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A clever way to change your life for the better…

By Marcus Santer

healthy ageing

T oday’s Quote:

“We don’t see the world as it is… We see it as we are.”

I was reminded of this saying whilst out walking with Clarabella yesterday.

Our conversations have been pretty doom and gloom laden recently.

And as I was listening to Clarabella air her concerns about the future I had a moment of clarity as the words above flashed into my brain: We don’t see the world as it is… We see it as we are.

When Clarabella had finished speaking I said:

“Imagine we get home, the phone rings and you’re told you’ve inherited a million pounds from a long lost relative. It’s not a hoax, it’s for real. You’d feel pretty different than you do right now, yes?”

“Yes” she said, sensing I was boxing her into a logical trap, but humouring me anyway.

“Now imagine you get home and you’re told that I’ve run up £100k of gambling debts, they’re taking the house off us and we’re out on the street. You’d feel pretty different than you do right now, yes?”

“Yes” she said, wondering what I was leading up to.

And that’s when I gave it to her with both barrels.

“The world didn’t change, you did. You don’t see the world as it is, you see the world as you are. And what with Brexit and Trump, your work situation, the world shifting to the right and the weather being so cold, dark and dank it’s easy to understand why you feel like you’re on shifting sands, like the rug is going to be pulled out from under your feet at any moment.”

As we continued the walk our talk shifted to how the ‘News’ is geared to report events that grab attention.

The scarier and more gruesome the better.

And I decided it’s time to reinforce my media blackout.

I’ve got very slack of late, watching the news, reading newspapers and allowing BBC Radio 4 to be constantly playing in the back ground – Which is why I’m going to take a quick break from writing this, to get up and turn it off.

Clarabella does so love to leave the radio on.


I like to think of the mind as being filled with the most fertile soil.

And whatever you plant in it will grow and multiply.

Plant fear, doubt and dread and you’ll get more fear, doubt and dread.

Plant joy and optimism and you’ll get more.

All of this allows me to say the following:

If you want to change your life for the better,
start by changing what you allow into you mind.

Filter what you watch on TV.

Choose carefully what you read.

And consider who you listen to…

Be sure to stand guard at the doors to your mind.

Because what you let in has a major impact on how you see the world.

For the better or for the worse.

And if you want to read something dedicated solely to helping you live longer and enjoy your life more…

Make sure you grab yourself a copy of The Healthy Ageing Pyramid.

Coming early January.

Bye for now


P.S. I spoke with my editor yesterday and he’s confident the final edits will be completed early next week.

He’s done a great job turning it into a professional product.

As we went through his list of questions I had to say to him: “I’m consistently inconsistent”

Fortunately for you, he’s eagle-eyed at spotting my inconsistencies.

And once he’s weeded them all out I simply need to:

And get it off to the printer.

Not long now =)