A painful skin problem has forced me to re-evaluate everything.

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When I retired and moved abroad, everything I had known was swept away. I had to think hard about my priorities.

Casita in Solís. Photo by author.


Reflections on some of the tradeoffs, the infamous bureaucracy, and general quality of life after living in Italy for over three years.

Portofino. Photo by author


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Our pasts cast long shadows.



Achieving wellbeing and optimal health requires an interrelated set of disciplines and approaches. All are important.

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In the end, it was about facing emotional pain.

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We must face what’s gone, and then find the gems

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Greg Hopkins

Retired. Surrounded by beauty. Grateful to have escaped the matrix. Fascinated by our collective evolutionary journey.

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