Blog

New blogs are published most months. You can select from the category list or just scroll down to see what interests you.

A Personal Manifesto – Making the Most of Later Life

07 Jul 2022

A Personal Manifesto – Making the Most of Later Life

Later life brings many challenges and plenty of rewards. A personal manifesto helps light the way for making the most of later life.

Transitioning towards a better brighter future

28 Jun 2022

Transitioning towards a better brighter future

Successful midlife transitions require a growth mindset - working inside out, letting go of limiting beliefs and identities, growing whole for our authentic selves to emerge.

Reflections on becoming a self-published author

13 Jun 2022

Reflections on becoming a self-published author

There are many reasons for writing a book - to share our stories, to motivate and inspire others or to leave a legacy. Here are my initial reflections on becoming an author.

Building generational bridges for a better future

20 May 2022

Building generational bridges for a better future

Simplistic generational stereotypes separate us and hold us back. More intergenerational collaboration will help solve the complex challenges of our time.

Adventuring towards being a published author

23 Mar 2022

Adventuring towards being a published author

A few more laps to go before I cross the mental marathon finish line to become a published author.

Revitalising friendships with shared adventures

06 Feb 2022

Revitalising friendships with shared adventures

Keeping friendships vibrant and rewarding takes time and effort. One way to strengthen and re-energise our connections with others is going on shared adventures and trying new experiences together.

Living Lightly and Letting Go in 2022

06 Jan 2022

Living Lightly and Letting Go in 2022

Rather than just striving for aspirational goals, this is my year for living lightly and letting go to gain more balance.

Recalibrating for Better Longer Lives

28 Nov 2021

Recalibrating for Better Longer Lives

‘When you stop learning, you stop living’, says Chip Conley. I agree. Keen to learn more about midlife transitions, I signed up for a Modern Elder Academy online course. Here’s what I discovered.

Reflecting on Wellbeing from a Carer Perspective

20 Oct 2021

Reflecting on Wellbeing from a Carer Perspective

Unexpected events like a stroke remind us how important our health and wellbeing is. Here is a carer's perspective.

Embracing Elderhood As An Adventure

31 Aug 2021

Embracing Elderhood As An Adventure

Why do we struggle with growing older? We could put it down to living in a youth-obsessed culture. Or maybe it is how we respond to our changing reality.

Gaining Different Perspectives

05 Jul 2021

Gaining Different Perspectives

After a life changing event, seeing things from different perspectives can help.

Turning Our World Upside Down

15 Jun 2021

Turning Our World Upside Down

Our lives can be turned upside down in an instant in unexpected ways. That's what it felt like when my husband, Steve, had a stroke a few weeks ago.

Six vital questions for living an authentic life

28 Apr 2021

Six vital questions for living an authentic life

Authentic people live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. They know who they are and how to make the most of their talents and abilities. So how do they do that?

Optimal anxiety - turning challenges into opportunities

26 Mar 2021

Optimal anxiety - turning challenges into opportunities

Optimal anxiety is when we push ourselves beyond our comfort zone to achieve more without overdoing it. That's where the magic happens!

Being active outdoors brings many benefits

23 Feb 2021

Being active outdoors brings many benefits

Spending time in nature and exercising outdoors has become more valued during the global pandemic.

Rediscovering Joy and Purpose

01 Dec 2020

Rediscovering Joy and Purpose

We can rediscover a joyful existence and a purposeful life during all sorts of transitions. Turning seventy is a perfect time for reflection, reinvention and redirection.

Nine Qualities of Three Inspirational Young Women

10 Nov 2020

Nine Qualities of Three Inspirational Young Women

Three trail blazing young women reinforce the benefits of intergenerational connections, spending time together and learning from one another.

Eight Radical Ways to recalibrate life and work

18 Oct 2020

Eight Radical Ways to recalibrate life and work

Too much emphasis has been place on a planned and analytical approach towards recalibrating life and work. How can we know in advance what we want to do (and be) without trying different things?

Taking a Sabbatical During Lockdown

01 Oct 2020

Taking a Sabbatical During Lockdown

Taking a sabbatical has plenty of advantages yet very few individuals choose to do so. I spoke to two managers about their experiences of taking extended leave during a pandemic.

Ocean adventurer finds new calling in Nelson

16 Aug 2020

Ocean adventurer finds new calling in Nelson

After 15 years at sea an ocean adventurer founded Age to Age, bringing older and younger generations together to learn from one another.

Coming home

30 Jun 2020

Coming home

Coming home feels pretty good after you’ve lost your way a few times. Finally reaching your destination is so much sweeter when you’ve overcome setbacks along the way. My latest transition began with a relocation.

Tasman sculpture garden dream comes true

02 Jun 2020

Tasman sculpture garden dream comes true

You’re never too late to live your dream. A dream came true for Lauren Kitts at age 60 when she opened her sculpture garden.

Being a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor

25 May 2020

Being a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor

What does being a BBBS mentor mean to me? Giving back, acceptance, growing together, fun and friendship, being valued.