Let us create a 3D eBook for you!
Let us create a 3d Digital eBook for you! DigyCat.com

Mindfulness and Retirement: Considering Brazil


I have a 17-year-old daughter who is finishing up a year in Vitoria, Brazil. She's been having the time of her life in a gorgeous coastal city with the beaches of her dreams and the cute guys to match. What's not to like?

Tara told us that we could buy a beautiful home ("All marble floors!") on a spectacular beach ("White sand!") in a number of lovely cities ("Amazing architecture!") with friendly neighbors ("Dancing all night with people who don't know you but love you anyway!")

In fact, she helpfully suggested that we could snag one of these properties for a mere $100,000...less than half of the median price for a typical house in our area.

She went on to say that we could buy a house on the coast in Brazil and retire there, with a delightful lifestyle, plenty of great friends, outstanding and inexpensive medical care, and zero chance of boredom or loneliness.

We weren't surprised that she suggested this. After all, she has an ulterior motive--why, SHE could be the one to manage the property until we decide to retire! She would, of course, have to live in beautiful, coastal, hunk-heavy, dance-crazed Brazil in order to do this, but she was willing to make this supreme sacrifice to support our perfect retirement.

How thoughtful. No, really. It sounds fantastic. I'm turning 45 in June, and that's not too early to think about how I want to spend the next few phases of my life. I truly appreciate the suggestion.

The people I admire most are those who continue to reinvent themselves about every decade, and who laugh out loud at the notion of retirement. They're on their fifth or sixth "career" and fully expect to have a couple more, just for fun.

What we really long for in retirement is time to play, and what we don't recognize is that we should be playing on a daily basis. We need to live our lives in a way that connects us to our creativity and joy. Think of it as the Brazilian plan.

How do you picture yourself at age 65? 75? 85? You've got a decent shot at living to be 100.

Howard and Marika Stone have been inspiring people to reinvent themselves as they get older. On their website, 2Young2Retire.com, they share dozens of stories of folks who have done just that. Their intention is to help others "navigate the uncharted waters of longevity" and they do so with great passion and humor.

Whether we're 20 or 70, we can use mindfulness to help us see who we want to be next. The first step? Pay attention to what we consider to be FUN. Focus on what we do that feels like we're playing instead of working. Notice our "guilty pleasures"--those things we do when we think we should be working on something else.

Here's the good news: You can get paid for having fun. You can help your community while you're doing what you can only describe as goofing off. You can learn new skills and demonstrate overlooked talents in a way that helps others while making you laugh. And it's not too early to start thinking about what that might look like.

Retire your idea of retirement and embrace the concept of reinvention. Look at what you're dreaming about doing, and be mindful of how you can start "investing" in your opportunities for greater fun. That's my personal prescription for the not-enough-Social-Security blues.

That, and perhaps finding a lovely house on the coast in Brazil, where I can become fluent in Portuguese and become a painter, or a novelist, or start a school, or build a playground, or design a community garden, or write songs, or dance til dawn, or be the happiest grandmother alive. Or all of the above.

I'll tell my daughter to start looking.

Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse in Portland, Oregon. Through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches fun and effective eyes-wide-open alternatives to meditation. To subscribe, please visit http://www.MassageYourMind.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Vacation Rentals - Google News

This RSS feed URL is deprecated

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Lawson offers key exchange for vacation rentals - Nikkei Asian Review


Nikkei Asian Review

Lawson offers key exchange for vacation rentals
Nikkei Asian Review
Lawson intends partnerships with short-term rental companies such as Airbnb and also envisions the key storage being used for car-sharing, property showings and housekeeping. While reservations, payments and the like can be handled entirely online ...

Vacation rentals focus of state v local power struggle in Florida - MyPalmBeachPost


MyPalmBeachPost

Vacation rentals focus of state v local power struggle in Florida
MyPalmBeachPost
Florida lawmakers push bills, backed by Airbnb and other online sites, to move vacation rental regulation from local to state governments.
Vacation rental homes issue returns to Vacaville council Fairfield Daily Republic

all 3 news articles »

Waco house where Elvis Presley visited now vacation rental ... - LubbockOnline.com


LubbockOnline.com

Waco house where Elvis Presley visited now vacation rental ...
LubbockOnline.com
WACO — Elvis Presley not only ate in Waco during his years at Fort Hood, but he slept here, too, and the house where he did is now open for others to do the same.

and more »

Vacation rentals, events in Vacaville return for study session - TheReporter.Com


Vacation rentals, events in Vacaville return for study session
TheReporter.Com
Vacation rentals and large events held at homes are back for discussion before the Vacaville City Council.The council will not be taking action on either issue Tuesday, but will hold study sessions to discuss whether they will prohibit or regul.

and more »

Vacation rentals, events in Vacaville return for study session - TheReporter.Com


Vacation rentals, events in Vacaville return for study session
TheReporter.Com
Vacation rentals and large events held at homes are back for discussion before the Vacaville City Council. The council will not be taking action on either issue Tuesday, but will hold study sessions to discuss whether they will prohibit or regulate ...

Pāhoa Ranked No. 5 in Nation for Cheap Snowbird Vacation ... - Big Island Now


Big Island Now

Pāhoa Ranked No. 5 in Nation for Cheap Snowbird Vacation ...
Big Island Now
Pāhoa was named among the 25 Most Affordable Snowbird Destinations for 2018.

and more »

Dueling bills on vacation rentals - Bradenton Herald


Bradenton Herald

Dueling bills on vacation rentals
Bradenton Herald
Florida lawmakers filed a pair of bills that aim to eliminate local regulation of vacation rentals. The Senate version says renters have constitutional rights that would make it difficult for homeowner associations and towns to prevent short-term ...

Vacation rental supporters rally at Capitol - Orlando Sentinel - Orlando Sentinel

Short-term vacation rentals, long-term headache? - Connect Savannah.com


Connect Savannah.com

Short-term vacation rentals, long-term headache?
Connect Savannah.com
THE WEATHER might be chilly, but the issue of short-term vacation rentals (STVRs) continues to feed the flames of controversy. Last September, the City of Savannah adopted an amended ordinance regarding vacation rentals to accommodate the growing ...

LargeFriends.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!
SuccessfulMatchCentral.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!

PreLaunchX

MyIdeal Domain Is For Sale - $8,000 For Enquiries eMail Us

© www.MyIdeal.biz - 2012

home | site map | links