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?
Like many people in midlife, I recently had that sudden realization that my health sucked. Not in a life-threatening way, but an overall sense that things could be a whole lot better. Too many years spent at a desk, too little work/life balance, too much stress, and too many excuses not to do anything about… Continue reading Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later
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
Have you spent any time decluttering lately? Do you feel more efficient and productive in your workplace, or comfortable in your home and joyful in your life, as a result? Decluttering has become a movement in North America. There has been a spurt of books and articles in the past couple of years on everything from how… Continue reading Is the decluttering craze really making us happier?
How much is enough? In survey after survey on retirement planning, how much we actually need to retire appears to be the number one question pre-retirees have. We are fixated on the fear that we’ll outlive our savings. And that’s not surprising since the currency of our working lives is money. How much we earn,… Continue reading The right questions to ask before you retire
Loneliness is coming out of the shadows and, apparently, it’s just in time. According to some disturbing research, the next public health hazard could be social isolation. One study revealed that chronic loneliness increases your chance of dying by a staggering 26 per cent! We’ve all been there. Whether it was because we moved away… Continue reading We’re dying of loneliness
Happy wife, happy life! We’ve all heard the cliché and like most clichés, it stays in use for a reason. Turns out, there is truth behind those trite words. In addition to common sense, (I mean whose home life wouldn’t be better if our partner was happy all the time?) science is proving in recent years… Continue reading Happy wife, happy life not just a cliche