Many children get their first mechanical experience working on a bicycle. If you have mechanical ability, it can be used to help the people in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala. Largely descendents of the Mayans, these people are developing sustainability using pedal power or “Bicimaquinas,” which converts old bicycles to power small appliances, such as a […]Read more
I remember my godmother only smoked occasionally. I always thought if I smoked once in awhile, it wouldn’t be bad for me. I had quick smoking for a number of months when my husband and I went on vacation to Costa Rica. We were having cocktails on our balcony overlooking a beautiful pond and I […]Read more
Presume you are free to float above stereotyped childlike notions of beauty as you imagine yourselves naked in each other’s arms and relishing the teasing nature of touch. We will now distract your mood with detail. For our sexual surrogate business we have a massage table designed to make a clientcomfortable while lying face down. […]Read more
When I was a child stumbling through puberty I tripped on a novel considered daringly erotic for the time: A story of two lovers separated by caste and joined by passion. The man was a laborer, tough and callused; his lover a lady, silky and tender. He cherished the feel of her honeyed skin, but […]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.