Having a Life After Making a Living

Non-Fiction - Retirement
270 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2017
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Author Biography

I’ve been fortunate to work at what I love to do to help people have their best life possible. I’m presently in my third career as a professional speaker, workshop leader and author, focused on helping pre- and present retirees plan a meaningful and fulfilling second half of life. I recently wrote Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. I also advise corporations and business services on how to prepare their employees and clients with meaningful advice about retirement and aging. For 25 years I provided services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior,
and was a professional speaker through my own business. During the preceding 10 years, I enjoyed my work as an award-winning public relations professional. My first book Wiser Ways to Work: From Making a Living to Having a Life has been recently updated and has a new cover. I’ve written many articles for newspapers and magazines, and hosted a Cable TV interview talk show with business professionals. I’m an active member of my community and Rotary Club.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

REVivement: Having a Life After Making a Living: An Uplifting Interactive Guide to Invigorate Your Later Years by Gloria Dunn-Violin is a useful tool to all those readers who are looking forward to life after fifty. The author uses the term "revivement" instead of retirement for the latter half of life, and gives insight into new ideas, lifestyles, and research to support revivement. The exercises at the end of the book also support the revivement journey, and they can be done either independently or in a group where everyone can support each other in completing and activating the exercises. All the tips and techniques in the book help one to have a satisfying and fulfilling life.

The author chooses a relevant topic and gives it a new meaning by encouraging readers to reinvent and reinvigorate that phase of their lives, find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment, learn new scientific research and practices for longevity, overcome ageism, and unearth and activate dreams of long ago. The book gives readers who are in the latter phase of life hope and zest to live. The author keeps it simple and her suggestions can be easily practiced and give a new way to live and create the best life possible. Her desire to change the old concept of retiring - which kind of gives the impression of being over and done - to a new and fulfilling concept of revivement, which is to redesign our futures as we revive ourselves and move forward so that we can enjoy our revivement journey, is what makes this book a must-read.