Being the season for giving I thought I would share with you a condensed section from our new book that outlines the nine retirement principles for an exceptional retirement. Continue reading “A Retirement Present For You”
Being the season for giving I thought I would share with you a condensed section from our new book that outlines the nine retirement principles for an exceptional retirement. Continue reading “A Retirement Present For You” →
Editors note: sorry we were a little delayed in publishing this week’s blog. Busy with presentations and a small family medical emergency caused the delay. All is good and we will be back on schedule next week.
Immediately after my mother’s funeral I went on my annual fishing trip to The George. There isn’t much to do there other than fish, sleep and think about things. I ended up spending most of the trip thinking about my mother and the answer I had given to the funeral director about what my mother. Continue reading “Is Contentment A Necessary Ingredient In A Successful Retirement?” →
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
Well it finally happened and in a way I’m glad it did. My mother had been struggling with Parkinson’s for a long time, it had taken a big toll, she was tired with it and told me she was ready to leave for a better place. Continue reading “A Mother’s Love” →
For those of you in a relationship I’d be surprised if you did not realize that when it comes to happiness in life, how well you get along with your partner will have the biggest impact. Your partner is the person you’re going to be spending the most time with and if the relationship sours, it will take the joy out of retirement. Continue reading “Grey Divorce” →
To our international readers please indulge us this week as we lost a very Canadian music icon Gord Downie to cancer last week. While his group The Tragically Hip, had international success The Hip was largely a Canadian treasure. By the way Gerry here this week, I am going to set up my own profile one of these days but for now, I will share Mike’s profile. Continue reading “RIP Gord Downie” →
A new feature we will share every two weeks with you is called 101 Awesome Things To Do In VLR. Enjoy. Continue reading “101 Awesome Things To Do In VLR” →
I am giving Mike a blog break, as he keeps telling me he is busier now than when he was working for the Corp., but he loves what he is doing! Good Morning another long weekend ends here in Canada and today begins our family’s first day in over 14 years without our dear family dog Sasha. More on that later. Continue reading “Bad Things Are Going to Happen, So Bring On The Joy” →
It’s Never Too Late
Many people have heard the story about Grandma Moses who started painting when she was seventy-five years old and still managed to have a twenty-six-year career. Stories like hers seem so distant, so outside the realm of possibility, that it is hard to relate to. That is why I love the following story which was provided to me by our publicist Debby, below is her personal account of how her husband followed his passion and created a dream Victory Lap. A story like this is close to home so it takes on a whole new meaning. Enjoy! Continue reading “Victory Lap Lifestyle Profile #3” →
We are all social animals we crave interaction and generally don’t like being alone. We crave that feeling of togetherness being part of something bigger, the added comfort and safety that comes with being part of a group or a herd. The herd protects individuals from being singled out, and in the animal kingdom provides safety from being killed by a predator.
Many people have developed a “herd” mentality in life deriving comfort by going with the flow and if everyone else is going in one direction they must know something that we don’t. It is easier not to complicate things by forging our own path based on what we learn or believe. What happens if we are wrong and the herd is right?
When it comes to retirement the “herd” has been doing this retirement thing for a long time. So they must be right, right?
Most retirement books are focused solely on the financial aspect of retirement but as many of us are now learning there is much more to a successful retirement. The ultimate goal in retirement should be a simplistic, low stress, healthy, fulfilling lifestyle. This will ultimately optimize the quality of our remaining years. Stop believing that the more money you have saved, translates into a better retirement. Life doesn’t work that way. Continue reading “Blue Zones And Victory Lap Lifestyle” →