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About Perley-Ann Friedman

About Perley-Ann Friedman, The Happy Cat. I now live on Koh Lanta, a small island in southern Thailand. I am enjoying my alternative lifestyle as I ease into retirement. I’m in my 60s, healthy, active, have red hair and totally love cats. I’ve consciously chosen to be positive and to continuously grow as I journey through life. Visit me at http://thehappycat.ca
Latest Posts | By Perley-Ann Friedman
How This 60+ Canadian Traveler Almost Ended Up in a Chinese Prison
2 months ago

How This 60+ Canadian Traveler Almost Ended Up in a Chinese Prison

I may be over 60, retired, and Canadian, but that doesn’t mean I’d willingly cause an international incident! No way I’m going to be in the spotlight, even if life is pushing me in that peculiar direction. Read More

The Art of Dealing with Disappointment After 60
2 months ago

The Art of Dealing with Disappointment After 60

We all experience disappointment. Whether it’s caused by broken promises, health issues, financial distress, or by family arguments, disappointment is a regular visitor. Read More

5 Excellent Reasons Why We Should Volunteer in Our 60s (Consider #2)
5 months ago

5 Excellent Reasons Why We Should Volunteer in Our 60s (Consider #2)

Do you want to make a positive difference somewhere? Do you want to do something special, something meaningful? Most of us do, but often, we think it’s too late. We’re ‘over the hill’ and our useful days are over. Read More

Feeling a Little Grey? Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Day
6 months ago

Feeling a Little Grey? Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Day

We all have good days and bad days, and sometimes the pendulum seems to be weighted towards the bad ones. As we get older, it can be a challenge to snap ourselves out of the doldrums, especially if we live or spend a lot of time alone. Read More

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
9 months ago

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60

Have you got a stack of yogurt containers, microwave meal bowls or a shelf full of empty jars? Most of us keep food containers as we hate to throw them out. We figure that eventually we’ll find a use for them. Read More

 7 Reasons Why Koh Lanta, Thailand, is the Best Place to Retire
10 months ago

 7 Reasons Why Koh Lanta, Thailand, is the Best Place to Retire

The first time I came to Koh Lanta, a small island in southern Thailand, I knew it would be my retirement home. There was nothing monumental that happened, just a sense of being home, being where I’m supposed to be. Read More

7 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60
11 months ago

7 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60

So here we are at the next phase in our lives. We’re retired. Most of us are reasonably healthy, full of life and engaged in the world. We want to make a positive difference, do something special and meaningful. Read More

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age
12 months ago

5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age

People leave our lives all the time. There are so many reasons why they leave, and these losses do have an impact on us, whether or not people pass away, move away or a relationship brakes down. Read More

Senior Travel Tips: How to Deal with Foreign Authorities While Abroad
1 year ago

Senior Travel Tips: How to Deal with Foreign Authorities While Abroad

I exhaled a huge sigh of relief as I left the Police Station of Phuket, Thailand. I’d gotten off easy with a fine of $12 US, and a private payment of $90 US. That was all I had to pay for a traffic accident abroad. Read More

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”
1 year ago

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”

It’s normal to accumulate stuff on our journey through life. Not only do we buy stuff, but our family, friends, career, interests and hobbies encourage us to get more stuff. Read More