Reflecting on 2018

In my last blog, I mentioned the value to be found in taking time to close off the year before proceeding to 2019.  The response from a long-time friend was to please give some direction as to how to do this process, so I thought I would devote this last blog for 2018...

How are you choosing to look back on 2018?

As we hit the downward slope to the end of another year, the tendency for most of us is to look back and decide whether it has been a good year, or not.   This is, in fact, an important process to complete before we embark on our goals for 2019.  I would like to add a...

Are you an Elder Orphan?

This week I am doing a workshop for an Adult Education programme on Elder Orphans.  I came across the term a few years ago, and it stuck with me because I am an elder orphan myself.  I have no children who might step in and support me when I am frail and infirm.   So...

Do we need less sleep as we age?

  Do you have difficulty getting 7-8 hours unbroken sleep at night?  Do you tell yourself that the older you are the less sleep you need?  Yes, that is what our parents believed, but science is proving otherwise. Virtually every process in our body can be improved...

Does your computer control your life?

  A public holiday on a Monday and 6 days without access to a computer have played havoc with my life!  Still counting the losses on email addresses, passwords and usernames, but my motto is better late than never.  Does your life also feel like it is falling apart...

Declutter and de-stress

  My weekend cottage is now empty and clean and ready for the new owners.  But….. my house in the city is now FULL of clutter!  In my last newsletter I promised I would tell you how I dealt with it all.  I discovered de-cluttering is a long process with no ONE...

Is it time to let go?

I have spent the last couple of weeks packing up a second house that I have owned in the country for the past 12 years.   The problem is that I have already reduced my living space in the city because I am renting out my guest room and study to supplement my...