Discover Your Heart Wisdom

Stress is one of the most uncomfortable conditions with which our bodies have to deal. As stress increases, our ability to think creatively and find productive solutions decreases. My most common reaction to stress is worry – a habit I’ve favoured because of the energy it produces along with a sense that I’m ‘doing’ something about the situation, when,…

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Marathon? Why Not?

Recently, I was part of the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. I couldn’t help thinking about the word ‘thrive’ as I witnessed thousands of people crossing the finish line having completed the marathon, the half marathon or the 8km road race. I was particularly struck by those who at my age or older were in better…

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Who is Barbara Risto?

I can start with my professional credentials. For over 25 years I have worked in the publishing industry. For 13 years I helped college students produce a newspaper before starting my own magazine geared toward the 55+ demographic. I have spent most of my life as an advocate for people with disabilities. For several years…

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Why This Blog?

As I pondered the direction and substance of this blog, I envisioned myself on a journey of learning and expansion. Could life beyond 55 hold some surprises? Could I discover more about myself as I engaged in this dialogue with others? Was it possible that the next chapters of my life could be more satisfying…

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