Solo Ageing, is this you?

I have written before on the topic of Elder Orphans, but today I would like to take this a step further and include anyone who is ageing alone.  This spreads the net wider to include widows and widowers, divorcees as well as those growing older with their children and...

5 Gruende im Ruhestand zu arbeiten

How is your German?  One of my blogs on the 60&Me has been translated for a Swiss non-profit  called Neustarter  (we are a non-profit-making foundation called “Neustarter”, established in Zurich, Switzerland. We support people who are more than 49, 64,...

Ageing with Attitude

I have recently joined the Retirement Coaches Association,  based in the US.  But that is not the focus of this blog, more an introduction, as the RCA held its annual conference a couple of weeks back and there is interesting information stemming from the gathering. ...

Are you Reinventing Yourself in Retirement?

For most of us, the life we lived when we were working is far removed from the life we plan to live when we retire.  The most obvious is that even if we do continue to work, we will be working in a different format, maybe even a  different industry.  Some of us become...

When the novelty of retirement wears thin

If you type ‘Retirement images’ into the Google search engine you come up with a host of joyous messages, visuals of happy couples relaxing on sunset beaches and silver-haired groups with big smiles keeping active.  If you look more closely, in between are a few...

We should take 3 weeks holiday each year!!

On Saturday, I returned from my first holiday in 4 years!  It was a pleasant break from the everyday routine of working from home,  as I visited with friends and relatives in the warmer climes of Natal.  I seem to have also been lucky to have missed a pretty wet and...

Are you a Solopreneur?

I get caught up talking about retirement not only in my work but often in social settings too.  There are two things I hear everywhere –  one is concern over the money lasting, the other is the fact that most of us do not want to stop working because we have...

My Perfect Retirement Day

It is a public holiday here in South Africa and I don’t really want to spend the day at my computer, so I am going to throw it out to you, my readers!!   I was triggered by something I watched yesterday on the Sixty&Me site, into remembering a coaching exercise I...