Many are using their retirement years to pursue a purpose, a passion, or a dream Read article To become a certified personal fitness instructor, you have to be at least 18 years old. New Yorker Liliane Kates had that nailed. When she took the exam in 2005, she was well past 65. Of […]
SPIRITED. Lisa Eaves has found satisfaction in running her own acupuncture therapy practice. When Lisa Eaves meets new patients, they inevitably ask: “Do you have kids?” And when she says no, their knee-jerk response is: “Why are you doing this?” Little wonder. Eaves, 49, is a licensed acupuncture therapist in Washington, D.C., […]
It’s fun to dream about what you really want to do with your work life. Maybe you’ve always wanted to run away with the circus or start a chocolate company. If you’re lucky—and industrious—you might just get to a midpoint in your life when you can act on that inner ambition.
From High Finance to Ravioli Read Published Article It’s a sunny Sunday in September, and Tim Sheerer is not on the golf course with his 12-year-old son, Johnny, playing in the annual father-son tournament. Instead, he’s spending the day preparing meals for roughly 350 customers at la Cappella, an Italian bistro, in a Pittsburgh suburb. […]
Eschewing the corporate ascent for a spiritual one Read Published Article Diane Rhodes underwent a life-transforming experience in 1998-in more ways than one. First, she retired. At age 49, she snapped up an enticing early retirement package and withdrew from AT&T’s corporate cocoon, a world that had shaped her adult life.
Read Published Article When Donald Covington was a kid, he and his younger brother, Duncan, spent their summer days putting on backyard circuses at their Baltimore home. The devilish duo performed daring feats on bicyclesand such, recruiting neighborhood kids to join in the fun.
Stitching together a new life Susan Wolcott is a child of the ’60s. As soon as she graduated from high school in 1969, she left her hometown of Olympia, Wash., and “did the hippie thing,” she says, taking the time to find out what was important to her—community, listening, spirituality, holistic health, creativity, the environment.
He heard it through the grapevine: A TV producer follows his nose to a new career Read Published Article Becoming a winemaker—never mind a winemaker in Walla Walla, Wash.—had never crossed Steve Brooks’s mind. Then he stumbled upon a New York Times story about the fast-growing wine industry in the high-desert town near the Blue Mountains.
Read Published Article Today was the day. I put away the last vestige of the ho, ho, ho season—the festive bowl of holiday cards with pictures of smiling kids and pets, along with the occasional annual letters detailing whirlwind lives.
Read Published Article On a sun-kissed California day, I dragged my chair across the porch of the Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito and pulled it up next to 71-year-old Randal Charlton, a newly minted 2011 Purpose Prize winner. He had already sunk into a chair for a brief break in a whirlwind weekend of meetings […]
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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