Use money wisely!
Do you know how it feels to look at unpaid bills, yet with nothing to pay them for?
I do. Though it happened a long time ago, thinking about them still make stomach form knots, draw perspiration from my forehead and raise my blood pressure a bit. They make me cringe in fear that they might come and pay me another visit.
Ouch! It hurts
Have you suffered from gout? I did, for one day, several years ago. But it was a day of pure suffering. I had it in my left foot which made walking excruciatingly painful that I had to limp. I thought, for a while, that my active life was coming to an end.
To my relief, it was gone the following day and has never come back since then.
There is magic in retirement
Do you know that four million working Americans retire each year?
Yes, for them, the day has finally come to change clothes – from office to retirement.
On their last day of office, they all ask themselves the familiar question, “Now what?”
About 10 live-alone seniors die each day in the U.S. They die not from any existing medical conditions but from loneliness and isolation.
On the practical side, you may say that it is their time. But I am sure that you don’t want to be among the ten. You want to live a little longer, enjoy life a little more.
Portion of Pasig, Metro Manila
Last week I had another trip, my fourth this year. It was a little bit different this time, though.
This time there was no sea and sun, but still lots of fun. And the trip was not to a remote and secluded resort but right in the heart of Metro Manila.
Coffee-bonding Old Gents
I am not a coffee junkie but I take two servings each day. First is early in the morning and the second, early afternoon.
Instant coffee is my choice early in the morning to recover lost sugar from my daily exercise. In the afternoon, I take brewed coffee in Internet cafes so I can avail of their wifi connection.
Me, lonely? Never!
Do you know how loneliness feels like? I do, so do 43% of seniors.
Loneliness makes you feel detached from society and from the world. It makes you feel lethargic, and without a sense of purpose.
It affects your appetite, your sleep, your relationship and your overall sense of well-being. And if you allow it to run your life, it can ruin it. In fact, experts suggest that we should attend to loneliness the same way we attend to diet, exercise and sleep.
Cooling off in a tropical island vacation paradise.
When was the last time you went for a vacation? If it was too long ago to remember, then it’s time to have one.
Do it now while you can. Going on a vacation and the traveling that comes with it is like a body-mind workout.
Exotic Bantayan Island
Bantayan Island is one of the Philippines’ more than 7,200 islands. It is a dot of an island (110.7 square kilometers in size) northwest of the northern tip of Cebu.
Though small in size, it looms large when it comes to tourism. Its tropical weather, remarkable white sandy beaches, clean and crystal clear blue waters have captivated visitors, foreign and local, needing peace and quiet for a change.
I’ve heard so much about it that it also piqued my curiosity.
Salad for healthy eating
Staying healthy as you grow old is a challenge. First, you must cope with age-related changes within and things from without such as food, rest, exercise and proper mindset.
While they are all important to stay healthy, but food takes the lead. By not eating healthy, all will fall flat on their faces.