I am a certified life coach, mentor, author and facilitator. Having watched my mother’s deterioration (from afar) I decided I would not follow in her footsteps.
Since my mother’s death (and that of my husband shortly thereafter) I have dedicated most of my time to helping others cope with trauma, sudden death, changes of all sorts.
I firmly believe that we can take control of our lives and how we age. Having seen my mother’s mind deteriorate and watched my husband’s health deteriorate, I have devoted much time and energy to finding out just how to avoid this happening to me and to my friends.
I am working on my values and am trying really hard to live up to those I have chosen – Gracious, Generous, Loving. And an update on May 3 2011 I have added radiant.
I live in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, with my trusty friend Lotte my Tibetan Spaniel. She goes most places with me and offers me unconditional love and acceptance.
Unfortunately my darling girl had a massive heart attack in February 2013 and had to be put to sleep. However, shortly after that a 3 year old toy poodle came into my life. Quite a different character to Lotte but I am learning to live with this rambunctious little person/dog.
And then, unexpectedly into my life came a new love – the architect, my partner. Not the sweet breathless love of a teenager (as when I met my Dashing Young Scotsman so many years ago) but the tender love of two mature people who choose to spend the rest of their lives together.
And now the unthinkable has happened. My new love was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June this year (2015) and 8 weeks later he died. Our time together was so very short but it was filled with love, fun, friendship and adventure – in fact, a magic carpet ride, and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
72 73 74 75 , 76, 77 now, years of age I am still active in business, in the community and with my family, particularly my four growing grandsons.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you.