Nurture Creativity As You Grow Older

It was surprising to read that creativity studies in adults conducted by psychologists at the University of California Berkley showed that creativity tends to decline with age. Their research found that older adults showed fewer creative thought processes than children. https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/114/30/7892.full.pdf This study supports the idea that older people aren’t creative. Society generally regards elders as […]

Understanding the Science of Happiness

In the past few days, almost everyone who I’ve met wished me a ‘Happy New Year’.  These wishes reinforce the truism that people generally seek happiness for themselves and for others. Bookstores, bloggers, and podcasts offer countless self-help ideas to improve happiness. We’re urged to drink more water, get enough sleep, practise mindfulness, exercise regularly, […]

Nurturing Curiosity in Retirement

Last week, when my six-year-old granddaughter was visiting for her weekly ‘date’ with me, she posed questions about why leaves on trees change colour in autumn, fall off, and re-generate in spring. She asked, “Wouldn’t it be easier for the tree to keep its leaves all the time”?  We were admiring the yellow, red and […]

Biological Health Brings Retirement Wealth

A few days ago I attended another seminar about finances in retirement.  The presenter challenged everyone to bulletproof their finances with the usual tools including up-to-date wills, estate plans, powers of attorney, and tax strategies.  The presenter caught my attention with a discussion of health as a key aspect of wealth in retirement. The presenter […]