The secret to living longer

The secret to living longer

As a Gerontologist I always get asked the secret to living longer. Most people will assume that I’ll say something like; exercise frequently, drink water, breathe well, keep stress low, don’t smoke and drink moderately. That is all brilliant advice for living...
Does wisdom come with age?

Does wisdom come with age?

“With age comes wisdom but sometime age comes alone” Oscar Wilde  We are more likely to accumulate life experiences with age. However, this experience alone doesn’t develop into wisdom. It is only from reflecting on life experiences and learning from them...
The illusion of money

The illusion of money

“The true currency of life is time, not money, and we’ve all got a limited stock of that” Robert Harris Let’s bust a myth upfront. Money is not wealth. Money is really only pieces of metal, paper and plastic. It is valuable because we believe it is not because it has...
Today is for living (poem)

Today is for living (poem)

I wrote this poem as a bit of a creative protest to academic learning as I came to the end of my masters in Gerontology, which was all about gaining a deep understanding the ageing process and later life. After listening to hundreds of hours of lectures, reading a...