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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
6 Reasons We Need to Explore Our Sexuality After 60
1 week ago

6 Reasons We Need to Explore Our Sexuality After 60

Exploring our sexuality after 60 is not a joke. Society may laugh at the idea of people over 60 being sexual, but we are. We may not be the same as we were when we were younger, but we still have emotions and desires. After all, we are human. Read More

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
2 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
2 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

6 Ways that Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life After 60
2 months ago

6 Ways that Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life After 60

I’m a cat person. I’ve always had a cat and can’t image my home without one. My cat isn’t my pet, it’s a member of my family. I love coming home and having my boy run up to greet me, rubbing against my legs and looking up at me with his big wide eyes that say he missed me. No matter how difficult my day has been, I forget it all about it when I see his eager face. Read More

Stay Calm, Cool, and Collected When Traveling Over 60 and Enjoy Your Trip
2 months ago

Stay Calm, Cool, and Collected When Traveling Over 60 and Enjoy Your Trip

Whether you’re traveling alone or with others, staying calm, cool, and collected makes your trip so much more enjoyable. The whole idea of a vacation is to have a good time as you experience something different…
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How This 60+ Canadian Traveler Almost Ended Up in a Chinese Prison
6 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
6 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)
9 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
10 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 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60
1 year 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