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What's her secret?

Last month I included a link to footage of an 80-year old Chinese man who exudes a ton of youthful energy. Lately I’m coming across articles about a 98-year old yoga teacher who gets about in bright-coloured yoga pants, red nails and high heels, and drives a grey Smart Car.  Read this post

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Eight reasons FOR WOMEN to absolutely love getting older

Recently I saw a newspaper article with the title Eight Reasons to Absolutely Love Getting Older. It was written by 52-year-old journalist, Phil Barker. Aging is kinder to men than women, he said, and his article was aimed at men, but I think his list of reasons applies equally to women. Here they are; see what you think.   Read this post

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

80 can look like this

If you think life as an 80-year old is about decline, take a look at this man. You might have seen him in the media recently strutting his stuff on the runway for Fashion Week in China.  Read this post

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Why a stiff upper lip can let you down

We’ve all dealt with stress but a recently published Australian study questions whether the way many of us do this could be damaging to our health.  Read this post

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

How you start your day makes a difference

From the moment our feet touch the floor we have the choice of going about our day consciously or not.   Read this post

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Tis the season to look after yourself

To reiterate something I probably say every winter, this is the season to rest and recharge. Shorter days are for more sleep, keeping warm and curling up with a good book.   Read this post

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Dame Helen on getting older

You’ve got to hand it to Helen Mirren. Not only is she an outstanding actress, and manages to look terrific in everything from a bikini to a ball gown, she makes some astute observations.  Read this post

Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

How kind is your inner voice when you look in the mirror?

ABC Radio National’s Life Matters Program recently asked whether the self-critical voice in our heads gets any kinder as we get older?  Read this post

Monday, May 30, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Managing a broken hip

While I was away, I stayed with a friend in Canada who’d broken her hip a fortnight before. She’s 73, and she’d tripped over her new puppy and fallen on the concrete. (That’s the cute culprit above.) It’s easy enough to do. But her approach is exactly the one you want to adopt if it happens to you.   Read this post

Monday, May 30, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Is this one of our most vital life skills?

Brisbane-based Alison Keane teaches a course that helps participants to be more calm, clear, focused, happy, empathetic, and creative.  Read this post

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson