How do you Listen & Respond?

In Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection she mentions a few types of friends in relationship to responding to sharing an experience. Being a friend is one on my development areas.   I used to believe I wasn’t a good friend at all, so acknowledging this as a development area instead is an improved belief for me.   … Continue reading How do you Listen & Respond?

Buzzwords Abound – What does Self-Care mean to you?

While self-care might feel like the latest million-dollar buzzword, there is something intriguing in caring for yourself. Appreciating yourself. Loving yourself. As part of my Retirement Transition I’m learning how to be kinder to myself.  I’m working on letting go of the Imposter Complex and the feelings of “I’m not enough”. So Self-Care felt like … Continue reading Buzzwords Abound – What does Self-Care mean to you?

Seasonal Bucket List – A New Way to Talk the Quarterly Action Plan

After retirement, some habits just do not die. You learn that some of those habits you really do need!  I’m a planner.  Most days, I need to have things on my calendar. I am learning to enjoy the occasional non-scheduled day, but too many in a week and I get a bit antsy.  So I need … Continue reading Seasonal Bucket List – A New Way to Talk the Quarterly Action Plan

Official Announcement – It’s Here

I am super excited to announce that my book Retirement Transition is now available online at both Amazon (link) and Barnes & Noble (link). Why a book?  I was inspired by a couple of colleagues through the years who published their own books (Joanna Z and Mike T), encouraged by many, many friends who insisted … Continue reading Official Announcement – It’s Here

19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019

Since I completed my Retirement Transition book (more to come on final publication!), I’ve been feeling the need for a new “big project”.  Keep in mind, I love (need) a plan! It was suggested I just start writing my next book. And that is a possibility. But I wondered about other things to explore this … Continue reading 19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019

Retirement Voices – Share your story, too.

I had the opportunity to input to a Retirement Voices book, an idea from Leslie Inman and Roxanne Jones. In their own words, “We’re creating a book entitled Voices from the Other Side…of Retirement. It will be a guide for soon-to-be-retiring women, with advice, lessons learned and stories from women who’ve already left the working world—a … Continue reading Retirement Voices – Share your story, too.