There is a natural progression for most things in life where there is a beginning and an ending. Most phases or experiences usually have a distinct starting point and a final finish. This also occurs with aging as the early years are categorized as infant, toddler, preschooler and so on with each … [Read more...] about Beginnings and Endings
It is sometimes difficult to think specifically about what your purpose in life is, but reminding yourself is good for your health. According to Victor Strecher, author of “On Purpose” and Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, It is important to have a purpose, a … [Read more...] about Finding Your Purpose in Life is Good for Your Health
I came to America as an 8-year old refugee from the Vietnam War, along with my five brothers, my parents, and my grandmother. My parents were broken in spirit, but still retained enough pride to refuse food stamps and welfare assistance from our new homeland. They reminded us often that we have the … [Read more...] about Asian Philosophy and Retirement Planning
Baby boomers who are currently in their 50’s and 60’s are beginning to view retirement differently than the previous generations and are redefining what it means to retire. Which is a good thing as the old model for retirement no longer fits the new reality. In fact, many boomers will consider … [Read more...] about Common Misconceptions about Retirement
My favorite cartoon character when I was young was Snoopy. So much so that my bedroom was filled with Snoopy. Snoopy dolls, Snoopy quotes and even Snoopy curtains. I even learned how to draw Snoopy on top of his dog house and spent many hours in art class perfecting this skill. And my favorite … [Read more...] about Come On Get Happy!
Most of us live for the time that lies right ahead of us. A few days, weeks, years. One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead. And when time no longer lies ahead of one, other … [Read more...] about Time and Planning