Another 21-day Meditation Series from the Chopra Center (link) was very inspirational for my Personal Spirituality exploration. Spirituality exploration is one of my action plan items this year; as I worked through the holistic life domains in my Retirement Transition Process (see my book on Amazon), this was a domain area I felt needed more … Continue reading Meditation Series on Gratitude
Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”. So what attitude am I trying to foster? Sue (@Sizzling 60 & Beyond) often talks about an Ageless Attitude. You can't stop the aging process (OK, there is one way, but not the one you truly want), but you can embrace aging. … Continue reading Have I got an Attitude?
I have the honor of doing a guest post over at Janis' blog, Retirementally Challenged. Tuesday for Janis is all about gratitude. And while I have so very much to be grateful for, I decided to talk about our new space that I am loving living in. This house transition we've just competed was about … Continue reading Guest Post on Gratitude
I've passed my third anniversary of my retirement date (where did the time fly; I still feel like I’m in transition) and my second year of blogging (excited that I’ve passed the infamous 18-month drop-off line, even if I’m not hitting my one per week personal goal). I enjoy top 10 lists, and avidly read … Continue reading Year 3 – Top 10
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
Being relatively new to retirement, I am finding there is a learning curve. It’s more than learning about an interest area. It’s learning how to live. Here are some of the specific things I am learning about life in retirement: In retirement, you choose how to spend your days. This is a bit of a … Continue reading What I am Learning in Retirement
My word for this year is Joy. Living a year of finding joy in the little moments, finding joy in not working, and finding joy in exploring new things has been uplifting. New things that added joy to my life: a long-weekend trip to NOLA with hubby, Zumba, Cooking Boot Camp, regular beach yoga in … Continue reading The Joy of Not Working