Still time to achieve your goals for 2020

  As 2020 draws to a close, we look back and see it has been a difficult year for almost everyone.  There has been much turbulence and change, some good, some terrifying.  Tough economic times have seen many people laid off work and for some, it has meant...

The Paradox of Choice applied to Retirement

This week I am going to break with form and send you a TED talk to mull over.  Yes, I am copping out because I have a lot on my plate with my building site winding up to conclusion, but when I watched this clip yesterday it got me thinking.  In our parents’ day there...

Living in a VUCA world

Moving to a new community in retirement and building the dream home for my third act is a pretty stressful experience on the scale of stressors.  I have mentioned previously how hard it is to integrate into a community of strangers from behind a mask, and I keep...

Finding Purpose in your Second Act

I don’t know about you, but at 66 I do not feel ready to stop working totally as implied in the definition of Retirement.  Yes, I love the idea of freedom to do the things I love, being able to exercise when I feel like it as well as hopefully some more socializing in...

Changing Direction

If nothing else, the sustained Lockdown has given me time to think.  At times I fear I have had too much time to think, but now my efforts seem at last to be consolidating.  It is a wonderful feeling when things start to come together.  After many years of marketing...

The Art of Walking

This week I refer to an article I read recently in a Blue Zones newsletter.  Those who have been following me for some time will know that I draw much inspiration from this movement that studies the lifestyle of centenarians.  Before Lockdown I was convinced I will...

Are you missing Casual contact?

My apologies for skipping a week but I was without an internet connection for close on a week.  The joys of country living, I presume, sent as my first lesson in slowing down from city ways! I moved into the small village of McGregor exactly a month ago, yesterday. ...