Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later

Like many people in midlife, I recently had that sudden realization that my health sucked. Not in a life-threatening way, but an overall sense that things could be a whole lot better. Too many years spent at a desk, too little work/life balance, too much stress, and too many excuses not to do anything about… Continue reading Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later

Improving the way we focus and learn as adults

I’m finding my ability to focus and remember things is fading. At first I thought it might be age-related, but now I see it may have more to do with my behaviour. I spend a lot of time reading online. And that is impacting my attention and memory. Our reliance on the internet to get… Continue reading Improving the way we focus and learn as adults

Is the decluttering craze really making us happier?

Have you spent any time decluttering lately? Do you feel more efficient and productive in your workplace, or comfortable in your home and joyful in your life, as a result? Decluttering has become a movement in North America. There has been a spurt of books and articles in the past couple of years on everything from how… Continue reading Is the decluttering craze really making us happier?

The right questions to ask before you retire

How much is enough? In survey after survey on retirement planning, how much we actually need to retire appears to be the number one question pre-retirees have. We are fixated on the fear that we’ll outlive our savings. And that’s not surprising since the currency of our working lives is money. How much we earn,… Continue reading The right questions to ask before you retire

We’re dying of loneliness

Loneliness is coming out of the shadows and, apparently, it’s just in time. According to some disturbing research, the next public health hazard could be social isolation. One study revealed that chronic loneliness increases your chance of dying by a staggering 26 per cent! We’ve all been there. Whether it was because we moved away… Continue reading We’re dying of loneliness

Happy wife, happy life not just a cliche

Happy wife, happy life! We’ve all heard the cliché and like most clichés, it stays in use for a reason. Turns out, there is truth behind those trite words. In addition to common sense, (I mean whose home life wouldn’t be better if our partner was happy all the time?) science is proving in recent years… Continue reading Happy wife, happy life not just a cliche

Take a road trip to the future

On a recent road trip, my husband and I listened to a 70’s radio channel for three whole days. As we sang along to all the ‘oldies’, I couldn’t believe how many of the songs we remembered the lyrics to, (and quite frankly, how stoned the writers must have been to write such nonsensical tunes). Music… Continue reading Take a road trip to the future