Does Physical Activity Improve Mental Functioning?

By now, you know that physical activity is not only important, but also critical to a healthy body. Did you know that exercise also improves mental functioning? Because it’s more difficult to measure mental improvement, researchers have been reluctant to tout the brain benefits of physical activity. According to the Harvard Medical Review, researchers have […]

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Earthwatch Ocean Adventures: Coastal Ecology-Part 9

We grabbed our snorkeling equipment and the ice chests with lunch fixings and followed the research scientists down the trail to a sandy cove on the Atlantic side of Long Island. As we rounded a corner we were greeted by a circle of beautiful dark blue water at one end of the cove! It was […]

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Recycled Bicycles Have New Life in Guatemala

Many children get their first mechanical experience working on a bicycle. If you have mechanical ability, it can be used to help the people in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala. Largely descendents of the Mayans, these people are developing sustainability using pedal power or “Bicimaquinas,” which converts old bicycles to power small appliances, such as a […]

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Smoking Harmful Even in Small Doses

I remember my godmother only smoked occasionally. I always thought if I smoked once in awhile, it wouldn’t be bad for me. I had quick smoking for a number of months when my husband and I went on vacation to Costa Rica. We were having cocktails on our balcony overlooking a beautiful pond and I […]

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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.
RetireWOW.com 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.