Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about voluntary simplicity and a low-consumption lifestyle. Part One was a primer explaining this idea. Part Three will provide concrete steps to consume less but enjoy life...
This is a new life chapter, and new chapters always bring challenges. Retirement is one of life's major challenges. There is often a sense of loss, purpose, and identity. The keys to adjusting to retirement are realistic expectations, a plan, and a range of interests and outlets. 
Author and Founder of Booming Encore shares, "I’ve crossed paths with many people that are literally counting down the days to when they can retire. They will often tell me how much they don’t enjoy their work and how they can’t wait until they can retire (or...
The Philosophy of Ikigai Ikigai (ee-key-guy) is a Japanese concept that combines the terms iki , meaning “alive” or “life,” and gai , meaning “benefit” or “worth.” When combined, these terms mean that which gives your life worth, meaning, or purpose.  Read the original...
Whether it's going back to school, or entering a new field, don't underestimate what you will bring to the role — and what you'll learn. Go for it! Read the original post at www.nextavenue.org
Author, public speaker and former financial services professional Mike Drak wants you to know that while retiring may seem easy; what comes after can be the hard part. In this excerpt from his new book, Longevity Lifestyle by Design , the author explains why it is important craft a...
Practical tips to think about as you make your transition into retirement. Here are a few of the important tips shared by the author to keep in mind: Retirement is more than an event; it’s a process. Retirement will unsettle you in ways you may not expect. It can also open...
A great take on the importance of sharing the experience and knowledge accumulated during our lives. As the author points out, "Elders are an untapped resource. We need you. Forget Freedom 55 and think Impact 55 — our future depends on it."  "When we talk about older adulthood, we...
How do you think ahead to retirement? In terms of happiness, it’s important to think ahead to retirement. Satisfying work during your career doesn’t insure a content retirement. You have to orient yourself and work at it. Take on retirement as a kind of career move—plan, organize,...
Many people chase achievement, assuming it will lead to well-being. They should reverse that order of operations. Without going too far out on a limb, I believe almost everyone would like two things from their jobs and careers: success and happiness. I believe a similar logic applies to how...
Retiring in stages is becoming more of an option for those who don’t want to “jump off a cliff” from full-time work to having no employment. This can be a great option for people who have positions, or work for companies, that this can be done.