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

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

Time for more fun, when life gets too serious

Time for more fun, when life gets too serious 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 [...]

By |2019-05-29T17:04:26+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

Triumph Through Adversity

Triumph Through Adversity Last Friday night was our children’s school’s annual ‘End of year BBQ’. This is an event enjoyed by parents and pupils alike and has built up a good following in our small village school over the years. It also coincided with the first, and only, rainfall we’ve experienced in many weeks. While [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:07:21+00:00July 25th, 2018|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

How to set and achieve your goals

How to set and achieve your goals! On Sunday I completed my first Standard distance triathlon! I appreciate that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea – especially sinking in a weedy river at 8am on a Sunday – but I wanted to share my journey for the useful lessons I’ve learned along the way [...]

By |2018-07-04T20:01:05+00:00July 4th, 2018|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

What makes you think you can ignore me?!

What makes you think you can ignore me?! Age Life Balance has two main aims – the first being to raise our awareness about ageing, and the second being to inspire us to take some action. I have some control over the first. I have been banging my drum for well over a year now [...]

By |2018-05-30T18:20:08+00:00May 30th, 2018|Articles, Mind|2 Comments

Old dog new tricks – learning something new

Old dog new tricks – learning something new Ironically, even though I’m an accountant and have always been “good with numbers”, I’ve long struggled with Sudoku. It’s not like I’ve tried particularly hard with it before, but it’s something that I’ve casually attempted now and again, realised I couldn’t get my head around it, and [...]

By |2018-05-10T19:46:55+00:00May 10th, 2018|Articles, Mind|0 Comments