Coping with Fear of the Future

How can we cope with fear of the future? Why does fear of the future become a preoccupation as we grow older? Older people have many fears in common including fear of dying, fear of living in pain, fear of losing independence, and, of course, fear of getting old. Most days, some worry about getting […]

Retirement Happiness and Positive Psychology

In recent weeks I’ve been researching positive psychology for guest posts that I write for a UK newsletter.  I’ve been considering how the principles of positive psychology can  increase retirement happiness. The field of positive psychology is largely attributed to the work of Martin Seligman.  Positive psychology seeks to understand the nature of happiness and […]

Retirement Happiness — Staying Relevant

Staying relevant is important for retirement happiness. The world changes everyday.  Most often we attribute the pace of change to technology.  But there are also legal changes, economic changes, language changes, style changes. When there is no need to prove professional competence in the workplace, staying relevant and abreast of changes is challenging.  Without interaction […]

Does the way we think matter?

Paying attention to the way we think matters. Thoughts create reality through memories, observations, judgements, perceptions and intentions. People flourish with a healthy mindset that is focused on positive, worthwhile things. When we think positive and not negative thoughts, when we are careful with self-criticism, and when we treat others with respect, we cultivate the […]