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224. Settling Into Olderhood and Finding Our New Way Forward with Paul Long

"A lot of people get old because they think they're supposed to."Former award-winning television journalist and Emmy-Award-winning producer/writer/director Paul Long s...

223. How Do You Prepare to Retire From a Career You Love with Merle Saferstein

How do you prepare to leave a job or career that you love? Merle Saferstein is an educator, speaker, author, and a pioneer in legacy journaling. After twenty-six years...

222. How To Master Ourselves Through Difficult Situations with Vivek Chakrabortty

Vivek Chakrabortty, CEO and Founder of The Kavi Group, a crisis management and business continuity consulting firm, "worked on himself" for years, combining influences...

221. The One About Change, Getting Older, The Things We Can (and Cannot) Control

A quick episode to share some big news in my world and riff on the topic of change — whether or not we actually hate change. (Spoiler alert: I don't think we do, actua...

220. Sustaining Our Drive and Ambition as We Get Older with Kathy Oneto

Do we stop being ambitious as we get older? What happens to the drive we've always had once we retire? In this episode of Second Breaks, I explore ambition with Kathy ...

219. Deathbed Wisdom for a Happier Life with Dr. Kathy Zhang

In this podcast episode, I am joined by Dr. Kathy Zhang, a physician specializing in hospice and palliative care. I follow Kathy on LinkedIn, where she regularly posts...

218. Let's Make This The Best Year Yet: Goals for 2024

Happy New Year, my dear listener friend!I'm more excited than ever to tackle my life and work goals this year. 2023 ended up being about clarifying direction and inten...

217. Year-End Reflections and Key Takeaways From 2023

For the last three years, I've been capturing key takeaways from the year that's about to end. I only regret not starting this practice earlier; it's a powerful way to...

216. A Conversation About Growth with Yvonne Marchese

One of the things I’ve been reflecting on more and more is my personal growth in midlife and this stage in my life. In the book that I’m writing, there’s an entire cha...

215. [Dear Lou] Family Tension Following Retirement

I'm excited to introduce a new format for this episode, "Dear Lou", where I'll be sharing questions from listeners or readers of Midlife Cues, as well as my responses....

214. Living Our Legacy with Merle Saferstein

"An unexamined life is not worth living."  The famous quote has been attributed to Socrates, the person that many believe valued the pursuit of wisdom more than anyone...

213. [Curveball Series] When You're Forced to Retire From Your Corporate Career with Roberto Seif

"My entire profession changed drastically from one day to the other. And I started feeling like I didn't know where I fit anymore. I didn't know what I'm good at anymo...

212. How Our Definition of Success Change As We Get Older

In my younger years, I used to measure success based on external and quantifiable metrics. Job promotions, titles, salary, and material possessions were the yardsticks...

211. How Much Money is Enough to Be Happy in Retirement with Luke Mathers

If you ever thought that if you were set financially and money was no issue, you would retire immediately and just enjoy life, you might want to listen to this episode...

210. Retirement is Dead, Long Live Retirement (Modern Retirement, That Is!)

In this episode, we discuss the key themes and characteristics of modern retirement, as well as the changing attitudes towards work and purpose in midlife. We explore ...

209. The Modern Retiree Manifesto: A Framework for Retiring in the 21st Century

This week, we're wrapping up the special series on Modern Retirement. In previous episodes, we've talked about why reframing retirement is a necessary must-do. I've sh...

208. Beyond Financials: The Skills We Need To Navigate Retirement in the 21st Century

EPISODE SUMMARYThis is the third episode in our series on Modern Retirement in the 21st century. The traditional idea of retirement as a life of rest and leisure is no...

207. My Unplanned, Messy, and Chock-Full O'Lessons Retirement Story

EPISODE SUMMARYIt's difficult to talk about the mess when you're in the middle of the mess.This is the "true" story behind my retirement story - i.e., what happened wh...

206. What Even Is Retirement Anymore? Should Retirement Still Be A Goal?

EPISODE SUMMARYRetirement in the 21st century looks and feels different from how our parents experienced their retirement. It’s even going to be different from how we,...

205. [Midlife Well-Being] Keeping Our Brains Healthy with Allison Liu

EPISODE SUMMARYAre you concerned about your brain health and the risk of cognitive decline? Do you believe that memory loss is a natural part of aging? In this episode...

204. [Midlife Well-Being] Sexual Health with Dr. Alyssa Dweck, MD

EPISODE SUMMARYDo you believe that sex after menopause is always painful and that your sexual life will never be the same again? If so, you may be surprised to learn t...

203. [Midlife Well-Being] Stress Relief Principles with Shulamit Ber Levtov

EPISODE SUMMARYStress is a common experience that affects our physical, mental, and emotional well-being, especially in midlife. But unfortunately, only a few have bee...

202. [Midlife Well-Being] Intermittent Fasting with Laurie Lewis

EPISODE SUMMARYThis is the first episode in a series on Midlife Health and Well-Being. I am joined by Laurie Lewis to discuss the benefits of intermittent fasting for ...

201. Gratitude During Periods of Curveballs and Uncertainty with Holly Bertone

EPISODE SUMMARYI think it’s safe to say we would rather be in a state of gratitude than not. It’s also safe to assume that we know — even if we may not be aware of the...

200. You’ve Come A Long Way Baby: A Conversation About Change with Yvonne Marchese

EPISODE SUMMARYThis is the official 200th episode of Second Breaks! I'm practically twisting myself around and patting myself on the back for reaching this milestone.B...

199. Working Midlifers: How To Prepare for the AI Disruption

EPISODE SUMMARYWell, folks, it’s hard to ignore the big news these days about ChatGPT and AI. Although we’ve been using AI for a while now, many of us have thought it ...

198. [Curveball Series] Delayed Reactions with Stephanie Dethlefs

EPISODE SUMMARY:We don’t always recognize a curveball when we get hit by one. We don't see that we need to change and make some adjustments. Instead, we ignore it, den...

197. Midlife is a Call to Action: When Curveballs Hit (Part 2)

EPISODE SUMMARY:This is the second part of the conversation on why midlife is a call to action for change. If you haven't listened to Part 1 (Ep 195), I suggest you st...

196. What and When is Midlife with Bernie Borges

EPISODE SUMMARY:This week's guest is Bernie Borges, Producer and Host of the Midlife Fulfilled podcast. Bernie shares his perspective on what (and when!) midlife is — ...

195. Midlife is a Call to Action: The Case for Midlife Change (Part 1)

In the season opener, Lou Blaser makes the case that midlife is a call to action for change. This is a two-parter conversation, and in this episode, Lou talks about wh...

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