Bartering to live the life you desire

Bartering to live the life you desire

Bartering is the act of exchanging goods for goods of the same or similar value as perceived by the transactors.  This could be services for services, or cash for an equal perceived value!

Nowadays, bartering is very different to what it was like many years ago when backyards had vegetable gardens, and people had chickens to produce eggs.  Now, it is the almighty dollar which determines how “richly” a person lives.  Backyards are much smaller.  Houses are a different shape and designed with air conditioning for comfort in contrast to the old “Queenslander” which allowed for natural air flow and cooling.


Looking after our health is vital to living a long and happy life. But how do you ensure that you’re looking after all aspects of your well-being? This blog is part of a series of seven blogs on this topic.

Seven Elements for Well-being

We’ve come up with a list of seven elements that we believe contribute to living a healthy, happy life. Over the next weeks we’ll look at them one by one –

Fire – Take a daily dose of sun and grab some vitamin D
Water – Hydration is fundamental and bathing is pretty important too!
Air – Fresh air, take it in with simple breathing exercises
Earth – Grounding through Meditation (the importance of controlling your thoughts and relaxing your mind) and Family (embrace your close relationships to share experiences and life milestones)
Exercise – There’s no denying how vital exercise is to health and we discuss several types with big benefits
Keeping it Simple – Bartering, working to support your lifestyle and reducing material stressors


Are you comfortable with your current Lifestyle? Do you have enough cash flow to barter to live the life you really want?

Are you comfortable with answering those questions truthfully to someone else, or just to yourself?

Being comfortable is understood in numerous ways that vary person to person.  For example – I have met many people who thoroughly enjoy living in a shack in the country.  They have a sustainable garden which they tend and change what they produce with the seasons so they have enough food to get them by.  They’ll have chickens for eggs, occasionally a roast dinner, tank water for drinking and cooking and only purchase their clothes from second hand stores. They earn enough money to get them by.

I’ve also met people who would cringe at having to live like that because living in a multi story building with white walls is all they know.  Electricity is as easy as walking over to the power point or wall and flicking a switch.  Wi-fi is on call and electronic gismos for all occasions!  Although this may be a rich life for some, others prefer a large house with multiple rooms for each purpose.

Look what happened in the COVID-19 crisis when people were quarantined and people with regular housekeepers for their housework had to do it themselves.  Some learned how to work their washing machine for the first time, clean their house, and, home school their kids. These additions to routine were stressful for many.

So, it all comes down to lifestyle and how you like to live.  Are you comfortable?  If not look at how to increase what you’re currently doing to increase the financial flow and, ultimately achieve the lifestyle you desire. 

This may mean exchanging what you currently own and replacing it with what you want or need.  If you’re renting and want to buy a house you’ll need to stash the cash and save for the deposit.  However, you still need to convince the bank you can repay the loan if you borrow.  With my own experience even applying for a small loan is difficult enough after the commission enquiry!

If you do not have the cash flow you desire you’ll need to look at alternatives to make it.  Options include –

  • Getting another job on top of what you are currently doing (a side hustle)
  • Going to university to increase your learning to get a higher paid job
  • Mortgaging the house to buy a franchise for anything from $50,000 to $250,000 with the hope that you get all the support you need  (looking around at the businesses that may not be opening up again for some time or not at all after the lockdown is over.  A lot of them are franchises that didn’t survive, however, the franchisee still has to pay the franchisor even though the business failed.  A great number of times with franchises the franchisee is trapped into purchasing products or ingredients from the franchisor at a much higher price then they could source in other ways for their store or business.)

Begin your own online business

Another alternative is to begin your own online business where you don’t touch the goods or do the deliveries, an example of this is InnerOrigin. 

With InnerOrigin you don’t even have to source the products as the Product Advisory Board does all the screening for you.  All you’re doing is to purchase a site which is filled with product and promoting the products and for each item you promote and sell you receive commission. 

The commission received is anything from $199, through to $3,000.  Your personal goal will reflect your goals for your future and life. 

With world renowned Ambassadors, training and guidance you too can have a business which can provide the lifestyle you feel you deserve.  You just have to work for it.  If you do the business right you can create a lifestyle of any kind.  Want to live, travel and work from a laptop?  That can be your lifestyle too!

Get in contact and you can tell me where you want to end up and we can talk about it.


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About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

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Exercise Regularly to Improve your Life (and keep disease at bay)

exercise regularly to improve your life

When it comes to exercise, the benefits are countless, yet, a lot of people do not consider spending a small chunk of their day indulging in exercise.

Not only does it make your bones healthy and strong, but also strengthens your muscles, helps with your balance and is advantageous for your overall health.


Looking after our health is vital to living a long and happy life. But how do you ensure that you’re looking after all aspects of your well-being? This blog is part of a series of seven blogs on this topic.

