The case of the missing cat next door has been solved

I had a knock on the door today from my neighbour. She’s a lovely old lady and she told me that she had found her lost cat.

It’s a lovely story. I had just been drinking a cup of kava tea when she knocked on the door, and I was feeling really relaxed. And it really made me happy.

She knocked on the door the other day to say the cat had gone missing. I didn’t think much of it, because cats go missing all the time, and they either turn up, or they are never found again.

She was very upset because she loves that cat, and I said I would keep an eye out for it.

Well apparently, it had jumped into the back of a van that was delivering on the road. Because it was the last drop of the day, the van then went back to its depot and was parked overnight without being opened again.

When they opened it up the next day, the cat was there and nobody knew where it had come from. They took it to a local rescue centre and thankfully the lady had had it micro-chipped, so they knew who it belonged to. They rang her this morning and she got back from collecting the cat just a few hours ago.

So it’s a lovely story and it made me really happy. I’m feeling a lot calmer, especially after the phone incident the other day, and I have to say I think that drinking kava tea is having a therapeutic benefit for me. It could be psychosomatic, but at this minute time, I’m thinking that kava does have some calming properties.

I’m also happy to report that generally my health feels on the up. I am eating much more healthily, drinking kava tea, doing exercise and trying to keep my mind healthy as well, and I have to say that overall I’m in a different world to where I was a fortnight ago. Hopefully will continue, because obviously am aware that with anxiety in the next issue can just be round the corner.


A lovely lunch that went badly wrong

Today has not been a fantastic day at all. I went into the city and did some shopping.

I was really pleased with myself because I even managed to go to a health shop and I got some Kava tea.

I’m really excited about trying Kava, because I have heard so much about the health benefits it has. I think I’m a bit sceptical that something as simple as a drink containing Kava could help with insomnia, calmness and other things, so I’m really looking forward to trying it.

After I had bought the Kava tea I went to meet my friend for lunch. We sat outside at a table on the pavement and had a lovely chat.

But unfortunately I left my mobile phone on the side of the table close to the road, it’s a pedestrianised area down a side street, so is very quiet. Before I could realise what was happening, somebody had lent over, grabbed my phone and was running up the street with it.

Because the street is so quiet, nobody could stop him, and as he was running away nobody got a good look at him, and before I knew it, he was round the corner and gone.

It’s a brand new iPhone and so I’m gutted. Thankfully it’s insured and all my data is backed up online, so I will get everything back.

I was quite shaken up by it, and it was quite ironic that I had just bought Kava tea to calm myself down, and now I’m even more stressed and anxious than I’ve been for months.

Anyway, at least I’m in one piece and I’m going to report back once I’ve actually spent a few days testing the effects of the Kava.

Right a must get on, the kids will be home soon and so will my husband and I’m going to make them are really nice tea, then I will sit and I will tell my husband about my horrible day and hopefully I can then chill out and have a nice evening, perhaps watch a movie or something like that.

Dealing with my diet issues and wondering about Kava tea

This blog post is about me confronting things I need to deal with in my life to be healthy.

My diet and exercise has really suffered over the past few years, and I’ve had a range of health conditions which are getting more worrying for myself.

I have started to get anxiety very badly at times. It’s not bad most the time, but it’s getting worse. One thing I’ve read about is Kava tea. Apparently one of its benefits is that it can relax you and make you calm. I’ve read that it can help people who have social anxiety, and I’m wondering if there’s any truth in it.

I think it’s something I need to look into. I think if I could find something as harmless as a Kava drink that could calm me and give me some confidence then perhaps my anxiety could be dealt with and would eventually go away.

While I am on the subject of Kava, I’ve also heard from a friend that it can help with sleeping. I’m suffering from insomnia and of heard from her that she has been drinking Kava tea and found that her insomnia has eased. Now I’m sure that as with anything it’s not a miracle cure, but it might be better than going straight for alcohol, antidepressants, sleeping pills, or something like that.

Anyway, I’m also thinking about the fact that I have to do some exercise. Exercise is well known for making you feel better, and I think it’s something I need to look at, it’s years since I have done any exercise. I’m thinking about joining a gym and doing exercise there.

I think I’m also going to look into a diet that includes a lot of vegetable smoothies. I think if I can pack in lots of good food, exercise and maybe something like Kava tea then I might find a good combination it really helped me.

Now I just have to get up and do it, because as everyone knows, the first step is always the hardest. If you are going to do something new, you have two push yourself to take that first step, and then every step after will get easier.

My reasons for starting a blog

I’m a first time blogger, I have never had a blog before, but I have decided that now is the time in my life to have one.

When I was little I used to have a diary, and I used to find it really therapeutic to sit down at the end of the day and write about my thoughts, feelings, and the things that had happened to me during the day. It helps me cleanse my mind and feel a lot better.

Now in adult life I am finding I am suffering from increasing anxiety and other issues, some mental, some physical. None of them are really serious, but I am a little bit concerned I need to adjust my lifestyle, my diet and importantly my exercise.

So I suppose part of the reason I’m going to blog is to motivate myself, so that I can write here what I am planning to do and then it will be something to confront myself with if I don’t achieve it. So I’m hoping that as well as being able to talk about my feelings here, I’m also hoping to use it as a motivation tool.

An important thing I’m looking at doing first of all is changing my diet, things have not been great and I have slipped into really bad habits over the past couple of years, so I’m going to be looking at that, and I will probably talk about that in my next blog post.

Other than that, I’m pretty happy person, I do get a bit of anxiety, but generally I get on well with people and have a decent life. The love my kids and my husband and I try to be upbeat and positive in everything I do.

So I suppose that’s why I’m blogging, and I have to say that I’m sorry if it’s not particularly exciting for anybody reading it, but my reasons for starting a personal, and that’s also why it’s going to be completely anonymous, because I don’t want to compromise myself because I will talk about things here that I wouldn’t want people to know are in my mind.