Category Archives: Debbie Grovum

PRIMING FOR POSITIVE AGING

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt you.” How many of us remember hearing that comforting advice when we were children? Well, it turns out our well-meaning mothers … Continue reading

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CAN WE DISAGREE POLITICALLY AND STILL BE FRIENDS?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – No doubt about it-this is an unusual political season and civil political discussions seem more challenging than ever. Living in the same town for thirty-plus years, I mostly spent time with friends who … Continue reading

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TRAVELING WITH DEBBIE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Debbie has been traveling in Europe and we thought we would share her travel blog with you. Retirement is a great time to fulfil your travel dreams. Debbie’s travel blog provides a fun … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: THE GOOD LIFE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – “The encounter with these ideas will change your life.” Award-winning Harvard professor Michael Puett makes this promise to students in his popular class, “Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory.” Realizing that teachings from … Continue reading

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IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Froid ou Chaud? A simple question from our Parisian waiter, and after six years of high school and college French, I knew those words meant “hot or cold”. But on the first night … Continue reading

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A GOOD BOOK ON “OLDERS”

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – The population is aging, we are living longer and healthier lives, and yet, ageism remains the last socially sanctioned bias. As Ashton Applewhite says in the introduction of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto … Continue reading

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THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION SKILL

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – What is the most important skill you could improve to help you communicate better as you age? Maybe you would like to express your feelings more effectively to your family and friends. If … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY FOR FLEXIBLE RETIREMENT?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – My dad retired at age sixty-three and went from working fifty-plus hours a week to golfing five days a week and enjoying a life of leisure, not working at all. After a few … Continue reading

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HOPES AND REALITIES FOR 2016

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – What are people’s dreams for retirement and how good are their chances of achieving those dreams? New research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies answers those questions in its new report, “The … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM A CHRISTMAS KNEE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Husband Paul got a new knee for Christmas. No house guests or trips in the near future and a slower work time for Paul made Mid-December the best time to set aside a … Continue reading

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