The life domain I’ve struggled with most in my holistic Life Domain Framework from my book Retirement Transition is the domain of Self-development/ Generativity. So this year, exploring Personal Spirituality is on my action plan. For me, part of living a more contemplative life in retirement is better understanding both who I am (the authentic … Continue reading Exploring Personal Spirituality
In Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection she mentions a few types of friends in relationship to responding to sharing an experience. Being a friend is one on my development areas. I used to believe I wasn’t a good friend at all, so acknowledging this as a development area instead is an improved belief for me. … Continue reading How do you Listen & Respond?
Asking the Universe for guidance, listening for Spirit Guides, carrying crystals, understanding my chakras, reading Tarot cards. It’s not that I don't not believe in these things. (Oh, the double negative of that sentence…terrible grammar!) I find it fascinating. So I’m continuing to explore and recently delved into a Tarot card reading and an Intuitive … Continue reading New Experience – Exploring Tarot
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
Know Thyself - Explore who you are; Learn what you love to do. As part of my retirement transition, I needed to figure out who I was without work as my primary element. I also needed to learn what I loved to do, when work did not take up 60+ hours of my weekly mind-space. … Continue reading My Favorite Self-Discovery Tools
One of the core premises of the most recent (self-help) book I am reading is that your current life challenges are based in belief systems established in your formative years. While I had never ascribed to the premise that your childhood defines you, there is something to be said for how this book has recently … Continue reading Does Zip-Lining “resolve” my childhood belief systems?
Recently I’ve heard a number of folks talking (both live and on blogs) about “failing at retirement” and returning to work fulltime. While in some cases, these individuals discovered that they get a lot of personal satisfaction from their work, others in fact failed to replace full-time work with anything, and therefore defaulted to go … Continue reading The Work of Retirement