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
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?
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
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
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
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
Have you heard people, or even yourself referring to a momentary loss of memory as a ‘Senior Moment.’ There isn’t any such thing. It’s a display of memory decay. Researchers have found developing brain fog in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s is a sign of trouble. The good news is that it’s not irreversible. … Continue reading Put the brakes on aging
There’s a lot around about gratitude and it is easy to nod and say, yes I am grateful for everything in my life. At an intellectual level, this may be true. The proof of gratitude is in our behaviour. It’s effects how we show up in our lives. Think of gratitude as being our in-breath. … Continue reading Why I love gratitude