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.

5 Ways to Ensure a Happy Retirement
New Surroundings

How to Ensure A Happy Retirement

I recently wrote about factors to consider before retiring in a special two-part series on being satisfied with, and making the best of your retiremen... Read More
Editor's Note
Personal Growth

Editor’s Note: May Flowers and Summer Sizzles

Here it is...the unofficial start to Summer is Memorial Day, and now that it has passed, we are free to embrace the season-expressing ourselves in col... Read More
Rick Stein's Cafe
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #24 Rick Stein’s Cafe

In the five or six years I’ve been visiting Cornwall, and especially Padstow, I’ve never quite managed to indulge in fish and chips from Rick Stei... Read More
How to Set Boundaries
Personal Growth

What (Really) Goes into Life Over 50 That Works: Setting Boundaries IS Self-Care

How often are you certain you know what something means and then realize you weren’t clear about it after all? I think that is what happens around t... Read More
Birthday Surprise
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #23 Surprise, Surprise!

There's something terribly exciting about planning a surprise for a very dear friend. There's also something incredibly terrifying as well. Armed with... 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, ... Read More
Fasting Before Surgery
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #22 Mind Over Matter

I can't remember going 36 hours without food before. Ever. I can't remember going an hour (or two) if I'm honest. But last week, due to medical reason... Read More
Never Too Late to Change Direction
Career Transition

It’s Never Too Late To Change Direction

Why do we have this built in belief that as we reach an older demographic, we are not likely to change what we do in life? This concept can cover a va... Read More
Roller Disco
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #21 Roller Disco!

It's been at least 40 years since I strapped a pair of roller skates to my feet and set off in any kind of forward motion. If you were a child of the ... Read More
April Highlights
Personal Growth

Editor’s Note: April Highlights and a Look at May

Spring has Sprung! We’ve been happily shifting our seasonal editorial focus back to topics that embody the ‘F’s of warmer months: fun, fashion, ... Read More
The Retirement Plan
New Surroundings

The Retirement Plan: 5 Tips to Consider

I went kicking and screaming. My husband’s employer, Procter & Gamble, strongly encouraged their employees, as they approached 50 years of age, ... Read More
Broadway Musical
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #20 Don’t Cry for Me Argentina!

As a huge fan of the Theatre (well, musicals to be exact), I am always on the lookout for a show that grabs my attention and ideally, I haven't seen b... Read More

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