The power of saying no

The power of saying no

When we were younger we could say no to anything and anywhere, but as we grow into our teenage years our freedom to say no is being replaced by the desire to please others. By the time we are between ages forty to fifty we have totally lost our freedom to say no. With...
Your ears and face masks

Your ears and face masks

Wearing of face mask is now part of the new normal, it has actually become an accessory to our dressing. While we have to wear a face mask to protect ourselves, we should remember that some of us have hearing issues which affect our communication skills. In addition...
Dealing with technology

Dealing with technology

As we try to feel and look young while aging gracefully, many of us may be growing old by not keeping up with technology. Many of us are falling behind on the use of technology and this makes us become old to our under-40 children and our grandchildren. When we...
The power of writing down your thoughts

The power of writing down your thoughts

One simple and powerful way to improve your life is to express yourself by writing down your thoughts and feelings on a daily basis or whenever you choose to write. This is called journaling. Whatever you write down is for you and your eyes only. It is nobody’s...
Menopause from nature’s perspectives

Menopause from nature’s perspectives

Note: This is the second part in a series of articles on menopause. Read the first part here. Menopause is characterised by a cessation of menstrual periods and ovulation. It is referred to as “Change In Life.” A woman can experience last menstrual periods...
What happens during menopause?

What happens during menopause?

It was about 3pm on the 20th of December. My cousin had called and intimated me of the crippling health challenges his wife had been experiencing lately. They had gone from one primary health institution to another and visited two referral health institutions, one at...