Are You a Locomotive Stuck in the Station?

Retirement travelYou’ve heard the law of physics that states an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. My favorite metaphor for this law is the locomotive. If you’re reading this, you probably remember the Silver Streak movie of the 1976 with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. In a climatic final scene, the train Silver Streak barrels down the tracks crashing into the Los Angeles terminal. Put a 4X4 piece of wood under one wheel of a stationary train and it’s not going anywhere.

If you’ve ever felt stuck, you know it can be excruciating to start to build momentum. If your perception of retirement is only of relaxation and taking it easy, it can be even more difficult. [Read more...]

Stuffing Envelops Isn’t Enough for the New Retirement Volunteer

no stuffinenvelops for retirement volunteer I was talking to a friend this morning about volunteering at the Prescott Film Festival. We took a class together, got friendly and I suggested she might like to volunteer at the festival. Did I mention she has a Ph.D. in film and spent the last 14 years teaching at the University of Arizona? [Read more...]

Transition into the New Retirement

Do you think of retirement as a time to take it easy? That was the traditional concept of retirement. If you’d worked in the factory for thirty years, your body was tired and worn out. You were content to putter a bit in the garden, sit on the porch, and let the world pass you by. The New Retirement Transition is quite different from our parents.

As baby boomers reach retirement-age, they are looking for a new type of retirement. But, what is it, many may ask? [Read more...]