I'm learning that my seasonal bucket lists get me moving - the "A" in SOAR being Activating. They are actually an amalgamation of a bucket list, a check list, and an action plan. By putting it out there (in public), I feel compelled to do more of it than if it was just in … Continue reading Continue to SOAR
Since I've retired, I have spent quite a bit of time in self-discovery. As a workaholic with limited hobbies who could no longer define herself by her job, who was I? Socrates said Know Thyself and recently a series of events inspired me to create a Who Am I guest post as part of Karen’s … Continue reading Who Am I – A Guest Post
As part of my SOAR focus this year (A=activate), I wanted to try new things, create new habits, make art to express my uniqueness….basically live the retirement lifestyle I envisioned for myself. Over at My Life Lived Full, Joanne reported on her year of 52 New Things, which aligns great with my year’s activate goals. And … Continue reading SOAR Activation – 52 New Things
One of the things I did this spring was to explore a 21-day on-line meditation podcast (sponsored by Oprah and Deepak Chopra). For me this was both something new and something out of my comfort zone. I’ve never done podcasts (don't judge my tech-phobia), nor had I really tried meditation. Savasana in yoga or daily … Continue reading Meditation Exploration
When you’re transitioning into retirement with only a limited plan of what comes next, often voiced fears include what will I do and will I be bored. The stereotypes for retirees and early retirees are no longer true, but are still firmly engrained: Retirees move south to golf everyday or spend time with the grandkids … Continue reading What is retirement life really like?
Since retiring I have spent time reading about longevity and healthy aging. It’s not a new area of exposure for me, but it is interesting that I have time and energy now to implement some of the things/activities recommended. I’ve noticed that the newest buzzword for this area is “self-care”…so to be current, here my … Continue reading Self-Care in Retirement
Participating in the blog-link-up on Seasonal Bucket list has not made spring arrive any sooner this year. In fact, winter is hanging on longer than I can ever remember. However, it is time to consider - has the extended winter kept me from activating my Spring Bucket list? My Spring Theme had 10 New Things … Continue reading Spring Bucket List Update – Am I Soaring?