• Enjoying Retirement
  • Retirement Happiness — Use Your ‘Psychic Armour’

    One morning last week as I drove to the gym for morning exercise,  I listened to a short documentary about the importance of psychic armour. I was intrigued. I had never thought of psychic armour as a method of protection from the inevitable stresses or anxieties that can unexpectedly hit anyone at any time. Whether […]

  • Enjoying Retirement
  • Moving Brings Mental Challenges

    Most people are aware that moving is a physical process; however moving also brings mental challenges. As we prepared to move, we anticipated an amount of disruption to our lives.  We expected that the process of settling in to our new home would take several months. What we did not predict was the effect of […]

  • Enjoying Retirement
  • The Distraction Enemy in Retirement

    As too many tech devices compete for attention, I’m determined to deal with the distraction enemy in retirement. Who would have thought that technology would create angst after we’ve left the office? Whether from text messages, emails, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or old-fashioned voice mail, on most days digital demands rob every one of precious time. […]

  • Health
  • Why Laughter Keeps You Young …and Healthy too

    It’s no longer a secret that laughter keeps you young.  Researchers studying the process of aging know that laughter improves blood circulation — to the head and to the heart.  Laughing is good for you. A good belly laugh every day improves mood, improves physical health and improves emotional health.  Best of all, it’s free […]