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

Positivity boost

Positivity boost Following my recent Balance for Better article for International Women’s Day, I’ve been inspired to focus on positivity this week. Our busy modern lives are full of millions of different stimuli – I won’t bamboozle you with the detail, but it is mindboggling.  Despite immense processing power our brains are not sophisticated enough to [...]

By |2019-03-27T20:59:45+00:00March 27th, 2019|Articles, Mind|1 Comment

Body image – You are perfect right now!

Penny Hackney – aka The Cheerful Chick – is an Australian blogger and style mentor for over 35’s who is on a mission to encourage women everywhere to live their most colourful and confident life. Colour guru and wardrobe wiz, Penny can help you discover the colours and styles that love you, so you never [...]

By |2019-02-13T19:58:55+00:00February 13th, 2019|Articles, Health, Mind, Youthfulness|2 Comments

12 ways to protect yourself from the January blues

  12 ways to protect yourself from January blues It may just be me, but January seems to be dragging on a bit. What felt like a much needed (and welcomed) return to normality a few weeks ago, now feels almost like a penance. Normally one of life’s optimists, even I’m feeling down and lethargic.  [...]

By |2019-01-23T20:48:13+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

Ever feel like an imposter in your own life? 

Ever feel like an imposter in your own life?  If you find yourself doubting your accomplishments or experiencing a fear of being exposed as a fraud, you may be experiencing a case of “imposter syndrome”. Whether you’re familiar with the term imposter syndrome or not, the symptoms are surprisingly common.  Leaving imposter syndrome unchecked, however, could [...]

By |2019-02-24T21:51:52+00:00January 16th, 2019|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

Expanding our comfort zones to keep youthful

Expanding our comfort zones to keep youthful I’ve probably mentioned “comfort zones” in a number of previous blogs, as it’s a concept I think about a lot. I lead a busy life across a number of different dimensions, including being a parent, an employee, a coach and a blogger. I find myself stepping (or leaping) [...]

By |2018-11-21T19:56:02+00:00November 21st, 2018|Articles, Mind|1 Comment

Gratitude & 10 things I’m truly grateful for

Gratitude & 10 things I’m truly grateful for I’ve been meaning to write about gratitude for a while, but have been unsure how to go about this without sounding smug. Gratitude is the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. I feel I am tremendously privileged across many elements of my life. In fact, I’m [...]

By |2018-10-17T18:37:14+00:00October 17th, 2018|Articles, Mind|2 Comments

Mind – Embrace change to stay youthful

Embrace change to stay youthful Like many people, I tend to be a creature of habit in some respects of my life. This can be useful – it can make life more predictable, comfortable and efficient – in particular when developing and keeping good habits. It can arguably make dropping bad habits harder. As many [...]

By |2018-09-26T17:48:06+00:00September 26th, 2018|Articles, Mind|1 Comment

Six constructive steps for dealing with overwhelm

Six constructive steps for dealing with overwhelm I’m writing this blog on the first day of September. Last week I caught myself saying “I feel overwhelmed by September”. Now I’m here and I’m dealing with it, so what steps have I taken and how do I feel now? This September is a busy month for [...]

By |2018-09-05T18:15:31+00:00September 5th, 2018|Articles, Mind|3 Comments

Life too serious? Time for more fun!

Life too serious? Time for more fun! It recently dawned on me that I had become way too serious. It’s not that my life doesn’t contain enjoyable parts, but fun didn’t seem too high on the agenda - and fun and enjoyment are not the same. Over the last few weeks I’ve been embarking on [...]

By |2018-08-22T21:44:18+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles, Mind, Youthfulness|4 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