Retirement Travel Discovery of Modernista Architects of Barcelona

One of the most fascinating aspects about traveling to Barcelona is the unique architecture of the Catalan Modernism at the turn of the twentieth century led by Antoni Gaudi. This short video is of Casa Batllo, built between 1904-1906.

Loosely modeled from a dragon, the building is void of any straight lines. Everything is organic in shape, with curves spiraling this way and that. What struck me as we toured the house was not only the creativity and vision of the architect, but the skilled craftsmen necessary to manifest his ideas. [Read more...]

What Are You Tolerating in Your Retirement Life?

what we tolerate sucks energy from our retirement timeWhat are you tolerating in your life? For quite some time, I’ve been amazed at what the human species is willing to endure. Many parts of the planet are inhospitable at best and yet people live in the coldest cold, or extreme humidity and heat, places that lack good water, food or shelter. On a more personal level, there are spouses who endure abuse, employees who will accept horrible conditions often for little reward. Yes, I realize many don’t have choices or belief they have options. As societies and cultures, it is phenomenal what humans tolerate.

It’s interesting to take a moment and look at what you are tolerating in your own life. Why’s is this important? Because, tolerating the little things can suck the energy right out of you. When your energy is low, you’re less effective and life is less enjoyable. Period. [Read more...]

Tips for Positive Aging-Acceptance

Positive Aging for Retirement TransitionThis is the second in a series about positive aging.  Most of us think of aging as a negative with decline, death and disease as the only thing to look forward to.  If you get beyond just focusing on the body, there are many wondrous changes that can occur.  These little videos are my interpretation of what positive aging is all about.

I would love your opinions both for and against these ideas of positive aging. [Read more...]