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The Positive Ageing Toolbox

Image by Kate Cox from Pixabay “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stageof opportunity and strength”. Betty Friedan – Author and Activist I have just become a sexagenarian. The word sounds pretty cool, possibly exciting however what it really means is that more than two-thirds of my life is over, and I am in the final act.…
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Caregiving – Is your Cup Empty?

Image by Eko Anug from Pixabay “My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.” Nancy L. Kriseman – Social Worker & Author Over the past two years, in my role as a carer coach, I have coached over 100 individuals and one of the things I have…
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What’s an Attitude of Gratitude?

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay “Joy comes to us in moments–ordinary moments.We risk missing out on joy when we get too busychasing down the extraordinary.” Brene Brown – Researcher & Author Lately, I have noticed the word gratitude popping up a lot. In my Facebook feed and in magazines I am reading. I was curious what does…
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How to Calm the Monkeys in Your Mind

Image by _mequable from Pixabay “The fruit of mindfulness practice is the realisation that peace and joyare available within us and around us, right here and right now.” Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhist Monk & Peace Activist Have you ever stood at the zoo watching the monkey enclosure, the monkeys can be sitting quietly, then suddenly they leap…
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A Prescription from Nature – Take 17 mins & call me in the morning

Image by _mequable from Pixabay “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”. John Muir – Naturalist My partner and I take regular breaks away, it’s what we do for self-care. We hit the road; the city disappears into the rear-view mirror as we venture into the bush.  While we drive, I find myself…
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