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?
Are you willing to defer your retirement? A recommendation to the federal government to raise the retirement age forcing many Canadians to do just that was made early last month. It was hastily dismissed. Maybe a little too hastily. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth made the recommendation to the federal Finance minister to raise… Continue reading Are you willing to defer your retirement?
On a recent road trip, my husband and I listened to a 70’s radio channel for three whole days. As we sang along to all the ‘oldies’, I couldn’t believe how many of the songs we remembered the lyrics to, (and quite frankly, how stoned the writers must have been to write such nonsensical tunes). Music… Continue reading Take a road trip to the future
I finally did it. After a decade of not really seeing the value in social media other than LinkedIn for personal use, I decided to join Facebook. I know, I’m rather late to the party and many of the ‘cool kids’ have moved on to other platforms, but I’m just one of many baby boomers who… Continue reading How social media improves your brain health