Life’s a challenge. Stuff happens. Obstacles, disappointments, setbacks. Yes, been there, done that – as have you. Most of us hope that, once this particular problem’s been sorted life will be smooth again – if it ever was. The thing is, whether you like it or not, there will always be challenges big and small because, let’s face it, that’s life. So, what do you do about that? … [Read more...] about What to do about setbacks when they happen
A couple of weeks ago I read an article on BBC News that proclaimed that ‘Being married protects your health’ and quoted a Dr Paul Carter and colleagues at Aston Medical School suggesting that marriage is linked to a better chance of surviving a heart attack. Well, I have news for Dr Carter and his colleagues. I found another piece of research, this one by sociologist Hui Lui from Michigan State University in the U.S.A. who found that people in bad marriages are more likely to develop … [Read more...] about As if statistics weren’t confusing enough, try research!
I just finished talking with Jenny (not her real name). … [Read more...] about No! You did not make the wrong choices!
Over the last few weeks my life has been a rollercoaster – I can barely keep up. One moment I’m hitting my head against the metaphorical brick wall, the next something brilliant happens and I’m riding high – till the next brick wall hits me over the head. How can I keep up? … [Read more...] about Are you riding a rollercoaster too?
I was talking to a good friend of mine, a woman who quite often has occasion to see Paul, my partner, and me together. One of the things Paul loves to do and has done for many years is ballroom dancing which takes place once a month on a Saturday. The point is that we’re only together weekends so another woman might object at him going off to do his own thing. My friend wondered, “don’t you mind?” … [Read more...] about Is this true love?
For some years now I’ve been wondering how come I’ve been feeling so alive pretty much … [Read more...] about How to stay young forever