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March 3, 2015

Retreat Recipes from NYC Retreat 2015

One of the best parts of our Reboot Your Life Retreats is the food!  We enjoyed warming, healing dishes at our New York City Retreat last week.  See below for recipes so you can enjoy them too!


Lemon Chicken Tagine

Prep time: 40 minutes for 4 people

Utensil: one casserole type pan that can go on your top stove burner


4 Chicken Thighs

350 g onions

220 g preserved olives (we used green ones)

1 preserved lemon

3 garlic cloves

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp turmeric

6 tbsp olive oil

1 pinch pure saffron

1/2 bunch parsley

1/2 bunch cilantro

1/2 cup water



  1. Peel and mince the onions. Peel and crush the garlic 2. in a bowl, mix the garlic, onions, diced lemon, ginger, saffron, turmeric and olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and coat with the mixture.
  2. Place the content in the Tagine or casserole pan, place on the burner and add 1/2 cup water. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the olives, a few strips of preserved lemon and parsley to garnish. Serve hot over rice or couscous.


Zaalouk eggplant with cumin

Preparation: 25 min – for 4 people

Cooking utensils: grill, pan


350 g eggplant

250 g tomatoes

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin



  1. Clean the vegetables. Peel the tomatoes and dice.
  2. Grill the whole eggplant over the fire for 15 minutes. Turning them regularly. Peel eggplant and rice. (Or slice it and grill the slices under the broiler)
  3. Place diced tomatoes and eggplant in the pan. Add the cumin, paprika, garlic, salt and olive oil. Cook for 10 minutes
  4. Serve cold or slightly warm, garnished with chopped parsley.

note: To peel the eggplant easily, place in plastic bag after grilling.


Roasted Veggie Lasagna

Tomato Sauce:

tomatoes (used canned diced, puree plus some whole)

2 green pepper diced

1 large sweet onion diced

6 cloves of garlic

1 bag of fresh spinach

Sauté pepper & onion in olive oil.  Add tomato, garlic and spinach.  Simmer for hours until thick.

Reheat sauce next day before using in lasagna.


Roast veggies separately in 350 degree oven with light olive oil, sea salt & pepper:  sweet onion, red or yellow peppers, broccoli,  zucchini, butternut squash (&/or whatever else sounds good)

In salted water, Boil sheets of fresh lasagna for approx. 3 min (batches of 5 or so – depending on how large sheets are). Should be al dente.

Layer in deep pan:

1)      Sauce

2)      Pasta

3)      Fresh spinach

4)      Roasted veggies

5)      Loosely crumbled slices of mozzarella cheese (I use NO ricotta)

6)      Repeat….

Sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan/Romano on top.

Cover foil lightly  and bake a 350 for 30-40 min or so.  Uncover and bake for 15-20 min or so until bubbly and browned.  Don’t overcook.

This is always best after it sits a day and is reheated.

March 2, 2015

NYC Reboot Retreat 2015 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside, But We’re on Fire with Ideas!

“What a gift to myself!  I am walking away with a clear path to follow my dreams!”

“Trust the process these talented, giving, experienced coaches will lead you on. Your gift will be a safe journey into your next exciting chapter.”

~ NYC Retreat Participants 2015

 As New York City temperatures dropped to 1 degree, a group of hearty explorers were gathered in a warm place for each to plan for the next chapter of their life.

Over a weekend, they talked about their dreams, overcoming obstacles, how to reinvent themselves into something new professionally, and how to pursue personal passions. More time playing piano. Moving to a new city. Combining a fitness routine with volunteering and community service. Stepping in to untangle corporate and other institutional situations. Redefining priorities. How to share life experiences and ideas more broadly.

NYC Retreat RitaWhat an interesting group of men and women! They were diverse in age and background, energized, and wise. Everyone learned so much from each other and offered such great ideas.

The food was delicious homemade gourmet, from Moroccan tagine and eggplant to vegetable lasagna to shepherd’s pie. The views of Central Park were breathtaking, especially when it snowed.

Each of our Reboot Your Life retreats is different. We love doing it and seeing the results as the participants figure out how to shape their futures.

All Four with Easels

January 21, 2015

More Revolutionary Retirement Book-Signings!

We enjoyed a wonderful (and packed!) book-signing event here in NYC hosted by the remarkable Janice Ellig for our book Revolutionary Retirement! 

Her home was full to the brim with wonderful people, and we loved sharing our message of imagining your own personalized visions for retirement.

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Revolutionary Retirement Co-Authors Rita Foley & Jaye Smith at the NYC Book-Signing Event

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NYCJan13 Jaye


Find out more about the book here and about up-coming book-signings and other events here!

October 30, 2014

Successful Book-Signings across the country!

Reboot Partners have been traveling all over the country to share their new book Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for YOU? with readers everywhere. 

Co-author Catherine Allen spoke to Merrill Lynch’s Women’s Exchange Private Wealth Management customers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 24th as part of a half day program on reinventing your life. The program drew from both the Reboot Your Life and Revolutionary Retirement books.

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Back here in New York, co-authors Rita Foley and Jaye Smith presented the book and its research as part of a special seminar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York entitled Revolutionary Retirement: How to start thinking about retirement when you are in your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.  They spoke to a intergenerational crowd about how to plan their own exciting version of retirement or next-chapter planning, no matter their age!

The co-authors are planning many more speaking events and book-signings across the country.  Check out our Events Page to find one near you!

October 18, 2014

October Newsletter – Launching Revolutionary Retirement!

 RR Book CoverWe are thrilled to announce that our new book, Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for YOU? is now available on! It will be available soon in bookstores and other outlets.

Revolutionary Retirement is a comprehensive planning book for retirement that is about lifestyle – how to live the most fulfilling life for the years ahead. It’s way more than financial. The book is a great resource for anyone retiring soon, in the next few years, or already retired. Our extensive research, hundreds of interviews, input from our workshops, and our own life experiences are the foundation for this informative book with its many facts, insights, helpful stories, exercises, and robust appendix.

Topics cover potential concerns and surprises, what you need to know, and so many ideas to explore for continuing to earn money or not. It’s about designing what YOU want. Dream a little and make it happen.

RR Authors Pic All SmilingWe’ve been told by many that Revolutionary Retirement is an easy read and an indispensable tool for Baby Boomers as they approach this next chapter. And here’s what Billy Crystal says: “For anyone thinking of retiring and changing their lives, this is the book for you.”

We are so excited to share what we know and have learned on this important topic and to welcome this book to our body of work. Our dearest hope is that it benefits many, many men and women as they transition to a new chapter of life!