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My Retirement

Submitted by on June 14, 2012 – 2:05 pmNo Comment

Milestone birthdays seem to increase after mid life, no sooner has one gone then another one appears rapidly on the horizon.!

As many of you know I am now offically retiring but will be keeping my posts on the blog. If you are in need of help or guidance, then on occasion I may be able to help.

Retirement from work can open other options and you can start to concentrate on what is really important and there isn’t much -keeping healthy, seeing friends and family, a significant hobby and enough money to be comfortable if you are lucky. My own hobby is family research which has turned up the most wonderful and also tragic stories of life and survival plus,  a rather interesting relationship to Bob Marley!

One of the benefits of being older means you can look back and realise how events which seem disastrous at the time – excluding those which are truly traumatic which I won’t address here, were not always worth the amount of emotional investment allocated to them.

In 2012 we are constantly bombarded with information on how to get a perfect relationship, work and family life and how to devote the same amount of energy to each section of your life. There are only 24 hours in the day and if you were to achieve all of this you will need staff!!

It can be a challenge to find your own pathway through all the ideas and expertise without feeling a failure because ‘you don’t measure up’.

The benefit of hindsight means you can see that there are certain guidelines which enable people to make better choices. If you were fortunate to have the benefit of a grandmother/father or parents who had learnt how to do this, you would have had a good model to copy.

Having trained over the years with Benedictine Monks, a U.N. Hostage negotiator, some of the best international therapist and an Olympic Coach, my own experiences can help to nurture my clients whilst they are in stormy waters.

You won’t always be able to change the event but you don’t have to go it alone as there are many routes for help and support.

If you need pointers email me on allie@life-changing.co.uk


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