Regrets are common: handling them may not be easy

No one gets through life without gathering regrets of some kind. That means by the time we get to retirement, they have the potential to have a huge negative impact on our lives.

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5 ways to lower retirement stress levels

I was surprised to discover that retirement was ranked as number 10 in the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory list of 43 life stressors. For instance, the death of a spouse is the number 1 stressor and is given 100 points. Divorce is number 2, with 73 points. Retirement, at number 10, is given 45 points.

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The danger of sacrificing wellbeing for financial gain

There’s a trend among the middle-aged to focus on work and income at the expense of their personal wellbeing. It’s often done with the hope that they can work on wellbeing later—in retirement, perhaps.

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5 things men need to know about retirement

Not all men are the same, of course, but there are some generalisations that fit most men. Here are five things men need to know about retirement.

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Is the pursuit of happiness a good goal for retirement?

Is the pursuit of happiness a good goal? Well-known Australian social researcher Hugh Mackay says, No! Happiness is a somewhat shallow goal and mostly unworkable. Wholeness is the thing to aim for.

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The advantages of socially connecting before retirement

One of the issues some retirees face is a lack of social contact when they retire. That’s why it’s good to get socially involved before retirement so you have connections in place.

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5 lessons we can learn about life from the elderly

‘If you want to be happy, learn to think like an old person.’ Excuse me? That sounds so wrong-headed. So why should we learn to think like an old person? Here are five reasons from John Leland’s book ‘Happiness is a Choice You Make’.

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5 ways to improve your life and health span

‘Superagers’ is the term coined for those more than 80 years of age who have the cognitive capacities of adults much younger. When some of their brains were checked—after they had died—scientists think these cognitive abilities may come from the presence of certain brain cells: Von Economo.

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Don’t allow loneliness to be a part of your retirement package

Loneliness is a growing problem—an epidemic, say some. And it can hit retirees if they aren’t careful. In the workplace, we’re usually forced to mix with people as part of the job. In retirement, you choose to mix or not.

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Podcast: Living More Happy now and in retirement—Part 3

This is the final of three podcasts where Dr Darren Morton talks about findings in his new book, Live More Happy.

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