Keep a Gratitude Journal

I began to keep a gratitude journal several years ago – Oprah said I should. And she, as she often is, was right. In my own life, it seemed to be more automatic to go to the problem, work on a solution, – to just do something. But taking time to just watch my life […]

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Travel for the Older Adult Part I

Because Billy and I were able to retire early, we have been on the road meandering through continents for two decades. ( While we like to think of ourselves as spry, flexible and ready to take on the world, truth is, we are no longer twenty or thirty years old. Travel for the older adult […]

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Working 3rd World Children

One of the things Billy and I notice in our travels is how involved children are in providing for themselves or in bringing income to the home. Family businesses, no matter what they are, will find children right on the scene, contributing or growing up along side. There’s no need for a baby sitter and […]

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Where to Retire: Ithaca, New York

Home to Cornell University since 1865 and Ithaca College since 1931, Ithaca is a very small place. But thanks to its institutions of higher learning and its lovely Finger Lakes Region surroundings, it boasts more culture, recreation and services than many major metropolitan centers. It is arguably New York’s best small town with an active […]

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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.