If not Immortality what about The 120 Club?

My good friend Alexander Everett died in 2005 aged 85 on his ranch in Oregon. It wasn’t really a ranch, more like an Ark. Alexander just liked to hang out with animals, certainly not eat them. Hewas an educationalist and an English eccentric much influenced by Rudolf Steiner and Huxley’s Perennial Philosophy, who decamped to […]

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Keep Smiling

When we’re children and taken to the dentist, he/she always advised us to brush our teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day and see our dentist twice a year for check-ups. If we followed out dentist’s advice, hopefully we wouldn’t have any cavities. Well, depending on how much candy we ate. I […]

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Love and Honor Your Brain

I took an Internet test to see what my life expectancy would be. The test asked a lot of questions about life habits, history of disease in the family, and even education. After I’d answered all the questions I clicked the Calculate-Life-Expectancy button at the bottom of the page. Barring any accidents, I could live […]

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Use it or Lose it — Stimulating the Brain after 60

An early Boomer column ‘Mind Changes – When to Worry’ by Susan Tereba provided information on identifying dementia. The good news is that losing your keys is just age-relate memory loss, not dementia. We can actually delay memory loss and improve brain function indefinitely by adopting lifestyle changes and keeping the thinking box stimulated. ‘Use […]

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When you need Palliative and Hospice Care in Bali

As we grow older and enter into our twilight years we will be faced, perhaps inevitably, with the spectre of palliative, hospice or home based health care. If we are lucky enough to live to a ripe old age without major health concerns, all we need is home care   and that is relatively straightforward and […]

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Balancing Hormones Naturally

We hear so much talk about hormones as we get older and how it affects our health, especially for women. Hormones naturally decline as we get older.   There are 7 types of hormones in the body: Oxytocin (the love hormone) which responds to touch Cortisol (the stress hormone) which tells us when to run […]

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Mind Changes – When to Worry

How often do you walk into a room and wonder why you’re there? You focus hard, grit your teeth, and try to remember, but come up blank. You retrace your steps and somewhere on that journey back, it dawns on you why you wanted to go to the room in first place. A niggling thought […]

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Different Strokes

An enjoyable subject, no. Confronting, yes. But put denial on the back burner for the few minutes it takes to read this article, it might save your life. When strokes happen we and the people around us need to know what to do and where to go. Strokes are an interruption of blood supply to […]

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Social Resources for Boomers

Great news for Boomers: whether you are an extrovert, an introvert, a newcomer, a regular or occasional visitor, you can rest assured that Bali- thanks to its thriving and diverse expat community- is an ideal place to connect with likeminded people and make new friends fast. This is a small area filled to the brim […]

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