A Look Back at a Joyful May

I’ve enjoyed reading a number of posts recently where individuals looked back at what was exciting and fun in the preceding month. Some folks look at their picture rolls – but I’m not yet taking pictures regularly! Some look at the gratitude lists – which made me realize I’ve not been that great on that … Continue reading A Look Back at a Joyful May

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

Thanksgiving Remembrance & Letting Go

Like many, this year’s Thanksgiving will be different. I’m planning a full Thanksgiving turkey dinner for two.  And that stark reality brought to me a realization that I need to give up on a dream, finally.  A blogging buddy (Linda - blog link) posted recently about letting go of dreams.  I need to let go of … Continue reading Thanksgiving Remembrance & Letting Go

Returning to Hope from Uncertainty

During this COVID-19 Pandemic time, I am finding it helpful to continue reading and listening to inspiring readings to help me return to a place of hope when anxiety flourishes.   This past month’s reading/listening included some thinking about grief in new ways, some seminars on happiness, and a Chopra Meditation on hope. This blog captures … Continue reading Returning to Hope from Uncertainty

Meditation Series on Gratitude

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

Year 3 – Top 10

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

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