Losing loved ones, shedding baggage

When a family home that held up to seven people slowly whittles down to two, then ultimately just one, it’s time to downsize, but how do you go about unpicking a life spent together? About 18 months ago I lost my lovely step mum – she’d had a...

7 great things to learn over 50

Use it or lose it, so they say, and this includes flexing the grey matter. We all know that doing a crossword or Sudoku helps to keep us sharp, but the actual practice of learning something new is incredibly beneficial to our well-being and brain...

5 Books for Lovers

Discover some books that shed light and insight on the oldest of emotions. At Valentine’s Day our thoughts turn to love and romance. It can be found in all walks of life and all times of life, and it’s definitely not the preserve of the young...

Cannabis is more than a weed – it could help with a wide range of illnesses

Research into the use of cannabis or hemp for the alleviation of illness symptoms is nothing new – people have been supporting use of the weed (illegally, mostly) for generations. But growing scientific research is starting to prove that this isn’t...

That’s for old people: why ‘retirement’ is a new swear word to Generation X

Whether the new generation of pre-retirees becomes work-free by choice or not, our generation is railing against the r-word and finding new types of employment Despite the average age of retirement being 60, many people are choosing to work for...

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