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You’ve probably heard that Okinawa is one of the “Blue Zones”, right?  (If not, pop over here and learn how these populations live longer and happier lives than any others on the planet at www.bluezones.com.)  They have one of the highest populations of centenarians in the world.  Cool!  What’s their secret? … Read More ›

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Men’s Sheds: Helping Men Connect and Contribute After Retirement

We all know that skilled coaches tailor their approach to each client’s needs, character and preferences. And part of a client’s makeup is also how much they’ve been shaped by the gender norms they grew up with. Although we have to be careful about overgeneralizing, we might be able to… Read More ›

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Women Retiring Solo

Are you a single woman?  If you are, you are in good company!  Over half of all women in the U.S. today are living solo.   That translates into over 50 million women living without a partner or husband.  Part of this startling statistic is due to women marrying later, but… Read More ›

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Seven Ways to Retire Like a ‘Rock Star’

When my son was a teenager, his favorite groups to listen to were many of the bands that I grew up listening to; Def Leppard, Foreigner, Boston, Kansas, Queen, the Beatles, etc.  And he wanted to see these bands, or what is left of them, live.  As he explained it… Read More ›

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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 ›

You’re Getting Older AND You’re Still Relevant

The picture below is of my Dad—a paid Actor at 73 years of age—doing his thing at Fort Steele. My Dad has always been performing in one way or the other – singing, playing music, telling jokes, and reciting historical passages or Shakespearean soliloquies – whether or not he had… Read More ›

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What Happens Where There is No Water Cooler?

“What are you doing this weekend?” This question is often heard in the workplace on Friday afternoons. “What did you do this weekend?” This question is often heard in the workplace on Monday mornings. It can be a quick interchange in the hallway, elevator, or coffee station.  It is a… Read More ›

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Senior Travel Styles

The number of seniors who travel independently has increased in recent years, and today’s older travelers approach their trips differently from those of a decade ago. A study analyzing how today’s senior travelers use tourism information revealed that they can be divided into three distinct groups. “The Adventurous Experimenters are… Read More ›

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Taking My Business and My Life to South America

When I turned fifty, I took a long look at my life and didn’t like what I saw.  I was stressed out, working too many hours, spending too much time in my car, and felt a faint sense of disappointment with many of my relationships.  Sound familiar? My solution to… Read More ›