Does Retirement Kill?

This is the provocative title of a Freakonomics podcast from 2013. Let’s face it: we all know stories of people who worked 30 or 40 years, retired, and died from a heart attack a short time later. Because the death closely followed retirement, we have a tendency to assign causation to the retirement. But that…

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Re-Cognition

Meaning is the term I use to describe the importance of finding significance in the things we do. Of course, I believe we all need to have purpose (something to do every day, a way to structure our time), social contact and meaning throughout our lives. Meaning involves recognition, stewardship (taking care of people, things,…

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