1 05, 2019

What to do with Worry & Anxiety

By |2019-05-01T17:46:01-08:00May 1st, 2019|Aging, Balance, Life - general, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to do with Worry & Anxiety

    The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha      “That was great for Buddha, he didn’t live today, when life is running at a breakneck pace and if I don’t anticipate and worry about tomorrow I won’t be successful!”  How many times have you said that or something similar? How much time do you spend worrying?  I remember a time when worrying was a daily habit!  Yep I [...]

18 04, 2019

Work Life Balance

By |2019-04-29T16:51:12-08:00April 18th, 2019|Balance, Life - general|Comments Off on Work Life Balance

Life Balance We're inundated with the myth that we should be striving for a work/life balance, I believe we've got it wrong, we should be striving for a balanced life.  Forget whether it's work, family, personal or anything else, what we're looking for is to feel good about how we manage the different parts of our lives on a day to day or week by week basis. Joshua Lee, the founder of LF Media, Inc., once wrote for Fast Company: “I don’t believe you have work-life balance: You have a life balance, where everything you do complements your life’s work. My family is [...]

11 04, 2019

Your Life as a Play – The Third Act

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

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 [...]

4 04, 2019

Getting out of your Comfort Zone

By |2019-04-04T16:28:17-08:00April 4th, 2019|Aging|Comments Off on Getting out of your Comfort Zone

How often do you try something new?  Me, not often enough and that is why over the next 11 months I’m going to do something each month that pulls me out of my comfort zone.  I say 11 months because I already completed the first in March! In March I did something that I’ve never had the courage to do before – I entered politics!  I have spent a lot of time delving into politics. Working behind the scenes, supporting other women with their dreams of entering government at many levels.  My kids spent their childhood watching elections taking place in Canada, and  [...]

14 03, 2019

Age – Positive or Negative

By |2019-03-14T16:28:50-08:00March 14th, 2019|Aging, Third Act|Comments Off on Age – Positive or Negative

Do you blame old age for the aches and pains you feel today?  Have you excused your bad memory because ‘it’s old age?’  Ever wondered how these simple thoughts or loud excuses impact the picture you have of yourself, or how others view you, as well as how they begin or continue to view what they consider ‘old age’? Yesterday a colleague (50’s) remarked how much his body hurt ending with ‘oh, it must be my old age!’  My immediate reaction was negative, he wasn't old and yet the remark created a negative image about aging, more so since he’d spent the [...]

1 03, 2019

What’s your number… aging and attitude

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

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 [...]