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

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