The Paradox of Choice applied to Retirement

This week I am going to break with form and send you a TED talk to mull over.  Yes, I am copping out because I have a lot on my plate with my building site winding up to conclusion, but when I watched this clip yesterday it got me thinking.  In our parents’ day there...

Living in a VUCA world

Moving to a new community in retirement and building the dream home for my third act is a pretty stressful experience on the scale of stressors.  I have mentioned previously how hard it is to integrate into a community of strangers from behind a mask, and I keep...

Finding Purpose in your Second Act

I don’t know about you, but at 66 I do not feel ready to stop working totally as implied in the definition of Retirement.  Yes, I love the idea of freedom to do the things I love, being able to exercise when I feel like it as well as hopefully some more socializing in...

Changing Direction

If nothing else, the sustained Lockdown has given me time to think.  At times I fear I have had too much time to think, but now my efforts seem at last to be consolidating.  It is a wonderful feeling when things start to come together.  After many years of marketing...

The Art of Walking

This week I refer to an article I read recently in a Blue Zones newsletter.  Those who have been following me for some time will know that I draw much inspiration from this movement that studies the lifestyle of centenarians.  Before Lockdown I was convinced I will...

Are you missing Casual contact?

My apologies for skipping a week but I was without an internet connection for close on a week.  The joys of country living, I presume, sent as my first lesson in slowing down from city ways! I moved into the small village of McGregor exactly a month ago, yesterday. ...

On the move…..

Sorry, this newsletter comes a few days later than usual, but I have been BUSY moving to my new (retirement) location.  I have spoken in previous newsletters about my plans to move to the country, live more sustainably and become part of a small village community. ...

How can I use my Intangible Assets

Yesterday I presented on a Webinar with our Coaching platform called “Helping You 2 Help Yourself”.  I spoke on Intangible Assets, a topic I first heard about in the book by Linda Gratton and Andrew Scott called “The 100-Year Life; Living and Working in an...