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Live Well and Be Happy

We are now into the middle of 2021. How have we lived the past 18 months amid the pandemic? I’m sure we all have stories to tell. I believe we have, at varying degrees, experienced anxiety, fear, doubts and disbelief of the atrocities that happened in the world the past year and a half. Notwithstanding, I hope we also find new experiences; increased adaptability; resilience that we were unaware of; openness to change; and, joy in small simple things.

For me, taking time off to enjoy nature through walks and hikes (and a little cycling) not only reminds me of the beauty that surrounds us, it also begs my body to exercise. While I enjoy the mundane routines in staying home, I do miss the freedom to just get out and meet people - the catching up with friends over lunch; the cuppa in the afternoons with or without friends. The chunk of time I used to plan overseas trips became the slack I need to fill my mental space and my longing void. It’s a dilemma of being content with the aimless leisure and the incredible lightness of being. However, undeniably, I am blessed.

At the point of writing this, the pandemic numbers seem to be easing and we could look forward to less restrictive social activities soon. Smile.

As always, we look forward to receiving your contribution. Be it written articles, poems, photographs, or activities that you wish to share, we will be pleased to publish them on AutumnLife. If you have read an interesting book, please contribute to our Book Corner. contributions@autumnlife.sg

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June 2021

Dare to go grey

by Autumnlife's Pick, 30 Mar 2018

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. However, this article further reinforces the conviction that allowing ourselves to go grey is not only courageous; it can be dignified when we embrace who we are. As Kellaway puts it, "I felt I could meet my own eye in the mirror and think: yes, that's what I look like. It's fine." 

Read the full article on https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/dare-to-go-grey

The writer is a columnist at The Financial Times.

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