Jul 9, 2019 8:00 am
Do you have a wellness box in your house?
What is a wellness box and why would you want one? Good question. I just invented the idea — or least it appears I might have.
Let me explain.
This past spring, the strong healthy girl...
Jun 25, 2019 8:00 am
an you catch a catfish? This week I am following up my article on overcoming loneliness with some words of caution about online social networks.
If you were paying attention last week you will notice that I made no mention of online dating...
Jun 18, 2019 8:00 am
When you consider that Bermuda is a population of approximately 65,000 sitting on a mere 21 square miles of land, it might initially seem perplexing that a significant number of residents suffer from loneliness.
After all, aren’t...
Jun 11, 2019 8:00 am
If Bermudians of all ages have one thing in common it is a tendency to dislike making and adapting to change.
It’s a little ironic when you consider that the island was discovered and settled by people intent on finding and embracing a new...
Jun 4, 2019 8:00 am
We have all heard of hoarders, and binge drinkers and shopaholics and emotional eaters.
Just about all of the research on these subjects talks about the underlying emotions that drive these behaviours; you seldom find anyone discussing the...
May 21, 2019 8:00 am
few weeks ago I was fortunate to attend a lecture given by Deepak Chopra, claimed by many to be one of the most influential persons alive and the most influential person in the medical field.
The topic of the presentation, which was...
May 7, 2019 8:00 am
Fifty per cent of all people over the age of 65 have trouble sleeping — are you one of them?
In my twenties I remember buying a gag gift for an uncle who was having trouble sleeping.
The label on the box read “Sleep Assistance...
Apr 30, 2019 8:00 am
When I was a teenager, for a brief moment until I realised I was not actually a good songwriter, I was certain that I wanted to be a professional singer.
In college I enrolled with enthusiasm in a course of study known as “international...
Apr 23, 2019 8:00 am
When the subject of overcoming loss comes up, most people immediately assume it is in reference to a family member or loved one.
Bermuda being a small community I often wonder whether we feel this kind of loss more acutely because we...
Apr 16, 2019 8:00 am
There has been a lot of buzz on the internet regarding the evils of the “rag trade”, particularly the working conditions that some Third World garment workers are subjected to and the global environmental impact of the clothing manufacturing...
Apr 9, 2019 8:00 am
You are only as old as you feel” they used to say. And while there is some still truth to this statement, it turns out that it might be more accurate to say, “You are only as old as you think”.
Recent studies have indicated that the secret...
Mar 26, 2019 8:00 am
For the last year of your working life you counted the days until you would be free like a kid looking forward to Christmas.
You calculated your retirement income, filled out all the paperwork, and tried to look suitably demure at the...
Mar 19, 2019 8:00 am
As those of you who have followed the development of Olderhood already know, our company started when my business partner decided to accept an early retirement offer from his employer.
Being a qualified Scottish CA and experienced...
Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am
If you are approaching the age of 60, it is normal for thoughts of retirement to start occupying your mind.
For some people, the last five years of work seem like an eternity as they count the days and months until they are “free”.
Mar 5, 2019 8:00 am
Remember what it was like when you landed your first “real” job?
The light-footed way you glided through the lobby, the thrill you felt when you opened your first box of business cards, the nervousness of recording your voice message? You...
Jan 29, 2019 8:00 am
Millennials are the paradox generation. Thanks to the advent of social media, they crave news updates, attention and validation perhaps more than any previous generation and yet they shun personal communication so vehemently that many of them...
Dec 18, 2018 8:00 am
We all come into this world looking to our parents to explain the facts of life — how we grow, how we should live and how to get ahead in life.
But in this age of rapid advances in science, medicine, technology and ease of access to...