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Reducing Stress

Many of us think of stress as a minor annoyance. It is something that feels inevitable. In reality, reducing stress is not only possible – it is essential to health and happiness after 60.

Are We Selfish for Having the Occasional Pity Party During Pandemic Times?
7 days ago

Are We Selfish for Having the Occasional Pity Party During Pandemic Times?

By  •  Mindset

A couple of weeks ago we did a drive by for my grandson’s seventh birthday. It was the second grandchild birthday that I’ve had to miss due to the Covid pandemic…
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How Do You Battle Obsession After 60? My Sweet Tooth Closed the Deal
2 weeks ago

How Do You Battle Obsession After 60? My Sweet Tooth Closed the Deal

You know what I’m talking about. You walk into an office and there, on the receptionist’s desk, sits that innocent bowl of candy tempting you. Not one of those bowls with unwrapped morsels and a scoop. I won’t touch them. Who knows what grubby little fingers have been in there? Read More

Why You Need to Figure Out Your #1 Self-Care Habit (and Stick to It)
2 weeks ago

Why You Need to Figure Out Your #1 Self-Care Habit (and Stick to It)

By  •  Lifestyle

Finding time for self-care can be tricky. We may be self-isolating, but for many of us, life is as busy as it’s ever been. We’re working, taking care of family members, babysitting grandkids via Skype…
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The Complicated Relationship Between Stress and Nutrition for Women Over 50 (7 Things You Need to Know!)
2 weeks ago

The Complicated Relationship Between Stress and Nutrition for Women Over 50 (7 Things You Need to Know!)

Stress is an inescapable and unavoidable part of life. Common stressful events may include a new job or project, raising kids, managing household finances, being a caregiver, or the passing of a spouse or family member…
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Don’t Let Covid-19 Fear Hold You Hostage
1 month ago

Don’t Let Covid-19 Fear Hold You Hostage

By  •  Mindset

Sometimes, it’s just all too much. If we only knew that the end was in sight, that by X date life would return to normal, that work would resume, income would flow again…
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Lockdown Challenges and How I Learned to Handle the Zoom Room
1 month ago

Lockdown Challenges and How I Learned to Handle the Zoom Room

By  •  Lifestyle

They say, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” If ever there was an aphorism with which I totally disagree, and which I continue to challenge, then this is the one!
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Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?
2 months ago

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?

I’d like to talk about a difficult topic, depression – and what we may be teaching our children and grandchildren about revealing vulnerability. Or not teaching them. Read More

How to Relax and Relieve Stress with Your Very Own Home Retreat
2 months ago

How to Relax and Relieve Stress with Your Very Own Home Retreat

Going on an organised retreat can be expensive and requires travel. To save both cash and time you can set up a retreat for yourself – and maybe a friend or two – and enjoy a relaxed time of self-nurturing without leaving home…

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Locked Down in Paradise: Finding a Practical Way to Manage the Stress
2 months ago

Locked Down in Paradise: Finding a Practical Way to Manage the Stress

Much like the rest of the world, Koh Lanta is locked down. No one can get off the island, and no one can get on. There are exceptions for medical personnel and food delivery…
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About Time – Can We Ever Have Enough of It?
2 months ago

About Time – Can We Ever Have Enough of It?

By  •  Mindset

Time is a very strange phenomenon. For most of our lives, we don’t have enough. We struggle with children and jobs and housework and think “If only I had more time, I would get on with…”
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