Louise Nayer: Are You Poised for Retirement?

Throughout our lives we go through a myriad of transitions…….we enter school, we graduate, we leave home, move, travel the world, get married, get divorced and start new jobs to name a few. All of these experiences are wrought with a complexity of feelings –  great hope and possibilities on the one hand and fears and anxieties of entering into the unknown on the other.

As baby boomers age, this year alone 3.2 to 3.5 million people will be transitioning out of the work world and entering into some version of retirement. 

Needless to say, there is tremendous potential for this time of life and yet  the dreams we have- whatever they may be- may be challenged with insecurities about money, self-identity and questions like, “ Can I afford it?” “ Who am? “ “Now what do I do?????

Louise Mayer, author of Poised for Retirement; Moving from Anxiety to Zen was my guest  this week on Wise Woman Storytime. Louise  is no stranger to personal introspection. On her journey towards  facing her own retirement, she met many of her fears and anxieties along the way.   Always reflective, she looked within, interviewed others and looked at research to best inform her decisions, choices and soothe her worried self.   Her inquiries not only resulted in her latest book, but provide real life, practical suggestions for anyone who will one day leave the work place. 

I invite you to listen to her story.  There are lessons here for all of us.

Louise’s website is louisenayer.com.

By Roberta Teller

 

Debby Meagher: Living in Joy

If you live in Sonoma County odds are that you have been to Coffee Catz  – that homey, friendly cafe where you might meet a friend or make new ones. At Coffee Catz you certainly might  enjoy a delicious  organic salad, a bowl of freshly made soup or a delicious pastry. Odds are that you very well  might walk into an open mic or poetry event, hear live music or sit down yourself and play a few tunes on the beautiful baby grand yourself.

It’s obvious from the first time you step into this legend of a business that you have entered into a very special space.  And if you have the good luck to be there when the owner is around, you will likely get a warm smile or a big hug.

My guest this past week on Wise Woman Storytime was Debby Meagher, the owner extraordinaire of Coffee Catz and a west county icon herself. I invite you to listen to her story.  Learn how and why she  created Coffee Catz and the special life ingredients that she puts into her cafe, food, relationships and life.

You can find Debby on Youtube’s Joy Channel Center for More Joy

By Roberta Teller