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

Retire Just for the Health of It!

By Sue Mintz ~   Last month, I participated in a fundraising walk to end an aggressive form of cancer. A very close friend of mine is a survivor; her tumor was discovered just in time. It was a crisp, sunny fall day. Joanne, a mutual friend of ours, and I were walking together. It

Retirementhood: Next Exit

By Sue Mintz ~   Is your blinker on — or have you already taken the exit? Where and what the heck is Retirementhood? We travel through different “hoods” during our lifetime: Childhood, Tweenhood, Young Adulthood, Older Adulthood, Parenthood, Grandparenthood, and so on. Entering each “hood”

Retirement: Is Your Marriage Ready?

By Sue Mintz ~ “I married you for better or worse, but not for lunch,” Jody read in an article about retirement planning, and she could relate! This is what partners often feel after the “new normal” of retirement sets in. Jody found that her retirement honeymoon was over. Now, she and her husband,

Preparing for a Fail-Safe Retirement

By Sue Mintz ~ My friend, Emily, was in her early 60s. She had worked her way up the corporate ladder and loved her position in the company, knowing she was making a difference. Guess what kept her up at night? The decision to continue working or retire. Her employees told her she was a

A Retirement Coach is Like a Golf Caddie

Imagine an amateur golfer playing in the Masters Tournament. Or even a professional golfer playing in the tournament without a caddie to talk through challenging shots. Do you think the results would be anything other than disastrous? A retirement coach is like a golf caddie. No, we are not here to

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