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April 4, 2014

Reboot Your Life on The Three Tomatoes Blog


We are thrilled that Reboot Your Life and Reboot Partner Jaye Smith are featured on The Three Tomatoes Blog – “for fabulous New York City ladies in the prime of their lives” in the first article of a three-part series about Taking a Break!

In the article, Jaye highlights how taking a break is gaining acceptance across the country and features the telltale signs that YOU may be in need of a Reboot Break.

Read the full article here.

February 14, 2014

The Truth about Job Burn-out ~ Psychology Today


We were struck by this article “Non Voyage” on Psychology Today by Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo, authors of Radical Sabbatical.  It makes the strongest case we’ve read about the negative impacts of the American tradition of leaving vacation days unused.  

As the article cites – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans allow an average of 459 million vacation days to expire each year.  You may think – like “Bob” featured in this article – that resisting taking days off is key to your career success, but in fact, it’s proven that that the sleep deprivation and stress that stems from overwork in fact costs companies billions of dollars in lost productivity every year.

Read the full article here and we hope you learn from Bob’s mistakes and start planning for your Reboot Break!

February 6, 2014

NYTimes on the Changing Face of Retirement

As we at Reboot Partners are celebrating our recent successful Reinventing Retirement Retreat and continue our work preparing our new book on Retirement, we can’t help but notice that numerous expert voices are chiming in to agree with our assessment: Baby Boomers are reinventing retirement!

This excellent new article in the New York Times by Abby Ellin cites numerous stories and statistics detailing the ways Baby Boomers are not planning for the same kind of retirement as their parents did – sometimes they stay working out of financial obligation; sometimes out of choice.

Consider the story of Arline Tarte, featured in the article, who retired officially at the age of 71 from her job in commercial printing, only to get a real estate license and rejoin the work force a few year later as a broker.  “It was boring,” Arline is quoted as saying about her time not working.  We heard from our Reinventing Retirement Retreat participants so many exciting plans for their time off – income-earning and non – that we are thrilled to be a part of helping Boomers everywhere create their most satisfying retirement possible.

January 20, 2014

Sabbaticals for Women in the Military

AP Photo

AP Photo

We were fascinated to see this article by the Associated Press detailing a new program the military is experimenting with to offer officers a year-long sabbatical.

The time off is “an intermission period to meet their personal needs,” says Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, the Army’s deputy chief of staff.  The focus with the sabbatical program is to especially enable midcareer female officers to take necessary time off for family while still maintaining their position in the military ranks – a plan that worked for Navy pilot Valerie Overstreet (pictured).

If the fledging  program gets full approval, we will have to add the military to our ever-growing list of Organizations Who Get It!

January 16, 2014

Reboot Partners in The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch

A follow up to our special Wall Street Journal article from December, Co-Author Rita Foley was interviewed by Anne Tergesen for ENCORE“A Blog about Living in and Planning for Retirement”, part of WSJ’s Market Watch.  


Reboot Partner Rita Foley

Rita shares her personal story of taking four career breaks as well as incredible tips about planning for a year off at any stage of your career:

We tell people not to book up too much of their time. There is no right answer, but don’t over-plan. Leave some time for things to unfold. I say this because during a gap year, you can rediscover yourself.

Read the full article here.