No one likes being taken for granted. It feels as like being a doormat, an ATM machine or an unpaid taxi driver. Yet, the demands for your time, money and skills become a drain. I am sure there are times in your life, dear reader, when some or all of these things have happened either … Continue reading Appreciation and Gratitude
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
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
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
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
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