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 who report a higher level of social support have better...
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 Prevention article explaining how much time we should spend outdoors. Read...
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 information on healthy lifestyle are made more readily available. Don't focus...
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 Brown, a therapist in San Francisco. Very important points to not...
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 is important that play is inherently pleasurable. Positive emotions trigger...