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?

Spring Bucket List – to Soar

I was inspired to create a Winter Bucket list by a group of bloggers (thanks Christie Hawkes) who regularly share their seasonal lists. They take a slightly different approach to their bucket list as it’s focused on just the three months of the season and therefore more specific and short term.   I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading Spring Bucket List – to Soar

Stages of Adult Development

A couple of questions that continue to challenge me in retirement transition: How can I be more like those who have learned to not care what others think and to focus on what matters just to them? How can I move away from doing things because I think I should or because that's what's done by … Continue reading Stages of Adult Development

Neuroscience – the study of brain circuitry to understand personality

At a recent conference I attended, the topic of neuroscience and its relationship to personality was presented.   This is a quick snapshot of the topic – mostly because I think it’s another example of understanding yourself better, and also understanding those whom you regularly interface with better. Better understanding myself allows me to understand what … Continue reading Neuroscience – the study of brain circuitry to understand personality

My African Adventure

We just took our “honeymoon stage” retirement trip this month – an 18 day African Safari in Kenya and Tanzania.   As it coincided with our 25th wedding anniversary, I did call it our second honeymoon. It was a bucket list item for me, similar to our first honeymoon.   That one was to visit castles in … Continue reading My African Adventure