I believe that retirement is also a time of Regeneration.
Dictionary meanings of Regenerate:
As a coach I can inspire and motivate you to regenerate your life to live a fulfilling retirement/Third Age.
How did I decide that regeneration is the means by which we can improve our lives?
During my research about the Third Age I read an excerpt from a paper by Dr. William A Sadler of the The Centre for Third Age Leadership. He reported that:
"A Nobel Laureate, when asked what was the greatest achievement of the 20th Century, replied; greater longevity. We have experienced a Longevity Revolution, which has given many of us the equivalent of a 30 year Life Bonus.
We have received an extraordinary gift of life. What will we do with all the extra years? If we follow the usual pattern of ageing, we will spend them in a course marked by D words: decline, degeneration, disease, dependency, disability and decrepitude. Those are words associated with usual ageing. But we have an option to go another route, one defined by R words like renewal, reinvention, rejuvenation, and redirection. Our challenge is not just to extend our lives, but also to increase the quality of our lives in the second half. That is what I have learned from the lives I've studied."
Dr. Sadler's notion that we have the option to go the route defined by the "R" words resonated with me and in giving further thought to this I realised that there are many more "R" words that define the route and that they will lead to a longer, happier and more fulfilling life.
Further consideration led me to decide that using the R words could be a major focus of my coaching business. There are many "R" words and I could see that there was a need to select one which would stand out to describe what my coaching objective is. After much thought I decided that Regeneration is the most apt as it describes "bringing a new and better life" which is the purpose of life coaching and it is particularly relevant to Coaching for the Third Age; but can also be used at any other time of life when transitioning (regenerating) to a new stage.
Some other "R" words I found that are similar to and can be used alternately and additionally to Regeneration are:
Which "R" words do you want to apply to your life?
There are many techniques and tools used during the life coaching process. Coaching for Regeneration using the "R" words is one of the tools I use. If this resonates with you please contact me so that we can explore more how Coaching for Regeneration will help you improve your life.