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

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|3 Comments

Eye surgery – clear vision in sight!

Eye surgery - clear vision in sight! This week I have made a huge decision – I’ve decided to have corrective eye surgery. With vision being one of the key senses, this is not a decision I have taken lightly or arrived at easily. I’m a few months off having the surgery, but I wanted [...]

By |2018-08-01T18:19:20+00:00July 18th, 2018|Articles, Health|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

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|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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 20th, 2017|Articles, Interests|0 Comments