Throwback Thursday – What’s Possible?

Part 3 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at IMAGINE, the second phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here).  Imagine is about listing all the possibilities for your next stage of life. My own Possibilities List continues to get … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – What’s Possible?

A Mid-summer Gratitude Review

One of the eleven elements of Putting Positive Psychology Into Practice (link to my blog post on that topic here) is to Practice Daily Gratitude.  I’ve created a habit, as part of my morning journaling, to write down “3 things I was thankful for yesterday”.    Since I’ve often found inspiration in other blogger’s gratitude postings, … Continue reading A Mid-summer Gratitude Review

Summer 2021 – Creating our New Lifestyle

A couple of things keep going through my head this week – “start as you mean to go on” and “summer’s started”.  Memorial Day and June 1st always feel like the beginning of summer, even though technically it’s not till June 21st.   I’m shifting out of unpacking mode and into living mode and need to … Continue reading Summer 2021 – Creating our New Lifestyle

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

Wastefulness Introspection

As we continue to pack for our Big Move, I’m become aware of some deeply held beliefs around wastefulness. Wastefulness was drummed into both my and my husband’s head by our depression-generation parents. If something is still usable, you do NOT get rid of it.   You keep things, just in case you might need them.   … Continue reading Wastefulness Introspection