Cruising into retirement

Cruising into retirement

Some of us see retirement as an opportunity to change our lives and fulfill big dreams. In the fall of 2017, Ronna Benjamin and her husband Mike did just that. They sold their home of 30 years and most of their possessions, moved onto their 49-foot sailboat and headed...
Battling the “shoulds” that arise in retirement

Battling the “shoulds” that arise in retirement

The “shoulds” tried to get the best of me this past weekend – the ones that try to decree what I should be doing with my time now that I’m retired. My usual fall and early-winter Sunday routine is to get the day’s newspapers, go for a walk by myself or a hike with my...
When someone else judges our retirement

When someone else judges our retirement

“Retirement means the lack of engagement; it is total disengagement,” the 40-something woman declared on the phone. As if that wasn’t off-putting enough, she continued, “People in your world should realize that once you retire, you’re no longer vital.” What? I would...