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  • Are your mind and body working in harmony?
    May 21, 2019 8:00 am

    Are your mind and body working in harmony?

    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...

  • Tips to help you get the sleep you need
    May 7, 2019 8:00 am

    Tips to help you get the sleep you need

    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...

  • Reinventing yourself as you age
    Apr 30, 2019 8:00 am

    Reinventing yourself as you age

    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...

  • Is overcoming loss the gateway to wisdom?
    Apr 23, 2019 8:00 am

    Is overcoming loss the gateway to wisdom?

    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...

  • Rethreading your wardrobe can help the world
    Apr 16, 2019 8:00 am

    Rethreading your wardrobe can help the world

    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...

  • Keeping mind and body in motion
    Apr 9, 2019 8:00 am

    Keeping mind and body in motion

    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...

  • Embrace a holistic view of wellness
    Apr 2, 2019 8:00 am

    Embrace a holistic view of wellness

    If you have read the Bermuda Health Workforce, 2017 Report, issued by the Government of Bermuda, then you might already be aware that life expectancy for Bermudians now extends beyond the age of 77 for males and women may well...

  • The things no one tells you about retirement
    Mar 26, 2019 8:00 am

    The things no one tells you about retirement

    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...

  • Should you pursue a second career or retire?
    Mar 19, 2019 8:00 am

    Should you pursue a second career or retire?

    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...

  • Are you really ready for retirement?
    Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am

    Are you really ready for retirement?

    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”.

  • How to get off the mid-career treadmill
    Mar 5, 2019 8:00 am

    How to get off the mid-career treadmill

    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...

  • A view of the horizon for millennials
    Jan 29, 2019 8:00 am

    A view of the horizon for millennials

    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...

  • Life planning: it’s an age thing
    Dec 18, 2018 8:00 am

    Life planning: it’s an age thing

    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...

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