Want to be a 'nice' person without losing your authenticity?

“You taught me to be nice, so nice, that I am now full of niceness; I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion.”  Garrison Keillor During the 3-hour drive home from the cottage last weekend I listened to an interview with James Hollis, a Jungian analyst discussing one of his books […]

Retirement freedom — Moving beyond 'obligation'

Since retiring I am free to set my own schedule.  Obligations on the work front are distant memories. Most current ‘obligations’ fit into a category of ‘optional’. However, moving into a head space where I no longer feel that it is necessary to agree to requests has been more of a retirement challenge than anticipated. […]