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 ›

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 ›