Retirement Activity Guides: Plants, Nature and the Environment

The Retirement years are often seen as a time to ‘stop and smell the roses.’ It is also an opportunity to enjoy the mountains, beaches, and lakes. In addition to smelling roses, you can raise them, grow a garden, hike through national parks and help protect the environment. [Read more...]

Leisure Activities With Nature

The United States has 58 National Parks that are managed by the National Park Service, part of the Department of the Interior. There are 101 national monuments that include “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest.” Some are natural wonders, such as Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service manage the monuments.

For those who really want to get off the beaten path, [Read more...]

Retirement Volunteering: Is All or Nothing Keeping You Stuck?

Retirement Volunteer AbroadIs all or nothing thinking keeping you stuck on making a difference? Over the last few years, I’ve encountered amazing retired people who are devoting their lives to a new purpose.

Last year on a trip with my grandchildren, we visited the Western Colorado Math And Science Center in Grand Junction, Colorado that was started by retired physicist John McConnell. He started his retirement by filling the trunk of his car with experiments and traveling throughout the city inspiring school children with his passion with for science. [Read more...]