For Many, a Sense of Purpose Makes Job Stress Worthwhile

A recent study with a catchy headline about the most stressful jobs of 2013 found its way to the soft hour of news last week. The annual study by CareerCast.com created some buzz in the online water cooler and I was asked to appear on the Today show to talk about it....

It Really Does Get Better

We all know about the challenges of getting older – feeling that it’s a whole new world and no one gave you the playbook. But according to Boundless Potential, a new book that spawned a PBS special by Mark Walton, an award-winning former CNN reporter, aging has...

Rethinking Your Relationship With Money During an Encore

Laura Vanderkam has developed a bit of a specialty in convincing people they have more than they think they do. In her last book, 168 Hours, she did it with time. In her latest, All the Money in the World, she focuses on money. Vanderkam’s book is an important read no...

Big Shifts Happen in and Beyond Midlife

I was so impressed with Marc Freedman’s last book, Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, that I left my work as a journalist to help build the movement for encore careers for the greater good. Marc’s new book The Big Shift:...

Working Past 50 Can Bring More Satisfaction

If you’re over 50, chances are that continuing to work — and being truly engaged in what you do — will boost your well-being. Researchers at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College found that people 50 and older are more likely than...