setting the right exercise goals

Though I’m duty bound to say that ALL pillars of the Grow Young program are essential to long-term glowing health and well-being there are two that are undeniably foundational, which is also why these are the first two you’ll encounter in the upcoming book. Well when it finally ekes its way out into the wider world you will! First of … Read More

why meaning matters

Walt Whitman   I was at a friends party last night. Lots of fascinating new people to meet. And amongst all the chit chat when that inevitable ice breaker of ‘So what do you do?’ arrived and I (hand-on-heart somewhat reluctantly) volunteered that I work in the domains of Positive Psychology and human potential, what I ever find interesting are … Read More

sleep better, grow younger

If you didn’t get it already from the title what I’m aiming to dig into here is the area of getting enough Z’s and why that might just help save your bacon (apologies to the vegetarians … but you get my drift!). This is possibly covering ground you may already be either very familiar with or perhaps you simply don’t … Read More

thinking yourself younger: the uncanny power of belief

In the fall of 1981 a young Harvard researcher conducted a radical experiment, one which has since become something a landmark in the domain of the extraordinary and transformative power of mind over matter. Ellen J Langer (these days Professor Langer) took a bunch of somewhat decrepit elderly men from a local nursing home and placed them in a New … Read More

mindful living: a template for engaged conscious aging

  What I truly love about this quote is not only its clear grasp of reality but for me it’s also who it comes from that gives it some real clout. Go on … have a guess. Ok, fair enough I know, really it could be almost anybody, but how about if it’s no less than Hollywood’s favourite ditzy-yet-brilliant go-to … Read More

motivation 101: the rules of engagement

If there’s a question that just seems to come up time and again for me as a coach it’s one related to the often confusing and vexed area of what truly gets us up and at ‘em and makes change happen … and that’s a conversation which typically runs something like this, ‘So I know I need to … (here … Read More

a lost world

It’s been a little while since my last post and I wanted to make this first one of 2015 related very much to what I see as a defining quality, and for some perhaps it may even be the most defining quality, that our recently expired Xmas mega-experience seems to be all about. And no, sadly it’s not the baby … Read More