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Do We Become ‘Invisible’ As We Age

Do We Become ‘Invisible’ As We Age?

A female friend of mine recently told me about a podcast she’s listening to called ‘The Invisible Women’s Society’. It’s a comedy audio drama about three women in their 50s and the challenges they face. It’s written by Australian author, Nikki Gemmell, who penned the best seller ‘The Bride Stripped Bare’. My friend loves this
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The Art of Complaining

The Art of Complaining

You know I’m all for personal growth, and not hanging onto the past or past regrets, but I have to tell you that I recently read a great story, entitled ‘Ten top tips for nailing complaining’ on the BBC website. I am not one for whingeing. I am one for just getting on with it,
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Understanding How Our Brains Work

Understanding How Our Brains Work

Have you heard the theory that the left side of our brain is for logic and rationale, while we use the right-side for creativity? I have some interest in how the brain works but have not explored this theory. I saw a test in a magazine for ‘Are you left or right- brained’ recently so
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How Stress Damages Our Brain

How Stress Damages Our Brain

Do you think that stress impacts your mental health? It turns out the answer is both yes and no. It is not the stress that hurts your health but rather how you respond to stimulants that could stress you. What do I mean? If your car breaks down it’s what you choose to do next
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Why Raising Levels of Optimism May Promote Longevity and Healthy Ageing

Why Raising Levels of Optimism May Promote Longevity and Healthy Ageing

Do you know that old song, ‘Always look on the bright side of life’? It turns out that the song is not only fun to sing along to, but it offers great advice if you want to extend your life. New research has found that if you are optimistic it extends your life by up
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Why More People Are Suffering From Strokes

Why More People Are Suffering From Strokes

Do you think that you are too young to have a stroke? I hate to break it to you but the incidence of stroke in younger people is rising, particularly for women. Australia statistics released in 2017 show that strokes in young women between 35 and 45 have risen by 16 per cent and by
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