Reed Dewey

Reed is a transitions coach supporting those 50+ to prepare for what's next and turn dreams into reality.

Seize The Day!

At 63, I am reminded – and also forget – that every day is a gift. Carpe Diem – seize the day – comes to mind.  For me it means making the most of life in this present moment, not letting the past or the future hold me back. It also means embracing new experiences, …

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Giving the Gift of Insight

As we face the holidaze, for many of us, there isn’t much of a need for new “stuff” from friends and family.  What is priceless are experiences and insights.  And, it might be especially challenging for a husband, wife, or partner to provide the insights they feel their partner could use.  I have a few …

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From Status Quo To Status Go

You may find yourself staying in the same job or life situation even though you have bigger dreams. Below are 7 key life planning tips to move from status quo to status GO!  While transitioning to later life brings opportunity, it also challenges us to step into new ways of being. I’ve also included one of my …

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Reed’s Book Recommendations

I’ve read many books on retirement and transitions. Below are the ones that are my favorite. Research shows trying to make a life change based solely on reading self-help books is rarely effective. I help clients take ideas and intentions and convert them into actions and sustained life change. Also download my free What’s Next Mid-Life Planner if you …

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What’s the Point of Purpose?

I’ve seen a lot of discussion recently about having purpose – especially after leaving a main career. Exploring one’s purpose can be a meaningful and enjoyable endeavor. Research in Psychology Today shows having purpose for those 50+ provides many benefits: Promotes your physical health, mental health, and happiness.  Offers a variety of other benefits as …

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Utilize Your Strengths!

I recently finished reading the New York Times best seller, Strength to Strength, by Arthur Brooks (2022).   It provides a philosophical way and framework in which to manage the transition from main career to encore career or post career life.  The book posits that while our brains lose raw processing power as we age, we gain …

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Transitioning With Intention

For most of us, it’s challenging to transition to where we want to go.  It often feels like there are many roadblocks and life situations that get in the way.  I’ve certainly avoided and put off what I knew I needed to do – only to realize the actual task or project wasn’t so hard …

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