Retirement Transition and Change

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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“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

When one of the participants in our 3rd Act workshop had to leave to take a call from the White House, we knew we were with a very special group of people! Recently, we held a workshop for over 50 employees of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, to help them plan their 3rd […]

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“My 3rd Act: Changing Directions” by Ellie Klevins

“My 3rd Act: Changing Directions” by Ellie Klevins

The 3rd Act welcomes Ellie Klevins, writing our guest blog: We looked for a house for 20 years.  Although we owned a fine home in a good neighborhood, it wasn’t the home of my dreams. So many, many Sundays we drove up and down the Peninsula traipsing through open houses.  Many, many, open houses.    Expensive!  […]

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“Change is a Good Thing” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Change is a Good Thing” by Patricia Cavanaugh

The holidays are over and it’s time to focus on the year to come. But before we look forward with anticipation for what’s in store for the 3rd Act’s future, I want to begin with an appreciation for Bev Scott and for our more than four years of work together. She has been a wonderful […]

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“Taking Time to Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Taking Time to Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. -Rainer Maria Rilke These three lines from a Rilke poem took my breath away when I happened to read them in his Book of Hours during a recent retreat (Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book […]

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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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“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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