What plans do you have for 2020?

It seems the whole world is now geared up and tackling 2020, so perhaps I should too.  Somehow because I work for myself I never really take a total break, but it was lovely to have a break from writing, both this blog and the one I do for the 60&me website. Many...

Gratitude, does it make a difference?

  Along with the meditation and mindfulness, the term gratitude is very much in fashion right now.  Recently a friend lent me a copy of the ‘The Book of Joy’ which documents the week that the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu spent together in northern India.  This...

Solo Ageing, is this you?

I have written before on the topic of Elder Orphans, but today I would like to take this a step further and include anyone who is ageing alone.  This spreads the net wider to include widows and widowers, divorcees as well as those growing older with their children and...

5 Gruende im Ruhestand zu arbeiten

How is your German?  One of my blogs on the 60&Me has been translated for a Swiss non-profit  called Neustarter  (we are a non-profit-making foundation called “Neustarter”, established in Zurich, Switzerland. We support people who are more than 49, 64,...

Ageing with Attitude

I have recently joined the Retirement Coaches Association,  based in the US.  But that is not the focus of this blog, more an introduction, as the RCA held its annual conference a couple of weeks back and there is interesting information stemming from the gathering. ...

Are you Reinventing Yourself in Retirement?

For most of us, the life we lived when we were working is far removed from the life we plan to live when we retire.  The most obvious is that even if we do continue to work, we will be working in a different format, maybe even a  different industry.  Some of us become...

When the novelty of retirement wears thin

If you type ‘Retirement images’ into the Google search engine you come up with a host of joyous messages, visuals of happy couples relaxing on sunset beaches and silver-haired groups with big smiles keeping active.  If you look more closely, in between are a few...