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Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.

Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.
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Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.

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English


Episodes

646 The Conversation Part 2

10/20/2019
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These past two weeks I received two letters that call for a response. One having to do with the Conversation I discussed in episode 644 concerning end of life issues. Sometimes we have to modify our wishes with reality. Once again the existentialist win the day. Sysiphus smiles and leans against his rock and pushes it up the hill. He has learned to love his rock.

Duration:00:07:13

645 Elders and the Environment

10/13/2019
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We sat around tables in the Vancouver Library for the entire day trying to figure out what we could do to help guide our communities of families, neighbors and countries in a more environmentally aware way. Our general conclusion was that we need to share our stories with our children, with our grandchildren and with our neighbors.

Duration:00:07:09

644 The Conversation

10/6/2019
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Most of us are not going to go gently into the night while being in a deep, peaceful sleep. So let’s give our families the gift of planning ahead, so they don’t have to make really hard decisions when we’re sick, without knowing exactly what we really want.

Duration:00:09:33

643 Breathing: Screen Apnea

9/29/2019
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I know, breathing is natural. We do it without thinking, but sometimes - we forget. It seems that when we look at computer screens or television screens we change our ordinary breathing patterns. It is called screen apnea.

Duration:00:07:16

642 Chop Wood, Carry Water

9/22/2019
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Truth, Justice, God, Beauty, and Politics. What should we do with our life? There are lots of questions. It seems that once we answer these questions life would be much better. The word “contentment” comes to mind. We might find contentment.

Duration:00:07:16

641 Who Made That Rule

9/15/2019
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"Who made the rule, anyway?" We retired folks need to asked that question about a lot of things. We have a lifetime of experiences to guide us in decision making. Some questions require lots of examination and experiences. Perhaps we are best suited to make rules or changes in rules. We’ve been around’, so to speak.

Duration:00:07:42

640 Who to Believe

9/1/2019
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We still have some people among us who are "Flat-Earthers". When it comes to politics, well, we have people telling us everything. Who are you suppose to believe?.

Duration:00:06:53

638 How Much Is Enough

8/25/2019
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How much money is enough? That’s a pretty good question. When people consider retirement, that is usually first and foremost in their minds. They just don’t seem to know how much is enough. There seems to be no hard and fast rule.

Duration:00:08:48

637 Biking Benefits

8/18/2019
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Biking is one of my favorite things. And it seems to be getting more popular every day with the creation and distribution of e-bikes. Retirement sometimes brings a heightened awareness for including exercise in our life. Biking may be for you.

Duration:00:07:44

636 Tenting, Biking, Elderhostel

8/11/2019
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Having and maintaining a sense of adventure stays with many of us well into retirement. Here are a few examples of what others have done. That might appeal to you no matter your age.

Duration:00:08:53

635 Keeping Up With Technology

8/4/2019
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Keeping up with changes in technology the effects our lives is not easy. It requires constant attention. Looking at it another way it allows us to continue to be mentally challenged that can last us right into the grave. It is suppose to be good for us to stay mentally active. Keeping up may be a blessing.

Duration:00:08:12

634 Downsizing

7/28/2019
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Moving into different quarters as an older person presents certain challenges. Many times the choice is between a different size and/or a different location. What is one to do? One needs to consider many factors.

Duration:00:07:03

633 Reunions

7/20/2019
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Retirement and reunions seem to go together. For many of us it is a time to look back and review much of our lives. That review may also include the opportunity to attend a reunion of one type or another. "Should we stay or should we go" again comes into play.

Duration:00:07:52

632 Choose One

7/12/2019
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"Should we stay or should we go". We need to make up our minds. The worse thing we can do is not make a choice. Life is filled with choices and rather than just sit there...

Duration:00:07:04

631 Boring Becomes Enjoyable

7/4/2019
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Little things have a way of reappearing on a daily basis. They can become boring. What to do? Thinking about it can make a difference.

Duration:00:08:29

630 Heroes

6/27/2019
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Having someone to look up to seems to be a human necessity. We like heroes. And there are all kinds that might last us a lifetime. Retirement doesn't mean the end of emulating those we admire.

Duration:00:09:30

629 Being Taken

6/19/2019
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Being taken advantage of can become a real problem as we get older and as we care for those that are getting older. High pressure and unethical businesses that are guided by only the morality of making high profits can become a serious threat.

Duration:00:07:54

628 The Coffee Shop

6/9/2019
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Getting out of the house and into the community is one of the issues that can face the retired. We are urged to volunteer or join groups or organizations. We have found that coffee shops can sometimes satisfy this need or opportunity.

Duration:00:09:17

627 Guilt & Stress

6/2/2019
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We all have sleepless nights. Some more than others. Feeling guilty about one thing or another often is the cause. We can't seem to escape the feeling we have done something wrong. Why is that?

Duration:00:07:39

626 Projects

5/26/2019
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Retirement requires some careful consideration if you want to do something other than sit in front of the tube and watch soap operas or sporting events. Anything else requires a bit of planning and direction just to get started. Projects are one of the ways to approach this.

Duration:00:08:53