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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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 ›

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10 Ways to Practice Gratitude

As we approach the Holiday season, deepen your gratitude practice with these 10 tips. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house… Read More ›

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Five Ways to Discover What’s Next

“I don’t have much of an imagination, so I can’t imagine life in retirement. What can I do?” This question came from a participant at a recent presentation of mine. She was very successful in her career and was beginning to consider what was next for her. There are many ways… Read More ›

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Three Signs It’s Not Time To Shut Down Your Coaching Business Yet

Recently, I had a couple coaches share with me that they were on the verge of a major decision:  They had reached a point where they were either going to completely shut down their business or make one more serious push to bring it back to life. Fact of the… Read More ›

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Four Tips for Preparing for Retirement

After years of hard work, retirement is a good reward. It’s something everyone looks forward to: a chance to relax, pursue hobbies that you’ve never found time for, or travel. Retirement isn’t the end, but rather the beginning of a new chapter. But how do you adequately prepare for this new… Read More ›

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Applying Innovation Expertise to Personal Innovation

So much of retirement planning focuses on the financial planning – providing guidance on investment balance, cash flow management, and how much should you save. But very little talks about How-to-define your retirement life – the (many) days after the big day. How do you create your best retirement life… Read More ›

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50 Years Young: Plan, Dream, and Live Life to the Fullest

I have been waiting with great anticipation for it to come in the mail, just like my ten-year-old waits for her Disney magazine. It has not come yet, but I know that I will feel validated and special when it arrives. I am waiting for my AARP card, and the… Read More ›

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College and Career Readiness for Learners of All Ages

Article originally published in the NCDA Career Developments, a publication of the National Career Development Association. Does college and career readiness (CCR) look like it did during your youth? That question drives this article as career development charts its course into its second century. Shifting the focus of CCR beyond… Read More ›

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Do Images of Aging Scare You?

Have you ever wondered what the images of aging really look like?  What is your perception of aging? Some people believe it has both mystical and spiritual aspects of life, or it’s a dream manifested in the mind of every individual, a dream that sets the stage for purposeful and… Read More ›