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About Howard Fishman

Howard Fishman is a Transition Coach focused on keeping Boomers relevant in the workplace, and purposeful in retirement. He lives in Southern California. Please visit his website at http://www.boomerrising.com
Latest Posts | By Howard Fishman
How Writing a Short-Form Memoir Will Help to Clarify Your Truth with Loved Ones
3 weeks ago

How Writing a Short-Form Memoir Will Help to Clarify Your Truth with Loved Ones

By  •  Mindset

Writing your memoir is a profound gift to yourself and to those with whom you’ve shared a walk down difficult paths. Read More

Sheltering-in-Place: When Mayonnaise Was the Only Reason to Leave the House
2 months ago

Sheltering-in-Place: When Mayonnaise Was the Only Reason to Leave the House

Sheltering-in-place. Could have been the perfect Zen experience. Sitting underneath the shade of a Bodhi tree in perfect lotus position. Floating above the ground in a meditative state. The cool brush of saffron robes against my skin…
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Friendship and Coronavirus: Listening Is the New Being There
3 months ago

Friendship and Coronavirus: Listening Is the New Being There

Two years ago, my partner and I set out on a journey. The idea was to build an intentional community of friends. A virtual home for those whose values, likes, and dislikes were compatible with ours…
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How Often Do You Go Out and Play with Your Friends?
5 months ago

How Often Do You Go Out and Play with Your Friends?

“Go outside and play with your friends!” That was Mom’s clarion call to us kids back then when friendship was easier. When we were naive, tolerant, open to diversity, and had few boundaries…
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Is It Downsizing or Tossing Out Tender Memories?
6 months ago

Is It Downsizing or Tossing Out Tender Memories?

I was a clever gatherer of things. Mostly paper. In neat piles. Inside of drawers. Resting innocuously on shelves. Tucked into boxes that lurked in the shadowy recesses of my garage…

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement
7 months ago

5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement

There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.

You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants. Read More

Lessons from an Adult Friendship: Remembering Lois
8 months ago

Lessons from an Adult Friendship: Remembering Lois

By  •  Family

Adult friendships can be difficult to navigate. Friendships forged during younger years, when the canvas of our life has only been lightly sketched upon, are a cozier fit…
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Are You Nostalgic or Depressed as You Retire from Work?
10 months ago

Are You Nostalgic or Depressed as You Retire from Work?

By  •  Mindset

During times of transition, feelings of nostalgia are pronounced. We yearn for what was. Bonding with colleagues at work. Evenings at the pub with good friends. Precious, fleeting moments with children and family…
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How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement
1 year ago

How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement

Similar to the positive, indelible first impression one wants to make on the first day of work, a signature transition to retirement can be just as meaningful. Read More

Revealing Retirement Plans to Management: Should You Be Paranoid?
2 years ago

Revealing Retirement Plans to Management: Should You Be Paranoid?

Should you reveal your retirement plans to management? Perhaps. However, before you do so, there are pros, cons, and sometimes serious ramifications to be considered. Read More