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 [...]

Poetry – the Quiet Health Booster

Feather Hand On Book

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 [...]