Explore Paths Forward

When you decide to create the life you want…

Your most important guarantors for the results you want are:

Your bedrock intention to live the life you really want in your elder years, all the way to the end.

Your willingness to invest the time, energy and resources to actually enter into a process of reflection and lifestyle choices that can clear the way for, and deliver, the results you most care about.

Your commitment to go for it and stay the course.

As your life journey guide, I offer customized support for your unique circumstances, wishes and needs. I invite your courage and commitment to create a path for a regret-free third chapter of life.

 1.   Pause to take stock:   I’m Over 55…Now what?

This valuable pause for reflection is for those who have newly awakened to the fact that, at whatever age, you will have a number of “remaining years” and, you have things you want to do.  While turning 55, 60, 65, or 70 brings a bit more urgency to your quest for a joyful, purposeful, meaningful life, you also bring more wisdom and experience.   What are your intentions at this point in your life?  

In this “take stock” consultation, you will honor  your “not knowing” which is a normal part of life’s transitions and a signal to probe for the callings that reside within you.  You will illumine the “what you want,” and the “where you are” of your current situation. And, you will be heard.  A powerful assessment which launches a jump start into clarity and options for navigating your continuing journey. 

2.   Third Chapter Breakthrough:  Over 60 and ready for joy?

For you who are seeking and choosing change, this option represents a way to take significant time for yourself over a period of 6 – 12 months to envision, and to begin living, your “third chapter” path forward. 

This is an important commitment.   For the over-60 woman willing to grow, who has places to go and contributions to make in the years that remain.  For those who want your next life chapter to represent an expression of self that is more honest and true to who you are.   For those who ready to explore, craft, and activate the life you really want to live with clarity and confidence, purpose and joy.   

Rest assured… you will not be alone.  

For this part of your life journey, I become your partner. Together we will harvest the gifts and lessons of your life, your accomplishments, and your regrets.   Along the way you will explore the inevitables of your later-in-life terrain ahead as they are being encountered, become transition savvy,  release outmoded beliefs, permit yourself to do more of what you want, and less of what you don’t want.  You can tackle the often undiscussible preparations for a good death and a regret-free life.   I hold your hand and kick your butt.  Given your commitment to our mutually determined explorations, your personal path forward will begin to emerge and allow you to live it gracefully, and with peace of mind.

I commit to guide and support your work.

To all of these consultations, I bring a spiraling process which promotes and constantly revisits four success principles:  clarity of direction, release of limiting beliefs and habits, accountability for doing what’s next, and regular reflection on “what’s so”. I help you enter a space for honest exploration and definitive action towards what you need and want in the order in which you need and want it.

Making sense of, and refreshing a life journey that is ongoing, takes time and support.  As witness, guide, encourager, sounding board, and mentor, I see who you are and affirm your courage to live consciously true to yourself.

My perspectives are formed by my life:  I’m a 78-year old, twice divorced, happily single, MS survivor, walker dependent, former manager, leader coach,  small business owner, and facilitator of change.  I’m also a downsized resident of an independent senior community, orchestrator of essential “third chapter conversations,”  and a lifelong creative seeker of purpose and meaning.   I am dedicated to helping you gain the freedom to create and live a regret-free life.


Frequent feedback:  “You get me! With you, I can dare to say what’s so and get moving on it!

“Eighteen months later, I am continuing to appreciate the value in all the work we did together to help me navigate successfully into my third chapter of life and work. More and more I see my new life emerge as I let go of the old.”   Gail D. Vienna VA.

You make it look easy, not scary and you really have a special way about you.  Elaine Chittenden, Northampton, MA.  A participant in a year long series of group explorations and support for third chapter work.


In addition, I now see myself as a life journey author.  Check out  Why Not Do What You Love?  Musings Along the Way, Volumes I and II, and look for a next book currently on the drawing board,  tentatively titled:     Third Chapter Conversations that Allow Living Fully, Dying Well, and Not Leaving a Mess for Your Kids.