Exploring Personal Spirituality

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

How do you Listen & Respond?

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?

New Experience – Exploring Tarot

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

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

Does Zip-Lining “resolve” my childhood belief systems?

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?

The Work of Retirement

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