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Tips for a longer, healthier, happier life

Two UK women in their 50s who’d seen family members succumb to diseases such as cancer and dementia resolved to do what they could to avoid the same fate. For five years they studied the latest research and applied it to their lives. Now they’ve published a book based on their findings.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

The art of cooking for one

We recently had a fabulous lamb dinner at a friend’s place. She’s divorced, in her early 60s and lives on her own. “I love cooking,” she said, “just not for one.” I hear that a lot, so I asked her to help me come up with suggestions that might help other women in the same situation.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How too many women sacrifice their health

Here’s a fascinating yet completely unsurprising observation about women’s health behaviour, and it goes to the core of why so many of us don’t seem to take our health more seriously.  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Self-care in December

At this time of the year it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlpool of Christmas parties, break-ups, end-of-year drinks, concerts, speech nights, and general ‘let’s catch up before Christmas’ engagements. Remember that it’s OK to say no.  Read this post

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

10 commandments of keeping a healthy weight when we're older

Sydney-based fitness writer Michael Jarosky recently wrote an article for the boot camp set using the 10 commandments idea. I’ve stolen it and rejigged it for middle-aged and older women.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Get what you need from your health care

Our medical system is overloaded and that’ll only increase in future. All the more reason why we need to be adept at getting our needs met.  Read this post

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Four things you can do right now to finish 2018 in a healthier place

After New Year, September may be the other most likely time of the year for making a change to the way we take care of ourselves.   Read this post

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Vigilance is needed with medication, even common ones

Drugs are prescribed to correct imbalances, but often they trigger other imbalances.  Read this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Why the easiest way mightn't be the best way

I recently read an article by an 81-year old Californian woman called Joyce. The way she moves around her house might give you food for thought.  Read this post

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson

Managing the self-fulfilling prophesy

A recent article by American author and life coach, Cheryl Richardson, reinforces the importance of the way we talk to ourselves — and everyone else.  Read this post

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Rhonda Anderson