Canadian baby boomers are living longer and could spend more years in retirement than they did working. But, we usually spend more time planning for a two-week vacation than for retirement. Some think they’ll figure it out when they get there. But when you consider you may have more than 30 years in this life… Continue reading Help for those unsure about retirement
Having a purpose or a sense of meaning in our lives is critical to our overall wellbeing at any time, but even more so in retirement. We know there are many negative effects – like earlier death, decline in physical and mental abilities, less happiness – when we don’t have a purpose in life. I recently… Continue reading Why is purpose so important in retirement?
I’m finding my ability to focus and remember things is fading. At first I thought it might be age-related, but now I see it may have more to do with my behaviour. I spend a lot of time reading online. And that is impacting my attention and memory. Our reliance on the internet to get… Continue reading Improving the way we focus and learn as adults
Do you remember the slogan: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”? It was the rallying cry of an ad campaign launched by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in the early 1970’s to increase opportunities for African Americans to attend college. This iconic campaign called attention to the vast potential that was being… Continue reading A retiree’s mind is a terrible thing to waste
What would you say if you were asked to finish the following sentence: “Retirement is like ________________?” Would your answer be?: Retirement is like a ticking time bomb or more like the answer to your prayers? It is like having a clean slate where all your problems are wiped away? Or a blank slate where anything… Continue reading Retirement is like . . .
When you can’t remember where you put your keys or why you entered a room, do you attribute it to a having a ‘senior moment’? Or when you feel you aren’t as agile as you used to be, or find you don’t bounce back from illness as quickly, do you assume it’s because you’re getting… Continue reading Want to hold off dementia and live longer? Check your bias.
I think when I retired I must have been put on some list for people 55+ as I’m constantly bombarded with email ads related to agelessness. All of them want to sell me ‘ageless’ or ‘anti-aging’ products or services (fill in the blank: beauty, health, brain, skin, etc.) that promise the illusion of youth. As… Continue reading What if we thought of aging as living?