Why a Visit to the Hair Salon Could Be Good for Your Mental Health

Recently I had an enlightening experience at the hairdressers. While I was waiting as my husband had his hair cut, I was joined by an older woman. She seemed to be in some discomfort, walking with a limp and a little out of breath. I automatically moved over slightly to make space although it was an unnecessary gesture as there was plenty of room. We smiled and I continued to read a magazine. Shortly afterwards she was ushered away

By |2020-01-28T12:21:33+00:00January 28th, 2020|Psychology, Social, Well-being|0 Comments

Some Healthy Eating Habits for Older Adults

What you eat is important but so is when you eat it We have notions of what healthy eating means, but it all gets very confusing and the advice seems to shift constantly. Sometimes the confusion occurs because there wasn’t any real evidence to support what we have been told by experts and also because new research points us in new directions. Ultimately, any advice, however well-meaning, is only going to help if it fits with our personal preferences

By |2020-01-12T18:07:36+00:00January 12th, 2020|Advice, Health, Nutrition, Well-being|0 Comments

Simplify Your Life and Embrace Slow Living

In praise of pottering about and tweaking things One of my favourite things is to spend time pottering about and tweaking things. Usually, I don’t have a plan, I will look around and rearrange things, maybe go into the garden and pick some flowers or seed heads, or have a tidy-up. This may not sound like the most productive undertaking but I assure you when I reflect on my days spent in this way, I always feel a great sense

By |2020-01-10T16:43:26+00:00January 10th, 2020|Inspiration, Life Lessons, Well-being|0 Comments

Why Baby Boomers Should Resist Any Urge to Join the Ageing Tribe

The importance of social connection across generations What do I mean by the ‘ageing tribe’? The Oxford English Dictionary defines a tribe as ‘a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect’. Recently it has occurred to me that, because of the many conversations that are taking place in social media and more widely in the press, we are forming ‘tribes’ based

By |2020-01-09T16:31:03+00:00January 9th, 2020|Advice, Psychology, Social, Well-being|0 Comments
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