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New Year! New Word! New World!

New Book on Retirement Life

Change the word and change your world.

Gloria Dunn-Violin has coined a new word and a new philosophy for your second half of life in her hot off the press book called Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She suggests with fervor that anyone over 50 is ready to have a rebirth; and to renew and revitalize a life that has been waiting for this auspicious time. She will launch her book at Book Passage in Corte Madera on March 24th at 7 pm.

Gloria says that the old thinking that says your done when you retire is wrong, and wants pre-and present retirees to wake up to a new and better life in their later years. “You’ve earned it and you deserve it,” she says and adds “Now is the time to revive your life to a much-awaited freedom with your much-developed knowledge, experience and wisdom.”

Her book will give you a taste of proven scientific research that informs you on how to make your brains smarter and younger; how to influence your genes for your health; and how to increase your longevity.

She also writes about the beauties of age, how to plan the rest of your life, and the ten keys to make a life of meaning and fulfillment. You’ll learn about purpose, activities, community, on-going learning, and more ingredients of a good, wholesome life. Her get-up-and go-guidebook provides a bevy of exercises that will guide you to achieve your personal goals.

This is a must read for everyone over 50, and will stimulate you to enjoy your later years with gusto.

Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living is the other side of an individual’s journey that was developed in Gloria’s first book, From Making a Living to Having a Life, in which she focused on people in the workplace. She has written for publication countrywide, and presently writes a monthly column for the North Bay Business Journal.

Gloria says, “I’ve been fortunate to work at what I love to do to help people have their best life possible”—25 years in organizational behavior and development, and the prior 10 years in public relations. Now in her third career at age 78, she is focused on this special time of life through professional speaking, giving seminars and writing. “And, I’m having a blast,” she says.

Visit her websites: www.havingalifenow.com and www.revivementbook.com.

Note: Please be aware that autocorrect in your Word program may change this new word, Revivement, into other words. Please update your autocorrect to accept this new word.

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Synopsis

ReVivement

Having a Life After Making a Living

by Gloria Dunn-Violin

Synopsis

Change the word and change your mind by transforming retirement into revivement™ and, have your best life now!

Gloria Dunn-Violin has coined this new word and a new philosophy for your second half of life in her hot off the press book called Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She suggests with fervor that anyone over 50 is ready to have a rebirth, and to renew and revitalize a life that has been waiting for this auspicious time. This book is a good friend for anyone contemplating retirement or already there.

If there is something you always wanted to do! Areas you wanted to explore! Ideas you wanted to create! Accomplishments you wanted to achieve! Now’s the time! Learn how to make your next years your best years by:

  • Receiving guidance on how to transition into your new life.
  • Unearthing and activating your dreams of long ago.
  • Finding purpose, meaning, and fulfillment.
  • Integrating the components of a wholesome and harmonious life.
  • Reading stories about real people’s challenges and successes.
  • Learning new scientific research and practices for longevity.
  • Overcoming ageism and increasing your brain smarts.
  • Using the book’s worksheets to develop a life you love.

ReVivement: Having a Life After Making a Living is filled with wisdom, guidance, stories, and worksheets to help you think through and plan your future. The book is an uplifting, inspiring, and forward thinking escort to your best life yet. It informs, entertains, and personalizes this major transition for you, the reader, and will show you how to make the best of your later years.

Gloria writes about how to plan the rest of your life, the beauties of age, and the ten keys to make a life of meaning and fulfillment. You’ll learn about purpose, community, volunteerism, on-going learning, and more ingredients of a good, wholesome second half of life. The 15 exercises with worksheets and two wrap-up forms at the back of the book— that you won’t find in any other book on this topic—will guide you to achieve your dreams.

Additionally, the book provides leading-edge scientific research that informs on how to make our brains smarter and younger; how to influence your genes for your health; and how to increase your longevity, and more.

Bio

Gloria Dunn-Violin relishes her third career. She is the Author of From Making a Living to Having a Life, and a professional speaker, workshop leader and writer. She enjoyed 25 years in the workplace providing services in training, coaching, and consulting in Organizational Development and Behavior through her own business, Wiser Ways to Work. She spent the prior 10 years as an award-winning public relations professional. During this 35-year period, Gloria gave speeches, hosted a Cable TV talk show, and wrote articles for publications nationwide. She is an active member of her community and Rotary Club.

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Testimonials

“I’ve had the good fortune to know Gloria for more than 40 years and throughout that time I’ve witnessed her ability to reinvent herself – and to help others do the same thing. Her energy and enthusiasm are inspiring, and in fact contagious. I’ve previewed this latest book and find it filled with inspiring stories, exercises, and good advice. Gloria, as always, remains a vital resource in a changing time.”

Robert Stein, President/CEO, American Society on Aging

“This is a must read for anyone retiring or already retired. Gloria takes you on a journey to the innovations being discovered that will impact your longevity. She gives you the elements of a satisfying and fulfilling life. And, she provides exercises to help you think through how you want the rest of your life to be.”

Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., President & CEO of Age Wave, and author of A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success

“Planning for retirement is usually focused on saving enough money to retire. Rarely is a careful assessment made to maximize what this exciting stage of life can bring in terms of happiness, love and mental and physical fulfillment.  Rather than just hoping it will all work out, Gloria provides an easy-to-follow roadmap to making “revivement” a time for achieving unmet dreams and making new ones come true. It’s a gift to us all.”

Bruce W. Burtch, Author of Win-Win for the Greater Good, and recognized internationally as a pioneer in the field of cross-sector partnerships and cause marketing
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TV Programming

Thousands of Your Viewers Need to Understand

The Reality of Retirement LIFE and How to Make it Great!

Gloria Dunn-Violin tells them how in her new book Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She coined the new word revivement™ to replace the word retirement.

With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, a new audience is emerging to watch your program. To capture their interest, topics on how to have a LIFE after retirement will connect your content to their concerns.

The problem is many retirees do not know what to do with the rest of their lives. They may live another 30-40 years, and they’re lost. Some, of course, gratefully figure it out, but research shows that some die, some get sick, and some get depressed because they no longer have a reason to get up in the morning. Teddy Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson are two examples of leaders who became depressed after retirement.

My expertise in this arena is vast and deep. I talk from research, personal experience, and stories told to me by retirees and their families, who I interviewed for my book.

This audience, who no longer will be heading off to the workplace, may just be sitting at home watching your show, and be grateful for the guidance and insight you can bring into their lives by having me as a guest on your show. I can help you develop a program that consists of interviewing me and a panel of retirees who have struggled, are struggling or have adjusted to their new lives.

The challenges of retirement are a fact of life that will become more and more obvious. But, at this time, people are not informed, and often wake up shocked to experience the reality, not the fantasy, of retirement.

Why are they not informed? When Social Security was designed, workers were told they could get Social Security when they were 62 or 65. But, they were expected to die by the time they were 66. Therefore, no one projected a future that brought healthy longevity into view, or guided citizens to prepare for their future lives.

I will give tips that will help your viewers begin the adjustment and assimilation process to a meaningful and satisfying second half of life. I’m versed in the many issues that include: what happens when marriage partners both retire and are home together for the first time; what happens to the executive that works 24/7 and retires (or as the wife of an executive told me, “it was like he was running 90 miles and hour and fell off a cliff);” what happens when you are introverted and depended on your workplace for socialization, and now are sitting home alone. Or, the young woman who told me her grandmother was pushed out of her job at 75, because of her age, and died before she turned 76. So many issues to cover that affect all age groups—retirees and the younger members of their families.

A little about me: 

How many people do you know who are in their third career at 78, and having a blast? I am! I’m going to share with you for fun that most people are shocked by my age. I just tell them its good genes, good attitude, and good moisturizer. I also tell them that age is in the body, but youth is in the mind. I’m very open and honest about myself—the body may be flagging, but the spirit is high.

I also tell them that just because this planet has traveled around the sun 78 times that doesn’t make me old. I’m energetic, enthusiastic, and don’t ever plan to retire.

Additionally, I let people know that life hasn’t been easy, but it’s been good. I struggled in certain areas of my life. So I’m pretty normal. I’m not a Pollyanna. At the same time, I’ve always moved forward by learning and applying the lessons life has taught me. And, I continue to learn.

I’ve been fortunate to work at what I love to do to help people have their best life possible in my other two careers as well. Today, I’m a professional speaker and workshop leader, focused on helping pre- and present retirees plan a meaningful and fulfilling second half of life. I also advise corporations and business services on how to prepare their employees and clients with meaningful advice about retirement and aging.

For 25 years I provided services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior, and was a professional speaker through my own business: Wiser Ways to Work. During the preceding 10 years, I enjoyed my work as an award-winning public relations professional.

I’ve written a book, From Making a Living to Having a Life, and many articles for newspapers and magazines nationwide, and presently have a monthly column in the North Bay Business Journal. I’ve also hosted an interview talk show with business professionals, and appeared on radio and TV shows nationally when my first book came out. I’m an active member of my community and my Rotary Club.

Today, I am a voice for the issues of retirement and aging through my company, HAVING A LIFE After Making a Living. If you go to my website: www.havingalifenow.com, you will get a flavor of my personality and see articles, blogs, programs, and more.

Here are a few testimonials from a talk I recently gave:

“Thank you, Gloria, for your presentation.  It was charming, informative and engaging.” 

Cynthia Murray, President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council

“Thank you, Gloria, for a very enjoyable and engaging presentation. It really made me think.” Dr. Denise M. Lucy, Executive Director,

Institute for Leadership Studies,

Dominican University of California

Please contact me at [email protected] or 415-259-7090 to let me know your interest in having me guest on your show. Let’s start this conversation together about how to revive and have a great second half of life. It is vital, and needs to be addressed nationwide now!

Gloria Dunn-Violin

www.havingalifenow.com

415-259-7090

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About Gloria

My new book, Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living, will be pumping when it comes out in March. Pumping is a skateboard term, which describes the action of flexing ones legs at the right spot on a transition to build up speed. See my book cover above and visit www.revivementbook.com and you’ll get the picture. Yes, that’s really me on the skateboard. No, I’m not moving. The cover photo is a metaphor to underscore the message that we have the ability to move forward into this special time I call revivement and enjoy life after retirement.

