An old friend and I have always loved the pithy phrase, the smart quote, clever words of advice, the aphorism, the epigram. We collected them, put them in books and sent them to each other. Recently, I’ve spent time reviewing bits and pieces gathered over the years. As we grow older, some words that seemed […]Read more
Ed Note: Have you had to overcome obstacles in your life? Author Lynne Klippel share tales of tragedy and redemption in her new book Overcomers, Inc: True Stories of Hope, Courage and Inspiration. What inspired you to be a contributing author in Overcomers, Inc.? The idea for Overcomers, Inc. came to me in a dark […]Read more
From its beginnings as a resort city offering curative waters to its continued growth thanks to military bases and high-tech and service industries, Colorado Springs is and seems likely to remain Colorado’s second largest city. Its beautiful setting at the foot of the Front Range and its many amenities make it an attractive place for […]Read more
I recently took employment tests with a governmental entity that shall remain nameless. (I actually like testing; it always seems like big a puzzle to solve.) Candidates were directed to a testing center where one woman checked them in, and a crabbier, less friendly person you never want to meet. The woman never cracked a […]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.