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 ›

Ford-Myers

Retirement: A Natural Evolution of Career Development

Over the past few years, our career coaching practice has been attracting a growing percentage of clients who want to talk about retirement planning – not just career planning. I have wondered why this is. Is it because people are becoming more aware, educated and savvy about the subject of… Read More ›

Susan Ackley

Can Dogs Teach Us Something about Retirement

I love dogs, especially my dog, Carly, a Wheaten Terrier. Besides being a delightful companion, she’s smart, adorable, and howls like Carly Simon hitting high notes. So, with pleasure I watched the 142nd Westminster Dog Show recently. During the show, I was struck by the number of dogs that the… Read More ›

Alan Spector WP

“After the Cheering Stops”

What do Baby Boomers and elite athletes have in common? Yes, they enjoy sports, albeit from a very different perspective. And they both retire from their careers. But one of the many things they do not have in common is the age at which they retire. Most boomers do so… Read More ›

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Why You Must Think BIGGER than a Lifestyle Business

Everybody wants a lifestyle business – doing whatever you want to do, where ever you want to do it, whenever you want to do it, with whomever you want to do it with, all while getting paid. It’s life (and business) beyond the constraints of the cubicle and corporate structure,… Read More ›

Black Lab

How to Prepare for Retirement in 2018

As we approach 2018, those who would like to retire in the next year have several things they can start doing to make that transition with ease. Eva is doing all the right things to help her retirement go smoothly when she decides to retire. She says “I am still… 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 ›

John T Mooney

Among Life’s Biggest Decisions

Late in your career, typically during your 50s and 60s, your thoughts and actions turn to retirement—leaving the 9 to 5 workforce—either of your own choosing or other circumstances. Some share their thoughts, feelings, and plans with others. Many keep these personal questions to themselves, uncertain where to go or… Read More ›

Jeff and Mickie

Find a Compelling Intention to Sustain Your Retirement Life

A client of ours, “Steve,” and his wife retired to Sun City, AZ believing this was for them. “We know two couples who moved here and so we visited a lot and, even, spent a few weekends at their places. It seemed like we too should move here. But we… Read More ›

Seagulls

Learning to Soar

I am reminded today of Richard Bach’s epic work Johnathan Livingston Seagull in which a non-conforming seagull finds happiness, peace and a way to help others by sticking to his commitment to reject conformity and challenge himself to learn the most he can about flight. I think retirement has become a… Read More ›