Passionate Retirees

When Inspired, You Don’t Tire Easily

We recently returned from a trip to the USA during which we hired two separate vehicles. During a five-week period, we traveled over 10,000 kilometers. Initially, we went skiing in Colorado then journeyed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mt Rushmore, the Badlands of South Dakota, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and traversed Montana to Yellowstone National Park. On ...Read More

Relationship Secrets for Sexy Seniors

We here at After Fifty Living are SOOOO excited.  AFLs Dr. Ely Lazar, joined by wife Dr. Adele Thomas, have just published “Relationship Secrets for Sexy Seniors.”  We all know how important relationships are – ALL kinds of relationships – not only in youth and middle age – but yes, especially as we enter into and expl...Read More

Have Helicopter, Will Travel: 3 Awesome Rides

I always thought that a helicopter ride was fraught with much more danger than jetliners. Was it just a perception or was it real? I looked up the statistics, and it turns out that helicopter crashes occur with a greater frequency of 35%. However, it turns out that you are more likely to survive helicopter crashes so it all balances out. The value ...Read More

Aging: What You Need To Know about This Area of Human Exploration

Is it Moral to Artificially Extend Life? Do you believe that we can live to 200, 500 or even 1000 years? It may seem crazy, but there some researchers who think that we can extend life to such an extent. I wonder if these same researchers believe in the “hot” topic at the moment; climate change or global warming? At the same time that these scienti...Read More

Remember Him? The “Incredible Shrinking Man?”

In the 1950’s there was a science fiction movie, The Incredible Shrinking Man. It tells the story of a man who is exposed to a strange cloud while on a boat. Soon afterward, he starts to shrink…and shrink…and shrink. At one point, he is relegated to being chased by a cat and living in a doll house. Eventually, he just…disappears. The movie had terr...Read More

Phubbing – The New Way To Ruin A Relationship

In the old days, relationships were often under stress when for example, on a Sunday, the husband sat watching football most of the afternoon, oblivious to his wife. A bomb dropping could not tear him away from the TV screen. The suggestion that they do something together was not even on the agenda. It seems we humans—well okay men—can come up with...Read More

Our Remarkable World. And Yes, It’s Bipolar

I remember growing up in the 1950s with TV programs such as “Leave It To Beaver” and “Ozzie and Harriet” where mom, dad, and the kids led happy lives. There was no divorce, drug taking, mental illness or sex. It was a very sanitized view of life that wasn’t real, but it reflected the times. Of course, life is not that way. There is a mental health ...Read More

A Time To Think Outside The Box

You wouldn’t think that the words retirement and daring go together. It may be counterintuitive, but you have the freedom and opportunity to be daring, especially as you don’t have to worry about whether you are going to cause strife with friends or work colleagues. Our earlier years may have been regimented but now in retirement we can push the bo...Read More

Neuroplasticity: You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Today in the western world, Alzheimer’s Disease ranks high as a cause of death. This is increasing at a rapid rate as the population ages. By 2050, it is going to be a real crisis. The costs alone to society will be staggering if the trend continues. The good news is that we can do something about it. If you are thinking that there is no cure...Read More

Structure Governs Function And Why It’s Important To You

What is the difference between a sleek sports car with a low centre of gravity as opposed a large box-like truck? Obviously, their structures are totally different and as a result they operate differently. How a house is built determines things such as circulation, humidity and temperature. If you want an energy efficient house, it needs to have di...Read More

Want To Be Happy? Here’s How!

For many people, happiness is something out of reach and never attained. In our world today, we have more, spend more with the freedom we have to pursue any of life’s pleasures, yet happiness still eludes many. So much of the health industry with its drugs, injections and procedures to enhance us, is done in the belief that we’ll be happier. We sea...Read More

A Life Event – and The 7 Lessons I Learned

Events in life have a way of humbling us. We all have those incidents that we may have perceived as negative, however, if we appreciate what occurred as a learning experience, we can benefit from it. In January 2009, while skiing in Utah, Adele sustained a severe trauma. The result was a fractured hip that necessitated hip replacement surgery the f...Read More

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