Posts Tagged "happiness"
“It ain’t over till it’s over,” so wherever you are on your journey—retired, semi-retired, planning to retire, still working—keep setting goals. Why? Because life is a continuum. So, what if I told you the end goal of life is to attain wisdom?
Researchers have identified wisdom as a positive predictor of successful aging. Happiness is deeply rooted in wisdom. It’s not surprising, then, that researchers such as Drs. Monika Ardelt, sociologist, and V. Jeste, neuropsychiatrist would suggest that seniors should set as their goal to attain and grow in wisdom. He…
Calling it the holiday blues seems a bit dismissive. For many seniors, the sadness they experience during or after the holiday season is much more serious than a cute catch phrase.
And a lot of folks suffer. In fact, an eye-opening 64% of adults says they’re affected by the so-called “holiday blues,” and more than a quarter say they’re affected “a lot” by this phenomenon, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
What’s worse, when combined with other factors – failing health or immobility, loss of friends or family, etc. – the holiday-…
You’ve worked hard all your life. You put in the hours to build a successful career, and now you’re enjoying the fruits of your labor in retirement. Sure, rest and relaxation are an important part of this chapter of your life—but you can’t sit around and read a book forever.
Why not follow your passion? What brings you joy? Retirement is the perfect time to rediscover activities you once cherished or harnessing the skills you’ve always wanted. Now is the time to be happy, and we’ve got the perfect steps to finding your bliss.
In order to find y…
Enjoying a Purposeful, Long, & Healthy Life
How does moving to Sardinia sound?
What if the move promises you a purposeful, long, & healthy life? Five communities in the world, Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, have the lowest rates of middle age mortality, dementia, longest- lived women, highest concentration of centenarian men and some residents who live ten more healthy years than the average American. These areas have been identified as the “Blue Zones”.
The Nine Lessons of Blue …