Guest Contributors

From time to time Olderhood will add Guest Contributors to our resident writing team. Each Guest Contributor will be selected based on their personal expertise in a critical aspect of the third journey, sustainability of theme, writing style and adherence to Olderhood standards of content. If you are interested in becoming a Guest Contributor please send an e-mail to Please tell us a little about yourself and what you are interested in writing about.

List of Guest Contributors

Beth Hollis, Bermuda –  BHSc., MPT, CKTP

Beth completed her Bachelor of honors in Health Sciences (BHSc) at Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario. This was followed by her Masters degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) at Western University London, Ontario. Beth is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Beth has been working on the wards and in the out-patient Physiotherapy department at KEMH for the last 4 years, and is looking forward to bringing her wide range of knowledge and skills to Ocean Rock Wellness, Ltd. Beth makes giving back to the community a priority. She recently became Deputy Chair of the Bermuda Physiotherapy Association (BPA) after completing four years as their Educational Officer. Beth also sits on the Board of Physiotherapists, always supporting and advocating for her profession. Her passion for learning is closely mirrored by her passion for teaching. Beth has also completed certifications in acupuncture and yoga, and weaves those skills throughout her practice.


pat doylePatricia West Doyle, Cincinnati OH –   Innovation Consultant, Retirement Life Coach, Blogger

Pat retired in 2014, after 32 years in a Corporate environment as a product innovator and workaholic. Given the retirement was earlier than expected, the only thing that she had planned was the financial side of things.   So she took her innovation skills and applied them to herself. Her blog (also on wordpress) captures her ongoing transition from workaholic to living in Olderhood. Today Pat has a highly diverse life portfolio – innovation consulting, retirement life coaching, and lots of living. She currently resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her (also retired) husband and dog, but spends many


Caroline Shola Arewa, London, U.K. –

Shola4 - head Shoulder smallWellness Coach, Yoga Teacher, Humanistic Psychologist and Author, Caroline Shola Arewa has transformed lives worldwide for 30 years with her pioneering and awarding winning work. She has five published books and writes for health and lifestyle magazines. Shola is also the health columnist for Wings Airline Magazine and is featured in the internationally acclaimed film Yogawoman. As a specialist in Energy and Lifestyle Medicine, Shola has developed a powerful, way of supporting people to restore health and make major lifestyle shifts. She founded Energy 4 Life wellness coaching  offering people the opportunity to get their Energy back and Life on track.


Naomi Schroter, Bermuda

naomi schroterNaomi is a successful career activist who has adhered to her own advice to “Do what you love and the money will follow”. Over the past four decades she has lived in Toronto, London and Bermuda and has embraced the roles of fashion model, secondary school teacher, fashion lecturer, cosmetic consultant trainer, employment trainer, career guidance counselor, Master of Education graduate, Employee Training and Development officer, Manager of Bermuda Training & Employment Services, Bermuda Learning Solutions Consultant and currently, Retirement Lifestyle and Wellness Coach.  Retirement for Naomi has been an on-going series of next chapters in a life filled with variety devoted to helping people achieve their own career / life goals.


Rico Dilello, Ontario, Canada –

rico dilelloRico graduated from university with a degree in Economics. Started his own business recycling wooden pallets & skids. After twenty years, Rico sold the business and started a second career as a financial advisor. Officially retired in 2005, however convinced his fellow advisors to put money into an investment



Bob Ritzema, Michigan-

Trained as a clinical psychologist, Bob had a career as a psychotherapist and teacher of psychology. He resigned from his post as Professor of Psychology at Methodist University in 2012, when he was 64, to return to Michigan and help his parents. His father died in September, 2014, and Bob now divides his time between Michigan and North Carolina. He maintains small psychology practices in each state. He blogs at Beyond Halfway.


Bob Lowry, Scottsdale Arizona-

Bob Lowry - Satisfying Retirement

Bob Lowry – Satisfying Retirement

After a career in radio that included stints as a DJ, program director, and consultant to over 200 stations, Bob retired in 2001 at the age of 52. He publishes the Satisfying Retirement blog, is the author of two books, and has been featured in the 65 Things You Can Do book series. He and his wife of 37 years live in Scottsdale, AZ.


Sheena Storie, Bermuda –

ssSheena is a grandmother of four children ranging in age from 2 months to 6 years. During her lifetime career as an educator, she was a learning support teacher to children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia.

As Author of The Granny Blog*, Sheena draws on her traditional Scottish upbringing and values, as she relates the real life challenges of being a modern Gran to four active youngsters. Her entertaining writing combines a keen sense of wit and honesty as she navigates the adventures of family life, and offers advice regarding the shepherding of grandkids in today’s complex world.

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