It’s time for retirement. . . now what was it that made me happy, again?

While we’ve been putting a roof over our head and paying for college, we might have let a few dreams get dusty — or forgotten! We’ve sacrificed our joy — for making a living. In retirement, it’s time to breathe new life into our dreams and remember WHAT BRINGS US JOY? Was there something you wanted to be known for? …

Re-Imagine Retirement: Talent and Time

“If one has a talent and cannot use it, one has failed. If one has a talent and only uses half of it, one has partially failed. If one has a talent and learns to use the whole of it, they have gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few people will ever know.” – Thomas Wolfe”. I came …

Miracles happen when…

Miracles happen when we live in our hearts. I attribute this quote from Dr Bernie Siegel. What an amazing author and healer he is! One of the first cancer doctors to think outside the box and use any means possible to generate healing in many desperate cases. You might remember his blockbuster book Love, Medicine and Miracles? On a scale …

What makes me happy?

A few years ago I was impressed and curious when my sister went scouting for a place to buy near Mt. Rainier National Park. Since then, I’ve admired the fact that she knew what would make her happy and was willing to spend serious money to live in her happiness. Did I know what made me happy? Not really. And, I was …

Can you hear your heart calling?

Summertime makes it easier to follow our heart, doesn’t it? Having longer days to check out the forest, a trail, a lake, a bird’s nest or visit an old friend. As Baby Boomers transition into a new season of life, what is your heart saying? Are you listening carefully to what your spirit is whispering? Or, are you are too …

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5 Key Choices that can Change Your Life

The power of choice is a fundamental power, according to the TEDx talk Caroline Myss presented this spring. However, she says since choice often arrives in the tiniest moments of life, we seldom realize how key or significant our decisions are. In her presentation, the 5 choices that matter are: The decision to live a life of integrity. Do not betray yourself …

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Curiosity improves our brain function

So much changes in our world, and our brain, when we approach it from a curious stance. This is especially true when we want to change something; ask what would make it better? When we were young, life was all about exploring, right? What’s behind the couch? Where did the ball go? Somewhere we lost a lot of that exploring as …

Empowering your employees – risky?

Leadership and Management have a real challenge – a dilemma of sorts. They can assume and act as if they have all the answers. Often, they believe that is what is expected of them. When you assume the questioner could have a solution or idea of their own, asking for their perspective and input will actually help THEIR development as an …

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Seniors who ___?___ are happier

As Baby Boomers face retirement, how’s your time planning coming along? You know, that 24/7 Freedom of Time – how are those plans coming along? Senior Centers tell me they combat isolation, depression and declining health. How many people do we all know who were gone after just 3 years of retiring? We are happier when we are connecting with others. Dedicate some …

Being curious is . . . .

When we decide to change something in our life, curiosity is an ideal mental place to be. Being curious about what works for other people, curious about other options, curious about new ways to do something, curious about new choices will open us up to new possibilities. What a great place to be. It’s not for the faint hearted. Be …