling, we all know that. But getting the balance right when exercise is part of the picture, is another story. Not that I've ever been an athlete, and nor will I be, I have recently started to do a little more and I'm finding it challenging to get the calories right.
Like most kids, I learnt to ride a bike around the age of three or four. But, due to the fact that we lived in the country when I was at both primary and to begin with, secondary school, I didn't cycle a great deal. I tried cycling a couple of times over the years, but just didn't love it, until recently.
Over the last few weeks I've been drawn to what I now know is a Mediterranean diet, and have come up with a delicious new muesli recipe that I'm sold on. Not only does it keep me full all morning, but it's scrumptious. And, it turns out this is the perfect way of eating for my blood type.
For whatever reason, I think it's fair to say we all have times in our lives when we feel flat, uninspired and unmotivated. Whether it's caused by illness, the death of a loved one or a personal issue we are working through, these times can be crippling to say the least.
It can be tough letting go there's no two ways about it. And, I'm the first to admit it's something I had trouble with in my younger years. As I've gotten older however, I've learned that I only hurt myself by holding on and wishing things were different to what they actually are.
With more available time now that I've outsourced more of my business, I've started thinking about things I've wanted to do for a very long time. But rather than just thinking about them, I went through a process to create a Life List.
After making my Paleo Bread I decided to experiment with some other options. What I discovered is that it's super-easy to make a variety of breads or loaves using the same basic recipe. Here's a banana one that's delicious.
The last few years irritability has been my constant companion, and not such a pleasant one. Being post-menopausal I'd put it down to that, hoping that one day it will disappear. But recently I've discovered it's something else altogether.
With bullying rife both in schools and workplaces, and in some families, it's time to talk about how you can take your power back. You don't have to put up with being treated badly. You deserve better, of course you do; but more than that, you have choices.