When it comes to retirement planning in midlife, we all know we should be saving as much as possible. Our generation is likely to live longer than any prior generation. Meaning that lots of us should expect our money to last 30 or more years. But how do you break down the overwhelming goal of saving money for retirement into manageable pieces?[Read more…] about 4 steps to better retirement planning in midlife
Today’s post is different. It shares my musings on Psalm 106, which recounts the story of how God worked through Moses to deliver the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. The passage uses an old-fashioned phrase to describe a timeless practice. Something that most of us need to do more often.
Today we’ll talk about what it means to stand in the breach. As well as why and how to make it a habit that will benefit you and others.[Read more…] about Why and how to stand in the breach
When you think of high blood pressure, do you recall the cartoons where someone gets redder and redder, then eventually explodes? In reality, high blood pressure (also called hypertension) is often called “the silent killer.” Despite presenting you with no symptoms, hypertension can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other life-threatening problem.
Your blood pressure often rises as you grow older. This post will tell you what you need to know about blood pressure at midlife.[Read more…] about Blood pressure at midlife: what you don’t know CAN hurt you
Gardening is a hobby that yields big rewards. It can give you a patio or backyard that looks beautiful. Or a vegetable garden that produces a bumper crop of tomatoes which taste far better than the ones you buy at the store. In short, you get the satisfaction of seeing your hard work pay off.
But did you know that working in the garden helps you live a longer and healthier life? Here are 7 reasons to garden for health.[Read more…] about Garden for health: 7 ways this hobby makes you healthier
No one knows the origin of the Enneagram, but it appeals to New Agers, businesses and Christians alike. At its most basic, the Enneagram is a system that describes nine personality types. Here’s how you can apply the Enneagram to yourself and your relationships at midlife.[Read more…] about How to apply the Enneagram to midlife
When someone has dementia, it’s easy to get frustrated with them. You ask them to do something that (to you) seems simple. But they don’t do it. You wonder if they’re acting obstinate or uncooperative. You try to put yourself in their shoes, but it’s hard.
Good news: both of you will benefit if you part in a facilitated dementia simulation. I recently did one, and here’s what I learned from the experience.[Read more…] about What I learned from 5 minutes with dementia