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Wendy Green

 
How do you feel about Retirement
April 20th, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer Initial Survey Results As you may remember, I sent out a survey last week asking several questions about retirement. What motivated me to send out this survey was the results of some research out of MIT AgeLab and an article written in Forbes magazine by Dr. Joseph Coughlin. They concluded that men see retirement as a destination, women see retirement as a journey. In other words, men see retirement as endless days of leisure and women view retirement as an opportunity to try new things, learn, be involved. This idea did not sit right with me. I meet men and women who... Continue Reading

April 20th, 2023
The Perfect Time to Take a Pause
March 29th, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer 5 Steps for being in the Neutral Zone One door closes and another door opens. Are you really ready to walk right into that door? In my experience as a Transition Coach, I would say NO. When one door closes, it is the perfect time to take a pause. The inclination of transitioning from an ending is to jump right back in. You want to mask the pain, sadness, loss or loneliness that comes from that closed door. You end your career, and immediately start looking for what else will fill your time. A relationship ends and the loneliness is awful, so you immediately start looking... Continue Reading

March 29th, 2023
6 More Tips for Harmony in Your Next Chapter
March 22nd, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer Last week I shared six tips to help you find harmony and fulfillment in the next chapter of your life. They were: I count my blessings. I dream big. I practice forgiveness. I give generously. I take responsibility. I connect with others. This week I want to share six more strategies to incorporate in your life. Believe it or not, retirement is hard. It is number 10 on the list of top ten life stressors! It is hard because it involves so much change and loss. Incorporating these tips into your ReEnergized life in your next chapter will put you on the path to meaning,... Continue Reading

March 22nd, 2023
Six Tips for Harmony in your Next Chapter
March 16th, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer Life changes.  That is one thing we can count on. Leaving full-time employment is a major life change.  In fact, on the scale of top stressors, retirement is rated as number 10.  How you experience those changes is directly affected by your thinking, and will directly affect your sense of well-being. That is why I want to share the first Six Tips for Harmony in your Next Chapter. I read an article today about Life Domain Harmony. The article was disputing the idea of work/life balance because of the many domains in our life. We have personal domains, spiritual domains,... Continue Reading

March 16th, 2023
Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Connecting Generations with Understanding, Respect and Play
March 3rd, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I have been thinking a lot about connections between generations. In the past 6 weeks, I have spoken with Elly Katz from Sages and Seekers, Avery and Eleanor, two high school students who founded The Young Women’s Forum at their school, and Sky Bergman, documentary filmmaker of Lives Well Lived and founder of an Intergenerational Project Connecting Generations. I have also spoken with my grandchildren, ages 18-13, and each of them have different personalities and different outlooks on their lives. What I have realized from all of these conversations is: Not all children... Continue Reading

March 3rd, 2023
Five Steps to Purpose and Meaning
February 23rd, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I woke up this morning in pain, feeling exhausted. Having purpose and meaning is what has kept me going these past few months, in spite of the pain. I have gone through a series of tests and nothing significant has shown up. So, this morning, I ordered a new mattress. Maybe that will be the answer. One of the experiences I appreciated was a Joy Fuel session with Anna Hall, founder of the Purpose Equation. In my Joy Fuel session, I realized that I get the fuel that feeds my purpose through engaging authentically and intimately with people; engaging in natural settings,... Continue Reading

February 23rd, 2023
Reinventing Yourself: A Five Step Process
February 15th, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer What happens when you leave your career and your professional identity after 40-50 years in the corporate world? Golf, travel, grandkids are all great, but they won’t fill the 12-16 waking hours of each day. Reinventing yourself may be your next step. Many of us need and want to feel like we still matter. We want to feel like we are being useful in the time we have left. Here is a five step process that can help you find your way on the reinvention journey Why is it important to have a process to reinvent yourself? Reinvention can feel overwhelming. It can be scary.... Continue Reading

February 15th, 2023
What makes a good friend?
February 9th, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer Are you a good friend? In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom, at least once we are adults. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first. As children, our friends are classmates, neighbors, kids in scouts or on our sport teams. They are friends of convenience. As young children and adolescents we are still discovering our identity, and learning what it means to share, to be vulnerable, to be empathetic. Our friendships help us do that. By young adulthood, people are usually a little more secure in themselves and they are more likely... Continue Reading

February 9th, 2023
Avoiding the Slip: Reduce your risk of falling
February 1st, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I fell the other day! All because I wanted to go outside for a healthy walk on a warm winter day. Well, that is not exactly the reason I fell. I fell because I was trying to be a good person. Wait, that is not exactly right either. Here is what really happened. There is a narrow path between my neighborhood and the park where I was going to walk. I was heading up the path and an older couple was coming down the path. There was not room for all of us on the path, so I stepped off, onto the wet leaves to let them pass. As soon as my foot hit the wet leaves, I felt it start... Continue Reading

February 1st, 2023
What Happens in a Community Banter?
January 20th, 2023

Wendy – Hey, Boomer “Tell us your name, where you are living and a movie that scared you when you were young.” That is the icebreaker we used for the first Hey, Boomer Banter. We had people joining us from New Hampshire, Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida. And the scary movies? The Blog The Birds The Exorcist House of 13 Ghosts Last House on the Left Dracula Halloween (the first one) The Wizard of Oz (the flying monkeys) Rosemary’s Baby Psycho Chainsaw Massacre These folks knew their scary movies! A banter is a playful and friendly... Continue Reading

January 20th, 2023