Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Savoring

As I continue to actively put Positive Psychology into practice, I am exploring some of the practices in more depth. Today I wanted to think/write more about Savoring to see if it stimulated some new activity ideas.  Savoring is the #1 Positive Practice in my list of 11 (see blog link here). When I first … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology into Practice – Savoring

Embrace Being a Homebody

I’m trying to talk myself into enjoying being a homebody.   Obviously Covid-19 has made me one with our self-isolation beginning in early March.  Seven months in and I really miss my “out & about” activities and connections with others.   But I am trying to focus on the positive (putting Positive Psychology into practice), so embrace … Continue reading Embrace Being a Homebody

Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice

During the first couple of years of my retirement transition I explored Positive Psychology and worked on becoming a more positive, optimistic person.  (Yes, I was a highly critical pessimist!   Yes, optimism can be learned.)  I choose to be more positive because in my retirement life vision I wanted to be happy.  As I explored … Continue reading Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice

Mind Space

Looking back, it is interesting to explore what was taking up my mind-space this summer.  With the deadly pandemic numbers, the tumbling economy with job losses & business closures, the social unrest of systemic racism, climate-change driven natural disasters, the political nightmare of hypocrisy and power plays, and even my at-home chaos of mid-move boxes … Continue reading Mind Space

Astrology Exploration

Many folks might be surprised that I’ve dabbled in some “out-there” exploration through my years of early retirement.  My exploration has included, for example, intuitive sessions, exploring spirit guides, Reiki chakra balancing, and tarot reflection readings.  And most recently, these explorations lead me to do a couple of intensive astrology readings.  Ironically, one of the … Continue reading Astrology Exploration

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