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In Second Acts you’ll discover topics like pursuing your passion and discovering a purpose after retirement, advice on continuing your personal growth and tackling the new surroundings of life in your prime.

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In Second Acts you’ll discover topics like pursuing your passion and discovering a purpose after retirement, advice on continuing your personal growth and tackling the new surroundings of life in your prime.

Confidence at 50+ is all about perspective.
Career & Business

5 Ways to Stay Confident in Your 50s and Beyond

Confidence. Some people have it in spades, and others have to search far and wide for it. For some, staying confident comes naturally, while others ha... Read More
Prime of Life: When is it?
Personal Growth

The Prime of Our Life Is Not Behind Us

Have you ever truly stopped to think about when is the prime of life? To wonder if the best years of life are behind you or yet to come. We have all h... Read More
Second Acts Tina Frey
Career Transition

Second Acts: Tina Frey

Tina Frey is the founder, CEO, and designer of California-based Tina Frey Designs. Her unique resin pieces are for sale in several well-known hotels, ... Read More
Reasons to Adopt a Cat after Retirement
Second Acts

Reasons to Adopt a Cat in Your Second Chapter

To be honest, I’ve never not owned a cat, and my home has always had at least one of those fluffy, four-legged purr machines. They’ve brought me s... Read More
first time grandmother
Personal Growth

Becoming a Grandma And Staying True to Myself

I became a first-time grandma in my mid-forties. I suddenly felt like everything was downhill. As I attempted to embrace my new role and ventured out ... Read More
Encore Careers
Career Transition

Encore Careers: The 10 Stages to Enjoying Your “Unretirement”

Over the last few years, my business has been helping a lot of people who are coming up to ‘retirement’ – I use the word retirement cautiously b... Read More
Overcoming Fear
Personal Growth

Overcoming Fear Can Change Your Life

Do you start the morning excited and ready to conquer the world but find you have accomplished little by the end of the day? You had good intentions b... Read More
Retiring on the West Coast
New Surroundings

11 Awesome Places to Retire on the West Coast

The West Coast is a great place to retire. It offers a variety of warm climates, terrific scenery, and exciting things to do. However, this area of... Read More
time to move on to your second act
Second Acts

Is It Time to Move On? Signs You’re Ready to Start Your Second Act

It has been two years since I made the life-changing decision to voluntarily leave a lucrative, stable corporate job in the prime of my career. I was ... Read More
Dinner party for an effective communicator
Personal Growth

6 Tips to Become an Effective Communicator and a Better Party Guest

Cards on the table, my nickname for some time has been "Say-it-like-it-is Marj." For a public relations professional, I've managed to prosper despite ... Read More
Best places to retire in Arizona arrow sign
New Surroundings

The Top 11 Retirement Communities in Arizona

If you are looking to relocate after you retire, Arizona is a terrific destination. It offers warm weather, scenic views, and affordable prices. There... Read More
Aging in place feature
Personal Growth

Design for Life: An Architect’s 12 Rules for Vibrant Living

Every day brings opportunities to enhance our lives, at least up to a point, or so the story goes for many people that I, and probably you, know. My a... Read More