Share Your Life Story

Why wait till they hear your funeral eulogy to let your family and friends know what you did with your life? We often hear people saying ”We should have got Uncle Fred to tell us more about his life and now he’s gone and  it’s […]

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Who Are You?

“Who are you?”  It’s probably one of the most confronting questions we can be asked. The obvious answer – “I’m Paul, I’m married, live in Coffs Harbour, publish books, used to be in tourism, marketing, sports promotion and advertising etc” is also not the right […]

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Time: How Much Do You Have?

I was at a seminar last year and the presenter offered a great example of how fast the years go by.  She said “Life is like a roll of toilet paper.  In the early years it rotates slowly but as the paper gets used, it […]

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7 Tips On Working Till 70

The government has decided to progressively raise the retirement age to 70 so that it’s going to be the norm for many of us to work longer. If that’s to be the case, then it makes sense to look at what older workers need to […]

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Being Bored Can Be So Dull

While we’re still working, the idea of sitting around and just relaxing may sound very appealing. And it is – for a while. But if it becomes a major part of our life in retirement, we’re heading for trouble. Just watching lots of TV and […]

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Train your brain

Like most over 60s I’ve noticed that my short term memory is less than perfect. I had always assumed that it was a part of the ageing process and there wasn’t much that I could do about it. I was wrong! Recent medical research has […]

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Retirement is different for singles

You could be excused for thinking that there were no single retirees. Nearly all of the promotional material for retirement products shows attractive, happy couples having a good time on cruise ships, beaches and in restaurants. Not a single in sight! Well, currently there are […]

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Why being over 60 is cool

Our western culture is pre-occupied with youth and generally treats ageing as a tragedy. The young things in the media focus on negatives like wrinkles, memory loss and mobility issues and promote the belief that being over 60 is all bad news. Fortunately, much of […]

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