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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 ›

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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 ›

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“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 ›

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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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 ›

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 ›