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Monday, March 9, 2020

5 questions you best answer before retiring

Most of us jump into retirement without planning for it, and it is not uncommon to end up struggling, either financially or emotionally. In making your decision to retire, go through this list of questions and try seeing if you're biased in any way that prevents you from thinking clearly about what your life will look like post-retirement.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Tosretirementretirement planningretirement activitieswellnesscommunity

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Monday, February 3, 2020

4 causes of loneliness, and 1 myth

Healthy wife, healthy life - having a partner is the strongest predictor for loneliness. That's one of the reasons seniors are amongst the loneliest demographic. Start taking action to take care of your own health and wellbeing by learning the most common causes of loneliness. When you know the causes of this feeling it can soon become easier to know what you need to do something about it.

Topics: lonelinesscommunitywellnessexpatslong-distance familysenior carefamily

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Monday, December 23, 2019

How to organize a holiday workshop: mixing friends with family

If you also have a distributed family, it can be hard to find the time to spend quality time with both friends and family when you come home for the Holidays. At the same time your retired parents might have a hard time making new connections since they recently left work. What better way then to kill two birds with one stone and invite both you friends and their parents over for a Christmas workshop for some good fun, baking and other fun activities. Here's our story of how we did it.

Topics: lonelinesscommunitywellnessfamilyexpatslong-distance familyretirementretirement hobbies

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Monday, December 16, 2019

The elephant in our decorated living rooms

For the mere reason that change takes time, mental health is still a stigmatized subject to bring up, share and work through it together. For those of us affected by it, wether personally or through loved ones, I have a message: open up, don't fight it alone! Self-care and vulnerability is the ultimate act of courage.

Topics: lonelinessmental healthcommunitywellnesssenior carefamily

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