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A top retirement podcast and longevity planning podcast. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., Board Certified Coach, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach, guides you on how to revolutionize all aspects of your retirement transition. This podcast will teach you how to retire with joy and confidence, ready to live the fullest in the second half of your life. In this podcast, Dr. Mintzer interviews a wide variety of experts in various areas of retirement and longevity planning, spanning the topics of money, purpose, meaning, lifestyle, identity, and health. Our goal is to help you make the most of this next stage of your life. The concept of retirement is changing. It isn’t just an age OR a financial number. It's finding a balance between living well today and feeling confident about your retirement transition years, and gaining more freedom to pursue the life you want. Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition https://10keyretirementissues.comJoin the Revolutionize Your Retirement community at https://RevolutionizeRetirement.com.

Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio Dorian Mintzer

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A top retirement podcast and longevity planning podcast. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, M.S.W., Ph.D., Board Certified Coach, and Certified Professional Retirement Coach, guides you on how to revolutionize all aspects of your retirement transition. This podcast will teach you how to retire with joy and confidence, ready to live the fullest in the second half of your life. In this podcast, Dr. Mintzer interviews a wide variety of experts in various areas of retirement and longevity planning, spanning the topics of money, purpose, meaning, lifestyle, identity, and health. Our goal is to help you make the most of this next stage of your life. The concept of retirement is changing. It isn’t just an age OR a financial number. It's finding a balance between living well today and feeling confident about your retirement transition years, and gaining more freedom to pursue the life you want. Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition https://10keyretirementissues.comJoin the Revolutionize Your Retirement community at https://RevolutionizeRetirement.com.

    Your Retirement Quest with Dorian Mintzer and Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector

    Your Retirement Quest with Dorian Mintzer and Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector

    Baby Boomers look forward to retirement with a healthy dose of excitement and anxiety. They tend to be unprepared for the realities of retirement--neither do they anticipate the challenges nor have they planned sufficiently to take full advantage of the opportunities. In addition, many Boomers have perceptions of retirement that are, in essence, myths. Your Retirement Quest helps prospective and current retirees understand and address the challenges, recognize and debunk the myths, and set the stage for developing a holistic life plan that increases the odds of a fulfilling retirement.

    In this episode, you'll discover:
    Challenges of RetirementMyths about retirement10 key elements to a fulfilling retirementAnd more!
    About Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector:

    Keith Lawrence has been a student of success for over 40 years, learning about how individuals, teams, and companies achieve their full potential. During his 32-year career at the Procter & Gamble Company, he traveled over three million miles to over 100 companies on his quest. Since "graduating" from P&G in 2009, he has consulted extensively, published several articles, spoken at numerous conferences, and sat on several boards and advisory councils. Keith catalyzes the book Your Retirement Quest and is one of the country's few certified retirement coaches. His wife, Sue, and he live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and enjoy spending time with their family, which is quickly growing with the arrival of grandchildren. He aggressively pursues his bucket list, strengthening his well-being and giving back to others to improve the world.

    Alan Spector retired from a 33-year career with the Procter & Gamble Company in 2002 as Director of Worldwide Quality Assurance, having begun "practicing retirement" five years before. In retirement, Al pursues two of the passions of his youth: baseball and books. He continues to play baseball at age 70 and has coached his grandson's team. Al has written and published several books, including Your Retirement Quest, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He also consults extensively for companies and non-profits, works out daily, is an active community volunteer, leads a mentoring program at the high school from which he graduated, has sat on several boards, and is an active blogger. Al and his wife, Ann, live in St. Louis, travel widely, and enjoy their four grandchildren.

    Get in touch with Keith Lawrence and Alan Spector:

    Visit Keith and Alan’s Website: https://yourretirementquest.com/

    Download Keith and Alan’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/retirequestassessment

    Buy Keith and Alan’s Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/spector 


    What to do next:
    Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.

