Month: November 2017

November 29, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

We can enrich our lives and the lives of others in this second chapter of life. A Personal Manifesto is a tool we can use to achieve this very desirable objective. If you are near or at the age of retirement you have another 25 or more years to live according to Laura Carstensen PhD…

November 24, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

A QUOTE BY MAYA ANGELOU HAS A LOT TO DO WITH WELL-BEING IN RETIREMENT. I’LL SHARE IT WITH YOU IN A MOMENT. IF WE ARE TO BE ABLE TO COUNT OUR LIVES AS ONES BEING WELL LIVED, WE BETTER HAVE SOME PURPOSE FOR GETTING OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING SO WE DO NOT CONFORM…

November 21, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

  When my wife and retired and bought a little house on the Costa del Sol in the south of Spain we had a large number of ex-pat neighbors from England who habitually met at 4:00 p.m. for gin and tonics and after 2 or 3 hours of drinking and laughing they’d stagger home. We…

November 17, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

The single best way to ensure that ours is being “A Life Well Lived” is to use a portion of it engaged in thinking. Without the pressure of a deadline we can really take time to get reacquainted with ourselves. We can ask ourselves; What am I, now that I am no longer ————-(fill in…

November 15, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If we enter into our lives after our working career has ended with the intention of being able to say; “Mine is a life being well lived”-we, ideally, find ourselves in the enviable position of having time to ourselves. That is the time made available to us by not being a slave to the tyranny…

November 10, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

A life well lived is the goal for all of us who are of the retirement genre. Those who are about to, those that already have and those just starting to think about it. “What would most contribute to our ensuring the goal that everyone of us has in commom?” The goal of experiencing a…

November 7, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

Author Pati Hope, whom I count as one of my deareast friends, is a bundle of vitality. She is the epitome of a person living life as well. She is committed to helping others and to living her positive philosophy. She created September as self-care month and in her monthly newsletter has an army of…

November 1, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

A challenge many people face as they approach or are in retirement is asking themselves if they have enough money to be happy. I know this from the numerous interviews I’ve conducted with people entering into the second chapter of their lives. This question has become significantly more problematic with the increased life expectancy we…