When the time comes to enter your second chapter, it can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. On the one hand, it means you’re free from the demanding career, and can start a new way of living. That means you can enjoy immense freedom; on the other hand, there is a wealth of adjustments that need to be made in order to make the most of this stage of life.


To help guide you through these changes, I offer monthly Lifestyle Tools for healthy retirement that you consider as part of your newly acquired freedoms: physical freedom, emotional freedom, geographic freedom, time freedom, financial, and finally relationship freedom.


These Lifestyle Tools include how to best stay active mentally and physically, build relationships with new friends and family members, set financial goals, and healthy living habits – all aiming towards making your second chapter more fulfilling. Read on for some practical advice about taking on newfound freedoms!

Mercer’s Retirement Savings Study: Why Americans Are Lagging Behind

Mercer’s Retirement Savings Study: Why Americans Are Lagging Behind The Mercer Retirement Savings Study recently uncovered a startling truth about Americans’ retirement preparedness.  Most professional wealth managers have been advising their clients for years:  you can never be over prepared. Out of 39 countries surveyed, the United States ranked a

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Processing an Identity Crisis in Retirement

Processing an Identity Crisis in Retirement Retirement is a milestone which for business experts can be an identity crisis. The reason is simple work (such as a career, title, and perks) becomes the identity. The transition to not working could result in confusion, isolation, anger, and loss. While this is

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Social Isolation

Social Isolation You have heard the media blitz, but you are thinking, THAT will never happen to me. Never in our long career and active life do we think about social isolation. That impacts only elders or maybe someone in a very special situation, we tell ourselves. In fact, during

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Loss of Purpose?

Loss of Purpose? Has your world turned upside down? Are those unconscious daily habits and routines that turned into a job or if you were lucky a career no longer? Do you miss the industry you served and the people? Perhaps you lived at the right time and right place

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Understanding Hybrid Retirement: Beyond Financial Benefits

Understanding Hybrid Retirement: Beyond Financial Benefits Either you will look forward to retirement or absolutely dread the prospect. Retirement for most is interpreted as a dead end, such as the end of a career. Hybrid retirement, however, is a concept that some companies offer as a way for workers to

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