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Embrace the Next Chapter: Unlocking the Potential of Retirement
February 25th, 2024
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Are you apprehensive about retirement? For many, retirement signifies departing from a career—a perceived loss. Though anticipated since youth, retirement’s arrival often evokes feelings of “jumping off a cliff,” “panic,” or “loss of identity.” However, retirement need not be synonymous with these anxieties. Instead, it presents an opportunity. Research indicates that by our 50s, 60s, and 70s, we’re at our happiest (AARP, 2018). At this stage, we’re poised to care for others selflessly (Ehlman, 2012), harboring a wealth of experience and... Continue Reading

February 25th, 2024
Growing Closer Together
February 19th, 2024
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Don’t just plant to grow older with your partner. Plan to grow closer.  Meaningful projects with your partner are powerful bonding experiences. Giving back is great. Giving back together is better. Subscribe now When you think of giving back, what comes to mind? For most, it is a personal endeavor involving volunteering, mentoring, or philanthropy. If this is what you imagine for yourself, this is great! If this is what you are already doing, keep going. But don’t stop there. Research shows that paired generativity (giving back to a significant other) may be one of the most beneficial... Continue Reading

February 19th, 2024
The Senior Zone
February 3rd, 2024

I had the pleasure of meeting with Shawn Perry, host of The Senior Zone radio show. He’s been connecting seniors in the Washington, DC, area with services for over a decade. His story is particularly interesting because he had a career in the Air Force, and when he retired, was influenced by his grandmother to pivot to the field of aging. Because of Shawn’s work, countless people are connected with financial and mental health resources. I love hearing stories like his because it just takes one person with a passion to impact the world positively. You can check out my interview with Shawn... Continue Reading

February 3rd, 2024
Love and Finances: Navigating the Empty Nest Journey Together on Valentine’s Day
February 1st, 2024
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Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/monochrome-photo-of-couple-laughing-3692738/As the calendar turns to February and the aisles of stores don shades of red and pink, Valentine’s Day beckons us to celebrate love in its many forms. For empty nesters, this annual occasion may evoke a spectrum of emotions, from nostalgia for the days of homemade valentines and family celebrations to the excitement of rediscovering oneself in an empty nest. This Valentine’s Day, let us embark on a journey of self-love and exploration, embracing the unique chapters that unfold beyond... Continue Reading

February 1st, 2024
Embracing Intrinsic Motivation in Midlife
January 22nd, 2024
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Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-and-drinks-inside-the-carton-box-6590920/ What brings you the most joy? Think of those activities that you willingly engage in without needing reminders or external pushes. Whether it’s reading, solving crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, or playing a sport, these activities hold a special place in our hearts. However, have you ever wondered what would happen if you were paid to do something you love? The dynamics change – your intrinsic motivation, the internal desire to engage in the activity, might shift to extrinsic... Continue Reading

January 22nd, 2024
Storytelling as a Compass – the podcast
January 17th, 2024
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January 17th, 2024
How Stories become our Compass
January 8th, 2024
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Storytelling is powerful. So powerful that it can shape a life’s courseIn the spirit of National Mentoring Month, I’d like to share the story of my relationship with my grandfather and how his storytelling shaped my life. My first mentor was my grandfather, Charles S. Crook, II, a decorated Captain in the US Army in World War II, who is now buried in Arlington Cemetery.   As soon as I turned five, my grandfather made it a tradition to pick me up in his big 1970s Cadillac convertible to run errands with him in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. He was a six-foot tall man with... Continue Reading

Empty Nest, Full Wallet: A Guide to Financial Freedom for Empty Nesters in the New Year
January 1st, 2024
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As the New Year unfolds, empty nesters find themselves at a unique crossroads. With children now grown and out of the house, it’s the perfect time to focus on your own financial well-being. As you bid farewell to the bustling chaos of a full household, embrace the opportunity to streamline your finances and set exciting new goals. In this blog, we’ll explore key financial resolutions to help empty nesters make the most of this new chapter in life. 1. Reevaluate Your Budget: The Right Side of 40 is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming... Continue Reading

When Fun Becomes Work (and How to Get it Back)
December 14th, 2023
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Have you ever had that sinking feeling when your favorite thing starts to feel like…duty? Think about reading. I remember years ago devouring page after page in book after book. Now, even picking up a book feels like a chore. After all of my emails and work-related reading, I feel like I need a break. But why? Turns out, it’s all about motivation. There’s the kind that bubbles up from the inside and makes you do things just because you love them (intrinsic motivation). And then there’s the “carrot-on-a-stick” kind, where you do stuff for the reward (extrinsic... Continue Reading

December 14th, 2023
What is Generativity and Why is it Important in Midlife?
December 11th, 2023

For paid subscribers, there are three ways to consume content on Generativity here. You can listen to the After 40 podcast, view and listen to the podcast on YouTube, and read the Psychology Today blog. All in one place! For those who are on the fence about becoming paid subscribers, check out the Psychology Today blog here! Read more Originally Published on https://deborahheiserphd.substack.com/ Continue Reading

December 11th, 2023