Do what you love

If you are getting older, pondering retirement, wondering if it might be too late to follow your dream, take your desire to do something different and wonderful seriously. You have been given a gift of longevity. Your “chapter three” years can be fully satisfying and joyful.

While the notion of “living fully” in your 50’s or 60’s or 70’s doesn’t have to mean starting a business,  it certainly could be a possibility you’d like to explore. Continue reading

Life Transitions – the good, the bad and the ugly

And so, we live in a state of “permanent white water” according to organizational consultant Peter Vaill who coined the term in the 80’s to describe the increasingly fast pace of life and work.   The boat takes more effort to stay afloat while we’re paddling to where we want to go, that is, if we even know where we want to go.

What’s “good” is that there is always something to be found in the past, present, and the surprises just around the corner, that is worthy of gratitude. Continue reading

Reflections from a Third Chapter Elder

I live in the third and last chapter of my life.

Or, that’s the way I see it at the age of 75.

It’s only in the last two years, that I viscerally accepted that I am going to die someday.  And, in the not too distant future. Now I find myself more and more thinking about life, how I have lived it, and how I want to live it in the years remaining.

Taking time for this reflection is actually useful, and pleasurable…and necessary. Continue reading