    • 54 min
    Music for an Ageless Mind with Dorian Mintzer and Lynne and Joshua Berrett

    Music for an Ageless Mind with Dorian Mintzer and Lynne and Joshua Berrett

    Music is a whole-brain food. It can nourish an ageless mind, one that is flexible and growing. People who enjoy listening to music have direct access to all the major ingredients for keeping their brains fit. By its very nature, music has a powerful effect on the brain, body, and spirit. Music that you choose to listen to can play a role in helping you develop a consistent lifestyle that supports brain health and overall well-being.

    Researchers are finding that more than medications, specific lifestyle choices can make a real difference in optimizing brain functions and minimizing the risk of dementia.

    Music can stimulate both hemispheres of the brain when people are guided to listen with close attention and focus on complex music of many kinds. Learning to do this introduces novelty and challenges the brain, stimulating the growth of new neurons.

    Music also affects our brains from the limbic system outward to the neocortex. It can help us eat and sleep better. In a May 2013 article in Scientific American, Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music, it is referred to as "a type of legal performance-enhancing drug" enhancing the effect of exercise. It plays many other roles in keeping the brain awake and alive.

    Join Joshua and Lynne and discover your own recipe for brain fitness that can work for you consistently and evolve with changes in your life over time.

    About Lynne and Joshua Berrett:

    Joshua Berrett, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Music, musicologist, jazz and classical music studies author, and violinist in area music groups. His retirement career's purpose is to teach an appreciation of many types of music and their tangible benefits to people's brain health and lives through lifelong learning classes in person, by phone, and online. He relishes helping students of all ages expand their horizons and improve their well-being through music. He has recently been appointed to the Lifelong Learning Committee of the American Society on Aging.

    Lynne Berrett, MA, LCSW, is a life coach and a co-leader of the MentorCoach Alliance for Positive Psychology. She is a certified Total Brain Health coach. She has taught writing and literature in higher education, been a special counselor for at-risk college students, and a psychotherapist in private practice for adults and couples for over 30 years. She is deeply interested in literature, music, and dance's role in improving people's brains and lives, especially as they age. Their blog, The Ageless Mind Project, reflects Lynne's training in Positive Psychology as well as their joint contact with current neuroscience researchers about lifestyles that support brain fitness.

    Get in touch with Lynne and Joshua Berrett:

    Visit the Berretts’ Website: https://www.agelessmindproject.org/
    Download the Berretts’ Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/barrett  


    What to do next:
    Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.

    • 57 min
    Travel as a Mirror and Map: How Travel Changes and Orients Us with Dorian Mintzer and Kendall Dudley

    Travel as a Mirror and Map: How Travel Changes and Orients Us with Dorian Mintzer and Kendall Dudley

    Travel awakens our senses and makes life vivid! In contrast to our daily lives, where habits and familiarity blunt our awareness, travel heightens our senses and makes us pay attention to new surroundings. If we are willing to look closely, we may see what has been hiding in plain sight: our emerging self!

    Our culture softens our edges by offering us comfort and security in trade for experimentation and purposeful risk-taking. Worse, we can believe the time for self-rediscovery or dramatic change is past, belonging only to those younger than us. Intentional travel, whether by armchair, hydrofoil, or caravan, demands active listening to the life around us and our inner response to it. What do you make of the fact that your hotel was overbooked, served only cold food, and was so noisy you couldn't sleep? Did those things impede your learning from the moment, or did they accentuate your appreciation of hospitality under duress, the delicious subtlety of Spanish tortilla, and the resurgence of your interest in meditation?

    Travel presents us with unpredictable, offbeat situations for which we need to improvise. In so doing, we are reacquainted with aspects of ourselves forgotten, misremembered, or rarely noticed. If we can look without initial judgment at our responses, we may see the learning inherent in those moments. Such learning can suggest a new synthesis of interests and skills or the stirring of insight into how our lives may be shifting.

