Wouldn’t that be amazing if we could live a life without absolutely any regrets? The best we can do in life though is try not to do things we will inevitably regret later. Here are 6 regrets you do NOT want to have in your life.
Are you woke? Have you been zoom bombed? Who is canceling culture and body shaming? Welcome to the newspeak of the New Normal. It’s not easy to define (and embrace) the New Normal. The only thing we know is that life has changed in so many ways that it’s hard to decide what to do next. “People have difficulty with change,” says New York Psychologis...Read More
Why would anyone choose to keep a job when they could retire (or go back to work when they could stay retired)? After all, “tradition” has it that most workers eagerly await retirement. We tend to think of it as our ultimate reward for decades of effort and hard work. But sometimes, the reality of retirement living doesn’t match ...Read More
Like their names suggest, osteopenia and osteoporosis are related diseases. Both are varying degrees of bone loss, as measured by bone mineral density, a marker for how strong a bone is and the risk that it might break. If you think of bone mineral density as a slope, normal would be at the top and osteoporosis at the bottom. Osteopenia, which affe...Read More
With more and more people living longer than ever before, it’s crucial to explore the best ways to maintain your physical and mental health as you grow older. Here are 5 Unhealthy Habits You Should Get Rid Of By Turning 50 Years Old
My home is lovely. My spouse is a good person. My health is very good. My kids, my grandkids are simply marvelous. And I’m grateful. But darn it – life has been turned upside down. During these crazy days, I’m trying, really, to maintain a schedule. I’m trying to do things that make me feel productive, a contributor, and yet – I haven’t hit my s...Read More
Yes, we’re entering the holiday season and under “normal” circumstances, list-making would be an essential part of adding joy (and order) to the season. But this is the year when things absolutely WILL be different. But let’s not throw out the baby with the “list-making” bathwater. List-making itself can be a m...Read More
NOTE: This appeared 2 years ago. We are thinking this is good “food for thought” in our Covid-19 era. Well, I’m giving it another try. Back in February , we attempted hip replacement surgery – but, long story short, it turned out I had an allergy I wasn’t aware of – so the surgery was called off. But today we...Read More
Often we see people who, in their early life, have a sympathetic and positive mind. But, 20 or 30 years later, those positive qualities slowly erode and are replaced with a propensity towards being grumpy, miserable and negative.
NOTE: AFL thanks Forbes, and author Janet Novack, Washington DC Bureau Chief and Assisting Managing Editor of Forbes, for this enlightening piece. Eventually, the economy and the stock market will recover and COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will be contained. Yet the current pandemic and its economic consequences could devas...Read More
OVER THE HILL?? I am kinda annoyed (and that’s putting it mildly). There’s a comment on the AFL Facebook page that says being After 50 is “over the hill.” Really? It’s ONLY so in the mind of that poor, misguided, disgruntled creature. How sad is that!! My goal is NOT to present some unrealistic, unattainable image of what life is like when you reac...Read More
Time management is part of life and just because you retire doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to using your time wisely. Having no job to arrive at on time and spend eight hours each day there is a blessing at times. Time is our most precious resource. It is the most valuable thing we have. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it canno...Read More