What you Need to know about “Phishing”

  Be wary of fraudsters, who send you an e-mail or phone and claim to be from the bank and then ask you to update your personal information. from the bank and then ask you to update your personal account information. Phishing is an email scam, where fraudsters... read more

Sinks and Sources

  I define Emotional energy as the effect that people meet when interacting with another person. Often, as a result of this interaction, both people leave the interaction, one feeling energised (the sink) and the other drained or exhausted (the source). In my... read more

Is the Glass Half full or Half Empty?

  In my opinion, this is a positive and considered response. It offers the feeling that while perfection is seldom achieved, there will almost always be others less fortunate than me and my condition could worsen without any input from me. To my wife, the... read more

Remaining positive in Retirement.

The best way to show how powerful this topic is , will be to provide examples from some people I have met, who display either of these traits I will first discuss the inwardly thinking by providing a definition reflected below; “The definition of inward is someone... read more

The Power of “Outward Thinking ” in Retirement

First, it is important to find a meaning for every day. Finding activities which make you happy is a big step towards finding this meaning, it gives you a reason to get out of bed each morning. Second, try something completely new. I recently read the excellent book... read more

The Honeymoon Phase of Retirement

  Normally when you stop working, in the Honeymoon period you will have less contact with your previous co-workers, business associates and other groups of people, which could result in you socialising less. This could result in you spending more time with your... read more

After the honeymoon is over

Before I go into discussion regarding the above, I wish to provide another example coming from a different angle, which may assist the reader, who is preparing for retirement. Several years ago I was part of our Parish Council when a new rector was appointed to our... read more
The Importance of Building Relationships in Retirement

The Importance of Building Relationships in Retirement

  Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. That is what Robert Waldinger, Head of the “Harvard University Study of Adult Development”, says his research has discovered. Waldinger is the fourth head of a study which has been running for 75 years. The...
Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement.

Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement.

At one stage in my career, I was being transferred to a new town/city on average every two years. Some places we were transferred to we did not know a soul. How did we go about making friends and building relationships? Obviously, the work situation did help, as I met...
Examples of attempted Fraud in On-Line Banking Accounts.

Examples of attempted Fraud in On-Line Banking Accounts.

There is a growing concern that the amount of fraud in respect of electronic banking accounts is increasing. Also, the criminals are getting smarter all the time. In this article, I will provide some recent examples of this type of attempted fraud. Most days, I...
Franchises as a Business Model

Franchises as a Business Model

Many people say that, in time, all successful businesses will be in the form of a franchise. This opinion is based on the following facts: A successful franchise is based on a proven business model; The business model and operating procedures defined in the franchise...
Shopping Malls and Landlords

Shopping Malls and Landlords

  Barry has written about the ways people have tried to relieve him and those he knows, of their retirement funding. I will try and do the same but from a different base. My first tale is that of the Landlord and the new shopping mall. As a farmer, I used my own...
What you Need to know about “Phishing”

What you Need to know about “Phishing”

  Be wary of fraudsters, who send you an e-mail or phone and claim to be from the bank and then ask you to update your personal information. from the bank and then ask you to update your personal account information. Phishing is an email scam, where fraudsters...
“Outward Thinking” in  Retirement

“Outward Thinking” in Retirement

  Susan Hesk  Clinical Psychologist Sometimes when you are feeling like quiet time, you might sit next to the window in your office. Perhaps, your quiet place is sitting on a bench under the acacia tree, or in the bath. Problem is, if you were unable to mark out...
Sinks and Sources

Sinks and Sources

  I define Emotional energy as the effect that people meet when interacting with another person. Often, as a result of this interaction, both people leave the interaction, one feeling energised (the sink) and the other drained or exhausted (the source). In my...
The Importance of Building Relationships in Retirement

The Importance of Building Relationships in Retirement

  Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. That is what Robert Waldinger, Head of the “Harvard University Study of Adult Development”, says his research has discovered. Waldinger is the fourth head of a study which has been running for 75 years. The...
Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement.

Relationships: Their Importance in Retirement.

At one stage in my career, I was being transferred to a new town/city on average every two years. Some places we were transferred to we did not know a soul. How did we go about making friends and building relationships? Obviously, the work situation did help, as I met...
Examples of attempted Fraud in On-Line Banking Accounts.

Examples of attempted Fraud in On-Line Banking Accounts.

There is a growing concern that the amount of fraud in respect of electronic banking accounts is increasing. Also, the criminals are getting smarter all the time. In this article, I will provide some recent examples of this type of attempted fraud. Most days, I...
Franchises as a Business Model

Franchises as a Business Model

Many people say that, in time, all successful businesses will be in the form of a franchise. This opinion is based on the following facts: A successful franchise is based on a proven business model; The business model and operating procedures defined in the franchise...
Shopping Malls and Landlords

Shopping Malls and Landlords

  Barry has written about the ways people have tried to relieve him and those he knows, of their retirement funding. I will try and do the same but from a different base. My first tale is that of the Landlord and the new shopping mall. As a farmer, I used my own...
What you Need to know about “Phishing”

What you Need to know about “Phishing”

  Be wary of fraudsters, who send you an e-mail or phone and claim to be from the bank and then ask you to update your personal information. from the bank and then ask you to update your personal account information. Phishing is an email scam, where fraudsters...
“Outward Thinking” in  Retirement

“Outward Thinking” in Retirement

  Susan Hesk  Clinical Psychologist Sometimes when you are feeling like quiet time, you might sit next to the window in your office. Perhaps, your quiet place is sitting on a bench under the acacia tree, or in the bath. Problem is, if you were unable to mark out...
Sinks and Sources

Sinks and Sources

  I define Emotional energy as the effect that people meet when interacting with another person. Often, as a result of this interaction, both people leave the interaction, one feeling energised (the sink) and the other drained or exhausted (the source). In my...