    Lastly, travel can happen at home by using fresh eyes to see our days, by recording what we experience in journals, and by creating a process of inquiry that leads us to reflect on more life in a manner that extracts from our life story, the materials with which to create a move vivid future.

    About Kendall Dudley:

    Kendall Dudley has been a career and life design consultant in private practice for over 25 years. He presents at academic and professional settings, including Harvard, Lesley, and Tufts Universities, the National Career Development Association's annual conferences, the Life Planning Network, and Pendle Hill. He's also the recipient of several arts grants for his work on issues of war and peace in the Middle East. He's also traveled to 36 countries and lived in 5 of them.

    For over 20 years, he has run two businesses, LIFEWORKS Career & Life Design and Concord Avenue Writing Center. He has also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer, economist, project manager, photographer, staff writer, and teacher.

    Get in touch with Kendall Dudley:

    Visit Kendall’s  Website: https://www.lifeworkscareers.com/
    Download Kendall’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/dudleyhandout
    Buy the book mentioned in the interview: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/obrien 
    What to do next:
    Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.

    • 46 min
    Working in Wonderland with Dorian Mintzer and Carleen MacKay

    Working in Wonderland with Dorian Mintzer and Carleen MacKay

    The 21st-century world of work is as unlike the 20th-century world of jobs as the modern drone is to the horse and buggy of great-grandfather's day. Suppose you coach clients in career or life planning. In that case, if you are a psychologist or sociologist helping people navigate this very different world of work, or if you are wondering about your job situation, this episode is for you!

    Hard facts underscore this episode and make the case that how we work (and will work) has forever structurally changed. Ideas for you to incorporate into your practice or life will be presented. Come and be part of the call and discover resources and knowledge about the changes you may encounter along the highway of 21st-century work for boomers.

    About Carleen MacKay:

    Carleen MacKay is a multi-generational emergent workforce expert with particular emphasis on boomers. She has authored or co-authored four books on work/boomers and is a contributor to the Life Planning Network's book, Live Smart After 50.
    Carleen has been a national keynoter in multiple media and Director of Mature Workforce Initiatives for Career Partners International, the talent management company with the largest global footprint. She has also been a product/service developer for nationwide clients from New York to Hawaii!

    Get in touch with Carleen MacKay:

    Buy Carleen's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/mackaybook
    Download Carleen's handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/mackay
    What to do next:
    Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.

    • 58 min
    Honoring the Art of Our Lives with Dorian Mintzer and Alan O’Hare

    Honoring the Art of Our Lives with Dorian Mintzer and Alan O’Hare

    What are you doing with your life's stories?

    We reach a time in our lives during the third stage when we still envision what we seek to accomplish or discover, but more of our lives are devoted to reflections on the journey that has brought us to this point. In this interview, Alan C. O'Hare discusses his journey as a community psychologist, university educator, actor, playwright, and director, all woven together in his calling and artistry as a "Seanchai/storyteller."

    These skills are also integrated into being a "curator" who highlights moments from a person's life that can be honored through the art of a story, a journal, a performance piece, music, dance, or visual art form. His model can also be adapted to the life journey of a family, clan, community, or culture.

    About Alan O’Hare:

    Alan C. O'Hare is a community psychologist, university educator, actor, playwright, and director. He's both a Celtic storyteller and a Seanchai storyteller. Alan has an incredible history at the Centre for Community Counseling and Education.  He was the director of the Girls Center in Walpole, Mass.

    He's done consultation in addition to training, instructional design, organizational development work, educational media, as well as community development work. He is a gifted playwright and has both acted and written many plays.

    Get in touch with Alan O’Hare:
    Email Alan:  bridges95@aol.com

    Download Alan’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/oharehandout

    Buy Alan’s Book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/lovemary

    Watch It Takes a Village Video: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/takesvillage 
    What to do next:
    Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.

