Who believes in New Year’s resolutions? Do they actually work? And how committed are we when pronouncements are made in haste that one night of the year? The overriding sense I get is that whatever initial commitment we make to our NY’s resolutions, we rarely follow through. Our focus tends to wane as the early months disappear behind us. One would have to ask… do we … [Read more...] about New Year’s resolutions… do we really need them?
Whether feared or embraced, turning 50 is a milestone. You might be seizing the moment and revelling in the freedom of life as a quinquagenarian [kwing-kwuh-juh-nair-ee-uh n] (Yes there is a name for people aged between the ages of 50-59) Or you could be struggling to deal with the massive changes that are typical in the “third age” (as Deborah calls it). However … [Read more...] about What does being over 50 really mean?
Does the idea of having to 'start over' in your 50s petrify you? Are you at a point where the kids have left home and you are contemplating re-entering the workforce or reinventing yourself? Or maybe you are recently divorced and have to come up with a financial plan for yourself? Never fear! The Balance community is here to show that you are not alone... There are many … [Read more...] about Reinventing Yourself At 50
As a celebration of International Women’s Day, we have compiled some pearls of inspiration from the Balance coaches and special guests. "Success is not an accident." Natalie Cook "If you start off and get breakfast right, it does set you up on the right foot for the rest of the day," Dr Joanna McMillian “We have to cut ourselves some slack. I do stuff up, I do make … [Read more...] about Inspiration from our coaches on Women’s Day
I can't believe it has been 22 years since I went through major surgery on my neck where my neurologist had no choice but to do a cervical fusion on my C5-C6 discs, fusing them together after removing one that was being strangled beyond repair. The only reason I bring this up is I'm reminded that when I was lying dosed up on morphine in hospital figuring out if I needed the … [Read more...] about Look after yourself first, you’re worth it!