Refining my How

My own retirement transition process (developed based on Design Thinking approach and outlined in my book Retirement Transition – Amazon link here) has 5 main steps: REFLECT: Self-discovery, know thyself. Deep introspection becomes the core foundation for creating your “Life Vision” statement (and for later assessing activities in action plan.) IMAGINE: All the possibilities. Lots … Continue reading Refining my How

An Update on my WOTY

My chosen 2020 Word of the Year (WOTY) was RELEASE (see original post here).   I wanted to focus on releasing self-limiting beliefs and long-term resentments.   I didn't realize I would also have to release parts of my self-created retirement lifestyle. But life happens. This post is an update on releasing self-limiting beliefs. After reviewing a … Continue reading An Update on my WOTY

My Review of “The Science of Wellbeing”

One of the on-line classes I've audited during our time of isolation was The Science of Wellbeing, also referred to as the Psychology of Happiness.  Much of our wellbeing or happiness can be controlled by our actions, habits, and thinking.  However, the mind doesn't always know the best way to achieve happiness. We can be … Continue reading My Review of “The Science of Wellbeing”

Returning to Hope from Uncertainty

During this COVID-19 Pandemic time, I am finding it helpful to continue reading and listening to inspiring readings to help me return to a place of hope when anxiety flourishes.   This past month’s reading/listening included some thinking about grief in new ways, some seminars on happiness, and a Chopra Meditation on hope. This blog captures … Continue reading Returning to Hope from Uncertainty

Random Thoughts this Week

A set of random thoughts this week reflecting my life in the COVID-19 pandemic: A recent grocery-shopping trip really brought home the emotional impact of social distancing.   My trip to the grocery store was after the “wear a face mask when out” guidelines.   This new guideline is in addition to the “stay 6 feet apart”.   … Continue reading Random Thoughts this Week

How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time

Today marked Day 37 in our stay-at-home adventure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our state started shutting things down earlier than many others, and we embraced the shelter-in-place (SIP) guidelines fully. In many ways, the things I learned in my retirement transition have helped make this time more bearable. I had learned how to live with … Continue reading How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time

Introspection on a Self-Limiting Belief

I’ve realized that I have a strong belief in commitment, loyalty, and the long term. I stick with choices I make. I stick with people. I buy things for the long term. I’ve recently become aware that this belief has both good and bad consequences. My recent work on self-limiting beliefs has taught me that … Continue reading Introspection on a Self-Limiting Belief