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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 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga for Women Over 60, Based on My Own Experience
2 weeks ago

5 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga for Women Over 60, Based on My Own Experience

Years ago, I did yoga weekly, at a local yoga studio, but it was such a hassle getting there in rush hour traffic. So, I started going less and less, always finding a good excuse to skip the session. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project
3 weeks ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project

Do It Yourself, or DIY, has gained popularity in the past few years. Basically, these are projects for making or repairing anything and everything – by yourself. DIY Projects offer a set of instructions, guidelines, steps, tasks, and so on, for making something. Read More

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
3 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

Locked Down in Paradise: Finding a Practical Way to Manage the Stress
4 months ago

Locked Down in Paradise: Finding a Practical Way to Manage the Stress

Much like the rest of the world, Koh Lanta is locked down. No one can get off the island, and no one can get on. There are exceptions for medical personnel and food delivery…
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Internet Trends for 2020 and How They Impact Boomers
8 months ago

Internet Trends for 2020 and How They Impact Boomers

The Internet is still growing in leaps and bounds, even though it’s been around for a few decades. Every year, more and more of the things we do every day can be done over the Internet…
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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Active and Young After 60
10 months 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 Why Koh Lanta, Thailand, is the Best Place to Retire
1 year 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