Invisible Woman Syndrome

I think I’ve found one “syndrome/complex” I don't have! I’m not saying it’s not real; it is just one I have not (yet?) experienced - Invisible Woman Syndrome. I’ve written before about the Bag Lady Syndrome and the Imposter Complex. (Link here) I have experienced both – not that either has any truth to them, … Continue reading Invisible Woman Syndrome

Mini Retirement Life Update

Here’s a mini update of what’s going on in my life right now: Kitchen RefreshI said I would try and figure out how to post pictures inside my blog.  Some regular commenters to my blog have asked to “see” the kitchen refresh I’ve mentioned.  Hubby encouraged me to do the kitchen re-do I was talking … Continue reading Mini Retirement Life Update

Retirement Lifestyle Domain of Personal Growth

This post completes Throwback Thursday across the 7 Domains of Life framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity.  Today is about Personal Growth/Development. Lifestyle Domains Framework - Retirement Transition This last domain has always been the most difficult one for me as it is (in my framework) connected to purpose, legacy, and … Continue reading Retirement Lifestyle Domain of Personal Growth

Self-Discovery Tools Review

I’ve been delving into some new areas as part of learning and contemplation.  This time it was archetypes based on goddess mythology and the feminine equivalent to the Hero’s Journey. I will probably continue down this rabbit hole with more feminine-focused non-fiction literature reads as I am finding it fascinating.  But this new exploration made … Continue reading Self-Discovery Tools Review

Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is thinking through what you want your life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity. With the core of your own values, strengths, motivations, and interests, exploring all these domains helps you craft … Continue reading Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

Exploring Domains for a Retirement Lifestyle Vision

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is spending time to envision what you want your retirement life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework.  These domains are: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth (Generativity), Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, and Finances/Prosperity.  In my Retirement Transition book (link here), I’ve included questions … Continue reading Exploring Domains for a Retirement Lifestyle Vision

Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

The last phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here) is REFINE. My Retirement Transition Process - based on Innovation Design Thinking For me, the Retirement Transition process has been an ongoing process. Life is a series of transitions, and retirement life is no different!  The Refine Phase is a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

Do I go in a new direction with my blog?

Even though I've just gone through a major transition in my retirement, I've started to wonder if I should change the direction of my blog! Many of the bloggers whom I follow have started to go heavily into prompted posts and challenges.   They will do monthly posts on books read, things cooked, what they are … Continue reading Do I go in a new direction with my blog?

Throwback Thursday – Activate the life you want to live

Part 5 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at ACTIVATE, the fourth phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here).  Activate is about getting started on living your retirement lifestyle vision - explore new activities, set goals, and change habits. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Activate the life you want to live

My Emotional Seesaw Continues

This week continued the up and down emotional challenges.  Not so much worry and anger, but a number of negative emotional spirals.  Yes, the oppressive external environment (return of Red Tide, surge of COVID in Florida, and even the August doldrums’ heat) has certainly made staying positive more challenging. I’m isolating again, fearful of being … Continue reading My Emotional Seesaw Continues