In the car, mostly I listen to NPR. If it isn’t on All Things Considered, Marketplace, or Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, I’m probably not going to hear it. I rarely listen to music on the radio; instead, I carry CDs and play my favorite artists. By the time you get to my age, you […]Read more
We are in a youth oriented culture and the images we see in magazines and the characters on TV are not typically middle aged. Many women feel overwhelmed trying to look stylish in middle age. It can be hard to find any role models outside our intimate circles of family and friends from which to […]Read more
When I was a little girl, my aunt gave me a book called “Around the World in 80 Days.” Well I just finished “exploring the world in 9 hours!” What an enjoyable way to spend a cold, rainy afternoon and evening. How did I do it? I logged in to the “Explore the World” section […]Read more
I’ve traveled a lot, and there are a tremendous number of destinations that I have enjoyed. But the travel destination that changed everything was Australia. I had actually gone to Australia with the idea of changing. I’d spent many years in the corporate world, successfully climbing the corporate ladder, but I had recently decided that […]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.