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Should 65 Still Be Retirement Age?

By Gillian Leithman It is a commonplace fact that physical ability, mental alertness & cooperativeness fail after 65. I bet you would agree that’s a pretty crazy statement, right? Well, those are not my words. They are the words of the U.S. Federal Government who, in 1980, argued before...

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Reasons To Beware of Early Retirement

By Gillian Leithman Delay retirement but only if you like your job and the people you work with. While much has been written about the financial benefits of longer working lives, there are social benefits too. Bonds of close friendship, a sense of community, belonging to and being of...

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Generational Divide in the Workplace: Fact or Fiction

By Gillian Leithman Some call it the generational divide while others refer to it as the generational chasm. Whatever you call today’s multigenerational workforce, chances are you are focused on our generational differences. But are there actually more similarites then you think?

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Freedom From Work: Liberty or Liability?

By Gillian Leithman   Are you counting down the days until your retirement? Are you dreaming of a life without deadlines, demands or expectations? Are you looking forward to not having to set an alarm clock? Most people are in fact dreaming of a retirement in which they get to...

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Do You Have A Tribe?: Why Connection and Community Is Vital to Well-Being

By Gillian Leithman   Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society we value individual achievement and extol self-reliance. This belief even pervades our parenting styles. We parent our young children to play by themselves in an effort to help them build...

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