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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
5 Positive Ways to Deal with Losing Family and Friends as You Age
1 year 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”
2 years 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

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project
2 years ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project

Do It Yourself, or DIY, is the latest craze for making or repairing anything and everything. DIY Projects are a set of instructions, guidelines, steps, tasks and so on, for making something. Read More

How to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Surrounded by Other People
2 years ago

How to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Surrounded by Other People

We’ve all been there; suddenly stressed and needing a few minutes to calm down. But it is not easy, to find “space” for a time out when you’re with a group of people. This is especially true if you don’t want those around you to realize you are in an agitated state. Read More

5 Reasons All Women Over 60 Should Love Trying New Things
2 years ago

5 Reasons All Women Over 60 Should Love Trying New Things

I’m 63, having a blast with my new “career” and I feel really good about what I’m doing. Three years ago I retired from the “day job” and haven’t looked back. Read More

How to Use Social Media to Get More from Life After 60
3 years ago

How to Use Social Media to Get More from Life After 60

Why did I develop a free mini-course on successfully using social media? It’s actually pretty simple. I realized there was a need for a quick and basic “get up and running” type of course. Read More

7 Tips for Women Over 60 to Get More from Social Media
3 years ago

7 Tips for Women Over 60 to Get More from Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, SnapChat – the list goes on and on…

Social Media is mainstream and everyone is jumping on board. Many of us over 60 don’t really know what Social Media will do, but we are willing to give it a try. Read More

7 Ways Having a Positive Attitude Can Improve Your Life after 60
3 years ago

7 Ways Having a Positive Attitude Can Improve Your Life after 60

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” – Anonymous

Why do so many people have such a negative attitude when they get older? Remember the Grumpy Old Men movies. It happens to women too. Read More

5 Powerful Benefits of Social Media for Women Over 60
3 years ago

5 Powerful Benefits of Social Media for Women Over 60

I have no idea why people my age are shying away from using social media when it is so easy to use, providing us with many great opportunities. This is especially true for us gals over 60. Is it that old “fear” of computers? Haven’t you gotten over that yet? You should be comfortable with on-line shopping, banking and surfing for websites by now. Read More