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Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Boston, Massachusetts
Are you a baby boomer or older who wants to create a meaningful life after you leave your mid-years' occupation? I help active, motivated people do just that. I'm a certified life and career coach specializing in the over-50 generation transitioning into what used to be called... Full Bio
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THe Longevity Revolution: Work More or Play More? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health You've heard of "the longevity revolution?" Does it give you hope and excitement to think of living a long, healthy, productive life...or does it make you cringe, imagin ... Read on »
Is Writing a Book Your 2nd Act..or 3rd or 4th? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health What are you going to do when you grow up? You have your mid-years life all figured out...You're feeling competent about what you do in the world, know that you've affec ... Read on »
(Probably Not) George Carlin Rants About Aging by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This comes to us via Joanne Hadlock to the Life Planning Network, a dedicated group of people who provides a range of life planning services for people entering their "bonus ... Read on »
Become a More Effective Caregiver by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Are you a caregiver to an elderly or disabled relative or friend? Might that occur down the road for you or your partner? I interviewed Pamela Pope of the Pope Instit ... Read on »
Take Health Care Information Access Out of the Dark Age and Into the Web Age by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Do you make travel plans online? How about shifting money from 1 fund to another? Or, booking tickets for Bonnie Raitt? But, if you want to find out the results of your las ... Read on »
What's Your Social Security IQ? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Are you confused about how and when to apply for social security? Or about what Medicare really provides and what it costs? You have good reason to be confused. There's l ... Read on »
Community Colleges Need to Cater to Baby Boomers' Retraining for Next Career by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health "Greedy geezers" or "a wellspring of talent"? asks journalistMarc Parry in a recent article about baby boomers facing retirement and wanting a new career. The media ha ... Read on »
Life Renewment Groups for Retiring Career Women by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Are you a professional career woman thinking of leaving the post you've put your heart and soul into? Do you think you might be falling off a precipice when you do? Helen ... Read on »
Finding Nirvana in a Stroke with Jill Nolte Taylor by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Harvard neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor had a massive stroke in her 30s, almost a decade ago. The stroke took her left brain functioning offline within a few hours, and ... Read on »
Free Yourself From Your Mind, Says Eckhart Tolle by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Are you more interested in your soul these days? What's that about, getting older? And wiser? I've been taken with the messages of Eckhart Tolle, so well publicized lately i ... Read on »
Blogging Your Heart Away for Mind Fitness and Making New Friends by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Have you always thought you had a lot to say? Do you have a book lurking within you? Do you want to leave a legacy to your grandchildren of the memories, ideas, and insp ... Read on »
Do You Know When It's Time to Leave Your Mid-Year's Career? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health When you talk about retiring, do you say you plan to retire in five years? Have you been saying you plan to retire in five years for five (or more) years? You're not alone ... Read on »
What's Your Encore Career Going to Be? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A new MetLife/Civic Ventures-sponsored survey finds that Americans ages 44-70 are already working in "encore" careers in large numbers and an additional 45% want to do s ... Read on »
Do You Know Where Your Spouse is (Going to Be When You Retire)? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health " Can We Talk?" a Wall Street Journal article, published in September of 2007, asks if couples are talking with each other about their retirement plans. The author mentions ... Read on »
Working After "Retirement," the Boomers' Preference by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health What are all the baby boomers going to do after "retirement," given that 71% of them declared that they're going to continue working? The Wall Street Journal's Marketwat ... Read on »
"Youthening" Rather Than Aging by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health We all know people who are botoxing, liposuctioning, and facelifting to appear young forever. Ronda Beaman in You're Only Young Twice: 10 Do-Overs to Reawaken Your Spir ... Read on »
Change the World With Your Thoughts by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Boomers and beyond have said in polls that they are more and more interested in creating meaning, in discovering their purpose, in giving back to the world. So, have you con ... Read on »
Stay Put in Your House Regardless of Age or Mobility of You or Your Frail Parents by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health According to a 2000 AARP study, 71% of baby boomers over age 45 declared they want to stay put, not move to Florida or Costa Rica. So, how is the building industry respondin ... Read on »
Are You an Internet-Savvy 60+? by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health How many of your friends do not use the Internet? How does this affect your relationship with them? For me, I'm less apt to get in touch, because it's so much harder to ... Read on »
Smart Women Don't Retire - They Break Free by Dr. Karma K. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Another testimony to the value of support groups for people going through transitions. Here's a new book, called Smart Women Don't Retire - They Break Free, written by Gail ... Read on »