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Breaking up (with your car) is hard to do

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017   3:07 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

My bicycle rested on my hip, one wheel spinning. The front tire had slid sideways against the lip of a driveway, and boom. My knees and hands hit, then my helmet, with a crack that left my ears ringing.   Cars passed by in a steady parade. A few eased over the center line to …more

Biological Age and Retirement Spending

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017   1:07 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Although age aint nothing but a number according to a popular song by Aaliyah, when it comes to financial planning age is just as important as that other number, the amount of money you have saved for retirement. Your ubiquitous age pops up in all sorts of calculations over your financial and economic life-cycle. It …more

All I Got for Christmas Was a Colonoscopy

Sunday, January 29th, 2017   3:39 pm |  Category:   Health, Humor, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Christmas has come and gone. The presents have long been stored away in a closet or taken back to the store and returned. The last of the Christmas cookies and candy have disappeared and the decorations are safe in their boxes for another year.   While it is already well into January as I write …more

Transitioning into Retirement

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016   7:37 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

“Retire from work, but not from life. “ – M.K. Soni   When we retire, the biggest complaint most people have is that they have too much time on their hands. Unfortunately, retirement often means more time to ruminate on what is not working in our lives. We can often feel directionless and purposeless. The …more

When life is good, savor it

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   3:03 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

“Savor this moment. Appreciate it. Life won’t always be so good.”   The voice in my head echoed a reminder I knew I needed to savor. From past experiences I understood that life would not always be on track, and I understood on some level that I would need to remember the good life again, …more

Healthy Ageing Is More Than Just Exercise

Sunday, July 24th, 2016   12:20 am |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I, like many people in their twenties, felt that old age was a very long way away. And that elderly people didn’t experience the same emotions and desires as us youngsters. But, in making a documentary about a group of elderly people in Denmark, I realized I was completely wrong.   I’m a British filmmaker …more

The Treadmill is My Friend

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   5:38 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

One thing about retirement is that it gives you a lot of time. Suddenly you have to come up with something to occupy yourself during the hours and hours of those long retirement days.   For some it’s easy. They just transition into retirement by throwing themselves into a lifelong hobby which they could only …more

If I have to live with Dementia

Thursday, July 7th, 2016   9:09 pm |  Category:   Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

I have encountered dementia both in family members and also in my working life. As a result, I would add one extra task to consider when planning for later life. That is, instructions on how you would like to be treated in the event of your having to live with Dementia. My “Living with Dementia …more

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