Do You Want To Create the Life You Desire?

May and June are a time of year when many graduations happen. It is a time of opportunity. During these ceremeonies, there's usually a focus on creating the life you desire.  In addition, there are other stages in life that are natural times for thinking about living the life you desire. Many of these times […]

Retiring: 4 Secrets to Make Change Positive

Retiring means making a significant change in your life. That is a major reason you may have mixed feelings about "retiring." These changes have an impact on six areas of your life: Career and work Health and wellness Income and finances Family and relationships Social interaction and leisure Personal development Just the idea of beginning […]

What You Need to Know Going Through a Life Transition

Times of transition happen throughout our lives. It can happen whenever change occurs. However, change and transition are not the same. Change is situational and external. Transition is internal. It is the psychological process you go through to come to terms with the new situation. You may be in a time of transition in your […]

How to Build Your Emotional Strength before You Retire

Planning for retirement can be challenging because of the changes you will be facing and the many decisions you will be making. By this time in your life, you also know you live in an imperfect world. Fortunately, you have a choice about how to live in an imperfect world. As you go through this transition, you […]

What Does It Mean to Retire?

Several months ago, I did a pre-retirement seminar for the Trust Company of Illinois (TCI), a financial planning company in Illinois. Afterwards, John Duckworth, a partner for the company wrote a blog post about the seminar. I thought you might find it interesting to read his comments about the seminar as he has firsthand experience […]