Seven Elements for Well-being

We’ve come up with a list of seven elements that we believe contribute to living a healthy, happy life. Over the next weeks we’ll look at them one by one –

Fire – Take a daily dose of sun and grab some vitamin D
Water – Hydration is fundamental and bathing is pretty important too!
Air – Fresh air, take it in with simple breathing exercises
Earth – Grounding through Meditation (the importance of controlling your thoughts and relaxing your mind) and Family (embrace your close relationships to share experiences and life milestones)
Exercise – There’s no denying how vital exercise is to health and we discuss several types with big benefits
Keeping it Simple – Bartering, working to support your lifestyle and reducing material stressors


A little activity throughout the day keeps you mentally and physically fit. Exercise can be anything from squats, cycling, swimming, walking, and running to taking the stairs or even cleaning the house or pushing a grocery cart.

The Benefits of Regular Exercise

  • Assists with weight loss
  • Good for bones and muscles
  • Makes you feel joyous, releases endorphins
  • Aids in better sleeping and rest
  • Relaxes the mind and improves memory

Although there are various forms of exercises, several are really vital to your health. These include core strength exercise, resistance training and bone strength exercise.

Core Strength Exercise

This type of exercise strengthens your core muscles which include the muscles of the back back, abdominal and pelvic muscles. When you have strong core muscles, you can carry out many physical activities with great ease and achieve good upright posture.

Among the core strength exercises are crunches, plank, bridge, bird dog, side plank, bicycle crunch and warrior crunch.

Resistance Training

Resistance training is a form of exercise which helps to improve your endurance and muscular fitness. These type of exercises cause your muscles to contract in opposition to a type of external resistance.

Exercises in resistance training include use of medicine balls, weight machines, resistance bands, your own body weight and, free weights.

Bone Strength Exercise

Exercise is crucial for bone health and aids in preventing osteoporosis by building bone density. Forms of weight bearing physical activity will help to keep your bones healthy. So, partaking in exercises like walking, climbing, gymnastics, dancing, and lifting weights can help to improve your bone strength.

Daily exercise is not only good for your fitness but also enhances your mental health and can improve your mood. Adequate daily exercise can prevent or minimise chronic diseases and their effects and, thereby potentially increasing your life span.

As well as regular exercise, healthy eating including buying organic food for yourself and your family is of utmost importance.

For organic grocery shopping you can visit us at Groceries for Health

About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

organic australian groceries and products

Family – Your Support System in Every Walk of Life

family your support system

The definition of family keeps evolving with the advancement of each era, but what remains consistent is the love and care that you get in your family. It is a part of you that protects you since your birth. People who are adopted also gain a new family that truly loves them.

Your family help you to meet your basic needs like food, shelter and water in life. It provides you with a sense of financial security until you can be self-dependent and sometimes even after that. A family will always embrace you and encourage you to achieve greater things in life.


Looking after our health is vital to living a long and happy life. But how do you ensure that you’re looking after all aspects of your well-being? This blog is part of a series of seven blogs on this topic.

Seven Elements for Well-being

We’ve come up with a list of seven elements that we believe contribute to living a healthy, happy life. Over the next weeks we’ll look at them one by one –

Fire – Take a daily dose of sun and grab some vitamin D
Water – Hydration is fundamental and bathing is pretty important too!
Air – Fresh air, take it in with simple breathing exercises
Earth – Grounding through Meditation (the importance of controlling your thoughts and relaxing your mind) and Family (embrace your close relationships to share experiences and life milestones)
Exercise – There’s no denying how vital exercise is to health and we discuss several types with big benefits
Keeping it Simple – Bartering, working to support your lifestyle and reducing material stressors


A Healthy Family Knows Healthy Eating is Key

Having a family provides you a sense of belonging when you feel alone. If you have a family, you are more privileged than you can think. Talking about family is well and good, but it is also important to maintain healthy living in your family.

Eating healthy, buying organic food, and investing in organic skincare is also essential to keep your family happy and healthy. Consuming organics food means you get to consume fresh food, with fewer pesticides, nutrient rich, better for the environment and amazing for your overall health.

Involve Your Family in Your Life

Due to the advancement in technology, everyone today is busy in their own life. You may come to the realisation that you do not give enough time to your family. Try and avoid this and make time for family as a top priority.

Whether it is a good day or bad day, your highs or lows, always consider sharing it with your family and friends. Milestones, big decisions and life lessons shared with your family and friends, they will encourage you to do so and also provide you amazing ideas in life.

Having a family is privilege that not everyone enjoys, therefore, those of you who have a wonderful family should cherish every moment with them and embrace and love them unconditionally.


About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

organic australian groceries and products

Getting on with things

Getting on with things

If you’ve been reading my blogs for some time now you’ll understand that health and fitness are important to me.  Not only for living and having a standard life, but because I have been participating in the Art of Karate for the past 11 years and, being of a  a high grade student, I believe, I should be able to handle a fully physical class when we eventually get back to a proper dojo.

