Our educational system teaches us rational thinking, to analyze data and come to a decision. But that’s only a small part of the thinking process. Any new breakthroughs in science, product development, marketing, or any other area where a problem needs to be solved are found through the creative process. The breakthroughs are not […]Read more
Ed. Note: Where to Retire shares desired destinations for those wishing to relocate after retirement. Provided by author Warren R. Bland, these summaries offer a quick overview of the most desired retirement communities. Blessed by a year-round water supply, fertile soil and a mild, sunny climate, the beautiful valley of San Luis Obispo was an […]Read more
Born in 1928, Anne Sexton was known especially for strongly confessional poetry and received a Pulitzer in 1967. The themes in her work focus on Sexton’s battle with depression and mental illness (today’s doctors believe she was bi-polar), but they have so much to offer us, and are definitely worth reading. Transformations is my favorite […]Read more
Adapted from: ©Amazing Grays – A Womanʼs Guide to Makingthe Next 50 the BEST 50 (Regardless of your hair color!) The 5 keys to get the life you want begin with looking at your life in new ways. As we age and move into new possibilities, it’s important to know what we value – now. […]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.