Talking about Death

Did I make you stop? Did my headline stop you in your tracks?  Death is a funny thing, it's inevitable.  And, as someone once said, we're not getting out of here alive, however many of us find it hard to talk about.  I don't have a problem talking about my own with my kids, they already say I'm weird, so this this is another example to add to their list, but to raise it in conversation with others hmmm, that's more difficult. Why now? Recently a number of I, and friends and colleagues have been touch by death, and the discussion has [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:20:54-08:00August 27th, 2019|Aging, Life - general, Retirement Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Talking about Death

Your Life as a Play – The Third Act

The Third Act: I've talked about the Third Act and people ask 'what do you mean by The Third Act?'  This was an idea introduced to me by my friend Edward Kelly.  Ed developed and has taught the concept for the past few years initially in Ireland, and now across Europe.  We are living longer, and the idea of retirement, as conceived in our parents and grandparents day has changed. So what is the Third Act? Image your life as a play. Act One: The beginning,  like a play sets the stage for your life:  You are born and the influences you [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:41:05-08:00April 11th, 2019|Retirement, Retirement Planning, Third Act|Comments Off on Your Life as a Play – The Third Act

What’s your number… aging and attitude

So how do you feel? ‘It’s amazing the feeling you get, when you receive that piece of paper’, so went the opening sentence of a client coming to me for coaching to transition into his Third Act.   He was talking about receiving his senior citizen card and went on to describe the gamut of feelings he went through, disbelief, grief, anger – all negative. My response was to ask what was the positive in receiving the paper? Age, what is it?  A number, a feeling – really when we consider it age is a time of being, we say ‘he has an [...]

By |2019-03-01T11:30:29-08:00March 1st, 2019|Retirement, Retirement Planning, Third Act|Comments Off on What’s your number… aging and attitude