Taking Stock of the Emotional Ups and Downs

A blog link-up I often read (link here) has the prompt this week of “taking stock” which really resonated with me.  Spring has sprung, the pandemic has a light at the end of the tunnel, and we are embarking on a huge lifestyle transition.  I felt it was time for a taking stock look at … Continue reading Taking Stock of the Emotional Ups and Downs

Winter Blues

I’m sharing this past month’s Winter Blues because sometimes I think it’s helpful to hear that not everything in retirement transition is an easy road. My “morning mental health checks” since the beginning of this year have not been good. Yes, part of my morning journaling is an emotional assessment.   Last year seemed to be … Continue reading Winter Blues

Increasing Emotional Awareness

When I choose my word for the year to be Joy, I wanted to be happier every day. Transitions are hard, and I wanted to intentionally manage the roller coaster of feelings this huge change of entering retirement was creating in my life. Being the geeky researcher, I did a bunch of reading about emotions. … Continue reading Increasing Emotional Awareness