Sonoma Gardens and Food

As a continuation of my exploration of communities with both wonderful botanic gardens and excellent recreational cooking schools, I thought I’d look at the beautiful Sonoma area, one of my favorites in California. Opened in 2004, Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma ( feature a series of walk-through areas designed by landscape architects. Each designer was given […]

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Hunting For Dinosaur Fossils and Footprints

In the urban environment of Arlington, Texas we were excavating the lower part of a ridge within sight of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for fossils of dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles and other life forms that lived about 95 million years ago near the shores of an ancient sea. This was the first full day for the […]

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Is Your Spouse an Addict?

Retirement is supposed to be a time of fun and joy for a couple. Even the strongest of relationships go through changes during the transition into retirement. For some people, being retired results in feelings of isolation, boredom and loss of meaning. Many spouses ignore or deny symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse prior to […]

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Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 3

Read: Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 1 Know Where You’re Going: Job Search Over 50 Part 2 Many job searchers are reluctant to reach out to people they haven’t talked to in years. Don’t let that stop you. They haven’t contacted you either. The number success key to find a job […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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. welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.

Life Planning

By 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.