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...

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...