New book rediscovers how to live expansive life at retirement

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Maureen Cochram, Clare Eacott offer readers ‘The Drive Home’

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“The Drive Home” imparts to readers a new sense of possibilities, hope and purpose for this stage of life.

Maureen Cochram and Clare Eacott bring to the literary limelight a new book featuring “The Drive Home: A New Map for Retirement” (published by Xlibris AU). Enthralling, entertaining and evocative, this book captures the concerns of many who are entering retirement stage with candor and insight and reclaims this phase as catalyst to renew and transform one’s self and life.

“The Drive Home” shares the authors’ conversations that explore their experiences of transitioning in retirement, encompassing everything from daily living to deep reflections. With honesty and compassion, they share their journey from scarcity to an expansive experience of life. Their story is a disarmingly frank and at times hilarious journey through the first three years of retirement. Rather than diminish, they discover life expanding as a whole new reality of retirement emerged for them.

“This book is a unique conversation between two people who are at the very beginning of the retirement transition and share: the reasons why they both felt that it was impossible for them to continue in their careers, the catalysts for finally making the decision, the exploration of this new unknown territory without the structure of work, busting the myths around money, happiness and personal worth, and the rediscovery that life at any stage is all about fulfilling needs for certainty, variety, contribution, creativity, connection, growth and significance,” the authors point out.

“The Drive Home” imparts to readers a new sense of possibilities, hope and purpose for this stage of life. Cochram and Eacott share: “We want the reader to know that they are not alone, to feel encouraged by our experiences to reclaim their life on their own terms in retirement.”

“The Drive Home”
By Maureen Cochram and Clare Eacott
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 222 pages | ISBN 9781514498293
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 222 pages | ISBN 9781514498286
E-Book | 222 pages | ISBN 9781514498279
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Maureen Cochram was born in South Australia and now lives in Fleurieu Peninsula. After a career in education including numerous appointments as school principal and superintendent, she has established her own business as a transition coach and mentor. She is a professional accredited retirement coach. She is also the author of a book of poetry, “Acceptance – caring for others, caring for ourselves.” She is the mother of two sons and a daughter, and the grandmother of five young children. Her current interests include family history research, gardening, reading, walking, writing, volunteering on community boards and enjoying time with family and friends.

Clare Eacott lives near the sea on the south coast of Adelaide. She worked as a children’s librarian and library manager before changing direction and moving into knowledge management and public policy. She is passionate about the power of stories and storytelling and as a member of the Adelaide-based group Amaranth, has contributed to their new CD of Indian folk tales. When not walking with Rosie Bulldog, she loves reading, writing, travelling, gardening, motor bike riding, volunteering and spending time with family and friends. She has a son and daughter and is now a grandmother of two girls and a boy.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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