“The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different”, Carl Jung,

Hello, My name is Sally. Thank you for dropping in,

This website explores how to be healthy and happy in midlife and old age.

Reaching middle age was significant for me. I have always been interested in health and well-being and planned to start a blog called ‘bloom-in-midlife’ years ago. However, around the age of 45, rather than blooming, I wilted!

Many changes happened in a relatively short time; role demands and stressful life events converged alongside the wobble of the peri-menopause, which left me feeling off-kilter.

It’s not uncommon for the mood to dip in midlife. Apparently, happiness follows a u-shaped curve, starting off high in our youth, then dipping to a low point in middle age before increasing again in later life. It becomes a natural point in life to reflect and reassess.

As a former nurse, I know taking care of ourselves matters, especially as we age. After all, we have to live with our mind and body; therefore, what we do to it and how we think and feel are important.

We can’t always control what happens when we transition from one phase of life to another; our bodies change, and we experience loss, ill health or maybe burnout. But, we can take steps to boost our resilience and future-proof our health.

I’ve been exploring health-based research and inspirational words of wisdom to understand why I felt the way I did, which is now the reason for this website.

Making simple adjustments to how I think, behave and relate to myself and the world around me, I am learning to navigate the afternoon of life.

My website shares nuggets of wisdom and health-based research, mainly psychology, exercise, nutrition, mindfulness and nature.

Please scroll through; there may be something of interest to help your midlife transition too.

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