    • 53 min
    Exploring Spiritual Opportunities in the Second Half of Life with Dorian Mintzer and Bob Weber

    Exploring Spiritual Opportunities in the Second Half of Life with Dorian Mintzer and Bob Weber

    In 1976, when he was forty-four years old, Henri Nouwen co-authored a book entitled Aging: The Fulfillment of Life. One of Nouwen's colleagues who worked in the field of gerontology extolled the book as the best he had read on aging. Nouwen responded, "I know nothing about aging." Because he was only forty-four at the time his answer was probably correct. But if you are a baby boomer, someone born between 1946 and 1964, you now know something about aging!

    In 1968 we baby boomers first started graduating from college. We were, are, and will continue to be people asking questions, people questing for the truth and the meaning of life just as they were during their college years and the social, political, and institutional upheavals of the 1960s. Now we face a new round of upheavals and new questions occasioned by our aging. For example,
    Are you wondering what is to come as you notice changes in your physical health?Are you nearing the end of your career and beginning to ask yourself "Who am I, really?" and "What next?"Are your priorities changing as you experience the loss of family, friends, and peers?At the same time:
    Are you experiencing greater freedom to live as your responsibilities and demands subside?Are you looking forward to creating a new life thanks to the wisdom of your lived experience?Are the questions of life's meaning and purpose becoming more important?We cannot dodge the realities or the questions these upheavals of aging provoke and evoke. If we try to evade them, there are just too many reminders that we are aging. There is no denying the reality that we are aging and that we have lived more years of our lives than remain to be lived.

    What can we do and how can we live fully in the face of such profound and sometimes frightening realities? We can re-envision our aging and seek the opportunities for growth that aging holds for us.

    In this program, we will focus on the spiritual dimension of our life's journey. We will explore some of the spiritual opportunities and paths that are present in our aging.

    About Bob Weber:

    Recipient of the American Society on Aging's 2014 Religion, Spirituality, and Aging Award, Robert L. Weber, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Psychology, part-time at Harvard Medical School and a former Jesuit. He also serves as a Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry faculty member.

    Bob has had a long-standing interest in the integration of psychology and spirituality. This interest is born of his profession as a clinical psychologist and his lifelong commitment to personal spiritual development as both a lay Catholic and former Jesuit. He has been working to integrate a third dimension, aging. 

    At his private practice, located in Cambridge, MA, he conducts psycho-spiritual issues groups. Bob also leads seminars, days of reflection, and retreats in a variety of settings that integrate aging, spirituality, and mental health.

    Get in touch with Bob Weber:

    Buy Bob’s Book:  https://revolutionizeretirement.com/spirituality
    Download Bob’s Handout: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/weberhandout 
    What to do next:
    Click to grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition Please leave a review at Apple Podcasts. Join our Revolutionize Your Retirement group on Facebook.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

His Strength ,

Thankful for issues addressed

This podcast reads my thoughts, heart and mind on the challenges of aging, providing thoughtful insights and dialogue on the many life changing aspects of aging.

These are and inevitably have become critical to my personal wellbeing and ability to navigate this phase of my life.

Thank you Dorian and team for your encouragement, energy and effort. Congratulations on successfully reaching out with much appreciated advice and positive impacts.

apbthoreau ,

Too much discussion about employment for retirees

This is a podcast for retired people. There seems to be a very heavy focus on finding employment. I would like to hear more about how to revitalize my actual retirement. I do work a little bit teaching English online. I do it to keep my mind sharp and to meet new people. It’s certainly not a way to get rich, but I enjoy it. I would like to hear more information about how to enrich my retirement experience.

Sleepless sailor ,

So informative and entertaining!

Dorian’s podcast started out strong and is getting better each time. Her guests are none short of “Who’s Who” in the field of aging. Ken Dychtwald is always a sure thing, and recently, I listened to the interview with John Leland. Holy cow, mind-blowing, great information, good take aways, and more. Dorian has a good talent for keeping the show on track and by the end, I had learned so much, I had to go back and listen again!
Well done Dorian, a smashing success!

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