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Don't Retire, Refire Podcast

Jan 31, 2019

Ross shares his wisdom which is drawn from a history of helping others in the worst of situation - murder, massacres, traumas.  He has seen the worst, and best of human nature.  His experience is that most people will experience a sense of emptiness at retirement. We can feel that we are no longer doing useful things, we can feel disconnected and purposeless. He goes on to point out that this is perfectly normal. However, such symptoms can easily be 'clinicalised' into misleading signs of depression in need of medication.  The impact of such medication is a numbing out the patient which can rob us of the discomfort and impetus to make change happen. Ross goes on to talk about the benefit of take the focus of ourselves and onto others, doing random acts of kindness on a regular daily basis, and its impact on the givers sense of usefulness and wellbeing. Lastly he talks about the value of developing a new "refire" mindset with childlike curiosity might enables us to explore new ways creating meaning, new ways of being useful, new ways of connecting to others. Basically, becoming a new human with purpose, and values worth standing for. Ross can be contacted on