Sunday, November 8, 2015

Turning a New Page

     I have just published a book, You Only Retire Once, now available in paperback from amazon, and soon (I hope) also as an electronic version.

     The book is a collection of the "best and brightest" posts from Sightings Over Sixty, along with my most popular columns from U. S. News Retirement -- adapted, updated and organized into ten categories all focused specifically on retirement.

     What are some of the myths about retirement and aging? What do retiring baby boomers want, and what do they worry about? Do you have issues with your grown-up children? How do you get the most out of Social Security, and what are the pros and cons of long-term health insurance? How to lose weight. How to get a good night sleep. How to prevent Alzheimer's.

     We bloggers are familiar with a lot of these issues -- and I hope you'll be interested in exploring them further. And here's an idea:  You Only Retire Once could make the perfect Christmas gift for a spouse, relative or friend. It's just the right size, and just the right price at $11.50.

     But enough about me. Other bloggers have a few things going on this week as well. For example, Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting recently got to check off one item on her bucket list, which was spending several days touring Florence and Venice with three girlfriends. She was enthralled with the plumbing, so she snapped pictures of various toilets and flushing mechanisms now featured in Flushing Around Florence. Then she dove into the magical city of Venice, and posted highlights of her stay on Visiting Venice Italy.

     Linda Myers reports that she is confined to living indoors because of the November arrival of darkness and rain in the Pacific Northwest. In this week's post, called A Matter of Synchronicity, she relates a story about herself, her friends, and her mission with the homeless, all of which made her consider her spirituality, health, community, and other personal values.

     Meanwhile, Laura Lee Carter writes about the importance of Midlife Change -- which is one of the issues that eventually led her to Experience Living in a Passive Solar Home.

     And . . . get this report from Rita R. Robinson on the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide: Paper Coupons Still Preferred, Even by Millennials. Of those surveyed, some 63 percent said they use coupons from newspapers, mailings and other paper products -- and even 18 - 24 year olds use paper coupons twice as often as any other method. Who would have thunk?!?

     Finally, in case you don't appreciate just how important your attitude is when it comes to retirement and aging, check out Kathy Gottberg and her post 9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters. One of those reasons:  "Believing that aging offers opportunities for continued growth, rather than a decline or social loss, results in better subjective health, higher income, less loneliness, and greater hope."

     Kathy also offers some helpful actions we can take to feel better about ourselves as we age which, according to research, could add another 7.5 years to our lives.

     And let's face it, if you're going to be around that long, you may need a guide to help you live life to the fullest, which brings me back to . . . well, remember, You Only Retire Once.

14 comments:

Wisewebwoman said...

Goodonya Tom and I hope it's a best seller. I've been involved with aging projects here, workhops, surveys,etc. Don't talk about them much on my blog as my anonymity would be broken quite easily (small province, endless speculation on neighbours, etc.) I'm off to a workshop this aft, actually as we've been working with feedback from what is missing in our aging communities, what would make life better, etc. What would make you more comfortable in one's home and community.

XO
WWW

DJan said...

I hope you let me know when it's Kindle ready, and I'll buy it and download it. Congratulations, Tom! :-)

gigihawaii said...

Sounds like a great gift. Good luck with the sales.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Congratulations, Tom! Looks like a perfect gift for the holidays! I've enjoyed your posts so much, I know this book is just terrific! I'm headed to Amazon right now!

Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com said...

Hi Tom! Congratulations on your new book. I'm sure it is awesome and will do well. And another great "round-up" of good blog posts....and yes, thank you for including mine about aging. These are always such a great way to find good posts. I'm looking forward to checking the others out. ~Kathy

Rita said...

Good work. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you not really retired publishing a book to help all the people retiring?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Continued sales and happy holidays too!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Congratulations Tom. Nice to see yourself in print. If you can manage it, pick uo a copy of today's Washington Post and find the Opinion section. All about Baby Boomers.

Janette said...

Excellent!
I need to wait for Kindle---but soon---right?

Olga Hebert said...

Congratulations on the publishing of a book. Writing is a great thing to do with retirement, IMHO.

Dick Klade said...

Congrats, AUTHOR Tom! Just the thing for someone near and dear to me for Christmas. She is a life counselor who often works with boomers. Here I come, Amazon.

rosaria williams said...

Congratulations Tom.

Retired English Teacher said...

Congratulations, Tom. Way to go!

Tom Sightings said...

Thank you all for your support -- I really appreciate it! DJan, Janette and others, the book is now also available on amazon for kindle and other electronic devices. Thanks again!