Category: Ageing

Mysteries of male elderhood: testosterone, presence and purpose.

Oct 15 2014

 When I turned sixty in 2008, I set a clear intent of moving into elderhood, growing beyond my prevailing warrior-hero approach to life. Six years on, I can report good progress but further mysteries.  For most of my adult life, I have been a happy workaholic: drawn to situations where I had lots of challenge …Read the full article

Together and Apart: how can men and women best explore midlife?

Mar 26 2014

In recent years I have been fortunate to co-lead several groups on creative maturity, some mixed, some for men only. All this experience will feed into a week-long mixed group I am co-leading in May 2014: Creative Maturity: Ripening to Wisdom. My conclusion from all these groups is that there are parts of this journey where …Read the full article

Understanding Ageism: The Forgotten Prejudice

Dec 18 2013

Ageism is the most commonly experienced form of discrimination. In the UK nearly one in three people have reported experiencing it. Yet it is also known as the forgotten prejudice. Not only is it under researched compared to other forms of prejudice, but (and this may be related) it was one of the last characteristics …Read the full article

Did you know?..

Oct 29 2013

Older men also experience some specific hormonal, physiological and chemical changes. This is sometimes referred to as the male menopause, and is also known as viropause or andropause. These changes begin generally between the ages of 40 and 55, though they can occur as early as 35 or as late as 65, and can affect …Read the full article

Richer and Poorer: Realities of Life at 80

Oct 14 2013

  Brilliant insights from Penelope Lively She points out that definitions of when old age begins vary with the age you actually are and for most people, old age seems like alien territory.  She comments on her own childhood relationship with her grandmother: “I never thought about how it must be to be her; equally, …Read the full article