Today’s Musical Monday selection, Dancing in the Streets, evokes a feeling of joy, change and community. As we age, it is more important than ever to remain connected with others and celebrate life!Read More
Preparing to get up early to witness the Super Blue Blood Moon made me wonder why I was interested in viewing the lunar event. I’m not particularly interested in this type of science or in getting up early for anything...Read More
Two weeks sporting my new titanium and ceramic hip and turning another year older have shown me how strong I am. The hip replacement surgery was a huge success, meaning I slept through it...Read More
I’ve been called up to the Show! That’s the way I felt when I spoke to the nurse on Monday about a surgery cancellation for Thurs. (Yes, tomorrow!). I sprang into action like a woman on a military mission, feeling 10 years younger. Then yesterday...Read More
Changes, one of David Bowie’s first songs released in the U.S., was a sign of things to come. Bowie was 25 in 1972 at the time the single was released and is perhaps best remembered for personal reinvention throughout his life....
I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
And every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test
Changes, David Bowie
It’s fitting that Changes was the last song Bowie performed on stage in 2006. At the time no one knew that this performance with Alicia Keyes, at her annual Black Ball charity event, would be his retirement from live performance at age 59.
I’d like to think that Bowie went into retirement still believing in change. The concept of reinventing retirement is prevalent today. With so many retiring early and searching for a more meaningful lifestyle, the only thing certain is change!
What changes will you face when you leave your career? How will you change direction in life? What does reinventing retirement mean to you?
Today’s Musical Monday inspiration was a no brainer. As the Continental U.S. is set to experience the first total solar eclipse in 38 years, I simply can’t get Bonnie Tyler’s smash hit out of my head...Read More
This week my friendship worlds collide. East meets West -- youthful enthusiasm meets soulful reflection, all with a backdrop of stunning mountains, rivers, wildlife and cowboys. There are not many things I value more than travel and friendship. I am indeed on my scenic route to happiness.
I traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to see friends visiting from Singapore. Well we met in Singapore, but they are from Australia and Taiwan originally. This adorable couple in their late 20’s shares my passion for travel. The last time we met on the scenic road was taking in the natural beauty of Myanmar. This visit included a Wild West Rodeo and a sunrise eco-wildlife tour. Seeing the American West through the eyes of my friends from Asia made The Grand Tetons seem even more majestic.
By the greatest of coincidences, one of my dearest childhood friends was also passing through Jackson with her husband on their RV Trip of a Lifetime. What are the odds? I hit the jackpot on spending quality time with inspirational friends in a glorious natural setting. Taking in magnificent scenery with a friend you’ve shared 45 years of experiences with is like coming home.
This brief trip was all about perspective, and great meals. While we experience things differently through stages in life, the beauty of nature transcends time. For me a trip to Jackson Hole is an easy five-hour drive. For my friends from Singapore it is the chance to rough it in the wilderness (limited internet) during their US tour. For my childhood friend, it is a special stop on the retirement adventure with her beloved husband. For all of us, Jackson Hole is awe-inspiring.
How does the beauty of nature affect you? How do you like to travel? With which friends would you like to hit the road? When is your next adventure?
Former rock now country artist Darius Rucker has a new album with a lead single that could be a Life Coaching anthem. Darius (51) asks a provocative question that many mid-lifers are currently considering.,,Read More