Everyone knows a cancer survivor. No one knows an Alzheimer’s survivor. That is about to change. Just in time. Currently, there are 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s; currently, another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds; and currently, each American has a 50:50 chance, at age 84, of having Alzheimer’s. But there is new...Read More
The Boomer Blog
I retired from my full-time position in April 2011, switching to 3-day-a-week consulting; and I retired from my part-time position to full retirement in April 2017. With the first transition to part-time, it was smooth with no surprises; however, with the transition to full retirement, there were three important and unexpected lessons / surprises.
Longevity studies offer a clear equation. The lower your blood pressure, the longer you live; and the higher your blood pressure, the shorter you live. Unfortunately, one in three Americans have high blood pressure – blood pressure 140/90 (or higher). At age 65, 75% of women have high blood pressure, and 65% of men have...Read More
Let me ask: When did you last touch the earth? Was it a couple of minutes ago? An hour ago? A couple of days ago? A couple of weeks ago? Here’s what counts as touching the earth. Walking barefoot on the dirt or sand, yes. Gardening with your hands, yes. Or swimming in the ocean,...Read More
If I were to list my top ten stressors in retirement, it would include several issues that I would never have imagined. Right now, four of those top stressors would be Breaking News, Fake News, Robocalls, and Non-Requested Email Ads. Do they sound insignificant? They are not. They can ruin a nice daydream. I am apolitical....Read More