Age Life Balance focuses on enjoying a rich, satisfying and balanced life today, with an eye on tomorrow.

Do Something Different

  Do Something Different This follows on from an earlier post called “Does the prospect of having to work until your late 60s fill you with fear and dread?”. To recap - you have 3 main options: do nothing and carry on your current path, ignoring the problem, or chooseto thrive in your current line [...]

By |2019-01-09T18:56:04+00:00January 9th, 2019|Articles, Interests, Work|0 Comments

Cacao & Meditation – being open to new experiences

  Cacao & Meditation – being open to new experiences  A couple of weeks ago, on a lovely warm Sunday afternoon, I attended a Shamanic Workshop & Cacao Ceremony. This was organised and hosted by a friend from my village. Having absolutely no idea what I was letting myself in for, in the spirit of [...]

By |2018-08-08T18:20:39+00:00August 8th, 2018|Articles, Interests, Mind|1 Comment

Interests – Is this really it?

Interests - Is this really it? I’m surprised, saddened and excited by some of the conversations I’ve had lately. People often mention their future dreams in passing, and then dismiss them almost immediately afterwards. Maybe I’m listening better. Maybe I’m asking the right questions. Maybe people are sharing more with me. I’m fortunate that I [...]

By |2018-04-18T19:40:26+00:00April 18th, 2018|Articles, Interests|1 Comment

Interests – Reading for pleasure

Speaking to friends and acquaintances, some claim that they don’t have exciting interests. Some don’t even believe they have interests. The aim of this article is to show that interests don’t have to be exciting to be enjoyable -  and can be accessible to a wide population, with a little resourcefulness and imagination. Interests – [...]

By |2018-04-10T20:17:28+00:00April 4th, 2018|Articles, Interests|3 Comments

Interests – indoors activities

Interests - indoors activities We are fast approaching the winter solstice and the days are increasingly dark and cold. As much as I love the outdoors, it’s good to have some indoor interests to turn to, to keep me going through the winter months. When I interviewed my Dad as part of the Words of [...]

By |2018-05-16T18:06:55+00:00December 20th, 2017|Articles, Interests|0 Comments

Interests – what gets you up in the morning?

Interests – what gets you up in the morning? I initially came up with the idea for this blog one Sunday morning this summer, when I was up early for one reason or another. It seemed to be the nth early Sunday in a row. As I was going about my business, I noticed that [...]

By |2017-09-27T19:44:56+00:00September 27th, 2017|Articles, Interests|2 Comments

Interests – Do you live with purpose?

Interests – Do you live with purpose? This is my first Interests article, but it links closely with some of the Minds topics. Today’s article considers a sense of purpose. My aim is not to go too deep on this subject, but I think it’s useful to take a look at purpose before examining different [...]

By |2017-08-13T09:36:51+00:00July 12th, 2017|Articles, Interests|1 Comment

Interests for everyone

Interests for everyone I’d imagine that most people have interests even if they don’t specifically call them this. We could refer to them as hobbies, past-times, likes, passions and so on. Some might be fleeting or come and go at different life stages, while other interests could last throughout our lives. There are so many [...]

By |2017-08-12T16:58:18+00:00April 12th, 2017|Articles, Interests, Mind|0 Comments