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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The Parish Pump in an Age of Algorithms

I’m a War Baby as opposed to a Baby Boomer, which I hope will not invalidate anything I have to contribute to a column entitled Boomer Corner. Such generational categories are helpful and fun, if not demographically or geographically exact. As a War Baby (1939-45), vintage 1944, I was born in Britain, as was my […]

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Gracefully Going Grey

Due to the popularity of Game of Thrones and the admiration of the Mother of dragons, Queen Daenerys Targaryen, the silver-haired beauty perhaps inspired the latest hair fashion amongst younger ladies to dye their hair grey. To me it looks a bit odd to see young girls with various shades of grey. (Or perhaps it’s […]

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When Alzheimer’s Comes Knocking

A Dose of Reality My husband, Bob, first started showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease, in the year 2000 when I almost died of a strangulated intestine here in Bali. That trauma changed our lives forever. Suddenly my protector, my white knight, my business partner, my soul mate, my best friend, changed in a way that […]

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Living the Senior Life in Bali

Since there are few resources or media in Bali that cater to the Boomer generation, it seems like a smashing idea to dedicate a regular column to this segment of Bali’s expat community that is growing ever larger by the year. Many Boomers are retiring to Bali for very obvious reasons like the balmy climate, […]

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