After a second Bilby [Earthwatch] expedition I had about a week of free time, so took the bus to Melbourne to see the countryside, and booked a tour on The Wayward Bus along the Great Coast Road back to Adelaide. Then, the next morning I met the other volunteers for a short hop on Emu […]Read more
I seem to be on a bit of a rant about art and its role in our lives and in the world. (See “Who is the Artist” and “Creativity takes Courage”). If you’re a musician, a painter, a writer, a craftsperson, a designer, I’m sure you’ve had someone ask you exactly that question, or something […]Read more
Ed. Note: Unbiased travel reviews are a valued aspect of the Internet. Cabo San Lucas is either the exquisite place where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez or it’s the end of the line down the long road through the Baja Peninsula. Either way, Cabo San Lucas reviews often highlight the contrasts. When […]Read more
Originally an army post on the western frontier, Fort Collins emerged in the late 20th century as one of Colorado’s principal educational, commercial and industrial centers. The city has a relaxed atmosphere that reflects its residents’ preference for a less frenetic lifestyle than found in some other Colorado Piedmont cities, resulting in a desirable location […]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.