As you reach middle age and seniority, life can get very good in some aspects and very achy in others. Have you ever wondered whether the onset of back, joint, and muscle pain may be treatable, or is it just "old age?" Often we are forced to give up the things we love to do or even give up basic daily activities because of our pains. But this might not necessarily be end of your active lifestyle or your health.
Over the years, I have struggled heavily with troubled sleep. My mind would be whirling, thinking of all the things I needed to do the next day, or what I had occupied my time with earlier that day.
I woke up abruptly, my alarm clock jarring through me, my body shocked to wakefulness. I sat up quickly, feeling around for the alarm clock, my brain spinning with confusion, my eyelids heavy from sleep. There. I found it. I squinted at my phone, searching for the “off” button. It took several seconds of staring and aimless tapping to find the button, but I finally got it. The alarm fell silent. I pulled the sheets aside, swinging my legs over the edge of the bed. I had thirty minutes to get ready. I struggled to remember my routine. Okay, shower. I felt around in my closet for some clothes. My head hurt from fatigue. Hurry, hurry. I hopped in the shower. Turned the water on. I washed quickly, eyes closed, thinking of everything I needed to do. I have to comb my hair, brush my teeth, eat. Eat first. Then brush my teeth. What to eat? Bacon and eggs? No time. Darn. I would have to settle for cereal. Oh yeah, and I need an oil change for my car. I would do that tonight. And my Parking Ticket! It had been two months already!! I turned the water off. Toweled down. Looked at my phone. 6:20!? Only ten minutes! I ran to the bedroom, quickly dressing. Shirt tucked in, belt on, tie done up. I ran my fingers through my hair with some gel. Wet look today. I looked at my phone. 6:30. I ran outside to start the car. The windows were covered in ice. Just what I needed!! I started scraping furiously, my stress levels rising by the minute. I didn’t eat, didn’t pray, didn’t even have time to brush my teeth. What a mess. I’d have to skip breakfast, or else I’d be even more late for work.
Corrupt government. High taxes. The high cost of living. Bank fees. High currency exchange rates. If you talk to anyone, no matter where they fall on the political spectrum, these topics generally are met with agreement. The power has shifted from the people to the government, and the government has turned a deaf ear to the people. The overreaching authority and corruption of the government are why crypto-currency was created. Computer coders and programmers heeded the voice of the people when governments neglected them. They put their skills to work, creating a currency that would (hopefully) extend beyond the reach of governments’ hands, be non-taxable, secure and accessible to everyone.