Lifestyle, health, in Retirement

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As we approach lifestyle choices, it is useful to take a look at Maslow’s famous “hierarchy of needs” diagram. In his landmark 1943 study, Maslow placed lifestyle choices on an ascending scale of importance—from basic needs to peak experiences—that bring emotional satisfaction.

Approaching our lifestyle choices in this way can help us separate our needs from our wants. After the basic needs of food and water comes the category of shelter. Our home represents one of our basic needs, and the type of home we choose also potentially fills other needs higher up on the pyramid, such as self-actualization.

Source: Abraham H. Maslow, “A Hierarchy of Needs,” Psychological Review, 1943

What to do in retirement?

2nd Career

  • Work at a non-profit.  
  • Volunteer 
  • Part time or seasonal work.


  • Restore a car
  • Garden
  • Write a book
  • Discover the outdoors


  • Get pilot's license
  • Learn another language
  • Further your education

Relax and Enjoy

  • Travel
  • Spend time with family
  • Read
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet

Realistically you should be picking up at least a few different things to fill the void.

Blue Zone - The Secrets of living longer and better.

Blue Zone - The Secrets of living longer and better.

Can Blue Zones be a blue print for living longer, and better in your community?  You don't need to move to an actual "blue zone."  But you can adopt some of the things that blue zones have in common into your life and community.  This includes some of the following:

  • Moving naturally (Fancy for walking more)
  • Eat Wisely 
  • Connect with people 
  • Good Outlook (Purpose, A reason to wake up every morning)


More on this coming soon.

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