For the generation who invented the sexual revolution, you’d think the boomers would have solved the mysteries of love. Not so. They’re just as confused and confounded as they were in the days of free love. Where to turn for advice?We are pleased to have an interview with the Dating Goddess who has written 13 [...]Read more
There may be end runs in football, but not in spirituality. Even when spiritual insights are brilliant and true, they cannot erase the big psychological issues that confront us. In Finding Heaven Here, I proposed a fourfold map of the religious psyche.The Quadrants were: 1. Divinity: no self/pure consciousness/divine Self; 2. Heaven on Earth: the [...]Read more
The University of Texas at Austin is the largest university in the nation and a major center of scientific research. It has attracted remarkable academic talent to Austin, served as a catalyst for high-tech industrial development and helped transform a formerly provincial and conservative city into a cosmopolitan, environmentally aware and progressive one. For decades, [...]Read more
Reading the Sunday paper recently, there was column from a parent asking when it is appropriate to help adult children. In this case, both son and daughter in-law were unemployed. Their landlord was going to sell the house they were living and they won’t have a place to stay. The parent who wrote in had [...]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 it better.