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

2 days ago

Here’s Why I Retired on a Remote Tropical Island in Southern Thailand!

20 years ago, the first time I was on Koh Lanta, I experienced a monumental event. Not because I was on a tropical island for the first time, and not because I was new to Thailand, nor somewhere so remote. It was because of the brief overwhelming…

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1 month 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. About a year later I started to feel pretty crappy…

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1 month ago

5 Reasons All Women Over 60 Should Love Trying New Things

I’m more engaged and excited about what I’m doing than I’ve been in years. I’ve learned so much, met so many super people and realized that I can successfully explore my passions, even at my age…

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5 months ago

The Birth of My Happy Cat Koh Lanta NFT Collection, and I’m 68!

I took the plunge and created an NFT Collection in cyberspace to celebrate my passion for cats. Yes, even at my age I love to try new things, especially if I can do it creatively. Including Koh Lanta in the collection name was important because I’m very happy…

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5 months 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…

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6 months ago

What on Earth Are NFTs? Simplified for Those of Us Over 60

NFT stands for non-fungible token, but what does that mean? And more importantly, should you care? The second question begs me to ask if you care about new trends in technology, currencies and collectables…

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7 months ago

5 Simple Ways to Make a Positive Impact on the Planet

“I’m in my late 60s; too old to make a difference!” I hear this all the time from friends as the reason for ignoring the changes taking place in our evolving world. “The media is full of climate change news, green-house gases, and how our garbage footprint…

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8 months ago

How to Start Running After 60 in 6 Easy Steps

So you’ve decided to start running. I’m assuming you’re in good physical condition and injury free. Running is an excellent choice as it is one of the best cardio exercises for burning calories and strengthening the heart. You’re aware that other…

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10 months ago

You Wouldn’t Believe My Fat Turtle Garbage Art!

I’ve been riding out the pandemic on a small island in southern Thailand. I opted to stay put at my winter home, not returning to Canada at the start of the Covid-19 lockdowns. To keep busy on this remote island, I started cleaning the beaches by picking up garbage during my daily beach walks. The […]

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1 year ago

Locked Down in My Home Away from Home

By March 2020, the Covid pandemic had hit Thailand (where I was living at the time), and the country started implementing lockdown restrictions. I had to make a big decision. Do I stay at my winter home on Koh Lanta, a remote island…

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