Experience the eternal moment as it flows ever-changing through life’s reach for eternity that appears with a wish and in the breath of a whisper is gone. When we are absorbed in the moment the past flows silent without regret. And the future is but a fraction of the ever-evolving present. Sadly, ‘living in the […]Read more
Having a good sense of yourself, what you have to offer and what your needs are regarding work is a major part in conducting a successful job search. Especially when unemployed, it’s easy to think work is just about making money. Unfortunately, as soon as employed, income typical falls as a motivator and other aspects […]Read more
What if change was beneficial? Going through major changes in our lives can be tricky. We will often find ourselves hanging on to familiar ways of doing things but perhaps those choices no longer work in a new situation. We hang on because it’s the devil we know and because it feels safe. Retirement means […]Read more
Where did yesterday go? For that matter where did this morning go? Perhaps I’m dreaming, but I recall the days when I worked, raised teenagers, went to graduate school, kept house, and packed and prepared food for our family’s every other week-end trek to go skiing. Sometimes I did all of that in one day––and […]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.