Articles Written By Elizabeth Godley

Getting More ZZZs

By Elizabeth Godley on Dec 1, 2015

Studies have shown sleep is important for learning and memory, and the sleep-deprived brain does not consolidate new learning as well, resulting in memory impairment. The good news is that we can improve our sleep. Read more...

The Boy From Nowhere

By Elizabeth Godley on Jan 31, 2012

Four years ago, Allan Fotheringham survived a brush with death. A routine colonoscopy at a Toronto hospital went awry and the self-styled Dr. Foth – one of Canada’s most respected journalists – developed a serious infection. Read more...

Positive Peace

By Elizabeth Godley on Dec 31, 2011

As a small child in India, Pummy Kaur says she learned about injustice early – through personal experience. For example, her father assumed her brother would get an education, but the same was not true for Pummy. “Females were invisible,” she says. Read more...

Dressing Well at Any Age

By Elizabeth Godley on Sep 30, 2011

Judy Westacott has always been passionate about fashion. “Ever since my teen years, I always wanted to be in style,” she says. “I was a shy girl, and clothes were a way of expressing myself.” Read more...

Assisted Living

By Elizabeth Godley on Jul 29, 2011

“Everyone deserves to live in comfort, with dignity and a little enjoyment thrown in as well. This is what assisted-living residences provide,” says Susan Adams. Read more...

Golden Getaway in the Cariboo

By Elizabeth Godley on Jun 28, 2011

We're visiting Scout Island, the nature sanctuary near the town of Williams Lake, a favourite haunt for many bird species, including hummingbirds, wood ducks, ospreys, yellow-headed blackbirds, flycatchers, woodpeckers, yellow warblers and blue herons. Read more...

By Elizabeth Godley on Apr 1, 2011

A couple of years ago, Louise Ayotte, a retired Vancouver teacher, realized she'd lost several of her women friends. Two had passed way, while two more had moved to far-away cities. "I thought, ‘Gee, I don't have anyone to go out for coffee or lunch with any more,'" Louise recalls. Read more...

Preventing Osteoporosis

By Elizabeth Godley on Jan 1, 2011

As people age, their bones grow more porous and brittle - indeed, the word "osteoporosis" means "porous bone." Women are particularly vulnerable - when estrogen levels drop at menopause, the decrease in bone density is dramatic. Read more...


By Elizabeth Godley on Jan 1, 2011

A tiny gecko, sunning itself on a sandstone outcrop bordered by towering banksia and eucalyptus trees, skittered off at the sound of our footsteps, seeking shelter among fallen leaves and lichen-encrusted rocks. Read more...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Elizabeth Godley on Jan 1, 2011

For anyone 50 years old or better, the thought of developing age-related macular degeneration, a disease of the eye's retina that can lead to tunnel vision and eventual blindness, is frightening. But the good news is that this condition can be slowed down or completely stopped if it is treated early. Read more...

A Dirty Habit

By Elizabeth Godley on Jul 5, 2010

Canada would have lost a very funny and acerbic writer if Eric Nicol, long-time columnist for the Province newspaper, had fulfilled his original plans to be a French teacher. Read more...

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