Why aging does not have to be a losing battle

Everybody wants the benefits of good health in retirement.  Aging is not a losing battle.  Senility, grouchiness, poor memory, body aches and pains don’t necessarily go with aging. Taking care of your health requires a few good habits that are neither costly nor onerous.  Most of these habits become enjoyable as they become part of […]

What? Stress in Retirement?

As I was preparing to retire, I believed that leaving the world of work and its associated career demands meant that I would leave stress behind.  Not so.  Postworksavvy has discovered that retirement brings its own sources of stress. Retirement life decisions demand managerial skills similar to those used at work.  Setting priorities, controlling finances, […]

7 Easy Ways to Maximize Health

Retired people rank health security among their highest priorities for a successful retirement.  Last year, during the weeks and months following hip surgery, I struggled with limited mobility.  I realized how much I had taken my good health for granted. I also realized what every Postworksavvy reader knows — good health is essential for a happy retirement.  You […]

Is your curiosity keeping you mentally sharp?

As I watch my cats explore any new package that enters the house, or inspect visitors before approaching them, I realize that curiosity and careful scrutiny is their method of analyzing new situations.  Ever curious and hopeful for attention, novelty or food, they approach new situations by exploring.  Eventually this natural inquisitiveness is rewarded — […]

Do you suffer from 'brain' overload?

Our brains are constantly bombarded with stimulation.  Smart phones, emails, social media, internet, television and other forms of infotainment raise the levels of physiological and nervous activity in our brains and in our bodies.  Information overload, too many choices for human powers of attention, and constant demands for decisions stretch our brain-power to capacity.  Technology […]