But it’s also one of the biggest transitions we face, and brings huge psychological and emotional challenges. It’s not surprising that many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace of life.
In this episode I’m joined by Celia Dodd, author of Not Fade Away – How to Thrive in Retirement.
Celia is an author and journalist with over 30 years’ experience of contributing features on family, relationships, health and education to national newspapers and magazines, including The Times, the Independent, the Daily Mail and Radio Times.
This is Celia’s third book; her previous book was The Empty Nest: how to survive and stay close to your adult child.
Not Fade Away guides the reader through these challenges: dealing with the loss of status and routine, reinventing relationships, managing money, and above all, finding new meaning and purpose.
It brings together expert advice and insights from people retiring now, who speak from the heart about the lessons they’ve learned and the new sources of fulfilment they’ve discovered.
By cutting a clear path through the maze of choices on offer for people retiring today – which may or may not involve giving up work completely – Not Fade Away inspires you to make up your own mind and take control of your future. And that, experts agree, is the key to a good retirement.
Here’s my conversation with Celia Dodd, author of Not Fade Away, in episode 361 of Informed Choice Radio.