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Do join our latest workshop at Bergvliet Highschool. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss your thoughts, ideas and worries. Saturday 14th November 9:30 - 12 pm R 240 per individual or R460 per couple Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂
“Giving positive feedback and gratitude is not only good for the recipient but also for your own sense of wellbeing.” Anonymous
“We literally see more of what’s around us when we’re feeling happy- positive emotions actually expand our peripheral line of vision.” Shawn Achor: Positive Psychology expert.
“Smiling can help reduce the level of stress-enhancing hormones like Cortisol, Adrenaline and Dopamine, increase the level of mood- enhancing hormones like Endorphins and reduce overall blood pressure.” Ron Gutman: speaker and founder of Healthtap
“Write down a few things you feel grateful for every day. Keep it simple and short. See how your attitude changes after a few weeks. Go on-give it a go.” Stephany Tlalka: Associate editor at Mindful
“90% of your long term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but how your brain processes the world”. Shawn Achor: Positive Psychology expert.
“Fun is one of the most important-and underrated-ingredients in any successful venture.” Richard Branson. And right now, with almost everyone "trying out retirement" by leaving work, staying home and trying to keep themselves from being bored ... fun is necessary and...
Our advice is in the news ! Ted Keenan writes in the Daily Dispatch newspaper about the SAIFAA program that he attended. “Scaling down, continuing to earn and keeping active is needed”, is Ted’s first quote. He continues in his article …. “Only 4% of people in SA...
This story is very encouraging about someone who tried several things when he retired, and then found something to do that gives him incredible satisfaction .... It's inspiring! Click HERE to read more
This is an interesting post about retirement financial pitfalls, with some good advice. Here is a link to the original article The 6 pitfalls that Inge discusses are: Retirement is not an “abnormal” event Unfortunately, some people are compelled to retire before the...
Martin Hesse (Content Editor, Personal Finance) wrote an excellent article that was published last weekend. He puts some issues of retirement into helpful context. He also synthesizes some of the talks given recently, and some information we shared about Blue Zones...
We call this “sorting your stuff”, and a very useful start is to collect all the information you need.