Campervan plans 2022

My campervan has been so useful for a trip to see family or to pick up work shifts far away and sleep in for a night or two, but for 2022 I am planning trips away. I want to spend time wild camping where I can (it seems to be getting harder post pandemic) and … Continue reading Campervan plans 2022


Decade of Healthy Ageing

The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing is a global collaboration that brings together international agencies, governments, civil society, private sector, academia, professionals and the media to improve the lives of older people (over 60) for a life of meaning and dignity. The decade will address four areas for action: Age friendly environments - better … Continue reading Decade of Healthy Ageing

Let’s stop acting as if life ends after 40

My parents followed a path towards 'old age' - work until you are 60. Stop working and sit in front of the TV all day and night until you die. In fact once you get to 40 stop moving, stop eating well, continue to eat and drink the same amount you did when you were … Continue reading Let’s stop acting as if life ends after 40

Mindfulness Being Vs Doing

Doing of mindfulness When a student first decides that they want to learn how to use mindfulness, a common mistake is to begin by looking at what they need to “DO” - what effort needs to be applied. What complex thinking needs to be done in order to achieve a result or focus on an … Continue reading Mindfulness Being Vs Doing

What Is Mindfulness

So, what is mindfulness? Well, simply put, mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment, with curiosity and without judgement. Non-judgement awareness of your experience moment to moment helps to shine a light on some of the most stressful ways we can relate to our inner and outer world. When you “pay attention” to … Continue reading What Is Mindfulness

Van driving challenges

I drove my van to work on Monday 18th July and haven't touched it since. I know I need to be braver, face the unknown and wait for the unfamiliar to become familiar, but it's a little scary. Swapping from a car to a van and the difference in size was one challenge I knew … Continue reading Van driving challenges