Learning from Pickleball

You have to have been living under a rock to not have heard about the pickleball craze. I only played a few times before this year. Then, in February, while visiting my sister-in-law and brother-in-law in Florida, I played a few times, and fell in love with the game. I’ve…

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Learning from My Mom

My mom passed away last year after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s. While the first six years were extremely challenging, my mom was in great spirits the final two years – and when the end came, she passed painlessly and peacefully, with my dad (her devoted husband of 64 years)…

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Optimism Can Extend Your Life

I loved reading this brief article last year, which told about research showing staying optimistic and maintaining a positive outlook can directly extend the length of your life. The 30-year study followed 1,200 elderly people who were born in 1920 or 1921. The researchers analyzed their health, ability to function,…

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The Importance of Hobbies

A Wall Street Journal article last year talked about why hobbies are so important in retirement. I have many interests and believe I will not have a problem staying busy when I retire one day, but I was interested in seeing what they had to say, because hobbies are important…

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Critical Rules for Brain Health

I’ve written more than once about brain health, including earlier this year. Here is another list of critical rules for brain health from an excellent article I read: Keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check Manage sugar levels Get quality sleep Eat a nutritious diet Don’t smoke (and avoid…

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