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So far Lori Aufderhar has created 45 blog entries.

November 2018

Just Say Yes

2018-11-12T12:15:45+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Creating a “Yes List” of foods you can have, including menus, can make the holidays less stressful, or should I say, less regretful. Use your “Yes List” at restaurants, even if you need to become a menu bender. Asking the right questions about how [...]

Flex Time In Retirement

2018-11-05T12:16:27+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: We can get it in our heads that things need to be done a certain way or happen in a particular sequence.  When that doesn’t happen, we can get upset. As we age, we can get more easily upset than we did when we [...]

October 2018

Quit Feeding The Monster

2018-10-29T12:18:22+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Quit feeding the monsters of: Fear Resentment Negativity All of the above monsters must be fed to keep them alive.  Ways we feed the monsters: Replaying a situation over and over again in your head Telling others about it. Each person you tell feeds [...]

Fear not the monster in the closet

2018-10-29T12:18:39+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I know you're afraid, very afraid, yet it's time to be brave. What's your monster in the closet? Money issues you're avoiding? Just keep the door closed and it will go away. If I don't see it, it's not an issue. Spending in a delusional [...]

It’s Lonely At The Top

2018-10-15T11:55:09+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I’ve met with many executives who are now retiring. They’ve worked so hard to make it to the top only to realize it’s lonely. They’ve not maintained friendships, and once retired are suddenly feeling the lack of good relationships in their life and feel [...]

Think Spa Time

2018-10-08T12:26:39+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: When going to the dentist, just relax in the chair and think about being at a spa and enjoy your “spa time” - remember this is self-care. Think of when you have your teeth cleaned how good it feels, just like having a facial, [...]

Something In, Something Out

2018-10-04T12:00:26+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: One in, one out is a great buying strategy. Replace those old tennis shoes with the new set, or the old ratty jeans for a fun new pair. The old decor for the new. The same goes for wanting more exercise in your life [...]

September 2018

It’s not if – it’s what

2018-09-24T11:51:01+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: It’s not if I’m going to exercise today, it’s what am I going to do for exercise today. Have fun! Vary it up. Look at your day or the next few days and see when you are free to exercise. Need to get up [...]

Smart Mouth

2018-09-24T11:47:57+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Did you know your mouth is the window to your health? Having a smart mouth isn’t about being a smart aleck, it’s about: Taking care of our dental health Brush and floss – remove plaque to keep out of your bloodstream This is the [...]

Why Is The Coaching Process Important To Pre-retirees?

2018-09-10T12:04:02+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Most people spend more time planning a two-week vacation than a 30+ year retirement. When I coach clients, it’s not about the money.  When they come into our office contemplating retirement, the first question they typically ask is, “Do I have enough money to [...]

Wouldn’t You Want Your Financial Advisor To Know?

2018-09-05T12:39:15+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: When I work with people on obtaining their hearts’ desires, we identify what they want in life and create the next steps to reach those desires. When planning for your future, are you thinking of how you can pay for your children’s schooling? Do [...]

August 2018

Only at the state fair: “It tastes too healthy”

2018-08-27T12:39:11+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: We attended the Great Minnesota Get Together, the Minnesota State Fair. As we arrived and got off the bus, we were handed a handful of breakfast bar samples. Waiting in line to get into the fair, several people began munching on the breakfast bars. [...]

Finding Your Purpose: Roles & Goals

2018-08-24T11:02:01+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I was Dr. So-and-so, now who am I? When we are working, we get so caught up in who we are and what we do. We then judge each other and ourselves accordingly. Once retired – who am I now? What is my purpose? [...]

Twice As Nice

2018-08-24T11:02:13+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: It’s twice as much fun when you share time with a friend or family member. Get out and get active instead of making plans to meet for food or beverages - how about meeting for a bike ride, a round of golf, or a [...]

Under the influence

2018-08-06T12:01:28+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: What are you under the influence of? Not of alcohol or drugs - who or what influences you? Who do you have in your life and how are they affecting you? Negative Nellie or Positive Patti? He could tell every time she hung out [...]

July 2018

A Place of Peace: Home

2018-08-03T13:18:07+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Home … a place to return after work or vacation. A place to feel protected from the storms of life. A place to relax, where you’ve got all the comforts of life around you. When you get home, how do you feel? Do you [...]

Cut It In Half

2018-07-23T11:29:57+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: It’s pretty, but I don’t want to wear it. Desserts that is. Very tempting but I’d rather fit into the pretty dress than wear the results of the tempting dessert or fancy beverage. Cut it in half and get: -Half the calories -Share it [...]

Your Money Or Your Life?

2018-07-16T11:32:18+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Are you contemplating retirement? How do you know when you have enough money? That’s one of the first questions we tend to hear in our office: “Do I have enough money to retire?” I usually respond, “Well, that depends, what do you want to [...]

Combat the Summer Heat with Hydration

2018-07-09T11:22:44+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Extra hydration is necessary during the summer heat. This summer I’ve heard of more people having to go to the ER due to complications of dehydration. Many with infections of the urinary tract, bladder, and colon. Some have blacked out and fallen, causing them [...]

What Are You Craving?

2018-07-06T11:10:09+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Are you craving as you look outside your office window, longing to be outside on a beautiful summer day instead of the air conditioned office? Are you craving a day on the golf course or the boat?  Are you craving your flip flops and [...]