Husband Away — Time for solitude

My husband’s away and it’s time for solitude. Postworksavvy readers know that my husband does an annual junket to Trinidad and Tobago to celebrate Carnival and to visit family and friends. I’ve been there, done that. In over 45 years of marriage, I’ve visited his country many times and don’t feel a need to keep returning. […]

Retirement Happiness — 7 Ways to Stay Hopeful

Perhaps there is no life quality that is more important than hope. Since Nelson Mandela’s death the media has focused on the life of this extraordinary leader. Hope was integral for the vision given to his people.  Hope played an important role in the South African journey to achieve democracy — hope for a better life […]

Retirement Happiness — 5 reasons to live for today

I recently listened to an interview with Petula Clark who is now in her early 90s. She talked about achieving happiness by forgetting the ‘good old days’ and instead, focusing on living for today. The comment made me think about how many retired people spend too much time living in the past.  They meet former […]