Retire Limitations. Explore Options. Create Possibilities.
Now in my 70’s, I’m well launched into the 20 to 30 years of life after 65 that ageing boomers can now expect to live.
And while I’m aware that ageism is one of the most tolerated prejudice in Canada, I’m inspired and stimulated by the many examples of people in the ‘best third’ of their lives who are living their lives full of vitality, purpose and meaning. Many in the vanguard of the ‘retirement revolution’ are writing books on the new retirement; speaking out-naming and challenging ageist stereotypes and creating a cultural upwelling of awareness of late life adult development. Their message? We need never stop learning and growing.
As a life-long-learner of the wisdom of both the east and west I find this emphasis resonant and satisfying. As I’ve done over the past forty years helping clients through challenging life transitions, first for ten years as a nurse then as a psychotherapist, I want to share what I’m learning with my clients to support them to live fully flourishing and authentic lives.
I believe that the retirement transition, used with awareness, offers a unique portal into an expanded awareness of life’s unfolding trajectory with its follies and wisdoms; its sorrows and joys; and its illumination of what matters at essence.
It was only in hindsight that I realized the writing of ‘Once Choice at a Time: A Practical Guide to Well-Being’. was a wrapping up of a period of my life. It felt like a legacy piece – and my way of sharing with my daughter what I’d been doing all those years in my office. The book summarized some of the principles and practices that I have used and taught as ways to support my own and clients well-being from the inside out.
While I loved (and continue to love) my work as a psychotherapist, after writing ‘One Choice at a Time’, I was ready for a change in direction. I realized that my interest and passion is to coach women and men who are going through their retirement transition to age with confidence and step forward into a different yet flourishing, and vital next stage of their lives.
Let’s partner and walk this path together.
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Susan Farling’s skills. She is compassionate, perceptive, observant, pragmatic and creative. I’d recommend her to anyone.” – artist in her sixties