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Why Do We Forget?

Posted by [email protected] on March 8, 2022 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (110)

We think of memory as it usually occurs when we are unable to recall, and it tells us that something is missing. But this is not a bad thing. What has happened, is that we never recorded the information in the first place! For a memory to stick well, it needs to have been attention-grabbing, interesting, or relevant to us. It also relies on association and finds the strength to new memories as support and family of memories.

It’s an important and necessary process in l...

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A Look at Who We Should Be

Posted by [email protected] on March 8, 2022 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (14)

Do you realize that most people are surprisingly unaware of which experiences make them happy or curious, enthusiastic, tranquil, affectionate, absorbed, or proud and which do not?

Old age, like any other stage in life, is a learning time. It may be here, in fact, that we learn best what life is all about. This is a time to do almost everything we can possibly do with all the life we bring into it. This is a time to live with intensity.


If we believe we&#...

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Smile,smile, smile!

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (81)

It looks like I'm still learning about one of life's rules. They say that laughter makes the world go round, so I need to say "Never, ever take yourself too seriously" and create some laughter as an important way of interacting.


It doesn't need to be earth-earth-shattering, but becoming more youthful certainly requires bending with life, coupled with an ability to adapt and leave room for happiness to follow.


Some advice received from a friend was happi...

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Posted by [email protected] on April 1, 2021 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (96)

Wouldn’t it be mind-bending if we could see into the future? Well…in a way we can! We all have our life stories or narratives and these stories actually become our future.


Retirement doesn’t just happen and is one of those rare opportunities to re-write the life script that may not have served us well. We make it happen our way by re-writing personal life narratives.


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Moving Forward to 2021

Posted by [email protected] on January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (11)


The new year approaches and this world is certainly changing rapidly. 2020 has been no exception.

I believe, all in all, that our generation has managed to face trials and tribulations this year, with grace, as we stay informed about the electoral college, rising COVID-19 cases and subsequent issues over vaccinations, waiting for agreement on a federal stimulus package and budget, widespread national unemployment and potential housing evictions.

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Retirement in a Social Wilderness

Posted by [email protected] on November 10, 2020 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (5)

As a retiree, there’s something that has been bothering me and I would like to figure it out. I sometimes wonder why some retirees appear to be living in a kind of social wilderness, a place where they have abandoned hope for finding new friends. Perhaps it’s a simple matter to make some decisions. Perhaps not.

One woman put it this way: “Retirement is a perfect occasion worth celebrating. It is one s...

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Transition: Our Bridge to Somewhere in Retired Life

Posted by [email protected] on November 6, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (22)

 The onset of a woman’s midlife crisis can present a challenge. Along with menopause and inevitable changes in family dynamics, it’s another lesson in change for women. As we move from one life stage to another, we must build bridges from where we have been to where we are going, and in order to build these bridges and make them strong enough to carry us across we should or even must:

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A Better Life

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (16)

Many people think there is nothing they can do about aging, although this isn’t true, unless you want it to be that way! I would rather like to think about the plusses that being a senior has to offer.


One of the most obviously important life lessons we've heard from time to time, is that the past is gone forever, and the future will never be here. Rather, the present is the only moment where we get ...

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Living Optimally in Retirement

Posted by [email protected] on October 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (3)


I wonder…is normal acceptable?

It is, during this extremely difficult time and during the unbelieably horrendous virus, that I must challenge on how to optimally live among some of the goals that haven’t yet been realized.

The blessing of retirement is the realization that life is not over but beginning in a whole new way, as we adjust to what we've already known.

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Re-Inventiveness in Retirement

Posted by [email protected] on October 29, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Can you redefine "aging" and “senior” without getting upset that each day makes you older than the day before? It’s all about staying in that right psychological, physical and emotional state that allows for peak levels of happiness. One requirement is to become mentally tough and shift away from seeing aging as a threat.

For example, would you like to think that (all) older people are fr...

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