Tagore, life and death

Gitangali, book cover

“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 [...]

The House to Ourselves

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Perhaps while the kids were growing up you, like English writer, Virginia Woolf, longed for “a room of one’s own”.  Both men and women bringing up a family often harbour secret desires for space where they can pursue individual interests without interruption, where they don’t have to pack everything away to share space with other [...]

Is it Just Luck?

Butter Side Up

In control of life?   Self-made man? Rising star?  Pete Strom would seem to be all these things.  Isn’t it implicit in talking at TED? Why then does Pete see his success as one huge lucky break, as a gift of grace which he neither earned nor brought about?  He opens up the subject of grace [...]

Music of Gardens

If you love classical music and impressionist painting, please don’t miss this wonderful online meditation. Listen to the music of Debussy while contemplating the paintings of Monet.

Personal Trainer Online

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Fantastic free resource for Longevityboomers who want to get start to get fit without the expense of a personal trainer.  Say a big thankyou to Steve. Older guys may or may not know that it’s the shoulders (and achilles tendons) that are often the weakest link for the ageing male, limiting ability to enjoy swimming [...]

Recipe for Personal Change

Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson, army major, physical guy, asks himself how he can craft a better life for himself beyond his physical training routine.  Sure, he could lift weights and enjoy getting stronger week by week, but how to strengthen the qualities that will really change his life for the better….like intentionally choosing kindness towards self and [...]

Gift of Music

Music is healing

Goodbye to Mozart Effect Man. The worlds of music and healing said goodbye in early June, 2012,  to Don Campbell, author of “The Mozart Effect” and leader in the field of transformative music and therapeutic sound.  Don popularised the idea of the Mozart effect to explain the new ways of using music for health, education [...]

Poetry – the Quiet Health Booster

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Poetry, like journaling, can be a very relaxing pastime but it’s also a great brain exercise. Write it, read it or just listen; it’s a free resource that many Longevityboomers might not have accessed for a long time, if ever. The world’s oldest person, the late Jeanne Calment, enjoyed the poems of her childhood right [...]

Longevityboom Fashion Guide

Tips and tricks to looking your best at any age. Don’t be afraid of a bit of colour!

Unplugged Living and Escaping Technology

A short video poem to help you escape the daily technology-overload, if only for a couple of minutes.