Ronna Detrick dissects these stories and decodes what about them have such profound impact, how we can begin to recognize and hear how they show up in our lives today, and what we can do to begin the process of reframing and reclaiming our stories.
Sometimes, unfortunate events like getting laid off from your job aren’t “so bad.” They can be the impetus for change and the final push to move you toward what you’ve been wanting all along — to do something and be someone different!
In this episode, I talk with transitions life coach Karen Herbert to explore how parents can best manage themselves during some of the most challenging feelings of empty nesters, and most importantly, how to focus on the most important thing — the relationship they have with their young adult kids.
The good news: Help is more accessible these days and we have options. The challenge with that is we now must decide what kind of help we need. Who do we see for what kind of problem? How do we select, and what can we expect from the experience?
Unexpected life changes can certainly throw us for a loop and momentarily throw us off balance, leading us to commit missteps and errors in judgment. But if we can remember a few things, we can use these curveballs as an opportunity for a fresh start and turn it into a unique opportunity to design a new life — or at least, a new chapter.
Whether you intend to or not, leaving a long corporate career can change you in ways you didn’t even anticipate — most of them for the better. Mary Beth Simon and I compared notes about how life after our corporate jobs “matched up” with our plans, and the personal changes we’ve gone through since we’ve left the structured life of corporate America.
Many midlifers plan on starting a business post-retirement. Diane Tarshis of Startup Distillery discusses key tasks that should not be left out at the outset.
Waiting until retirement to enjoy our lives is the unfortunate promise that many midlifers bought into while growing up. We have options and alternatives now.