Taking Stock of the Emotional Ups and Downs

A blog link-up I often read (link here) has the prompt this week of “taking stock” which really resonated with me.  Spring has sprung, the pandemic has a light at the end of the tunnel, and we are embarking on a huge lifestyle transition.  I felt it was time for a taking stock look at … Continue reading Taking Stock of the Emotional Ups and Downs

Things I’m Looking Forward To

I did a post awhile back about things I will miss when we (finally) move. (see post Link here) I was encouraged to also look at things I’m looking forward to in this next big retirement transition. We’ve been thinking about this move for a couple of years. We originally had it further out in the … Continue reading Things I’m Looking Forward To

Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions

It’s amazing to me to realize that I’ve been retired now for almost 7 years. As I look back, I can see how I’ve implemented my retirement transition process including the important step of REFINE.  (Link here for more on the process. Or see my book available on Amazon!) With each refinement resulted in my … Continue reading Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions

Societal Expectations for Retirement

I’ve written a number of times how I’m highly prone to feeling like I should follow expectations.  And I’m probably not alone. I have come to realize that, even now, I regularly hear the societal expectations for retirement.   And for early retirement.  And for retirement of an “executive woman”.  Looking back on my own Retirement … Continue reading Societal Expectations for Retirement

Understanding your Strengths – Excess and Absence

In the final course of the Positive Psychology series I am taking (Coursera link here), they delved more into strengths. I’ve been intrigued with utilization of my Signature Strengths since it was first introduced in this course.  My focus has been how to utilize my Signature Strengths in areas OTHER THAN working.  How to use … Continue reading Understanding your Strengths – Excess and Absence

Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Become a Joy Multiplier

For those who read me regularly, you are aware that I’ve been fascinated with the area of Positive Psychology.  I recently completed another psychology class via Coursera – the fourth in a series; this one on Resilience (link here).   Resilience in this course was defined as the ability to bounce back from negative emotional experiences/adversity … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Become a Joy Multiplier

The Courage to Accept

Ideas around Acceptance have been popping up lately and this blog post explores some of the thinking I’ve been doing on Acceptance. Recent Enneagram reading discussed 5 A’s: Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, Action, and Adherence.  Awareness has been a focus for me for a while now.  Awareness of my critical inner voice reiterating my self-limiting beliefs, … Continue reading The Courage to Accept