We've still got it going on...
When I first spotted 'Doris', who features in our lovely logo (above), I couldn't help but make her our poster girl for The Association of Retired Single Women... She's energetic, she's going places, she looks like she has a whole 'bucket-list' of things that she can't wait to be, do and have in life and she has a big smile on her face!
That's what I want for you too - whether you're an 'always single' woman or, like me, you're 'single again'. I want you to have the happiest, healthiest, most vital, productive, energetic, prosperous and fulfilling retirement you could possibly have! At the same time, I want you to get the resources you need to help you balance having the kind of retirement you want and deserve to have, with planning to meet your future needs. That's what The Association of Retired Single Women is all about -
Many people say the best thing about being retired is that they're finally 'free to be me'. For the first time in their life, they can go where they want and do what they want, when they want. They can wear what they want and they don't have to answer to anyone else, meet anyone else's deadlines or jump through anyone else's hoops.
What does 'free to be me' mean for you personally?
For example: Are you, by nature, a lark or a night owl? Many night owls have…Continue
Posted by Ann Harrison on April 15, 2015 at 19:06
About 4 years ago, I changed the way I talk to clients about retirement. I used to ask them what they wanted their retirement to look like. And then I came to the realization that it doesn't matter a jot what their retirement LOOKS like. It can LOOK happy, successful, prosperous - and all those other good things that we want our retirement to be... but if it doesn't FEEL good, then none of the rest matters!
So, with that in mind, I invite you to take a look at the coming week, and…Continue
Posted by Ann Harrison on April 13, 2015 at 4:42
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step. Lao Tzu
When someone wants to make a change in their life - such as losing weight, getting fitter or eating healthier, they usually do something drastic. For example, they'll cut their calorie intake to 1000 a day and vow never to eat cakes, cookies or pizza ever again. Or they'll make a decision that, instead of hitting the…Continue
Posted by Ann Harrison on April 12, 2015 at 6:14
I'm part of Nicole Dean's 'Awesomization Nation' project (it's closed now but I'll let you know when there are plans to open it again). Nicole's message of the day contained the following, easy (one click) ways to make a contribution - even when you're short of time:
"Here is a reminder of a VERY quick and easy way to give back to the world when you just don’t have time to think of something else.
For every click, you can make the world a better place.
Posted by Ann Harrison on April 11, 2015 at 3:03
Look around you. You'll see two types of people. One has a defeated look. Life has taken its toll and they've sunk under the weight of it all. It shows in their faces. The other type is the undefeated. They look fresh. They've kept themselves light. They've had their fair share of challenges. But it's their handling of themselves and their challenges…Continue
Posted by Ann Harrison on April 10, 2015 at 3:43
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OpenOffice.org -- This free productivity suite is an excellent way to get any word-processing type activities…Continue
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Get snapping to clear clutter
You're either going to love or hate this idea, but... If you're short of storage space or you're having a clear-out, have you ever considered taking digital photos of items that have nostalgic or sentimental value for you? The photo will still evoke the memories but will take up…Continue
Warning signs for older drivers
Have you started to worry about an aging relative's safety as a driver? Although the majority of older drivers are safe drivers, the combination of medical conditions, use of medication and reduced physical function can increase the risk of accidents and injury among older…Continue
Release your inner entrepreneur
It wasn't until I left my job, seven years ago, that I realised that I had a hitherto hidden entrepreneurial streak that now makes me wonder how I could have ever been comfortable working for someone else. If retirement (or the gloom and doom surrounding the economy) is…Continue
Do you hate packing?
Here in the UK, the holiday season starts with a vengeance this weekend. From today the roads, motorways and airports will be packed with people desperately trying to escape the unseasonably wet weather that we are experiencing here at the moment.
Of course, people who are…