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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 Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Active and Young After 60
1 month ago

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Active and Young After 60

Did you exercise your brain today? Most of us don’t even know what that means. We seem to overlook the importance of the brain and solely focus on the body when we think about being healthy…
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6 Reasons We Need to Explore Our Sexuality After 60
3 months 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

5 Ways to Deal with Age Bias and Keep Your Self-Respect
4 months ago

5 Ways to Deal with Age Bias and Keep Your Self-Respect

I’m back in Ottawa, Canada, for a few months doing a technical consulting project. IBM, my usual client, called me in Thailand and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So out of retirement I came…
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5 Reasons All Women Over 60 Should Love Trying New Things
4 months 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

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
10 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
10 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