Ageism Causes Unhappiness and Not Just for the Old

Why Anti-ageing Products Are Offensive Recently, I saw a post on Instagram promoting ‘body positivity.’ It was part of a great campaign that aims to dispel the stigma around differences in appearance. Those differences can be visible or hidden and include, for instance, scars. In the video post,

By |February 26th, 2021|Categories: Advice, Psychology, Social, Well-being|0 Comments

How to Grow Old with Youthful Spirit

Making the most of every moment Recently I have taken up a new mantra and it’s this: “Live as though you will last forever but stay mindful that it could all be over tomorrow.” It’s a blend of the stoic reminder Memento Mori, literally ‘Remember that you must

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Psychology, Inspiration, Well-being|0 Comments

Five Self-Talk Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Improving Your Self-talk Will Make You Happier We often equate self-care with physical care, taking enough exercise, rest and relaxation and eating well; we may also meditate or practice yoga to help us relax and reduce stress. But one of the key areas I’ve been working to improve

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Advice, Life Lessons, Psychology, Well-being|0 Comments

Change Your Perspective and Change Your Life

How Some New Thinking Could Help You Live Longer Critical thinking and becoming open to change could be the key to improving your physical and mental health, helping to change your perspective, your life, and maybe even increase your life span. As a health professional, it was

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Advice, Life Lessons, Psychology, Well-being|0 Comments

My Relationship Advice After 40 Years of Marriage

Being in lockdown with my husband for the last four months has been a good test of our relationship and caused me to wonder whether there are key things that keep couples happily together. I don’t usually presume to offer anyone relationship advice, because I truly believe that

By |October 8th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Relationships, Well-being|0 Comments

Does Everything Make You Angry Now You’re Older? Let’s Just Be Kind to One Another

When my daughters were young and having a typical sibling squabble, in desperation I would often ask them ‘are you being kind?’. It was an attempt to avoid becoming involved in their argument and to get them to think about what was really important at that moment. Amazingly,

By |July 25th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Life Lessons, Psychology, Social, Well-being|0 Comments

The Surprising Benefits of Regular Foot Care

Why healthy feet can make all the difference as you grow older Is it possible to write a witty and profound article about feet? Possibly not. But this is important stuff. It could save your life. In his wonderful book ‘Being Mortal’, the surgeon Atul Gawande describes sitting-in

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Health, Life Lessons, Well-being|0 Comments

The Troublesome Mother/Daughter Relationship

Coming to terms with the loss of my mother We celebrated my mother’s 90th birthday last August. Family and friends held a lovely afternoon tea in the sunny dining room of her care home, where she had been living for just a few months. She had fallen

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: Life Lessons, Well-being|0 Comments
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