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So far Lori Aufderhar has created 51 blog entries.

August 2018

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 [...]

June 2018

Brown bagging in retirement?

2018-07-06T11:14:05+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: If you brown bagged your lunch during your working years you may wish to brown bag it in retirement or even if you didn’t during your career you may find it a great option now.  Why?  You choose the ingredients, the serving size, when [...]

Walk It Off

2018-07-06T11:14:17+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

Walk it off … walking is so important in retirement, because it not only gets you out and moving, you might just be able to walk off the extra pounds and get toned. The health benefits of walking are numerous and may help: -Alleviate depression and fatigue -Prevent or manage health issues such as high [...]

Sweat Equity – not just for your home

2018-07-06T11:14:29+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit's Director of Operations/Retirement Coach When we hear the words “sweat equity” we think about working on our home in ways that bring value. We polish and paint and scrub. We declutter and decorate. Think about “sweat equity” when we work on ourselves. Bringing up the value of our [...]

Introducing: Vibrant health to enjoy your wealth

2018-07-06T11:14:42+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Did you know that 70% of diseases are preventable depending upon lifestyle? We want you to have vibrant health so you can enjoy the fruits of your working years. Without your health, what good is your wealth - just so you can pay for [...]

May 2018

Past Chapters

2018-07-06T11:14:56+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

  From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Press pause.  Where are you in your life right now? Do you have what you need to move forward to where you want to go or are you bogged down with stuff from past chapters in your life? As you decide what’s next, [...]

You weren’t born just to pay bills and die

2018-07-06T11:15:06+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: You weren’t born just to pay bills and die …. what’s your purpose? Many of the coaching clients I’ve worked with are seeking just that, their purpose, whether they are retired, or looking at changing their career. “Purpose … What’s my purpose?” they ask. [...]

Storage – What’s It Costing You?

2018-07-06T11:15:17+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Storage …. Sounds like a great option, doesn’t it? Let’s get this stuff out of here and sort through it when we have time.  The problem is that “someday” never comes, and the decision to pay for storage is typically done when overwhelmed with [...]

April 2018

Clean Sweep

2018-07-06T11:15:27+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Spring is in the air finally here in Minnesota! Even though we’ve had an extended winter this year, it’s a great time to do a clean sweep while you’re waiting for the spring weather to fully blossom. With the extra-long winter we had, as soon [...]

Cabin Fever

2018-07-06T11:16:07+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: It’s been a long winter this year here in Minnesota, but it seems like the end is finally in sight! I've been thinking of getting away to somewhere warm and sunny, even though I’ve already taken 2 trips to Arizona this winter. Seeing a [...]

Retirement – The Busiest Time Of Your Life?

2018-07-06T11:16:19+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I often hear in my office that retirement is the busiest time of life – is that true for you? Recently, I shared a post asking if you’re busy with what you want to be busy with, or have you taken on someone else’s [...]

Go Go, Slow Go or No Go?

2018-07-06T11:16:33+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: Typically when I talk with retirees about retirement they are in one of three categories. Go Go is where they are on the go, just retired, and hitting that bucket list. Whether they’ve just bought the RV and have hit the road for 4 [...]

March 2018

Don’t settle for less in your retirement

2018-07-06T11:16:44+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: When I meet with someone contemplating retirement, I often hear about a fear of losing out. A fear of not having enough. A fear of settling for less in retirement. Yet, they want to retire before it’s too late, before they lose their health. [...]

Watch Out For “One A Day”

2018-07-06T11:16:59+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: When scheduling an appointment with a client recently, I heard from an advisor in Florida who shared the client could not come up with a time of day or even a day that would work. He said to his client, “I thought you called [...]

Help Wanted

2018-07-06T11:17:09+00:00By |Categories: Retirement Coaching|

From the desk of Lori Aufderhar, Summit’s Director of Operations/Retirement Coach: I was recently running through our weekly newspaper and noticed the help wanted ad shown above. There are reasons for the gray divorce trend like the Retired Hubby Syndrome, where the wife says, “He follows me around, micromanages my every move, and he’s grumpy.” [...]