Are you ready to explore the
possibilities available to you during
the second half of life?
Do you have concerns
about how you'll manage the life
and lifestyle transitions that
Do you wonder how you'll cope with the potential
challenges associated with
retirement, such as how you'll
disengage from work and how you'll
replace the feelings of
usefulness, companionship and
productivity that you obtained from
(Or maybe you don't feel ready to
retire yet and want to explore your
options for continuing to work in
Have you considered how you'll cope when you and your
spouse or partner are together every
day? (Or, if you donít have a spouse
or partner, are you worried about
feeling lonely and isolated in
Do you want to ensure that you'll remain healthy, fit and
living in your own home for as long
as you possibly can?
Well, youíre not alone!
And, even though there's still a great
deal left that you want to be, do and
have in life, all these questions
buzzing around your head can mean that:
You don't have a clear understanding
of your own retirement expectations,
the expectations of the other
important people in your life and how
to blend the two together
You may have still to come to terms
with both the positive and negative
aspects of retirement and getting
to choose between the myriad of
options for filling your time in
retirement whilst still feeling
productive, useful and valued
Youíre concerned that you wonít get
the vital, healthy, prosperous,
productive and fulfilling life that
you really want and deserve to have
name is Ann Harrison and I can help you
You see, I'm a woman on a mission.
Basically, I want everyone to have the
happiest, healthiest retirement they could possibly
have, and, so, everything I do is geared
retirement-related problems (or,
preferably, helping you avoid them
first, let's just back up a little bit...
Let me ask you a question:
Susan Sarandon, Bill Clinton, Cher,
Donald Trump, Sylvester Stallone,
Felicity Kendal and
Dolly Parton have in common?
And the answer is:
They're all over 60 years of age.
imagine any of them settling down to
a traditional retirement?
Can you imagine
any of them giving up their work
and putting themselves out to pasture?
imagine them just enjoying the
occasional game of golf or game of cards
with their friends at the over-60ís
Me, neither! And that's because...
The type of
that their parents enjoyed is
no longer enough for
the baby boomer generation.
Today's retirees are
younger, richer, fitter, healthier and
better-educated than previous
generations of retirees.
have much higher expectations.
because they ARE younger, richer,
fitter, healthier, better-educated and
with higher expectations, many people
THEY won't have any problems with
That retirement will be all plain
That they won't need any help.
And then, a few months later, they find
themselves struggling. And almost
wishing they'd stayed on at work.
I bet you've seen it too...
They're reaching for
the remote control in the middle of the
afternoon because they don't have
anything better to do, or they're headed for
the divorce courts because they can't
stand to be around their partner 24/7.
seems as though their get-up-and-go
retired at around the same time they did
- they're sleeping later in the
mornings, napping every afternoon and
falling asleep in front of the TV in the
Well, I don't want that to happen to you
(and I bet you don't either! Which
is probably why you're here reading this
The fact that you're here, researching
and taking an active interest means that
you're not leaving anything to chance.
So, where do you go from here?
Well, at the very least, don't forget to sign up for my free eCourse
The 6 Stages of Retirement.
The sign-up box is just up there - on
the right (scroll up a bit if you can't
Just put your name and email address in
the appropriate bits and press 'Submit'.
Once you've received all the lessons in
the course and you're familiar with the 6 stages, at least you'll know what to
expect. And then, if you start to
feel a little off track a few months
into your retirement, you'll be able to
identify which part of the process
you're in and have the comfort of
knowing that 'it's just a stage you're
(And, you know what they
say - forewarned is forearmed.)
have a look at my range of courses,
coaching packages, information products
Prices start at just £5
And, finally, don't forget to visit the
Contemporary Retirement blog -
there's always plenty of stuff on there
and it's updated regularly!