Taking Stock – What’s Working?

I love lists and tools. I’ve used a number of different tools this past year to aid in creating and implementing my retirement lifestyle – a 52 new things challenge, seasonal bucket lists, vision boards, word-of-the-year, a jolts of joy listing (crafted versus my values), and out-of-my-comfort zone challenges.   As we near the end of … Continue reading Taking Stock – What’s Working?

Healthy Habits

My newest vision board for my retirement lifestyle has a big “Healthy Habits” component. So I started to think about how to be healthy in real, everyday life. What have I created habitually for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing? And where do I need more focus? I start almost every day with positive affirmations … Continue reading Healthy Habits

Planned Spontaneity

On my Autumn Bucket List was the item “be spontaneous”. I’ve been struggling with executing this action item.   Is planned spontaneity too much of an oxymoron? Trying to be more spontaneous meant less structured plans. And for me, that lead to more ups & downs of feelings of satisfaction. When I have days of inactivity, … Continue reading Planned Spontaneity

Summer’s Over?

It’s hard to think about Autumn Adventures when the temperature is still 90F (and heat index over 100F). Summer is supposedly over this weekend, but Mother Nature apparently disagrees. Even if it still feels like summer, the calendar says it is time for fall action planning. And I find regular recapping helpful to celebrate what … Continue reading Summer’s Over?

Thinking About Thinking

I’ve been thinking more and more about Thinking! All the psychological research suggests there is strong connection between what you believe (think) and what you do (behavior).   I found a great discussion on the thought process by Dr. Johnson in his work on Spiritual Strengths  and have gone back into looking at thought pattern to clarify … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking

The Method in the Madness

I am Refining my Transition Plan. There is a method to the madness. My whole transition process was based on the process of Innovation Thinking (based on my career as a product designer).   For those of you new to my blog, this process is: REFLECT: A deep self-discovery introspection that becomes the foundational insights for … Continue reading The Method in the Madness