How many people do you know who are in their third career at 78, and having a blast? I am! I’m going to share with you that most people are shocked by my age. I just tell them its good genes, good attitude, and good moisturizer. I also tell them that age is in the body, but youth is in the mind. I’m very open and honest about myself—the body may be flagging, but the spirit is high.

I also tell them that just because this planet has traveled around the sun 78 times that doesn’t make me old. I’m energetic, enthusiastic, and don’t ever plan to retire.

Additionally, I let people know that life hasn’t been easy, but it’s been good. I struggled in certain areas of my life. So I’m pretty normal. I’m not a Pollyanna. At the same time, I’ve always moved forward by learning and applying the lessons life has taught me. And, I continue to learn and grow.

Today, through by business HAVING A LIFE After Making a Living, I’m a professional speaker, workshop leader, and author focused on helping pre- and present retirees plan a meaningful and fulfilling second half of life. I also advise corporations and business services on how to prepare their employees and clients with meaningful advice about retirement and aging. 

I’ve been fortunate to work at what I love to do to help people have their best life possible in my other two careers as well. For 25 years I provided services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior, and was a professional speaker through my own business, Wiser Ways to Work. During the preceding 10 years, I enjoyed my work as an award-winning public relations professional.

I’ve written the book, From Making a Living to Having a Life, and many articles for newspapers and magazines nationwide, and presently have a monthly column in the North Bay Business Journal. I’ve also hosted a Cable TV interview talk show with business professionals, and appeared on radio and TV shows nationally when my first book came out. I’m an active member of my community and my Rotary Club.

Today, I am a voice for the issues of retirement and aging. If you go to my website: www.havingalifenow.com, you will get a flavor of my personality and see articles, blogs, programs, and more.

Please contact me at [email protected] or 415-259-7090 to let me know of your interest in having me as a guest on your show.

Let’s start this conversation together about how to retire and have a great second half of life. It is vital, and needs to be addressed nationwide now!

To get in touch with me call: 415-259-7090

To check out my business website visit: www.havingalifenow.com

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Radio Programming

Thousands of Your Listeners Need to Understand

The Reality of Retirement LIFE and How to Make it Great!

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, a new audience is emerging to listen to your program. To capture their interest, topics on how to have a LIFE after retirement will connect your content to their concerns.

The problem is many retirees do not know what to do with the rest of their lives. They may live another 30-40 years, and they’re lost. Some, of course, gratefully figure it out. But research shows that some die, some get sick, and some get depressed because they no longer have a reason to get up in the morning. Teddy Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson are two examples of leaders who became depressed after retirement.

My expertise in this arena is vast and deep. I talk from research, personal experience, and stories told to me by retirees and their families, who I interviewed for my book.

The Baby Boomer audience, who no longer will be heading off to the workplace, may just be sitting at home listening to your show. They will be grateful for the guidance and insight you can bring into their lives by having me as a guest. I can help you develop a program that also consists of interviewing me with a panel of retirees who have struggled, are struggling or have adjusted to their new lives.

The challenges of retirement are a fact of life that will become more and more obvious. But, at this time, people are not informed, and often wake up shocked to experience the reality, not the fantasy, of retirement.

Why are they not informed? When Social Security was designed, workers were told they could get Social Security when they were 62 or 65. But, they were expected to die by the time they were 66. No one projected a future that brought healthy longevity into view, or guided citizens to prepare for their future lives.

I will give tips that will help your viewers begin the adjustment and assimilation process to a meaningful and satisfying second half of life. I’m versed in the many issues that include: what happens when marriage partners both retire and are home together for the first time; what happens to the executive that works 24/7 and retires (or as the wife of an executive told me, “it was like he was running 90 miles and hour and fell off a cliff);” what happens when you are introverted and depended on your workplace for socialization, and now are sitting home alone. Or, the young woman who told me her grandmother was pushed out of her job at 75, because of her age, and died before she turned 76. So many issues to cover that affect all age groups—retirees and the younger members of their families.

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Questions to Ask Gloria

  1. You say that 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day. And, many are retiring. What are the implications for them? I would expect they are excited to finally be retired. How are they adjusting to this new stage of life?
  2. Why is this new direction a surprise?
  3. You say you lose four parts of yourself when you retire? What are they?
  4. What do they need to do to ease the adjustment?
  5. What happens if you do nothing?
  6. Give me a few examples?
  7. You say many of us have another 30-40 years to live after our work lives. How did that happen?
  8. Why do we think we must retire at 62 or 65?
  9. Does ageism exist? What is the reality in the workplace and in the community about older people?
  10. How does ageism affect people who are older?
  11. What is the one point you’d like to make in our conversation?
  12. Tell me about the word you coined: Revivement, and what does it mean for those retiring?
  13. What are the three areas of focus in your book, Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living?
  14. Why did you write the book?
  15. I saw you have 15 exercises in the back that readers can take on their own? When do you suggest they start?
  16. You are the owner of Having A Life After Making A Living. What sparked your interest in this line of work and what were you doing professionally prior? 
  17. What type of services do you offer?
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