Living Well


…And I Love Her…… by Al & Linda Straub

This week we continue our romp through the land of love, dating and relationships. I’m so excited to welcome Al and Linda Straub to Viva 70 as creative contributors. We met some years ago. Our paths cross every few months and it doesn’t matter how long it’s been, our stories…

11 August 2019 | Living Well

Growing Older Together: Couples and Ageing

” People change and forget to tell each other.” said the American dramatist, Lillian Helman. Relationships in ageing are hugely important for good physical and mental health. But what do we know about what is needed to grow old together in a relationship that serves the changing needs of both…

9 August 2019 | Living Well

A Birthday Memory in the Making

What does your birthday mean to you? Do you celebrate each year? What about milestone birthdays like 50 or 60 or beyond? Do we start celebrating half decades at say 75? What does a good birthday look like for you? Or is it just another date on the calendar? What’s…

8 August 2019 | Living Well

How to Overcome a Migraine

This week Viva70 welcomes back our Health and Wellness writer, Julia Richards. Julia lives in Yorkshire in the UK and we managed to catch her before a summer trip to Italy. So many thanks Julia for writing and packing at the same time! Julia is a qualified medicinal herbalist. Her…

24 July 2019 | Living Well

The Privilege of Caring

Today is a bad day at the” zoo.” There have been numerous phone calls from medical centres, hospital, pacemaker makers, surgeons rooms and our family member who lives with dementia. He’s due to have surgery next week and in the background there’s a flurry of activity to organise paper work,…

17 July 2019 | Living Well

Weekly Rap – July 19th

My week started with lunch at a local winery with friends…not a bad opening to a soggy week in Central Victoria! One of the joys of starting Viva70 is meeting so many new people doing interesting things. Graeme Leith is owner of Passing Clouds Winery, a wine maker, screen writer,…

16 July 2019 | Living Well

Weekly Rap – July 12th 2019

Dear Readers This week it dawned on me that unless you read viva on the website viva70.com you miss out on my weekly chat …Agh!  Weekly rap is the weekend hurrah……Please check out the viva mag online… there are now 120 articles published from our creative contributors and moi.This week …

12 July 2019 | Living Well

Beauty and Ageing

Grab a cuppa and let’s start with a few questions….. Make a list of older women you consider to be beautiful, attractive, well- groomed or stylish? Make a list of men you consider to be stylish, attractive, well – groomed?  (or beautiful?) What makes these men and women appear on…

9 July 2019 | Living Well

Winter Restoration: How to Feel Healthy and Happy

 We’re delighted to welcome Julia Richards as a creative contributor for Viva70.  Recently, I spent a lovely weekend with Julia in Yorkshire where she lives with her family. She moved there nearly 20 years ago from Sydney, Australia. With views of the green rolling hills of Yorkshire, over dinner and…

2 July 2019 | Living Well