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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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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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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Writing Your Life Story

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2020 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (11)

How much time have you invested in scripting out the life you have? What if, today, you started to write out the script for your future? What would change for you? How do you really want to spend your time? What would it involve?

The key to living a full life is finding out what really matters to you, determining what you want and going after it full force.There has never been another you and this is your chance to figure ou...

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Obstacles or Opportunities?

Posted by [email protected] on September 12, 2020 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

If you periodically ask yourself whether you are happy doing what you are doing on a mundane or day-to-day basis you might carefully think about changing your approach.


By practicing these small achievements it can bring inspiration and re-start the process you change your attitude and sense of well-being.

Jim Rohn wrote in his book, "The Five Major Pieces to th...

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Change Your Closet Change Your Life

Posted by [email protected] on September 10, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (10)

It tickles me to think that I have several outfits hanging dull in my closet, unused for whatever reason. They aren’t going anywhere because I haven’t worn them anywhere. I guess I suffer from the term, “wardrobe clutter”.


Perhaps this is because making a choice in what to wear can be overwhelming. For example, It is a fact that women wear twenty percent of their clothes eighty perc...

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Transitioning Retirement

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2020 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 “I have had such a full life, 2 marriages, children, grandchildren, several careers and businesses, all on my own terms. I have traveled extensively. I love my life! But lately I have been feeling a bit despondent. I am 67 and fully retired, and life seems to have come to a dead stop. Never have I been without goals or dreams and it's disconcerting. Every day is the same...pleasant, peaceful, no worries or complaints, surro...

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Can You Re-Design Your Life During Covid 19?

Posted by [email protected] on August 8, 2020 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Sounds great, but since we live in the real world, can you take charge of your life when you’re already up to your eyeballs with the Covid virus and all its inconveniences?

After all, you can’t meet with friends and family as you have in the past. There’s no church, no volunteer work, no spa or swim in the public pool, no lunch dates, attending sports events or enjoying movies and theatre...

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