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Leaving the Old Behind

Last week, I started a series on transitions. These concepts are based on Dr. William Bridges’s ideas. This week, I will continue the series. Dismantling: When our lives are defined by the circumstances, such as a career or marriage, we establish certain habits....

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Change v. Transition

I am fascinated by how people deal with big life changes. One of the best books I have read about dealing with life changes is “Transitions” by Dr. William Bridges. I decided to create a series of posts to share his ideas and how I reacted to one of my big changes,...

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Hopeful for 2024

Here we are at the end of another year. For me, this year went very fast and very slow at the same time. It was definitely one of the most challenging one of my 64 years. There was a point, a low point, when I didn’t really know if I would live to see this day. I...

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Chattering Mind

I recently finished The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. A very interesting and profound story. A sentence that one of the characters utters is a guide not only for the protagonist, but to all of us. “You don’t have to understand life, you just have to live it.” Mrs....

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Choice

American Psychoanalyst Allen Wheelis wrote: “Of two equally true accounts of the same life, the one we choose will depend upon the consequences we desire, the future we want to create.” In my last post, I mentioned I was getting my last biopsy. I am happy to...

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Hope

Today, I am scheduled for my 6th biopsy. In the last six months, I’ve been poked and prodded, and scanned so many times that I describe myself as a glowing colander. To get ready for the six hour fast, I woke up at 5:15 so that I could get a bite to eat and take my...

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Yes, Retirement Coaching is a Thing!

Yes, Retirement Coaching is a Thing! Retirement Coaching training manual defines retirement as “a dynamic process whereby client and coach explore all aspects of designing a dynamic and rewarding retirement lifestyle, and serves to guide the client towards...

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What’s the SHAPE of your retirement plan?

After a long "health break" or "me time" I am back in business. My non-financial retirement planning group program is ready to go and it starts in September. If you are planning to retire soon or have recently retired and past the honeymoon period, this program is...

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Let me re-introduce myself

Well, it seems I was a bit ahead of myself in declaring that I had gotten myself a new life, almost to the day last year. Turns out, I'm still working on getting that new life. Between November 2022 and now, I have been dealing with cancer. It's not over just yet,...

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H is for Healthy

For my 63rd birthday, I got myself a new life! Out of nowhere and no one (not even the doctors) know why, my heart started to skip a beat. (No, I’m not in love in a romantic sense, ha!) My heart literally was pumping only half the time, even though the upper ...

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