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Ode to a golf ball

My thanks to George and the original author for this · Had William Wordsworth been a golfer, he would have written something like this about a golf ball ! · In My Hand, I Hold A Ball, · White and Dimpled, Rather Small. · Oh, How Bland It Does Appear, · This Harmless Looking Littl ...

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Raising Retirement Age

I read an article called · Raise Retirement Ages By Joseph Chamie, · that started with this “Raise retirement ages! That’s the simple, clear and unavoidable message that economics and demographics are sending to governments around the world.” · The author goes on to give some int ...

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Fear of Retirement

The following is from a survey of over 1,000 Americans by Zety (an online Career site) · Conclusion · Fear of retirement is real. For many people, it trumps even the fear of death or illness. And like other fears and anxieties, much of it is driven by uncertainty. · Our research ...

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Pay off the Mortgage or not?

There is a worldwide trend that is growing for those who are close to or who are retiring or retired. Between 1990 and 2015 the percentage of 55–64-year old’s who owned their home without a mortgage fell from 70 percent to 47 percent, During the same period, the percentage of tho ...

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Ready or Not, Retirement is coming

Are you ready for retirement? I thought I was, but I was not, and I went back to work for eight more years because I loved it and hoped to do it forever. But after eight years of full retirement, I love my job and I hope to do it forever (or at least another 19 years). · When I f ...

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The Creative Mind

I love the magic that creative people bring to the table. My daughter and my son are creative, as is my son's girlfriend, as is my wife. I love to be around creative people for all the charm, individualism and drama they bring to any situation. Over the years I have been very luc ...

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Anxiety and Exercise

A Swedish study analyzes data from 400,000 people of both sexes, which tracked them for up to 21 years explored exercise’s lasting benefit when it comes to preventing anxiety disorders. The study looks at how exercise intensity corresponds to a reduction in anxiety for both men a ...

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first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools ...

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Mobility Options

The following is a guest post by · Steven Lee a director of Electric Bike and Moped manufacturer Evolts. In his request for a guest post, he said, "We have been designing and building two-wheel vehicles for over 20 years, · Including the GIGABYKE electric moped distributed throug ...

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Three pillar approach to retirement

Governments the world over are struggling to cope as the number of people who are retiring grows. Not only are more people retiring, but we are living longer, and we are just coming out of a Pandemic which will slow economic growth. According to one study, indexing benefits and re ...

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Cramming for retirement

Failing to plan is planning to fail.” As cliché as it sounds, it’s a piece of advice that too many people are failing to act on especially when it comes to retirement. I speak from personal experience. I retired before I was ready and even though I had more than five years left b ...

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Some British Humour

In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in their home-cooked burgers. Even places like Burger King have had to admit that there are "small amounts" of horse meat in their burgers. · Tesco is a big supermarket chain in the UK. Within hours of the news t ...

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Adult children and their parents end of life journey

My Niece, who was in her early 50’s died almost two years ago, but the pain of her passing is still hard for the family. We were out to dinner with her Mom and Dad and their partners the other day. Because of COVID the Celebration of Life had been postponed and was held about two ...

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Pension Awareness Day in the UK Sept 15th

Did you know that the United Kingdom has a Pension Awareness Day on September 15th? The Pension Awareness Day takes place annually on September 15 with the aim to alert the nation that they need to save more for their retirement. · The campaign was created by Pensions Geeks which ...

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Some random thoughts to pass the day

Don't all those goody-goodies who tell you that life is "how you take it" make you want to scream? · Me too, but let us have patience with them. · Life's not about how you take it, it's about the glory of living deliberately and crafting circumstances, magnetizing players and for ...

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Living in the present.

The best remedy for dealing with a troubling past and an uncertain future is living in the present. · I was going to post this yesterday which was Monday in my time zone, but I was lost in time. · Today is Monday morning. I know there aren't too many people who are excited about ...

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What older Canadians have said about the use of cannabis:

 In the workshops we give on Health and Wellness to seniors in Canada, (because of ZOOM we are giving workshops in Edmonton, and Ottawa, not just in BC) many participants have asked us about the use of medical cannabis. So, about a month ago, I did some searching and came up with ...

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Anxiety attack

 Many of us are fighting to stay in our own zone, and sometimes we let the demons overtake us, and we give in to our anxiety and our fear. That is ok because we live in scary times and we survived as a species because when we were afraid, we took action to fight or to flee. Somet ...

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Stay at Home Living App

An app created by two South Surrey residents has found national success in its ability to easily keep seniors connected, entertained and healthy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ·  Around this time last year, Carolyn Glazier and Barry Jones watched as the pandemic kept B ...

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For those over 60

My thanks to John for this article · This is for you. I really like what is said here and am going to try my best to follow it. Thank you to the person who wrote this. · Between 60 and death. It's time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don't just keep it for tho ...

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