The downside of marriage for women: the greater a wife’s age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy

Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women – at least for those who want a long life. Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer. While it had long been assumed that women with younger husbands also live longer, in a new study Sven Drefahl from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, has shown that this is not the case. Instead, the greater the age difference from the husband, the lower the wife’s life expectancy. This is the case irrespective of whether the woman is younger or older than her spouse.

Mindfulness programs for employees

Mindfulness is a fundamental part of my coaching program with clients, and includes regular meditation practice as well as other mindfulness practices that aim at a a balanced, healthy and happy way of living.

Many companies and public organizations are now seeing the benefits of mindfulness in terms of employee well being and productivity, and which has significant cost-savings over traditional courses or training.