Shelter-in-Place is Good Practice for Retirement!

Regardless of where you are in your professional journey, the experience of sheltering-in-place can be looked at as practice for retirement! “Huh?” you say. “If this is retirement, don’t sign me up.” Or maybe you’re thinking there is no way this shelter-in-place has anything to do with retirement. Let’s take… Read More ›

Retirement Coaching through the COVID-19 Crisis

Retirement coaching is more important than ever because of the coronavirus crisis that we are currently facing. This is not just a health crisis. It is also having a profound effect on the global economy, on personal and business finances, and on social structures. Businesses, organizations, and individuals are adapting… Read More ›

Men’s Sheds: Helping Men Connect and Contribute After Retirement

We all know that skilled coaches tailor their approach to each client’s needs, character and preferences. And part of a client’s makeup is also how much they’ve been shaped by the gender norms they grew up with. Although we have to be careful about overgeneralizing, we might be able to… Read More ›

Retirement: Is Your Marriage Ready?

“I married you for better or worse, but not for lunch,” Jody read in an article about retirement planning, and she could relate! This is what partners often feel after the “new normal” of retirement sets in. Jody found that her retirement honeymoon was over. Now, she and her husband,… Read More ›

A No Regrets Retirement in 2020 and Beyond

I recently came across a piece on Facebook, originally from the Guardian, discussing the top five regrets of the dying. I thought it would be a wonderful way to ring in the New Year to use this framework to look at retirement, creating the top five ways to live a… Read More ›

“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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

“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 ›

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 ›