We have many "new" challenges as we retire, but even more opportunities. Great to see more joining every day. I certainly welcome their involvement and happy to chat with all, anytime
🌟 Hi, Friends 🌟 Join me and Lorraine ( our Community Manager ) for our Mid-week check-in event, starting on Zoom in 30 minutes! ( 12 PM EST ) We will share how our week is going, get to know each other and talk about any issues we might be facing throughout the week. 😊 You can join by clicking on this link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9837306043 I hope to see you there. ❤❤
Don't simply retire from something, have something to retire to.
5 ways to be happier when you retire: Happiness in retirement relies on relationships and experiences, not money and possessions. 1, Try not to worry about money. 2, Use your money to purchase experiences, not possessions. 3, Make time for family and friends. 4,Take care of yourself. 5, Engage in an interesting activity.
I grew up in farm country. I have visions of old plows and such in yards or on the edge of properties as we would drive by. I always thought it looked sad. So what keeps me moving is seeing those old pieces of equipment and my mom saying, “if you rest you rust.” This is all kind of tongue in cheek but I have used that phrase to get me moving on some days when my first choice would have been to stay in bed.
Hello Wisdo Folks. I invite you to join me today at 4 EST. While it is technically a session for widows and widowers or those who’ve lost their partner, anyone is welcome to come and talk about and learn about loss and grief of other loved ones who have passed on. Today’s theme is Speak Their Name. It can help to share things about your loved one. Come tell us one or more of your treasured memories and listen to others. Sharing and honoring them by speaking of them can be an important step in the grief process. Sometimes family and friends do not understand and are uncomfortable about this sharing, which can hurt the bereaved who need the sharing. So come and speak their names and tell us , if you feel ready. You will find a safe space to do this in our session , but I try to keep the environment a positive one too, and not a place filled with misery or self-pity. The focus is sharing but also learning and a desire to feel better in spite of your grief. Let’s try to come up with a goal or two you can commit to for the coming week. Simple, small goals are a good place to start. What might yours be? Will you be there at 4? I don’t love talking to myself.😍
Retirement is wonderful if you have 2 essentials - much to live on and much to live for.
Hey Everyone. @felicitas-hinojosa just joined the group. Please join me in welcoming them and introducing yourself here!
5 ways to be happier in retirement: 1- get a pet which =unconditional love; 2-follow your passions=now you have the time and hopefully the resources; 3- Express your love to others=costs nothing and brings happiness to those around you; 4- Pray/Meditate = communing with higher power helps bring peace and perspective; 5-Keep dr appts= a well tuned body allows you to physical/mentally do the best you can.
I am so sorry, but something important has come up and I won’t be doing the chat group this afternoon at 4 EST( March 5th). I apologize. Come and say hello any time. Coaches on Wisdo are also available for booking private coaching sessions! If you are a widow, widower or have lost another loved one through death, come to this group or pm me. I may do a Zoom in the near future also. Wisdo likes to have a helper or guide present on Zooms. Would you like to volunteer to help out some time if 4-5 ET would not be too late for you? Let me know so I can run it by Dr Gill.
Hello Heathy Retirement Community. I want to know how you are all creating a heathy retirement ?
See Zoom info below. Notice: Come visit with my community on Fridays at 4. This time it’s on Zoom. More often it’s a texting chat. WISDO Friday 4 PM EST,. March 12. Rebuilding Life-Loss of Spouse or Partner Session with Coach Iris Arenson-Fuller, PCC, CPC Anyone who has lost other loved ones is also welcome to attend. ********************* Plain Talk and Sharing For this Zoom- What is your biggest challenge right now? Can you share something that has helped you with your grief or something you find or found inspirational that could help others. Let's get to know each other. Come prepared to share a fun or silly fact about yourself too. People need to smile and laugh, even in the throes of grief. That is part of awakening to life and staying healthy. It’s Ask Me Anything Friday. I try to keep the conversation real, sincere and kind, and not dominated by negativity, but if you have something you need to express, it's fine. If you need extra help, you may pm me on Wisdo or we will get a Guide to help you. Looking forward to getting to know you. ——————————————- Iris Arenson-Fuller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for Wisdo. Time: Mar 12, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89264463574?pwd=azN6MmJTWTl3QWpWblprT0w0Tndudz09 Meeting ID: 892 6446 3574 Passcode: 050133
Hello Wisdo Friends, “Unfortunately, people put more time into planning a trip to Disneyworld than how they’ll spend the next 35 years of their life. The biggest misconception is that retirement’s going to be perfect without any planning or preparation, like something magical will happen. Retirement can be a fantastic life stage. But don’t show up on retirement day and then try figure it out." Don Veto Come discuss this with us at Joyful Retirement on Monday morning at 9 central time as we review the 6 stages of retirement, including setting goals and transition.
