Will you carry debt into retirement?

For the past few decades, the number one fear people have had about retirement is that they will outlive their money. (Prior to that, we didn’t live long enough after retirement to worry about it.)  The common concern has been whether what we have put aside will last our lifetime. I remember my father spending… Continue reading Will you carry debt into retirement?

Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later

Like many people in midlife, I recently had that sudden realization that my health sucked. Not in a life-threatening way, but an overall sense that things could be a whole lot better. Too many years spent at a desk, too little work/life balance, too much stress, and too many excuses not to do anything about… Continue reading Get fit now. Your brain will thank you later

How to find the right balance living 24/7 with your partner

Thirty-seven years ago this month, I married the boss. Well, technically he wasn’t my boss at the time, but he was when we met and started dating. In those early years, working together wasn’t an issue. We were young, in the bloom of love and happy to share all of our time together. Eventually, we… Continue reading How to find the right balance living 24/7 with your partner

What a Retirement Coach can do for you

To celebrate International Coaching Week, this post is about how the experience of retirement coaching is helping people manage this major life transition with confidence and ease. When I talk with people who aren’t familiar with coaching, let alone retirement coaching, I’m often asked why someone would have to be coached on ‘how to retire’. The… Continue reading What a Retirement Coach can do for you

Are you planning to work after retirement?

Work after retirement? Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But the fact is, over half of baby boomers continue to work once they retire and 72 per cent of pre-retirees aged 50+ say they want or expect to continue working past the traditional retirement age. Further, 55 per cent of boomers say they want to… Continue reading Are you planning to work after retirement?

Improving the way we focus and learn as adults

I’m finding my ability to focus and remember things is fading. At first I thought it might be age-related, but now I see it may have more to do with my behaviour. I spend a lot of time reading online. And that is impacting my attention and memory. Our reliance on the internet to get… Continue reading Improving the way we focus and learn as adults

Is the decluttering craze really making us happier?

Have you spent any time decluttering lately? Do you feel more efficient and productive in your workplace, or comfortable in your home and joyful in your life, as a result? Decluttering has become a movement in North America. There has been a spurt of books and articles in the past couple of years on everything from how… Continue reading Is the decluttering craze really making us happier?