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December 15, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

You, no doubt, are reading this blog or it was recommended to you by someone who cares about you and your happiness. The fact that you are reading it tells me that you are success minded. By success minded I mean that you have a desire to make this second chapter of your life as,…

December 12, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

A question I hear frequently is, “Should I work now that I’ve reached the age of retirement? Work: “Anything you are doing when you’d rather be doing something else.” Humor: One retiree sez to another;” I go fishing in a well in my backyard every day.” Retiree #2 “Do you ever catch anything?” Retiree #1…

December 8, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

Successfully Living in the 2nd Chapter of Life. Now what? Is the question I asked myself as I sat contemplating my future after my own retirement. I’ve since discovered that most people are asking the same question in one form or another. Some have found the answer and are enjoying a happy joy filled second…

December 5, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

Patricia and I finished our stay in Lucerne , Switzerland and drove our rental car down through the Alps to Como, Italy on our way to Venice. As I recall, the tunnel connecting the two countries at that point is about 10 to 12 miles long. Most of us remember from our history classes in…

December 1, 2017 Byron Thompson No comments exist

As I said in my previous blog we can enrich our retirement years by writing a Personal Manifesto. A statement of our values and how we intend to live our lives. It can provide a beacon to keep us on the path to being the person we want to be. It can also assure us…

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…