Anti-Aging Therapy (Age Therapy)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

True beauty comes from within  >   One of our clients asked us to reproduce a Beauty Tips mantra she repeats every morning. Some may find the following rather quaint, but hopefully others will find it inspirational and charming. Either way, if it makes you smile – and that is the most beautiful curve on a […]

Growing old is mandatory – growing up is optional

‘Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative‘ > So said Maurice Chevalier, but let us get real – when the years mount up so do physical and mental challenges. Fortunately the younger generation are industrious, ensuring pensions are funded and they keep finding new ways to keep the oldies going for […]

Luck is believing you are lucky

Miracles are happening all around you – you only have to stop and look to find them. The problem is that most of us hold on to our comfort blankets, being contented in our humdrum existence. We go through life doing the same things, blinkers on, just putting one foot in front of the other, […]

Reborn grandparents have all the fun

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they hadn’t thought of yet Stress or what! It is the school holidays and the grandchildren have come to stay, together with in-depth notes of all the ways they can be entertained, most of which involve forking out shed loads of money. What their parents […]

Epidemic of loneliness

You are happy because we told you so >  Britain cheered up a bit last year, according to the latest world happiness rankings*. We are now 19th in the league table of happiest countries, which is up from 23rd the previous year. But if you really want to be happy, Norway must be your destination as […]

Secrets of how to be forever young

You are getting older – live with it!  >  It is time for a reality check. No product or marketing invention has yet been proved to slow, stop or reverse ageing, and some are dangerous.  We would all like to turn the clock back, but the answer is not found in over-priced elixia of life […]

Old timers shed their inhibitions

Get to my age and 50 sheds of grey is my idea of fun   >  So quipped one of our male clients who rejoices in the sanctuary at the bottom of his garden. A shed is place for older men to do things, mend things, invent things in splendid isolation. A place to escape the […]

It’s official – coffee IS good for you

Drink coffee and live longer >  As children we were told an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but the new well-being mantra is that coffee will give you health and longevity. We were reminded of this advice following our last Posting, when a client emailed to say caffeine is the ingredient needed to live longer. […]

Laughter is the fireworks of the soul

Stressed? You must be joking!   >   Walt Disney said .. ‘ Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are for ever’. Certainly life is better when you are laughing, which helps explains the growth in smile therapy, laughter yoga and similar fun ways to cure stress the natural way. In fact, laughter parties […]

Your ageing brain has more to learn

Old brains can still learn >  Our older Tonic clients often bemoan their failing memories. ‘I have a bad memory, but don’t ask me how I know’, quipped one.  And yet neuroscientists are finding that as we get older our aging brains are proving surprisingly malleable, though there are limitations. Contrary to popular belief, as far […]