Thinking About Thinking

I’ve been thinking more and more about Thinking! All the psychological research suggests there is strong connection between what you believe (think) and what you do (behavior).   I found a great discussion on the thought process by Dr. Johnson in his work on Spiritual Strengths  and have gone back into looking at thought pattern to clarify … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking

Intention versus Real Habit Formation

I recently attended a work-related conference.   I can hear folks now… What? Aren’t you retired?   But retirement doesn't mean that I’m not still working part-time, consulting in my field of expertise. And the fact was the conference was right here in town, less than 6 miles from my house, and very much related to my … Continue reading Intention versus Real Habit Formation

We’ve got a Name for That

Reading through different people’s transition blogs and talking with retirees, I’ve concluded that retirement transition is an amazingly individual transition.   Because you’re figuring out what you want to do next, it is all about you.   It is nobody else’s “should”!   But I’ve also realized, there are some things that many people feel.   And knowing you’re … Continue reading We’ve got a Name for That

Breaking through the Barriers

When was the last time you truly changed a life pattern? Stopped a long-term habit?   Started a new habit, formed a new relationship, or learned a new skill?   Changing patterns is not easy – and even a huge change like retirement transition doesn’t make creating new habits a simple task.   You do not wake up … Continue reading Breaking through the Barriers