Adult Children

What Does “Help” Really Look Like for Adult Children?

What does “help” really look like? Cathy Severson wrote about when to help our adult kids. As a therapist, I am frequently confronted with that and similar questions. I’m going to address the “how” of helping, but first, an easier question: Why do we want to help them? The answers include: We want to help […]

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How to Say No

Years ago, I got caught up in too many outside activities. During this period, I was assistant secretary of a community organization that planned a yearly event, the secretary of a creative group that held a yearly contest, a member of an artist’s co-operative, attended classes, acted in community theater, and wrote publicity articles for […]

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As Baby Boomers Age, Could this Happen to You?

Randi Destefano, ASID, CAPS shares her personal story about homes that  don’t work.  It finally happened! The need for me to put into practice what I’ve been helping my design clients do for the last few years. But unfortunately, it’s too late. Are you wondering what I’m talking about? Hint, it’s more important as baby […]

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Passion for Sustainability Leads to Retirement Work

Gina Murphy-Darling found her passion and purpose doing what she loves in her retirement work. She loves being Mrs. Green. Gina’s passion for saving the planet morphed into more than she ever expected– a website, radio show, e-newsletter, active Facebook and Twitter accounts, and now a short TV clips. Before begin her adventures with Mrs. […]

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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.