Only you can create the poetry of your retirement

Regular writing—including creative writing—tends to follow logic, a certain theme and has a beginning and end. Poetry is different. Only you can create the poetry of your retirement because you are distinctly you.

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Spinach has impressive health benefits

Perhaps Popeye had the right idea about eating spinach for strength! This often underrated leafy green veggie has some impressive health benefits. So much so, that we could all take a leaf (pun intended!) out of Popeye’s book.

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The place of reflection in retirement planning

It’s important to think about your retirement and your plans, but it’s also important to reflect on the most important element of your retirement—you!

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Why it matters that you matter in retirement—Part 2

We need to matter in retirement. Knowing the problem before retirement means we can work on it before we get there, either by working on things that will continue to help us matter in retirement, or having a plan to make sure we will matter then.

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Is retirement bad for your health?

Your retirement may have an impact on your health. That’s the findings of three research projects in different countries.

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Why it matters that you matter in retirement—Part 1

Knowing that you ‘matter’ is important at any stage of life, but at retirement, some of the things that have given you a sense that you matter—particularly your job—are gone. On things that matter, one Swiss research paper concluded: ‘Mattering implies that people are not only connected to others, but that they feel that they are important to others.’

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Is fasting an effective weight-loss strategy?

Many people eat from the moment they wake up until the time they go to bed. But is this the best dietary pattern for our health?

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What if your best years are still ahead of you?

If your best years are ahead of you, what would they look like? When you’re in the retirement zone—planning for or in retirement—there’s a tendency to look back at life. To reminisce about the past. Reflect.

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The inaugural grey nomad awards celebrate excellence

The inaugural Grey Nomad awards were recently held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Established to recognise regional excellence for travellers over the age of 55 years—through communities, tourism operators and events—the awards created quite a buzz.

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Is your personality linked to your retirement spending?

How quickly you spend your retirement savings may be related to your personality. And your personality may impact more than if you have debt or a plan to leave an inheritance. That’s the finding of recent research by the American Psychological Association.

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