Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is thinking through what you want your life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity. With the core of your own values, strengths, motivations, and interests, exploring all these domains helps you craft … Continue reading Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

Exploring Domains for a Retirement Lifestyle Vision

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is spending time to envision what you want your retirement life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework.  These domains are: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth (Generativity), Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, and Finances/Prosperity.  In my Retirement Transition book (link here), I’ve included questions … Continue reading Exploring Domains for a Retirement Lifestyle Vision

Thinking Inspired by We Are All Perfectly Fine

I posted not too long ago about not sharing the books I've read.  But when a book inspires deeper self-discovery, I have often summarized the thinking it inspired.  This post covers some of the thinking inspired by Jillian Horton’s memoir We Are All Perfectly Fine. I don't often read memoirs, preferring my books to be more … Continue reading Thinking Inspired by We Are All Perfectly Fine

Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

The last phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here) is REFINE. My Retirement Transition Process - based on Innovation Design Thinking For me, the Retirement Transition process has been an ongoing process. Life is a series of transitions, and retirement life is no different!  The Refine Phase is a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

Do I go in a new direction with my blog?

Even though I've just gone through a major transition in my retirement, I've started to wonder if I should change the direction of my blog! Many of the bloggers whom I follow have started to go heavily into prompted posts and challenges.   They will do monthly posts on books read, things cooked, what they are … Continue reading Do I go in a new direction with my blog?

Throwback Thursday – Activate the life you want to live

Part 5 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at ACTIVATE, the fourth phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here).  Activate is about getting started on living your retirement lifestyle vision - explore new activities, set goals, and change habits. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Activate the life you want to live

My Emotional Seesaw Continues

This week continued the up and down emotional challenges.  Not so much worry and anger, but a number of negative emotional spirals.  Yes, the oppressive external environment (return of Red Tide, surge of COVID in Florida, and even the August doldrums’ heat) has certainly made staying positive more challenging. I’m isolating again, fearful of being … Continue reading My Emotional Seesaw Continues

Throwback Thursday – Assess Your Options

Continuing with Part 4 of my Throwback Thursday series, which is all about linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, today looks at ASSESS. ASSESS is the third phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here ), but includes tools that I continue to use as I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Assess Your Options