A new model for ageing

Ever since I decided to work with senior and professional people nearing retirement – who are dreading it, I started a process of my own around my own age – 67.  Although nothing in me fits any of the criteria as dictated by social norms such as appearance (I’m blessed with great genes), health and wellbeing, and the way I think and act, I was still wondering “is this it?”

Surveys into the perception Continue Reading…

How to Change Your Life

I will always remember my coach telling me, when we first started working together, “When you change, your whole life will change”. At the time I had no idea what he meant but now, of course, I know this to be absolutely true. The question I found myself asking was “how am I supposed to know what needs to be changed?”

If you can honestly say that there is absolutely nothing in your life that upsets you, no relationships that make you feel frustrated or resentful, nothing in your life that you wish were different,then I’m truly delighted for you. However, the fact that you are reading this suggests that there is something that isn’t quite as you would like it to be. Continue Reading…

Change Initiated by Me

Initiating change, I used to believe, would be positive and enjoyable but, in my experience, that was not always the case.

Here is an example of one particular life change I initiated (subconsciously) over a year before I took the actual step.

It was Sunday evening, and with Monday beckoning I had an unexpected and unwanted thought: “My work doesn’t fulfil me anymore.” I dismissed it instantly: “This is most inconvenient, go away!” I was 60 and planned to work until I was 65. I had a prestigious job at the Institute of Directors and I earned a very good salary. Continue Reading…