This was my second Earthwatch expedition with Oscar, paleontologist and Principal Investigator, from Universidad Natcional Autonoma de Mexico. I first joined him on FOSSILS OF THE SIERRA MADRE at Tecolatlan, southwest of Guadalajara, in 2005, where I learned to recognize the fossil bones of mammals that lived 1.5 to 5 million years ago during the […]Read more
Part of the retirement transition is taking stock of your life and planning what you want to do with the time you have left. Almost fifteen years ago, 100 Things to do Before You Die was published. In this book, authors Dave Freeman and Neil Teplica highlight events that should be on everyone’s bucket list. […]Read more
What do watching birds in the jungles of Costa Rica, digging for artifacts in islands of the Caribbean and traveling to Australia to reintroduce native animals to the outback have in common?For Warren Stortroen, these are just three of the fifty-seven (yes, you read correctly – 57) expeditions he’s been on with Earthwatch.org since retiring […]Read more
We’ve all heard people saying this but do you realize this is an opportunity for a business? Serving a busy customer could be just the thing needed to make your retirement business a success. Most two-earner families just don’t have the time or energy to do many of the things that they think would be […]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.