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1 September 2015

The 'Golden Years' is an expression often used to describe retirement. Why? Well, it is that period of life filled with one of the most cherished and sought after resources available to humankind—time.

In retirement, you have time to do all the things you ever wanted to do. You can travel; go on cruises and bus tours of interesting places; take courses on art, photography, current events, whatever appeals to you; read all the latest and greatest books; learn new languages; go to museums, theatres, concerts. You can do whatever you want to do that finances allow. I am going to suggest something you may never have thought of that can ensure an enriched retirement.

I've just spent 20 years observing my mother-in-law's retirement years. She continued to enjoy her passions in life, which were painting and photography, until the age of 99. She remained clear-minded with a deep interest in many topics and her state of health was younger than her years. Her quality of life was excellent.

The focus of your retirement is to maintain a great quality of life, however you define that. People will advise you to stay active, stay interested, and stay involved. As you head toward this stage of life, it is good to be well prepared for it. There are a number of factors to consider:
(1) Focus on keeping fit and healthy. 
(2) Keep the mind alert, focused and clear.
(3) Keep your motivation and enthusiasm in high gear.

There are many approaches that can be taken to accomplish these goals. You can exercise, eat well, do crossword puzzles and word puzzles, and play Sudoku or other brainteasers. This of course is not by any means an exhaustive list, but gives a general idea.

However, what if there was one foundational approach to preserve health, increase clarity of mind, and keep you motivated? A one-stop shopping idea, if you like. Surely that is something you would want to add to your list of to do's, right?

As it turns out the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique is one thing that can be done on a daily basis to simultaneously give deep rest to the body, greater clarity to the mind, and more motivation from within—and you don't need to just take my word for that. My mother-in-law practiced the TM technique for the last forty years of her life based on a physician's recommendation. Many doctors recommend TM to their patients. And there are over 360 scientific studies, published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, showing the invaluable benefits of this practice for mind, body and behavior.

Global Good News will feature more of Lesley Goldman's article on ''Retirement'', including scientific research showing beneficial effects of Transcendental Meditation on the brain, cardiovascular system, and overall health and longevity; and an infographic summarizing how the detrimental effects of the aging process can be reversed through the Transcendental Meditation technique.

About the author
Lesley Goldman is the retired director of an educational organization.

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