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Opportunities

By Pat Nichol on Nov 1, 2017

Growing older is inevitable (if we’re lucky). But letting go of outdated ideas about later-life potential means you don’t have to grow old! Read more...


Bummers Can Bring Blessings

By Pat Nichol on Sep 1, 2017

Sometimes, change can feel like a real bummer, especially when it seems to attack us all at once. Reflect on a moment in life that, at the time, seemed unpleasant and somehow turned out to be a blessing. Read more...


A Journey to Self-Care

By Pat Nichol on Mar 7, 2017

When was the last time you walked through the door of a gym? Are you someone who rolls out of bed in the morning, slides into workout clothes and, while still half asleep, heads out the door to exercise that wonderful body you have been carrying around (or has been carrying you around) for years? Or, are you like me, having done none of that for too long? Read more...


Co-Housing for Baba Yagas

By Pat Nichol on Feb 1, 2017

Co-housing is a style of living that has been slowly working its way into our society. Several friends (women of a certain age) and I have been seriously considering the concept recently. Read more...


Get As Much As You Give

By Pat Nichol on Nov 1, 2016

I am involved in a research study with Volunteer Victoria about volunteering and how to ensure our volunteers are getting the best they can from their volunteering hours. Read more...


Rediscover Your Natural Joy

By Pat Nichol on Jul 1, 2016

Joy and happiness are up to us. We come from joy; as babies we come into life with a natural joy. Joy is inherent in every one of us, however, sometimes our physical selves forget we are meant to be joyful creatures. We need to rediscover that natural joy. Read more...


Invest in Yourself

By Pat Nichol on May 1, 2016

I wrote and spoke recently about loneliness and how it affects many people. Interestingly, it affects not just those of us of a certain age, but people of all ages. Read more...


Wherever You Find Yourself

By Pat Nichol on Feb 1, 2016

Three years ago, I was beginning a new adventure. I was going to try house/pet sitting. Since then, I have had the opportunity to share homes with many four-legged, furry critters. Read more...


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