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Retirement



For some, retirement can prove to be the permanent vacation they’ve dreamed of after working hard for decades, but for many the reality is far more complicated than the fantasy—both emotionally and practically. The loss of structure and meaningful, productive activities can feel very much like an ending, especially when accompanied by a decline in health. The loss of employment—even if chosen—can cause a shift in identity that leaves many feeling lost. But with care and curiosity, one can find the right resources for managing the psychological challenges of retirement and finding meaning and purpose in post-work life.

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Retirement: The Best Years of Your Life? | James Cobb | TEDxUoChester

People are living longer but are they living better? Around the world, many over 65’s are starting to embrace retirement through new experiences, adventure and most importantly community, as they surround themselves by people that not only alleviate or even eliminate loneliness but also...

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Keys to a Successful Retirement: Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years

Congrats on your retirement! But now what will you do with all that free time? With Keys to a Successful Retirement, you’ll discover everything you need to know to get your retired years off to a great start.

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

It’s never too soon to prepare for a well-earned stage in one’s life.

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Redefining Retirement | Dean Waggenspack | TEDxDayton

What do you think of when you think of “retirement”? Is it about slowing down, stepping aside, withdrawing into an extended period of leisure? As Dean explains, this typical view of retirement is a historical anomaly, based upon the experience of a single generation in American history: the...

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It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond

Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist’s Way. In It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process.

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What ‘Retirement’ Means Now

The vision of life after 65 for American workers has changed. So has what it takes to make it all happen.

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Happy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention—A Practical Guide to Planning and Enjoying the Retirement You’ve Earned

Retirement can bring immense fulfillment but also can be a source of stress, especially today. Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention uses psychological research and a unique visual style of infographics and illustrations to provide readers with a retirement roadmap just right for them.

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Having ‘Enough’ for Retirement

How I figured out what that means and how you can, too.

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Retirement and the Return to Wonder

When I retired from clinical practice several years ago, I let go into the unknown. I felt tentative, uncertain, yet knowing intuitively that I needed to heed the call.

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5 Retirees Find Purpose in Their Second Act Careers

AARP recently spent time with five retirees to learn how their post-retirement work is bringing meaning to their lives and making a difference in the world, even as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Here are their stories.

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