Retirement Reimagined Guide

Each of the ten sections below addresses an important element of transitioning to a portfolio life as an alternative to traditional retirement.

Bridging to a Portfolio Life

What will happen at the end of your career? Do you want your next step to include some form of meaningful work, ongoing learning and development, opportunities to give back, healthy living, and personal pursuits and leisure? If that is your desire after retirement, this blog will help you build a bridge to it. Irish […]

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Life & Work After 60… Broader Possibilities Ahead

This month, January 2019, begins a six part series about life and work after age sixty. This series is for those who want to create a thoughtfully crafted future that is best described as a portfolio life. The five elements of a portfolio life include working in the form you want, learning and self-development, giving […]

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Life & Work After 60…Working in the Form You Want

This month is part two of a six part series about life and work after age sixty. This series is for those who want to create a thoughtfully crafted future that is best described as a portfolio life. The five elements of a portfolio life include working in the form you want, learning and self-development, giving […]

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Life & Work After 60… Curiosity Never Retires

“There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.” T.H. White, The Once and Future King This month […]

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Life & Work After 60… Giving Back

Life & Work After 60… Giving Back First we learned it, then we earned it, and now we return it “Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart?” Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings […]

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Life & Work After 60… Here’s to Your Health!

In this month’s blog I will take a look at health at age 60 and older. My name is Bonnie Hill. I am a recently retired Family Physician, and married to George Dow. He asked me to write this entry because of my interest and experience in counseling individuals about their health and wellness. I […]

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Life & Work After 60… Pleasure + Engagement + Purpose

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung For the past 70 years, most Americans have believed that enjoying personal pursuits and leisure is the principle dream of retirement. That dream persists today for most of us who are […]

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Life & Work After 60… Create your future, guided by your past.

In this blog I will share some of the exercises I use to coach clients over age 60. The most commonly expressed goal of these clients is to one day create a portfolio life, described in the graphic above and in my 2019 blog series. The exercises in this blog will help you create your […]

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The Portfolio Life Transformation… Five Words to Guide You

Take a close look at the graphic above. Do these words appeal to you? Is this five part description an attractive alternative to what you have seen, heard and read about retirement? If so, let me add five words that will help guide your portfolio life transformation: patience, trust, experiment, curiosity and generosity. In my […]

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Billy Crystal on Aging – His One Minute Wakeup Call Scene

One of my all time favorite movies is the 1991 classic, City Slickers. Just before his dude ranch sabbatical, the Billy Crystal character offers this hilarious one minute soliloquy on aging (click here to watch it.) Notice the bewildered faces on the children and their teacher as Billy rambles through his speech. In the film, […]

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