It's Not Just About the Money!

Entrepreneurial Spirits

Are you thinking about starting a business in retirement? You’re not alone. Baby Boomers are starting businesses in record numbers. An Entrepreneur.com article (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245366) cites several reasons why Boomers are […]

Health-wise

What one factor surpasses all others when it comes to the quality of your post-employment experience? Your health. When we’re working, we often neglect putting our health first. According to [...]

Accomplishments? Yes!

“Now that you are retired, you do not have to be in a hurry to accomplish anything. (At this phase of life, who needs accomplishments?)” I cringed as I read […]

Retired From What?

This picture was taken of me four years ago — several years before my husband retired. I took care with my appearance, I felt confident, I dressed well, and I really liked […]

I Got Rhythm

  For the first three months of retirement, it seemed that my husband, Chris, and I were constantly out of sync.  When one was up emotionally, the other was down. When […]

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: April 29, 2016 | Category: Redefining Retirement | | No comments

Self Care

While navigating the emotional ups and downs during the first year of retirement, self care takes on a whole new level of importance. Watching as someone struggles with sagging self-esteem […]

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: April 22, 2016 | Category: Redefining Retirement | | No comments

Stepping into the Silver Tsunami

May 1, 2015 was my husband Chris’s last day of work before retiring. For months we planned what to do in his first year of retirement. We had what we […]

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: April 15, 2016 | Category: Relationships | | No comments

Times They Are a Changing

Changing the status quo is never easy and the ripple effects of retirement decisions are often underestimated. Deciding to move or to spend significant time away from where you live […]

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: April 8, 2016 | Category: Redefining Retirement | | No comments

The Best Laid Plans Evolve

  In the summer of 2014, my husband decided that May 1, 2015 would be his last day at his job. He plans to continue working part-time in a new […]

"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: April 1, 2016 | Category: Redefining Retirement | | No comments

Retirement: One Word, Many Meanings

While my husband and I were at dinner the other night with two other couples, the conversation turned to the topic of retirement. The three men at the table had […]