Dealing with change

Dealing with change in retirement is important. Like most people, I like to think that I’m good at dealing with change. I can adapt. But recently, I had to confront myself.  Our niece was visiting us last month. The conversation turned to tactics for protecting the brain and keeping it active to assist in warding […]

Sometimes you’re forced to slow down

Sometimes you’re forced to slow down. Sometimes it’s necessary to retreat from the world — to stop completely. No appointments.  No activities. No gym time.  No cooking.  No errands.  Nothing.. I’ve had over a week of slow time suffering from a severe flu. I could whine and complain about the unfairness of such an illness […]

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 […]