Growing Older – Something to Celebrate

Society has a propensity for looking at aging as something bad, we need to start changing the focus - what if we approach aging with curiosity?  As something to be celebrated, and worth exploring? I've met and been in conversation with a number of older people, mainly women, all of a certain age and at first a similar outlook on the aging process - they don't like it.  The conversation usually starts with me asking them how they are, and they have not been afraid to tell me!  So then I ask 'what is the best thing about growing older?'  It's amazing [...]

By |2019-10-09T17:00:16-08:00October 9th, 2019|Aging, Learning, Self Improvement|Comments Off on Growing Older – Something to Celebrate

Talking about Death

Did I make you stop? Did my headline stop you in your tracks?  Death is a funny thing, it's inevitable.  And, as someone once said, we're not getting out of here alive, however many of us find it hard to talk about.  I don't have a problem talking about my own with my kids, they already say I'm weird, so this this is another example to add to their list, but to raise it in conversation with others hmmm, that's more difficult. Why now? Recently a number of I, and friends and colleagues have been touch by death, and the discussion has [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:20:54-08:00August 27th, 2019|Aging, Life - general, Retirement Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Talking about Death

Pesky Habits – Tiny Changes

Small Changes A couple of weeks ago I posted a question on what small change can people make today to improve their health for tomorrow?  Not a major lifestyle changes like trying a new diet or embarking on yet another exercise plan, but rather one small change like eating an extra serving of vegetables at dinner, or standing up and walking around the desk for two minutes twice a day. 'Atomic Habits' James Clear in his book Atomic Habits suggests that making small changes can be effective in changing our habits.  He makes the argument for a two-minute rule, so “do thirty [...]

By |2019-08-07T13:19:15-08:00August 7th, 2019|Aging, Learning, Life - general|Comments Off on Pesky Habits – Tiny Changes

If you knew when you were to die, what would you do differently?

What would you do differently? "If you knew when you were going to die, what would you do differently?"  This was the question posed to me by my friend and business partner Christine.  I've calculated if I want to live a healthy happy life and maybe die at 93, (why 93, I have no idea!) then I have approximately 10,950 days left! Next Question So the next question is, how am I living each day?  Is it filled with joy and laughter, am I doing work I love, or am I allowing stress and upset to bring me down?  Am I willing [...]

By |2019-06-06T19:32:59-08:00June 6th, 2019|Aging, Learning, Life - general|Comments Off on If you knew when you were to die, what would you do differently?

What to do with Worry & Anxiety

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha      “That was great for Buddha, he didn’t live today, when life is running at a breakneck pace and if I don’t anticipate and worry about tomorrow I won’t be successful!”  How many times have you said that or something similar? How much time do you spend worrying?  I remember a time when worrying was a daily habit!  Yep I [...]

By |2019-05-01T17:46:01-08:00May 1st, 2019|Aging, Balance, Life - general, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to do with Worry & Anxiety

Getting out of your Comfort Zone

How often do you try something new?  Me, not often enough and that is why over the next 11 months I’m going to do something each month that pulls me out of my comfort zone.  I say 11 months because I already completed the first in March! In March I did something that I’ve never had the courage to do before – I entered politics!  I have spent a lot of time delving into politics. Working behind the scenes, supporting other women with their dreams of entering government at many levels.  My kids spent their childhood watching elections taking place in Canada, and  [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:28:17-08:00April 4th, 2019|Aging|Comments Off on Getting out of your Comfort Zone

Age – Positive or Negative

Do you blame old age for the aches and pains you feel today?  Have you excused your bad memory because ‘it’s old age?’  Ever wondered how these simple thoughts or loud excuses impact the picture you have of yourself, or how others view you, as well as how they begin or continue to view what they consider ‘old age’? Yesterday a colleague (50’s) remarked how much his body hurt ending with ‘oh, it must be my old age!’  My immediate reaction was negative, he wasn't old and yet the remark created a negative image about aging, more so since he’d spent the [...]

By |2019-03-14T16:28:50-08:00March 14th, 2019|Aging, Third Act|Comments Off on Age – Positive or Negative