Retirement Psychology

The Seven Pillars of a Fulfilling Retirement: Ways to Retire Happy Done

May 24, 2013 Retirement Psychology

By Kathy Barthel for Comfort Life, a division of Our Kids Media The seven pillars of a fulfilling retirement are social, environmental, spiritual, sexual, emotional, physical and intellectual. These are the seven areas of life that you need to participate in to be healthy and happy. The more engaged you are in these areas (volunteering […]

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How to Spot & Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 15, 2012 Retirement Psychology

By Jeanie Keogh World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15thprovides the opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities and governments to recognize and build awareness that many older people experience abuse or neglect. In Saul Bellow’s book Mr. Sammler’s Planet, an elderly Mr. Sammler witnesses a pickpocket in action on a New York City bus. Being frail, […]

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Are you Neglecting Your Mental Health?

April 20, 2012 Retirement Psychology

It’s important not to neglect your mental health and overall well-being. Just like you need to exercise regularly you can use these strategies to boost our your overall well-being and nurture your mental health.

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How to Be Happy in Yourself and Your Relationship

February 17, 2012 Retirement Psychology

By Kim Leatherdale What makes one person happy and productive while another is unhappy and frustrated?  Duke University did a study on “peace of mind” a few years back and found nine factors that contributed to emotional and mental stability. 9 Factors that Contribute to Emotional and Mental Stability An absence of suspicion and resentment.  […]

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Strategies for Caregiver Stress Relief

August 22, 2011 Retirement Psychology

By Kim Leatherdale Let us face it care giving is an extremely stressful task – mentally, physically and emotionally. Those who take care of aging parents are generally on 24/7, with very little help even from other family members. Care giving, as many find out, can be a physically and emotionally draining task that takes […]

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Procrastination vs. Productivity

June 15, 2011 Retirement Psychology

By Ranka Burzan “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried”- unknown I’d like to start by telling you I am very happy with what I do these days, organizing people’s homes and offices; but it wasn’t always that way. I am a former delinquent of procrastination so I have some firsthand knowledge of […]

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Travel and Retirement

March 4, 2011 Retirement Psychology

By Dr. Larry Anderson Travel is the second most common leisure activity reported by many retirees. Retirement can provide us with an opportunity for personal growth through expanded leisure activity much wider than fishing or playing golf. It can also help us develop new senses of identity without interference of routines associated with our work […]

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Getting Started Over and Over Again

January 25, 2011 Retirement Psychology

By Dr. Larry Anderson Life is a process and retirement is a new step.  Some of us, particularly if we had a professional career, may after retirement find ourselves longing for the power and prestige of our previous work.  In short, we need to be noticed. For me as a university professor, it is a […]

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Aging, Ageism and Longevity

December 14, 2010 Retirement Psychology

By Dr. Larry Anderson Not long ago, it was reported by researchers, in a longitudinal study, which began over 30 years ago, that persons in midlife who have positive attitudes toward aging live an average of seven and a half years longer than those who are negative about their aging selves. The findings are independent […]

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Continuing Social Interests into Retirement

October 26, 2010 Retirement Psychology

Since my days as a graduate student, I have been involved in social activities. After finishing my master’s degree, in order to continue my education I moved to Detroit Michigan where earned a PhD. I also joined the civil rights movement.  Many of my fellow activists were Baby Boomers who are now approaching their retirement […]

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