Shift happens

Shift happens

The messy middle. That place after “what was then” and before “what is to come.” You no longer have that job or partner or vitality, but you don’t know what the future holds. It’s a crappy place filled with self-doubt, feeling lost or stuck, and confused. It’s the...
Are we underestimating the over 60 crowd?

Are we underestimating the over 60 crowd?

There are over one billion people in the world over the age of 60. Psychologist and gerontologist Ken Dychtward notes that nobody has tasked them with much of anything. Actor Harrison Ford suggested that young people should plant millions of trees to save the planet....
The second half of life – it starts with a transition

The second half of life – it starts with a transition

Any of these life events happen to you yet? – end of a marriage, loss of a job or business, death of a partner, an illness, or retirement? Some element of your identity is gone – you are not a husband or wife, a job title, or the vibrant active person you were...
When interests don’t align – yours and your partner’s

When interests don’t align – yours and your partner’s

What are couples most worried about on the relationship front looking ahead to retirement? Getting enough alone time. Concern about different interests and priorities from their partner’s was a scant second. Not quite the rose-coloured image of happy couples walking...

Save Your Brain — Use Your Hands!

Use your hands much? One of the most protective things you can do against aging is to learn a manual skill when you’re young … and keep it up. Strumming a guitar, knitting, tying a lure — all those things that a younger you rolled their eyes at — valuable lubrication...