I’ve enjoyed a number of the free meditation series offered by the on-line Chopra Center (link) This blog post summarizes some of the insights I gathered from the one on Healing the Whole Self. As part of my retirement transition, I am actively trying to live a healthier lifestyle and I hoped this meditation series … Continue reading Living a Healthier Lifestyle
The life domain I’ve struggled with most in my holistic Life Domain Framework from my book Retirement Transition is the domain of Self-development/ Generativity. So this year, exploring Personal Spirituality is on my action plan. For me, part of living a more contemplative life in retirement is better understanding both who I am (the authentic … Continue reading Exploring Personal Spirituality
Five years ago (April 2014) I was given the option of an early retirement package. I had no plan. I was a cynical workaholic with few life hobbies, and not a good genetic profile of longevity. I needed to get a life, before I died. I took the package and began the journey to figure … Continue reading From No Plan to a Full Life Framework
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?
I started our first snowbird adventure a bit shaky – feeling like it was not “working”. But by week 4, I found a groove and it was really hard to head back north. I started to have some good connections with people, we were in a good rhythm of busy days and down days, and … Continue reading Snow-Bird Adventure – Take 2
My 2019 vision board had a new element of “PLAY”. When I think of the word play I think of children or sports. Given there are no children in my life (no kids, no grandkids) and I’m not a big fan of competitive games, I don't think I play on a regular basis. I began … Continue reading How Do I Play?
I picked up Brené Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection mostly because of its subtitle: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. In my Retirement Transition Journey, I am intentionally working on discovering who I truly am, versus continuing to behave as I believe I am expected to … Continue reading Do You Like Yourself?