Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) March 2, 2007
Hugh and Joanne Wiley of Full Life Seminars announce the release of a unique retirement gift that offers an opportunity to view retirement as a time of greater self expression, rather than "resting on your present success" or "winding down," both common views. Their gift includes the workbooks Beyond Your Career: Reinventing Your Career, and Second Time Around: Reinventing Your Retirement Marriage and the soft cover book Dancing with Change, attractively packaged. Complete with pen, marker and a congratulations card signed by the authors, this gift provides clear, encouraging guidance to meet the challenges that this phase of life offers.
Beyond Your Career: Reinventing Retirement provides clear instruction for facing one of life's most significant changes. This workbook, through a step by step process, provides a personal plan that allows new meaningful adventures, full of purpose and fulfillment. Everyone needs a purpose. Retirement is no exception.
Second Time Around: Reinventing Your Retirement Marriage offers practical advice, thought-provoking exercises, plus the tools that create intimacy and deeper sharing. Users learn how to improve communication, show appreciation, express needs, and set boundaries. These will move readers to a higher level of self expression and intimacy.
Dancing with Change discusses three steps in making effective changes. Readers become aware of the barriers that prevent change from occurring, and then learn how to move beyond.
A psychologist, Hugh Wiley practiced in a retirement community where a large number of retirees expressed their frustration with being unchallenged and/or their marriage difficulties. He realized that people needed help with this profound life change. Joanne Wiley, a nurse practitioner, observed the negative effects of depression and anger on seniors' health in her practice.
Their research of interviewing hundreds of pre-retirees and retirees confirms that each one had qualms about their retirement transition.
Hugh Wiley states, "We have been fed the myth that success in life is to relax and take it easy. On some level, we intuitively know this is not true. We need to be challenged and growing to feel alive and connected to ourselves and others. We need to feel purposeful, even passionate about something. We did this previously with our work or other interests. This need is still there even though we are older."
Instead of supporting the common view of retirement as that of winding down, this retirement package speaks of the opportunities that await the retiree to find new expression; to develop different, perhaps latent talents; to pursue interests and questions that have never been satisfied. Further, it addresses the relationship needs that change at retirement, offering an incredible opportunity for greater connection, intimacy and life enhancement.