I am not good at ironing—my primary philosophy is “first, do no harm.” I try to iron only on rainy days. If there is no rain (and the west and southwest is in the middle of a record drought, so it’s sparse) I just give up and take everything to the laundry. I can’t wait […]Read more
The baby boomer retirement looms ahead for the 77 million post World War II children. Many are surprised by the challenges they face as they make this significant life changes. Not only can money be a concern, but many face obstacles they aren’t prepared. – Loss of identity: The most important people in the world […]Read more
Note that the following discussion is my interpretation and implementation of these steps. I want to share something that works for me and may help you kick-start your morning and welcome each day with a more positive outlook. This is an abridged version as numerous books and many chapters are dedicated to Buddhist teachings which […]Read more
The meerkats troop led us on a fast-paced afternoon foraging trek, finally going through the fence of the Kurumen River Reserve and into a neighboring waterhole area. Since the researcher and I were monitoring their movements and activities and wanted to keep them in sight we decided to follow. We found a spot to climb […]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.