Life After Retirement

Life after retirement is a complicated time. Not only do you have to worry about your retirement savings, but, you also need to find meaning in your life. Here are some retirement ideas to help you get more from the best years of your life.

4 days ago

Chasing Happiness in Retirement

Happiness in retirement is not a given. Not an entitlement. And it’s an illusion to assume that it is. Bestselling author and founder of the Retirement Coaches Association, Robert Laura, said this in regard to the illusion of retirement…

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2 weeks ago

Does Thinking About Your Life Drive You Crazy?

As a person with more years behind me than ahead, I am constantly reading and hearing about fulfilling my goals, living a good life, reimagining “this one life we’ve been given” and generally making these final years count…

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3 weeks ago

Retirement 101: Which of the 4 Rs of Retirement Sounds Easiest for a Mature Woman to Embrace?

Retirement takes a lot of us by surprise. After traveling a couple of years down the path of my own retirement – and having many conversations with other women – I’m more convinced than ever that retirement holds a lot of unknowns…

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4 weeks ago

Navigating the Threshold into our 60s and Beyond

Research about our phase of life increasingly views the 60s and 70s as entering an entirely new stage of life, much like adolescence to adulthood is a stage transition. This certainly contrasts with the view of these years being the end of our societal influence…

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2 months ago

One Year Later, The Road Ahead: I Just Retired

My first post-retirement article, “The Road Ahead: I Just Retired,” captured my mindset once the dust settled. It’s a good starting point to reflect on my first year of retirement. Looking at reality vs. expectations, the unexpected, and where my thoughts…

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2 months ago

3 Steps to Take When Holidays Are Tough

For many of the women in this community, the holidays are not easy. We may be facing a holiday without a loved one. We might be apart from our families for whatever reason. We might be having a good holiday season but find ourselves…

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2 months ago

What’s the Deal with To-Do Lists?

Today was a special and very rare day (it will be several days ago by the time you read this, but that is unimportant). Did I win the lottery? Was a new grandchild born? Did my hair suddenly stop being grey?

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2 months ago

Live Your Life Like a Trapeze Artist

Are you at a crossroads in your life? Are you stuck in a challenging season and wondering what the future holds? You may be experiencing a “trapeze moment” — a time when you’re hanging on to what’s familiar and just swinging along, day after day…

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2 months ago

The Work Hard – Retire Hard Myth

Many of us grew up in an era where the accepted approach to life was to work really hard to be successful at our chosen role and take care of responsibilities. Then, like magic, at 65 we get to stop and make up for all the “fun” we put off…

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2 months ago

Home Ownership… It’s Always Something!

To quote one of my very favorite and famous beloved female comedians, Gilda Radner’s character, Roseannadanna, “It just goes to show you, it’s always something – if it ain’t one thing, it’s another!” I regularly re-quote Roseannadanna’s…

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