Life After Retirement - A Treat or Travesty

October 16, 2017
Hosted by Treena Wynes

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Most of us are looking forward to our retirement daydreaming in our cubicles about all the free time we will have to do the things we never had time to do. However when the day comes to pack up your office you wonder what you are going to do with all your free time. Those 40 hours or more a week, that are no longer taken up, will need to filled with something that inspires and motivates you. Retirement is a major transition socially and emotionally. After retirement you will have more than 5000 waking hours every year, or more than 130,000 hours in the next twenty-five years, waiting to be filled with interesting, meaningful and enjoyable activities. How to emotionally plan for that time is often the missing piece of the retirement planning puzzle. What do yo really want? What will you miss? Have you honestly communicated your ideas to your family? these are some of the discussions we will be covering on the show.

Life Happens. Let’s Talk.

Life Happens. Let’s Talk.

Monday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Life Happens Let’s Talk provides an open atmosphere for conversation and engagement about the roadblocks and life changing events we come up against. You hear lessons, messages and relatable information that you can bring forward in your own life. The unexpected interruptions of life may veer us on other paths or provide us reality checks but choosing our detours or reactions wisely may be exactly what we need, redirection or realignment.

Treena Wynes brings a blend of warmth, charm and humor demonstrating that we are all in this together. You hear about how others were able to reach an epiphany about their dissatisfaction, unhappiness and fears causing them to make essential changes.

Her guests provide valuable information, insight and enlightenment on topics such as failed marriages, doomed business ventures, toxic relationships, death, cancer, poor self-esteem and emotional health which have led them to a place of self-actualization, life satisfaction or peace.

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Treena Wynes

Treena Wynes

Treena has been a social worker for seventeen years. Today as a Director of a child and family agency, community volunteer, board member, an award-winning author and speaker, wife and mother she has many daily obligations and responsibilities, however it is her compassion and creative inspirations that drive her to serve others. She also understands the importance of self-care and enjoying life to its fullest as well as recognizing the delicate balance of managing work, family life and play.

As a teen, Treena struggled with low self-esteem and body issues, including bulimia. She empathizes with people who sell themselves short and limit their potential. Going through this experience has given her a non-judgmental attitude, unlimited patience, and a caring manner when working with people because she understands what it is like to carry the burden of not feeling good enough. Her books, Eating Myself Crazy: How I Made Peace With Food (And You Can Too) and Am I The Only One? Struggling Being a Teen, are excellent tools for those looking to change their lives one small, positive decision at a time by discovering a full awareness of how thoughts and needs drive behaviors. She also helps those in need through her website.

She has been a guest for numerous T.V. and radio shows, won two U.S. book awards including Best Nonfiction, nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction and co-founder of Ignite the Life Youth Suicide Conference. She lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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October 2017

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