I'm that girl who tends to fall down rabbit holes. Very. Far. Down. My current rabbit hole began with this simple National Geographic Magazine. I'd heard about Blue Zones before. Yup, those five longevity hotspots (Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California) where residents tend to live longer,… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf: The Blue Zone & Cookbook Edition
When Sue recently asked me to share my top tip for ageing and living well, I thought this post would be a cinch. As it turned out - not so much! Richard and I are currently on a quest for healthier eating. So far, I have more questions than answers. In my guest post for… Continue reading A Quest for Healthier Eating
I admit it. I've been jealous of the relationship that some people have with their cookbooks. I sense you grinning here, but it's true. Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, The Best of Bridge...they've all seemed to have chosen their prom dates, while I've sat on the sidelines longing. And that scene in Julia & Julia, where… Continue reading How Not to Die
I was delighted to be interviewed at Loving the Fifty Something for the 'Incredible Over 50' Series.' (In my case, that's well over 50!) This series focuses on embracing every chapter of our lives with a view toward positivity, relationships, fitness, and giving back. I would be delighted if you would drop by, have a read...and linger… Continue reading My Interview at ‘Loving the Fifty Something’
Thank you to Sue, from Sizzling Toward 60 & Beyond, for inviting me to take part in her Aging Well in August series. A wide variety of factors contribute to aging well. In this series, Sue covers 31 ways to help us focus on positive aging this August. I invite you to pop over to… Continue reading Never Let Yourself Get Too Lonely
Richard and I are currently taking Italian lessons in preparation for our upcoming hiking trip in Italy. Blame it on too many traumatic high school French classes...but Richard did need to be gently coaxed (read here: DRAGGED kicking and screaming) to join me in this course. Despite this initial setback, we are enjoying our studies,… Continue reading Language Lessons
I previously posted about Richard’s and my joint pre-birthday celebration last month, before we left for holidays. Below is how I spent the actual day in Palm Desert. Come and join me. I'll give you a quick look-see! Celebrity Tours Back in the day, Hollywood's 'two-hour rule' meant that celebrities (who were on contract with… Continue reading Turning Sixty Wasn’t All That Bad!
Are you getting happier? If you are over the age of 46, research suggests that you are. This theory is called "The U-Bend of Happiness." You can read my post about this concept at a favourite site of mine, Leanne's Cresting the Hill. I would love to hear your thoughts about this theory, and if… Continue reading Are You Getting Happier?
I am delighted to appear as a Guest Host on Smart Living 365. Sustainable, Meaningful, Aware, Responsible and Thankful, Kathy Gottberg's website is truly all of those things. Here is a snippet from my post: When cleaning out a box of old letters and memorabilia recently, I came across a few of my old school… Continue reading Social Integration and What It Has to Do with Positive Aging
Donna has been kind enough to invite me to Guest Host for her again. I'm not officially a retired blogger, nor a travel blogger, so I can't fairly discuss either subject. Instead, I thought I’d try a different version of my 'If we were having coffee' post and provide a bit of an overview of… Continue reading Leanne from Cresting the Hill : ‘If We Were Having Coffee’