Healthier Lifestyle Without the Flu Vaccine?

Healthier lifestyle without the flu vaccine seems a contradiction.  Having taken flu vaccine for years without questions, I’m no longer sure it’s in my best interest. I stopped taking them after I almost died after having flu vaccine recently. So I began to think: what’s really in it and does it really ward off flu? Seriously! Read this post and make your own informed choice about having flu shots or not!


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5 Things To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up Or Going Bonkers!

Someone asked me,”Do your challenges ever make you feel hopeless? You seem always happy”. Actually, I feel like going bonkers sometimes. Here are 5 things I do when I feel like giving up:

My answer to this is rooted in these five Life Rules which you may consider trying:

Never Lose Your Hope!




1. Sometimes life throws so many challenges our way , we can feel overwhelmed, like being buried under a load of life pressures.

Well, as long as there is life, there is hope.


Make a conscious choice. You can decide to be in charge without allowing the problems to rule over your life.

You will overcome this time and become a wiser, better and stronger person.




Aim to get insights you are meant to acquire from this challenge. What can you learn from this experience?

How can you use this life lesson to become a better person and reach higher heights?

Have I ever made a difference to someone’s life?

2. Think about how you have made a positive impact in somebody’s life.

Think- somehow, sometime, you have done something that has made another person smile. You made them  feel happier or helped them to become a better person. Remember?

You made this happen because you had it in you. You are a worthy person. You had something good to contribute. That’s why you were able to make a difference in another person`s life. No one can give what they don’t have.

No one can give what they don’t have. If you have ever done something good, you can do it again!

Pray, Meditate. Whatever works for you!


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3. Make time to meditate. Find your quiet space and just do nothing. Your life has a purpose

and you are in this world for a reason. Everyone in this world is here to play their part in

making the world a better place for themselves, loved ones and the world in their own

individual ways.

Count Your Blessings! 




4. Count all the good things in your life and write them down. Include all aspects of your

health and wellness. If you think you have nothing to be thankful for, consider visiting the nearest hospital to you!!

Remember all the people who love you and those you love too. They love you just as you are.

Do something For Somebody!


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5. Consider doing something for someone else. Make someone smile. Give a gift or do a good deed.


No matter who we are there will be times we go through deep challenges. Sometimes these challenges will threaten our sanity and make us feel like giving up.


I’m sure that there are different ways people overcome life challenges.

But these are the  5 ways I’ve learned to manage challenges without giving up on life:

-Do something for someone

-Count my blessings and cherish what I have

-Pray and meditate

-Think on my achievement so far. Even when we haven’t reached our goals yet. Somewhere, sometime, we have achieved something!

-Keep hoping for a better day!


How do you manage challenges without giving up hope? I would love to hear about your methods and suggestions. Get in touch!


Have a great week 🙂


To your optimum health & well-being,

Cecilia Scheyerle, MPharm