We typically think of being creative as something artistic. As this Washington Post article reports, researchers define being creative as “having the ability to make unexpected connections, either to see commonplace things in new ways — or unusual things...
One of the most important factors in a successful retirement is having strong social connections. This NextAvenue article highlights why this is so important and ways to make new social connections. One of the study researchers interviewed stated that "Older adults...
Many of you likely enjoy spending time outdoors- especially after being indoor so much during the pandemic. What we don't often consider, however, are the benefits of spending time outdoors and how much time should be spent in nature. This...
If you have followed my blog, you have likely noticed that there are a few articles about "Living to 100" or "Living Beyond 100."  These article topics are becoming more common as medical technology, advancements in medicine, and as...
This Star Tribune article begins...Building up a robust social network should be as much of a retirement planning goal as building up a robust 401(k). "Social networks are incredibly important and become meaningfully more important as we age," says Jacob...
As the author of this 3rd Act Magazine article points out, "Human beings are hard-wired to play and suffer when denied the opportunity. Why? Because play is adaptive, it promotes behaviors that help us to survive and thrive. It...
As this Time article points out..."Numerous studies have found that lifelong exercise may keep people healthier for longer; delay the onset of 40 chronic conditions or diseases; stave off cognitive decline; reduce the risk of falls; alleviate depression, stress and anxiety;...
It's possible to live longer and feel better if you have the right habits. This Livestrong post shares what internal medicine doctors, registered dietitians and certified personal trainers do to make sure they age well. Nothing earthshattering in the advice-...
Heightening our curiosity makes life more interesting on many levels. The author of this MarketWatch article shares ideas to stave off boredom. Read more...
This Kiplinger article includes some great ideas for those of you who enjoy gardening. The broader message for any activity we enjoy is to figure out ways to adjust to be able to do what you enjoy.  Don't stop- keep...
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