Stop and smell the roses

Too busy to stop and smell the roses? Don’t be.¬†Recent research reported that older adults with dysfunction of the sense of smell had more than twice the odds of¬† developing dementia in 5 years. Dementia is to me one of the most dehumanizing incurable disease of modern times. It affects 10% of the world population, …

Seize the day

Carpe diem, a Latin maxim, means seize the day. Baby boomers have a tendency of living too much in the past. This is understandable in a way. Physically, we are past our prime. We may work out 3 or even 4 times a week, but the best we can do is seemingly to slow the …

My bucket list

I have been debating whether to publish a bucket list. For all who don’t know, a bucket list is a checklist of new experiences that a person wishes to have in his or her lifetime. I have always thought that only elderly people and terminally ill patients compose bucket lists. After all, the notion of …

Steering a parked car

No, you cannot steer a parked car. Nobody can, not even the Almighty. Yet, we sometimes try it in real-life situations. We park our life, waiting for a spark, a eureka moment that never seems to come. When we were younger, we might not know what we wanted to do with our lives. There were …