Happy Anniversary to Me!

July is a big month for me here at Retirement Transition.  It’s the anniversary of my retirement day (7 years) and the anniversary of my blog (6 years).   As I have noted many times, I do think “retirement transition” continues to be an accurate term because retirement, like life, is a series of transitions.  Some … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Me!

Dabbling in Human Design

I’ve mentioned before I like to dabble. I’ve dabbled in Feng Shui, Chakra healing, crystals, astrology, new moon rituals, and Tarot readings.  I’ve also dabbled in "personality" understanding.  I’ve heard the negatives on almost all the personality and strength tests but in general find that if you use them for self-reflection and how to grow … Continue reading Dabbling in Human Design

Spirituality Exploration Continued

This year is my year of personal spirituality exploration and I continue to read (recommended) books, listen to on-line meditation series (Chopra Center), read various blogs (such inspiration out there!), and have started listening to podcasts. Last weekend, I even went to a weekend Yoga Wellness Retreat, which included a guided meditation and a Reiki … Continue reading Spirituality Exploration Continued

Spirituality Reading – Cliff Notes on Ageless Soul

In Ageless Soul - The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy by Thomas Moore, he presents the concept of actively aging versus simply growing old. I was intrigued by the subtitle of this book as it brought in my word of the year (journey) as well as the concept of life meaning. From the beginning … Continue reading Spirituality Reading – Cliff Notes on Ageless Soul

Living a Healthier Lifestyle

I’ve enjoyed a number of the free meditation series offered by the on-line Chopra Center (link)  This blog post summarizes some of the insights I gathered from the one on Healing the Whole Self.   As part of my retirement transition, I am actively trying to live a healthier lifestyle and I hoped this meditation series … Continue reading Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Retirement Voices – Share your story, too.

I had the opportunity to input to a Retirement Voices book, an idea from Leslie Inman and Roxanne Jones. In their own words, “We’re creating a book entitled Voices from the Other Side…of Retirement. It will be a guide for soon-to-be-retiring women, with advice, lessons learned and stories from women who’ve already left the working world—a … Continue reading Retirement Voices – Share your story, too.

A More Contemplative Lifestyle?

This post captures my reactions and take-aways to the book: From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Written almost 25 years ago, you would think that the perceptions of retirement would have progressed further. The book covers the ideas that retirement removes primary source of self-worth and the lack of positive role models to show … Continue reading A More Contemplative Lifestyle?