Harvesting Your Wisdom

As we mature, many of us become attracted to the idea of cultivating the wisdom inside of us. This is a wonderful and noble pursuit. And yet there’s an essential part we might miss. Cultivating anything – whether a crop or something else – isn’t enough. We must harvest, too, if anyone is to enjoy […]

Some Effects of Stress Exposure on your Brain 

Chronic stress has many effects on the brain including changes in brain functioning, changes in brain structure, changes to hormones and neurotransmitters, disruption in synapse regulation, shortening of the chromosomes, changes in the proportion of white to grey matter in the brain, and alteration of gene expression. I want to keep this fairly simple so […]

Turn your time and your home into Income 

This year has been a trying time for many.  Our incomes have been reduced or some of us have lost our jobs. We now have a little more time on our hands.   What are we to do with it?  If you are in a situation where you have a property with spare rooms or a […]

A Better Way to Explain Life on Earth

The global pandemic has disrupted everything we call normal life. The disruption has been so catastrophic that there is fear among experts that this is only a “starter pandemic.” COVID is less infectious than the measles and less fatal than SARS. Instead of using this fact to stoke fear, we can do a great deal […]

The Joy of Aging

Pat Whitty I’m thinking about the Law of Conservation of Energy today. This law, first proposed and tested by Émilie du Châtelet, means that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another. I wonder if that applies to aging. We view aging as […]

How to be more efficient: stop ‘Precrastinating’

By Maddy Savage and Ginevra Boni Putting off important jobs until the last moment, procrastination, is a well-known behaviour, but ‘precrastination’ can be just as dangerous. Whether or not we care to admit it, we’re all familiar with procrastination: waiting until the last minute to catch up with pressing tasks, often leading to subpar or incomplete […]

Coronavirus is creating retirement insecurity. These 10 steps can defuse the time bomb of an ageing population

To redesign a retirement that builds the necessary financial resilience for longer lives, the World Economic Forum and Mercer have created a ten-point checklist to redesign retirement.  Safeguarding financial wellness requires an all-encompassing view of a person. This means considering their tangible assets (including savings and property), but also less tangible assets such as health, […]