What Does Retirement Actually Mean in the 21st Century?

There has been a lot written abaout this century being the "new retirement" in the last 10 to 12 years. However, it is only in this last year the message seems to be starting to mean something to the Boomer generation. At the beginning of the 21st Century, researchers were saying the extended period of […]

Finding Fulfillment When You Are Retired

When I talk to people thinking about retiring, one of the most important concerns I hear is that this next stage in life won't be as fulfilling and meaningful as previous stages have been. This no longer has to be true because retirement as it used to be is no more.  Instead, we now have […]

Do You Want Your Bucket List to Be Helpful?

Bucket lists have become popular. Anybody at any age can have one. In fact, it seems almost everyone has a bucket list these days. It often is something like 100 things to do before I kick the bucket or 200 places to see before I die. Many people thinking about retiring start a bucket list. […]

Retiring? 2 Keys to Life Satisfaction

Life satisfaction is important at any stage in life. However, what seems to bring satisfaction at one stage in life is different at another stage.  Some interesting new research indicates there is a difference in generations regarding life satisfaction and pleasurable emotions. Five different pleasurable emotions plus satisfaction with life were examined among younger adults […]

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Back in the early 1990s, little was known about the brain's functions. It was thought the brain would go through a natural decline as someone aged. Then neuroscientists began conducting imaging techniques to understand the brain's intricacies. Fast forward to the present and you find brain or cognitive fitness becoming a focal area for high-achieving leaders and working professionals […]

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 How to Connect Your Values to Fulfillment in Life?

It's important to be able to identify your values at all stages in life. This continues to be true when you are considering retiring because this is a time in life when people ask what they can do to live a more fulfilled life. As you approach retirement, it is normal to be concerned about […]

Retiring? How to Live the Life You Desire

Are you considering retiring? If so, there are many questions that need to be answered before you make your decision. There is a lot of confusion about what retirement really means in this century. This is because of the increase in lifespan. One of the things I suggest to my clients when they are considering […]

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 […]