So , here you are, retired from your career, but still ready to go. If you have ever considered setting up your own business, now is the time. There are caveats. Watch the finances. Maybe do what you are interested in or are passionate about. Maybe do not start a restaurant. Consider how much time you want to put in to this and how much money you can afford to put in to the initial set up. There is a lot to be enjoyed in retirement, so do not dash into filling all your time.
We have seen the fraught social life of the under 5s. The under 13s are going non stop with maybe Friday off. but now that the over 65s are becoming more plentiful and in better health, will our children/minders be looking for playdates for us?. Oh, well you might laugh, but a few people have already asked me if I would be organising such a thing. They would like to be able to bring their Grannie.Grandad along to something fun, non patronising, where while there would be a ce
Recent figures released by the Statistics office from last year's census merit some thought. Between 2011 and 2016, the over 65 age group grew over 19%. The average age of the citizen went up by 16 months to 37.4 years. By 2041, there will be 1.4 million over 65, which will represent 22% of the population. At the moment we are approx 650,000, with 456 over 100. While the number of primary and secondary school students is rising by 7%, there has been a drop in the under 3s. Th
Ireland is stressed. We are no longer the happy little land where people had time to chat, have a pint, watch a match, take a stroll. Instead people rush from one activity to another. It is ironic the number of people who wake early to meditate. Go late to the gym. Sleep is the best remedy we have.. But the Nation is awake. Is today's workplace full of snowflakes? Well, yes and no. The stress, tension and strain of constantly striving to reach unattainable goals takes its tol
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The Third Act. Transformation, second chance, new career after retirement, Time ,Space. Opportunity for growth and development. The Third Act: After the Middle Ages Comes the Renaissance! ~Dr. MaryLynn PattonGail Sheehy puts the key question out there for our third act: will we be refreshed or resigned? This can be the best time in life if we release old roles, finish unfinished business, and find a renewal of purpose. As Jane Fonda’s Youtube posted on the third act proclaims
Every week Time magazine brings out its latest edition. It also has a very good on line service. It is constantly being added to , so as soon as something happens, one of Time's writers does an informative piece for the site. However, I have noticed that in listing the articles in the magazine, the first item is usually Health/Lifestyle. Obviously, this is what concerns most of its readers. This week they quote a study which shows that as little as 1 hour a week of exercise i