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Talk Death, Eat Cake

Talk Death, Eat Cake

Can’t talk about it?  Don’t even want to think about it?  It may be time to stop avoiding the D-word. If a niggling voice somewhere is whispering that this is a block you need to work through, then mark your calendar for this year’s “Dying to Know Day”.  If you happen to be living in [...]

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Tagore, life and death

“When I go from hence let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable. I have tasted of the hidden honey of this lotus that expands on the ocean of light, and thus am I blessed—let this be my parting word.” Contemplating questions of life and death?  Please take a moment [...]

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Emotional Intelligence for Planet Earth

Are we really all that smart?  No question that intelligence is important, but it may be that our EQ (“emotional intelligence”) is just as important as our IQ when it comes to longevity.  That’s because EQ may be the key factor in increasing resilience and the ability to handle stress.  Lower stress levels, either innate [...]

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Living Beyond The Bucket List

The unexpected has no respect for bucket lists.  Our latter years are not all fun and games, and life can and does creep up with the bucket list, however it might be imagined, still glaringly incomplete.  Perhaps a heart attack arrives out of the blue, and things can change.  So it goes for many. So [...]

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Hidden Carbs – the Liquid “Fructose Hit”

Watching what you drink is not just about alcohol consumption.  The so-called … [Read More...]

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New Nordic Diet/Cuisine

Have you heard about the New Nordic Diet (NND)?   It’s catching on so fast … [Read More...]

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Alzheimer’s Risk: Fish or Meat?

Dementia Risk: Fish or Meat? Do fish lovers suffer less dementia than meat … [Read More...]

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Carrot Juice and Keffir Spicy Shake

Try this smoothie to soothe the stomach and digestive tract. For one serving … [Read More...]

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Lower Stress, Healthy Heart

Meditation and stress management techniques are as effective as any other … [Read More...]

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Birdsong – The Essential Soundtrack

With 7 billion of us on the planet, it’s becoming a very noisy place.  Maybe … [Read More...]

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Power Naps, Siestas and Forty Winks

Grandpa was a devotee of the siesta.  He called it “forty winks” and it … [Read More...]

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The House to Ourselves

Perhaps while the kids were growing up you, like English writer, Virginia Woolf, … [Read More...]

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