What’s the best thing about retirement? Retirees tell

What’s the best thing about retirement? That’s one of the questions I’ve been asking during extensive interviews with individuals and couples who have been retired for more than two years.

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Recognising the processes retirement brings—Part 3

Identity bridging is a process that can help people transition into retirement, and particularly if they’ve been strongly engaged in their work. According to Teresa Amabile from the Harvard Business School, it can help bring about a fulfilling retirement.

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Six steps to help you prepare for your retirement

So, you’re thinking about retirement more than you have in the past. Have you thought about what you could be working on over the next 12 months? Here are six steps.

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Home cooking—the secret to healthy eating

What has happened to the good old-fashioned home-cooked meal? Decades ago, dinner time meant a simple home-cooked meal (meat and three veg) on a pre-set dining table surrounded by family. Protein powders, health bars and frozen dinners were unheard of and slogging it out at the gym was still something of the future.

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How big is your retirement dream?

Aubrey de Grey, a Harrow and Cambridge-educated biomedical theorist claims that some people already alive may live up to 1000 years. But what would you do with that additional time?

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Preparing to flourish in retirement—part 2

A Wellbeing Survey was published that used Martin Seligman’s five pillars underpinning the ‘flourishing life’ to comment on wellbeing. The survey also revealed a number of self-care activities that help in building wellbeing.

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Preparing to flourish in retirement—part 1

The goal in life should be to flourish. That’s what psychologist and founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, says. In 2016, the Australian Psychological Society reported on an Australian Wellbeing Survey that used his five pillars underpinning the ‘flourishing life’ to comment on wellbeing.

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Seeing your retirement as a gift of time

It can be helpful to see your retirement as a gift of time. Actually, it’s more than helpful—it’s part of the reality of retirement.

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Lessons from the Leonard Cohen school of retirement

When Leonard Cohen died in 2016, aged 82, he had lived well past retirement age. Although he never actually retired—or set up a school of retirement—there are valuable lessons we can learn from his life.

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5 ways to tackle retirement envy coming from Facebook

A survey and report by the Harris Poll organisation shows that Americans are envious of friends who put on social media pictures of lavish vacations and purchases. They admit that they do the same thing, but that doesn’t take away the envy.

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