In a time of thanksgiving, it’s normal to feel gratitude for the good in our life. Rarely do we take the opportunity to be thankful for both the good and bad times. Why should I be thankful for the difficulties in my life you might ask? After the tragedy of 9/11, many people took the […]Read more
As many as 80 percent of patients with heart disease fail to follow diet advise a year after their heart attack. This is according to Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D. author of Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease. Dr Brill believes the number one reason people don’t follow […]Read more
When I was just starting to coach in retirement life planning, I talked to two friends who were preparing to retire. I asked both what they planned to do the first few months of retirement and both responded with “cleaning out closets.” At the time, I thought that was strange, but since then, I’ve realized […]Read more
The idea of communal living grew during the sixties and seventies. They started to decline in the eighties according to Laird Schaub, the executive secretary of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. As baby boomers research where and how to live as they reach retirement age, many are returning to the concept of communal living. The […]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.