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Don’t look forward

I have an old friend, Nancy*, with whom I’ve kept in touch over the years, although not so much recently. Nancy spent the last ten years of her working life in a job she disliked. She  had a calendar upon which she quite literally ticked off each day taking her closer to retirement at 60. Then…

Review you!

It’s wise to understand that the best of our plans can and will get scuppered by the unforeseen. But making plans is still a good idea. This is an excellent time of year to look both backwards and forwards. Blogger Chris Guillebeau crystallised some of my ideas around reviews and resolutions with his excellent article…

Humour as weapon

The cartoon on the right was sent to a friend of mine (by another woman about our age) in the spirit of “isn’t this hilarious?”. My friend sent it on to me to ask what I thought. My suspicion is that the subtext of her request for my reaction was along the lines of “have…

Why time isn’t money

It’s a famous saying isn’t it? “Time is money!” And certainly time can be charged out in a monetary way. If you were to hire me as your coach, you’d find that my coaching fees are based largely on time. But our lives at their best are too broad and magical to be measured by…

Of recycling, respect and J K Rowling

Read to the end for the opportunity to receive a free gift. I‘ve been thinking about respect and kindness lately, and yes there is a connection with recycling and the famous Harry Potter author. Recycling Some months ago one of my favourite bloggers, Sue at Discombobula, wrote a snappy little post about recycling which set…

Are you wasting your time?

A couple of decades ago, discussions about retirement tended to centre around men. You know the caricatures: the workaholic, authoritative male who got his gold watch then dropped dead because he’d lost his purpose in life; the golfer who loved the idea of spending more and more time on the links then realised he had…

Are you a raisin or a currant?

So today we’re going to talk about dried fruit. Yes, really. There’s a whole negative analogy going on about aging. We dry up. We shrivel. We wrinkle. We shrink. We make like dried fruit. A distillation of energy And you know what? Bring it on. Because dried fruit is the very distillation and concentration of…

How envy can help you get the life you want

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver I’ll let you in on a secret: since I started this site a few weeks ago, I’ve been consumed with envy. Everywhere I’ve looked, I’ve come across articles I wish I’d written and ideas I wish I’d…

What about tomorrow?

I bet you thought that for this third stop in our time machine we were going to travel to the future, didn’t you? Well we are, but only to tomorrow. More about that in a minute. Don’t live in the future I don’t know about you, but I spend too much energy imagining what the…

Time machine: to the present

Last Friday’s post invited you to travel back to your teenage years and ask that younger self a number of probing questions. Who are you right now? Today, let’s climb into that time machine again and travel to the present. Now I’m just guessing, but I suspect that much of your life today is far…

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