Single is great. There’s no one else to consult or negotiate with about what you want to do on a weekend. No sharing a bathroom. And, only one mess to clean up – your own. Whether always single, divorced, or widowed, as we get older we may just want company. But, night clubs and bars […]
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Entries by Catherine Rickwood
I rarely read, listen or watch biographies or autobiographies. Sometimes though there’s a story that unexpectedly touches and inspires me. This is one of those stories. Read on to hear the story and why I found it so encouraging.
Recently I attended a forum on ‘Humour and Happiness for Healthy Ageing‘. It was interesting, fun, and informative. This is some of what I learned.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics nearly one-third of all Australians, that’s 4.4 million Australians, do voluntary work contributing 704.1 million hours of labour. We know that remaining active and engaged in life is essential to living a long, happy, and healthy life. However, who would have guessed that volunteering could provide these physical and […]
Whilst some of us are happy to move to a retirement village when we’re older it’s not for everyone. I’m probably in this latter group. However, a danger of remaining at home is loneliness and isolation and potentially poorer health. Keep reading to learn what we need to consider to remain healthy and happy if […]
A number of years ago I caught a train from Sydney to Canberra. The train left Sydney late morning so the majority of passengers were pensioners. I sat opposite a lovely couple and, as is my tendency, we chatted. Their story is one I’ve not forgotten, so I thought I’d share it with you here.
Imagine embracing each passing year. Truly embracing. Wrapping your arms around being that one year older and genuinely looking forward to the year ahead. Celebrating what you’ve learned and looking forward to the challenges and lessons ahead. This does not mean life is a bowl of roses, Pollyanna like. It’s accepting what is, with all […]
The other day I was walking down the street and I noticed someone wearing a t-shirt with this slogan: “It took me 60 years to be this good looking.” I smiled.
OK. It is Hollywood. It is a little unreal. BUT, it’s fun, funny, and I like some of what it suggests (albeit in a Hollywood way). Here’s what I think we can learn from this movie:
The pursuit of youth and desire to remain young niggles. Just yesterday a friend and I were walking through an area filled with young people. We admired their youth and talked about the beauty of youth in our own children. In almost the same breath we both agreed that we love being exactly our age (we’re […]