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    A space for infotainment. Members can contribute interesting and relevant information that explores lifestyle activities, travels, health and wellness, and anything entertaining.

The writer, Lucy Kellaway, shares her trials and tribulations of going grey. This is an eventuality for most of us. And, most chose not to go grey by colouring their hair. For most of us who are greying, Kellaway's experiences are not unfamiliar. Read more...
"Things can and will go wrong" urged Gary Hayden in this article. He recounted a poem by Robert Burns, a great Scottish poet, "To A Mouse, by way of apology."  Read more...
The only true currency each of us has is time... Time to spend in exchange for other things, time to give away, and time to keep for oneself – to preserve and to renew, to rejuvenate and revive the spirit that is the moving power behind all we do. Read more...
Our inaugural talk on 24 March 2018 for the Autumn Life Speakers Series featured Mano Sabnani, Chairman and CEO of Rafflesia Holdings. Mano Sabnani is a former investment banker, executive director and advisor to several companies, journalist and editor. He was Director of Research at DBS Securities, Chief Editor of Singapore's Business Times, Managing Editor of The Straits Times, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of TODAY newspaper, among other corporate leadership roles. Mano Sabnani is also the author of Marbles, Mayhem and My Typewriter. The book offers unique stories and insights from the story of his life - "the unfadable life of an ordinary man".  Read more...
Life After 50 Seminar Three engaging speakers, each an active ager with a mission and a message – Autumn Life members had the chance to get inspired by them at the Life After 50 Seminar on Saturday 16 September 2017. Helen Lim, CEO of Silver Spring and a well-known pioneer of the active ageing movement, Chng Kai Jin, former general manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Doris Lung, former managing director of Bausch and Lomb (Singapore and Malaysia) were the stars of the show. Read more...
Chit-Chat with Dr Charles Lim on 3 May 2017 at The Larder Cafe Looking at his upright posture, healthy complexion and pony-tailed grey hair, you would know that Dr Charles Lim is a different kind of 75-year-old. He’s also the one brave Autumn Life member who agreed to kick off our Chit-Chat @ AutumnLife series. Over afternoon tea, our good doctor set out to describe his simple formula for living well. He still runs a clinical practice, but his views on healthy living clearly draw on experiences and observations beyond his medical training. Read more...
New researches in America found that social separation or lack of social connection increases the risk of heart disease by 29 per cent and stroke by 32 per cent. Socially isolated individuals especially those in middle age, have a 30 per cent higher risk of dying in the next seven years. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in the world. Declaring loneliness is seen as a stigma of admitting our failure in life.  Read more...
Her voice brimming with vitality, Joanna Wong declared, "I'm the same, whether in the morning, afternoon or night!" She attributed her vitality to her regular use of Chinese herbs. We could well believe it. Her energy and enthusiasm had lit up the café right from the start of our second AutumnLife event. The author of "Herbalicious - Contemporary Cooking with Chinese Herbs" spoke and took questions on her subject of passion for an hour and a half. The book was published this year. Joanna's knowledge of herbal cooking was the culmination of her fifteen years of experience at Eu Yan Sang, and her own love of cooking. Read more...
Our inaugural AutumnLife event on a rainy weekday afternoon was a cosy, informal affair. About a dozen AutumnLife members gathered at Dr Lee Su Lan's homely and pleasant workspace. Dr Lee's talk on the need to care for our body, mind and spirit was both heartfelt advice to all present, as well as a testimony of her own journey towards total health. She wanted us to understand that our thoughts and feelings make a difference to our health. What we think, how we feel and what we do are all related. "Everything is energy. Your thought begins it. Your emotions amplify it, and your actions increase the momentum," she said. Read more...
In this article, Gary Hayden explores the virtue of empathy. The feeling of empathy or compassion motivates us to act in good and unselfish ways to reduce the amount of suffering in the world around us. It is believed that compassion makes us happier. According to the Dalai Lama, “…It is a mental attitude based on the wish for others to be free of their suffering and is associated with a sense of commitment, responsibility and respect towards others.” The writer believes that compassion helps us to connect with people in a warmer and friendlier manner and, in return, we enjoy better relationships and live more fulfilling lives. Read more...
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