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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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“What Is Your Legacy?” by Bev Scott

“What Is Your Legacy?” by Bev Scott

I found myself in conversation with a friend discussing the second edition of a professional book released last year.  I commented that updating the book had not been a part of my plan for my third act, but it was a professional legacy. That conversation started me thinking more about my legacy and how I […]

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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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“Five Days at Sea Ranch and the Impact on My Brain” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Five Days at Sea Ranch and the Impact on My Brain” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Recently I spent five days at Sea Ranch with my writing group.  We have been writing together on a regular basis for twenty years and decided recently to review and compile our work and to do it during at our yearly retreat.  We reviewed our writing, we laughed and talked, drank good wine and wondered […]

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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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“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

 We welcome guest blogger, Ruth Cox:  In 2012 as Esalen celebrates its 50th year, I’ve been reflecting on how this extraordinary home of the human potential movement has paralleled our own lives in direct and indirect ways.  What a lovely synchronicity that The 3rd Act is also entering the new year with a two-day inner exploration and […]

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“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

My dog, Wyatt, just had his birthday.  Since he has been my main companion for the last 8 years, I was thinking this morning how this little creature has given me such daily joy. Wyatt is a small white fluffy dog, my first lap dog.  I don’t think I will ever be able to return […]

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“When to Retire? Now or Never” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“When to Retire? Now or Never” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I went to France to visit family during the month of August.  It was a wonderful time full of adventures with my granddaughters, late night chats with my daughter and fun household projects.  I feel very at home in France.  I speak a little French, which helps me feel a part of the little village […]

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“Retirement, Work and My New Office” by Bev Scott

“Retirement, Work and My New Office” by Bev Scott

“I thought you were retired and not working any more.  Why did you go back to having an office?” asked one of my friends.  I recently moved my office from a comfy but large home office to a small office sub-let from a financial planning firm.  It was not an easy decision to move my […]

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“Making A Difference” by Meredith Stout

“Making A Difference” by Meredith Stout

We welcome our guest blogger, Meredith Stout: Fourteen years ago, in my early sixties, and without much direction, I was dabbling in art and doing some free-lance photography. At the same time, I was increasingly dismayed by the social injustices around me and wanted to use my love of photography to somehow make a difference […]

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