Having More with Less

Yes you can actually have more with less.  Seems contradictory, doesn’t it?  But just think about what might happen if you scaled down, made a clear distinction between needs and wants and cleaned out the clutter, mentally and emotionally as well as physically.  Could you actually end up having more? These are just a fewContinue reading “Having More with Less”

To Everything There is a Season…

You may be familiar with these words from the beautiful poetry of the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible.  Or perhaps you are more familiar with the musical setting by Pete Seegar known as Turn, Turn, Turn or popular renditions by Judy Collins or The Byrds. These are words people turnContinue reading “To Everything There is a Season…”

As we Grow Older — Revisited

This is a revision of an older blog post that is still just as relevant as when I wrote it and appropriate for Older Americans Month. As a person in  my sixties I believe the biggest obstacles we face as we grow older are the negative perceptions surrounding age and aging.  I live in an areaContinue reading “As we Grow Older — Revisited”

Healthy Living A to Z: T is for Time

You can tell how important something is to you by the amount of time you devote to it. Take a minute to stop and reflect on your values. What do you consider most important? Now look at how you spend your time. Do the two match up? I know that out of necessity work consumesContinue reading “Healthy Living A to Z: T is for Time”

Celebrating the Small Things: Grocery Shopping at 4 AM

One of the good things about being retired is having more control over our schedule.  So if we want to go to the large 24 hour bag your own grocery store at 4AM, why not? This is not my regular store, but they have a few things I can’t find anywhere else.  During the day, theContinue reading “Celebrating the Small Things: Grocery Shopping at 4 AM”

Celebrating The Small Things: Time

Beauty in a Dying Tree Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins To be honest, when Bob lost his job before he was planning to retire I was not happy.  But now I am glad he decided to accept what happened and not fight a wrongful termination.  I can see we were really given a gift.  TheContinue reading “Celebrating The Small Things: Time”