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Reinventing Your Career After 50

Carl Reiner, the 95-year-old comedian, writer, actor, and director, likes to say “Every morning … I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section, and see if I’m listed. If I’m not, I have my breakfast.” In a recent HBO special, If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, Reiner challenges perceptions about what it […]


Staying in the Game Past 50

Man fixing his tie

Do you feel you’ve exceeded your career shelf-life? Do you wonder how to get your message across when the recruiter interviewing you is half your age? You are not alone. As we live longer and healthier lives, retiring at the traditional age of 65 is no longer the desire of many baby boomers who want […]


Cook For Your Life | How Cooking and Cancer Inspired My Career Change

In the New York of the early 90s, I lost many of my friends to AIDS. I cooked and cared for one of them during the last six months of his life. It was an incredible experience that I am grateful for. It taught me two things: the value of service, and not to be […]


From Idea to Action | Stephen Ritz on growing an organization, a community, and greens

Stephen Ritz, Green Bronx Machine

In May, a colleague of mine and I attended the ribbon cutting event for the National Health and Wellness Learning Center in the Bronx. This is the first center of its kind and is part of the Green Bronx Machine programming. Between attending the event, learning more about the Green Bronx Machine, and checking out […]