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Liam, my four-year-old grandson, is curious about the planets, overturns rocks to pick up any bugs that don’t move fast and chooses to release his highly prized lightening bug from the jar – “because he is lonely.” Each afternoon on the playground when his name is called for pick up, Liam runs to his two best friends, Isaiah and Anna Noelle, to give each one a hug goodbye. [ 2479 more words. ]

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Just Selfish Enough: Fighting for the Life You Want by Barbara Pagano Posted on July 1, 2016 Liam, my four-year-old grandson, is curious about the planets, overturns rocks to pick up any bugs that don’t move fast and chooses to release his highly prized lightening bug from the jar – “because he is l...
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In the blue distance your life will unfurl. I wish people spent more time contemplating that blue distance and less time on Facebook. There is so much more to life unseen by the eye. Brazen of me to say as Instagram revels in double digit growth. Selfies are now one of the most popular activities in our culture. Don’t tell me you haven’t done this. [ 1716 more words. ]

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How to Render the Desires of Your Grown Up Heart into Life Ahead by Barbara Pagano Posted on May 30, 2016 Every time I start a picture…I feel the same fear, the same self-doubts…and I have only one source on which I can draw, because it comes from within me. –Federico FelliniIn the blue distance you...
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“Let’s pretend for a moment that I am 73.” That’s what I said to the audience an hour into my presentation, The New New Rules of Retirement. They knew immediately this was make-believe because I don’t look 73. At least I don’t think I look 73. Anyway I am not 73…yet. “If I am 73, am I old?” The crowd is reluctant to answer. [ 1182 more words. ]

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Why It Matters to Know When You Leave Midlife Behind by Barbara Pagano Posted on May 4, 2016 “Let’s pretend for a moment that I am 73.” That’s what I said to the audience an hour into my presentation, The New New Rules of Retirement. They knew immediately this was make-believe because I don’t look 7...
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It’s no joke. You intend to create a different kind of life in the future. In this imagined life, you cease responding to texts and emails that waste your time. You’ll never again endure a narcissist’s rant. No long commutes, improbable targets and boring, stupid meetings. No way. In this new life, the day unfolds just the way you’d like. You’ll ditch every person who really doesn’t matter to you because that’s what people do when time is precious. [ 1515 more words. ]

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The Working Retirement: 7 Things To Do Within 5 Years of Leaving Your Job by Barbara Pagano Posted on April 6, 2016 It’s no joke. You intend to create a different kind of life in the future. In this imagined life, you cease responding to texts and emails that waste your time. You’ll never again endu…
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Yesterday outside Publix, I ran into an old friend. We talked, caught up and then he asked about my work. “I’m helping people uncover possibilities for being productive in work until they want to retire at 85!” He smiled. Gene is in his mid-sixties and lost his administrative job for a successful land developer when the economy sunk the business several years ago. [ 2578 more words. ]

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Ten Ways to Transition into Paid Work Instead of Retirement by Barbara Pagano Posted on January 19, 2016 Yesterday outside Publix, I ran into an old friend. We talked, caught up and then he asked about my work. “I’m helping people uncover possibilities for being productive in work until they want to…
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We live our lives. We don’t make our lives. Isn’t that right? Of course not. I know you know this. We make the lives we live – step by step, plunge by plunge. We construct, formulate and compose a production using our energies and spirit along with whatever else is thrown our way. Currently our life's play is stimulating, wonderful, dissatisfying, miserable, boring or downright dull. [ 2122 more words. ]

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My Life, My Art: How to Make 2016 Your Kick-Ass Year by Barbara Pagano Posted on December 17, 2015 Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum. – Steven PressfieldWe live our lives. We don’t make our li…
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Let’s begin this valuable, well-researched and personal rant on friendship at the playground. “Do you want to play with me,” asks the three-year-old. What happens next can be heartwarming or heartbreaking. Sometimes there’s no reply, simply a look between two kids before they begin to play together. Just as often, a child says, “No,” turns and walks away. At other times, a stare is issued then he walks away. [ 3040 more words. ]

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When Old Friends Aren’t Good Friends Anymore by Barbara Pagano Posted on November 18, 2015 Let’s begin this valuable, well-researched and personal rant on friendship at the playground. “Do you want to play with me,” asks the three-year-old. What happens next can be heartwarming or heartbreaking. Som…
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Sophia Loren, 81, will never 'retire.' So there you have it! The word Sophia Loren refuses to utter https://t.co/LVxUxkSHw2 via @huffpost50

At 81, Sophia Loren says she's still got the same zest for life she had when she first became a household name, decades ago.  And that's why she won't be calling it a day anytime soon. "That's terrible
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New body of work? Income?This is late-in-life happiness. 6 Ways to Prepare for a Longer Retirement https://t.co/O6PAYymwZh via @TIMEBusiness

How to make sure your money lasts
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Word for the day- 'gerentolescence' - old age rebel rebelliousness. Is 60 the new middle age? https://t.co/Iy4o3jrKwo via @AsburyParkPress

Redefining what it means to age.
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What’s the dream for your life ahead? How hard are you pushing yourself to get it? The Rijksmuseum is TripAdvisor’s #1 rated ‘Things to do” in Amsterdam. But not for me. On my visit last month I wanted none of those dark Dutch paintings. I wanted Van Gogh’s “Starry, Starry Night.” Turns out “The Starry Night” is in New York and part of the… [ 2651 more words. ]

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Starry, Starry ‘Life’ – Inspire Your Reinvention with a Transition Story (6 Tips and 9 Ideas) by Barbara Pagano Posted on October 16, 2015 I dream my painting, and I paint my dream. – Van GoghWhat’s the dream for your life ahead? How hard are you pushing yourself to get it? The Rijksmuseum is TripAd…
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Retirement - a notion that doesn't make sense anymore. The End of Retirement As We Know It? - http://t.co/lqNXBqF5LV http://t.co/SsM9T6IGNs

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Kenny Rogers folds 'em. Retires next year at 78. Bet he never gave retirement a thought at 60. http://t.co/1vv7aRa7UL via @usatoday

After more than half a century in the music business, “The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers, knows when to fold ‘em.
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Can you work a little in your 70's and still be happy?http://t.co/cQARJ6EYRb via @cbsnews

When it comes to money and happiness, the answers aren't universal -- so each of us needs to know where our happiness lies
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