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Withdrawal trouble in retirement

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SURVIVAL Tennis. ILLUSTRATION BY VOS

Since going recently into retirement, I’ve been getting advice about withdrawal trouble. In fact, I had a taste of it 20 years ago, only days after easing myself out of newspaper work, as an active editor: I awoke with a headache so big it felt terminal.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Back to teaching, Dr. Joven Cuanang says medicine is about understanding humans

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The good doctor (rightmost) with Annie Sarthou and National Artist BenCab at his retirement tribute dinner, “Roast Toast or Boast,” at St. Luke’s last Dec. 12. PHOTO BY ALANAH TORRALBA

Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, newly “liberated” from being medical director of St. Luke’s Medical Center—he retired last December after 10 years on the job—saunters easily through the lobby of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, like a man with time on his hands.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

True romance chooses no season


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“’Di na kailangan ’yan, ayos na ’to,” says my husband, shooing away a boy hard-selling him long-stemmed roses on Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Inner Mind on Radio’ signs off


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On Sunday, December 29, the “Inner Mind on Radio” program over DZMM Teleradyo, which I have anchored for 21 long years, goes off the air upon my retirement from ABS-CBN.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Plan your final days–and spare your loved ones the tough decisions

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When people reach what they, with uneasy laughter, refer to as the pre-departure area, their thoughts usually turn to passing on as much of their worldly goods to their children as they can, while giving as little as possible to the government.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

God is in the details, down to specifics


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I live my life in reverse. Where others my age are already planning for their retirement, I’m just beginning again. The last two decades of my life were focused on raising a family, and although I wrote professionally through those years, give or take a few years, I never really worked full-time.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why we seniors still need to have a plan–a 20-year plan


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“…AND MILES to go before I sleep”

As they say, it ain’t over till it’s over. So what to do until then? Well, for us seniors, instead of thinking about aging, we ought to be making plans, as everybody else ought to do.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Reinventing my farmhouse as a bed and breakfast


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MY PATIENCE ran out when typhoon “Reming” (circa 2009) destroyed my rambutan and lanzones orchard in Majayjay, Laguna.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Retiring to a healthy life

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I WAS DRIVING one early morning on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena, California, with my sister, who was visiting from the Philippines, when she suddenly said, “Look at her, Ate.”

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

PH also among top retirement havens

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Ayala Malls on the upswing. INQUIRER file photo

Scoring a perfect 100 percent in “Cost of Living,” the Philippines makes it to the “World’s Top Retirement Havens in 2013,” an annual list prepared by International Living, a monthly publication about the best places to live in, retire, travel and invest.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More time to pursue one’s passions after retirement

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ITALIAN Ambassador Luca Fornari with wife Silvana

Poised for retirement, Italian Ambassador Luca Fornari looks at the transition philosophically and with optimism.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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