Life after Retirement

Stand-up Comedian Diana Barnhart, 3rd Act Graduate: “Living life fully – no regrets” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Stand-up Comedian Diana Barnhart, 3rd Act Graduate: “Living life fully – no regrets” by Patricia Cavanaugh

We want to follow up on last week’s post about Diana Barnhart, where we congratulated her on her stunning video, and share an interview we did with Diana recently.  This is the first of several interviews we plan to complete over the next few months with our 3rd Act graduates. We would love to hear about your accomplishments too! […]

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Diana’s Last Stand – 3rd Act Graduate Lives the Dream! by Patricia Cavanaugh

Diana’s Last Stand – 3rd Act Graduate Lives the Dream! by Patricia Cavanaugh

Want to see what can happen for you at a 3rd Act Retreat? Join us in Italy this September and find out! You can open a new door, even if it’s just a little crack. Or face down an unexpected challenge. Or attain a small goal, or do something HUGE! Bring a friend and receive […]

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“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

I just returned from Ohio where I worked on the Presidential campaign. Readers of this blog may remember that last summer I wrote about my consideration of volunteering for a Presidential campaign. I explained my concerns about the divisiveness in our country, the influence of big money, the vicious, racist, sexist, homophobic accusations and the […]

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“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

As Jewelle was preparing to retire as Director of Grants & Community Initiatives at Horizons Foundation to devote full time to her writing career,  we interviewed her to learn about her experience in preparation for this transition both practically and emotionally.  We share her perspectives below. The 3rd Act:  What motivated your decision to retire […]

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“Leadership Changes Emerge In My Third Act” by Bev Scott

“Leadership Changes Emerge In My Third Act” by Bev Scott

In the midst of my mid-life career, what I call my second act, I felt driven to work hard, lead my team to meet our performance goals, contribute as a leader in my profession and serve in leadership roles in my community.  My concept of leadership at that time involved participation, involvement, taking responsibility, speaking […]

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“A Memorable Trip With My Ten-Year Old Grandson” by Bev Scott

“A Memorable Trip With My Ten-Year Old Grandson” by Bev Scott

One of my top priorities in my third act is spending time with my grandsons.  Since we share a two flat Victorian with my daughter and her family, we have the opportunity to share time on a daily basis.  But, for several years, we have promised a special trip when each of our grandsons turned […]

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“Six Ways to Support Democracy Through Political Involvement” by Bev Scott

“Six Ways to Support Democracy Through Political Involvement” by Bev Scott

I have always been interested in the political process.  I think it started one summer when I was in the fourth grade.  My mother was ironing and getting my clothes ready for me to head off to camp for a couple of weeks.  She was listening to the radio (we didn’t have television yet) reporting […]

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“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

We welcome guest bloggers, Dewey and Susan Watson: “We are among the first Boomers, born at the very beginning of that post-war explosion of fecundity. We have been on the cusp of cultural change all our lives, continually influenced by the last generation while experiencing our own. This next phase of our lives is no […]

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“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

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“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

Barbara, you are well over traditional retirement age, yet you are healthy and vital, why did you decide to retire at this time? I can afford to retire now…I would have retired sooner if it had been financially feasible.  I felt done with my job both emotionally and energetically.  Parts of it were tedious although […]

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