Retirement Happiness requires time and effort

The great things in life always take time and never come without effort and patience. A successful retirement journey needs planning, work and periodic adjustments. Retirement happiness won’t happen without some forethought. During the summer while hanging out at the cottage, I thought about how I felt about my retirement  three years ago.  Although I […]

Happiness in Retirement — Quick Fixes for Staying Happy

On most days I am a happy person.  But sometimes joints hurt, morning coffee tastes a bit off,  the sky outside is cloudy, and there are pesky tasks to complete. It’s easy to sink into a dismal mood. The promised land of retirement happiness feels elusive. On such days it’s worthwhile to do a quick […]

Happiness in Retirement — Summer After Labour Day

Summer after Labour Day offers at least three weeks of the season without all the pressure of barbecues, parties, festivals, and sun tanning on the beach. As I walked the beach this week, it felt like I could re-claim it. Most of the tourists and summer people are gone.  The beach is empty. I have […]