Aging

Why I Believe

I am a late bloomer in the world of Christian Faith.  I stayed away from it because it seemed so exclusive rather than inclusive.  Hard-liners on both the right and the left whose cost of a seat was based on my political views hardened my heart.  Proselytisers who knocked on my door and doomed me to …

Keeping Up with Words

One of the ways older folk are perceived as irrelevant is by not keeping up with current language.  It’s tough, slang just seems to be growing by the moment.  though.  Merriam-Webster just added 1000 new words to their dictionary.  One-thousand!  While that’s great for Scrabble players, it means hundreds of new words I should at least …

Chemicals and Menopause

Menopausal symptoms are happening earlier and are becoming more severe.  We are experiencing more profound and longer negative manifestations of the “change of life” than our mothers and grandmothers despite better medical care.  There may be a clear reason – chemicals. According to a study from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. there is a …

What Does Midlife Look Like?

When I was little there was a TV play about a grown son and his widowed mother.  The mother didn’t want her son to get married because she would become irrelevant and homeless. Her other widowed friends were already sleeping on the sofa’s of their daughter-in-laws as permanent guests.  The mother’s midlife was hopeless, hapless and …

Think Yourself Young

Remember the little engine that could.  Remember how it said “It think I can.  I think I can.” until it could. Well, what if that theory, with some adjustment, worked on thinking yourself young?  What if, instead of repeating “I think I can” we repeated, “I know I’m younger” over and over until we were. …