The podcast with interesting, informative and inspirational shows for those 50 or better.
Episode 20: Teach Your Grandchildren Well
Of course, when our kids were young we were in our 20’s & early 30’s… and now we’re in our mid 60’s… sure we’re the same people as we’ve always but now, and I don’t know about you, but I know Lori & I see some things a bit differently now then we did 30 some years ago… Are we wise elders?
Ahhh… maybe… elder for sure, but I think I look more like a wise elder than I feel like one… but the years have definitely smoothed out some rough edges in both my actions and my thoughts… and with the passing of the years, I do feel like I’m standing a fairly tall stack of experiences and that gives me a different and I think more holistic perspective.
Episode 19: Mental Health – What We Live Through
My son has suffered from schizophrenia & bipolar disorder since his teens, he’s now 41.
We’ve lived through the heart-wrenching agony of his bad decisions, guns, arrests & homelessness.
We have spent sleepless nights wondering… worrying. For years every time we watched the evening news we’ve cringed while waiting for the description of suspected shooters, robbers, and other criminals.
We never know ‘what could have been’, the tragedies averted, the avoidance of devastation that could have been wreaked… what we do know, WHAT I DO KNOW is, treatment for mental health issues is difficult… and it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! Not only is it necessary from a compassionate moral perspective it is necessary from a public safety perspective.
Episode 18: Daydream… for your health
There have been times, thankfully brief periods of time when I’ve found distractions necessary. They served as mental bandages, they stopped the emotional bleeding while protecting me from outside elements… there are also times, times when things are going OK, or even going well when I find myself consumed by a mind occupying distractions.
In this session, I’ll share an alternative to surrendering our healthy state to mind-numbing distractions… an alternative that actually makes us feel better and, according to medical science, has some significant health benefits… daydreaming.
Episode 17: Solo World Traveler – Jessica Vineyard
Imagine with me for a minute. You’re a successful entrepreneur. Business is brisk. You have dozens of employees. For years life is good.
Then things begin to change slowly at first… and then more quickly… within a few years, you lose it all… you’re in your late 50’s. Broke and emotionally depleted… What do you do?
Ironically, like a Phoenix, Jessica emerged from the flames & totally reinvented herself… she remembered a past interest, she considered her natural talents, her strengths and as her clarity increased she took steps, bold steps into the unknown… and she systematically rebuilt herself… not into what she had been, but into what she now desired to be…
Listen as Jessica shares her story… and if you pay close attention you will learn the exact process she uses to “Maintain the excitement & thrill so it’s Greater than her fear”.
Episode 16: Social Media Maximize the Love & Minimize the Hate
Many people seem to have a love-hate relationship with Facebook and other social media platforms… in this episode, I’ll share some of the things I’ve done to maximize the love and minimize the hate.
Episode 15: Getting Out of Our Heads
Getting out of our “Comfort Zone” can help make our retirement years even better than we imagined.
In previous episodes, we’ve talked about saying YES to things we would ordinarily say no to… when we do that there can be a secondary challenge… “being there”, that is, ‘getting out of our head’ and being present.
Here’s a ‘trick’ that works for me.
Changing Times. Not Retiring Times.
Look forward to your podcasts. You are the Real Deal, Ed. Like to be around old dogs that are not waiting to die. Work activity is good for the wallet, but better for mental health.
I spent the day listening to Ed Taylor and heard all the episodes. Honestly once I started listening I wanted to hear more. I so appreciate Ed and his guests sharing all their knowledge. I look forward to my retirement now and feel confident that It will be even better than I ever thought.
Thank you Ed for putting together a wonderful and informative podcast. I’ve enjoyed listening and learning. As I have just retired last June you have a been a great help. Keep it going. 5 Stars from me
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