A New Life Phase: “What’s Next?”

Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking “What’s next?” You’ve finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. For the last forty years, I have had the

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Is This All There Is?

A subtle killer stalks us at various times in life. It creeps up on us and overtakes us, exhausting and draining our energy. This creeping force is more prevalent than burnout. Yet, few of us can name it. It’s “rustout.” And, today, rustout is rampant. Effectively, rustout is the opposite

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Finding Meaning in the Morning

Finding our life’s purpose can feel “just out of reach.” A “maybe someday” idea that we hope to fulfill in the future. But, what if your purpose is within your reach today. From the minute we awaken in the morning, we get to choose our attitude. The busyness of daily

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Exploring Life’s Purpose

Michel Montaigne expressed that the great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.  We are the artists of our life and shape our experiences with our own brush.  When we find our unique mission, we know it with certainty from within.  We attain that

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What is YOUR Purpose in Retirement?

Where did the idea of retirement come from? It was not that long ago that most people were fully employed in their teens and worked until they died in their mid-30s. The concept of retirement began in the Revolutionary War when pensions were offered to those who suffered battle injuries.

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Imposter? ….Take This 3 Question Quiz

Have you ever felt like “I’m in over my head and they’re going to find out?” Let me share a little coaching secret: Deep down many successful people feel like imposters – they feel like they’re “not enough,” that their success is a result of luck and timing. Most of

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The New Midlife Crisis

You’ve no doubt heard of or had a “midlife crisis” – that period of chaos some go through roughly between the ages of 40 and 60. But, have you heard of (or are you in) the “later-life” crisis? The “Later-Life” Crisis In my four decades of coaching people in second

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Re-Think Your Legacy

Everyone has a reason for living. Finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Some people have found their purpose early, while others are still looking, though they carry it within them. Having a clear sense of purpose – the place where gifts, passions, and values intersect

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Unlocking Purpose for a Healthy Life

Research increasingly suggests purpose in life is one of the core components of well-being. Unlocking and pursuing a sense of purpose in life can have powerful beneficial effects on both our brain and our body. Purpose is defined as “having a clear reason to get up in the morning” and

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Myths of Purposeful Aging

In presenting the concept of “Becoming a Purposeful Elder,” I often point out that there are commonly held ageist stereotypes of older adults. These ageist assumptions limit older people’s freedom to live the lives they choose and limit our capacity to engage the great gifts that older people possess. Contrary

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