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

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+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Articles, Interests|0 Comments

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+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Articles, Interests|2 Comments

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 | 2018-03-28T17:45:19+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Articles, Youthfulness|1 Comment

Travel – The call of the mountains

Travel - The call of the mountains Some people crave sunshine and warmth. I crave the mountains. Fortunately, I’m not alone here and mountain holidays are given priority in our family. Just back from our latest mountain fix, I wanted to share some of my passion for the mountains with you. I begin by sharing [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:55:35+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Articles, Travel|0 Comments

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+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Articles, Youthfulness|3 Comments

Finances – Expenditure – money going out – part 2 of 2

Finances - Expenditure – money going out – part 2 of 2 In last week’s article, I introduced you to the Financial Hierarchy of Needs  and I covered Basic Necessities and Safety & Security.  It’s important to get these things sorted before addressing higher needs.  This article looks at the remaining four expenditure types which [...]

By | 2018-01-24T19:16:00+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Articles, Finance|0 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+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Articles, Interests|0 Comments

Insights – lessons learned in my first year

Insights – lessons learned in my first year As I approach the one-year anniversary of the idea for Age Life Balance, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on what I’ve learned so far. Indeed, this is a question that I’ve been asked by a number of readers. I’ll first tell you [...]

By | 2018-05-16T18:08:02+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Articles, Other|4 Comments

Practicalities – couples of different ages

Practicalities – couples of different ages There’s no doubt that the 25-year age gap between French President Emanuel Macron and his glamorous wife has sparked lots of media interest. But they’re not the first well-known couple with a large age gap, and undoubtedly won’t be the last. As this is not something exclusive to the [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:41:00+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Articles, Practicalities|1 Comment