Retirement Happiness — Get pleasure from your habits

Let’s face the truth — we get pleasure from our habits. Habits govern most aspects of our daily lives. They give us a sense of security. Our internal GPS loves habits and drives us to repeat them. Habits give us pleasure because we are emotionally and psychologically attached to certain behaviours and activities.  We do […]

Happiness in Retirement — How to Understand Gossip

Do you understand gossip?  Do you take part in gossip?  Do you ‘share’ information with others? Wikipedia defines gossip as “idle talk or rumor, especially about personal or private affairs of others.  It is one of the oldest and most common means of sharing facts, views and slander.” The word gossip implies mean, malicious, negative talk.  […]

Happiness in Retirement — Walk out of Boring Meetings

Yesterday I walked out of a boring meeting. Since I am no longer paid to sit through mind-numbing — or, perhaps, mind-dumbing events — I did something that I’ve not done before. I  gathered my things and left. Walking out is not my usual style.  I never skipped school. My formula for getting through grad […]

Achieve Retirement Happiness — Limit TV time

Media, especially television, is often the major form of companionship for older people. We’ve often heard that parents need to limit screen time for children. The same admonishment should apply to older people when it comes to TV viewing. Too much TV is dangerous. Why? Because television networks treat older people with disrespect. Network executives have […]