Different types of cameras

From point-and-shoots to fancy DSLRs, there are so many different types of cameras that it can make choosing one extremely confusing. Here is a brief look at types, giving their pros and cons as well as a suggestion of a…
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Bridging the chasm between head and heart

Last weekend my whole family sat around the table together for the first time in a long time. It was too much like old times for me and after everyone left I felt depressed. Here I was urging others to…
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What to look for when buying a camera

I do not have a decent camera at present and I have been trying to take photos with my cell phone. It takes inadequate photos to say the least and when I went away on some weekend breaks recently, I…
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Supplements and memory loss

Memory loss is feared by most people as they get older. When talking about supplements and memory loss, some people are convinced they make a difference, whilst others disagree. What is the truth? Are there really ways to improve your memory…
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Venturing out – short trip ideas

One of the advantages of having an empty nest is being able to travel. Some people go for broke, selling their homes and traveling all over the world. Others, like me, are not able to go too far afield for…
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Tips on decluttering your home

Here are some tips on decluttering your home that helped me when I was feeling overwhelmed by all my junk. I have accumulated stuff over a period of 32 years and now that I am living alone, I am facing…
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Change brain pathways – get rid of that negative bias

According to neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, humans evolved to be fearful – this helped keep our ancestors alive. He says “understanding how your brain became so vigilant and wary, and so easily hijacked by alarm, is the first step toward gaining…
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10 Bible verses for depression

If you are looking for Bible verses for depression, there are many to be found. I have selected just 10 verses that were  helpful to me when I was suffering from depression. Many great men and women, including those found…
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How to enjoy eating alone

When you live on your own, you may feel that you will never learn how to enjoy eating alone, especially if you are used to huge family dinners around the dining room table. The steady flow of chatter about the…
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When you’re missing your children ….

  REALIZE that it is something that affects most parents when one or more of the children leave home. RECOGNISE that it often occurs at the same time as other life changes such as menopause, ill-health and retirement. There may…
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5 simple actions to improve your day

Some little actions on a daily basis go a long way towards improving your day. Before you know it, they will become daily habits: Drink a glass of warm water with lemon and wait about 15 minutes before eating breakfast.…
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What is ’empty nest’ syndrome?

Much has changed in the years since the term was first coined in the 1970s and some studies have suggested that the transition is much easier now with some parents getting a new lease on life when their children leave…
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