Shade to Light

When something horrendous happens, our brains automatically shut off the pain as protection. We need some time initially, to come to terms with what we’ve been told has really happened. It’s not a dream.  Reality sets in all too soon with making arrangements.  Each day passes and you feel a little bit better.  Fast forward … Continue reading Shade to Light

32 ways to be insensitive to someone grieving

Grief, death, loss and mourning are topics kept well under the carpet. So, when someone comes across someone in pain, they can say the wrong thing. The experiences of insensitivity far outweighs a loving and compassionate reason. I asked people to share the insensitive comments they received. These were actually said and they were experienced … Continue reading 32 ways to be insensitive to someone grieving

100 year life span

What changes with a 100 year life span?

For this article, we look just at the changes in post work and then see how this has an impact on work and education. The traditional three life phase approach is as follows With a life expectancy, the majority of life is spent working and this funds a retirement of little over 10 years.  As … Continue reading What changes with a 100 year life span?

Tuning in better

My journey and tuning in better

It is funny how we somehow disassociate our journey from what we are meant to do in this life. I’ve spent the past four years living the aging without limits model. I know I had made huge changes in my life after my daughter died. I didn’t put the two together until a week or … Continue reading My journey and tuning in better

Reflections of life, loss and courage

Standing here, now in my 60s, I can see a theme of losses and grief ebbing and flowing through my life. Not sure whether I’ve more or less, that doesn’t matter. What I have realised is that each loss gives us an opportunity for transformation. It’s an opportunity to take stock and decide how we … Continue reading Reflections of life, loss and courage

Effects of stress in just six weeks

The past two months have been hugely stressful and, as a result, my health has suffered. What happened? In January, I was going to the gym five times a week and had the biggest change in my fitness. Diet was on track. I was eating mostly vegetables combining raw and lightly cooked. Stuff arrived to … Continue reading Effects of stress in just six weeks

Pain is a cry for help

Pain is our body’s cry for help

I’ve been doing research and found that people in their 40s start to have twinges, creaks and pain when they move. Despite this being a common phenomenon, it is cause for alarm. Anyone who has creaking, twinges and pain, please take notice. Our bodies are regenerating organisms. They are built to serve us and they … Continue reading Pain is our body’s cry for help

Knowjng what you don’t want is only going give you that

Knowing what we don’t want

There’s nothing new with eating healthy, exercising daily, having people around you for love and support. What is new are the reasons why these things are very important. Research results over and over highlight the significance of taking action to live fully, live long, live well. Our lifestyle choices, throughout our lives, have a huge … Continue reading Knowing what we don’t want

Get the Legals done

Get the legals in place

Your parents may be getting older and still have many years yet. Though, sometimes, we don’t know when illness takes hold and some serious decisions need to be taken. Remember, medical science has increased the longevity and at the expense of health. The generation in their 70s, 80s and beyond tend to be stubborn in … Continue reading Get the legals in place

Feeling good with laughter

Feeling good with laughter

Laughter feels so good. It releases serotonin and endorphins which helps balance the stress hormones - cortisol, adrenaline and dopamine. Yet, when we are stressed or unhappy, it is one of the last responses we do. Yet, laughter is essential for us to feel connected with people. It’s a way humans bond together. We are … Continue reading Feeling good with laughter