I have wonderful memories of loved ones, but I wanted more. I pause to think of them And my heart I restore
Take a deep breath in and a deep breath out...and again ....slow down. You got this !❤️
Hello, Wisdonians! I hope you will pop in on my group at 4 PM New York Daylight Savings Time today, Friday, March 19th. It is called Widows/Widowers Rebuilding for now though still waiting for Wisdo to change the name. However, anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to attend and join discussions. It's no fun to do these groups alone so let's have some company and participation please. Today I will share some reflection questions to help you with your grief and some other things to help you in managing and rebuilding life. Also the discussion is open to things you would like to discuss. Almost nothing is off limits as long as we are kind, respectful and open to other opinions and ways of viewing things. Will I see you there?
I found a nice post on Healthy Retirement. https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/ss/slideshow-healthy-retirement
Hello Everyone: My Friday Group Session at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (N.Y. Time) is for those who are widows, widowers or have lost a partner, but others who are interested or have lost a loved one, are always welcomed. Please come to the session on Friday, March 26th if you are free. It will be a texting chat session this week again. I generally have a planned topic or two, but you may also bring issues or questions to the table and we can discuss what is on your hearts and minds. This week my plan is to discuss: HOW CAN COACHING HELP ME THROUGH AND BEYOND MY GRIEF? WHAT IS IT? and also: Discussion--THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF IS YET TO COME.. Do you believe that statement? Is it possible for you even after you have lost your dear spouse, partner or close loved one? I believe it is probably not, IF you have convinced yourself it isn't possible. Let's talk about that! What else? Well, that depends on what you bring to the table. You make these sessions dynamic. We coaches love to have you attend our sessions, rather than talking to ourselves for an hour or more. Come prepared to chat, to meet each other, or at least to say hi and let us know you're there, if you're shy. You are a valuable part of my community. I see that there are a large number of people who are part of this community, but I would love to meet you in my live sessions. If you are not free at that time, please pop in any time, read what's there and leave some comments. Here's a link directly to my Friday 4 PM group. https://wisdo.com/communities/widowsers-rebuild-lives See you soon! Regards, Coach Iris
Is retirement a blessing or a curse? You might be surprised. Join us at 9 central time on Monday in Joyful Retirement as we talk about how to reach out and how being more social can improve your health.
My live session starts soon!
Loneliness/Dating and Other Issues After Death of Spouse or Partner-Friday, April 2nd, 4 PM New York Time (DST) A chat group tomorrow-not Zoom This is a group for widows and widowers but others are also welcome if they come with an open mind and not with a lot of pre-judgments. If you have lost someone else close to you, we can support you and be understanding, though most often the issues are not exactly the same as when you have lost your spouse or life partner. You are still welcome to pop in.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment. Terri Guillemets Join us at Joyful Retirement on Monday at 9 am central time as we discuss what to do to fill those retirement hours.
What does meaning and purpose have to do with a healthy retirement ?!!! Everything !
Giving more of yourself than you want to ? No time to enjoy your retirement? Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Join us at 9am central in Joyful Retirement as we begin a three week discussion into boundaries. This week setting boundaries with your retirement partner and your children. Next week family and friends and week three boundaries with grown children who have not left home or who have moved back in.
Ahh- retirement ! That amazing milestone event that you have been looking forward to for soo long. But sometimes new situations, hobbies and activities have you feeling insecure about your identity and who you are without your job title ! Learn how to manage these moments by drawing in your presence. Up today in Gillian’s corner at 2:00 pm EST is the power of body language. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83714542039.
It’s hard to maintain healthy habits when going through early grief, but it’s important to try. Come join my group on Fridays at 4 Eastern Time ( New York Time). Note the new group name and please read the revised group description.
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to decide how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept and what you choose to do or not do.” Anna Taylor Hope you can join us as we continue our discussion about boundaries on Joyful Retirement Monday 9 am central time. We will be talking about boundaries with friends and organizations you are a part of.