Don’t Retire, ReFire: Embrace the possibilities

By Gail Suplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Possibility. That’s a great word, isn’t it? You can interpret it however you want.  You can create possibilities. You can invent possibilities.  Possibilities are endless! What does possibility mean for you, in your life? You can look at possibility as a thing that may happen or be the case. It can mean chance or likelihood, probability or hope,...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: ‘Spring’ into Spring

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Although Spring will not officially begin for another two weeks, we can now see the light at the end of the “winter tunnel!”  The days are getting longer. The birds are chirping louder and I even saw some growth popping out of the ground!  It’s great to think about these things, in anticipation, particularly since, as I’m writing, it’s snowing! Have...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Getting through the winter months

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times One thing is for certain, in the winter months, the days are short and the weather is cold and unpredictable.  That combination can lead to the “winter doldrums”.  It would be very easy to give in to that and “wait out” the time in hibernation, doing nothing and accomplishing nothing. Productivity and purpose are essential to living.  Nothing...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: What is your mission?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Happy New Year!  Does the New Year excite you?  Does it scare you?  Do you ask yourself, “What is my mission going to be?  What am I going to do, in the coming year, if anything, to improve my health, my relationships, my finances, my work, and/or any other aspect of my life?”

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The magic of the season

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Ah, to look at life through the eyes of a child, especially during this magical time of year.  Well, you can!  All you have to do is put yourself back to a time in your childhood where you were wide-eyed and filled with joy, wonder and excitement. Soon, you will have a grin from ear to ear and a skip in you step. Being the passionate person that I am,...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Pay inspiration forward

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Do you give yourself enough credit?  Most of us don’t.  If we did we would feel so much more fulfilled.  It would give us a purpose.  If you struggle with feeling a sense of purpose, consider inspiring someone else. The saying goes that it’s better to give than to receive.  This certainly is true in my life. No matter what our age, each of us...

Don’t retire, Refire: What are you hanging onto that you should let go?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we go through life, we carry memories and emotions that warm our hearts but also ones that block our creative flow and, sometimes, because of that blockage, we are stifled to the point where many of us don’t believe we’re worthy or deserving.  We lose our confidence, our Mojo.  This might seem like a grim way to start an article but, keep reading,...

Don’t Retire, Refire: What kind of life do you want?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Is that a “loaded” question? Is there an age limit on asking this question? At what point is it too late in life to ask such a question? There may be some who would think that, if there life isn’t what they hoped it would be or what they wanted it to be, there’s no point in trying anymore. Would that decision be dependent on how old we are? Young...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Hello 65!

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Some of you may be approaching 65, some of you may be past 65, and some of you may be years away from 65. Wherever you are in relation to age 65, it’s a number that brings many emotions, good, bad or uncertain. For me, the first positive change I that comes to mind is Medicare. I have been waiting for this for a year! Being Self-Employed, I have paid...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: How to get yourself back on track

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Did you ever notice that getting off track can be so easy and getting back on track can be challenging? Staying on track and following the path that you’ve chosen is an ongoing, continuous mindset. It doesn’t just happen once and you’re good. That’s not even remotely how it happens. It requires a constant effort of daily, goal-oriented tasks....