ReFirement at any age: Vital core values to know, practice and stay true to

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times In a world of chaos, where one’s core values are tested every day by the influences of our society, stay true to yourself and your values, at all times, even when no one is looking. It is important to stay grounded in the values and beliefs you have come to know. The battles we wage on ourselves and the world can be a never ending-struggle if we don’t...

ReFirement at any age: Strive for better, every day

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times If there is one thing we all should have learned in the last two years is that life is short, life is precious and life is unpredictable, where you never know what each day will bring. The lessons I present every month are as much for me as they are for you, my readers. However, some topics hit me harder, like this one. It has more impact and relevance,...

Don’t retire, Refire: Be Curious

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times February, while a short month, tends to drag, just like January did, at least it does for those who long for the warmer weather. How are we spending these short, cold days until Spring rolls around? Many of us hibernate, becoming sedentary, eating too much, drinking too much, sitting too much and basically becoming couch potatoes. As the days slowly get...

ReFire at any age: It’s that time of year…..

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times How would you finish that phrase? The song finishes that phrase with, “when the world falls in love”. That doesn’t necessarily mean to fall in love romantically. I think it means falling in love with life. I would tweak that phrase a bit by saying; it’s that time of year for spreading love, joy and cheer. The excitement of the holiday season is...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Quarantine, a taste of retirement

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times It has been 11 weeks since most of us have been under Pennsylvania’s Stay Home ordinance. How have you been spending your time? Many of my clients, who are not yet retired and, quite frankly, fearful of how it will be when they stop working, are getting a taste of what retirement will look like. The first, and most important, challenge we were faced...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Are you an Influencer?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Does the concept of being an Influencer sound like it means controlling someone’s thoughts or having power over them? It may, but there is another, better, more positive direction I’m taking you in. It’s a direction that you may or may not have considered until now. We must abandon the antiquated way of thinking about the act of influencing. We...