Retirement – A dream come true, or a scary movie!

Coming Soon – The Retirement Don’t want to miss a minute of life left after you retire? Click To Tweet Retirement, like getting married or raising a child, didn’t come with any instructions or a how to book.  We were just expected to know what to do.  Well if you’ve worked the largest majority of your life retirement was always a dream, and dreams are not reality.  It doesn’t matter if you retired with or without money the same types of issues arise. What are you going to do with possibly 30 years of life in retirement? No more turning or off the alarm I can still recall listening to colleagues dreaming of retirement.  They would talk about how great it was going to be not having to get up early in the morning and fight the traffic to get to work.  How they would be able to play golf and not have to worry about getting a Tee time.  Others talked about traveling whenever they wanted and not having to juggle around peak travel times or school holidays. Reality Dream one — Not having to wake up early: Next morning you wake up early, don’t want to miss a (more…)

It’s your attitude that will get you every time, awareness may be next

You hear me often write about how your attitude can help or hurt you as you get older.  Awareness is one of the keys to making it work for you not against you. Attitude still trumps Aptitude when it come to aging well Click To Tweet This short video – part of the larger course on Conscious Aging-  provides more information If you are interesting taking the rest of the course click Here (more…)

Are you afraid of retirement? Maybe you should be,

because what are you going to do with possibly 25 or 30 years of nonworking life left to live.   How will you spend your days, evenings and weekend when every is a HOLIDAY? So what are you going to do? What will get you up in the morning? Click To Tweet   Life and living are not mutually exclusive, both require your interaction. Having that much time on your hands means there are no real holidays.  What are long weekends, who needs them?  Not you! Sure there will be important dates to look forward to, but unless you have a huge family, filled with relatives, your own kids, lots of grandkids or even great grandkids, you are pretty much on your own.  Yes there are provincial, state, and federal holidays observed as well religious holidays, but these no longer have the significance they had while you were working.  You were just happy to have the day off, the good news is that now you can appreciate them for their true meaning.  That being said even the 30+ holidays in some places are going to leave you with a lot of time to fill. Too much time, too little to do to fill it? So (more…)