I recently read a short newspaper article entitled, “The ‘mid-life crisis’ of sixty-somethings.” It cited a survey by Dr. Oliver Robinson (no relation!) from the University of Greenwich finding fully a third of men and women reported a “developmental” crisis in their sixties. I thought to myself, “Duh!” When you examine the sheer number of […]Read more
Are You Confused? Good! Contrary to what you have been told, confusion can be a positive state of mind. Sometimes, discombobulating events or circumstances can show us the places in our lives where we are outgrowing the old and calling for the new. Huh?! Just as in my previous post where I spoke about the […]Read more
When Nancy Irwin decided to return to school at age 42 to get her Ph.D. in psychology, she was surprised by the reaction of many. “I can’t believe you’re doing this at your age,” was a typical response. As a way to counteract what people were saying, Nancy decided to start gathering stories of others […]Read more
I worked in television, advertising and marketing for over 30 years. In television I worked as a promotional writer/producer, then as an advertising and promotion director, as a program director, and finally as a station manager. After having traveled around the country (mostly in Atlanta, Detroit and Boston), I decided to get married and […]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.