Accept what is, even if you don’t like it. Accept myself, strengths and weakness. Accept the world with all it’s imperfections. Accept growing older-find peace in the wrinkles Acceptance doesn’t mean you stop growing. Acceptance is an interesting concept that is often misinterpreted. Accepting ourselves, for example, doesn’t mean we’ve arrived and we don’t need […]Read more
Paul Newman was an old actor when he died in 2008. He lived a big life until the end. You may not be a wealthy celebrity, but he showed us how successful aging and living seniorhood to the fullest can be for anyone. While old enough to be the parent of the boomer generation, he […]Read more
Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park in the Paradise Coast, as this area is called, in Naples, Florida area. Learn about Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park where it is, what the amenities are, what beachgoers do for fun, hours of operation, pet rules, and interesting tidbits about this west Florida beach town to help you […]Read more
I am an animal lover. My husband and I own three dogs and three cats – all from animal shelters. Our dog Michael died on January 5th at the age of 20 years old. He was my child, my friend, my companion for the 19 years. I adopted Michael from a local shelter when he […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.