Do You Want to Be Emotionally Strong and Resilient?

A question I often get asked is, "How can I be emotionally stronger?" When I hear that question I think of how important it is to be resilient in life.  Sometimes this skill isn't learned until adulthood. Some people never learn to be resilient. Since stress is a fact of life, it is easy to […]

An Important Lesson You Need to Learn to Be Resilient

Since life is rarely the way it is suppose to be, resilience is one of the most important things needed to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. It is considered essential to being a mature, emotionally healthy adult. When you face challenges in life, resilience is your ability to maintain stable, healthy levels of psychological […]

Do You Want to Live a Meaningful Life?

Having meaning in life is a key ingredient for well-being and happiness. Retirement can be an adventure offering you the opportunity to explore who you are and what you want to do with this gift of time that will be personally rewarding. No matter what your age is, designing a meaningful life starts with you. […]

Are Your Expectations Helping You Be Happier?

Our expectations play a very important role in our life. For instance, the way we manage our expectations heavily influences our ability to experience happiness and can even affect our health. As you get older and begin to think about your retirement years, this continues to be true.  We set expectations all the time for ourselves, […]

Retiring: Do You Do This To Create a Meaningful Life?

In retirement, it is sometimes a challenge to establish the two important conditions needed for feelings of meaning and fulfillment. These two conditions are: Being able to feel and give love and having a sense of belonging. Having and pursuing goals that allow you to use your strengths so you will be engaged and experience […]

Retiring: Do You Know What Your Purpose Is?

Retirement is now considered to be a new adult development stage in life. This is significant because it affects how you think about and plan for this 20 to 25 years in your life. Naturally, you want to be happy during this block of time. There has been some interesting discussion the last couple of […]

Do These Things to Create Well-Being

How important is well-being to you? If you are thinking about retiring, there are three main areas that can affect your well-being: finances, health, and meaning. We can learn a lot about well-being from Martin Seligman, a research scientist and founder of Positive Psychology. He believes there are actually five important elements that contribute to […]

Retirement Planning: 6 Major Issues You Need to Address

Considering retirement this year? The average age for a first retirement is still in the late 50's although that does not mean people are retiring in the same way. Actually, the old way of thinking about retirement is in a state of being retired. It no longer works for most people for one main reason. According […]

Retiring? 5 Warning Signs You Are Stuck

Deciding to retire is a major decision in your life. This is especially true for Boomers because there are no models that fit all of the challenges ahead. With a possible 25 plus years added to your life span, there are a lot of decisions to be made in three main areas of your life. These […]