Happiness in Retirement
is what Retired Life
is all About

Happiness in Retirement is what we strive --  heck, we look for happiness all of our lives. Let me define what I envision as retirement happiness.

Retirement Happiness is: Contentment, Enjoyment, Hopefulness, Laughter, Peace of Mind, Well-Being and more.

Happiness, in my humble opinion, is not: bliss, elation, euphoria, glee, joy, jubilation (all of which were listed on a thesaurus site). This is a fun definition but seriously not real life for most people, retired or working.

My site is designed to help retirees find new, different perspectives in retired life. Mindset changes can help you find your own personal brand of retirement happiness.

Retirement Happiness, Clarity & Help For Your Best Retirement!

What will you do, all day, every day, to feel happy and fulfilled? Some retirees need purpose in life, even in later life. Others look for simple joy and contentment in everyday happenings, finding happiness in the small things in life.

Get help and ideas from Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach, and from a variety of retirees worldwide, who have "been there and done that" already!

Wishing you the very best retirement days!

How to Stay Connected:

(1) Register for the Retirement Insider newsletter (registration to the left). It is sent out on Sunday mornings and shows all new retiree posts.

(2) Contribute your story! Get feedback from those who have been there before you... AND help others who need your feedback too.

(3) Try my Retirement-Online Workshops! Some are free, others require a fee. Either way, learn something new, upgrade your life in some way. We are always evolving. Never stop learning!

(4) Check out my Retirement Books.

(5) Interested in Home-Based Business Ideas? Oodles of ideas, tutorials, and more. This is relatively new, still adding more...

(5) How to find Senior Friends in our Community and Pen Pal Newsletter

Can I Challenge YOU?

When is the last time your thoughts and routines were challenged?

Have you changed your lifestyle, routines, and mindset post-retirement (or did you attempt to say "as is" when your life is really very different now)?

Try the Morning Makeover that takes 7-days, simply give you daily guidance to challenge your mindset and your life.

Nothing big. Nothing that you will walk away from -- but you DO need to take action. Reading alone does nothing -- the ideas will come and go as we need action to make it stick!

Retirement is a Journey, NOT a Destination. 

Retirement is a Journey

Discover here that You Are Not Alone! Read the many posts from retirees just like you and what they are up against... and better yet, feedback from others with their perspectives. You are not alone -- That's really important to know so you can begin to look and FIND your Best Lifestyle!

There is no "right" retirement. Seriously, everyone has their own perfectly imperfect version of this thing called retirement, and you don't want my version, and I want yours. Right? 

As you are doing retirement, do what feels right for YOUR retirement lifestyle.

Now, when life is feeling off, you can change it. All part of our perfectly imperfect lives (and I love that!)

Stats on the Honeymoon Phase of Retirement:

  • 69% have challenges adapting to retirement

  • 37% miss the day-to-day social interaction with co-workers
  • 63% of people feel stressed about retirement leading up to that decision
  • 25% of boomers care for aging parents

Source: Hartfordfunds.com - honeymoon phase 

We Understand...

  • Challenges in the retirement transition phase of life are real
  • Retirement can be a lonely, anxious state of being
  • Losing daily communications with co-workers and feeling involved post-retirement is hard 
  • Aging life changes: we lose energy and don't feel like we did, we move or downsize, our relationships change, we become caregivers for aging parents/ family members, adult kids are gone (or...have returned), 
  • Income changes, even food, clothing and gas consumption changes

We Can Help...

This is a Retirement Community where retirees share life experiences.

You will gain new perspectives, get feedback from many others who have "been there, done that", and simply find peace and answers to retired life.

We can motivate you to a whole new world of retirement living! Doing nothing but loving it, or being purposeful in your retired days. LIFE is what you make of it!

Share Your Retirement Story!

Get Help -OR- Pay it Forward if you can help another retiree.

It only takes one persons words to help another retiree immensely! You can motivate others. You can bring hope and peace through your words and sharing your journey!

1) Write your story or ask for feedback. When published here, retirees add their feedback. This has helped many retirees.

Every single post and the reader comments bring new perspectives to the table. Even if all responses point in the same direction, one persons words often rock your world more than the others. You never know which post simply rings true in the heart of the writer and changes their life.

2)  Write to me privately here.

These are easy peasy ways to get help... and maybe, just maybe, you'll get the perfect feedback, at the perfect time, to push you forward into your future years!

There IS light at the end -- where you CAN find happiness, purpose and peace in life! 

It's not about money either, though money obviously helps in dreaming possibilities. There is plenty you can do to be healthy, happy and engaged in life without much - seriously.

Life can be rich with activity and friendships, even while you are aging... You can remain smart, witty and social. 

You can discover real purpose for your days while helping the world for the Greater Good. You can also choose a simple peaceful lifesyle. 

In Retirement, it's time to take back our lives! Embrace Life Right Where You Are... 

Wendy, Retirement-Online.com

(NAMS14 conference, April 2016)

My Mission for Retirement-Online: 

This site supports retirees in finding perfect-for-you, purposeful or laidback lifestyle.  Find solutions to your most pressing problems... and kick retirement anxiety to the curb.

I want to help you consider your options for a happier retirement lifestyle that is all about YOU. So many options, so much life, just gotta open your eyes to see it all. 

I sincerely hope you find the nugget you need to carry you forward in retired life! Please get involved to learn more about your own retirement, share your retirement problems, and help other retirees simply by sharing and commenting on their pages. We can do this, TOGETHER!

It's time to Get Real!  

We still have lots to contribute to this world!

Retirement Rocks!

To a Happy, Productive Retirement! 

P.S. I retired in April 2010 after twenty-five years as a Retirement Manager (and 35+ years with my local government employer). Post-retirement, I have worked on this website. More about me here. As a retirement enthusiast for over 30 years, I have experienced my own retirement transition and many others too. I survived and you will too. Oddly enough, I am learning more about the REAL "me" now, in retirement. Why did it take me all these years to stop and think about ME!?