Top 10 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2018


  1. Episode 135 – Downsize your Home and your Life by Kathy Gottberg
  2. Episode 141 – Retire Early and Travel Part 1 by Keith and Tina Paul
  3. Episode 117 – Finding Meaning and Purpose in Retirement by Fritz Gilbert
  4. Episode 143 – Tips for a Great Retirement Experience by Randy Gardner
  5. Episode 116 – Six Pillars of Retirement by Kathe Kline
  6. Episode 142 – Retire Early and Travel Part 2 by Keith and Tina Paul
  7. Episode 123 – Longevity and Staying Young by Judy Gaman
  8. Episode 121 – How Seasonal Jobs can Help you Rock Your Retirement by Kelcy Fowler and Matt Moore
  9. Episode 138 – Men and Women in Retirement by Dr. Sara Yogev
  10. Episode 129 – Clever Life Hacks to Improve Health by Kathe Kline


Christmas Episode: Corny Jokes – Episode 158

Corny Jokes
Les and Kathe: Corny Jokes

Corny Jokes for Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas everyone! It really is the most wonderful time of the year! Les is with me today and we will read corny jokes!



Here are some corny jokes for this holiday season. If you have a 10-year-old kid, you can invite them to listen to this episode. They'll find it hilarious (or not!) LOL

We'll resume normal programming next year.


We FAILED to keep a record of where on the internet these jokes came from.  If they came from your site, we thank you and apologize at the same time.

Downsize your Home and your Life: Ep. 157

downsizing your homeDo you need to downsize your home? What about downsizing your life? Why are these things beneficial as we retire?

We are re-releasing our episode about downsizing. Our guest is Kathy Gottberg, a published author of six books along with numerous magazine articles. On her blog, SMARTliving365.com, Kathy explores ideas and experiences to help create a sustainable, meaningful, happy and rewarding life for herself and others.

Since turning 60, Kathy has become increasingly interested in ideas around positive aging and retirement. Learn more about rightsizing and why downsizing doesn’t have to be a downgrade in this episode.

On today’s show we discuss:
  • Rightsizing vs. downsizing
  • Why rightsizing is so beneficial as we age and retire
  • How to rightsize

What is rightsizing?

Anything you have in your life requires energy, time and effort to maintain. The beauty of rightsizing is it allows you to choose what’s important to you. Use your time, energy and resources on the things you value most.

You can rightsize just about anything in your life. Rightsizing is about getting rid of the things that don’t really matter and focusing on the things that do.

The key with rightsizing is it’s individual. It will be different for everyone.

Areas you might need to rightsize:
  • Old habits
  • Toxic Habits
  • Your current job
Advice for rightsizing:
  • Do it with a loved one
  • Get away and get quiet
  • Find resources to help you

How to downsize your home? Ask yourself these questions.

  • What are the top 10 things that are most important to me for the rest of my life?
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I rent it?
  • Can I borrow it?

Kathy firmly believes that if you take the time and effort to downsize your home and rightsize your life, then you will be better prepared to retire and better prepared to make all the choices and decisions in your life that will make you happier and more purposeful.

Kathy’s Books:

Positive Aging: A SMART Living 365 Guide to Thriving and Wellbeing at any Age (2017)

Rightsizing: A SMART Living 365 Guide to Reinventing Retirement Simple

SMART & Happy: A SMART Living 365 Guide to a Sustainable & Meaningful Life (2014)

Finding Grace—A Transformational Journey (2013)

The Complete Guide To Selling Your Own Home in California (2008)

The Findhorn Book of Practical Spirituality (2003)



Twitter – @gottgreen

Email – kathy@smartliving365.com

Creating Life Balance After Retirement: Ep 155

creating life balanceCreating Life Balance after Retirement

What to do with all the time you have after retirement? Janelle Anderson co-hosts another episode and we'll be talking about Creating Life Balance after Retirement.

Janelle Anderson has always had a deep desire to help people develop their true potential and live from their true selves. Her career began in education as an elementary and middle school teacher, but after teaching GED preparation classes, she discovered her true passion was to work with adults. Over the years, she realized that her greatest satisfaction came from working with women, especially those in their mid-life years. Janelle loves to help them emerge into the fullest glory of who they are – to grow into their true beauty and live fearlessly, confidently and authentically.

A transition from working to retirement

Most people especially those who worked in an office are used to having a schedule. They are working from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for how many years. Suddenly, it's time for retirement. You have all the time in the world where you do not have a schedule to follow. What are you going to do?

You may have a list of what to do after you retire but after doing all those things, what's next? You can do volunteering and help in your community. If this is not what you desire then you have to figure out what are the things that will make you happy. One example is learning how to play the tuba.

Creating your own schedulecreating life balance

You may create a schedule of the things that you will be doing now that you have all the free time. Example, tennis every Monday. You can also not follow your created schedule!

Create short-term goals every week. It really does feel good whenever you're crossing out all the things that you have done. Janelle has this planner where she creates her schedule for the things that she will be doing for the week. You may check it here: PLANNER

Learn to slow down

Now that you have your list. Never rush or feel pressured in doing all of them, you need to enjoy every moment while doing it. Enjoy every minute of it. Eat your lunch and enjoy every single bit of the food on your plate. Do deep breathing exercises before you do something. This will help you slow down.

Creating Life Balance

You should schedule FUN things. Things that excite you, make you happy, and not think of as a task that needs to be followed. This will make you enjoy your retirement. Doing stress-free things also have positive effects on our health. Take note of this because this is one of the most important things in creating life balance after retirement.

Let us know what you think of this episode, “Creating Life Balance after Retirement”, in the comment section!


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