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Retired homeowners can apply for a ‘reverse mortgage’

Retired South Africans who own homes but are cash-strapped may now apply for a loan, or “reverse mortgage,” suggested in a recent policy paper by the World Bank as a way to supplement pension income. The home equity release finance … Continue reading

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Financial solutions for retired homeowners

According to the World Bank: low-income senior homeowners may tap into their accumulated housing wealth to smooth consumption and increase their resilience against financial shocks, like this Covid 19 one. http://www.waterfinancial.biz

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Do mindfulness activities really work? – FT

‘Some critics argue that mindfulness has been oversold or commodified and that people with mental health struggles are being exploited for commercial gain. In his book McMindfulness, Ronald Purser contends that it has become a new capitalist spirituality. He warns … Continue reading

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Experts Are Bad at Predicting the Future

“Getting a forecast from an expert may not be your best option, according to an article in The Atlantic, entitled “The Peculiar Blindness of Experts.” The article unpacks a 1984 study that lasted 20 years and examined how well experts could predict … Continue reading

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A call to action

Let’s get it done Effort, not talking Thoughts lead to words then get stuck, inaction Procrastination is the thief of life Torpor the poison But What if there is no after? If this is all, we can’t wait So Be … Continue reading

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Always leave the office on time

“‘Work–life balance is a concept involving proper prioritisation between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)’ but what does this really mean?: Work is a never ending process – it can never be completed. Interest of a … Continue reading

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Make it a new year’s resolution to be less active

“… our world of ‘frenetic scheduling, hyperactivity and permanent distraction’ has ‘made an outlaw of silence and indifference’, and that in the social media age, even mere reticence can be subversive. Digital technologies, together with our entrenched long-hours working culture, … Continue reading

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How to grow corporate emotional culture

1. Practice Mindfulness 2. Practice Empathy 3. Sleep 4. Communicate in Person David Kahl, Fully Founder (Source: @garycommunity)

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“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly”

Quote from Nathan W. Morris – in full: “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.”

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5 Habits of Mindful People

Why do some people seem to handle challenges with grace and ease while other crumble under stress? Many of the world’s most successful people have some sort of daily mindfulness practice. Here’s what they do differently: 1. They don’t get … Continue reading

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