The positive output to this exercise was a book (called Fast Living, Slow Ageing) and a better understanding of how we might shape the healthcare system to support us to stay well as we age.  The down-side of the journey was the realization that there are no definitive answers, no magic bullets and that common sense should prevail as well as moderation!  Boring I know..

Kate has always had an interest in health and started her working journey as a registered nurse.  This was 30 years ago and her reason for choosing this as a career was not because she wanted to particularly work in the health system, but to make it easier to travel the world while being gainfully employed in something with a bit of ‘meaning’.  This early exposure to health however, stimulated an interest (and frustration) in wanting to better support patient empowerment so that consumers could get more from the health system and enjoy a relationship based on equality with practitioners.

Much time has passed since that initial foray into the medical industry and since then Kate has enjoyed a diverse range of roles from sales and strategic marketing, to publishing to business development in the health and medical and aged care sectors.

Kate is on the journey with us as we try to sort out slowing aging.  Kate is a keen collaborator as she sees the only answer to the aging process is to develop resources and information products to help better educate all of us so we stay healthy and happy as we age.

Kate Marie

Blog entries by Kate Marie

  • I don’t want to act my age

    Is there a problem with aging?

    The realization of aging can bring up all sorts of things. Positive and negative. Some women seem to embrace this important life transition easily and slide ea..Read more

  • Why am I invisible over fifty?

    What's with the invisible woman thing?! Am I imagining it?

    Why do I feel invisible? Am I invisible now I'm fifty? Is that younger women in the queue really getting preferential treatment? ..Read more

  • 10 reasons to embrace aging

    Embrace aging, be happier

    It's never an easy decision to embrace aging. When I first realized I was "getting older" at 40 years of age, I really freaked out. I was just getting into the g..Read more

  • 13 healthy eating tips

    Healthy eating tips for weight management

    At a certain age, it seems that if we don’t micro-manage what goes into our mouth, then it is impossible to keep our weight down. But who has t..Read more

  • What is a stress echo test?

    In an effort to establish my risk of cardiovascular disease, I recently underwent what's known as stress echocardiography (stress echo test) with Dr Jason Kaplan at Macqua..Read more

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