Eibhlin (“Eileen”) MacIntosh shares her favorite less traveled destinations in New England. I’m 59 years old and I’ve traveled a lot. On of the best less traveled destinations is Portland, Maine. I grew up in New England and I know that people drive right past Portland all the time. Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, it […]Read more
Art enables us to lose ourselves and find ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton My youngest sister doesn’t think she’s an artist because she can’t draw very well. She once drew a duck with four legs (which, I’m sorry to say, we often tease her about). That is not a lack of artistic talent, […]Read more
Without hesitation, top travel destinations are worth the time and money to discover them. I’m a travel blogger that has visited Victoria Falls, the Great Barrier Reef, gone on Safari in South Africa and countless other destinations. FoxNews.com selected on of my recommendations for top places to travel in 2011 this past January. Here’s why […]Read more
For those who love gardening it will come as little surprise to learn that such activity is now being used for therapeutic purposes. Horticulture as therapy has come into vogue. Why did it take so long, one might ask. In any case, people being trained to work with the elderly, and particularly those diagnosed with […]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.