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About Lori Martinek

Lori Martinek is a successful entrepreneur, author and mentor to new and aspiring business owners. She is the owner of Encore Business Advisors http://www.encorebusinessadvisors.com, and the founder of @MindingHerBiz, a pro bono project which helps women embrace business ownership. Her latest book, Retiring Solo (2016) is available on Amazon.
Latest Posts | By Lori Martinek
Growing Older Alone? Why Time On Your Own Is Time Well Spent
6 days ago

Growing Older Alone? Why Time On Your Own Is Time Well Spent

By  •  Mindset

There’s no question that having a support system and a sense of community is important as we get older. Face-to-face friendships matter. Study after study report that friendships are vital to longevity, and to our physical and mental health. Read More

Why Friendship Matters More Than Ever: The Case for Face to Face Friendship After 60
2 months ago

Why Friendship Matters More Than Ever: The Case for Face to Face Friendship After 60

Friendship matters more than ever as we get older. Friends keep us active and engaged. They keep us connected to the world around us. Read More

The Importance of Setting Goals When You’re Flying Solo After 60
4 months ago

The Importance of Setting Goals When You’re Flying Solo After 60

Many of us find ourselves living alone as we get older, whether through death, divorce or a lifelong commitment to singleness. Many of us embrace this independence, while others are not as comfortable with it. Read More

Navigating the New 60: How to Become Your Next Best Self
8 months ago

Navigating the New 60: How to Become Your Next Best Self

By  •  Mindset

I am closing in on my 60th birthday, and I am excited to be facing a new decade. Why? Because I see this big benchmark birthday as an opportunity to transition to my next, best self. Read More

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
10 months ago

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates. Read More

How to Fall in Love with Getting Older
11 months ago

How to Fall in Love with Getting Older

By  •  Mindset

I love getting older! How many women do you know who feel that way?

Sure, my body is changing, and my eyesight may not be as good as it used to be, but I consider that a gauntlet thrown by Mother Nature to keep me active, eating healthy and working out on a regular basis. I accept the challenge! Read More

Let’s Embrace the Power of Positive Ageing!
12 months ago

Let’s Embrace the Power of Positive Ageing!

By  •  Mindset

You can be happier and healthier as you grow older by embracing positive ageing. Read More

Do You Worry About Growing Older Alone? Here’s What to Do About it!
1 year ago

Do You Worry About Growing Older Alone? Here’s What to Do About it!

Women are worriers by nature. We worry about our families, our friends and our future. Those of us who live alone have learned to be independent – but that doesn’t stop us from worrying about the years ahead. Read More

Is Living in a Retirement Community Right for You? Here’s How to Find Out!
1 year ago

Is Living in a Retirement Community Right for You? Here’s How to Find Out!

A few years ago, I began thinking about how I would choose to live if I could live any way that I wanted to. Read More

3 Ways to Find Balance in Retirement, One Step at a Time
1 year ago

3 Ways to Find Balance in Retirement, One Step at a Time

Retirement isn’t about endings. It’s about moving forward and embracing new possibilities.

Think of your post-working years in terms of rebalancing, reimagining and even reinventing rather than just retiring. Retirement is an opportunity to create a life that truly reflects who you are. Read More

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