The Black Dog

I’d like to talk about death, grief and loss. We don’t usually do that, do we? Too uncomfortable, awkward, messy…scary. Last Sunday, NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge featured an interview with Meghan O’Rourke, author of the essay Good Grief for the Critic-at-Large column in the New Yorker Magazine. ( O’Rourke explained that when […]

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It’s Not Used, It’s Vintage

I have had people stop me in the hall and tell me how nice I look, and ask where I buy clothes. When I admit to shopping a lot at Goodwill, they are surprised—but you can find great clothing and accessories at second hand stores for very little money if you’re willing to rummage. (My […]

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Unstuffing Freezers and Pantries

Do you have enough food in your pantry and or freezer to feed a small town for six months to a year?  Are you a pantry or freezer over stuffer or do you know someone who is?  If a disaster ever happens do you know the home to go to with the overflowing pantry so […]

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Movie Review – Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Before watching the 2008 film, Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, (a part of the PBS American Masters series, available through Netflix or for purchase through Amazon), the list of things I didn’t know about Annie Leibovitz would fill this space. It’s simpler to tell the list of things I knew: • Annie Leibovitz is […]

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RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to Retirement

RetireWOW 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. welcomes the baby boomers generation when it’s your time to prepare to retire. Explore the website, make comments, ask questions of the experts, and join in our teleclasses. Our goal is to get you informed and involved in the finest of adult living.

Life Planning

By 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.