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Getting Older

Getting older isn’t a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let’s explore and celebrate the aging process together!

Let’s Say No to Aging Stereotypes and Embrace Our True Selves
2 years ago

Let’s Say No to Aging Stereotypes and Embrace Our True Selves

By  •  Lifestyle

So, I’m busy deleting all those Facebook sidebar adverts for funeral plans, lawyers who will arrange Power of Attorney and annuity providers when it suddenly hits me: who the cotton-picking heck do these people think I am? Closely followed by: who do I think I am? Read More

How Has Your Definition of Home Changed Over the Decades?
2 years ago

How Has Your Definition of Home Changed Over the Decades?

By  •  Mindset

What does “home” mean to you?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Read More

Anxious About Getting Older? Here’s How to Get Back on Track
2 years ago

Anxious About Getting Older? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

I smiled when I read the following quote by David Bowie: “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.”

I’ve been mindful of this mantra every day of my life since the age of 50. Read More

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older
2 years ago

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older

By  •  Mindset

One of the joys of being a writer in my mid-60s is editing out of my life all the things I really don’t want to do, don’t have time to do, or that other people mistakenly think I ought to do. Read More

What No One Tells You About Getting Older, Until it’s Too Late
2 years ago

What No One Tells You About Getting Older, Until it’s Too Late

By  •  Lifestyle

I’ve always has a “so-what” approach to getting older. In my youth, I did all those foolhardy things we are warned to avoid – I drank to much, I partied all night and I never went sunbathing without first dowsing myself in virgin olive oil to make sure I got a deep brown. How foolish was I? The answer is very foolish indeed. Read More

List-less in London – The Joys of Getting Busier with Age
2 years ago

List-less in London – The Joys of Getting Busier with Age

By  •  Mindset

Who was it that said they wished they could get to the top of the stairs before they forgot why they wanted to go up there the first place? No, I don’t remember either, but the first three words of that sentence are kind of becoming the leitmotif for my life. Read More

Who Are You Calling an Old Biddy? How to Describe Modern Aging
2 years ago

Who Are You Calling an Old Biddy? How to Describe Modern Aging

By  •  Mindset

Let’s face it. After the “Over the Hill” birthday cards, banners and party favors begin at age 50, the onslaught of terms used to describe the universal process of getting older – well, really suck. Read More

Everything I Was Told About Getting Older Was Wrong
2 years ago

Everything I Was Told About Getting Older Was Wrong

By  •  Mindset

Getting older was something that I always heard the women in my family talk about. They discussed how awful the “change” was and said that life would never be the same again. It was always a very sad and disappointing topic. Read More

What’s the Point of Getting Older?
2 years ago

What’s the Point of Getting Older?

When we are younger, our birthdays are milestones for largely superficial reasons. Maybe we look forward to turning 21 so that we can, officially, go out drinking with our friends. Perhaps we fear turning 30… or 40… or 50 because of the new wrinkles that each decade brings. Read More

Rebranding 60 – It’s Time to Start Living!
2 years ago

Rebranding 60 – It’s Time to Start Living!

By  •  Mindset

Bridget and I once lived on a little island in the English Channel. We did all the usual things. We got married and had children. Between us, we had various projects, like founding a prep school and running an estate agency. We even wrote a TV cartoon series and founded IVA (International Virtual Assistants). Read More

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