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From History to Genealogy

2018-12-21T17:07:41+00:00October 2018|GENEALOGY|

Yesterday, I attended the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Fall Benefit Luncheon because I want to support its mission to preserve, document, and share the stories of the families across the state of New York. I was assigned to table five and when I sat down, I smiled and introduced myself to the man next to me.  I asked him [...]

Rewirement: Where are you going to?

2018-12-21T17:11:42+00:00October 2018|CAREER|

As host of last evening's presentation on "The New Retirement Model: Rewirement," I was struck by how much the topic resonated with an audience of Ivy League graduates at our university club.  Were they there to explore how to navigate their 50s, 60s, and 70s as working, semi-retired, or retired professionals? Comments focused on: how to compete with co-workers 20 [...]

Retirement: Open space of time or dark, scary void?

2018-10-26T07:42:29+00:00October 2018|CAREER|

All of a sudden, I am reading about those who want to retire in their 30s as well as those who aim for age 99. There’s something in the air about when to switch gears and experience life on new terms. It’s complicated because the decision has significant psychological and financial consequences. Harvard Business Schoool Professor Teresa Amabile studied retirement and her work [...]

Does Expressive Age fit you?

2018-10-26T06:03:37+00:00October 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

Photo by SR. Would you like to be called a “Perennial?” Images of flowers come to mind. No, not for me. Nonetheless, Clare Ansberry is onto something. Her recent Wall Street Journal article “Forget ‘Senior Citizen’—Aging Baby Boomers Search for a Better Term” reports how many baby boomers don't want to identify with unflattering labels. Like it or not, [...]

Expressive Age likes Redefining Luxury

2018-10-26T05:51:20+00:00September 2018|FASHION|

What does luxury mean to you? Is it a quest for luxury to fly first class arriving at the same time as those in coach? Is it luxury to purchase exclusive, expensive brands of clothing at full price? If it isn't luxury, what is it? Is choosing luxury a form of self-expression? Expressive Age wants to know! I was so [...]

Expressive Age meets Modern Elder

2018-12-21T17:16:07+00:00September 2018|CAREER, TRAVEL|

Sea of Cortez (SR, Expressive Age) Synchronicities make life interesting. Each year, I return to my two week timeshare located Corridor in Baja Sud. I’ve shaped it into my own wellness retreat by watching the sun rise over the Sea of Cortez, walking through landscaped gardens, running on the beach, reading, swimming, and disconnecting from world news and [...]

Is work really a natural expression of you?

2018-10-12T03:28:16+00:00September 2018|CAREER|

In a few weeks I will be back at New York University to teach a course in “Career Transition and Change.” My students are mostly Millennials. I am a Baby Boomer aka at an Expressive Age. My goal is to emphasize that career is part of lifespan development. It’s not linear, there are interruptions, and unexpected opportunities and crises. What [...]

Sex or Money? What can we talk about?

2018-10-26T05:49:49+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

When I was a practicing psychotherapist, my clients spoke about their sex lives, while avoiding talking about money. Perhaps they were concerned that I’d raise their fee (but never — that’s unethical)! Most people would rather speak about almost anything but money. It strikes me that there are many women at an Expressive Age (50 to 75) who avoid understanding [...]

Appreciative Inquiry meets Expressive Age

2018-10-26T07:32:48+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

Several months ago, my friend and colleague Loretta Donovan invited me to co-author a special issue of the International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is a change management approach, focusing on identifying what is working well, analyzing why it is working well and then doing more of it. I said “yes” to her invitation and the process of co-editing [...]

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