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

1 year 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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2 years 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. Maybe we think a use will miraculously present…

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2 years ago

How Picking Beach Garbage Lead to Creativity and Loads of Fun

I have a giant garbage art cat sculpture hanging on the side of my house, and I’m loving it. At sunset, the cat lights up and you can see it from way down the road. When you get closer, it mysteriously disappears. This is due to the wall around my house…

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2 years ago

6 Ways to Manage Uncertainty in Life after 60

Living with uncertainty is challenging, especially for those of us who are over 60. We have so many questions about the future. At times, it feels like we have more questions than answers. This can be very difficult. Some people can live with uncertainty…

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2 years 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 comes visiting. We need to better handle disappointment so we can…

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2 years ago

5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Consider Volunteer Fundraising

Do you want to do something special, something meaningful for a cause you love? Are you thinking that you are ‘over the hill’ and that your useful days are over? Do you want to make a positive difference somewhere?

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2 years ago

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

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. People say it will help us connect with friends and family, give us advice…

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2 years ago

5 Things to Break the Doldrums of Covid-19 Restriction When Over 60

You, me, and just about everyone on the planet is feeling the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions. There are many things we can’t do anymore, and this can make us feel isolated and lonely. For some, it causes lapses into a mild depression…

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2 years 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