Diana says: – “Ever since I was a little West Country girl I’ve enjoyed drawing and painting. At my Bristol Grammar school I proved to be a competent artist and later obtained entry into the West of England College of Art with the intention of becoming a full time student. However my very strict fatherContinue reading “Diana Moran – Artist”
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it”
W.H.Murray – The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
Dear Diana I am in my early 60’s and am annoyed with myself because I often don’t remember people’s names or what I am out shopping for and sometimes I even forget what I did yesterday! My family get cross with me is there anything I can do to help myself? Elaine Wright… Huddersfield DearContinue reading “Do you have memory loss?”
“Meditation and Concentration are the way to a Life of Serenity” ~ (Baba Ram Dass). But many a menopausal woman feels far from serene as she battles with the problem of trying to concentrate which frequently occurs during the perimenopause, the transitional period before menopause. Some women worry in case this lack of concentration isContinue reading “Is the menopause stopping you from concentrating ?”
I’m in my mid-sixties and frequently have the urge to “spend a penny” during the day and night. It’s getting to the stage where I have to plan when I go out socially dependant on where the nearest available toilet is to avoid embarrassing accidents. I suppose incontinence comes with age but is there anythingContinue reading “Incontinence problems?”
It could be said mature folk are “chronologically advantaged” because we have so much to offer, not least of which is experience! Many people age well and maintain strong bodies in later life having regularly looked after their health over the years. We’ve certainly no control over our destined life span, but we do haveContinue reading “Modern Grandparenting”
Hello Diana, I’m in my late 50’s and just a bit worried because I keep experiencing dizzy attacks. What might be causing these and should I be worried? Jenny Farrow…Taunton Dizziness means different things to different people with feelings of off balance, spinning or light headedness. It occurs when the brain receives conflicting messages fromContinue reading “Dizziness”
Fitness is an attitude of mind; I believe “Age is mind over Matter” and if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter! Ageing is inevitable, a depressing thought and nothing we can do about it, or is there? No, we can’t add years to life but we can add “life” to the years we have! Maintaining good health enables us to pursue ambitions, hopes and dreams with many older people continuing to lead interesting lives. Feeling well helps us enjoy the increase in longevity by giving us a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and confidence.
Far too many of us living in large cities or busy communities find ourselves leading fast and furious lives. With ever more competitive working conditions some run the risk of becoming stressed, anxious or depressed resulting in a decreasing quality of life, sleep disturbance, drug and alcohol abuse, and poor performance. Stress can, and will at some point in many peoples lives take a heavy toll on our minds and bodies, with acute stress having an adverse effect on our health. Stress can suppress our immune functions and lead to a possible increase of infections and ailments, including hypertension, digestive disturbances, heart disorders and other distressing conditions which could shorten our life expectancy.
Talk with girlfriends approaching midlife and inevitably “Midlife Crisis” is mentioned! Many women still think midlife and menopause signals decline; weight gain and loss of fitness but it needn’t be a time of despondency if we understand the ageing process. For those women in their 40’s and 50’s this should be a time to adoptContinue reading “Healthy midlife”