With the COVID virus making our lives more stressful and confined I have been resilient and innovative to ensure I keep up a regular schedule of training.  Whether that is to wear the Karate Gi and train with a YouTube video that a higher grade Sensei has made to keep students motivated and engaged, or, participating in a Karate Zoom class in my lounge room. 

In order to participate in a Zoom class I move the lounge and mats to give me space.  I am not able to  perform a full kata, a series of combinations with Stances, kicks, strikes and blocks, due to the space in my lounge room.  However, I am able to do three to four move combinations.  Only moving forward and backward by three steps.

Before COVID I was attending the gym each Saturday morning.  So with the lock down I have been keeping up a regular practice by doing a work out here at home.  What helps me, I believe, is the music I choose to listen to!  With a Google home device I am able to listen to any radio station in the world.  I enjoy up beat blues music and I’ve found  a station that plays what I like at the same time I work out.  It gives me variety and inspiration to build a sweat.  Which is so important to me!

Something else which is important to each person’s well being is clean fresh air.  So, each Sunday my girlfriend and I walk up and over Mt Coot-Tha, here in Brisbane, Queensland. The trails we choose to walk are of a variety of inclines providing a different challenge each week.  We choose the trails to make us sweat and find it a wonderful work out for our legs and lungs. Each time we go we notice how much further we can get before asking to stop for a breather.  As I’m blind there’s an added challenge of exercise and walking on unstable ground. My girlfriend participates in pole fit classes and she is really appreciating the extra exercise, even though she is shattered by the time it takes us to get to the  BBQ for lunch!

“Every journey is an adventure and every day is an experience. “

My intention in writing this blog is to show that even though times are different these days with COVID it doesn’t mean you should curl up and wait for the gym to open or hope that friends will ask you to get out and go somewhere.  You are the person who defines your goals now and for your future.  Many people have been forced to realise that jobs may not always be there and that money doesn’t come all that easy. 

In response to this, people have had to alter their routines and way of thinking about their future and what sort of lifestyle they wish to live.  Many people have lost their jobs and have had to be innovative in how they supplement their income.  Great for now!  Who knows what will happen once the businesses are up and functioning again.  Businesses have down sized, not only in the office, but in the number of employees too!  I know of this as currently I am also ringing businesses and talking with staff who are working from home.  Technology is on our side right now and that is facilitating restructuring.

There is an option for your future lifestyle and you have the choice of what it will look like.  Mine is to be fit, healthy and help as many people I can to improve their lifestyle to be what they want, not what they feel they have to settle for.

I listened to a Zoom call today by the company I am associated and I heard a wonderful term for a single mother.  Sharon, five time world boxing champion, calls herself an Independent Mother.

Know anyone who wants to be an Independent Mother?  Let me know!

Meditation for your Mind

Meditation for your Mind

Meditation for your mind – A guide to living happily and stress free.


Looking after our health is vital to living a long and happy life. But how do you ensure that you’re looking after all aspects of your well-being? This blog is part of a series of seven blogs on this topic.

Seven Elements for Well-being

We’ve come up with a list of seven elements that we believe contribute to living a healthy, happy life. Over the next weeks we’ll look at them one by one –

Fire – Take a daily dose of sun and grab some vitamin D
Water – Hydration is fundamental and bathing is pretty important too!
Air – Fresh air, take it in with simple breathing exercises
Earth – Grounding through Meditation (the importance of controlling your thoughts and relaxing your mind) and Family (embrace your close relationships to share experiences and life milestones)
Exercise – There’s no denying how vital exercise is to health and we discuss several types with big benefits
Keeping it Simple – Bartering, working to support your lifestyle and reducing material stressors


Your daily life includes a lot of tasks and chores that need to be done. Often, adults get stressed due to the work load at office or daily chores at home.

Young people get stressed due to their academic work, peer pressure and sometimes due to the fear of missing out.

Stress can prove to be harmful for your mental and physical health. The most well-known, mindful way of getting relief from this stress and relaxing your mind is through meditation.

Meditation has been practised on earth since ancient times. It has been proven to keep a persons mind calm and free from worries. It is not only recommended for people who are under stress, but is also beneficial to anyone who practices it. It keeps your mind sound and away from any worries and triggers the flow of energy from the universe in to your being.

A healthy lifestyle keeps you happy, and in addition to meditation, you must also ensure that you are living a sustainable life and eating healthily. It’s helpful to consume organic food and organic skincare to keep yourself away from impurities.

Importance of Meditation in your Daily Life

Better Sleep – Meditation triggers relaxation in your brain which aids in sleeping well. If you suffer from insomnia, mediation is the key to get a good night sleep.

Sharpens Memory – Meditation helps you gain mindfulness and makes you aware of your surroundings. It helps you concentrate well and keeps you away from distractions, hence, developing your short-term memory.

Elevates your Mood – Meditating regularly keeps you happy and maintains a flow of positive and constructive thoughts in your mind.

If you want to maintain a healthy living meditation is the key for you. It keeps you less stressed, improves health, helps you sleep better and makes a positive impact on your life.

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About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

organic australian groceries and products