Featured Books

Shifting Gears To Your Life & Work After Retirement

A Boomer’s Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life, from Two Boomers Who Did It.

by Carolee Duckworth and Marie LangworthyShifting Gears

Thirty years retired makes for a VERY long vacation. So… what’s a 55+ Boomer to do? Arguably this next could be your BEST life passage. But first you will need to “shift gears,” rediscover your SELF, then redesign a retirement life and work that will:

  • Engage your energy and vitality,
  • Stimulate your mind,
  • Enhance your physical capabilities, and
  • Keep you involved, relevant and productive for the next three or more decades…
  • BUT without tying you down completely, nose to the grindstone, as you were during your pre-retirement work life.

Shifting Gears to Your Life and Work After Retirement is for and about all of us Baby Boomers who are entering this “New Retirement Frontier,” knowing that we will need to invent this extended adventure for ourselves. Use this book to design your own next phase—your “what comes next” after retirement—your post-retirement career. Then pass it on to all those others you know who want to do the same.

Revitalizing Retirement
Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, and Purpose

Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, and PurposeBy Nancy K. Schlossberg

In preparation for retirement, we are often urged to build up our financial portfolio or perhaps down size our home or move closer to family. Often neglected in this process, however, are the psychological ramifications that come with the transition into retirement. It is important for retirees to make a plan for their retirement financially, but also to take stock of their psychological portfolio at the same time. This means taking an honest look at how your sense of identity will change with retirement, how your relationships and support systems may change, and how your sense of purpose will be affected.

Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life
Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life

By Nancy K. Schlossberg

Most of us look forward to our retirement, eagerly anticipating more free time and opportunities to play. But the reality of retirement can be very different. Unexpected challenges may lead us to question who we really are and what we can reasonably expect to accomplish in the remaining years of our lives. Relationships with family and friends may also change, creating confusion and uncertainty. “Retire Smart, Retire Happy” is one of the first books to provide guidance on the psychological and emotional adjustments we make in retirement. Nancy Schlossberg, a psychologist and experienced counsellor, provides tips on coping with its ups and downs and reassures us that retirement can be one of the most fulfilling times of our lives. This book is a valuable read for recent retirees and those about to retire.

Retirement Groove: Finding Yours: A make-sense book about the soft side of retirement

Retirement Groove: Finding YoursBy Alexis Leclair

In retirement, did you expect to be asking “What’s missing?” Retirement has always been a huge life change. Although we still call it by the same name, today’s retirement is different. It’s longer. It’s healthier. Options are diverse. Our needs and expectations may not be the same as generations before us. For some of us, a time in retirement may come – earlier or later – when all the activities that fill our time are simply not enough. Not enough to be satisfying. Not enough to be meaningful. We search for more. We search for what’s missing. This book tries to make sense of how that particular time feels and how to handle it. With this understanding, we may be able to answer the question “What’s missing?” and then move on to find what’s next: our retirement groove.

Life ReimaginedLife Reimagined
By Richard J. Leider, David A Shapiro

 

Your Life CallingYour Life Calling
By Jane Pauley

 

 

Repacking Your BagsRepacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life
By Richard J. Leider

 

 

Don’t Retire, Rewire!Don't Retire. Rewire!
By Jeri Sedlar, Rick Miners

 

 

The Gift of YearsThe Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
By Joan Chittister

 

 

The Three Boxes of LifeThe Three Boxes of Life and How to Get Out of Them: An Introduction to Life/Work Planning
By Richard N. Bolles

 

What Color is Your ParachuteWhat Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement, Second Edition: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future
By John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles

 

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