I recently traveled to Washington, DC to train and certify the first group of Your Countdown to Retirement coaches. This meant I left my 94-year-old father at home with his wonderful caregivers. I knew my absence would be stressful for my father, so I figured out ways to stay in touch while out of town. […]
Tolerations are things that nag at us, annoy us, or irritate us. Yet, we often let them go unresolved for days, weeks, months or years. It’s time to stop letting tolerations steal your energy and your joy. Here’s how.
This past week I spent more than eight hours cleaning out two rooms in our basement. Did I want to? Heck no!!! But when it came time to put away Christmas decorations the storage space was so disorganized I refused to just put them away without tackling the task I had avoided for years. This […]
We all want to be happy in retirement. But sometimes happiness can be elusive as we create a new life, new meaning, and a new identity.
What do I still want to accomplish? Accomplishments should not stop when we stop working. As this New Year begins, take time to identify something worth spending your time accomplishing this year. It could be something you want to do, be, or have. It doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a lot of money. […]
In this season of holiday gift giving, sometimes the greatest gifts come from unexpected sources.
Although Santa is long past the traditional retirement age, he is still going strong. Every year he supervises the production and distribution of toys to good little girls and boys across the planet. Is his job stressful? You bet. Keeping up with the latest toy trends and fads is a full-time job. Santa’s ability to […]
Retirement is easy, right? It depends.
In our society the aging and elderly are often ignored. Will baby boomers change this?
More companies are realizing the value their baby boomer employees add to their bottom line. So, why do you want to retire?