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About Stephanie Cunningham

After taking early retirement as a policy officer, Stephanie Cunningham moved to Australia and earned general and specialized certifications to teach senior yoga. She taught classes for 10 years, then started a podcast about changing the perception of yoga. She is now launching a podcast about planning a fulfilling retirement. Visit her at http://www.yogalightness.com.au
Latest Posts | By Stephanie Cunningham
Turn Your Inner Story into Your Reality for a Better, More Fulfilling Life After 60
1 month ago

Turn Your Inner Story into Your Reality for a Better, More Fulfilling Life After 60

Recently, I heard two different people explain how they used their personal narrative to change their reality. They designed new narratives that changed the way they and others thought about them…
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Retirement Is Awful! 3 Tips to Get You on the Positive Side of That Experience
2 months ago

Retirement Is Awful! 3 Tips to Get You on the Positive Side of That Experience

Everyone has complaints about their work, and often, retirement seems an idyllic time of freedom from schedules and appointments with far fewer responsibilities. But, as with all phases of life, there are good and bad facets…
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How Volunteering Can Enrich Your Life After 60
3 months ago

How Volunteering Can Enrich Your Life After 60

What improves your quality of life? What do you need to feel content and satisfied? Researchers asked retirees what was most important to their quality of life. There were four key answers: Read More

The Feminine Experience of Retirement: What’s Your Stand?
5 months ago

The Feminine Experience of Retirement: What’s Your Stand?

Female baby boomers are the first generation to retire who are well-educated, healthy, energetic, and with well-paid careers. Consequently, many agree that the boomers’ retirement will be different from the retirement of previous generations. Read More

What You Are Now Is Where You Were in Your Teenage Years
5 months ago

What You Are Now Is Where You Were in Your Teenage Years

I recently read a Facebook post about a 40-year reunion. Four men had a band when they were in high school. Three of them went on to non-music careers but got together again at the reunion. They started practicing and reinvented the band even though they did not live close to one another. Read More

4 Reasons Why You Might Want to Start Yoga as an Older Student
6 months ago

4 Reasons Why You Might Want to Start Yoga as an Older Student

Yoga is not age-dependent – toddlers to centenarians can and do enjoy it. Accessible yoga is one of the major trends these days. Accessible yoga means that proper modifications make yoga available to everyone. Read More

Do You Have a Grumpy Old Brain? Check Out These 10 Stimulating Brain Challenges
7 months ago

Do You Have a Grumpy Old Brain? Check Out These 10 Stimulating Brain Challenges

Your brain functions by building pathways to increase the efficiency of organising your daily activities. If you were a working woman, you already have built-in pathways to meet your work obligations and will be very strong in those areas. Read More

Do You Have a Happy or a Fulfilled Retirement?
8 months ago

Do You Have a Happy or a Fulfilled Retirement?

As you retire and start a new phase of your life, the metric for a successful retirement appears to be happiness. This may be a good measure of the first few years of retirement when people need time to get used to freedom and do activities difficult to achieve while working. Read More

Is Retirement an Outmoded Concept for Boomers?
9 months ago

Is Retirement an Outmoded Concept for Boomers?

Contrary to what we’re used to, retirement is a recent idea. When people lived an average of 47 years in the 19th century, retirement wasn’t an option. But now we define retirement as “the end of your working life.” Read More

Can We “Think” Ourselves Young?
10 months ago

Can We “Think” Ourselves Young?

The adage “you are as old as you think you are” has particular meaning in discussing how the brain and the body interpret your thoughts. Dr. Ellen Langer, Harvard professor of psychology and the designer of the Counterclockwise Study, studied this concept. Read More