Kellie's Blog

Longing vs ambition: Feeding your soul or feeding ego

Posted In: Retirement

Photo: copyright D.W. 2013Evening JourneyNear Montefiridolfi, Tuscany I have been a huge fan of poet David Whyte for years. Whyte offers profound insights on the nature of being human and tapping into the soul‘s call. Lately, I’ve been coaching and mentoring folks who are trying to heed…

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Working for myself means seeing my aging Dad more

Posted In: Redefining Success, Retirement

My Dad turned 75 yesterday, so last week I took him to my sister’s house in bucolic Niagara-on-the-Lake, a quaint little town in southern Ontario. One of the pleasures of working for yourself is the luxury of taking time off when you want. No boss to please, no vacation slips to fill out. My Dad was…

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The pleasures of no commitments … magnifico!

Posted In: Travel, Redefining Success, Retirement

  One of the things I dreamed of while working as a driven executive was the luxury of lengthy vacations – particularly to bucket list places like Italy. So on Sept. 4th, my husband and I took off for almost a month to Italy and Greece. Predictably, we went to Rome, Pompeii, the Amalfi…

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