Goal Setting in 2020 – So-So Results

Goal Setting is one of the elements of putting Positive Psychology to work. (Blog link here)  While I’ve not been that intentional on life goals (yet), I have set and tracked yearly goals in some of my activity areas. BLOG POSTS – My personal goal is 1 blog/week, which I tend to post on Sunday … Continue reading Goal Setting in 2020 – So-So Results

More Tools for Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Continuing my insights from the series of Coursera classes on Positive Psychology (link here), this blog post will share more tools beyond Savoring (link here) and Cultivating Positive Emotions (link here). Positive Practice Tool: Utilizing your Character Strengths Utilizing your Character Strengths is a significant part of putting Positive Psychology into practice.  By focusing on … Continue reading More Tools for Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Activation Energy – A Personal Pep Talk

Part of my word-of-the-year includes the concept of activating. To SOAR, you need to take that first step, that leap of faith, that jump into the unknown.   I am finding it hard to activate some long-held to-do activities. This blog is a personal pep talk on discovering why I can't take that first step, and … Continue reading Activation Energy – A Personal Pep Talk

Freedom versus Commitment

I really enjoyed reading the in-depth survey recently published by Age Wave/Merrill Lynch where they talk about the 4 phases of retirement.   Having just passed my 2-year into retirement mark, I have definitely lived the “2-year retirement transition” phase they called Liberation and Self-Discovery.   I do believe I am entering the next (quite long) phase … Continue reading Freedom versus Commitment

My Process to Work through Retirement Transition

After reading many different approaches to planning for retirement, I created a process to work through and create a Life Plan for this next life stage.  Why a plan?  One of my favorite quotes is a Japanese proverb: “Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare”.   So my process builds … Continue reading My Process to Work through Retirement Transition