Last weekend, I watched this appealing movie for a second time. When the film was originally released in 2011, reviews were not very good. I attribute that to the movie having no exploding cars or car chases, no sex other than one funny kiss, no cursing, and no violence. What it does have is intelligence, […]Read more
Age Wave in conjunction with Harris Interactive polled members of four generations; the silent generation (born prior to 1946), older baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955), younger baby boomers (born between 1956 and 1964, Gen X’s (born between 1965 and 1975 and Millennials (born between 1976 and 1988) to gauge their feelings about retirement […]Read more
Contemplative awareness and mystical experience are master processes that can serve as a spiritual gyroscope for the spiritual journey. With these processes well practiced, we are in a good position to take advantage of the freedoms of aging — retirement, the empty nest, lack of social demands that we conform to specific roles. In many […]Read more
“Over 90 and Loving It” is a PBS documentary airing around the country. The ‘stars’ share their sage advice about growing older. * Never Stop Working. “I have been active all my life. I surprise myself with what I can do and I feel really good about it. I just want to continue as long […]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.