As I surf the web on aging, I am amazed by the imbalance between inner- and outer-focused websites. Inner-focused sites address the feelings, meaning and personal struggles of aging. Outer sites address practical issues like financial planning, the diseases of aging, physical and cognitive changes, mental health problems, retirement destinations, nursing homes, anti-aging strategies, beauty […]Read more
Shadows of Shame As burgeoning adults, whenever we had a relatively private corner, orgasm was waiting. Coming took less time than going back to the reality of shadow-less sunlight. This was the teaching world of sexual dysfunction. Sex was quick and guilty and the ashes of shame lingered. Guilt loves sex and often makes our […]Read more
The first stop on Rhone River Cruise with Grand Circle Cruise Line was the ancient town of Arles. A compact, walkable city, Arles dates back to the 7th century BC. It’s such an interesting blend of different periods of history all fused together. The first thing we did after leaving the ship was pass through […]Read more
A client had a great interview recently. As she told me about how she nailed it, her voice was filled with an enthusiasm and passion I hadn’t heard from her in a long time. How can she capitalize on the emotional high she’s feeling? Of course, you know that it’s important to follow an interview […]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.