A wonderful on-line site, Retirement & Good Living, provides amazing topics and tools for anyone of any age contemplating retirement. A blog that they asked me to write about the "Emotional Costs of Retirement". was just published. I am honored to share it with you.   Needless to say how you deal with closing that door from your work life actually defines you in a different way. Every retirement book I had ever read was right . . . During our journey through life work shores up our identity, anchors our private and social life, defining us to the world. All those years of our lives revolve around structure. Structure we create or structure imposed because of job responsibilities and we had a place to go, people that...

I was reading an article written by Dr. Travis Bradberry entitled, "Ten Harmless Mind Tricks That Make People Like You." It is really insightful and I have been fascinated with the outcome as I have tried a few. One in particular I thought I would share. Pay close attention to what is says. The result as you observe this is just amazing. Try it yourself and see what happens: People’s feet reveal their interest. When talking to someone, pay attention to their feet. If their feet are aimed at you, they’re interested and listening to what you’re saying, but if their feet point away from you, they’re most likely disinterested and mentally checked out....