Tips for Growing Older and Successful Aging

In this blog, I write a lot about retirement activities.  Certainly, helping people find a retirement purpose is an important aspect of what I do.  In addition, successful aging isn’t just about what we do, but who we get to be.  Being who we are and living authentically is an important part of the new aging.

Encapsulated the Growing Older Gracefully series are tips about what successful aging is all about: [Read more...]

Retiree Finds Retirement Passion in Photography

Retired in Arizona with a retire

Photo by Bruce Taubert

Every now and then I encounter the epitome of an individual living a retirement purpose. Speaking to our camera club, Bruce Taubert not only shared his amazing bird photography, but a passion for his subjects. Bruce spent his career working for the Arizona Game and Fish Department as a biologist.

While not exactly born with a camera in his hands, his mother was a professional photographer who dragged her son to weddings when he couldn’t escape to other activities. She encouraged the hobby as he resisted it. [Read more...]

Tips for Positive Aging – Leap and the Net Will Appear

Tips for Positive Aging – Leap and the Net Will AppearThis is the fourth video in the series about positive aging. While aging baby boomers are looking for activities for their retirement purpose, the quest for fulfillment is as much in the ‘be’ing and stillness of life as it is in the ‘do’ing and activities of growing older. [Read more...]

Bucket List Revisited

When I first started my bucket list (based on the movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman), my dreams were pretty big, like going to Nepal. Recently, while in Mexico, I went whale watching in the Sea of Cortez. We became friendly with another couple on the boat and she exclaimed when we saw our first humpback whale breach out of the water, “I’ve fulfilled a dream on my bucket list-whale watching.”

I love whale watching, but never considered it that big of a deal, considering I had lived in California and had gone at least a half dozen times. Certainly, one person’s ‘bucket’ dream means little to someone else. [Read more...]