The Joy of Retirement: Finding Happiness, Freedom and the Life You've Always Wanted

The Joy of Retirement: Finding Happiness, Freedom and the Life You've Always Wanted


By (author) David C. Borchard

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  • Publisher: Amacom
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 081448056X
  • ISBN 13: 9780814480564
  • Illustrations note: figures
  • Sales rank: 250,712

Product description

Life after work no longer conjures up images of older couples stalking the malls, playing golf, and taking endless Caribbean cruises. As baby boomers reach their 50s and 60s, they are redefining what it means to retire. Many of them are still choosing to work or even create a whole new life entirely. What they crave is vitality, joy and meaning in their lives. Author David Borchard has been helping adults rejuvenate their careers and lives for 30 years. In "The Joy of Retirement", he shows readers over 50 how to reinvent themselves and achieve the kind of fulfillment and meaning in their lives they have always dreamed of. Now, readers can start crafting their new future and discovering their passions. Revealing and hopeful, this is a book that will reshape how we look at the second phase of our lives.

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Author information

David C. Borchard (Albuquerque, NM) is a professional counsellor with thirty years of experience in helping adults develop a vision for the next phase of their lives. Dr. Borchard specializes in career management coaching and life/work transition counseling and has helped thousands of adults regenerate their careers and recreate their lives.

Review quote

" This is a superb book to buy for all your friends on their 50th birthday!" - Boomer Times

Table of contents

CONTENTS Preface vii Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1: Reinventing Your Life at Fifty-Plus 1 Chapter 2: Life Transitions: Endings and Beginnings 23 Chapter 3: Imagination and the Next Season of Your Life 47 Chapter 4: The Life Themes Profiler: Developing Themes for a New Life 63 Chapter 5: Self-Liberation: Transcending Old Roles 94 Chapter 6: Establishing Your Criteria for Fulfillment 115 Chapter 7: Connecting Your Talents to Interests 141 Chapter 8: Relating and Behaving Differently as a Senior 167 Chapter 9: Coming Home: Relocating to the Good Life 201 Chapter 10: Sustaining Vitality: Managing Your Changing Self in a Changing World 222 Conclusion: Authoring Your Life 253 References 261 Index 265 About the Authors 271