Recently I caught up with Michelle, my previous ex-supervisor from my corporate job. We met up over lunch at Orchard on a weekday and I was so surprised to see her dressed in her yoga attire. In my back of my mind I were wondering, is she not working??

It turned out that she retired last year (at 48! Really?) and is now enjoying her life at a leisurely, relaxed pace while doing what she loves. She goes for yoga classes 3-4x a week, taking good care of her health, does healthy cooking at home and travelling occasionally with her family.

Michelle’s Story

Michelle spent bulk of her career with a local MNC and worked her way up the ranks to management level. The job paid reasonably well, but the intense work load and increasing pressure eventually caused a negative impact on her health.

It came to a point …