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

Make-up to turn up my brightness

Last week, for the first time in my life, I learned how to apply make-up. I’m not saying I’ve never used make-up before, I have and I do, but I’ve never actually learned how to apply it before. I attended a make-up class for one, led by the delightful Mary Blackhurst Hill of House of [...]

By |2019-07-08T05:27:24+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Articles, Youthfulness|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

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

Life changing journey – Getting rid of excess weight

Life changing journey - Getting rid of excess weight This week, I met up for a long-overdue chat with a lady I’d met at the beginning of the year. We initially met through a mutual friend and had got chatting about this and that. Pam is a bubbly, attractive looking lady in her mid-50s. I [...]

By |2018-08-15T18:49:55+00:00August 15th, 2018|Articles, Health, Youthfulness|1 Comment

Youthfulness – 20 ways to act my shoe size, not my age!

Youthfulness - 20 ways to act my shoe size, not my age! Out and about with my kids the other day I was reminded of the expression, “Act your age, not your shoe size!”. This generally implies immaturity, either being said to adults acting like overgrown children or to school-age children acting like overgrown toddlers. [...]

By |2019-05-12T20:46:11+00:00March 27th, 2018|Articles, Youthfulness|1 Comment

Youthfulness – My style journey – article 2

Youthfulness – My style journey – article 2 You’ll have learned in my last article that I’ve been working with Alex from Stylepeg for a kind of style makeover. This isn’t intended to be a glitzy quick fix that I’ll enjoy momentarily before sloping back into my old habits, but more a gradual adoption of [...]

By |2018-02-21T19:20:02+00:00February 14th, 2018|Articles, Youthfulness|4 Comments

Youthfulness – My style journey – article 1

Youthfulness – My style journey – article 1 I’m not someone that I’d describe as stylish. I never have been if I’m particularly honest. I recall enjoying clothes shopping when I was younger, especially in my teens and twenties. But as I got older, with greater demands on my time, I enjoyed shopping less and [...]

By |2018-02-07T19:33:42+00:00February 7th, 2018|Articles, Youthfulness|1 Comment

Youthfulness – a little bit of what you fancy

Youthfulness – a little bit of what you fancy One youthfulness tip that stood out for me from my Words of Wisdom initiative was to “do a little bit of what you fancy”. This can obviously take different forms for different people, but I wanted to share my interpretation of this one. Birthday treat For [...]

By |2017-12-13T19:22:14+00:00December 13th, 2017|Articles, Youthfulness|0 Comments

Youthfulness – Skin and ageing

Youthfulness – Skin and ageing The condition of our skin is one of the main visible indicators of the aging process. As we age the collagen in our skin loses its elasticity and its former plumpness, becoming thinner and more wrinkled. We cannot stop this process, but there are things that we can do to [...]

By |2017-10-11T21:18:01+00:00October 4th, 2017|Articles, Youthfulness|0 Comments