Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

The last phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here) is REFINE. My Retirement Transition Process - based on Innovation Design Thinking For me, the Retirement Transition process has been an ongoing process. Life is a series of transitions, and retirement life is no different!  The Refine Phase is a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

Do I go in a new direction with my blog?

Even though I've just gone through a major transition in my retirement, I've started to wonder if I should change the direction of my blog! Many of the bloggers whom I follow have started to go heavily into prompted posts and challenges.   They will do monthly posts on books read, things cooked, what they are … Continue reading Do I go in a new direction with my blog?

Throwback Thursday – Activate the life you want to live

Part 5 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at ACTIVATE, the fourth phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here).  Activate is about getting started on living your retirement lifestyle vision - explore new activities, set goals, and change habits. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Activate the life you want to live

My Emotional Seesaw Continues

This week continued the up and down emotional challenges.  Not so much worry and anger, but a number of negative emotional spirals.  Yes, the oppressive external environment (return of Red Tide, surge of COVID in Florida, and even the August doldrums’ heat) has certainly made staying positive more challenging. I’m isolating again, fearful of being … Continue reading My Emotional Seesaw Continues

Throwback Thursday – Assess Your Options

Continuing with Part 4 of my Throwback Thursday series, which is all about linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, today looks at ASSESS. ASSESS is the third phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here ), but includes tools that I continue to use as I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Assess Your Options

Roller Coaster of Emotions

This past week has been an emotional roller coaster.  Not related to retirement transition, but still impacting my retirement lifestyle!  This emotional roller coaster comes with a realization that I’m slipping back into my pre-retirement negativity of seeing the bad in everything.  Since retiring, I’ve been consciously trying to put Positive Psychology into practice (top eleven … Continue reading Roller Coaster of Emotions

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?

Throwback Thursday – Reflect

Part 2 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at REFLECT, the first phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here).  I returned to this phase multiple times during my retirement years, as I desired to learn more about my authentic … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Reflect

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