Best Retirement Gift Ever

Best Retirement Gift Ever

By: Sue Mintz Have you ever thought about how many hours a year you have devoted to your career? Based on a 40-hour work week, the average individual devotes 2080 hours each year to a career — at least! When working, your time was defined by daily plans, goals, projects, deadlines, meetings, travel,

Moving After Retirement

Should You Move After Retirement?

How to make the right choice for your best opportunities By Sue Mintz~ My aunt and uncle moved right after he retired and I was sad about it. I was young; I loved spending Thanksgiving at their home with my cousins and remember asking them why they were moving. “It is because with retirement comes

Man Pondering his Retirement Struggles

Struggling with Retirement: One Man’s Experience of Going from Hero to Zero

By Sue Mintz~ “After feeling like a corporate rock star, I’m feeling like a one-man band without a gig. It’s like I went from hero to zero.” – Jack M. This isn’t an unusual sentiment for men who continued to climb the corporate leadership ladder until they retired. For many men, what they

A woman contemplating her retirement

Retirement Is Not What I Thought It Would Be

By Sue Mintz~ Karen and I met during a Zoom network­­ing event. When she learned of my position as a Retirement Transition Coach, she told me she’d had high expectations for re­­tire­ment. How­ever, after closing her office door for the final time last year, she found retirement disappointing.

Couple Enjoying Retirement Walking with their Dog

Trends in Retirement Planning

By Sue Mintz~ Do you ever wonder why George Washington and his delegates who signed the constitution wore white wigs? In 1787, white hair symbolized an older, wiser, and more powerful individual. The average life expectancy was 37, and the median age was 16. How times have changed! This was a piece

Retirement During Challenging Times

By Sue Mintz~ Are you experiencing the retirement glitch? Transitioning into retirement is retiring to something, not from something. After careful planning and preparation, you find fulfillment doing things you looked forward to for years. You’re taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, and

When Changing Plans for Retirement is Unexpected

Adjusting to a new normal By Sue Mintz ~ Since the recent pandemic landed in our world, how many of these feelings can you relate to? • Shock • Denial • Frustration • Depression • Loneliness • Anxiety COVID-19 made us face a serious, unexpected socio-economic transition into a “new normal.”

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Enjoy Fresh Air & Exercise

Social Distance with Nature Compiled by Sue Mintz ~ As the days of social distancing add up in response to COVID-19, trails are places where people can continue to be physically active and find respite. Please help keep trails open for everyone by practicing physical distancing with at least 6 feet

Get Your Gloves On For Gardening

By Sue Mintz ~ There are many health benefits to getting a little dirt under your nails. US News and World Report reported that growing your own garden, whether it’s indoors, in your backyard, or at a designated plot in a community garden can do more than provide tasty produce and beautiful flowers.  

Mindful Volunteering: Why It’s Important

By Sue Mintz ~   We work, and look forward to retirement. We retire, and celebrate our retirement. Then we try to figure out how we will spend our time. The answer, for many of us? “I’ll volunteer.” But where? “I’m not sure. Maybe I’ll volunteer at….” The purpose of volunteering is

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