Category Archives: TOPIC – Keeping Active

STAYING INDEPENDENT IN RETIREMENT

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – If things go as hoped my plans for retirement include living where I want in the house of my choice for as long as I can. I value my independence – the freedom to … Continue reading

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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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RETIREMENT IS NO TIME TO BE BORED

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – Do you ever have one of those mornings when you just don’t want to get out of bed? For whatever reason staying tucked under those warm blankets just sounds better than any other option. … 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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A GOOD RETIREMENT

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – Once we retire it is up to us to make the most of the life we live in our second act. The good news is no one is telling us what to do. The … Continue reading

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