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...

Dealing with Change

On Wednesday it will be two months since we went into Lockdown.  Yes, next week many of the restrictions are lifting but the responsibility for our own safety is largely shifting to us.  I am over 65, fortunately without any of the chronic illnesses that are...

Where Attention goes, Energy Flows

Wow these are interesting times, aren’t they?  I have been home alone for 47 days with brief, rather frightening trips to the supermarkets which seem, in Cape Town, to be hot-beds of the corona virus!  Then, at last we are allowed out to walk the dogs from 6-9 am, but...