While the pandemic presents grave health threats for Americans (and all global citizens), there are peripheral conditions that may actually dwarf actual coronavirus deaths. For millions of us, the stress of job loss, … [Read more...] about How to Stay Healthy During a Pandemic
Life Purpose and Lifestyle
Your lifestyle and life purpose are the crucial variables that often get lost in the figures and spreadsheets of personal finance. Topics range from relationships to avoiding regrets and limiting social media consumption.
Retirement does not have to be the end. There are many ways to retire. You do not have to feel compelled to follow the traditional path. If you shudder at the thought of a porch with a rocking chair in your future, you are … [Read more...] about Here Are Some Ways to Slow Down Without Stopping Altogether
No matter what our age, health, or goals in life, we all want to feel our best. For many years foreign cultures have known the value of herbs as medicine. The best part is taking a more natural approach to health has fewer … [Read more...] about The Herb That Could Change Your Life
In the United States, more than 10% of adults struggle with insomnia. There can be different reasons for this debilitating disorder. You might be kept awake by the stresses of life, or you might have a work schedule that … [Read more...] about How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep
My gluten-free journey began almost ten years before I retired after a half-hearted internet search resulted in a life-changing "eureka" moment. For years I had been plagued by a shockingly itchy, blistering rash that popped … [Read more...] about One Retiree’s Gluten-Free Journey (A Guest Post)
Generally speaking, people who retire early tend to already make physical fitness and wellness a priority. After all, it can be difficult to maintain the stamina required to power through a career at an above-average pace … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Stay Fit, Healthy, and Awesome After Retirement
One of the things 2020 has taught us, is that life is too short to not love who you are. This pandemic became a humbling reminder that at the end of each day sometimes the small things we sweat are not what truly makes us … [Read more...] about How to Love Who You Are (During and After a Pandemic)
Over the years my job has fluctuated between periods of slowness and boredom and periods of mass hysteria and weekend-marathon testing calls. Part of what makes the field of software delivery so appealing is the decent pay. … [Read more...] about Do We Need to Retire, or Just Slow Down?
Restrictions, curfews, and isolation are fast becoming a normal part of life since the COVID-19 outbreak took root here in the U.S. A little over one week has passed since social-distancing was introduced and several public … [Read more...] about Rediscovering the Joys of Being a Homebody
How about this, readers? Just in time for the holidays, a post about why a Disney film from 2018 got me so fired up. Let's hash out the reasons why Star Wars The Last Jedi sucks. And then, we'll predict whether J.J. Abrams … [Read more...] about The Last Jedi Sucks? (Some Redemption After Rise of Skywalker)
You must've seen this one coming. Not winter, but this post that's going to include crap about Denmark again. Apologies in advance, but I'm playing out the string on them fancy Danes once more. Let's see if we upper … [Read more...] about How to Survive When Winter Starts
Today's post is a special "repeat" of sorts. Special, because it's a duet featuring blogger friend Amanda Kruse and yours truly. I wanted to stitch these two pieces together to underscore why true wealth is having no … [Read more...] about True Wealth Is Having No Regrets
One of the fastest ways to consume time and money is to be a fan of big-money sports. Especially this time of year, when American football is in full swing, sports fandom is off the charts. Let's explore how being a sports … [Read more...] about How Being a Sports Fan Affects Your Life
This thing on my wrist. Why did I choose to put it there? What possible good can come from strapping on some electronic tagging device to my person? After logging thousands of steps, I'm debating is having a Fitbit Charge 3 … [Read more...] about An Honest Review of the FitBit Charge 3
This post is all about how this author, for a New York minute, thought about getting a high-cost hair transplant. And how, after a free consult with the transplant experts, and more importantly, his wife, he opted … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Hair Transplant
I'm spotting a bit of a trend. I might be way off my rocker with this, but it seems the idea of millennials not having kids is a mark of shame somehow to this generation. What I'm really curious about is whether this cohort … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t Millennials Having Kids?
Zap! Perfect vision. That's what I'd thought would happen. Instead, I'm biding my time in recovery for 11 weeks since my PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) laser eye surgery. Among the annals of several PRK recovery stories, … [Read more...] about PRK Recovery: One Blogger’s Journey to 20-20 Vision
I've got a special surprise for you today, readers. The following post on Millennials and Instant Gratification comes to us from the Mastermind himself, Erik, of The Mastermind Within. Erik is practically a neighbor of mine … [Read more...] about Millennials and Instant Gratification: Life is NOT a Clickable Link
Have you had enough of personal finance bloggers coming at you with their physical fitness makeovers? No? Awesome. Because I'm about to fire up a few paragraphs on how to do more pull-ups! After all, they are the end-all … [Read more...] about How to Do More Pull-Ups (No Gym Membership Required!)
The post argues a wild notion that instead of pursuing happiness, we should pursue purpose and struggle. Grasp that concept for a minute. Happiness is, after all, nothing more than an elusive feeling. It's the laser pointer … [Read more...] about Pursue Purpose (Not Happiness)