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Marcel Proust

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Guest blog: Ageing. That’s life.

Guest blog: Ageing. That’s life.

Popular culture would have us believe that once we are forty, we are more or less washed up and on a downhill trajectory. It's easy to agree with this view if our thinking is aligned with cultural conditioning that sees age as a category (of young or old) rather than...

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3 ideas for relevance in retirement

3 ideas for relevance in retirement

If you've heard the term "relevance deprivation" you may be older and possibly retired. Alternatively, you may be between jobs or a parent who has become an "empty nester".  Regardless of your situation, remaining relevant is an individual responsibility.  And it can...

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How old is old?

How old is old?

“I don’t feel my age.” Old isn’t a number. Old is an attitude. Old is more likely to be associated with physical or cognitive decline. Discussions we’ve held with baby boomers reveals that people often feel ten or twenty years (or more) younger than their actual age!...

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2 reminders about ageing

2 reminders about ageing

"Age is just an abstraction not a straight-jacket." This poignant quote from James Cromwell in the movie 'Still Mine' is a striking reminder of how our attitude can limit or expand our view of being older. We probably notice this most when we meet, read, or hear about...

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When my Dad died …

When my Dad died …

I was 28. He was 61. At the time I thought he'd had a good innings because he was, after all, 'old'. That was nearly 25 years ago. Now I know I was wrong. What do I think now? He wasn't old. He was in the prime of his life. Given that men and women, on average, live...

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