My Perfect Retirement Day

It is a public holiday here in South Africa and I don’t really want to spend the day at my computer, so I am going to throw it out to you, my readers!!   I was triggered by something I watched yesterday on the Sixty&Me site, into remembering a coaching exercise I...

Finding Meaning in Retirement

Last weekend I was invited to speak at a church in my local neighbourhood.  I use their facilities for my workshops.  Not sure what age the group would be, I decided to talk on restoring balance in your life after retirement.  In the question time, someone asked me if...

What happened to the Present?

Last week I was with a friend from University and she was struggling to remember a name.  I realised I regularly experience this problem.  Yes, I know, a senior moment, we all have them!  But they are happening more regularly, so I have given this some thought....

Retirement is different for Boomers

Last week I was interviewed for a South African woman’s magazine on the topic of starting your own business in retirement.  I was reminded during the interview of my frustration with the word retirement, for me it conjures up pictures of old people sitting around...

Make Retirement Work for You

MAKE RETIREMENT WORK FOR YOU” Workshop with Hilary Henderson 6% of South Africans have sufficient retirement capital to be able to maintain their current lifestyle when they retire. That leaves 94% having to either drastically cut their expenditure, or find a way to...

Can walking lengthen your life?

As I write, I am just home after my morning walk with the dogs in Newlands forest at the foot of Table Mountain.  Since the Autumn solstice, the morning walks are becoming crisper and bracing as we head for winter.  Why would I be sharing that with you?  Well, in...

How Happy are you?

  How do we measure happiness?  The Blue Zones  project says that we measure it through the following 3 factors: Pride: having a sense of pride in what you do, where you live, in your job etc. , Pleasure: how many times did you laugh or smile, how much joy do you...

How well do you sleep?

Do you find you are not sleeping as soundly as you used to?  The other night I managed 7 hours unbroken sleep and I cannot tell you how good it felt.  I woke up a different person.  That may not seem to be a huge deal, but if your norm is disturbed sleep and early...

Should we view Retirement differently?

  “It’s funny. Old age means endurance, continuity, survival. Things to appreciate, right? But popular culture seems to focus more on the negative than the positive aspects of growing older. In film and television, older adults are frequently depicted as...