Don’t Retire, ReFire: How to get yourself back on track

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Did you ever notice that getting off track can be so easy and getting back on track can be challenging? Staying on track and following the path that you’ve chosen is an ongoing, continuous mindset. It doesn’t just happen once and you’re good. That’s not even remotely how it happens. It requires a constant effort of daily, goal-oriented tasks. How...

Don’t retire, ReFire!: It all starts with you

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times The main focus of every article that I’ve written, centers on taking positive steps towards being the best version of ourselves. It’s about knowing who we are, which is easier said than done in many cases. In my case, this is something that was never brought up, when I was growing up. It wasn’t a conversation that my parents had with me and wasn’t...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: A look at relationships

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times What gives us all the greatest joy in life is to love and be loved. Although it may sound cliché, it truly is one of those few facts in life. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead,” — Oscar Wilde. The word “love” encompasses many things and comes in many forms and through many ways.

Don’t Retire, Refire: Little steps can lead to big changes

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times The common thread throughout my previous articles has been about making small changes, to move towards your goals. I want to impress upon you the importance of focusing on that one, small change and not get distracted over anxious about how far off you may think your goal is. In this regard, have tunnel vision and stay in the moment. Here are 3 small changes...

Don’t Retire, Refire: Don’t be fair to look at your finances

With obligations to parents and kids, today’s retirees may feel the squeeze By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times The subject of finances is one that scares many of us because we aren’t even close to being prepared. According to Money Magazine, one in three Americans have zero dollars in savings. CBS Money Watch calls us the “sandwich generation” because many of us have obligations...

Don’t Retire, Refire: Embrace Spirituality

By Gail Suplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times I want to be clear on one very important point. Spirituality is completely different from religion. Religion is a particular sector with specific doctrine and/or rules attached. Spirituality has to do with self-realization that we, as individuals, are a part of a larger unit, a higher power. That is different for each and every human being because it lies...

Coatesville Army & Navy owner to retire

After more than 90 years of family ownership, store hopes to find new owner Judy Skolnik, owner of the Coatesville Army & Navy store, announced plans this week to retire from the store she and her family have operated for more than 90 years. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — By their nature, all endings are new beginnings. And so Judy Skolnik is confident that whomever takes over...

Don’t Retire-ReFire: ‘Your Emotions’

Finding emotional happiness is a key By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times No matter what stage in life we are, our emotions direct us and, at times, allow logic to go out the window. In the next few paragraphs, we will shed light on this very loaded subject and the ways we can lasso our emotions to enable a peaceful, happy, fulfilling life. When we’re little, our parents are our guide and...

Don’t Retire-ReFire: Physical health and wellness

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Health and Wellness are two words that are not synonymous. However, they do go hand in hand, when it comes to your ReFirement. Health refers to the physical body and whether or not it is free from disease, while wellness, on the other hand, refers to every facet of our lives. It is the complete balance of our well-being from the physical, the spiritual, the...

Change will happen — are you prepared?

By having a plan, you can be ready when things go a little off course By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Change is Inevitable! That is the one thing we can count on, in life! It is how we handle change that makes the difference between maneuvering through a change or being thrown completely off balance by it. The key words in coping with change are strategy, preparation and expectations. You...