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“Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey” a Book Review

A book review based upon Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, authored by James Hollis, Ph.D., © Sound True, Inc. 2018. “As we age we march towards uniqueness, our authentic selves.” This is one of the principle tenants of the Retirement Options coaching certification… Read More ›

Tracy Grajewski

Thriving, Not Just Surviving in Retirement

The notion of retirement has changed drastically in the past 20 years. The main drivers to this change in perspective are advances in science and medicine as well as our understanding of healthy lifestyle choices. Simply, we are living longer, healthier lives. Hooray! In fact, many of us may enjoy… Read More ›

Sue Mintz

Being “Fit” in Retirement

When planning for retirement, have you planned to do anything other than being financially “fit”? Complement being financially “fit” with being “fit” emotionally, socially, and physically. Here are some suggestions to help you reach that goal. 1) Plan something to look forward to As with any change, retirement can be… Read More ›

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Purposeful Retirement for Medical Practitioners

My entrance into retirement coaching developed from my experience as a hospital administrator, and my desire to address a persistent and growing issue within my health care industry—the escalating rates of physician burnout and suicide. Professional burnout in the medical community is at an epidemic level. On any given day,… Read More ›

Life Arenas Chart

“The New Retirement and Happiness – A Piece of Cake”

After devoting a good part of life to their work, baby boomers are expecting a happy retirement. Sounds as easy, right? Our experience of helping over 160 individuals plan their retirement, tells us that it is not always a piece of cake. Creating happiness in retirement often requires significant reflection… Read More ›

Nancy Collamer

“5 Ways to Find Second-Act Career Options”

There’s a little-known fact about second act careers that might surprise you: Most people don’t really reinvent their careers for retirement. Instead, they repurpose and recycle their skills in new ways. They take the threads of their hobbies, interests and old jobs and weave them together into new lifestyle-friendly options for… Read More ›

Beau Henderson

A 3-Step Path To Getting Unstuck

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king condemned to roll a boulder up a steep slope for all eternity. The gods designed this specific punishment because they knew that hard work without the hope of reward or accomplishment would be the worst fate of all to endure. Yet how many… Read More ›

Julia Stewart

Positive Psychology Coaching: How Do You Define Happiness?

I was asked recently to define “happiness” and had to ponder a bit. A Google search, “happiness definition”, gave Google’s definition at the top of search results as: “The state of being happy”. Google, I think we can do better. Most other definitions of happiness seem to involve nice feelings,… Read More ›

Dee Cascio

Lasting Marriage Relationships in Retirement: How To Hold Onto The One You Love

You have all heard the saying that love is wasted on the young yet most Hollywood movies, television programs, and commercials are geared to young people in love in romantic settings. Apparently the depiction of young people in love has more appeal than older people in their 50s and 60s… Read More ›

Mary Morency

Resilience for a Flourishing Retirement

Resilience is defined as the ability to persevere in the pursuit of one’s goals despite obstacles and setbacks.[1]  With the number of lifestyle changes we encounter in retirement, developing the capacity to recover from difficulties and handle whatever life throws in our path is critical to flourishing at this stage… Read More ›