“It’s great to let go – I should have started sooner”. Timeless, restorative advice on how to live from Isabel Allende

Living life to the full is all down to perception. It does not matter how old we are, the spirit is always young, adaptable and capable of being inspired, if we would only step back and allow it to be so.

In this short yet powerful Ted Talk, Isabel Allende presents a wonderful manifesto for life. With gentle humour she celebrates the benefits of becoming older: freedom; lightness; softness; spirituality. There is no shying away from the realities that can and will befall us all. Rather, Allende sums up a bountiful way of living which we can all adopt, regardless of our age.

She closes with an invitation to join her in a celebration of life – yes please! 🙂

“I intend to live passionately….I don’t have to prove anything any more…I say yes to life.”




It’s Still The Inside That Counts

Back in April, I wrote about how my sister was coping with the sudden onset of alopecia. At that time, we thought she had alopecia areata. Since then, she has experienced total body hair loss – alopecia universalis.

But Rach being Rach, she continues to have a marvellous ‘it is what it is’ outlook on life. Part of this includes a wish to help other alopecians. So we have started a new blog together – Bald As Brass – where we can share thoughts, reflections and ideas about embracing life, no matter what it throws at us.

I’d love you to check it out sometime (if nothing else, you might enjoy the cute photo of the two of us here). We would welcome any feedback, so do let me/us know what you think! 🙂

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.

~ Dr Steve Maraboli